Monday, December 12, 2016

Free Download for Winter!

We love when the weather gets a little bit colder and people get a bit friendlier! Christmas time is the time to be merry, hang up some tinsel and surround yourself with the people you love. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

FREE DOWNLOAD: Give Thanks this season

November is here! This is the month to sleep in, indulge in lumpy mashed potatoes, give an impromptu toast to your loved ones while you share a meal, and count your blessings each and every day. 


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

What is #GivingTuesday & Double Donation Day?

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Party Treats: Rice Krispie Monsters

We've all been there. You need something quick and cheap, but still cute enough to look homemade! Look no further...this is a personally tried and true tutorial. Our designer followed onelittleproject's step by step instructions and had the cutest party treats at the party! 

Halloween Movie List!

Over here at Bravelets, we aren't too fond of being scared...but we still love the spirit of Halloween! Here's our list of family-friendly Halloween movies to watch together! We don't think they should scare you too much ;)



Friday, October 21, 2016

Why It Is Important to Get Your Mammogram


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while the nation shares it's support by sporting pink everything, we also want to take a moment to remind you why this month is so important. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

What to Say (And Not Say) When Someone Has Cancer


















Cancer sucks. We’ll say it. The hard times aren’t easy and you may not always know how to navigate the uncomfortable conversations or situations.

Monday, October 17, 2016

History Highlight: Maya Angelou

Today is National Black Poetry Day and we wanted to pay tribute to the great Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou was a great author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist. 

We are so inspired by this wonderful lady, we even named one of our bracelets after her! Our Maya Bracelet is engraved with the words "be brave" to consistently remind us that hard times will come but we must always be brave. View it here

One of our personal favorite poems here at Bravelets is from "Still I Rise". Read below:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Brave Stories: Kristen Brockman, Little Miss Peanut, & The Preeclampsia Foundation


Kristen Brockman is a volunteer and huge supporter of The Preeclampsia Foundation. She started her own Brave Page to support this organization. Her story is a beautiful journey of survival and awareness. We are so thankful Kristen chose to share this with us. Support her Brave Page here: https://www.bravelets.com/bravepage/LittleMissPeanut2017

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How To Be An Ally When Someone Comes Out To You


Coming out is a very sensitive, emotional process for anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or pansexual. It is important to allow them the space to express their thoughts to you, on their own time. Coming out is a stressful situation because as happy and exciting as it can be for some, there are clouded thoughts and risk of discrimination, rejection, harassment, and possible violence. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Free 🍁Fall Favorites🍁 Playlist!



Cozy up with your Be Brave Blanket and relax with our Spotify Playlist, made just for you!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Reinvigorate Your Life! + Wallpaper Downloads











It's time to start anew! I am the type of person to take any chance to re-evaluate myself, and I've been thinking a lot about how to check in with myself daily.

For some, school is starting up again (for students and parents!) and I think that is a great chance to make new routines for yourself and change. You can change your hair, your attitude, your work ethic, your morning routine, anything! But the important thing is to make the change with your best interest at heart.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Our New Direction

Today was the big day.

As announced earlier this month, we made a change to our donations.  This was the most difficult decision we have ever had to make as a business, but it will enable us to pursue this vision and continue our mission of helping people be brave for the decades to come. Effective today, August 1, 2016 we are changing our donation amount from $10 to 10% of each item sold.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Juvenile Arthritis


July isn't as popular of month for spreading awareness, but Bravelets is highlighting one cause this month: Juvenile Arthritis.

I have gathered some information about the cause below from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease. We also have Brave Page fundraisers benefitting Arthritis that you can check out.

Support Juvenile Arthritis Awareness with Bravelets here!


