Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Finish This v4

Linking up with these ladies (Nicole {Three 31Lisa {The Coastal Chicster}and Becky {The Java Mama} Jen {The Arizona Russums}) for a new weekly series called Finish This. 

1. I use my "green thumb" to...kill plants. Ha. I go through phases of getting pumped up to grow things and keep plants in my backyard and I inevitably forget about them. Right after Ford was born I got a ton of cute little succulents, watered them, nursed them to health, and now they are wilted and brown, ready to be tossed in the trash (I would like to blame the bipolar Texas weather though). I make up for my lack of green thumb by being green...cloth diapering, recycling, and using my reusable bags at the grocery store. Boom.

2. The secret to life is...community. A strong family and group of friends is what makes my life enjoyable, fulfilling, fun, and manageable. Life is not meant to be lived alone. Also, marry someone that makes you happy. Life is pretty darn awesome when you do. 

3. I get my money's worth by...stuffing my face silly at brunch buffets, using a spatula to get every single atom of peanut butter at the end of the jar, and being married to a sales guy who has been known to barter and purchase items at ridiculous prices. 

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, my level of organization is...Jon would say a 100. I would say a solid 9 because there is always room for improvement. Currently our house is a ripped apart, dust filled mess while we have wood installed downstairs and my little OCD heart is ready to burst. We have couches in our garage and desks in our kitchen. Just 3 more days Ruthie. Seriously I got giddy last week when Jon suggested I organize all the screws on his workbench. He knows me well. (I will admit that it stresses me out that I have to organize Ford's closet based on size instead of color coded like mine...)


5. A gentleman always...pays for their lady. 

6. Handwritten notes are...under appreciated. I always hand write thank you notes but I have to admit, an email would be so much easier. 

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14 comments:

"B" said...

Oh my - I organize my daughters closet by size, season and color. It makes my heart happy and my closet is the same way, well minus the size mostly:) Awe, plants I love them. Course I do not have that many inside thanks to animals who eat or tip them over but outside we have plants galore (with goats who try to eat them!)

Carly said...

Community is KEY, right? That's why I love our church so much!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

Oh Ruthie, you're making me look real bad, but at least our 'green thumbs' kill plants. HAHAHA!!!!!

Courtney said...

Ha! Our #1 is the same. Poor, poor, little plants.

Brianne Bracco said...

Bahaha! I am not a plant person either. If it's green and needs to live outside...then Aaron can take care of it ;)

Elizabeth, The Young Retiree said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who can't keep a plant alive to save her life! I thought I was the worst, but it appears I'm in good company!
AND: I totally scrape out the jars of almond and coconut butter in our house! There is no such thing as wasting something so good!

Grace Duke said...

Oh I always scrape the last little bits out of jars. And I never start a new one until the old one is totally used up. This includes shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste as well as food items!

Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning cup of coffee said...

Love these answers girl!! I always kill my plants :( I'm gonna do differently this year though! New years resolution no killing plants! :)

Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning cup of coffee said...

I just did this link up too! So much fun!!

Angie's Angle said...

my husband likes to say I have OCD, and at times I'd totally agree - there are some things that must go my way and be organized in such a way. I'd love to organize this house, it feels like such a mess to me but upgrades need to be made first so its a wait approach that kills me!

Carolyn said...
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Carolyn said...

Ruthie, I just ordered the nutraluxe lash serum and I noticed the warning said not to use If pregnant or nursing! I'm nursing and I'm so bummed! I know you're still nursing so I thought I'd mention. Although, it may just be one of those warnings that are really just a precaution.. like hair color (which I Did while pregnant and nursing;)

Paula said...

Love your answers. I wish I was that organized. Maybe I can dream...

Brooke Hamilton said...

I swear we are so alike in so many ways. I love how you said the secret of life is community! It's so true and not something I would have immediately thought of.

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