Fashion Blogger Interview from My Arm Charms

Many of you might remember that I have had the pleasure of collaborating with My Arm Charms, a lovely and affordable online boutique specializing in arm candy of every style imaginable and for every woman. Well Leslie, the owner of this lovely shop recently pulled together her lovely fashion bloggers who agreed to the interview (Venus, Grace and I) for a fashion blogger interview. In case you aren’t following me here on Google + and missed it you can now. Here are some photos and links to the interview questions and answers. You can find these interview questions and collage images orginally from the Google + of My Arm Charms here. Thank you Leslie for interviewing and collaborating with me (us).
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1).What is the most appealing aspect of fashion blogging to you? Read here for the answers.

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2).What is one of  your most frequent challenges as a fashion blogger? Read the answers here.

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3). With all there is to do and the challenges presented HOW do you get it all done? What is the method to your madness? Read here to find out the methods to our fashion blogging madness.

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4). Did you create your style or did it find you? Read the answers here.

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5).How would you describe your style? Read how we would here.

 

Speaking of My Arm Charms, the winner of the My Arm Charms”Rock Star” blue cuff leather bracelet was Sean C. congratulations! I hope you enjoy the cuff!

Thanks for dropping by and supporting my blog. Please leave a comment at the end with maybe an interview question you might have for me and I will do my best to answer it in the near future? I will give your blog a shout out in the near future if you do so. 

Linking up with Cassidy Lou, Carrie.

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Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me

Happy St. Patricks day (are you wearing green? NO pinching here!) and welcome to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up. A place where women (or men) come to link up any recent post they want to share (and perhaps have featured next Tuesday). I can’t tell you how awesome it is to read your link ups each week and just get excited for what you are learning, wearing or doing as each of you inspire me to consider all kinds of things and new ideas so thank you very much! Give yourselves a pat on each side of your back, or better yet go to a spa and get a massage or get someone near by to give you one, get a favorite snack or drink and sit back and hopefully gain some inspiration, all the while linking up some of yours below.
This weeks featured five ladies that linked up last week are:
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Jessica of @blessherheartyall.com linked up a lovely watermelon colored portofino top and floral fun heels for a welcoming of spring weather. Her heels are just gorgeous, check them out and the post here.
Rachel of @rachelthehat.com linked up a spring styled outfit that I am seriously inspired to tryout for my own as I just adore all of her items of clothing (as seen in the picture above) and check out those BEAUTIFUL pumps (I am IN LOVE with anything cobalt blue) so of course these are my favorite part of her outfit. You can check out Rachel’s new loves here.
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Alena of @garmentsspeech.blogspot.com wears a lovely layered amount of purple and fun mixing textures and prints that I just love. You can view the whole look here.
Cynthia of @myrosecoloredshades linked up a beautiful post on how God used a man of God to save orphans and how this act (or documentary that she recently saw) moved her spirit and showed her just how much God loves us. Read this inspiring post here for more.
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The lovely Dana of @danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de has been linking up a series she began on her blog to feature fashion bloggers from all over the world and since she began this I told her I would love to be featured.  Months later I finally got around to joining her project called WABISABI and so I am featuring her project here today in hopes you will want to get in on the project, get discovered and meet other bloggers. Oh and she is featuring me today here (thanks Dana for your kind words). To see the post she linked up go here.
Now it is your turn, just follow the link up rules below:
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!

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Have you entered to win this leather cuff bracelet yet? This giveaway is open until midnight March 30 and is open to participants with a US mailing address only. The more entries you complete the more points you will be able to receive. Please enter in the rafflecopter box below. Thank you and Goodluck!!!
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Rachel xo
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Passion and Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up

Like I mentioned yesterday (see post here) the past week and even weekend have been super busy. My hubby was on spring break last week with school and while I still posted I have been neglecting blogging or visiting other blogs. While this little space isn’t a job let’s be honest with ourselves and just say that at times it can seem like one (especially if you have affiliate links, sponsors, collaborations or a weekly link-up). When you are passionate about something it can take a lot out of you at the same time, like a dancer with dance practice or an aspiring cook to perfect the perfect dish- that has been what this blog has been lately. I love knowing that feeling and being passionate about blogging but there comes a point where if blogging can’t be done it throws everything off kilter (at least for me).  Tonight my hubby suggested I put our 2 in a half year old son to bed, that I shower and I go to bed early (since I have had little sleep) and I gave him the mean look and “oh no you didn’t look” over the phones facetime camera (since he works in the evenings). I feel bad that I did that but I am passionate about this link up and didn’t want to NOT have it open for reading your links or allowing you to link up so without further adieu here are last weeks featured five and the link up for today.

