30th Birthday today + $120 Target Gift card Giveaway

May 18, 2015

I CANNOT believe it! I am the BIG 3-O today. While I thought this new age would be intimidating and somehow make me feel as old as the moon I have been recently assured that 30 is a great and fun age and how with every year onward from 40 to 100 has its great moments and that we are only as young as we feel and live. I hope I can live that statement out.

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I am just in love with this new lace detailed dress I recently got at Target on clearance for  $8.50 and these new heels from Twice which were free with a Twice store credit I got ages ago and never used until recently to get these beauties. Pop on some sparkly gold jewelry and a Birthday outfit is made! I couldn’t be happier with it.

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If you will remember last Monday here, I mentioned that I wanted to talk about first fruits, meaning I wanted to tie in what I have been learning from Gods word or while in prayer. I guess I couldn’t come up with anything truly Birthday related for this first fuits part of the post other than Jesus started His ministry at 30 (smile).  To be serious what I have been learning is that God answers us when we pray specifically in our hearts for something. I am still trying to figure that something out for myself. I was moved by the story of Abraham and his faithful servant and the meeting of Rebekah to marry Abrahams son Isaac (Genesis 24). I learned of the specific prayers of the servant for knowing which wife to find for his masters son Isaac and I loved even more Rebekah’s response (the wife to be chosen) how she ran to fulfill the specific duties prayed for from the servant in several instances in this passage and submitted to leave her land and marry an unknown man. Thus, the prayers of the servant were answered for his master Abraham and Isaac.


Taking the story mentioned above and what I have learned I wonder just what specific things God could be showing me or leading me to pray specifically for. While I don’t quite know I know one thing is for sure and that is I need to have faith in Him, and trust in Him for what he will do as I submit myself to him and the unknown like Rebekah did.


Thanks for reading today. My hubby took of work for the day and so I can’t wait to tell you about what all we shall do on this Birthday tomorrow.

Outfit details: Dress (same): Target//Heels: Twice (sold out)//Necklace: The Sparkle Exchange (sold out)//Bracelet: c/o Sophie Harper via Rocksbox  Earrings: c/o Sophie Harper via Rocksbox.* Use the code garaytreasuresxoxo to get your free 1 month subscriptions to Rocksbox, just use code at checkout.

Now for a celebration to you my readers and guests! I have teamed up with several other bloggers to celebrate my 30th Birthday to bring you a giveaway for a $120 Target gift card. One lucky winner will be selected to win this gift, courtesy of the lovely bloggers and myself you are about to follow and meet below.  All you have to do is complete the entries in the Rafflecopter box below. The more entries you do, the more your chances are of winning.  This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents. Please follow all the entries as these will be checked for winner verification. The winner will be e-mailed when the giveaway is over and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Along with myself, Melissa of Missyg.com blog celebrates her Birthday today as well (you will see her in the photo collage, and as one of the lovely ladies participating in this giveaway). Please leave her a Happy Birthday as well.  So without further adieu, GOODLUCK!!


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  • Kathleen May 18, 2015 at 12:35 am

    You look just beautiful! Love your heels!

  • Alex May 18, 2015 at 6:06 am

    A Very Very Happy 30th Birthday Rachel! 🙂 All the best for the coming year.

    And you are wearing a lovely dress and sandals, looking great 🙂

    Have a nice week!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Susan May 18, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Happy birthday Rachel!! I love the dress and the mint heels are fabulous!! And what bargains!! I loved my 30s and I hope you do too!! Susan

  • Jill May 18, 2015 at 6:56 am

    That dress is gorgeous and such a great find! You look lovely! Happy Birthday Rachel!

    Doused In Pink

  • Teresa May 18, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Happy birthday! You look great. The fashion show I went to on Saturday showed summer white dresses, so you are reminding me of that. May God bless you this week! Have fun with your hubby today.

  • Amy Ann May 18, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Happy birthday!! You look beautiful in your lace dress, and I love the heels you picked. They are such a fun color to go with your dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Megan May 18, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Happy happy birthday! I hope you have a great day and you look so beautiful in that dress!

