Weekly Link Up for Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2014 and being #boldbrilliantbeautiful in 2014

weekly link up for San Antonio mom bloggers and the question: what is beautiful

Before we jump into sharing our posts this week, I’d like to invite you to be a little bolder in 2014, shine a little more brilliantly than usual, and be as beautiful as you always are (because you are, ya know?!).

#boldbrilliantbeautiful is a project Stacy with Kids Stuff World turned me on to. I’m still figuring out what it means (because she and the ladies who started it are figuring out exactly what it means to them too). But the premise seems pretty simple: break out of your comfort zone this year to embrace the brilliantly beautiful person you are by boldly going places and doing things you’ve shied away from before. I think. Well, that’s what it means to me. Maybe it’ll mean something different for you. And how cool will that be? Make it your own! When you do, blog about it or hashtag it on Instagram: #boldbrilliantbeautiful. I did, today:

#boldbrilliantbeautiful in 2014

Although I was kinda freaked out about sharing a pic of myself early this morning with no makeup on, I did it. It made me feel pretty bold. And a little bit beautiful. I heard from friends who thought I was those things too, which was a lovely boost, and all from just one little photo. Imagine what can happen when we really GO BOLD? Shivers! I’ve got ‘em. Who’s with me?

If you’d like to do something bold this week, join me (and San Antonio mom bloggers Stacy, Claire, and Melanie!) at the TEDxSanAntonio Salon: Transcending Negative Body Image & Gender Stereotypes. This Saturday, February 1 (tickets available here), we’re helping lead discussions with women and men about the media’s role in our perceptions of beauty and how we can change and reinvent them. What is beautiful?

Now, show me what you’ve got. It’s time for the weekly Link Up!

San Antonio Mom Blogs' Weekly Link Up


  1. You look beautiful! Your kindness radiates, Colleen.
    Melissa D recently posted…The Big Reveal: San Antonio’s NEW Do Seum! | Lone Star SignersMy Profile

  2. Thanks Colleen and you are bold and beautiful!
    Geekette Bits recently posted…Best Valentine’s Gifts for GuysMy Profile

  3. Pinned!
    Patti recently posted…Hey! Are You Trying To Get Sued?!My Profile

  4. Oh Colleen, I think you are bold and beautiful both inside and out and it doesn’t surprise me that you and Stacy have stepped forward to help with this great initiative. ;) I’ve admired you both from afar a long time and look forward to getting to know you better. ;)
    Rocio recently posted…5 Ways to Show Your Love, Well Past Valentine’s DayMy Profile

  5. I’m so inspired by this #boldbrilliantbeautiful challenge. I love the way Melissa puts it, that your kindness radiates. As does your boldness, beauty, and brilliance :)
    Jessica recently posted…Do your kids get an allowance?My Profile

  6. You are just beautiful! I love that photo of you!
    Sara Phillips recently posted…Check out the Neon Dash 5KMy Profile

  7. That is a great picture–you have amazing hair, I wish my hair was like that first thing in the morning. Great challenge, I’ll be thinking about it this week :)
    Ashley recently posted…Little Helping HandsMy Profile

  8. You look amazing, as always!

  9. i love this photo of you – you are beautiful.
    and i’m very much looking forward to seeing you on saturday! yay!

  10. Love your photo Colleen! You are beautiful and your post really got me to thinking about being more bold! Thanks!
    Rachel M recently posted…Pappadeaux Dirty RiceMy Profile

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