My Holiday Nais & 12 Other Festive Nail Ideas // Blogmas Day 12 

I always love go get my nails done, especially around Christmas. The dry weather of winter wreaks havoc on my hands, so I like my nails to at least look pretty.

I realize that most of these you would have to get done in a salon. Unless your nail painting skills are amazing (mine are not) so I’m sorry if you wanted DIY nails. Maybe I will do another post on that! Although, it would probably turn into a Pinterest fails post if I did lol.

Anyway, I hope you get some festive inspiration! Here are my nails & 12 other Holiday designs that I love:

My Holiday nails from today👆🏼

All images gathered from Pinterest. Follow me at Ruby Marie Peters

What’s your favorite Holiday nail design?


Ruby Marie

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Snow Adventure Throwback // Blogmas Day 9 

Happy Blogmas Day 9! I was so sick today still so I decided to share a throwback of my hike to Franklin Falls with Angela!

It was a beautiful hike and very easy! I definitely recommend going. It is up by Snoqualmie Pass in North Bend!

Here are some photos from our adventure:

Comment your favorite PNW adventure, I’m always looking for new places to explore 🙂 


Ruby Marie


Family Christmas Photos // Blogmas Day 4  

I was planning on going to the mountains today with my boyfriend’s family to get a Christmas tree, only things did go as planned. After waking up an hour late (we were gonna leave at 6 and woke up at 7) Jonathan and I decided we couldn’t go if we were gonna make it back in time for my family photos.

Turns out we made the right decision about not going because there was about 3-4 feet of snow & they had to turn back!

After going back to bed for a little nap because I have another cold, probably the third one in the past couple months we headed over to take family photos!

Little side note about getting sick so much, I’m a nanny and  I absolutely love my job. But….I do get sick a lot! I’m trying to do things like eat healthier and take vitamins to improve my immune system but so far no luck!


Yayyyyy, family Christmas photos!! My family doesn’t take photos together very often so it was quite the ordeal….
We carried our red little couch from the kitchen to our dock and after a little bit of bickering about which area had better lighting, we finally got everything all set up!

I then went about fixing all the settings on my camera and put it on a tripod, I had my boyfriend press the button to take them even though my camera does have timer cam. (I didn’t want to have to run back and forth for every picture)

Anway, we got lots of great pictures for our Christmas cards this year! I am really excited about them!

Here they are! Happy Holiday season everyone! If your family would like Christmas photos taken, contact me on my Facebook page Ruby Marie Photography


Ruby Marie


Bath & Body Works Christmas Candle Haul // Blogmas Day 2 

Happy Blogmas Day 2!! Today I will be talking about the candles I bought on Blck Friday! I went a little bit Candle crazy this year and I haven’t even burned all of mine from last year yet….ooops🙈

Anyway, here is my collection of holiday candles! Reviewed by myself & Angela 🙂

Sweater Weather, described as: Fresh Sage, Juniper Berry, Aeromatic Eucalyptus & Fresh Wood

What it smells like to me & Angela: An attractive man!

Frosted Cranberry, described as: Frosted Cranberry, Red Delicious Apple & Blonde Wood

What it smells like to me & Angela: A fruity alcoholic drink

Roasted Chestnut & Cherry, described as: Slated Chestnut, Cherry Bourbon, Roasted Pistachio & Sweet Cream

What it smells like to me & Angela: Brown Sugar & Vanilla

Spiced GingerBread, described as: Spiced GingerBread, Vanilla Icing, Sparkling Cinnamon Sugar & Fresh ground nutmeg

What it smells like to me & Angela: Snickerdoodles!!!

Stress Relief, described as: Eucalyptus & Spearmeng essential oils

What it smells like to me & Angela: A nice relaxing spa

Twisted Peppermint, described as: Cool Peppermint, Sugared Snow, Vanilla Buttercream, Fresh Balsam & A Hint of Musk

What it smells like to me & Angela: Candycanes & Vanilla

(this is my all time Christmas candle, it smells absolutely amazing & just embodies Christmas for me)

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Merry Blogmas!!!☃️❄️🎄


Ruby Marie


Choose Joy // Blogmas Day 1 

Hello & happy December 1st! It’s almost the happiest time of the year, but for many students it is currently the most stressful. Finals are approaching in the next week or so. The pressure to do well is at an all time high.

I know I push myself to be perfect even when it’s not achievable. I want to get a 4.0 in every class and on every assignment. Realistically, I know that’s not going to happen. But I’m still disappointed in myself when I do less than perfect.

Lately, I’ve been really overwhelmed with school. It feels like I have this huge weight to do well hanging over my head. With all of the stress, I have to remind myself to take a step back and look at what’s really important. It’s not having the perfect grades, its looking to choose Joy in the things that aren’t the most joyful. It’s something I find myself reminding people often but forgetting to apply to my own life.

So, with finals next week I’m trying to take a deep breath and remind myself that it’s okay not to be perfect. I’m reminding myself that it’s more important to be happy than to have apl 4.0’s… And in all things no matter how hard, to choose joy. 

I took a little break from school work this week to do a little Christmas shopping and it was a very festive and happy day. Here are some photos: 

Happy Blogmas Day 1❄️🎄☃️ I would love ideas for things y’all would like me to blog about for the next 23 days! Comment and let me know!


Ruby Marie