PIN IT TO WIN IT Giveaway & 10% Off Brave Girl Totes

UPDATE!!! Congratulations to our winner….LizM, who pinned the FREE SPIRIT bag!!!

Liz, please email us at to tell us how to get your bag to you. Thanks for all the comments, Braves!! We love you!! XOXO


Happy Monday, beauties!!! This week we have a really special giveaway that you are going to LOVE. Plus there is a sale going on in our online shoppe that lasts until next Monday… Check out these gorgeous tote bags from the Melody Ross Brave Girl line!

brave girl tote bags sale All of these bags are top sellers in the Brave Girls Shoppe… they are huge (but not too huge) and beautiful and everybody absolutely loves them. We’re going to give one of them away tomorrow afternoon to a very lucky winner. And if that winner doesn’t happen to be you, from today until next Monday, all three of these are 10% off!!!Dream Bold Dreams Tote They’re like art on a bag! But it’s not just the typical art on a bag, it’s beautiful BRAVE GIRL art… These totes are soaked with rich colors, red roses, and vintage design with inspiring words. The simple and sophisticated shape allows you to store things of all sorts of shapes and sizes. Two shiny buttons adorn the ends of the handles and colored piping is the perfect touch to outline the artsy bags. Whoever carries one o’ these babies is a walking piece of inspiration to the world, now wouldn’t that feel good?! choose happy tote

To enter the giveaway, just follow the usual ‘Pin it to Win it’ steps… It’s very simple, I promise! Here are the instructions if you haven’t joined us before. :)

  • Choose your favorite image from this post and ‘pin’ it to Pinterest.
  • To make it super easy, there’s a little button at the top and bottom of each post that says “Pin It”, so just click that button and select the image you want to pin.
  • If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet, you will be guided through setting up a free account when you click on the “Pin It” icon. Or go to this link to join Pinterest.
  • Then come back to this post and comment, saying which tote bag you pinned… and let us know something brave you did this weekend!
  • On Tuesday evening (MDST) we’ll randomly choose a winner from the comments, verify the Pin over at Pinterest, and post the name of the winner right here in this post.

fre spirit tote

Go ahead! Take advantage of the 10% off sale and enter the giveaway so you can rock one of these gorgeous bags! And don’t forget to check back on this post tomorrow afternoon to see if you are the winner… Have the most beautiful start to your week! xoxo


  1. says

    This is my absolute favorite design- the free spirit one! Butterflies are significant in my life and I use them in my artwork all the time because they remind me of the transforming power of a life in Christ and how so very grateful I am for that gift !

  2. Lisa says

    I like all of them, but I pinned the Choose Happy bag, because I think its a great reminder to me and to the world, that we have a choice–make it the right one!! My brave thing this weekend was to reach out to my sister. Our relationship isn’t the best but we are making small strides towards each other, best as its ever been.

  3. Jaron says

    I pinned Choose Happy because I’m finally starting to get it – joy is my choice, and it comes from gratitude. Thank you Brave Girls Club!

  4. Michelle says

    I pinned Free Spirit. My Favorite Bag!! My Brave moment this weekend was to share my interview with my dear friend for a buying job! I have no experience but I applied anyway. I’m going for my final interview Friday.

  5. Anneliese says

    “Choose Happy” … nothing better than wearing your attitude to inspire yourself and others around you. My bravery pushed me to RUN as it was one of two options at the gym as part of our work out. I took the road less traveled – running in 95 degree temps as opposed to the rowing machine, which is easier. Choosing to be a happier and much more positive cross-fitter!.

  6. talissak says

    I pinned “Choose Happy” because I am a yoga teacher and overall very active woman but I have an arm/shoulder/neck injury that is healing. Last weekend this meant I had to sit back a bit during a big yoga event. I chose to enjoy the presence and the energy rather than be upset that my practice was limited.

