2 Friends, 200 Miles Apart


Welcome to (re)launch day! Let’s start from the beginning, shall we?

We are Jessica and Laurie. Two friends, 200 miles apart. Four kids, two husbands, three dogs. One SAHM with the occasional freelancing gig, one mom with a full-time career. And let’s get one thing right out in the open: this isn’t a “mommy blog” — we are lifestyle bloggers. Just as life evolves over time, so has this blog. We launched Ruthie & Rose in 2013 with the intention of having a creative space to share our favorite things. And now, more than three years later, that same intention holds true.

You’ll find some commonalities between the old blog and new. But the truth is, we discovered that we weren’t as passionate about all the things we used to share on Ruthie & Rose. After some soul searching, we’ve come up with what we believe are the true defining elements of who we are as women, mothers, friends and career women.

Our content will be thoughtfully curated yet real and authentic. We’ll share crafts and DIY projects that are easy and applicable. We’ll post recipes that are tasty and quick for your busy life but thoughtful and healthy for the whole family. We’ll share our journeys of creating functional living spaces where our families can laugh, learn, love and play, while also giving you glimpses into life’s little joys. And we’ll throw in the occasional beauty and style post, too.

Ruthie & Rose continues to be a labor of love for us. Whether you are a new reader or someone who’s stuck with us from the start, we are so thankful you are here. Our hope is that you come to Ruthie & Rose for fun and inspiration, to learn something new, interesting or helpful that you can apply to your own life or family, and that you find Ruthie & Rose to be a place of positivity, pleasure and purpose. We are thrilled to bring you our new site, and can’t wait to show you what we have in store. Thank you for joining us!

  • Whitney H

    I’m so happy that you ladies are back! I’ve missed reading your blog and can’t wait to see what is to come!

    • Thank you Whitney!! Sending hugs your way from Texas!

  • Congratulations on the re-launch, Laurie and Jessica!! Your site looks gorgeous and I can’t wait to see what you have planned!!!

    • Aww thanks Emily! It’s definitely been our labor of love. Feels so good to be back. :)

  • Jenna

    Welcome back! Your relaunch is beautiful! Can’t wait to keep reading!!

  • Jessica I

    I’m so excited you gals are back! Can’t wait to see all the new adventures you dive into and of course the beautiful pictures you take along the way!

    • Yay, thanks Jessica!! We are so happy to be back! xo

  • Bridget

    Welcome back! I love your re-launch, it’s so pretty!!! Can’t wait to follow you ladies along the way! :)

    • Thanks girl! It was a long time coming, and we are so glad it’s finally live! Hope to see you soon. :)

  • Congrats ladies! Everything looks fab!