My Tiny Dirty Secrets Blog

Pumpkin Cookies!

I love cookies. If I could eat only one thing in my life it would be Pho; but then I would follow that pho with cookies. When I was growing…

What The Heck Is A “Ruche?”

“Ruche? What does that even mean?” As you can imagine, I get this question a lot. When I was looking for names for my company I remembered a saying I…

What Do Guest Cats And Houseguests Have In Common? Let Me Show You!

One of my neighbors has a cat that has been trying to make her way into my house. She is a pretty little thing and well fed, so I know…

Gezelligheid, Reflections on 2017, And Looking Ahead To 2018

I am not ashamed to admit that I am the person who gets excited when the radio begins playing Christmas music 6 days before Thanksgiving. I have a small collection…

First Snow!

I’m not the biggest fan of the cold and snow (I know), but I am always a little awed at the first snow of the year. We at Ruche know that…

Cleaning Out My Closet

It is  officially the Fall! School has been back in session for a few weeks now, and schedules are full. The summer is a wonderful, slightly distant memory and the…

The Ultimate Day of Love

  It’s Valentine’s Day! I listen to podcasts all day long, and I ran across this one on Thursday February 9th.  I highly recommend (and I have to several friends!)…

A Rose By Any Other Name

When I was a housewife, my friends and I always joked that we didn’t need husbands, we needed wives! There was a certain appeal about the way the sister wives…

February Is All About Love

This is my favorite month of them all. Not only because my birthday is the 9th, but because it is the blatant and very commercialized celebration of love. I love…

New Year, New Food

Yesterday, I sat for an hour and hand wrote out my bank statements from September through November. It was hand cramping hard work, but what  I was mortified to learn…