  7. Traci McDonald says

    I love and pinned all 3, but if I have to choose 1, I pick “Dream BOLD Dreams”, because if you do that, you can’t help but to “Choose Happy,” which in turn gives you a “Free Spirit!” It’s the domino effect of LIFE!! The BRAVE thing I did this weekend is I started my “Braille Manuscript!” I’m taking a very intense course through the National Library of Congress to become a “certified Braille transcriber!” I’ve been working on the 20 lessons for about 10 months now, and the manuscript is the huge and final test to get certified!! I’m so excited! I work for the school district with children who are blind and visually impaired, and Braille their school work! I have to share this, when I first came across your website a few years ago, and I was taking Soul Restoration 1 & 2, I would say to my husband, “I’m gonna go hang out with my new best friend “Melody!”that’s how I felt! And I’d go get lost in my computer with all your wonderful inspiration! You also helped me get through a few very tough years! I have a beautiful daughter who got caught up with some terrible addiction issues. She helped me with some of my art projects for my class! It was healing for us both!! She is doing wonderful now!! Thank you so much for all you do Melody and the Bravegirlsclub staff!! You are all amazing!! Thank You for being an inspiration to us all!!

  8. Debbie Rutledge says

    I chose “Dream Bold Dreams”. This weekend, I went to a new church alone and met 7 new people and went to brunch with them after church. I have been trying to make some new friends since my recent breakup, but haven’t found the courage to go anywhere new. This took a lot of courage and I let my Brave Girl out and did it. I am so proud of myself.

  9. says

    I chose ‘Free Spirit’ for several reasons: I believe I was born free spirited and would like to inspire others to realise their potential; and I just love the color combination and the work of collage! Beautiful!!!

  10. says

    I chose “Choose Happy.” This weekend I went camping for the first time with all three of my boys! (Last time I just had one). It took bravery to head out, but ended up being marvelous and magical!

  11. Julie J OBrien says

    I picked Dream Big Dreams, although I also love Free Spirit. I love how well Melody’s art looks on the bags. :)

  12. Anna Glenn says

    I pinned Dream Bold Dreams as it resonates with me right now. I’m pushing myself to achieve my goal of running 10k in October to raise money for a cancer hospice charity.

  13. Jude says

    I chose the beauty Free Spirit Bag and the bravest thing I have did over the weekend was leave my husband to oversee my boy’s birthday party whilst I went and held my market art stall Ruby Jude 😉

  14. Rachel Miller says

    I chose the “Free Spirit” tote…I LOVE that tote so much! My brave act this past weekend was *finally* deciding to pursue getting my masters degree…now on to the application process!

  15. Toni Moore says

    I posted the Free Spirit Bag! I truly am a Free Spirit. Freedom to express myself is a core value to me. That may be wearing Dorothy Colored Red Shoes while I Bee Bop on my walk. It could also be a Tutu and the Button Bow I wear the the grocery store. I don’t mind the strange looks I know they are just scared. But I absolutely love the grins those are my kindred spirits. That is how I sprinkle my glitter across my world by being my Authentic Self stretching the bar of The Normal people all around me.

  16. Jen Savage says

    I pinned the Choose Happy tote because it reminds me if you’re choosing groceries or goodies you may not find what you want but you can always choose to be happy! I was brave this weekend by looking deep inside my relationships and soul to find out what I do to destroy peace and what I do to create it. I made a goal to be a peace-maker! :)

  17. Shaela Cruz says

    I chose dream big dreams…it’s been 4 months since I started my own law practice and it’s been scary, powerful and rewarding:-)!

  18. Taylor says

    I chose Dream Big Dream bag. Something brave I did this weekend, was set boundaries for myself about what life is going to look like for me. & those boundaries have to do with my one of my big dreams.

  19. Kimberly Stapleton says

    I pinned the lovely “Choose happy!” bag. As the single mother of two young girls, one with intense special needs, I face a lot of challenges and am often riddled with guilt. This weekend, I chose to change my thinking and inner voice and it is already making a huge difference!

  20. says

    I gleefully pinned “Choose Happy” — a choice I need to make daily, hourly, minutely. :-) This weekend I was brave by diving into a huge pile of photos from my childhood, featuring many loved ones I’ve not seen in many moons. It was emotional and intense and important and good. Thanks for the chance to win, and God bless you always.

