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  • Monday, July 9, 2012

    Introducing: Breakfast at Ruche! This Friday, we will be hosting our first LIVE video stream at 10 am PST and we want you to join us! You'll be able to find out how to make the nursery DIY projects below and you'll get a chance to talk to Mai, the co-founder of Ruche, about her pregnancy!

     

    Lettered Fabric Boxes

     

    Fabric Flag Garland

     

    More details about how to tune in will be coming soon. We hope you'll join us on Friday morning!

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Sunday, July 8, 2012

    Images: 1, 2, 3, 4

     

    Ava Gardner represents classic beauty and timeless elegance.  She became one of Hollywood's leading actresses and was considered to be one of the most beautiful women of her day.  We love her for her impeccable style and radiant smile.

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Saturday, July 7, 2012

    Photography by Jessica Claire

     

    If you have a baby under two years old, don't let that stop you from having a fun weekend getaway! Here are a few tips, tricks, and vacation ideas for traveling with a child:

     

     

    Baby-friendly travel ideas:

     

    1. Plan a “staycation” at a nearby hotel/resort  to avoid the stress of flying and extended car travel.

     

    2. Take a family cruise. Most require babies to be at least 6 months old, but Disney allows babies as young as 12 weeks.

     

    3. Enroll in Mommy and Me swim classes.

     

    4. Spend the day at the beach and have a family fun day in the sand.

     

    5. Go berry picking! The berries are low to the ground so it's perfect for young children.

     

    6. Sight-see in a new city with a body baby carrier.

     

    7. Visit a public library (many cities have ones with great architecture) and attend a children's book reading.

     

     

    Tips for traveling with a baby:

     

    1. Bring extras of all necessary baby products.

     

    2. Budget a time for naps and adjust car seats/lighting in car to ensure your baby can sleep easily.

     

    3. Establish a routine while traveling to make your baby feel comfortable and more at home.

     

    4. Start and end your day early for a better chance of avoiding fussiness.

     

     

    If you have any more advice for traveling with a baby, please share it in a comment below. ♥ Happy travels!

     

     

    xo,

    Ruche


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  • Friday, July 6, 2012

    Photography by Jessica Claire

     

    Make your baby clothes last longer with these helpful tips from Ruche moms!

     

    1. Always put a bib on your baby while he/she eats to prevent stains. Stains will still happen though, so when they do, pre-treat them before washing with baking soda and white vinegar or dab them with lemon juice and hang in the sun, which is also a natural disinfectant.

     

    2. When in doubt, buy a size up in clothing. Items often shrink after washing them over and over again. You'll want a little room for sudden growth spurts too.

     

    3. Dress smart! If you're going somewhere where you're baby will be actively running/crawling, such as a park, dress him/her in durable items like jeans. If you're simply going for a little stroll, make use of your more delicate pieces.

     

    4. Invest in a sewing machine and turn outgrown clothing into new items. For example, a baby bodysuit can be turned into a tee once they outgrow the suit. All you have to do is make a few snips. You can also sew on an extra layer to baby skirts when they become too short.

     

    Do you have any helpful tips to share? We'd love to hear them!

     

    xo,

    Ruche


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  • Friday, July 6, 2012

    To celebrate our summer lookbook, we asked you to describe your dream summer and tell is which outfit you'd wear while on that vacation. ♥ We read over 300 daydreams and narrowed our favorites down to one.

    Sara D. said...