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Shauna of @lipglossandlace.net linked up a lovely fringe and flare outfit that I just couldn’t keep my eyes off of, see the look here.
Denise of @fashionloveletters.com linked up a lovely distressed jeans, and shoulder cut off tee that seemed to be so appropriate for spring transition (despite the snow in the background) and I just found the whole outfit cute and inspiring to try sometime. See the post here.
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Tea of @whatmamawear.blogspot.ca
linked up a casual ladies night out outfit. I loved that Tea and I have similar taste in style (both are moms) so flats (especially leopard print ones) are definitely a bonus or staple for even a girls night out for us both it seems. You can read about what she did for her ladies night out and view her outfit here.

Melissa of @missyg.com linked up a recent review of a Thalia For Macy’s launch party that she participated in and shared on. I was excited for Melissa’s outlook on this new line of clothing at Macys and had to share it with you. Check out some of her favorite pieces and review here.
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Jill of @dousedinpink.blogspot.com linked up several quick and easy recipes for in home entertaining (especially for her and some friends to eat while enjoying the past recent Oscars) and this chicken cheddar dip looked heavenly enough that I knew I had to try it. You can view this recipe and others for a party here.
Now it is your turn, just follow the link up rules below:
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
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Linking up with: Liz, Leanne,

Tory Burch Purse Giveaway & Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me

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Are you in love with Tory Burch’s purses as much as I am? then you can win the one pictured above along with the statement necklace and macarons shown on my Instagram here. Several other bloggers and myself wanted to treat a special lady with these lovelies. This loop giveaway ends tomorrow at 12pm so don’t wait too long to enter. Good Luck! Also don’t forget the $300 H&M giveaway going on*details below, and participate in a blogger busy bag swap as well (read here for more busy bag swap details).

I want to thank all of those that linked up last week to “Bloggers Who have Inspired Me” and I welcome my new linkers as I hope you will be inspired every Tuesday for this little inspiration board. Now on to todays link up and featured five bloggers from last week:

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Maria of @classifiedchic.com posted her stripes and Olive military jacket outfit. I have been in awe of the olive trend making its way up on fashion blogs again so I enjoyed getting some extra inspiration from this post. You can view Marias post here.

Cynthia of @myrosecoloredshades.com styles a sports tee with jogging shorts, heels and blazer for a nice on the town hang out outfit while also promoting this tees line from Cinder + Salt. I just love how she transitions her wardrobe from sporty to on the town chic. You can read her post here.

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Our friend from Mahogany Closet blog adds a twist to a 2XL leopard print tee and turns it into a cool and fun dress perfect for a day or night out look. You can read the post here.

Grace of @colorandgrace.com added a post on how she styled her faux fur vest for spring. (hint: faux fur vest style collaboration coming with this chica, stay tuned in the next few weeks). See her post here.

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Carrie of @curlycraftymom.com shares a fun make up organization :slash: DIY yourself project that turns out with cute results, see what she does here.

Now it is your turn, just follow the link up rules below:
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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Have you entered the $300 H&M giveaway that I am participating in yet?
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Prize: $300 H&M Gift Card

Co-hosts: Jenn’s Blah Blah BlogMommy on the MoneyDallas Single MomStushiGal StyleSimone – Your Style ArchitectThe Surznick Common Room StonegirlLife is Poppin’

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 3/6 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!

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Why I took off from blogging in January & Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up

Hello and welcome to another “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up, the first one of 2015 to be exact. I am SO EXCITED to bring this link up back that I could throw a party. Bring on the cake, confetti and of course all of yourselves as the guests of honor. I could go for some brownies at just about now thinking about parties. Anyhow enough dreaming of brownies and a party event; I just want to say that I am glad to be back to blogging from here on out after taking a break in January to do other things beside spending a lot of time on this space. I thank many of you for your e-mails, tweets, facebook messages or comments with wishing me well, letting me know you missed me. I missed you guys as well.