  21. says

    I actually chose two to pin: the “Free Spirit” bag, because I LOVE it, and the “Dream Bold Dreams” bag, because my bold dream right now is that the Stage IV Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma that’s inhabiting my bod will be beat back into submission by the weekly Rituxan infusions I’m getting. What brave thing did I do this weekend? I pulled 50-year old exterior trim off my little vintage trailer, re-putty-ed to stop leaks, cleaned and scrubbed the trim, then re-installed it with brand new stainless steel screws! Have I ever done anything like that before? No. Did I know what I was doing? Absolutely not! Faith, baby, faith. You only live once! :-)

  22. says

    I pinned the “Free Spirit” tote! I helped my 11 year old design her own book bag, I traced an image of an owl on the bag and then I left her on her own to sew on all kinds of fun accents, chains, buttons, gears and other goodies we found in my studio. The Brave part for me was stepping away and letting her spread her creative wings. I even let her stay up working on it after I went to bed. What I found waiting for me on the table in the morning was awesome!

  23. says

    I pinned “Choose Happy”, because it needs to be broadcast loudly! How fun would that be in a long grocery store line of grumpy folks who won’t smile back. :)
    I was brave by clarifying a situation with friends that seemed to be secretive and exclusive, but wasn’t actually. It felt really good being brave enough to get the real story rather than jump to my presumed assumptions and avoid the gathering.

  24. Tina Dirksen says

    I pinned the “Free Spirit” tote! I love the colors, and I am def a free spirit! It was hard to choose because I love them all! I was brave by going to look at houses to buy, We have lost a lot of money on previous homes so buying this time is scary!

  25. Gail Megenhardt says

    I pinned Choose Happy, I love the print and want to tell everyone who sees me to CHOOSE happy! This week I began sorting through things I received when a very dear loved one passed away. Its time to put these things to bed and be at peace with my loss.

  26. Cheryl Gelsomine says

    I pinned “Choose Happy” because I have been so incredibly sad lately. I need some happy in my life and I need to remember to choose to be happy… it doesn’t always come easy. :(

  27. Sonja D. says

    I pinned the “Free Spirit” tote. Love the colors & sentiment! This weekend I was brave enough to put away the laundry & to do list & go to the mountains with my friends. It was just what I needed & I’m so happy that I made the decision to go.

  28. Peggy McMillan says

    I pinned Choose Happy because I love the turquoise blue( which makes me happy), and I hope anyone who sees it would choose happy too! The brave thing that I did this weekend was to trust my coworkers enough to go out of town.

  29. jackie kingsnorth says

    I pinnned dream bold dreams because I have been in mourning for so long after losing my husband, my best friend to cancer.

  30. Rebecca I-f says

    ah, Free Spirit spoke to me 😉
    & my brave: travelling with my ex-husband for his surgery…
    or was that travelling with my elderly mother to her mamogram…

    thanks BRAVE GIRLS CLUB for all you do for many, R 😉

  31. says

    OH NO ! I forgot to say what i did brave . Hmm well i kept my temper when my husband got on my nerves this week when he commented about my weight and believe me that was very brave because im madder than a wet hen !!!

  32. says

    I pinned “Choose Happy”. It’s better to choose to be happy than sad :) I brave it doing laundry down in our basement that I’ve nicknamed “dungeon”, never know when a spider may appear and I’m very afraid of them!!! Thank you for a nice giveaway opportunity :)

  33. says

    I chose the Free Spirit bag , I loved the Choose Happy one the most but when i saw the Free Spirit it reminded me of my sister and mom , both have passed. September 5th last year my sister passed in a horrible motorcycle accident and my mom in 2008 on Valentines day from lung cancer . They both are Free Spirits now and they both loved butterflys and birds of all kinds and bags lol my sister was always on the search for a new bag so this bag just spoke to me like Hey , here i am :)

  34. Debbie F says

    I picked the Choose Happy bag! Does cleaning out my closet count as brave? It would if you could have seen it :) Back to work as RTI aide at school today. Choose Happy is going to be my mantra this year!!

  35. Christine N says

    I pinned the Choose Happy bag because sometimes I need to remind myself of this and I would love to share this message with others! This weekend I was Brave because my vehicle broke down on the highway and I didn’t even cry! We didn’t have phones with us so we flagged down a highway patrolman and he got us a tow truck. It will be ready today but almost a thousand dollars later!!!

