Our Story

Oh hey! I’m Alix Adams and I am the founder of A Ruffled Life dot com. This here website is a junction of DIY, interior design, party, travel, photography, and usually my family is taking center stage. I am a cupcake maker, picture taker, and people maker. Around here we are passionate about eating good food (preferably prepared by someone else), seeing new places, and working hard. We are also pretty religious about having a good time and laughing a lot. Most of all we are so excited to have you here. Thank you for taking a look around. We appreciate you so much!


Still want to know more? Check out my Frequently Asked Questions below!


How old are you?

I am 26 and Clint is 31. Liam was born 2012 and Charlotte was born 2014.

How tall are you?

We get asked this all the time because of our height difference! I’m 5′ 2″ and Clint is 6′ 5″.

Do you take all your pictures?

Most of the images on my website are taken by me unless I specify otherwise. A lot of the pictures that have me in them are taken with a tripod or by my friend Sam.

How do you take cute pictures of your kids?

I spill all my photography tips and secrets in my new e-course, Photography 101: Becoming an Every-Day Photographer, but photographing kids usually involves lots of treats and bribes!

What camera do you use?

I now photograph with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and have a Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens, a Canon 35mm f/2 lens, and a Canon 17-40mm f/4 lens. If you are just starting out I recommend a Canon Rebel T6s or a Nikon D3300 or Nikon D5500. If you are looking to upgrade your lens I suggest starting with the 35mm f/2 lens (it’s perfect for most types of photos and I love it!). I have dedicated an entire lesson in my photography e-course on selecting the best camera and lenses for you!

Can I come to one of your fun parties?

I would LOVE to have you. We have some fabulous parties in the works (think photo booths and goodie bags and awesome food) so make sure to check out my upcoming workshops to sign up for future parties!

Where are you from?

I grew up in Washington State near Seattle. Clint grew up in a small town in southern Utah. We live near Salt Lake City now.

How did you and Clint meet?

My junior year of high school I moved from Seattle to Clint’s hometown. When I was a senior he came home from college for Christmas break and I was the only girl to show up at open gym basketball. I made, like, a billion 3-pointers 😉 and that caught Clint’s attention. He got my number off my cell phone while I was scrimmaging and asked me on a date that night. We dated for 2.5 years before we got married.

How many kids do you want?

Um…most days I think, Two is plenty! but most likely we will have 3.

Are you Mormon or LDS?

Yep! This website can tell you more about what being a Latter-Day Saint, or Mormon, means.

Did Clint go on an LDS mission?

Yes he did! He served in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana mission. I keep bugging him to take me back on a vacation.

You delivered your babies without medication!?

Yes it is true. Both Charlotte and Liam were delivered without an epidural. It was pretty intense and awesome and you can read more about their birth stories here and here.

What size are you?

Well thank you for asking :). I wear a size 2-4 and weigh between 120 and 130 pounds depending on how many brownies I have eaten lately. Unless I am pregnant and then I am more the size of a whale.

How do you come up with so many DIY and party ideas?

Pinterest! Also, I am always looking for inspiration. Sometimes I will see a pretty flower pot on my neighbor’s porch and that makes me think of a cool cake-topper DIY. Inspiration is everywhere! (Put that on a cat poster).

How can I get ahold of you?

Head to my contact page, or hit me up at aruffledlife{at}gmail{dot}com. (Are people still saying “hit me up”??)