Tea Time!

Steeped Tea - organic tea

If you’re not excited for tomorrow’s big event by now, then call me shocked. Cuz it’s all set to be our best yet. And one of the reasons it’s going to be so amazing is the wide variety of small businesses joining us. One such business is Cathy Plotnick, the ParTeaLady. She’s a part of the […]

Hot Apple Cider… With a Little Kick

Hot apple cider recipe with a little spice. The surprise addition of a secret ingredient gives it a kick that'll make you want to refill your cup!

On Monday, I shared our barn getaway pics (if you haven’t seen them yet, you gotta check it out – it was an absolutely gorgeous spot!). Every fall weekend getaway needs a hot drink to warm chilled bones. A favorite of my friend Heather’s family, this recipe has a surprise ingredient in it – red hots! You […]

Help Make a Change

gifts4change

Wild Ruffle loves giving back.  So as you can imagine, we are ecstatic to bring you a new vendor that is all about ‘giving back’. Giving back to those in need. We proudly introduce, Kelli Wollmering and her company Gifts4Change.  It was established back in November of 2011 with a mission to alleviate hunger and […]

Fall is Heaven

A simple denim shirt matches everything! Use it as a top layer in the fall.

If I could pick one season, it’d be fall. I’m in love with fall.  Sweaters and layers keeping me toasty warm all by themselves. No winter coats or snow boots to weigh me down. Not too hot. Not too cold. Heaven. And who could deny that relaxing with loved ones on a fall weekend retreat isn’t the […]

Mama Needs a Nap

Fall layers with suede booties.

I alluded to this yesterday, but I am one sleepy lady. We spent the weekend having far too much fun with amazing friends and their husbands (who are also amazing friends) at the most beautiful location a girl could dream up. I had tons of fun – started out by golfing with Ed and another […]

Escape to a Barn

sunset at Lake Superior Barn

This past weekend, both Tammy and I headed up north to the Wisconsin side of Lake Superior, for a couples only weekend getaway with friends at a beautiful renovated barn on the water. We had a fabulous time, talking about everything from food to friendship, parenting and sex, and more. And of course, we had […]

Wild About Pyros and Magnets!

Beckamade

Wild Ruffle is thrilled to have more new vendors to our Pop Up Shop on Saturday November 1st 9am- 1pm in the Prior Lake City Hall. We gladly welcome Beckamade. Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem started her business, Beckamade, on Etsy in 2007.  She is inspired by midcentury pop culture with a little Midwest flavor. Rebecca clearly loves everything vintage and cool. […]

Mom’s Homemade Marinara and Goat Cheese Dip

Herbed goat cheese with homemade marinara dip - a hearty and tasty appetizer!

When I was young, my mom always made our marinara from scratch. Truthfully, she made just about everything from scratch – and I just grew up thinking that was normal. I didn’t really realize that marinara was readily available in a jar until I was older. And so, I’ve always preferred the taste of the […]

Cheers to this Crazy Life

Batwing sweater, booties & textured tights

Life is catching up with me and I’m feelin it.  Running non-stop lately is taking it’s toll. I’m exhausted. Last week, a few school parents and I took a group of forty 5th graders to the Eagle Bluff Environmental Center for three days of outdoor education.  While it was well worth the months of planning and organization, I […]

Losing My Mind

layered look for fall, bomber jacket, moto boots

My poor husband. He’s truly concerned for his future with me. And my crazy memory loss. For instance, the other day we had a long conversation about a specific subject while on the phone. A half hour later, he arrived home, and I proceeded to dive right into the same conversation. Because I couldn’t remember […]