Thursday, January 28, 2016

Coming Soon to Bravelets...

Who doesn't love a sneak peek?! I know I do! It's good to feel in the know!

Well, my friends, that is exactly what I have for you today. This Spring, Bravelets is making major waves with some new products and I CANNOT WAIT until they all go on sale. Trust me you are gonna love them.

So keep scrolling for some major sneak peeks at the Bravelets Spring Line (<that's just what I call it, but doesn't it sound fun and official?!).

"be brave" Watch, with cause color band,
"be brave" Watch
"be brave" scarf and new Adjustable in red

new Adjustable design
Isn't everything so cute? And in no time, you'll be able to ooooh and ahhhh over these new goodies in person!

Be brave,

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:

Allies Against Slavery develops community networks that build slave-free cities.
Working to that end, we:

  1. Engage and mobilize the community through advocacy, education and activism initiatives
  1. Support and empower local survivors of human trafficking alongside our partners
  1. Coordinate the Slave-Free City Network

They have a Brave Page on our website and you can support it by going here. All month long we are also honoring the coupon code: STP10 for any Bravelet in support of Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention. This ends 1/31.

Be brave,

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!

Be brave,

Saturday, January 9, 2016

HOW TO: Make a Vision Board That Inspires YOU!

So, today is National Vision Board Day, so I thought I would do a little tutorial on here. For beginners who have never made a vision board (or maybe never heard of one), they are boards that you decorate with dreams and goals and inspiration! They can be big or small, I have made a desk sized one today, and there aren't any rules on what you can put on your vision board!

I do have some fun suggestions though! I made a vision board specific to my job, but you can make a vision board for any aspect of your life: redecoration, big projects, new haircuts, daily motivation etc.

A vision board is meant to inspire you when you look at it. So google (or pinterest) some of your favorite foods, colors, art, quotes, anything!! My staples are always Emma Stone, pretty hand lettering and sparkles.

Some supplies:

Print out any pictures you want to use and feel free to use left over scrap paper or materials you find around your house/office. Lay them out in a configuration that you like most and then it is time to glue them down.

Modge Podge is easier to use than tape or glue sticks, I find. You paint down a layer on your base, I recommend cardstock, and then put another layer on top of all your cut out pictures. It's also good for sprinkling glitter on top of!

I hope that you find time to make a vision board this weekend! They always help to remind me what my goals are and how excited I am about accomplishing them. I put mine up on my desk and I look to it every time I am unfocused or lost in my work.

I swear they are helpful, so give them a shot!

Be brave,

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

New Year's Resolutions + Tips!

Welcome to 2016! Okay, I'm a little late on that but I hope your first couple days of the new year have been great! This time of year can be a little hectic, and I am sure you have made a few New Year's Resolutions that will only add to your stress. I know I have!

While New Year's resolutions have good intentions behind them, we usually end up resenting them or forgetting about them. Don't fret, this year CAN be different because I have some tips that will help you jump into the brand new year as a brave new you!

  1. Staying organized is key. If you want to get back in shape in 2016, you must schedule in some time for you to take care of yourself. Whether that is a daily gym visit or an hour with a yoga mat in your living room on the weekends is up to you!
  2. Take baby steps. No one can quit a bad habit cold turkey or learn a new language in a day! Make a plan of action for you and your resolutions. This will ease you into your new routine and make accomplishing your goals that much easier.
  3. Write it down. Studies have shown that if you write your resolutions and goals down, you have a higher chance of keeping them! I know that around mid-February I start to lose steam...but if I write my goals down I am held more accountable for becoming a better me.
To help you through your New Year's resolutions in 2016, we have made a Goal Setting Worksheet for you to download! You can keep track of your goals, make a plan to accomplish them, and use it as a visual reminder of the resolutions you made for yourself. You have two options: a Personal Goal Setting 

To download the PDF:

Follow the links below and click the down arrow at the top of the page. This will download the PDF to your downloads folder. From there, open the file, print, and get to work on your resolutions!

Personal Goals
Professional Goals

Be brave,
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