The truth of it is this post was suppose to go live last Monday (my first Monday back to blogging) but there was a switch up at the last moment and I ended up co-hosting Mix It Monday with Lauren of @fizzandfrosting, here. So bare with me as I describe a MAJOR reason for my break and please leave any thoughts and link up as you wish.
In January I took the month off from blogging because I was on a fast for the month to just grow in my relationship with the Lord, spend more time with Him and or in prayer while growing in my relationship with my husband and kids.
My fast included staying away from blogging and Instagram as these have been a stronghold on my relationship with God and others this past year. I enjoy these forms of social media but sometimes God wants more of us, and I couldn’t give Him all of me with blogging and instagram constantly tugging me to the responsibilities required.

Sure my blog and Instagram have grown tremendously in a year but I found that I was putting my self-worth into how many followers I had, or lost, on how my content read, pictures looked, promoting, etc, that I knew from prayer that these were areas I needed to step away from for a bit. Let me tell you it was hard on some days. But now I am back and I have some good and not so good stuff to share with you below on the results of the fast or break and some pictures of my sweet kids and I.

The good results of the fast:

1). I began to pray and feel value in myself, not what others thought of me. Sometimes this is a hard area for me as there are always people with opinions about me or about our family. When I found myself doubting who I am as a person, mom or wife it was neat to have God remind me of who I am in Him, that I am valued and doing the best I can.
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2).My hubby and I choose to fast sweets, breads and meats as well and therefore sometimes we had to get creative with what we ate.

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Lentil tacos- recipe here, fruits, vegtables, noodles, rice, nuts were all a part of our diet. Giving up sweets (especially brownies and cookies were the hardest). Now we didn’t fast to loose weight, but we did loose a few inches.

3). I am a HUGE advocate for the power of confession. For awhile now my hubby and I had some issues in our marriage that we were scared to talk about but God brought the opportune time in church one day and we talked about things and prayed at the alter about it. There is just a closeness and peace in our marriage now that only God could have restored that day, as we gave up our past hurts and forgave each other, God brought us closer.

4). We saw God provide financial blessings when we needed it.

5). I had been praying for order in the home. My wonderful hubby came up with a typed out list of rules for the household a few days ago and so far we have seen improvement with our kids and with remaining consistent. The rules are on the fridge now for the kids (mainly our 5 year old) to see as a daily reminder of “this needs to be done” or “here are the select times for this,” etc.

6). There were some family issues beyond our family unit that God allowed me to talk about with the other family members.

7). As silly as it sounds I prayed for 100 followers on my blog facebook page after starting with 92 before the fast and in one day I reached my 100 just by tweeting, promoting it, inviting more friends. Happy Dance! Thank you, thank you!

8). Going to church on Sundays have been so hard and stressful for months now. I was going to church, of course, but my attitude was not in check. I was grouchy and stressed before church and I felt that this wasn’t the attitude I needed as I needed to go to church to worship God and grow in fellowship and in His word. I finally confessed my struggles to a life group and the matter was prayed over and yesterday was the second Sunday this past month that I felt “peace” “joy” and just a renewal to be in God’s house and in His presence with other believers.

9). I got to enjoy my children without the need to constantly check “e-mails, instagram, bloglovin, etc.”

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There are many more things I could tell you, but with fasting and prayer there also comes attacks from the enemy.

-We had our clothes dryer heating element switch stop working- but God brought us a wonderful family who gave us a used dryer for FREE.

-My laptop contracted a virus or something else that several scans could not fix, hence going to a repair shop (I type this on my hubbies laptop).

– my hubby got in a car wreck leaving our second van wrecked and so we are working out the details and praying for a cheap fix or new vehicle.
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Another blessing or biggie is celebrating my pastor’s wife Susan as she finally launched her blog that she had been praying to start for 10 years. If you would give her blog a visit and leave her a note of encouragement or welcome into the blog world, I am sure she would deeply appreciate it. She writes about spiritual, physical and emotional wellness. If you are a health guru or even need just a little bit more of encouragement, prayer or refreshment in God’s word from another perspective then visit Susan’s blog here. Knowing her personally, she is always checking up on others, sweet and very thoughtful. I hope you will feel the same about her as you meet her. Thanks friends!