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Your Summer Reading List

Everyone loves a good summer read! Summer is the perfect season to take some "me time" and let yourself get lost in a book. Personally, my favorite type of book is fiction, but any genre is good! You could catch up on your celeb memoirs, or learn a new skill! It's up to you...but here are some suggestions!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Future of Bravelets: Important Donation Update

Bravelets has been in business for a little over 4 years now, and since then we have made changes to products, internal structure, and so much more. We make these changes to grow and evolve. Most, if not all, of these changes were implemented to further benefit our customers and fundraisers. Today, we are announcing a bigger change. But I assure you, this change is for the good of the company, to better the Bravelets community.


A heartfelt note to you from Bravelets Founder and CEO, Stephanie Hansen–

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Brave Summer Playlist!



In need of some new music? Maybe you have a road trip coming up, or maybe you need something to make work feel like sitting on a beach...

We have curated a summer playlist to enjoy for the next couple months...or for the rest of the year (no judgment). It includes oldies, current pop music and much more. Take a listen!

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Importance of Sunscreen


It's summer and that means being fun and fancy free, right? Yes, but it also means you have to add sunscreen to your daily routine, now more than ever. I have always been an advocate for wearing sunscreen, simply for the betterment of my beauty routine. Did you know that...


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Awareness Months!



It's the beginning of the month, and it is time to take a look at what causes are garnering support this June! It's a bit of a slower month, but we have some worthy causes on our list:
  • AIDS Awareness Month
  • National Scleroderma Awareness Month
  • Scoliosis Awareness Month
  • Aphasia Awareness Month
  • National PTSD Awareness Day - June 27th
  • National Cancer Survivor's Day - June 5th
The best way to support these causes is to spread the word, and what better way than with a bravelets bracelet? 

Search any of these cause on our website to find some Brave Pages for you to check out!
Visit www.bravelets.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

What are you supporting in May?

We are supporting MANY awareness months in May, and we have some organizations we have partnered up with to spread their awareness message!

This month is...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The best *Treat Your Self Treats* for the weekend!

1. Papaya Agua Fresca (Just in time for Cinco De Mayo!)

You can find the recipe for this delicious and refreshing drink in the link above. It'll make you feel poolside in an instant! And the best part is, you can make it with any combination of fruit that you desire. Personally, cucumber + lime + mint sounds absolutely spa-worthy.

+ more!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

An Interview with Debby Tucker





The month of April is Sexual Violence Awareness Month, and we thought it would be a great idea to sit down as a company with a friend of ours, Debby Tucker. Debby serves as the President of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence. NCDSV is doing some great work, all with their fearless leader at the helm. The list of Debby's accomplishments is far too long to talk about in detail here, but visit the NCDSV website to learn about what she stands for.


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Happy World Health Day!



Hello Brave People! Today is World Health Day, presented to us by the World Health Organization! The main focus this year is educate people about diabetes prevention. I thought I would share a few facts:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

NEW Watch! + How to Style

The time has finally come: Bravelets' Time to Be Brave Watch is available! This is has been a great season of products for Bravelets, so we are very happy to introduce this new watch to you! You can shop this style here.

I personally LOVE the watch and I can't wait to have one in every color (okay, maybe that's a tad excessive...). I keep daydreaming about how to wear this watch. It's so versatile, especially since it comes in all of our 16 available colors. So, I put my imagination and love for bracelets to use and styled the watch in a couple different ways to show y'all.



What follows is called an Arm Party. I was really scared of the mystical and fashionable arm party for quite awhile. I didn't know what bracelets to include! I wasn't sure if I even had the right bracelets! But after searching the topic vigorously on Pinterest, I have come to one conclusion: Just like a regular party, there should be no rules to an arm party. 

With that being said, I do have some suggestions for your Bravelets arm party! Nowadays I rarely leave the house without one, so let me regale you with my extensive knowledge of stacking bracelets.

