Bloggers Link Up + Blogger Style collaboration featuring Cushie b

April 28, 2015

Hey there everyone, welcome to another “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up. My first “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up for the new blog was last Tuesday and I had 38 link ups, whoa! so thank you for posting and if you missed it you can refer back to it here. I choose my favorite five to feature today and I will choose another five to feature next Tuesday as well. With so many people linking up I actually prayed about taking on guest co-hosts and so far I am glad I went with this decision as 38 or more is quite a lot to keep up with but I am doing it anyway because I love you all.

Today’s link up is special because not only do I get to feature you and read your posts but because I can’t wait to introduce you to this weeks guest co-host Teresa (of Mama muse me blog) as well as show you how we collaborated and worked together to style items we selected and had sent to us in collaboration with a company called Cushie b.

Cushie b is an online boutique serving high end clothing to women with a plus size or fuller figure. For years now I have fit into this category so when Teresa introduced me to this company I was excited to check them out. Lucky for Teresa and I we were sent some items that we selected in collaboration with Cushie b to show you and just show you how stylish plus sized and curvy women can be and with clothing we can flaunt comfortably and confidently. I was VERY impressed with the customer service, lovely wrapping tissue and the handwritten postcards I received letting me know they were there if I needed anything. How thoughtful!



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The item I choose was this Periwinkle blue cozy blanket cardigan. It has been since I was 19 that I owned anything in periwinkle but when I glance at this lovely cardigan it almost looks purple in certain lighting which is pretty neat. My first reaction to this cardigan was just how versatile it is. I can wear it with leggings and flats to distressed pants and sneakers and the list goes on. I love how comfortable it is and cozy.

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This cardigan is actually on sale now and Cushie b wanted me to let you know that if you are a first time shopper you can receive 15% just for signing up for the cushie b newsletter. Girls you better take advantage of that because these items are one of kind (like this blanket cardigan I am loving). {outfit details- Cardigan: Periwinkle blue cozy blanket cardigan c/o Cushie b//Leggings:Old Navy (same)//Shirt:JC Penny (similar)//Flats:Merona via Target, old (similar)//Bracelets: The Sparkle Exchange (same in purple here).

See how Teresa styled her Cushie b silk kimono here.

*Cushie b provided the cardigan in exchange for a review, however all opinions are 100% mine.

“Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up:

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog


Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, or by subscribing to e-mail through her blog here.

Meet your guest co-host Teresa of Mama Muse Me blog.

Teresa used to be a newspaper reporter in Winchester, Virginia, and later a promotional writer before becoming a full time mom. She started blogging for fun at Mama Muse Me. Her blog focuses on plus size fashion, creativity, faith, and motherhood. She also wrote a children’s book, Sweet Sallie’s Squirrel Scarf Factory, that is on Amazon for $1.99 in Kindle version. Thanks Teresa for guest co-hosting today and for sharing Cushie b with me as well as your lovely blog. You can follow Teresa through e-mail (when you go to her blog here you can subscribe to receive e-mails or through bloglovin.

Now on to the featured five from last week and link up:



Cynthia of My Rose Colored Shades blog linked up a lovely post on how to style a skirt set and while the tips were nice to know, her outfit was just lovely in colors and style. You can read up on how to style a skirt set here.



Jessica of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish blog is turning heads for sure in this lovely colorful floral dress. Oh and if you don’t know by now that is the name of her Tuesday link ups so while she and I support eachothers’ link ups go pay her blog a visit and you can check out more of this lovely dress on her here.



Kishina of Kishinas Kurvy Korner blog linked up a post that not only made me happy but her outfit of stripes and colorful pinks was just too cute. Speaking of making me happy the title of the post was called Love + Happiness so if you want some love and happiness check out this fashionista right away here.

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Samantha or Sam of Beautiful Dreamer blog linked up a lovely lace maxi dress styled perfectly for spring weather. I am inspired by the addition of denim here.

Susan of Susan Belisle blog linked up a very inspiring and faith based post on lessons she learned in the bathroom. This is a true story of how we sometimes might feel with God just as Susan learned through the life of a toddler. You will have to learn more though in her post here to get where I am getting at.

