Ruthie Hart

Howdy! My name is Ruthie and I am a 25 year old southern wife, first time mama to Ford and lover of all things crafty. My blog chronicles my life, everything from my relationship with Jesus, the ridiculous costume parties my husband plans and learning the ropes of being a stay at home mom. In my house, we love, we hug, we live out loud, we make mistakes and make fools of ourselves. Oh, and I blog all about it!

Windy City

Last weekend Jon and I took Ford to The Windy City! I was born in a Chicago suburb and my extended family, who is a big part of our lives, still live up there. Jon and I have been together 3 times and this time was all about Mr ....more

Mamas: what to pack in your hospital bag

I have been meaning to write this post for months but you know how parenthood is. I actually thought I'd written this post and went to go look for it in my archives only to find out I'd only written it in my head. People ask me all the time what to pack in your hospital bag and today I am sharing my recommendations ....more

Roly Poly

Ford is to the age where it is almost impossible to change his diaper in under a minute because I spent 75% of the time trying to get him to stay in one place. I've stopped changing him on his changing table because I can turn my back for half a second and he is popped up on his tummy. Cue mama heart attack ....more

Baby's 1st Easter Basket

I had so much fun filling Ford's first Easter basket! This is the first holiday I feel like he can actually notice things and play with toys so that made it extra fun to brainstorm ideas. One of his favorite things to play with lately is empty Easter eggs ....more

Jon 372 months....31 years

Today my better half turns 31! My little sidekick also turns 8 months today and since it's always about Ford, I figured I'd do an update on Jon. 31 years ago at 12:12pm, Jonathan David Hart stretched those massive calves out in the real world of Cleveland, OH ....more

Ford 8 months

I am posting his monthly update a day early because we are going out of town and tomorrow is Jon's birthday! Today Ford will take his 17th airplane ride! We are spending the weekend in Chicago with family and can't wait to show off our little guy ....more


It wasn't until the beginning of March that I realized Hope Spoken was right around the corner. I had bought my ticket the PREVIOUS February so it was a long time coming! My life had changed in every single facet possible since then and I hadn't had much free "brain time" to prepare ....more

Blue Eyed Bluebonnet

Spring has sprung here in Austin! Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush line even the busiest of highways. It is truly incredible that they pop up on their own and paint our beautiful city each year ....more

What to register for?

I have so many pregnant friends right now and I am always getting asked for gift registry tips and recommendations. So here it is prego mamas, my must-haves. I'd like to start by saying I registered at Target and Babies R Us and if I had a re-do, I would do Target only ....more

Finish This

1. I don't get enough...I want to say sleep but that is not the case. I get 8-9 hours everyday but I think all moms can agree with me that child rearing just wears you out ....more