Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone. I hope you are enjoying this blessed day with the ones you love.

High Five for Friday

TGIF y'all! Super excited for this weekend even though it's going to be PACKED. No R&R for this girl this weekend....

Linking up with Lauren at From My Grey Desk for High Five for Friday! So here are my top 5 from the week:

Technically this was last Saturday, but I mean seriously, how can you not love this?
Seedling update! Onions, hot peppers, bell peppers and beets going strong so far!
Road trip with one of my oldest friends tonight and I can't wait!
We'll be here for lunch on Sunday, and I can't think of a better place to spend Easter.
If there is one place where I feel closest to God, it's here <3
I get to spend ALL DAY with this guy on Sunday and I couldn't be happier about it
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So there you have it! I'm sure there will be Massachusetts pics for you all come Monday! Have a great weekend and a Happy Easter.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy (Almost) Easter!

So today has been pretty crazy, I didn't get to take my break at work we were so busy, and I stayed 45 minutes late! But here are a few Easter decorations that I made for the apartment this week and last...

This was the inspiration for the first project, I found it on Pinterest and it's from here

I used a Fiskars paper cutter that I had to cut the strips. Most of the paper is from Hobby Lobby, the pink gingham paper is from JoAnn's. The frame, blue paint and ribbon are from Hobby Lobby too. Hobby Lobby has a great selection of glass-less and backless frames that are nice for projects like this. I used double sided tape to stick the strips to paper that I cut into the right shape by tracing the inside of the frame on it.

The blue paint I picked out is a great color I will admit, but I was being cheap and bought the least expensive brand, and it literally took me the.whole.bottle to get good coverage. And the frame was primed white to start with, not even super porous wood. I still love how it came out though.

The second project was actually inspired by something I remember making back when I was a Girl Scout. Yup you read that right, I was a Girl Scout. Here is a tutorial that tells you how to make the string eggs, although instead of using some crazy concoction, I used a mixture of white glue and water. I'm pretty sure that's how we made them before, and they've been Easter decorations at my parents house every year since so they're going strong. 

Here they are drying. They are in a plastic seedling tray.
And here's the finished product! Sorry about the crazy sunlight.
 I also used a cheap pack of balloons, so the shape of some of them is a little off, but oh well. I used the leftover ribbon from the frame project, and its hung with a piece of bakers twine strung through the back. Oh yeah, and the embroidery floss is from JoAnn's. They had some really pretty variegated colors. I got the larger skeins, and each skein did 2 eggs. Also, a very handy tip, which she mentions in the link above, if you just drop it into the glue mixture it will tangle like there's no tomorrow. I had the best luck if I first wrapped the thread into a ball like you would yarn. Its tedious, but so worth it; then you just drop the little ball into the glue and it spins and coats itself as you wrap the balloons. They took about a good 24 hours to dry, and it was nice to have the plastic tray because I bet if you let them dry on newspaper they would stick. Wax paper is an option too. It took me a while to decide how I was going to connect the eggs to each other, but I ended up just using hot glue. I used it pretty sparingly, and tried to keep it just on the strings so there aren't noticeable clumps of glue.

And an Easter bonus:

Easter Mani!!
I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail stickers that I bought on clearance at Kmart last spring...

They were cheaper than a bottle of polish!
So there you have it, a whole smattering of Easter updates! Anyone else making anything springy?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wednesday Pinspiration

Linking up with a few different ladies today, with some prettys to help us over the hump....

So ready for spring people... not kidding..... get here

Serious inspiration for me lately. Currently my phone background.

(And they wonder why we're all so dramatic...)

And this I just plain LOL'd at. So you're welcome.

Shana & RolledUpPretty

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The First Official Post

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Wow where to start. First off thank you for visiting!  I am Heidi, The redhead part of Miss Ruby Redhead.

The Miss Ruby part is a 6 month old pit bull.

 Anywho, I was inspired by all the great blogs I love to start documenting, and the purpose of the blog is to help keep me accountable when it comes to DIY/crafting projects, and to share my love of fashion, beauty (including all things nail polish!), travel, cooking, fitness (or the lack of) and the adventures of getting engaged & married, buying a house, and starting a family (eventually!)

Some facts about me:
- Girlfriend of almost 5 years to an amazing man. He's everything I never knew I needed.
- I'm a mom to two fur babies, the aforementioned Ruby the Pit, and a 2 yr old little black prince cat named Spencer. We also have a 55 gallon freshwater aquarium. it's a straight zoo up in here.
- I have lived in central NY my whole life, but I have been lucky enough to have been able to travel to almost every state in the continental US, and I have my dad to thank for that. I love to travel and I have a tattoo to prove it.
- I have an obsession love of all things Holiday decor.
- I have about 20 TV shows I watch on the reg, and I'm a total homebody.

Here are a couple confessions for ya:
- I love cutting coupons, but I almost never use them. (hangs head in shame)
- I was an Interior Design major in college, but I might never actually use my degree professionally. And for right now I'm OK with that.

Lastly, some of my fave blogs. Show them some love!
Back East Blonde <-awesome lifestyle blog
Young House Love <-amazeballs DIY blog. Seriously these guys are the you-know-what
Gloss and Dirt <-hilar celeb/beauty blog. This girl makes me lol. She says out loud (or in print?) what I'm thinking
The Small Things Blog <-this might be perhaps the very first blog I ever started reading
Nice Girl Notes <-another lol here folks. Check out This Is How I Feel

Just a short list of the many I read every day!

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon! Feel free to comment, find me on FacebookTwitter, Instagram - @Heida04 and Pinterest. I think that's everything. Who knows nowadays!