On Being Brave

Cate Mezyk - February 8, 2018

I spent a few weeks praying for the Lord to give me a word for 2018. About a week into the new year, He gave it to me – brave. It’s kind of a scary word. Brave. Why is He telling me I am going to need to be brave this year? Is something scary going to happen, and I’ll need to find my courage …

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Heart Pounding

Cate Mezyk - January 8, 2018

January is here, and along with arctic temperatures comes the motivation to get back in shape. I feel it every year, but this time around I’m feeling it especially. First off, I haven’t worked out in months. Months! I don’t like not being strong. I like having muscle tone and feeling fit. And boy – I do not feel that way right now. Secondly, I’m …

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Oh So Merry!

Cate Mezyk - December 22, 2017
Christmas tree

This season has been a whirlwind…. if you haven’t noticed we really haven’t been blogging much lately. Though I really miss writing, it’s been hard to find the time for it. Yet another thing to put on the list of resolutions this coming January. As much as we love this busy time of year, we are both looking forward to some quiet time with our …

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On The Calendar

Cate Mezyk - December 6, 2017
striped top with plaid detail

I love this season. But oh my goodness, is it ever busy! Every day has a full calendar, with our entire family running from here to there at all hours. Friday night we had a community holiday fest, followed by our study group meeting. Saturday had dance, a basketball game, a 40th birthday party, and a gathering for 20 people at our home. Sunday we …

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All Tied Up

Cate Mezyk - November 22, 2017
Bow tied top and embroidered shoes

I know Thanksgiving may be today, but I’ve got Christmas on the brain already. I know, I know… one holiday at a time! But I just can’t help it. I’m even tempted to decorate already (though I’ve managed to hold out just yet – tomorrow is the day for that!). Perhaps it’s because of this shirt… because it makes me feel like I’m all wrapped …

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Holiday Home Inspiration

Cate Mezyk - November 17, 2017

We were so excited to join up with the Deck the Halls Holiday Home tour for a second year, raising funds for Eastview schools and providing holiday decor inspiration to everyone who purchased a ticket. If you weren’t able to go, you can still be inspired. We’ve got just a few photos of the home we decorated, and we just knew we had to share …

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Huevos Rancheros Hot Dish

Tammy Hiveley - November 13, 2017

We recently escaped to a Wisconsin cottage with some friends. It’s a group that travels together as couples each year, and we cherish our friendships and our time away. We each take turns making meals for our long weekend, and I volunteered to do breakfast one morning. This meal was a huge hit, and since I had multiple requests for the recipe, I thought I’d …

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Halfway Gone

Cate Mezyk - November 6, 2017
Oversized Ruffle Sweater

I was talking to someone today about how my littles are eight, and how in a few months they’ll be nine. I hate when my kids reach nine. Because nine means they are halfway gone. They’ll have reached the halfway point of living in my home. Half of my parenting will be over (though, of course, you never really finish parenting). I’ll be sending them …

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A Little More Precious

Cate Mezyk - October 16, 2017
Lace up sweater

A few Sundays a month, I volunteer in our children’s area at church. The kids in my care range from 6-11 years old, and they’re tons of fun. I rolled into church the day after Sparkle ended and apparently my exhaustion was evident. A sweet little girl came up to me and took me by the hand. “Ohhhh,” she said. “You need a makeover.” Pursing …

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Studies are Liars

Cate Mezyk - October 5, 2017
Cold shoulder comfy dress

Studies have been done time and time again over the years, proving that if you multi-task, you may be accomplishing many things but you’re not going to do any of them well. As I sat in my daughter’s room the other day, helping her to organize her closet while I put on my makeup I realized something. Those studies are liars. I can’t NOT multi-task. …

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