New Decor,Hands Producing Hope and Link up

October 13, 2015



Over this past year I have added a few new favorite home decor items and furniture into our house that I am excited to share with you today. I am a collector of fashion and home decor magazines or books, but the thought of actually decorating my home leaves me overwhelmed (just putting it out there, just so you know).


Of the above items I bought the little candle holder bird on clearance at Target and the gold foiled and white paper pyramids came courtesy of Minted a year ago. Then a few weeks back I received the two prints you see courtesy of Hands Producing Hope.  I actually grew up knowing and being friends with the Founder, Rebecca so when she asked me to share these prints and more on Hands Producing Hope I was more than honored to do so.


“What is done in Love is done well” is exactly what Hands Producing Hope (HPH) an ethical fashion focused organization and shop in Costa Rica has as their mission. They connect women and turn them into artisans. HPH provides them with local Bible studies, education, work and give women facing discrimination the empowerment they deserve. Hands Producing Hope is pleased to announce that with the success in Costa Rica they are expanding the organization and this fashion brand is in the process of launching to the women on Nkombo Island, Rwanda, to provide the same employment, education ,empowerment and hope as the women in Costa Rica. Currently, Hands Producing Hope is raising  funds to help start their organization in Rwanda and so if you are looking for special ethical or unique gifts for Christmas, or are just in need of some trendy jewelry won’t you consider buying or sharing this organization? The prints I have shown you are $25 together and the $25 plus shipping that you pay gets you these two prints (comes in gold, bronze as well) will help fund this campaign #HPHgoestoRwanda.   You can find out more about this campaign here.


As I mentioned in the beginning, I get easily overwhelmed with decorating so I thought of many places to put these prints but kept thinking back to our living room book shelf. I set out to the Dollar Store, got some frames and viola here you go the results:


I am quite pleased with how well these prints decorate our bookshelf and stand out. The message both spread are a good reminder to have love and above all to realize the help we are giving the Rwandan women.

Hands Producing Hope also sells accessories, necklaces and bracelets like the ones you see below:


Felicia necklace


Amelia Headband


Lena Double Wrap Bracelet

Thank you to Rebecca and Hands Producing Hope for the prints displayed in this post. Prints were provided in exchange for a review, but all opinions shared are my own.

Now on to the link up:

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:

IMG_2430Rachel 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 Jill of Doused In Pink, I just love this fashionista, momma and friend and I know you will too. You can find her links below to follow her and get to know her as well. 

stripes and black lace

You can follow Jill the following ways: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Bloglovin.

Now for the featured five from last weeks link up:


I have a few lace tops that I am not sure how to style and carry into the fall season, but Karen brought in several options and ways to do just that from summer to fall. See her looks here, this is just one of them.


Jessica linked up a fun way to style a feathered top. I love the textures and patterns she brought into this look to dress the top up. See outfit post here.


How lovely is Carly’s braid and outfit for fall? I just love it…oh and this was a bad day for her but she still rocks this look and is a good mama regardless. See post here.


Christie came up with some lovely ways to style a blanket scarf that I can’t wait to try myself. See post here.


Amy does a few posts with her daughters where they style similiar clothing and this had to be the cutest. I love their denim on denim on denim outfits. Check out their style and cute adventures here.

Now it is your turn, please follow this rules below and have fun.

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


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  • Carly October 13, 2015 at 12:13 am

    Thanks so much for featuring my look! It’s an honor to be on your blog. And thank you for offering this wonderful link up each week. I love seeing everyone’s outfits and discovering new blogs through it
    Dresses & Denim

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life October 13, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Thanks for hosting this link up each week! I’m loving the prints you featured today, not only do they contain lovely messages but the fact that buying some of these assists others in need is amazing!

  • Sheree October 13, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Such cute decor, really suites the positive vibe and attitude.

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Happiness at Mid Life October 13, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I am horrible at home decorating, my house just feels like a lived in house. With is fine by me, I want a house that looks like a family that enjoys their time in it and it’s not perfect all the time. Cute decorating additions!


