Weekends are for family… and laundry.

Now that we are a family of five, the laundry seems to be never ending. Our new house has a laundry chute, which is awesome! However, the heaping basket that greets me in the laundry room can be overwhelming. I do not have any tips or tricks to make the laundry load feel lighter, but I do have a little secret that leaves our clothes and towels feeling soft and smelling so fresh!

When laundry detergent is on my shopping list, I literally look for the brand that is on sale. We use Tide, Gain, Arm & Hammer… etc. We are fortunate that overly sensitive skin or allergies is not an issue for our family when selecting detergents. My secret lies in the fabric softener. I add Snuggle Blue Sparkle softener to every single load. I can pair it with any detergent I find on sale, and the result is always the same. When I pull my warm laundry out of the dryer, it smells so fresh and clean. You can literally smell that fresh scent when you enter the room I am folding the laundry in.

I have always used fabric softener or softener beads. The liquid Snuggle Blue Sparkle is like magic. In my opinion, it works the best of them all! If you have to wash, dry and fold the laundry, might as well have something to be overly pleased about. For me, it’s that soft, clean smell.

Let me know if you have any laundry tips or tricks.

Jess. xo

Crop pants, booties & sweater


I wore this fall outfit to work today. I am a teacher, so professional, yet practical dress, is an every day must. I am on my feet all day and the classrooms are typically cold. I was so comfortable the whole school day in this outfit. The mornings are cold, but the afternoons have been so warm and sunny. I love this time of year!

I love this LC Lauren Conrad blouse. I find the prints and details are always so feminine and pretty in her lines. The button details are usually my favorite.

I purchased these Vince Camuto booties at Nordstrom Rack this summer before the year started. I love them! I always look for a low heel, because I am pretty tall. These boots are so comfortable, and the detailed sides are flattering on my feet and ankles. I have not been able to find this exact pair, but linked some very similar booties from Vince Camuto. All linked booties are under $80.00!

Happy Friday Eve, all!
– Jess. xo

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Thank you for being here! Jessica Frances (Ruffles & Blush) is my lifestyle blog. This creative outlet has become quite the project.. but I am too invested to look back now! I am glad you are here on the journey with me. Please feel free to reach out, I would love to hear from you.

Jess. xo