Matching Mint & Interview on Marriage Part 2

July 28, 2015



How adorable is this mint colored crochet detail dress from Oakleigh Rose Style Boutique (same here)? I couldn’t help but match this lovely dress with my same matching mint ankle strap heels from Twice and mint beaded bracelet from My Arm Charms. I enhanced the mint with pops of white and gold from the earrings, necklace and purse and I think I created a soft but bold minty masterpiece. I officially hit up a glammed up look that my husband called the best, and he expressed this photo shoot as one of his favorites so far. Woohoo!





If you missed yesterdays post, then you can check it out here as I interviewed my husband on his thoughts on marriage after 5 years.  Today, we continue our 5 year anniversary marriage interview with my husband interviewing me. I hope you will enjoy my answers as I had fun and a challenging time answering some of the questions.







1. When did you know we were going to get married?- we talked about it.
2. What is your favorite date we ever had- bike riding in the rain and thunderstorm to the beach from our condo.
3. How would you describe marriage in one word? Fulfilling
4. Advice to newlyweds- trust God in everything even marriage and pray daily.
5. Favorite memory for each of the children:
Nevaeh- singing in the car with Nevaeh when she was 2.
Alexander- the fly act (Xander acted like his hand was a fly to snatch food from Maxes plate).
Elizabeth- when Elizabeth says “aww cute” to everything.
Max- when Max makes sounds that correspond to his surroundings.
6. Favorite gift or surprise- my white Michael Kors purse. The letters we did for the kids before we even had kids.
7. Most meaningful scripture to marriage- no particular one but I do love the story of Ruth and Boaz
8. What couple that has been married for years would you like to be like?- the Bagleys (a couple from church).
9. Best way I have supported you? By my Blog and when I am or was teaching
10. Best thing about being married? Not being lonely, someone to help make decisions
11. Worst thing about being married? Had a hard time thinking of this… Hurting feelings of my hubby when that wasn’t intended.
12. Where do you see us in 10 years? Grey hairs and more date nights
13. What qualities do you see in me that you would recommend in a girl looking for the right man to marry?- the guy has to be cute, have values, love The Lord more than himself, be good with understanding aspects of money
14. What makes you feel loved that I do? Roses, coffee and playing with our kids
15. What gets you turned on- no comment.


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I had so much fun shooting these photos with my hubby and we had an awesome 5 year anniversary! Thanks so much for your anniversary wishes!

I want to let you know that all next week I will be away on VACATION WHOOP WHOOP and I have several guest posters lined up and two link ups next week.  One link up being this link up (Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me) of course starting at 12 am EST on Tuesday and then the monthly link up “How I Style It” will be live on Wednesday and this months clothing theme is patterns so I hope you will link up both days.

There will be a fun giveaway tomorrow on the blog (Target giftcard)  as I celebrate my blogging friend Della’s blogging anniversary so be sure to drop back by and enter that, otherwise I won’t be posting the rest of this week due to having some girlfriend time with a friend and getting laundry done before leaving Friday. However look for guest poster Ada of to cover Friday. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up today.

Outfit details: Dress: Oakleigh Rose Style Boutique (same here)//Heels: via Twice (get $10 off first time with my code here)but similar here.//Purse: Michael Michael Kors Hamilton bag (same here)//Bracelet: c/o My Arm charms same here (get 20% off your subtotal of $15 or more with code GARAY)//Earrings: similar here//Necklace: c/o Happiness BoutiqueSnow White Statement necklace here

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, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your guest co-host Iris of

My Name is Iris AKA Moumous. I am a marketing/sales professional by day and Fashion Blogger by night, a wife and a mother of a sweet little girl, Aubrey Miya”Mini Moumous”. Passionate about style, hair care, skin care or just everything that has something to do with beauty and fashion. I started to blog to inspire other women in being confident about themselves and to look good everyday.
You can follow Iris via the following social media links: Twitter, Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook

Now on to the featured five from last week and link up:
Rachel linked up the cutest pom pom two piece outfit I think I have ever seen. I just loved her location of photos as well and got excited about going to the beach myself in the next few days. See the outfit post here.

Johanna and I shared out 5 year wedding anniversaries around the same time so it was fun to see how she dressed to celebrate her 5 year and to read what her and her hubby got to do for their 5 year celebration. See post here.