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles October 13, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Those are very inspiring messages and lovely decor as well – thanks for the heads up!


  • The Gifted Gabber October 13, 2015 at 1:18 am

    Awww…thanks for the mention, Rachel! Such a nice surprise!
    What fun prints! And I LOVE those tassel necklaces and the bracelets! — Amy @

  • Tiina L October 13, 2015 at 1:58 am

    Inspirational messages. It’s a nice idea to have a few favourite phrases or quotes around. Have a great week, Rachel.

  • IRENE October 13, 2015 at 2:45 am

    so beautiful decor! love those candles

  • Alex October 13, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Those prints, the tassel necklaces and the bracelets are wonderful, love the message and absolutely love the project behind it. There should be more like them.

    Thanks for hosting Rachel & have a wonderul week!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

  • Jaymie Ashcraft October 13, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Love those prints!

  • Kirsten Wick October 13, 2015 at 6:01 am

    I love these black and white prints so much!!! Thanks for this weekly link-up dear! Love, Kirsten xx

  • Elle Spann October 13, 2015 at 6:38 am

    i love a good print! i feel like i can never have enough.
    Southern Elle Style

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom October 13, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Decorating the home can be overwhelming sometimes! I feel like I’ll never be done decorating mine. Those signs are so stylish, I love the font used on them!


  • Shannon October 13, 2015 at 7:39 am

    I just love decorating and these little sayings are the cutest and such perfect reminders!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Kathrine Eldridge October 13, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Love your new decor! Those prints are wonderful. Thanks for the Link Up!

  • Laura October 13, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Love the idea and message of these prints! They are so cute!

  • amy October 13, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Such lovely hand made items!

  • Becky @ bybmg October 13, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Those prints are gorgeous!

  • Jill October 13, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Thank you for having me as a co-host today! Your dceor looks great and I love the message on those prints! I have to check out the site, those necklaces are fab too!

    Doused In Pink

  • Amy Ann October 13, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful pieces and such a cool mission!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Danielle October 13, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Such cute decor! Love the necklace! Have a nice week!


  • Emily Green October 13, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Love those prints! It sounds like such a good mission to support. What an awesome thing to spread the word about!

  • Cynthia October 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I love those prints! Those tassel necklaces are adorable. Love learning about these purpose driven organizations.

  • Sam October 13, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Those prints are so lovely, and such words of wisdom on them, too. I really like I you have them set up with your cute little bird and cool pyramids. Thank you for sharing about HPH, it sounds like a wonderful organization!

  • Nadine Ring October 13, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Those prints are adorable!! Love the decorations!


  • Anna D Kart October 13, 2015 at 10:17 am

    love this cute print! you are amazing at this

    Happy Medley

  • Kathleen October 13, 2015 at 10:20 am

    Looks divine. Great post!

  • Ada October 13, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Your pretty book-case looks even better with those cute frames with amazing quotes. Love this brand’s Felicia Necklace also and might have to order one or two lol.

    I also love Jill. Nice to see her co-host today. And you featured some great looks. Love Karen’s and Amy’s with her matching daughters. Actually in my post today I am doing polka dot chambray with white lace. =)

    Have a Great Tuesday my friend!

  • Ashley October 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Super cute new framed prints, doll!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Jessica October 13, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring me.

  • Amy's Fashion Blog October 13, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I’m horrible with decorating. Have a great week.

  • Christie October 13, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring my post, Rachel!!! You just made my day!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Katey October 13, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I love finding out about positive and inspiring companies! Thanks so much for sharing! The black and white prints are timeless. So pretty.

  • Sherry October 14, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    The prints are really cute but I love the necklace.. I have to check them out. Thanks for hosting the link up

  • Lanae Bond October 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    I love the prints because they are are so encouraging! I really need to have the one that say Love More and Worry Less in my home!

  • Nicole Mölders (@HighLatitudeSty) October 17, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Thanks 4 linking up to Top of the World Style