2 new BIG events happening

February 29, 2016



As I am typing this I am in one of my new offices, and it’s currently the best office EVER!

Okay, okay it’s at Starbucks.  I get to work from home on this little blog space of mine more often because of two BIG events that happened recently.

Let’s start with BIG event number 1: My hubby got a new job. This is BIG because he finally gets to work an 8-5 job and be with us in the evenings and weekends. Before this job change my hubby made decent money but we never saw him and his job was taking a toll on his sleep, mood and therefore the moods of us all.


BIG event number 2: I am going to have more time for this blog, and a few evenings a week to do so- in STARBUCKS! My hubby is generous enough to watch kids after dinner and get them to bed some nights so I can spend my time doing what I love, creating, connecting and sharing. I couldn’t ask for a better hubby, office time in Starbucks and group of readers such as yourself.


Now while these two events are BIG, there are even BIGGER things I am praying for for this blog that I know God will take care of in His time, but for now I am praying specifically and seeing what happens. If you need a hint, read here. I am encouraged by Eccelesiastes 3:1 “There is a time for eveything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

In the midst of praying for the above I have had doubts, fears and even anxiety because let’s face it this blog is out there for all to see, and I want to be sure I am being real but there is a fine line or a need for balance of privacy and being real and honest so that is where I struggle. I pray the Lord shows me what to write or be transparent about as it comes about.

Do you have any BIG events happening your way, if so what are they?

Rachel Garay

Outfit details: Trench coat: c/o Pink Blush Boutique,similar//Skinny Jeans: Mossimo, Target same//Shirt: Merona, Target same//Shoes: Jessica Simpson, similar//Purse: Target,old, similar//Scarf: similar//Bracelet: Kate Spade New York, similar.

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  • Tanjas Bunte Welt February 29, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Congratulation to you Hubby, it is really great and now he have more time for bis family and you for office Starbucks ?

  • Laura February 29, 2016 at 8:39 am

    That is fantastic, congrats to your entire family!!!! I love the outfit as well – your jacket is perfect for spring!! I am finally back with my new space as well…that’s my BIG news, lol:) Hope you have a great week!!!


  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom February 29, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I would love to have Starbucks at my office! What a pretty sunset (or sunrise!) in those photos and that tan jacket is lovely! Your husband is so supportive! I know I’ve said that before, but that is the key (or one of them) to a good marriage…


  • Sheela Goh February 29, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I struggle too, with being completely honest and wondering if I’ve crossed the line and shared far too much. I often wonder if readers want to know only the highs and be shielded from the lows. Or if they want to read the lows, is it indepth or just the surface, you know? For instance, I’m starting a new column on Thursday called Self Love and I’m torn with defining just how much is too much. Arrgghhh.

    In the interim though, I am envying your new office digs, how cool is that 🙂

  • amy February 29, 2016 at 11:48 am

    So happy for you and your family!

  • Becky @ bybmg February 29, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Yay! What the best news!

  • Jennie February 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Many congratulations for both announcements, Rachel! I am so glad for you and your family. You look very pretty in this look and I like the fun pops of pink.

  • Shauna February 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Congratulations! Love all of this good news. Very happy for you and your family!



  • Lydia Dickson February 29, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Yay! That’s such blessing! Just keep praying God will give you insight on what to write as you get to spend more time working. He’s faithful!

  • Rachel February 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    That is great news! Congratulations to your hubby on getting a new job and you getting more time to blog!


  • Ada February 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    First of all, before I can comment on what you wrote, I have to say how much I love the splashes of Neon Pink in this outfit. And that trenchcoat! You are so ready for Spring and it shows.

    So your title piqued my interest. Congratulations to your husband on his job with a normal 8-5 schedule and on your new ‘blogging office’ because of course Starbucks sounds great.

    I have a huge week coming up on the blog and many (good) changes. But for today, since you are the praying believer too, please pray for me that my horrible migraines go away. Thanks so much!!

    Happy Leap Day Rachel!

    <3 Hugs, Ada.

  • Carrie February 29, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Great news, Rachel! Hope the Lord will answer your prayers in His time.

  • Shea February 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    That is exciting news! Congrats to your man on the new job, and congrats to you for having more time to devote to something you love! It sounds like a win-win to me! 🙂

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes February 29, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Oh! Both of these events are so exciting! SOmetimes you just have to get out of the house to do your blog work so that you aren’t as distracted. 🙂 Great look!


  • Cielo February 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Congratulations to your hubby and so nice to hear you will have more time to do the things you love =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Amy Ann February 29, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    That is so exciting about your husband’s new job! And how awesome that you’ll have some dedicated blog time at Starbucks no less!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Darcy February 29, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Yay congratulations to both you and your hubby!!!

  • Monique Joy February 29, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Congratulations on your hubby’s new job! I know the feeling mine works 12 hours 7 days. It’s temporary thank goodness. That is awesome you have more time together ☺️

  • Anna Shirley March 1, 2016 at 12:06 am

    That is such a big news. It will be much better for your family now. And back to your outfit. It is very nice casual style. I love trench coats. It is very useful piece in our wardrobes. And I like pop up of the pink color. o)


  • Betsy Burleson March 1, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Congrats on those 2 big changes!!! Having “normal” business hours is going to be a great change. I love the sunset behind you in these pics, so pretty! Good luck,
    Tuesday Fashion Party Link Up

  • Amanda March 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Awe how nice!!!

  • Alice March 1, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Congratulations on your husband’s new job! That sounds so exciting; I know from personal experiences that having odd hours can be really hard on a relationship. My beau and I did long distance for awhile me being on the East coast and him in California, those 3 hours were tough as when he’s getting off work I’m getting ready for bed haha. Love your outfit and that jacket!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  • Emily March 2, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Great news about your husband’s job. Enjoy that blogging time at your new office. 🙂 Very exciting.

  • Ana Luiza March 4, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    That will be a wonderful change! My Mr. worked nights for a while and it was a rough stretch never getting to see him awake.
    -Ana Luiza
    Northwest Blonde

  • michelle March 5, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    How nice! It is always tough for me to find time during the week to sit down & focus on my blog. You are lucky to get that time now!


  • Jess March 6, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Rachael, i like the trench, and congratualtions on your hubby’s job! That is so great as spending time together is one of the important things. I agree on the workspace, starbucks nice! I go to a local coffeeshop on Mon or wED AS i can focus better there too
    Thank you for linking up with Turning heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life March 8, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Congrats to your hubby to the new job and having more family time! Love the touch of pink in your outfit.
    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!