Jordan shared some tips on different ways to think outside of the box and style kimonos. To check these style tips out go here.


Celia shared a nice review of an experience she had with a beauty lounge called SheaCoco. Her review made me want to check out local lounges that meet the experience she had. Read what she found out here.



Alexa shared 5 things that I have recently began to notice with blogging, one of those being that it has surely boosted my confidence. Find out the other 4 here.

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: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style

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  • Casey July 28, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Those mint heels are HOT, girl! Happy Anniversary! XO

  • Kathleen July 28, 2015 at 12:18 am

    I absolutely love this color on you! What a gorgeous outfit. Your heels match perfectly, which I adore, and that necklace is just icing on the cake! Lovely!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom July 28, 2015 at 12:41 am

    Um, wow!!! This is my most favorite look on you EVER!!!! You are hot, hot, HOT! Your hubby is a very lucky man! Love your second part to the interview, so perfect!


  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life July 28, 2015 at 1:04 am

    What a gorgeous mint coloured dress! Love the colour, love the dress and love the interviews you and your husband did with each other. Happy anniversary!

  • kileen July 28, 2015 at 1:11 am

    loving the matching mint shoes with your dress!

    cute & little

  • Anna Shirley July 28, 2015 at 1:38 am

    You look so beautiful in this mint dress and mint heels. So elegant. Happy ao)nniversary! Enjoy it. o)

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles July 28, 2015 at 2:22 am

    What a perfect Summer look from top to toe!


  • Cheryl July 28, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Congratulations on your 5th wedding anniversary! Love that mint colored dress you´re wearing. 🙂

  • IRENE July 28, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Love the color of the dress! the hem is so cute!

  • Ada July 28, 2015 at 5:24 am

    WOW WOW WOW that Mint Dress is gorgeous and those beautiful mint heels I always admire look perfect with it. This is my most favorite outfit on you, yet!

    And once again Happy 5th Anniversary. Your got married at the exact same age I got married, which I think 25-27 is the right age for a woman to get married.

  • Jill July 28, 2015 at 6:01 am

    Happy Anniversary! Love the interviews you did with your husband! That mint dress looks fabulous on you!

    Doused In Pink

  • Celia M. High Heeled Life July 28, 2015 at 6:55 am

    Looking fabulous!!! love that dress and how wonderful to score perfect matching heels … I’m swooning over that statement necklace … thank you for the mention, so happy to have inspired you to research some nail salons in your area – a proper one really makes you feel and look amazing!! Thank you for hosting – xo Celia M. (

  • Susan July 28, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I can see why this is your husband’s favorite! You look great! And I love Rachel’s pom pom outfit too!!! Susan

  • Iris July 28, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Love it! you look great Rachel in mint! and what a nice pair of shoes 🙂

  • Shannon July 28, 2015 at 7:52 am

    You look gorgeous! In love all the turquoise and the lace detailing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Hannah July 28, 2015 at 7:54 am

    You look stunning in this dress! Love the details at the bottom!

  • Becky @ bybmg July 28, 2015 at 8:38 am

    That color looks fabulous on you!! Having someone on board with money makes all the difference in a marriage!

  • Amy Ann July 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Love the mint! I remember you saying that was your hubby’s favorite too so perfect for date night. 😉 How exciting to be headed on vacation next week!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Dawn Lucy July 28, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Rachel your style sense is really blossoming, Girl! You look AMAZING!

    Dawn Lucy

  • Tea July 28, 2015 at 9:14 am

    WOW! What a stunner! That dress is beautiful – but girl, you make is look amazing! No wonder this is one your hubby’s fave looks! You’re rocking it! That cut-out/lace hem is so gorgeous.
    Happy Anniversary to you and your Husband! 5 years!
    xo Tea

  • amy July 28, 2015 at 9:25 am

    That dress is gorgeous!

  • Cynthia July 28, 2015 at 9:28 am

    This matching mint number is super cute. I just love mint. Had so much fun reading about your thoughts on marriage after 5 years.

  • Shauna July 28, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Hands down my favorite dress of yours to date. Simply gorgeous!! Have a wonderful vacay! -xx


  • Jessica July 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I love the colors on you. I like how your dress matches your shoes perfectly.

