I’m Ruth. I am a mother of 6 boys, who daydreams about cooking for friends and traveling the world. I’ve been married 15 years to my renaissance husband who is a headmaster of a Classical school after 10 years of full-time pastoral ministry. I educate my children at home part-time (University-model schooling), and consider it a privilege to teach and show them Jesus at home. When not busy with family, I love to paint, sew, garden, host teas, cook, play the piano, mentor younger ladies, and redecorate my girlfriends’ homes.

GraceLaced is my online home where I write about the many moments in which grace intersects daily life…which is everymoment, whether I take note of it or not. Praise God he is helping me see his wondrous grace in the marvelous and the mundane.

My desire is that you will experience how grace-laced your life can be as well.


Connecting {and Disconnecting} Intentionally with Circle With Disney

Remember when we were kids and television shows we enjoyed only came on at certain times and we'd run outside to play when they were over? Remember what it felt like before the continual flow of information, entertainment, and stimulus of the... To read the entire post and enjoy other features, please visit the GraceLaced ....more

GraceLaced Book...Cover Reveal!

It's a bit surreal, and I'm more nervous than I thought I would be....more

There's Room For You {How to Stop Comparing and Start Creating}

You’re more creative than you might feel or think. Trust me. I'm a creative, and sometimes I struggle to be enough ....more

On Loving and Longing

it's Valentine's Day next week, and the aisles at Target are working overtime to make sure I know that love is in the air,...more

Grinding The Wheat in 2017

If we were having coffee today, I'd tell you that what I do here and on Instagram...more

Farewell to 2016 {from the Simons Family}

As we head into the last weekend of 2016, our family's reflecting on where we've been and where we're going. Was 2016 as hard for you as it was for us? We will all collectively celebrate the turning of a new year in just two days, but some journeys.. ....more

Holiday Launch 2016 + Sale

This season doesn't have to usher in busyness in our hearts even if it seems that way on our calendars. The holiday season...our celebrations of Thanksgiving and Christmas, are opportunities for us to remember the joy of God's provisions, beginning... To read the entire post and enjoy other features, please visit the GraceLaced ....more

For Us Moms Who Long To Create

I'm often asked how I do it -- how I can be a mom to six and still make time for creative endeavors like art and writing, while also running a business....more

Hope...In The Desert {Launch + Sale!}

For those who know barrenness, waiting, thirst, and longing... ...those who know dry seasons of the soul... ...for the one who's cup isn't overflowing like it once did:God makes a way in the wilderness....more

Capturing Photos For Business and the Everyday

We hear the encouragement often to "be present" or "be in the moment" and clearly, this digital age has got us all distracted from what's alive and real, right before us. But as a mama, I long to capture these everyday moments that I have with my... To read the entire post and enjoy other features, please visit the GraceLaced ....more