Wednesday, September 4, 2013

A Widow's Experience at Beauty Boot Camp

 Oh my goodness I was so excited to see this blog post on Ferree Hardy's website  I thought it'd be fun to share it with you too. Ferree Hardy began her blog for widows and she has quite a following...and a book for widows, too, that is absolutely beautifully written. She gave me a copy and if you are either a widow or know one, I highly recommend you get a copy. Here is a pic of it.

Ferree came to our Beauty Boot Camp two weeks ago in Tennessee. She wrote a post about it on her widow's blog and I thought I'd pass it along to you too. I love Ferree's heart and know you'll love her too, by the time you're done reading this. Thank you, Ferree for writing about BBC AND for pouring into widows around the world. -Shari

By Ferree Hardy
Online ministries and websites come and go, but I've watched Shari Brandel's Fashion Meets Faith for three years now and what this ministry does is grow and grow! I decided to check it out for myself last weekend to see if it'd be a good thing for widows. Carol, widowed since May of 2012, found out about it when I announced it on this blog in May. And a widow for five years--Wanda--- came on her own, and I was delighted to break out at Baskin Robbins with her for icecream. Both Carol and Wanda told me the same thing: Beauty Boot Camp is a great ministry for widows too!
This is Carol and Ferree the first day of Bootcamp 
  • It's refreshing to get away for a weekend of girl talk
  • An afternoon of shopping with professional stylists and expert bargain hunters??--what a deal!
  • Laughter! And more laughter! It's good for the soul!
  • Discover there's God-given beauty within each of us just waiting to show up on the outside!
  • Learn to dress in a way that brings out your own special beauty and honors your Creator God
  • Experience meaningful fellowship with women who will touch your heart and feed your soul
  • And without that husband around anymore to say, "Honey, you look beautiful..." when we look in the mirror we need to know that God intimately loves us and delights in us
  • You'll be transformed inside and out! 

And here's AFTER hair stylist extraordinaire Sherry Long
worked her magic!

  • click the Speakers Schedule tab to find an event you can attend 
  • sign up for her on-line classes starting in September
  • buy the book Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad if you want all the information right now and at your fingertips in the least expensive way
  • start saving up for the next Beauty Boot Camp
  • or even consider a new career as you train with Shari to become an image consultant!
If you are in the Knoxville, TN area, get to know Donna Roland, for an unforgettable Girlfriend Getaway, styling, personal shopper experience, closet organization and more! In Charleston, SC, Sherry Long can become your personal fashion coach and give you a fantastic new hairstyle! Contact me at for her DesignHer contact info.

So, in closing, what do you think? Can you see how a beauty boot camp could benefit a widow who's ready to step into the next chapter of God's story for her? I'd love to hear your comments today. 


P.S. Note from Shari: 
If you are a widow or know of one, visit Ferree at her blog for widows by clicking here.


~Brenda said...

Ferree, you and Carol look younger with your new hairstyles, absolutely stunning!

Ferree Bowman Hardy said...

Why thank you Brenda! And thanks to the stylist Sherry! She was fantastic! The new haircuts really gave us a lift in my opinion. And people are still asking me if I had the color changed. We didn't touch my color, it was just getting all the dull color out of there that helped so much.

Karen said...

The before and after pictures are so amazing! Both makeovers are so beautiful!

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