Thursday, August 11, 2011

Illustration Love

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Darn You, Epicurious App!

Yes, I am shifting the blame to someone else. Otherwise it would be highly embarrassing that I'm sitting in my kitchen with a freshly baked batch of fudgy brownies and a flourless chocolate cake. Who am I kidding, blaming doesn't make this any less embarrassing :). 
Before you ask, no I was not expecting company over nor it is it a special occasion.

I've never made a flourless chocolate cake before but have always been tempted. As well I should be, it was super easy, few ingredients, and hard to mess up.

The brownies came out kind of funny so I won't share the recipe but I'll tweak it and get back to ya. 

I'll just leave you with a word of warning be careful what apps you download as you just might find yourself using them.... :) 

The brownies

Monday, August 8, 2011

In Case You Missed It...

I'm changing some things up with the look of the blog. (insert, duh - for those of you who aren't just dropping by for the first time, this is obvious) for some reason I can't leave well enough alone and the fact that Blogger was doing something funny to my layout was all the incentive I needed. Also the fact that we haven't yet moved into our 'forever' home so reading all my design blogs leaves me wanting to re-do something :) and until I have a home I guess this lil ol' blog is it (sorry in advance blog.)

I have multiple personalities when it comes to design. One moment I'm loving sleek and modern and the next I'm loving country luxe (this is also painfully evident if you follow my Pinterest boards) so just in the past few days that I've been playing around with the look of LLL (my nickname for said blog) I've gone in many different directions with everything from the layout & template to the colors and design. I also want to try going the route of DIY. Don't get me wrong I've been coveting Faboulous K Creative's new site and blog design work sprinkled all over blog land but until I can justify the price tag for a blog design I'm going to try it myself. Don't misunderstand, I think that's very reasonable for the work she does, it's just until I commit myself more seriously to this blog (ie: posting every day, quality of posts (ahem) I don't want to spend that kind of money. Anyways there are shoes to be bought :) 

Hope to be back with a Blog mood board of sorts. 

See ya then!
 xoxo Ruthie 

ps - How ironic that Made By Girl mentioned my blog, right as I went into re-do mood on my site! For all you visitors, I promise it usually looks a little better over here, please excuse the mess from construction :) 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Organize My....iPhone

Yes, I know that probably wasn't what you were expecting me to tackle this week but after going crazy and downloading every cool app out there I want to clear up my phone and make it a productive tool. I find that if I have multiple apps in the same 'genre' ie: to do list apps then I end up alternating between them and effectively doing the same thing as scribbling post it notes all over the house just in a virtual setting. So no more! I will be choosing one app for each genre and committing to using that one.

Maybe if you're lucky I'll share with you my favorite apps that made the cut to stay on my phone :)

Ps - don't you love my leopard skin background? Tres chic! 

xoxo Ruthie 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gray Great Room

I'm really loving the use of gray in this great room/living room. It's not my typical style but something about it is beckoning me. It definitely has achieved the 'homey' feel every living room should have!

xoxo Ruthie 

Happy Weekend!

Even though it's still the weekend, I'm gearing up for my week. 
This week's goal: is to get ahead! 
In everything...I know easy shmeasy, why don't I ever challenge myself, hehe :) 

xoxo Ruthie

Friday, August 5, 2011

I'm Dreaming of a White...

pair of booties! 
Seriously, these are gorgeous and I need them. 

xoxo Ruthie 
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