  36. says

    I pinned all of them. Each one has a unique message that pertains to my life. My brave moment was standing up to a person who gives me the shivers inside and not letting fear rule but the truth instead.

  37. says

    I have a hard time choosing between Choose Happy, & Free Spirit. Lately I’ve been dealing with some very overwhelming news about one of my children who is suffering. I won’t go into details, but it’s something any parent would never want to see their child go through. You just feel so helpless. There are days when I could curl up in a ball and just try to disappear, but I decided I need to choose to be happy. It truly is a choice. I could choose to be miserable, but it is all in the way you approach things. If you choose to face things head on, with a good attitude, then it seems to help you through the rough times. Hopefully through my example it will help my child see that things can change. You can change yourself. All you need is to believe in yourself, and choose to be happy.

  38. says

    I chose the Free Spirit bag to pin, because it is so bright and cheerful, I’d feel happy using this every day! My brave thing is that I started a new job after being off work for 15 months, grieving, after I lost my husband, my ‘rock’, Kevin, to Pancreatic Cancer very suddenly. He would be very proud of me now. I miss you so my love x.

  39. Andria says

    I pinned “Free Spirit.” The brave thing I did was to wear a skirt I loved but was too afraid to wear because I thought I was too fat. I wore it anyway and felt fabulous!

  40. Beth Stiver says

    I like the free spirit bag because it reminds me of my spiritual and emotional healing. Thank you Jesus! My brave gesture was to send a letter to my sister about our strained relationship, and hoping we can at least dialogue about it.

  41. Glenda Propst says

    I pinned Free Spirit because I love Butterflies and it reminds me that we are free to choose and we free to change and that we are always changing and growing.! Something brave that I did this weekend was writing a difficult email to someone I love very much.

  42. Lisa Vesper says

    This weekend I let myself be a kid again. I swam in the pool, danced to Just Dance and ate Mac n Cheese. My kids loved it! It’s definitely out of my norm, and it made me realize that I don’t do this nearly as much as I should. Feeling like a Free Spirit, so I chose that one!

  43. Teri E says

    I pinned Choose Happy because I believe that happiness is an attitude! This weekend I watched live, the memorial service/celebration of a life lost too young, Talia Joy Castellano, who truly was a Brave Girl!!!

  44. Meadow says

    I chose the Free Spirit tote. I love the colors and pattern. I was brave this weekend by starting my timeline in the Soul Restoration class.

  45. Amanda M says

    I pinned the Choose Happy. Because Happiness is a choice. Sometimes a HARD choice, but a choice nonetheless! Sure hope I win. Good luck to all!

  46. Donna K says

    I pinned the Free Spirit bag. My husband calls me his butterfly and his free spirit. I live by the motto “free to be”. Free to be….who you are, who I am, to believe what you want, free to choose your own life. I have three children who I try to inspire the same free to be attitude to be open to all walks of life, to be fair and to be kind. A few weeks ago I signed my middle child up to take driving lessons and they started today, ahhhh!!! I watched my baby driving away from me, and realized I was excited for her but she was driving away from me! A visual metaphor that came at me with a whole range of emotions and my breath caught as my eyes became teary. She is almost ready to go out on her own, she has always been a free spirit but my brave moment was when I knew her driving away was for me to know she is ready, and to let her achieve her own “free to be” without me by her side.

  47. Jeanette Edwards says

    I chose the “Choose Happy” Tote. I have chosen this tote because after my divorce being final this year after 16 years of marriage…..I have made the decision to be HAPPY!!!! He re-married over the past weekend and I am going to move forward from here on!!! I have started a lot of new hobbies that I did not do while I was married…so again I am “choosing to be happy!!!!

  48. Faith Gaspar says

    ok now it went through… I was sad… now happy… ’cause I couldn’t make up my mind so I pinned all three… and posted to my facebook… I LOVE them all… I really do like the Free Spirit the most… maybe Dream Bold… no Free Spirit… FREE SPIRIT… YAY….

  49. jeana Pickerill says

    I pinned free spirit. This weekend I was brave enough to do Nothing. Did not stress about everything, did not try to take care of everyone, did not try to rush summer away by worrying abut yard work, I relaxed and did not feel guilty.

