Made With Love

Cate Mezyk - January 23, 2017
Military look and made with love tee

In case you haven’t checked the calendar lately, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. That’s why we’ve gotten in some super fun lovey dovey tees. But you know, we believe love isn’t something that ends on Feb 15th. That’s why these fun tees can be worn all year long. Though this one has short sleeves, it was perfectly paired under a blazer to make …

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So Fresh

Cate Mezyk - January 20, 2017
Romper for summer

If you follow us on Instagram (and if you don’t, you really should – wink, wink), you may have seen my post from the other day, when I shared a sneak peek of some jewelry items I’ve been working on. Life at Wild Ruffle gets pretty darn busy during the last quarter of the year. And truly, with our move down the street last May, …

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What’s Not To Love

Tammy Hiveley - January 19, 2017

So yesterday was fun. Cate and I spent the day running from appointment to appointment in downtown St.Paul. Northstar, the local trade show for apparel buyers is currently going on at the RiverCentre and we were booked solid. What’s not to love – all day shopping? Yes, please. Even more perfect – it’s LOCAL… and you know how we feel about supporting local round here! …

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Crochet All Day

Cate Mezyk - January 16, 2017
Crochet sweater

“Mom,” I hear whispered from across the room. Bleary eyed, I blinked at him, my little guy who is not so little anymore. “What do you need buddy?” I asked him. “I need your help,” he answered. At 1:30 in the morning, that’s never what you want to hear. Sighing to myself, I swung my legs around the bed and followed him down the hallway. …

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You Need This: Pop Socket

Cate Mezyk - January 13, 2017
Pop Socket

Hanging out with my sister in law over winter break, I couldn’t help but notice the funny little knob attached to her phone. “What is that thing?” I asked her. And she answered me as she usually does, “Oh, this thing is about to change your life.” Remembering how she had also said that about Tinder (when I was married with three children), I was …

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Why Do I Love Jesus?

Tammy Hiveley - January 11, 2017

Why do I love Jesus? It’s kind of a serious question to ask and answer. One that is loaded with possible eye rolls and nay-sayers of plenty. But all I can do it speak from the heart. This is my view. This is my truth. I’ll just start with this — How can I do life – this crazy confusing mixed up thing we do daily, …

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The Big Sales Pitch

Cate Mezyk - January 9, 2017
Chambray dress, blanket scarf, and fleece lined leggings

I recently started listening to Ted Talks (I know, I’m like 1,000 years behind the game on that one). Just the other day, I listened to one by Simon Sinek and walked away feeling inspired. He spoke about how companies can have a ton of financial backing, all the brain power on their team they need, and all kinds of publicity, and still fail. And …

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Through The Looking Glass

Cate Mezyk - January 5, 2017
The unknown road

2016 was quite the year for our little biz. While we always hope for the best and try to plan ahead, we didn’t expect to be where we are at this point. It’s a good thing that Tammy and I are both fairly easily adaptable, since Wild Ruffle has taken quite a few surprises course changes over the years. We are constantly surprised by just …

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Looking Forward – Live and Learn

Tammy Hiveley - January 4, 2017

I’m no stranger to making mistakes. There’s been many-a-day I’d like to take back. It’s taken quite some time to realize I need to make a change to my actions and learn from each day. It doesn’t help to just ignore my missteps. It’s true, I don’t get stronger or smarter unless I learn how to handle those hard moments. The age-old saying, Live and Learn is short …

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Cheers to the New Year!

Cate Mezyk - January 2, 2017
Black knit sweater with open weave paneling

I love New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve is a much hyped night that I could take or leave. We typically have a low key night with friends and/or family, and we have a great time because we are surrounded by people we care about. But New Year’s Day holds so much meaning. It means a clean slate. A fresh start. It’s a blank page …

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