A girl and her dog (with Sammy Dress)

August 26, 2016

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I tease my husband often about how I have another lover in life. He understands that the other lover is either God, my sons, coffee or my dog. While God is a HUGE part of my life and the greatest lover of them all I think my hubby understands what I mean ( insert wink face) and you are looking at him. You have seen my dog a few times on the blog, but I have never styled my outfits around him until today.

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6 Things Bloggers Need to Avoid When Reaching Out to Brands

August 24, 2016

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*Stock image is used by permission from Mara Burkes Creative. Feel free to Pin for a good read.

You have finished your pitch or social media kit to send to a brand or company and hit the send button of the e-mail only to realize that  you forgot to put your blog link and social media links. Or you did yada yada mistake in your e-mail pitch and then you wonder why the brand doesn’t contact you back. I have been there! I have made several mistakes that I want to share with you regarding reaching out to brands so you can avoid looking like a fool like I was.

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Hubby & Wife Style: Sunnies

August 23, 2016

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Happy Tuesday! The summer feels like it is slowly coming to an end, but I am SO ready for the fall season (my favorite). The weather has allowed for layers and I finally pulled out this chambray top from my closet (Hallelujah chorus over here). I love layering as it makes me feel the most confident. Give me a jacket, chambray top or sweater cardigan or blanket scarf and I am in heaven. Are you glad the fall is coming?

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Blogging is a Lifestyle

August 22, 2016

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Blogging is a Lifestyle. Can I get an amen? Ever since I started blogging 2 in a half years ago I never dreamed I would come this far. I have loved writing consistently weekly, meeting new bloggers and forming friendships, to working with brands and writing on a diversity of topics (mainly on fashion, faith, blogging tips with the occasional parenting, DIY to recipes). I have enjoyed it so much and below are my reasons why I started my blog to how it has become a big part of my lifestyle.

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Eggo Pancake Freezer Sandwich & Crayola Activities

August 18, 2016

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This time next week I will have two children starting back to school. Mornings getting ready for school (and the husband for work) can be stressful. Forget making fancy breakfast foods or recipes on these mornings as it is crazy busy getting ready. That is why I want to share with you a sandwich that you can prepare a few days or even the night before and freeze and reheat to eat for those crazy school mornings.

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How to Dress up a Plain Outfit

August 16, 2016

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Ladies, this is my mom uniform in all it’s glory. I have four kids (all under 7) and I NEED comfortable clothes.  I realize there is nothing fancy about this outfit and it is rather plain.  Adding accessories to any plain look gives the outfit some pizzazz and makes me (and hopefully you) feel more confident when I go out and about with the four munchkins.

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$10 Budget at Target for August & Link up

August 15, 2016

 

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Today I have joined my good friend Becky and a few other bloggers for a blog hop where we buy “fun” or “splurge” items at Target with a budget of $10 for the month of July. This does not include Starbucks, groceries but rather items we consider fun or perhaps had on our wishlists.

 

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Instagram Roundup

August 10, 2016

 

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A few weeks back I did my first Instagram lately post and I got a good response. So many of you follow me on Instagram but if you are not you can follow my Instagram  here or just type @garaytreasures. I have started adding more vibrant or pastel colors to my IG feed lately and I must say I am pleased with the results, see for yourself.  I haven’t posted any Instastories yet, but I welcome your input on what you want to see more of (example: family, my Boston Terrier). You name it? Any tips on posting would be awesome too.

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The Best 90’s print dress ever with Lularoe

August 9, 2016

 

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I am a child of the 80’s and 90’s.  Growing up you would have found me in overall’s, corduroy dresses and solid colors, but secretly I wanted to dress like the girls in Saved by the Bell and Full House. Think poof sleeved shirts, embellished denim jackets with shoulder pads. You get the point. But there were those fun print tees or overalls that I loved seeing on Stephanie or DJ Tanner (of Full House) and somehow 26 years I get my first fun printed clothing item and it is a fun maxi dress from Lularoe.

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