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!

4 ingredient coconut cream bars

I needed something to make for a summer themed mommy/baby play date and coconut popped into my head. To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of coconut. The most I can take is a Caramel Delight Girl Scout cookie but Jon is a coconut fiend! ...more


If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that my entire family (plus 23 others) just got back from South Padre Island where we celebrated the 4th! My family used to caravan to Padre every year growing up and we hadn't done it in a few years. It was a blast ....more


Summer is here in Texas. This not only means pool play dates, late nights on the deck, and vacations but.... heat!!! ...more


I have been bursting at the seams to share this news with you. It feels like just yesterday that my good friend Samantha and I were talking about a dream she had for a mommy website over Panera mac and cheese...more

Avocado and mozzarella chicken

This meal is a mixture between a chicken parmigiana and 'Ruthie's random concoctions'. Avocado is one of my favorite foods and I love trying it in new recipes, other than guacamole. This chicken dish is easy to put together and absolutely delicious ....more

Finish This

I have a quarter to use a pay phone, I call...Apple to find my dang iPhone! I haven't seen a payphone anywhere but an airport in the past 5 years, do they still exist I found $25 in my pocket, I buy...a maxi skirt from Target and a pair of shoes for Ford... I am obsessed with baby shoes (just bought him some Lacoste tennis shoes for $3 at Salvation Army!) I have 25 minutes to watch anything on TV, I watch...a rerun of Modern Family ....more

Gettin' oily

If you've spent anytime on the internet or Instagram, you'd know the essential oils are "in" right now. I am normally somewhat weary of certain internet trends and wait until they fizzle out quickly but something about essential oils grabbed me. Seeing friends post about their babies sleeping through the night despite cutting 4 teeth thanks to lavender oil or flu symptoms diminishing within hours because of thieves or lemon ....more

A little kitchen update

Jon and I are going on 2.5 years in our house and I keep telling him I never want to move. This house has our ideal floor plan, we have room to grow, and we love our neighborhood. We've come a long way since we moved in (listing photos here) yet I feel like there is always something to be done ....more

Working out at home

Jon and I both love leading an active lifestyle. We are members of a gym, walk the neighborhood as much as we can, and attempt to make healthy choices when it comes to food. I say attempt because we love to indulge and that's one of the main reasons I eat what I want ....more

Portillo's Copy Cat Chocolate Cake

If you are from around the Chicago area then you are most likely familiar with Portillo' Hot Dogs. Yummmmmmmm! We make it a point to eat there every time we visit and we are never let down (we celebrated Jon's 31st birthday there!) ....more