Gluten Free, Low Sugar Carrot Cake

Cate Mezyk - July 30, 2015
Gluten free, low sugar carrot cake - a better for you revamped version!

My husband recently decided to join me on my quest for eating more healthfully. Let’s just say that he’s baby stepping his way in – there are still a few faves on his list that he has a hard time giving up. One of these things is carrot cake – it’s one of his favorite desserts. And with his birthday coming up, I decided to …

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From Here to There and Back Again

Tammy Hiveley - July 29, 2015
Summer Errands - What I Wear-12

You know those days that you just spend every waking moment running from here to there. What do you wear out to a day full of errands, my fashion-minded friends? I’m curious. PLEASE tag @wildruffle~ Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email me… anything. Just let me know so I can compile your thoughts and looks. Inspire us with your casual wear! Me? Well this particular day was …

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Why We Love Minnesota

Tammy Hiveley - July 28, 2015
MN Lakelife

Minnesota lakelife. Plain and simple. Living in Minnesota means loving lakelife. Everyone we know lives on a lake, lives next to a lake, vacations on a lake or owns a cabin on a lake. Cate and I have this friend… and as you expected… she lives on a lake. She is one of those friends’ that is truly beautiful inside and out. If she wasn’t so darn thoughtful …

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Mermaid Material

Cate Mezyk - July 27, 2015
Mermaid Material tank in gold foil writing with a denim skirt

You know when you hit click on that order, and then you’re practically giddy while you wait for it to arrive? Maybe you follow that UPS tracking number like some kind of crazy stalker, willing it to hurry along its path to Minnesota. You check the mail thinking, is today the day my new pretty item will arrive? And then the day finally comes, you …

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Wild About Lake Life

Cate Mezyk - July 24, 2015

We live in a lake town. So all summer long, we try to get out on the water as much as we possibly can! Add a couple trips to friends’ cabins, or road trips to Wisconsin, and we’re in the water more often than we’re out of it (at least during an ideal summer situation). So we’re always looking for great new, must have, lake …

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Bird Watching

Cate Mezyk - July 23, 2015
Recipe for Hummingbird drinks

My friend Melissa has been talking about this drink for awhile. She grew up drinking it – though as a little girl the vodka was left out of the recipe, of course. 😉 It’s a little slice of her childhood in a cup… only now she gets to drink the grown up version. She finally made one for me a few weeks back, and I …

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Blue Lover

Tammy Hiveley - July 22, 2015
Mixing prints for fun summer looks-14

If you’ve been follow me long, you know I am crazy for anything blue. Specifically, my eye is drawn to deep, rich shades of blue. It’s like an old friend, I’m comforted and at ease with whatever it is within seconds. Ahhh, blue skies, blue waters, blue blankie… etc. You get the idea… To add to my addition, I bought a giant indigo tufted velvet couch from Anthropologie …

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Spontaneity is Hard Work

Cate Mezyk - July 21, 2015
Road trip!

Around 6 pm on Saturday night, we got a call from my cousin. “We rented a house – there’s extra space – come on up and stay with us this week!” Now, my husband is currently between jobs. He’s taking a bit of a sabbatical between leaving his last gig and the next, and it should’ve been easy to just get up and go. But …

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Brooming

Cate Mezyk - July 20, 2015
Floral romper

My children have this way of making me feel old. Not necessarily because of the pointed and often brutally honest things they say (like when my son told me my hair was wiry and crazy like a looney old lady – lovely), but more because of the lack of little kid things they do lately. My oldest daughter can now put her hair in a …

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Wild About Pretty Things

Cate Mezyk - July 17, 2015
Handmade Minnesota decor from Pink Linen Designs

I don’t know about you, but I heart pretty things. That’s why I make a point to surround myself with them! In fact, Wild Ruffle is so chock full of pretty things that we can hardly contain ourselves (and honestly, we can hardly stop buying them for ourselves). Check out some of the fabulous goodies that have arrived recently. I recently spotted these handmade decor …

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