  50. Carrie Broughton says

    I pinned the free spirit bag..because I want my girls to always be reminded to be free to be themselves always! Never ever pushed or pulled to be someone or something other then what they were created to be!
    Taking on my 3 nieces for a month (I have 3 kids of my own and run a small daycare) while their parents do missionary work in South Sudan, Africa for a month is me embracing my “free spirit” Everyone looks at me sideways with my 6 kids ( ages 13-1) in the store but I know I am being who I was meant to be for these kids.,and my free spirit loves every minute!

    Thank You!

  51. says

    I pinned it! Dream Bold Dreams was the one I chose, but free spirit was a close runner up! But right now I’m dreaming big thanks to Brave Girls Art School. Thanks and good luck everyone!

  52. Carrie L. says

    I pinned the Dream Bold Dreams – I love the saying but the bright colors really are what I love! My brave act was to start my first art journal! I finally overcame that white page and just did it :)

  53. Jordana Woodard says

    I pinned the Choose Happy bag to pin. My brave thing I did was to go through my deceased mother’s things that I’ve had in storage for over 5 years. It’s time to let some of these things go and just hold on to the wonderful memories.

  54. Shandel Hadlock says

    Pinned it! My free spirit needs a free spirit tote! This weekend I took my two kids to a rodeo all by my self! Fun and exhausting

  55. says

    I pinned the ‘Choose Happy’ tote as happiness is ALWAYS a CHOICE :: … already had the ‘Dream Bold Dreams’ bag pinned to my favorite faves board as I love many of Melody’s designs …

    One brave thing I did this weekend was to price and sell all my daughter’s baby clothes in a yard sale … very emotional and sentimental … but also very releasing to let it all go and send it off to new, loving homes … she is now 6 years old, so it was time.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. says

    i had such a hard time picking one bag. i love them all. i chose the Free Spirit bag. my Brave adventure was taking two of my grandsons, Nixon (2) and Harrison (5), to a craft store and we purchased art supplies for them that all their own. they had a great time making cards and posters. fun fun! i had fun nurturing their artistic side. watching them create through their “childish eyes” was very refreshing.

  57. says

    I pinned the ‘Choose Happy’ tote here: (because happiness is ALWAYS a CHOICE) … already had the ‘Dream Bold Dreams’ bag pinned to my favorite faves as Melody’s designs are many of my faves … :)

    One BRAVE thing I did this weekend was price all my daughter’s baby clothes and items for a rummage sale … very sentimental and emotional … but also very releasing as I was hanging on to THINGS rather than the memories … she is now 6, so it was time to let go of it all and release it all to new, loving homes <3

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  58. Wendy A says

    I pinned the Choose Happy tote. one brave thing I did was picked up my daughter from camp and sat down and told her how I REALLY felt while she was gone.

  59. Rhiannon says

    Pinned the “choose happy.” My braveness was stepping back and allowing my husband to lead, with me as support instead of trying to take over.

  60. Jessica B says

    I pinned the “choose happy” tote. It’s perfect for what I have learned in Life Restoration! My brave accomplishment was painting my living room. It needed to be done and if I didn’t do it, no one would. Scary, but the end results made me feel so happy and proud!

  61. Phyllis Harper says

    I pinned the Free Spirit bag. I love the design and colors. I felt brave this weekend when I shared some encouraging words with my friends in my Sunday School class about making choices to not allow our past mistakes and/or regrets to weigh us down.

  62. Jill Jensen says

    I pinned the gorgeous “Choose Happy”! My brave for the weekend was to start running again after a long hiatus. Thanks for the give away!

  63. Pamela Aulds says

    I pinned the Choose Happy tote becoz that is what I try to do everyday regardless of the circumstances…The brave thing I did this weekend was try to keep positive,happy thoughts while awaiting more test results….

  64. Sheila Ryan says

    I pinned “Free Spirit” as I feel that’s what I’m trying to be after a very stressful year. This weekend I was EXTREMELY brave and went to a bachelorette party and didn’t touch a drop of alcohol (this is one of the changes I’m making in my life, along with others).

