Today we have blogger, mama, wife, home-schooler, heart ranter, maker, vintage lover + shop owner - constantly showing grace through faith - Rubyellen Bratcher on the podcast! Rubyellen blogs at mycakies.com celebrating family, style, abounding grace, and living life creatively.
Rubyellen Bratcher starts off by explaining to A + K how her sewing blog transformed into a document & celebration of family life. They talk about sharing on a blog vs. sharing on Instagram, and Rubyellen’s energy about it all is infectious!
The girls also discuss her vintage online shop WOVENFOLK and how it is an extension of her innate creativity and love for thrifting and fashion.
Rubyellen shares her perspective on being in the present moment, navigating emotions, when to share the shitty stuff, decorating your home, and raising + homeschooling a troop of girls.
CURRENTLY ROUND //
(inspired by Kristin's CURRENTLY CARD)
WATCHING: Jack Ryan on Netflix
READING: Children of Open Adoption & Habits of Grace
LISTENING TO: Taylor Swift’s “Lover”
MAKING: a ring & a beaded necklace
FEELING: nervous for the new school year
PLANNING: the school year & her sister’s baby shower
SHOW NOTES //
• Rubyellen’s 5 girls
• Let’s Sew Together
• timeline of Instagram
• the new Instagram algorithm
• vintage basket bags
• Generation Her
• Rubyellen’s mom
• the indoor hammock
• the term “SHARENTING”
AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //
Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month to hang out backstage with Amanda, Kristin, and Rubyellen as they talk about the traditions she sets up for the family, and what makes her and Ben’s relationship so strong. See ya there, friends! xoxo