Bravelets bracelets used: Gold Signature Bar, Silver Audrey, Pink Original Rope, Army Green Friendship, Light Blue Audrey, Light Blue and Grey Amelia, Burgundy Audrey, Black Amelia.
Bravelets Watch colors used: Dark Blue, Lime Green, Pearl White

As you can see, there are simple arm parties and busy arm parties! You can do lots of color, B&W, and mix and match the type of bracelet. The best part about the Time to Be Brave Watch is how it makes a PERFECT focal point for your arm party! The key to any good arm of bracelets is balance and fit, if it's a bigger piece (i.e. bangles, large beads) place it farther up your arm. You can do a lot of the same type of bracelets or all different styles! 

Make sure to show us how you are styling your Time to Be Brave Watches, comment below when you get yours in the mail! 

Post photos on Instagram & Twitter, and make sure to tag us! 

Be brave,
kat



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It's National Kidney Month + More March Awareness


Tips for keeping your kidneys healthy:


  • Hydrate, remember 4-6 glasses of water a day!
  • Exercise, or simply move a little every day! (Get those steps in!!)
  • Eat healthy, remember your fruits and veggies.
  • Don't smoke, that's a given, c'mon!
  • Don't overdo it with over-the-counter medications, they can really do a number on your liver.
  • If you think you might be at risk for Kidney Disease, then schedule a screening. 

“If you have either diabetes or high blood pressure, your physician should screen for kidney dysfunction as part of routine care for those conditions,” Dr. Simon says.

Here are the other main awareness months in March:


  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Endometriosis Awareness Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • National MS Education and Awareness Month
And we will be rallying support for these causes all month! Tell all your friends and family about your cause and how to show support (maybe wearing some Bravelets bracelets!)

Monday, February 29, 2016

29 Ways To Be Brave On Leap Day!

Leap Day means an extra day of the year to do good and be brave! Why not take advantage of it? Here are some ideas for how to make the most of this extra day...

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

10 Random Acts of Kindness + FREE Download!

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day! I personally LOVE this day. It inspires me to think outside of the box and be creative with my kindness. Here at Bravelets, we got a little creative with our kindness and came up with a gift for you (scroll to the bottom of the post to see!). But if you want to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day with me then read on...

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TIPS for Heart Health Awareness Month!

When you think February, does a little cartoon heart pop up in your mind? This month is always associated with romance and a pink and red color scheme of sorts because of Valentine's Day. But let's shift the focus a little and start a conversation about our physical hearts. They take care of us and we always forget to do so in return. Let's spread awareness for being heart healthy!

I'm gonna let y'all in on some tips on how to empower yourself by living a heart healthy lifestyle! All in honor of Heart Health awareness month!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

CREATE A BRAVE PAGE, IT'S EASY AS 1, 2, 3...

Do you have a cause that is close to your heart? Is it personal, inspired by someone you love, or support for a non-profit? Because if the answer was 'yes' to any of those questions, then YOU are a perfect candidate to start your own Brave Page.

Creating a Brave Page fundraiser is a great way to get your friends, family, and community involved in a cause you are passionate about. You can share your story, post about your fundraiser on social media, and every time someone purchases a Bravelet from your page, you get a direct donation of $10! It's that simple.

Brave Pages are a great place to raise money to cover medical expenses, funds in support of a cure and simply spread the message of bravery.

Find out more on our website, email us or call us at (800) 780-9227.

We look forward to fundraising with you!

Be brave,
kat

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

GALENTINE'S DAY PRINTABLES!


So Galentine's Day (the day before it's romantic counterpart), is coming up in about a week and a half! This is one of my favorite "holidays"; you get to spend time with friends, eat candy and make cards! Sounds like so much fun, right? 


Thursday, January 14, 2016

January Awareness Months



This month we have partnered with Allies Against Slavery, an organization right here in Austin with us. This is a wonderful team of people that are working together and with the community to help end slavery and human trafficking. Here is their mission:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bravelets is on Spotify! + Announcement

Listen to our office mixes and party playlists! They are the very playlists you will often hear being blasted at Bravelets HQ.

Here's a link to listen to our Bravelets' Birthday/$2 million celebration playlist!


...Oh by the way. Did you see that we hit $2M in donations yesterday?! Very exciting, right? And it is all thanks to you!