I am glad the good outweighed the bad while I was gone. I cannot wait to check out your blogs again. I have missed you all.

What have you been up to? Have you ever fasted anything?

Now the rules and link up:
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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Linking up with:

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Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me #14 Link Up & Thank you Giveaway

Hello everyone and thank you for coming by and checking out todays featured 5 bloggers from last week and for linking up. I had so much fun reading the posts from last week and want to welcome back a few followers who took a blogging break such as Maria and Samantha– welcome back ladies I have missed you girls and I am so glad you came by and linked up as well.

To be real here guys I wanted to let you know that I myself will be taking a blogger break for the month of January to sort of recharge, get my life organized and focused on other things for a bit (like being an intentional mommy, spending more time with God) and or plan for future fun blog posts. We all need a break don’t we?  Until then there are still many more fun posts ahead and a fun giveaway going on today.

I recently gained over 500 followers on Instagram, and over 220 on bloglovin and will be celebrating a year of blogging in January and with Christmas coming along I wanted to give some items away as a “Thank You” for following and as a celebration of blogging a year and as my Christmas gift from me to one of you.

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The items I am giving away include a $10 Starbucks gift card, 1 jar of homemade apple butter that my family and close friends and relatives helped make (see post on that here) and a 6-pack of bangled bracelets from Charlotte Russe. You will need to enter the rafflecopter link below to enter. If you follow the instructions on my Instagram page you get an extra entry. The giveaway will end Monday at midnight and the winner e-mailed and announced as soon as possible.  Open to US residents only. Good luck!

Enter here:

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Now on to todays featured five and link up.

Fashion:

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Maria of @notfancyjustlife.BlogSpot.com linked up a post of instagram outfits from her instagram (here) and made up a post mentioning how fun it has been for her to remix her closet while she was on a blogging break as she felt that she didn’t have an image to live up to with needing to buy the newest trends (I am right with you girl, I know the struggle). I don’t know about you but blogging has been one of the hardest things to commit to and not want what someone else has or is wearing so I appreciate Maria mentioning this as I realize I am not alone. Aren’t her outfits just cute in this post here?

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Susan of @charminglucy.com linked up her Liebster Award post (which I was honored to have been nominated on) but that is not why I choose her link, instead I choose it for how real and vulnerable she was with some past frustrations and current joys. I have enjoyed getting to know Susan and can’t wait to show you what the two of us (and Melissa) have been working up to be on the blog soon. You can meet and get to know Susan more through her award post here.

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Debbie of @fashionfairydust.BlogSpot.com linked up a hilarious story about a wolf spider (I think about her story when I get in the shower now and both smile and cringe) and I couldn’t help but love her outfit color palette, red, grey and pink, hello feminine and lovely. If you want a good laugh or smile I HIGHLY suggest her witty posts and fun outfits. You can read this post here.

DIY Tutorial:

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Stephanie of @positivelystephanie.BlogSpot.com linked up a tutorial on how to create a sugar scrub. I liked her idea of giving these easy make scrubs as gifts to others and her girls girlfriends for Christmas. In the past I can remember getting homemade scrubs such as this and loving it on my hands and feet. You can view the original post here.

Recipe:

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Amy of @amyfashionblog52.blogspot.de linked up a yummy recipe for Pineapple Chicken that I felt was so simple and good looking that I felt for sure I could easily make some night as my kids need some more variety in their meals. I have yet to try this recipe I admit, but I can’t wait to try it. You can view this recipe here.

Thank you for taking the time to check out todays featured bloggers now on to the link up rules and link up.
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

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.

Fashion:

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Dawn of @fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com 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.
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Stephanie of @positivelystephanie.blogspot.com 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.

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Ada of @eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com, 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.

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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 @bybmg.blogspot.com 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:
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Kym of @bittyandbunny.blogspot.com 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 @teressajane.com. 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.
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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.

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

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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.

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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!

 

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

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