Thank Goodness It’s Thursday No. 37

Thursday link party

You might be wondering what in the heck has been going on over here at Ruffles and Rain Boots this week! We’ve just “completed” our transfer from the Blogger platform to self-hosted WordPress. I believe there will be a few changes in the upcoming weeks but most importantly, I’m asking for your help! If you […]

Embracing the Awkward


You know those absolutely horrifying play date experiences? Those uncomfortable ones that have the moms, dads, grand-folk and nannies all counting down the seconds until it is socially acceptable to bail?  I don’t. Is that weird?  Click on “Read More” to see why I’m pulling the splinters from my backside pining away for awkward encounters. 

The Real Rules for Raising a Toddler


It’s a good day here at Ruffles and Rain Boots – I’m actually giddy while typing this because I know what’s coming… And it’s AWESOME! More specifically, she’s awesome! Without {much} further ado, I bring you a guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Jen. When I have a bad parenting day, I think, […]

Thank Goodness It’s Thursday No. 36

Thursday link party

We’re back from our vacation without Daddy. Back, but barely.  It was a wonderful trip, filled with family and fun, but no sleep. The little one staged whatever the opposite of a sleep-in is. Basically, it meant that no one got any Z’s and we were subject to the tantrums of a sleep-deprived 2.5 year […]

No Sew Felt Bag Tutorial


After our recent trip to the beach and the aquarium there, Elise is deep in mermaid and ocean mode. Today, she was ‘swimming’ on the living room floor next to her jellyfish, dolphin and octopus. She was, of course, a mermaid. So here I am with a very quick craft using leftovers from the rainbow […]

Birthday Tote Bag and Gift Ideas


This summer, I’ve really focused on sewing projects to gain confidence in the craft because I have so many ideas and almost zero knowledge of how to actually sew them.  I know I could take a class, but I don’t want to stop crafting in order to take the class… You’re gonna need a spoonful […]

Thank Goodness It’s Thursday No. 34


Hello, everyone! We’re back for another week of Thursday link party fun and we’re looking to you for your recipes, DIY projects, parenting advice and crafty creativity. I’ve been crafting up a storm, trying to get a myriad of projects finished before Elise and I head out on our big trip without Jeff. I’m grown up […]

Elegant Gifting Silky Scarf Tutorial


If you love fabric, you’ll know how much this rings true: I saw this pattern and immediately thought, “This would make a great scarf!” The most difficult part of this project was deciding what size to make it. There are so many choices — no really, there are! Just look at your own collection and see […]