Latest articles by Carey Ruhl for Plum Deluxe

Carey Ruhl

Summer Sophistication with Tea Ice Pops

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One of the best things about summer is enjoying a nice cold ice pop. (You might think of them as Popsicles. But Popsicle is a trademarked name for a brand of ice pops.) Who doesn’t like to feel a cold, tasty treat on their tongue that brings back thoughts of the long summer days in […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Mindful Moments and Self-Care

Our founder, Andy Hayes, was recently interviewed on Feel Good and Look Fabulous with Irina, one of the fabulous shows on the Holistic Health Talk Radio for Women. In this episode, Irina and Andy share some practical conversation about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and how mindfulness can lead to – as the show promises – […]

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An ‘Art’-ful Weekend on Whidbey Island, Washington

If you enjoy art, talking to artists, eating delicious food, and seeing gorgeous sights, then Whidbey Island in beautiful western Washington is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend getaway. But take care to make it a three-day weekend by heading over on the first ferry Friday morning. Trust me, you are going to want […]

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3 Things You Need When Creating the Perfect Reading Nook

Right now at Plum Deluxe we are in love with reading nooks.  We even started a Pinterest board to keep track of all the great ideas for creating the perfect reading space, and created our own reading nook blend tea. While there are plenty of envy-worthy reading nooks, it is actually quite simple to create your […]

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Raise Your Glass to Champagne, France [Photo Essay]

When you think of celebratory bubbly, you probably think of the white sparkling wine, Champagne. Champagne is named after the Champagne-Ardenne province in northeast France – not after the grapes grown here (which include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunier). The sparkling wine of Champagne became renowned because of its association with French royalty. But […]

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7 Ways to Upscale Upcycled French Doors

Upcycling has become quite a trend in the past few years because it saves money and is environmentally friendly. One of our new favorite ways to upcycle over here at Plum Deluxe is by using French doors. French doors are doors that have glass panes set in them. Why are they called “French”? While it […]

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3 Ways to Use French Café Chairs to Bring a Little Bit of Paris into Your Home

The French café (or bistro) chair is an object that evokes long, leisurely mornings with the gentle sun in your face, people-watching the day away along the Champs-Elysees. Or at least that is how it feels in my head; you can spin your own tale of French café bliss. Café chairs have become a bit […]

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How to Treat Yourself When You’re a Vegan

Being a vegan means saying no to a lot of things, especially if you don’t know what’s in the product or food. But that is no excuse not to treat yourself! There is so much that you can say “yes” to. I am assuming for the sake of this article that you eat a plant-based […]

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5 Ways to Put Memories on a Wall

Imagine this scenario: you went on a great trip, or experienced a great event, and took some amazing photos. Laughs were had, pictures were shared on Facebook or Instagram, and now those memories are buried in a digital folder somewhere. Why not put some of those photos out on display and celebrate those memories? Displaying […]

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