33 years old.
Grew up in the Missouri Ozarks, then lived in the Phoenix area for a few years, did a short stint in Upstate New York, and recently relocated to South Carolina.
I am an optimistic-realist.
I am an outgoing introvert and need quality alone time to feel balanced.
I am the oldest of three girls.
For the life of me, I cannot paint my fingernails; my attempts look like I got into a fist-fight with an armadillo.
I don't take myself too seriously.
I like to cook, but have a tendency to be very haphazard when doing so.
I am more inclined to enjoy a quiet night cooking and talking with a small, tight-knit group of company than a boisterous night out.
Some of my favorite sounds: The laughter of my nephews and niece, whippoorwills singing me to sleep on a summer night, gentle Spring thunderstorms, and a chorus of tree frogs.
I have a whole cabinet devoted to tea.
I want to own a farm someday.
I want to be a bee-keeper. Soon.
I can be ridiculously stubborn.
I rarely watch television, but when I do, I'm highly devoted to reruns of The Office and Parks & Recreation.
I talk about the weather an awful lot.
I love the way horses smell.
I have a lot of favorite books, but if forced to choose only one, it would be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
I will watch Steel Magnolias again and again and again so long as I am in the presence of my sisters.
Things I love:
My husband and family
My three dogs (Iris, Middy, & Bishop) and two cats (Simon & Cholla)
Good, wholesome, real food
Good books and good music
Antiques & vintage goods
Some things I believe in:
Walking gently upon this Earth
Seeking out the good
Growing my own food and supporting farmers' markets
Laughing long and loud
Food is always best when shared with those you love
About the name:
I named this space Ruby & Perry after my great-grandparents on my mother's side. I knew them for only a short while, but they had a huge impact on my life nonetheless and for that I am very grateful. I grew up listening to stories about them and I want this space to reflect what they were about - finding joy in simplicity, hard work and authenticity, making choices that will sustain you, and looking for the good.