Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up #8

October 14, 2014

Hello and welcome to my second link up of “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” (click on the link to view older featured bloggers) and let me tell you I am having a lot of fun with it. I enjoy reading other blogs and being inspired, but as promised I chose 5 bloggers who linked up to feature this time around (thank you to all 23 that linked up to my first) and you could be one of 4 or 5 featured next time, just follow the rules below, link up, visit some of the other bloggers linked up and have fun. I can’t wait to see your posts. Here are todays featured bloggers. Enjoy!

Fashion:
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One of the sweetest bloggers I have gotten to know is Cynthia of myrosecoloredshades.com and so when she linked up one of my favorite fall looks I knew I needed to feature her. Cynthia is a mom and believer and follower of Christ and she posts about her children and love of fashion. I admire how she choose items from of old in her wardrobe for this shoot and mixed it with newer and trendier items to create a beautiful sky colored palette. I also admire Cynthia’s photography each time she posts and just loved the shots captured in this particular outfit inspired post. You can check out her original post here to read more.

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Jennie of apocketfulofpolkadots.com showcased a cute polka dotted dress that I just adored.  I not only love polka dots but I loved how she styled her dress while also keeping up with her love and blog site name pocketfulofpolkadots. Jennie is a mommy of 4 boys (one just got married recently) and a Pomeranian doggy. She also likes not only polka dots but adding hints of colors to her otherwise love of black. You can view her original post here.

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Many of you may not know this, but I do have a darker, more gothic side to me. As much as I love cute things like children, and animals and books I also adore movies by Tim Burton and books with alittle more creep to them and imagination like books by Ronald Dahl. So when Melissa G of missyg.com posted a picture of her and her new skull studded purse I was like “yes please!” not only is the purse cute, but it adds an edgy motorcycle babe vibe to an otherwise chic girl about town in shorts and flip flops look. I am also enjoying the look of Melissas kimino and I can’t wait to view how she will style it in this fall weather. Melissa is a wife and momma to a sweet little 2 year old boy and she likes to blog about fashion, beauty and personal style.  You can view the original post here.

Recipes:

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Britt of thefiskfiles.com posted a delicious and EASY recipe that I couldn’t wait to try and did. Pecan Pie muffins. Yes, and they were pretty good when I made some (I don’t have any photos of my muffins made, sorry). My hubby liked them and eventually my 2 year old son enjoyed them, but it took a few bites for him to feel that he liked them, but check out Britts’ post here to see some more yummy goodness, get the recipe and try it for yourself. Britt is a God-fearing believer, mommy to four children (three boys and a daughter) and works along side her husband on a cattle ranch. She likes to blog just about anything.

Inspiration/Faith:

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I was so encouraged to read this post by Sarah of abidingingraceblog.com, “I am not enough..” which reminded me that I am not enough with Jesus. We are made to believe by the world (or satan) that we are either not good enough, or that we are prideful and ARE good enough, when in reality we are only enough with Christ in our lives. Sarah reminds women that we don’t have to strive to be the perfect mom, employee, DIYer or what the world considers to be good enough. You can check out her original post here.  Thanks Sarah for the encouragement! Sarah is a mommy to three children and in the process of adopting a little girl from China (and since I have 10 siblings adopted from Asia, Sarah’s process of adoption rings true to my experiences, and I can’t wait to see her beautiful new daughter on her page soon).

Rules of the link up are as follows:

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.

2). Please follow your host Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all.

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 2 or more 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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  • eirinipapadopoulou October 14, 2014 at 7:55 am

    this is a great post! love to meet new bloggers!so inspiring!

    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  • Dawn Lucy October 14, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Adore Cynthia and Jennie and now I’ll check out Melissa G! Thanks for the tip. And thanks for inviting me to link up!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

  • Shannon October 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    This is so great! I love finding new bloggers! I’ll have to link up when I get home (only have my phone right now) 🙂

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

  • dousedinpink October 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    I love finding new bloggers! I already follow Cynthia and Jennie but will need to check out the others! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    Jill
    http://www.dousedinpink.com

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom October 14, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I follow Cynthia and Jennie and really enjoy both of their blogs. This is such a great idea for a link up, thanks for hosting!

  • Sarah October 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you for your kind words….:) – http://www.abidingingraceblog.com

  • Missy G October 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Thank you for featuring me, Rachel! I’ll admit that I was hesitant about featuring this bag, but it’s great to meet people whose style is similar to mine. I love pretty things, but somethings you just have to share your edgier side! *winky face*

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  • Alecia Mariana (@AleciaMariana) October 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    What a neat post! Love finding new bloggers!

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  • Bad Taste Toast October 14, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing these links, I love to doscover new blogs! 🙂

  • My Rose Colored Shades October 15, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Thank you for the feature, Rachel! And thank you for the kind words. Jennie has great style and I will have to check out the other blogs. I love it that you have different types of blogs featured. Have a great week, Rachel! ~Cynthia

  • Jennie October 15, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Thank you so much for the feature, Rachel! I really appreciate you spreading the word about my blog and the thought of being an inspiration is very humbling. Thank you for hosting these link-ups – it has been so nice getting to know you and discovering new blogs. I love Cynthia’s style and am looking forward to checking out the blogs of the other ladies you featured this week.

  • Tina October 15, 2014 at 2:05 am

    What fab inspirations! Thank you for inviting me to link up and for hosting this link up! 🙂 T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  • Kathleen Harper October 15, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Beautiful post! Such lovely inspiration
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

  • Britt October 15, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Thanks so much for the feature! What a fun way to discover new bloggers. Love it 🙂

  • Amy Fashion Blog October 15, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I love getting inspiration from other bloggers.

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    Awesome post, these bloggers are great! I really love that first out 🙂

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    Love Cynthia & Jennie so much – this is such a great way to get to know new ones!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  • Ada October 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    You are always so sweet and thoughtful. I loved reading this and seeing why these amazing bloggers inspired you. Love Cynthia’s and Jennie’s blogs. They are always so polished and put-together.

  • Amber October 21, 2014 at 12:45 am

    What a great post! So excited to check out some new blogs!!

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