  65. Jane Mason says

    I pinned the “Choose Happy” tote. This week-end I started back with my walking and weight loss program. It is time to start taking care of me for a change. Walking makes me happy!

  66. rachel says

    I pinned the Choose Happy tote to my Wonderful board. One brave thing I did this weekend was to exert my willpower and say no to pizza so I could stick to my healthy eating plan. It was hard!

  67. Brandie Harnig says

    I pinned Choose Happy because you always have a choice to choose to look at the positive side of things! Bravest thing I did this weekend was keep my mouth shut to keep peace in our home because nothing that would have come out of my mouth would have helped!

  68. Amanda Antle says

    I picked the choose happy tote – a very valuable reminder indeed since its so easy to drift to the negative. The bravest thing i did this weekend was to take time to look after myself when others wanted me to look after them instead…not an easy task for a people pleaser like myself.

  69. Tina says

    I pinned the ‘free spirit’ bag. I ‘freed’ my spirit this weekend when I reached out and called someone who had said and did some not so nice things to me. It has been a couple of years since we spoke but it had been weighing very heavily on my heart. I stepped out of my comfort zone and put my brave girl boots on…now that feels much better!

  70. Darlene Kearns says

    I pinned the Free Spirit bag~ I was brave this week by finally letting go of the things I cannot change.

  71. Dottie Taylor says

    I pinned free spirit because my soul needs to be free to fly and be the me that God made me to be. I got on a plane and flew to Colorado and for a fibromyalgia sufferer this is huge. The stress alone will send me into a Fibro flare but I did it anyway. This is home to me. I have missed it here.

  72. Donna Shaw says

    I picked choose Happy!!!! The Bravest thing I did was quite my Job so I could be happy and follow my heart!!!! Yeah,Love all your classes and really feel they have helped my heart and spirt!Thank you so much.

  73. Juel says

    I pinned Choose Happy….it has been one of my moto’s for over 13 years now. My something Brave is entering Family counseling to help my 17yr old with her issues.

  74. says

    I pinned Dream Bold Dreams bag, because I have and they have come true. Brave thing I did this week was show my sheep at fair, why was it brave? Because even after 3 weeks of hard work those sheep kicked this 54 year old woman’s butt, they were naughty!

  75. says

    I’ve pinned Dream Big Dreams for my daughter. My Brave act this weekend was moving her into her college dorm for her freshman year of college and not crying until I got into the car to leave.

  76. says

    I pinned the FREE SPIRIT bag because it is GORGEOUS! I was brave this weekend letting go of a piece of furniture that was cluttering my create space. It was hard to let go of it, but it’s for the best.

  77. Traccie says

    I pinned “Dream bold”. This week I went to the funeral of a 41 year old cousin. I felt like I needed to be brave.

  78. Shelley Osman says

    I pinned the Free Spirit tote. Love it! The bravest thing I did this weekend was stand up for myself when a loved one wasn’t being fair to me. Love Brave Girls Club!

  79. says

    I pinned the Choose Happy bag because I am always trying to be happy, especially around others when I really don’t feel like being happy! The bravest thing I did this weekend was go to a family party with over 40 guest to celebrate my grandparent’s anniversary. I smiled and talked to family the entire time, even though I was physically hurting!

  80. says

    As my three teenagers start to step out on their own dreams I am getting ready to start mine again, this weekend I started an art project that has been in the corner of my mind for months. I just love the Free Spirit bag!

  81. MK Audd says

    I chose Choose Happy because I just lost my job and it’s very tough to be happy right now. And I just love the colors! :)

  82. says

    I pinned the Choose Happy bag. Love it! The brave thing I did this week was contained my anger when everything in me wanted to let loose and just scream.

  83. Christi Yancey says

    I pinned the Choose Happy bag! It’s what I strive to do everyday! I love, love, love y’alls daily emails! Thanks so much for all you do!

  84. Teri says

    I pinned the Free Spirit tote because I really love hearts. The bravsst thing I did this weekend was leave the house when I really wanted to pull the covers over my head and hide.

  85. Sara Walker says

    And my brave something this weekend was going ghost hunting in a haunted (closed) mental institution….not sure if that’s brave or crazy, but I had lots of fun!

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