“The RoseBouquet”

About and FOR friends of Ruthe’s Secret Roses

“The RoseBouquet”
The Quiz Results Surprised Me

Remember that quiz last week about how well you know me? Hmm! Robin responded almost immediately with good answers to all the questions. Two or three answers were not the ones I had in mind, but they were actually true about me too. One other friend sent a guess at my age. That was all. […]

My Outdoor/Indoor Exercise Plan

Are you open to learning about my outdoor/indoor exercise plan? Every January I hear about people who resolve to lose weight and begin to exercise more, and in the past I’ve smiled pityingly and ignored them. Nothing to do with me! However, this past year I’ve noticed that my weight creeps up to a a […]

How Well Do You Know Me?

Most of you are longtime roses in my bouquet of friends, but I wonder how well you know me? Do you recall me writing a few weeks ago about needing to Brand myself for my new marketing ventures? The idea behind Attraction marketing is that one has to win and draw in friends and followers […]

5 Frugal Grocery Shopping Tips

I helped out a friends with some frugal grocery shopping tips on Sunday. People who are on social benefits get their January income just before Christmas. Which is nice if they are desperate for some Christmas food or treats, but if they spend it all, they are stuck without basics like groceries in January. Until […]

New Year’s Day Surprise

Happy New Year! Did you get any New Year’s Day surprise? Probably not like I did! 🙂 I hope your holidays went well, and you have saved some great memories of times with your family and friends. Mine went much as I’d planned and expected. I was especially pleased last week to follow my Retreat […]

Revised Goals & Agenda

When you have as many goals as I would like to accomplish, you sort of have to be willing to wait for some things.They will come in due time. The Mission’s history book is top priority, and I’m happy to say I’m in the layout stage, and hoping that the pace will quicken; if preparing […]

Responses to Gr’ma’s Hope Chest

Several friends have commented the hope chest of my Gr’ma’s that I told you about before Christmas. Mostly, that seems to have triggered memories of some treasures their grandmother had too, or passed on to them. Helen wrote, “Wow Ruth! I love the idea of old treasure chests! When my aunt died she had my […]

January 3, 2017, Tips & Solutions
Gr’ma’s Little Brown Hope Chest

I’ve got a treat for you today! I’ll show you Gr’ma’s Little Brown Hope Chest from before she ever got married! On Sunday afternoon I took a friend home from church, and found that her Mom had contributed to a lunch for us. We enjoyed a little gift-opening session together, and then I helped her […]

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