Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me #13 Link up & Giveaway

Hello lovelies! I don’t know about you but I can’t believe that Thanksgiving has passed. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and time with family. I know I sure did, you can read about mine here and here. It is crazy how it is now December- the Christmas season (if you celebrate it).
Today is the 13th link up for Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me and I just want to say how thankful I am for each and everyone of you that have either dropped by and linked up or left encouraging comments about the chosen bloggers from previous posts. I hope this can be a way to reach out and meet new bloggers and some out of your niches- we all need some blogger love right? Now on to todays featured 5 ladies that linked up last time and a sweet GIVEAWAY at the end of this post.



Dawn of posted a nice outfit post/review on the new wedding/engagement ring line with Anjolee jewelry. I was impressed with her review and excited for her ring as I am about to receive the same one in the mail to review any day now, so Dawn just inspired me to think on my future outfit post/review options. You can read her post here.
One Dress Four Ways collage 2

Stephanie of linked up a post on how she challenged herself to remix a simple brown dress into four different styles to create four different outfits. I love how she has taken the role of creating outfits with what she already has rather than feeling she must buy more clothing. I like the way she styled a chambray top and scarf with the dress to give it a skirt look. Which is your favorite in the above photo? Check out her post here to get a better picture of what she did.


Ada of, styled a silver blazer in two different ways to show that a blazer is not only for the corporate working world but useful for extra style and elegance in the everyday wear or “mom” wear. If you want to read up more on this and get a glimpse of how she styled the same grey dress while pregnant a few years back then go here.


I am sure most of you on here are familiar with the link up “What I wore Wednesday.” While I see a lot of bloggers linking up various daily outfit posts I continue to be inspired with how Becky of links up just one post on Wednesdays documenting her personal style for each day as a teacher/mom/expecting mom. I believe I have never seen Becky wear the same outfit as she finds ways to remix what she has already in her wardrobe and it keeps me coming back to her posts on Wednesdays to see what she has come up with. You can view her post here.
DIY Tutorial:
Kym of linked up a neat tutorial on how to create an infinity scarf using her grandmothers collection of vintage scarves. I don’t know a thing about sewing machines and sewing but this was just too neat of a project to not feature. You can check out Kym’s tutorial here.

Now for the first giveaway to be featured in with the “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up. Today I have teamed up with a few other bloggers to celebrate the birthday of Teressa of She is a fine blogger, mommy and ministers wife whom I have followed for quite some time now. You will just love her colorful and welcoming blog along with welcoming posts about life and encouragement to all women. I hope you will check out her blog and wish her a “Happy Birthday” along with visit the others who have teamed up.
Now from Teressa:
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Today I celebrate an abundant year by blessing you all. Some blogging friends and I are giving away some of my favorite things in honor of MY BIRTHDAY! Would you please take the time to visit each one of these girls on my behalf? I know you will enjoy the things that they are about and the lovely things they share on the world wide web.



Lauren from Simply Free Blog | Rachel from Garay Treasures | Becky from Almond Place | Jess from JMN Way

We’re Giving Away $25 to Target & $25 to GroopDealz!

(GroopDealz is an online boutique deal site where you can buy cute clothing, accessories, baby bows, shoes, house wears and more! )


But that’s NOT ALL. A few other lovely crafty ladies are throwing in some amazing handmade lovelies.




Mandy from This Girls Doodles is giving away this custom doodled coffee mug. You can check out more of her doodles, read her blog, and shop by visiting her website.


Sarah from Messy Little Smiles Organic is giving away TWO organic lip balms. These gems smell amazing, go on smoothly and they’re NOT FULL OF CHEMICALS! I mean.. you may even be able to eat this lip balm and it not be risky! As the winner you get to choose your own flavors! I’m personally loving the honey vanilla, its pretty magical.



My sweet friend Carley from HodgePodge by Carley is giving away a Felt Doily Colorful Garland. I love the gorgeous detail and the uniqueness of this banner. It could go well in any room of the house, maybe even in the laundry room to help liven it up! Carley also makes mixed media artwork that you have to go see!


All you have to do is follow the Rafflecopter below to enter to win!

Don’t forget about the other giveaways currently happening on the blog! You can find them all here.


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Giveaway/sweepstakes rules: No purchase or payment necessary. Sweepstakes prize is listed above. By entering this sweepstakes, the entrant acknowledges that they are eligible for this sweepstakes according to all laws set forth by their home state. US residents only. Entrants who do not meet these criteria will be disqualified. Winner is liable for any taxes associated with the prize. The promotion period for this giveaway will close next week and a winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted privately and then later published on this site. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes sponsored by groopdealz, Teressa Jane and the bloggers and shops listed above.


Goodluck! Happy Birthday Teressa.

I hope you enjoyed the above featured ladies and I hope you will check out their posts as well as the ladies that are linking up today. I would like to challenge you to visit at least two ladies from this link up today! Have fun and don’t forget to follow the link up rules.

1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you!

2). Please follow your host Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all.
Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back.

3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired.

4).Depending on how many link up I will feature 5 bloggers and their posts for my next “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link-up or series.

5). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking up!


Garay Treasures
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Rachel xo
Linking up with:
Carylee, Carrie, Laura, Megan,


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