All My Friends Are Doing It

Cate Mezyk - May 26, 2016

I’m eleven years into this parenting thing, and somehow I’ve managed to avoid this conversation until now. My kids wear uniforms to school, and every Wednesday they get to don their ‘spirit wear,’ which is essentially pajama pants and a tee. When my oldest started at our school, the only options for spirit wear were in their school color – hunter green. The pants were …

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The Tornado that Rocked My World

Tammy Hiveley - May 25, 2016
summertime blues outfit-6

In honor of our Thunderstorm Forecast, I’ve got to share this little known fact about me. I absolutely L.O.V.E. storms. The energy that is produced is so powerful and majestic, how can anyone NOT get excited from it?! Every. single. time. a real tornado siren goes off, I immediately get all giddy and run out the door. No lie. On the deck, the porch, the yard… I don’t care. I …

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Time Keeps on Ticking, Ticking, Ticking

Cate Mezyk - May 24, 2016
own the skin you're in

I’m about to admit something to you all. You see, I am 38 years old. I love being 38 years old. If you gave me the choice between being the age I am now, and the age I was 15+ years ago, I’m going with 38 every time. And what’s not to love about it? I’ve gained wisdom, and I’m a much more confident person …

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Cate Mezyk - May 23, 2016
Floral t-shirt dress with striped shoulders

My oldest baby… well, she is no longer a baby. As if I needed any more reminders of this fact, today I’m getting another one. Today, she’s heading over to her new school (for next year) with a bunch of her friends, to explore MIDDLE SCHOOL. Middle school? How is this possible? How did my chatty and chubby cheeked baby girl turn into this chatty …

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A Few Pinterest TO DOs

Tammy Hiveley - May 19, 2016

Now that the shop is up and running. I can get back to the list of ToDos that sit taunting me on my Pinterest boards. Sooo many grand ideas ~ so little time. Sadly, I’m a prime candidate for “Nailed It!” comedic pics. As much as I’d like to say I’m ‘crafty’; I’m really not. I have the vision but lack the patience to complete it …

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I’m Here. Ready and Waiting.

Tammy Hiveley - May 18, 2016
White on white - summertime classic-7

Here I am, Summer. Ready and waiting for you. Bring it on. Bring it ALL on! The lazy mornings, sunny days at the beach, icy midday treats, late dinners followed by drinks around the bonfire. I want it all. I’m also more than ready for summer-wear. It’s so fun to pop into our shop each day to find more goodies waiting for us to unwrap, …

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Cate Mezyk - May 17, 2016

It’s been awhile since we shared our latest favorite beauty products with you all. And since there are quite a few that we are buzzing about, we figured we’d be nice girls and share the beauty-full love with you all. Because that’s what friends are for – sharing the good stuff with one another! First up? Plant Makeup, made from – you guessed it: plants! …

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Summer Lover

Cate Mezyk - May 16, 2016
Coral poncho

There’s just something about the color coral that screams summer. I’m always drawn to it. You put it on, and you just can’t help but feel happy. I definitely think color can have an effect on your mood. Combine coral with turquoise, and you’ve really got something special. Around here, we live for sunshine and summer weather. We sit and watch our plethora of lakes …

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Party Hardy

Cate Mezyk - May 12, 2016
WR shop grand opening day!

For Mother’s Day, my younger kids filled out this form that was all about me. You know the kind – my mom is this old, and my mom likes these things. When I got to the line called, “My mom likes to do this with her friends,” I had to laugh. Both Sadie and Davis were dead on. Davis’ answer? Talk and party. Sadie? She …

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Taking Back My House

Tammy Hiveley - May 11, 2016
WR shop grand opening day!-36

Now that my life is back to so-called normal. I’ve realized I must be getting really old! It took me not one day of recovery but two solid days. Seriously. I was exhausted. All day Monday I was in a daze. I tried to accomplish things…anything crossed off my list would’ve been nice… but no. Not sure one task got done. Except making my family a home-cooked meal …

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