To those blessed days…

November 20, 2014

Too often I take for granted how blessed I really am. I have the Lord Jesus as my Lord and Savior and in my heart, 4 kids, an AWESOME hubby a roof over my head and owned vehicles and more. I am just so glad for all that God has given me in this life. For the days I may not feel blessed I hope this post will not only inspire you, but myself as well.
With the holidays approaching and this holiday or month being about Thankfulness I will be the first to admit that a lot of times I am not thankful enough, instead I just go through life wanting more and more only to find that what I finally got wasn’t enough or what I actually needed.
The day I took these photos my children were all great and went to bed SUPER early than normal, the weather was summery and breezy (unlike the 30 degree and less weather lately).

God made a beautiful day that day and for that I am thankful.
I am thankful that I got this maxi skirt and black top from JCPenny for free with the buy $10 of stuff or more get $10 off coupon. When I feel I don’t have enough- even in clothes God always provides. When I have been with little food, patience, perseverance, faith, clothing- God has provided and for that I am thankful.

What are some things you are thankful for? What are ways you can be thankful this holiday?

Outfit details: Shirt: JC Penny (clearance)//Skirt: JC Penny (clearance)//Flats: Mix It (via Plato’s closet)//Necklace: Polish: Rimmel London: Red, Steady, Go..

There is still a few more days left to enter the “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up. I thank everyone who has linked up (some multiple times, and some new so welcome). I will feature my favorite 5 next Tuesday, November 25, so check back to see if yours is one of them.
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. *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!


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Rachel xo
Linking up with:
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The Fashionista Momma

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  • Becky @ bybmg November 20, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Great inspiration today! Thanks!

  • Ashley November 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I love this bright shade of blue. And great reminder to be thankful for what we have! I’m thankful for good friends and a supportive family- worth their weight in gold!


  • Stephanie November 20, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Love your skirt! Also, thanks for the reminding us all that we need to be grateful, no matter what. 🙂

  • Marta November 20, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Great look on you and very inspiring message too! Thanks of sharing Rachel:)

  • Shannon November 20, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    So pretty!! Loving the cobalt skirt paired with that necklace!

    <3 Shannon

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom November 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    I love when I have a really good day, especially after a really bad day! I too need to be thankful for what I have and to stop longing for what I don’t have. That skirt is such a pretty color! I love those $10 off $10 coupons that JCP sends!! I have one right now I need to use up. We are all so blessed, more then we even know!

  • Tif November 21, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Thanks for the inspiration!!! And I love your outfit, especially that necklace!


  • Shauna November 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Wonderful inspiration, I needed this today! It’s so important to take time every day and thank God for all His blessings! Have a wonderful weekend, girlie 🙂


  • Kathleen Harper November 21, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Wow! This looks great… I’m loving the skirt and necklace! Super chic.

  • Jennie November 21, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Doesn’t JCPenney have the best sales? Some of my favorite pieces I’ve picked up for $2 on their clearance rack and then got 25 percent off that! You look beautiful in this shade of blue and your pretty necklace looks just lovely with it. Inspiring message today, girl! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Samantha November 22, 2014 at 4:30 am

    Very uplifting post, Rachel. I agree, It’s so important to be mindful and thankful. I, too, often sit and think about the things I want more than the things I have, BUT I’ve been working to change that! It has been helpful for me to keep a little journal just for jotting down the things I am thankful for each day. I try to take a moment every day to do this. Sometimes when things are tough, it’s hard…but there is always the hubby and kitties (or your kids, for you) to be thankful for. And usually after sitting down and really concentrating on all the ways I am blessed I end up with more than a few things! Great post!


  • dousedinpink November 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Great post and reminder to be grateful for everything we have! Love your maxi skirt and necklace! Hope you have a great weekend!


  • J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all November 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    This is such a great post girl! I too, am not thankful enough in my day-to-day activities. I am so blessed and am not thankful enough to Him. Thanks for sharing this great post!

  • Susan @ 2 cats & chloe November 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Love your outfit! The necklace matches your skirt so well! And yes, there are so many things to be thankful for!! Thanks for joining the Celebrate Southern Linkup! I am pinning this terrific post to our official pin board! Cheers!

  • fashionistamomma November 24, 2014 at 3:50 am

    I love your necklace and maxi skirts are one of my faves!! Great finds. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  • Annie November 24, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Such a lovely post and wonderful reminder! Great outfit!

  • Heather November 27, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I love this post – you look lovely, and thank you for the reminder! It is so easy to overlook the little things for which we should be thankful. Beautiful words and sentiments like that you posted here help me to keep things in perspective… it is so easy, amidst all of the worldly distractions and temptations, to lose sight of what is really important. Like you said, we sometime wish for things will never truly satisfy, and instead we should remember that God always gives us what we need, when we need it, and how we need it… doing all things for our good.
    Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!