Mothers Day & Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up

May 12, 2015

This past weekend was a very busy one with Mothers day and then a birthday party for my three toddlers so in between the crazy good times I had to capture some mothers day moments (you can read about what my hubby did for me on mothers day here) but I thought I would leave with you with a few mothers day photos before the link up. I hope you got to see your mom or at least talk or remember them this past weekend.




Me and my daughter Elizabeth


My son Max with his daddy (gah I am a sucker for sailor suits, booo to my hubby who hates sailor suits).


Alexander in a handsome vintage overalls outfit.



Nevaeh looking equally as beautiful in her sailor inspired dress.

Finally a few pictures of my mom, girls and sisters (minus one of them):

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Happy late mothers day! Love you mom!

Now on to the link up portion of this post:

Hey there everyone, welcome to another “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up. My third “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up for the new blog was last Tuesday and I had 50 link ups, whoa! The highest yet! Thank you for linking up. I also had Carrie of as my guest co-host and she went ABOVE AND BEYOND and commented on all of your sites (well most all of them) welcoming you and thanking you for linking up. Ha! she is my blogging sister for sure, thanks Carrie for being an awesome guest co-host. Psst she is guest co-hosting again in August already so if you loved her last week you have her again soon.

Today’s awesome guest co-host is Melissa of whom I have known for quite awhile now. I met her from her own past link up called Glitterati Gala from her older blog domain and we have chatted on facebook ever since. I am happy to have her be a part of the link up today. So please take a look and follow her blog in some way here or by the links provided under her bio.

“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, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your guest co-host: Melissa of blog

Howdy from Houston! My name is Missy and I’m a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger on I am married to my best friend and high school sweetheart, together we have a 3-year old boy with quite a personality. I love exploring new ways to wear things, discovering great beauty products and sharing all of those things with wonderful people (like you)! I blog to take what I’ve learned and help other busy ladies add glam to their lives, with as little effort as possible. So be sure to stop by and share what you know with us. Also, many, many thanks to you, Rachel for having me co-host and be a part of your community.
Co-host links:
*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 on to the featured five from last week and link up:

Brooke of linked up a beautiful look and honest opinions about wearing crop tops as a mama. I loved her account and her gorgeous chic outfit. You can check out more on her crop top and shorts here.

lularoesandyalamodeSandy of linked up a review of not only this lovely dress from LuLaRoe but of the direct sales line itself promoting her LulaRoe consultant Sadi Thompson. I admit this post had me clicking to sign up to look into the company myself. We shall see in the future. Isn’t this dress just darling? You can read more here.


Carrie of was not only my guest co-host last week but she linked up some lovely links so this one was my favorite. I just love how she inspired me to dig out my pastel pink tee and find interesting ways to style it with a dress. Isn’t this whole outfit cute and right on point for the spring trends? Click here to read more.


Tif of linked up a fun Wardrobe Re-wear post. I love her wardrobe re-wear series and while she styled these pixie pants two different ways I simply fell in love with this Office Ready wear look. How adorable are those metallic loafers. You can also check out her Date night look incorporating her pixie pants as well in the same post here.

Whitney of linked up a refresher post for me on how to be a successful blogger. She shares in the post some tips she learned at a recent blogger week event. You can read on what those tips are or what she learned here.
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: Trendy Wednesday, Mahogany Closet, Lisa

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  • IRENE May 12, 2015 at 7:30 am

    one beautiful family! love all the pictures. love sailor outfits! they are so cute!
    all the best!thank you for hosting the link up!

  • Ashley May 12, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Glad you had a great Mother’s Day! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Susan May 12, 2015 at 7:57 am

    What a precious and beautiful family you have! Susan

  • Grace May 12, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Mine was very good too! Very happy to hear about your Mother’s day! Thank you for hosting link up for us and have a great day Rachel!


  • Jill May 12, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Your family is precious! Love seeing your photos! Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    Doused In Pink

  • Iris May 12, 2015 at 9:43 am

    you have a lovely family. I love the sailor dresses. I definitely need to buy one for my daughter.

  • Missy G May 12, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Hey Rachel! I’m glad to see that you had a lovely Mother’s Day! Your babies look so sweet, all dressed up. Thank you so much for letting me co-host with you today. 🙂 I’m looking forward to everyone’s blog posts!

    <3 Missy

  • Sam May 12, 2015 at 10:50 am

    A happy belated mother’s day to you, Rachel! You have such a beautiful family, and the photos your shared are lovely. Thank you once again for hosting this fun link up! xSam

  • Shauna May 12, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Sounds like the perfect Mother’s Day! -xx


  • amy May 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

    It looks like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom May 12, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Thanks SO much for featuring me! I love Brooke’s outfit so much that I purchased those scallop shorts from her shop and I’ll be sharing them on the blog this week! I am a sucker for scallops. Thanks for the link up and it looks like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Your husband is def. a keeper!!

  • Jess May 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Cutest pictures of your little one and the rest of your family!

  • Becky @ bybmg May 12, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Your kids’ outfits are darling! Glad you had a great mother’s day!

  • Cynthia May 12, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Your toddlers are adorable and your older daughter is beautiful. Lovely family pictures. It’s so fun to see them.

  • Amy's Fashion Blog May 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    you have an adorable family

  • Shannon May 12, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    So glad to hear you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! You have such a beautiful family!

  • sera May 12, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    such beautiful family photos <3

    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

  • Rachel May 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Beautiful, you have a lovely family.

  • Tina Bradley May 12, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    Loving the beautiful photos of your lovely family, Rachel! As always, excited to check out the bloggers you’ve featured. Carrie’s blog is one of my faves–very inspiring. Thanks for hosting this link up! T.

  • Sherry May 12, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    You have a beautiful family! I love the kids all dress up such a lovely moment in time be thankful you are documented this time. You look great I like blue on you, the necklace really defines your outfit love it!

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  • Denise May 12, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Always loving this linkup every week! I love seeing all the different bloggers that you use! I love these photos of you and your family, your children are too cute!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Melissa May 12, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Looks like you had a great mothers day. You little ones are super cute!

  • Carrie May 13, 2015 at 1:29 am


    Check out my new post on my blog
    Posts online about many styles, Rome, Provence, New Zealand…

  • Erica May 13, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Happy belated Mother’s day!! You have beautiful children. 🙂 So many great mommas featured this week – thank you for including Brooke!

    xo, Erica

  • Anna Shirley May 13, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    It seemäs that you have wonderful Mother´s day. You look so happy – beautiful photos.