My Achy Breaky Heart

Tammy Hiveley - February 24, 2017

As we all know, fads come and go. Some you don’t mind seeing again and then there are some… Strangely enough, I don’t mind the next trend on the horizon. In fact every time I say it, I want to break out in song “But don’t tell my heart, my achy breaky heart; I just don’t think he’d understand…” As you can guess – I’m referring to the mullet. While I …

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The Wild Side

Cate Mezyk - February 20, 2017
Moto leggings and a double zippered blazer

Remember that old song that goes, “Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side…” ? It’s kind of what goes through my head whenever I wear my ‘natural’ hair. Because it’s my wild side. Not only does it look a little wild and crazy at times, but it grows bigger and bigger throughout the day (particularly when it’s humid – then watch out!), which …

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Why Write, When Writing Is Not My Thing?

Tammy Hiveley - February 17, 2017

It’s obvious, I know. I’m not a writer. Never have been and probably never will be. Why do I do it then, you ask? Well, it’s part of Wild Ruffle’s gig and it’s good to be a team player. So, while most of the time, you won’t find witty one-liners here – you will find real life. That’s what I do best. REAL is the …

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Ooh baby, baby!

Cate Mezyk - February 15, 2017

Calling all people who have small people in their lives. We officially have the CUTEST baby gear around. Okay, so I don’t know who makes these things official, but if it were up to me (and anyone with discerning taste, truly), it would definitely be official. In addition to our standard stock of super cute onesies, we’ve added a whole slew of soft and cuddly, …

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Cate Mezyk - February 13, 2017
Embroidered boho top

You guys. It got warm. Like, lightweight jacket, kids asked if they could wear shorts to school (the answer was no) kind of warm. I didn’t even shiver once whilst taking these outdoor photos. It was glorious. And it made me so excited for the months to come. I really don’t mind our Minnesota winters so much. I like ice skating. Sledding is fun. My …

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Pantone’s 2017 Color Palette

Tammy Hiveley - February 9, 2017

We want to know what you think? Thumbs up or down for this year’s color picks? The number one color is Greenery. And by greenery, Pantone is focusing on the all-natural. It’s about finding ways to unplug and get back to nature, as well as “going green” in your everyday life. They are hoping this color of the year makes you think: less technology, less additives, …

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Cuz I Gotta Have Faith, Faith, Faith

Cate Mezyk - February 6, 2017
Cozy polka dotted dress

Not gonna lie, sometimes I wonder if we were meant to do this retail thing after all. After a rough January, where not only sales are slow, but we were hit with unexpected expenses and some fairly sizable blows in other areas… well, let’s just say it made me think twice. It’s funny how you can be left feeling so confident in every move you’re …

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Get Back Up Again

Tammy Hiveley - February 3, 2017

If you haven’t seen the trolls movie yet – you should. It’s pretty darn cute and has some catchy tunes. You never know when they’ll apply to your own life, so best to keep ’em tucked into your pocket for a day like I had yesterday. Nothing Earth shattering happened. Just annoyances constantly coming at me. You know one of those days when you just …

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So Juicy

Cate Mezyk - February 1, 2017
Denim button down and moto pants

If you are reading this the day it posts, then I am currently on Day 3 of a three day juice cleanse. I’ve been thinking of doing this for awhile… after the holidays I know my body consists of approximately 95% junk. Artisanal cheeses, you sure are fancy, but I can feel your gooey cheesiness still floating around through my veins. Cookies, you played an important role …

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Midwest Is Best

Cate Mezyk - January 30, 2017
Midwest is best tunic

I’m a midwest girl through and through. Though I’ve traveled around the world, and spent a bunch of time on both coasts of our lovely USA, the midwest has my heart. No matter where I wander, midwest, you feel like home (though when it’s 20 below, I must admit there are times I feel like running away to Cali or Florida). That’s why I was …

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