Hi There.

My friends call me Ruthie. I’m a wife, mom to my three favorite boys, and bookworm living in Orange County, CA. I believe in the life-giving power of grace and the magic that happens when you gather friends around the dinner table. By day, I direct a center for poverty alleviation and by night, I drool over interior design. On the weekends, you can find me lounging with a lavender caramel latte on the beach or adventuring with my crew.

I write about faith, books, personal growth, and motherhood. If you’re into the enneagram, I’m a 3w2. Goals are my love language, and I don’t turn down coffee dates. Connect with me at ruthie[at]no17blog[dot]com.


No. 17 is an ever-evolving visual journal documenting scenes from my life & loves at the moment, my stories, my city. an avid journal keeper, this is number 17.