     

    It’s my 5th day in beautiful London, England. The smell of fresh baked
    blueberry muffins dances its way up through the walk-up I am staying in
    for the week. I make my way downstairs to finish preparing my tea and
    grab the muffins out of the oven. With muffin and tea in hand, I curl up
    with my two puppies, Milo and Meesha, on the window seat in the bedroom
    and watch the passersby on the street below. It’s going to be a magical
    day! I can feel it in my bones. Today my husband and I are heading to
    the park for a picnic and a walk around the city. We are determined to
    visit every old bookshop and antique boutique we can find. After that
    we’ll end the day by going to a nice dinner and to see “Wicked” on the
    West End. I decide that wearing something cute today is a must. Making
    my way over to the Victorian styled wardrobe I pull out my “love is in
    the air” open slit dress in taupe, “lovers lane” sandals, cherry red
    headband, “lemon drops” charm necklace and “vanilla sherbert” bangle
    (#10). The perfect outfit! It’s cute and fresh for my roam around the
    city, yet fashionable but not too formal for dinner and the play… *sigh
    the perfect vacation escape from Buffalo, NY. It may be a dream for now,
    but hopefully not forever.

     

     

    Thank you, everyone, for participating!

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Thursday, July 5, 2012

    Keiko, from Keiko Lynn, wore our Secret Admirer Collared Blouse with blue bow heels and a fedora for a patriotic fourth of July outfit!  See how one of our other bloggers, Jessica, wore this blouse here.

     

    Maggie, from Lifesize Paperdoll, looks absolutely adorable in her "red, white and mint" outfit.  We love how she paired our Calm Seas Chiffon Top with a pair of bright red shorts for a summery colorblock style.

     

     Julie, from Orchid Grey, carries our Straw Tote with a maxi skirt and a crop top for a chic and beachy look!

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Thursday, July 5, 2012

    Purses: where fashion meets practically. Whether you’re running errands or going out on the town, we have the perfect purse for you. ♥ Be sure to browse these essential styles below and begin building your own essential purse collection.

     

    Add a touch of glamour to your outfits without breaking your budget. Our collection of affordable evening purses are accented with just the right amount of lace, glitz, and detail.

     

     

    Showcase your style with a touch of sophistication. Fashionable without being too flashy, these structured bags are perfect for the workplace.

     

     

    For days under the sun, bring the basics and casually fashionable flair. These cute beach bags are affordable, practical, and unique all in one.

     

     

    For the stylish moms, these trendy diaper bags are a must-have. They're roomy enough for all of your essentials and chic enough to wear with all of your outfits.

     

     

    Every girl needs an everyday bag. With color palettes and size in mind, these cute everyday purses can be worn over and over again with any outfit.

     

    Ready to add to your collection? See our entire purse collection here. ♥ Happy shopping!

     

    xo,

    Ruche


  • Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

     

    xo,

    Ruche

    Don't forget to browse our bridal Pinterest account too for even more wedding inspiration!


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  • Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Images: 1, 2, 3, 4

     

    xo,

    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, July 4, 2012

    Photography Credit: Jessica Claire

     

    Ingredients

    1 cup blueberries

    1 whole banana

    1 cup plain yogurt

    2 tablespoons wheat germ

     

    Instructions

    For Babies: Use 1 cup of your already made blueberry puree OR Microwave the blueberries just until the juices start to run, about 30 seconds. Place the banana, yogurt and blueberries in a blender and puree until smooth.

     

    For Toddlers: Slice the banana. Microwave the blueberries just until the juices start to run, about 30 seconds. Place a little yogurt in a dish and top with banana slices, blueberries, wheat germ and serve. This will make 2-3 servings.

     

     

    Ingredients
    1/2 cup (Brown/or Jasmine) Rice (for babies, grind to barley size)

    2 cups water

    1/4 cup apples sliced into small dices or slivers

    1/4 cup raisins (optional)

    1/8 cup brown sugar (optional)

    2 tsp cinnamon

    1/2 tsp ginger

     

    Instructions

    1. Combine all of the above ingredients in a medium saucepan.

    2. Cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes or until rice is soft, fragrant and a bit soupy

    3. Stir 1/8 cup milk into the rice, keep on heat for 10 more minutes. Keep a close watch to ensure that the consistency remains soupy but not pasty.

    4. Stir frequently to stop sticking to the pot and add more milk or water if necessary.

    5. Serve warm then transfer remaining portion to the fridge.

     

    Recipes from Wholesome Baby Food

     

     

    xo,

    Ruche


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