Documenting Life Together

Seahorse app

As we all live and breathe, there is no denying that smart phones have taken over our daily lives.  Am I right?  So finding the latest and greatest apps can be fun and exciting, especially when they work to better your life! With a camera at your fingertips every second of the day, it’s hard not to be consumed with snapping […]

Black and Blue

Fur vest cool

Ever do something so ridiculous that you didn’t want anyone to ever know? Well, last week I did.  But short of wearing a bag over my face there was no way of hiding my stupidity.  The evidence of my misfortune was smack dab on the front of my face. Here’s the thing.  I pride myself in being able […]

ekate designs

paper antler ekate

I became friends with Erin Kate Duininck before we ever even met. After hearing me speak at a women’s event in February of 2011, she sent me a message on Facebook and we instantly connected. Beyond the fact that this woman is enormously talented, I am constantly impressed by her enormous heart and incredible generosity. She was […]

Cozy Tee

Cents of Style booties

I have such a hard time dressing for this season. Our weather here is chilly in the morning, as hot as 80 midday, and cools back down in the evening. When you’re out and about all day, (or busy opening a retail shop!!!) there’s no time to change. My solution is the t-shirt dress and […]

My Best Face Forward – With a Giveaway!

nerium before and after

Bobbi Jo Fischer says that the best part of her job is seeing “afters.” And she must see a lot of good ones, because she is an independent rep for Nerium, creator of the amazing Night Cream (Nerium AD). Bobbi Jo offered Tammy and I the opportunity to try this incredible product for a month. […]

Wild About… A Beauty Roundup

Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander

I’m a sucker for anything that exfoliates, and lately I’ve been scrubbing my face every night with the Pure Complexion Facial Sponge from Ecotools. Made from 100% natural ingredients, it easily washes away dirt, oil, and makeup. Plus, the bamboo charcoal removes old skin cells – hurrah! Old skin cells, be gone! They’ve got a sensitive […]

The Big Reveal

The girls at the Urban Ruffle shop

I know we’ve been teasing you a lot lately, hinting at something big to come. It’s FINALLY time to share our amazing news – thank goodness because we simply can’t keep it to ourselves any longer. We are taking a leap, diving in, and opening up a brick and mortar shop! This is a dream […]

Consumed with Crystals

Mixing textures for fall

This fall’s jewelry trend is consumed with crystals.  Crystal necklaces, crystal bracelets, crystal earrings galore! So naturally, we here at Wild Ruffle are consumed. I have a scheduled meeting here in a few minutes with a seasoned, talented master in the jewelry making world.  Cate.  She is teaching me the in’s and out’s of handmade jewelry […]

A New Twist on Ratatouille

a new twist on an old recipe - ratatouille recipe with carrots and turkey meatballs

I have so many veggies from my CSA right now! Our family is loving the abundance, but there are also a couple of drawbacks to it. One, I’m running out of ways to cook squash. My family might throw their plates at me if I serve them up another round of roasted zucchini, and there […]

Overall, I Like It

wildruffle-C-17

I was not going to jump on the overalls trend. It took me right back to junior high (the last time I owned a pair), and honestly – who wants to go back to those awkward fashion days? But then I started seeing more of them… and they started to grow on me. This generation […]