December 31, 2010

So long 2010...

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I couldn't be more ready for 2011!  

2010 has not been the best of years for me, so here's hoping 2011 will be a little gentler.  :)

I'm trying to be more diligent about goal-setting, so without further ado, here are my New Year's resolutions.  

1.  Stop procrastinating.  I have always been a procrastinator and at the age of 27 I really should stop doing that now, don't you think?  

2.  Be more punctual.  See #1 for more explanation.  ;)

3.  Lose 50 lbs.  Yikes!  This is a big one.  That number seems so daunting, but I'm already down 5 lbs. within the last few weeks and I'm working my way there, slowly but surely.  I just joined a local yoga studio so I'm hoping to take Bikram yoga at least twice a week, along with my regular gym.  

4.  Sew more!  I have some beautiful projects that I've started, but have yet to finish.  I hope to get several things up on my Etsy page within the next few weeks.  

Here's to the New Year!  
May yours be filled with happiness and love.  

December 6, 2010

Quote of the Day

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We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

~ Paulo Coelho

December 3, 2010

Felt Flower Holiday Wreath Tutorial

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I absolutely loved this project.    I chose to do this in a deep red to be festive, but this would look great in all different colors to match the season or your decor.  Enjoy!

You'll need:
1/2 yard of 36"wide felt - cut into about 3"x 3"squares
Vine wreath
Hot Glue (lots and lots of it)

{Please excuse my ugly craft chair  :) }

Cut the felt into 3" by 3"squares.  A half yard will make about 60 or so squares.  

Start at the edge and cut a swirl pattern into each square.  

From the middle of the swirl, roll up the felt to create a flower shape.  The looser you roll it the larger it will be.  I chose to roll them rather tightly for a more "closed flower"look, but you can do this part however you'd like.  

Dab a little hot glue on the flower to close it, so it holds together and doesn't unravel.

Arrange the flowers and glue onto the wreath.  I wanted a bit of vine to show through, so I centered the two rows of flowers on the wreath so it wasn't completely covered.  

Once the flowers and glued on you can trim the sharp corners of the felt.  I chose not to to give it a little bit of a modern look.  

Voila!  So easy and adorable. 

Etsy Finds Friday

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Need some holiday gift ideas?   I bet you'll love these...

Have fun Christmas shopping.  

You only have 22 days left!

December 1, 2010


Pin It Now! I have a confession... 

I like Uggs.  Like, I really really like them.  I always thought my sister was ridiculous for wearing them six months out of the year in Southern California.  Until she had me try them on.  At that moment I fell in love with the cushiony-softness.  Yep. 

I live in Oregon, where it can get really cold.  Over the last few weeks we've had temperatures in the teens.  Yikes!  You can bet I was wishing I had on some of these bad boys to warm my popsicle-toes.

I really love this tan color...  

Don't they just make your cold feel happy, too?  Well, I have a surprise for you!  

If you go to you can get your very own pair of Ugg Boots!!   Use coupon code 1156CRAFTY for a special 10% discount for my readers!  How awesome is that? 

November 30, 2010

On My Christmas List This Year...

Pin It Now! It seems like just yesterday I created my Christmas List for last year.  Time really does fly when you're having fun!

After racking my brain, I honestly could only think of one thing that I actually *need*.  Of course, there's always things I want, but only this one thing I need. 

I've always had crazy hair.  Some of it's curly, some of it's straight, and it won't grow.  So, I have short hair that has a mind of it's own.  My favorite tool?  A flat iron!  And now it's time to step it up.  I've been using the cheapy drug store ones, but it's time to finally have the straight hair I covet. 

I found this little guy and I'm smitten! 

This is the ghd hair straightener.  Pretty, yes? 

Apparently there is quite a black market for these little guys.  {Who would have thought?}  But the original is MUCH better, and safer!, than the fakes.  Before you invest in a new best friend flat iron be sure to check the website for ghd.

As someone with wild locks I can tell you that I've spent many hours in the bathroom stressing over my hair.  {Well, not hours, but you know what I mean!}  I'm a perfectionist like that.  

