The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done


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Hi friends,

This is not really a “normal” blog post, but I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to let you know about and invite you to be part of a project that I have been working on for quite some time now.  It is a project that has been almost two years in the making, a project that is very near and dear to my heart, and a project that is far more personal than anything I have ever done.

And just three weeks from today, on December 30th, this project, Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life, will be available in bookstores.


The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done | LWSL Book | Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life

This book was written out of my own personal struggles in order to bring hope and encouragement to any woman who currently feels overwhelmed or stressed out with a life–and budget–that seems out of control.  It speaks to the mom who is trying to juggle all the demands of a busy life with the pressure to keep up with her friends.  It is a practical guide for those of us who long to pull ourselves together but sometimes feel unsure of how to keep the chaos at bay.  It is for anyone simply needing to find the courage to make small but powerful changes to our homes, goals, or finances.  It is real, honest, packed with practical tips, and truly speaks to the heart of the matter—how can we live the Good Life we’ve always wanted?

Can I just tell you that while I am so very excited to see all these months of hard work and sweat and tears finally come together, I am also a little bit (okay, a lot) terrified?  You see, I don’t really know how to do things halfway.  When I wrote this book, I wrote it with my whole heart.  I share openly and honestly my own failures and shortcomings, without holding back or pretending to be someone I’m not.  And now my imperfect heart is out there for everyone else to see.

Pretty crazy, right?

So while I would love for you to consider preordering a copy, I can tell you honestly that what I would love even more is if you would join me for the next few weeks in praying that the message of this book will be heard by those who need it most, and that it will bring hope and encouragement to women everywhere.  And, if it’s not too much to ask, pray too that my sometimes fragile and vulnerable heart will be protected from any naysayers and critics eager to tear me down.

Thank you in advance for your support & prayers!  It means more to me than you could ever know.

xoxo, Ruth

P.S. If you are the person who needs this book and want to know more about how to preorder, want to read a sample, or simply want to know how you can help spread the word, please check out the book website at

The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done | LWSL Book | Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life


  1. Amy
    December 9 at 07:56AM

    Thank you for sharing your heart with us Ruth. I am so excited for this book, and I will be praying for you!

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 9 at 08:04AM

      Thank you Amy! That means so much to me!! xoxo

  2. December 9 at 12:26PM

    So exciting, Ruth! congratulations! I will say a prayer for those women in need 🙂

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 9 at 12:55PM

      Thank you Alysia!

  3. December 9 at 12:30PM

    I will be looking forward to this book. I truly enjoy your honesty and your motivation. I will be praying with you that this book will help others.

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 9 at 12:55PM

      Thank you Joyce!

  4. Jenny Camp
    December 9 at 02:44PM

    Ruth – I’m ordering these for my sisters, Mom and sister in laws! I’m so proud of you and can’t wait to brag about you! The best part about you is your openness and honesty. Thank you for always putting yourself out there for the benefit of your readers!

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 9 at 05:11PM

      Thank you Jenny!!! Your words brought tears to my eyes!!! xoxo

  5. Caroline
    December 9 at 04:42PM

    Love your blog. Have already pre ordered for my kindle as I live in the UK and will only be able to get this way.

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 9 at 06:42PM

      Thank you Caroline, and thanks for preordering–I hope you enjoy it!

  6. December 9 at 04:46PM

    I LOVE this book already! This is the main reason I started my blog. Thank you for putting all the hard work into it. I will pray to have the message be received well! I’m sure it will.

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 9 at 06:43PM

      Thank you Shambray!

  7. December 9 at 08:14PM

    {Kathy} You’ve got this one, Ruth. I completely understand your level of (gulp) vulnerability. But, this message needs to heard. You do an honest job of delivering it LOVINGLY. It’s going to be a great gift to so many people who struggle and need encouragement. Much love to you.

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 10 at 11:44AM

      Thank you so much Kathy! Your encouragement means the world to me! xoxo

  8. Candis
    December 10 at 07:10AM

    Congratulations on your book! I am looking forward to it. I will be praying that your message will touch hearts and lives, and I will be praying for you.

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 10 at 11:44AM

      Thank you so much for the support and the prayers Candis! It is much appreciated! xoxo

  9. December 10 at 07:13AM

    Congratulations! And good luck!

    • Ruth Soukup
      December 10 at 11:44AM

      Thank you!! xoxo

  10. December 10 at 10:18PM

    Praying for you, Ruth! I’m so excited to see how God is going to use this book in SO many lives. You are such a blessing!

  11. Mandy
    December 12 at 08:21PM

    Congrats on your new book. I’m very excited to read it. Are you offering your pre-order bonus for Kindle orders or just the hardback?

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