  • Brooke May 18, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Happy birthday pretty lady!!! I am just in love with your mint shoes!! Hope you have a great birthday.

    pumps and push-ups

  • Jessica May 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Happy birthday to you! Love your outfit, especially those shoes. Lovely color!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • amy May 18, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I’m happy to see how happy you look about turning 30! I love to see women embrace their age and everything a new milestone has to offer. Your dress and shoes are gorgeous…and such a great find too!

  • Cynthia May 18, 2015 at 11:26 am

    You’re looking gorgeous for your birthday! Happy 30th! Hope you have a wonderful time with your hubby. Love those mint sandals and that dress fits you like a glove. ~Cynthia

  • Shauna May 18, 2015 at 11:48 am

    You are looking birthday beautiful!! Enjoy your special day, my friend!! -xx



  • Jess May 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Congratulations! I milestone! Happy Birthday , you look lovely in this lace dress, love the minty sandals!
    Hope to see you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday!

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes May 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I LOVE your outfit! The dress, the shoes, and the jewelry are super cute! Thank you for doing this fun giveaway! Happy Birthday! I hope it’s great!


  • Jan May 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Happy birthday! Your shoes are so pretty! <3


  • Shannon May 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Happy birthday girly!!! So exciting! Love this dress on you and those mint heels are to die for! Enjoy your day!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom May 18, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Happy 30th Birthday! I have been wanting a white dress, that one is gorgeous on you! The heels are in such a fun color, too! I can tell you are really enjoying your Rocks Box jewelry and get your use out of your subscription!

  • Denise May 18, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Happy birthday! How amazing, 30! You look so gorgeous and I love your dress and those shoes! Those shoes are amazing. I love the color of them. That target gift card giveaway is amazing and I for sure entered!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • irene May 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    you look stunning Rach! hope you have the bestest time!

  • Falasha May 18, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Happy Birthday, I hope you have a great time with your husband.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin’

  • Rachel May 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Gorgeous, you look beautiful. Happy Birthday,


  • Maria G May 18, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Happy Birthday Rachel!! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating! You look fabulous in this outfit 🙂

  • Liz Lizo May 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Happy birthday, you look stunning!

    – Liz

  • Darcy May 18, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Cute shoes! Happy happy birthday!

  • M May 18, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Lovely look! Happy Birthday

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  • Andrea Nine May 18, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Whoo hoo, birthday girl looking fine!!! Loved that dress and sandals. Happy 30th beautiful lady, inside and out, you shine!!


  • Marta May 18, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Happy Birthday Rachel!! Such a pretty dress and love the heels, thanks for hosting this giveaway:)

  • Debbie Stinedurf May 19, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Happy Birthday Rachael!

  • Ada May 19, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Happy belated birthday my beautiful Rachel. You look like a million bucks and your outfit barely costed anything. The lace LWD, the mint heels and the crystal necklace are all gorgeous. Cannot wait to read how you celebrated and hopefully the timing is right for me next time, to do a group giveaway with you.

    P.S. Yeaayy for May Birthdays and for Jubile Birthdays this year!

  • Lisa May 19, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Happy Birthday Beautiful XO!! Thank you so much for sharing with #linkupwithlisa @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2015/05/linkupwithlisa-17-purple-dress.html

  • the cape on the corner May 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    happy birthday. thanks for the giveaway, and great score on that cute dress.

  • Brittany May 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Happy birthday! I have a similar dress that’s a maxi and love it! Happy to find you through the linkup

  • Grace May 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Happy late birthday Rachel! I have been super busy and sick recently. I am so happy that you had a great birthday. 30 is still very young and you look more stylish everyday now!


  • Amy's Fashion Blog May 20, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a great one.

  • Jeannette May 20, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Happy Birthday Rachel and many blessings to you and your beautiful family. Like you, I choose to let God guide and direct my life. And even thought sometimes or better say, the majority of the time I feel like I don’t know where I am heading I know from the bottom of my heart that he is with me and that everything will manifest according to my divine plan. Thanks for sharing such wonderful words of wisdom. Happy Birthday to you and may your days be filled with lots of love, peace and wonderful memories. You look beautiful wearing that pretty lace dress. XOXO, Jeannette


  • Stacy May 21, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Beautiful shoes! And Happy Birthday 🙂

    Murphy Family Madness

  • celyn May 22, 2015 at 2:03 am

    you look great! Really loving your dress and your shoes!