I hope you enjoyed those featured, now on to the link up. Remember to follow the rules below, follow your host and co-host and enjoy being inspired.
*Want to guest co-host some week on “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me?” Guest co-hosting is a great way to gain more exposure and meet new people, while being inspired and having fun blogging and interacting with other bloggers. If you are interested in doing this just drop an e-mail at and please be following Garay Treasures blog in some way to be considered for this. Thanks!
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!

To link up it would be great if you linked my button to your post that you link up. Get button code below:

Garay Treasures

Linking up with: Whitney, Celebrate Southern, What I wore Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Molly, Melissa, Lisa, Monday Mingle, Turning Heads Tuesday, Wednesday Pants, Pumps & Push Ups, Pin Crazy Thursdays

, Thursday Fashion Files, Fashion Fun Friday.

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  • Jill April 28, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Love your cozy sweater! The periwinkle color looks so pretty on you!

    Doused In Pink

  • Dawn Lucy April 28, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Pretty periwinkle cardi and love Teresa’s kimono as well! Thanks for hosting! The new blog looks great, Dear!
    Dawn Lucy

  • Cynthia April 28, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Love that first blue cardigan. Such a pretty color and it looks so cozy! Sounds like a great company. ~Cynthia

  • Tea April 28, 2015 at 10:01 am

    What a great cardigan. I love the knit pattern across the shoulders. That periwinkle blue is a fantastic colour on you – you should wear it more often! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

  • Amy Ann April 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Pretty sweater. I love cozy ones like that. Great picks for your bloggers this week.

    Amy Ann
    Now blogging at my new site Straight A Style

  • Chelsea April 28, 2015 at 11:11 am

    The new blog looks beautiful 🙂 Congratulations!

    Ginger Side of Life

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom April 28, 2015 at 11:12 am

    That cozy blanket cardi looks so comfy and it is in a great color!! You’ve called out some bloggers I’m not familiar with this week, I’ll need to stop by their pages. Thanks for the link up!

  • Grace April 28, 2015 at 11:20 am

    That is a great color on you Rachel! I really love this look and it seems like the Cushie b. has some good clothes.
    Thank you very much for hosting this for us and have a great day!


  • Shannon April 28, 2015 at 11:44 am

    You look fabulous! Love that sweater! It looks so cozy!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Amy @Amy's Fashion Blog April 28, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Your cardigan look super cozy. Congrats on 38 link up last week.

  • Denise April 28, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    So pretty! Loving that blue sweater and the color is gorgeous on you!! So happy to see the link-up back!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Megan April 28, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I love the color of your sweater! The top underneath is really fun too!

  • Sam April 28, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I love that periwinkle color, and it’s such a cozy cute sweater. I think the only thing I have in periwinkle is a nail polish, and I always have fun wearing that. I now find myself wanting more in that color :). Thank you so much for featuring me!! I’m glad you liked my outfit :). I loved seeing your other picks too.

  • Tina Bradley April 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Loving that fabulous blue cardigan! Lovely pics and such great style inspiration–as always. Thanks for hosting this fab link up! T.

  • Becky @ bybmg April 28, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    That sweater looks wonderful on you. The color is so fun!

  • Lisa April 29, 2015 at 2:39 am

    You look so pretty XO!! Thank you for the linkup and for sharing with #linkupwithlisa.

  • Susan April 29, 2015 at 6:27 am

    What a great color for you! And it looks so cozy! I love a great sweater wrap! Thanks for the link up fun! Susan

  • Kishina April 29, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Oh-em-gee!! I am so honored to be featured this week. You rock! I love that beautiful blue cardigan looks amazing and so comfy on you! I MUST check out Cushie B. I imagine they have great styles that cater to my plus size frame. Thank you for sharing this post and hosting the link up as well. Be blessed 🙂

  • Jess April 29, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring me! I am honored!! I love this color cardigan on you, gorgeous periwinkle blue! Pretty Kimono on Theresa as well!

    Thank you for linking up with TH Tuesday, jess xx