  • Happiness at Mid Life July 28, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Happy Anniversary! Love the hemline of this dress and beautiful necklace!


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Alecz July 28, 2015 at 10:02 am

    This dress is absolutely beautiful. I love the teal colour and the simple shape. Stunning!

  • Shea July 28, 2015 at 10:12 am

    What a gorgeous mint dress–I love it with the bold necklace and coordinating shoes! Congratulations on 5 years! I love your response to the 10 years from now–more gray hairs and more date nights is what I’m hoping for by then too! 🙂

  • Amy @Amy's Fashion Blog July 28, 2015 at 10:15 am

    you look stunning. Also love reading the interview

  • Laura July 28, 2015 at 10:18 am

    What a beautiful dress! Those heels were made for it!

  • Whitney 'Nic' James July 28, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Rachel you look stunning in this dress. SO pretty and great on your shape. LOVE it!


  • Rachel July 28, 2015 at 11:59 am

    RACHEL! You look so good in this color, love the flirty style of the dress, it really is just darling!

  • Ashley July 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Mint is a killer color on you, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Megan Ballard July 28, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I love that dress. I hope you had a great anniversary. Thanks for linking up for Turning Head Tuesday. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes July 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    You look so pretty! I LOVE your outfit! The mint is just too cute! Happy Anniversary!


  • Jess July 28, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    A bike ride in the rain sounds like a total ‘notebook’ moment. LOVE IT!

    Mimi & Chichi

  • Tif @ Bright on a Budget July 28, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    This dress is gorgeous on you! Love the matchy-matchy and the details!!! Also, love the answer to #12!!!


  • the cape on the corner July 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    that is a great color on you, and the shape/fit of that dress. no wonder the hubby liked it!

  • Katie D (Hello Katie Girl) July 28, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Mint looks gorgeous on you! I love all of the additional mint accents and the details of your dress. Great styling!


  • Tina Bradley July 28, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Rachel, you look so lovely in this fabulous ensemble! Great dress and such a wonderful match for those sweet shoes! Thanks for hosting another great link up. T.

  • lara July 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    What a gorgeous shade of blue! Love, love, love it!

  • Ginny July 28, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    This color is great on you and I love Oalleigh Rose!

  • kelsey bang July 28, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    love the mint heels and dress together! so darling!

  • Denise July 29, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Such a gorgeous color on you! I love that the dress matches the shoes, what a fab idea! I loved reading all of your answers, it is always nice to learn more about the bloggers I interact with so often!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • celyn July 29, 2015 at 3:35 am

    you look great! I love your dress!


  • Petite Silver Vixen (@petitevix) July 29, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Oh that colour so, so suits you. And what cute detailling at the hem. The heels are gorgeous and the necklace is perfect with the dress. Love the ‘no comment’ answer to the last question! Happy Anniversary to you both!

  • Grace July 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

    It is another outstanding looks of you! I love the color, the style and how you styled it! I love everything about it! Great job Rachel! 🙂 And of course I really enjoyed both interviews of you guys too! That is super sweet and cute! 🙂

    Take care and keep in touch!
    Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up! 🙂

  • Michelle July 29, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Love this matchy matchy look! The color is gorgeous on you!

  • bri July 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    that color is DARLING on you! I LOVE coming to your blog! You have amazing style! Keep up the great work xoxo


  • Alena July 29, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I love this dress and the shoes matches perfectly!

    Alena &

  • Anna D Kart July 29, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Happy 5th Anniversary! Doesn’t time just fly by? I mean, we just celebrated our 7th and I can’t believe we’ve been married that long. You look lovely in your mint ensemble!

    Happy Medley

  • Lisa July 31, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Gorgeoussssssssssssss!!!! Love this dress on you XO!! Thank you for sharing with #LINKUPWITHLISA and thank you for hosting 🙂

  • Debbie Stinedurf August 2, 2015 at 11:23 am

    So beautiful Rachel! I’m glad you had an amazing 5 year anniversary…enjoy your vacation!

  • Alex August 3, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you very much for the feature Rachel! Loved reading the interview, you sound like such a wonderful couple 🙂 And the color of that dress is perfect for you.

    Have a great week!

    Alex – Funky Jungle