I'm a pretty casual dresser most days, but I can guarantee you my blonde hair is always looking good.  :)

October 18, 2010

Do you Rue?

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Have you signed up for Rue La La yet?  

When you sign up you automatically get a $20 credit!  And when their items are fabulous and cheap - that can go a long ways. 

They have discount items from Roberto Cavalli, Yummie Tummie, Janice Girardi, Corioliss and so many more.  Their stock changes daily and they offer awesome deals!

Here's a sneak peek at what you're missing...

October 15, 2010

Etsy Finds Friday: White and Modern

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Have a Lovely Weekend!

October 4, 2010

Social Network

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Last night Mr. Crafty and I went to see Social Network.  He knows how much I am addicted to like Facebook and social networking, so we opted to see this movie. 

We almost never go to the movies, thank you Netflix, so we made a date out of it. We went our favorite burger place and then to the theater.

Mr. Crafty has never had a Facebook account, and still has no idea what Twitter is, but he was still pretty impressed with this movie.  Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg were awesome.  The story behind Facebook is quite intriguing, and this movie really made you feel for the struggle behind the website and what actually happened to bring about the site we all (well, almost all) know and love.
Speaking of Facebook, you can now find Ruby Chic's N E W Facebook page HERE, or by clicking the button at the top of my right sidebar. 
Will you come be my friend? 

October 3, 2010

Pure Awesomeness

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Love this.

September 30, 2010

Things I Loved - September

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TreSemme Dry Shampoo

How on Earth did I not know about this fantastic invention?  I am a habitual daily shampooer, and it just takes up so much time to shampoo, blow dry and straighten.  But for years, that's been my daily morning routine. 

This week I discovered this awesome gem of a blog That's So Cuegly.  She had a post about how to properly use dry shampoo so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  Wow!  I'm so glad I did. 

Pretzel M&Ms

Yummy!  I love M&M's and I love pretzels. 
It's probably not the best idea that I tried these because now I can't get enough of them. Certificates

How can you not love spending $1 to get a $10 restaurant gift certificate?!  I love to buy these for restaurants in our area - it's a great way to try a local place for cheap.

Today they're offering 90% off the $10 certificates.  Just use the coupon code WOW when you checkout at!

Sweet Leaf Green Mint & Honey Green Tea

Mr. Crafty has been on a major tea kick lately.  He started buying these yummy Sweet Teas and has me hooked.  My favorite is the Mint & Honey Green Tea.  It's just the right amount of sweet - especially for someone that doens't like sweet tea - and perfectly refreshing. 

We also discovered our local Target sells the 64 oz. size for only $2.00.  Now that's a price I can swallow!

September 28, 2010

Pursenickety Giveaway!

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For those of you that know me in real life, you know that no matter what I'm wearing I'm always carrying a cute bag.  Whether it's a designer, handmade or something I picked up at good ole Tarjay - I love my bags!

I came across Pursenickety a while ago and loved loved loved their handbags.  They have the most adorable, stylish bags and jewelry. 

So, you can probably imagine my giddy-ness when I saw that my new friends over at Envy My Cooking are hosting a Pursenickety giveaway!  Wahoo!

Good Luck!

September 20, 2010

SHAPE Discount

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Who doesn't love opening the mailbox to find a new magazine inside?  

I subscribe to several different mags to take to the gym and read while sweating on the treadmill. has a great deal for SHAPE magazine - perfect for treadmill reading!

When checking out, use coupon code SHAPE to get a year subscription for just $2.99.  That's a savings of $21.00! 

September 15, 2010


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Like the new look?  I certainly do! 

My friend over at Sugar Pop Ribbons hosted a giveaway offering a full blog makeover.  Guess who won?  Moi!  So Laura Jane whipped up a fancy new blog for me!  She was awesome to work with and I will definitely be going back for all my blog changes in the future - I highly recommend her! 

Hopefully this inspires me to get back to blogging.  So long as that little thing called life doesn't interfere.