Cate Mezyk

Happy Location-versary to Us

Cate Mezyk - April 28, 2017

The story of Wild Ruffle is kind of a rambling one. And we have a ton of anniversaries to celebrate. First, there’s the anniversary of the very start of Wild Ruffle. It began as a blog with just one of us, back in January of 2011. You can check out the humble beginnings by clicking here. The story expanded a bit, adding Pop Up Shops …

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Totally Blank

Cate Mezyk - April 24, 2017

My family is worried for their future. They’re seriously concerned that they will soon be caring for me as my memory fails and I fall into a life of dementia. I kid you not. I remember nothing. Or rather, I remember things that help me not at all. For instance, I can remember every word to this random song that I had to sing in …

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You Look Good

Cate Mezyk - April 17, 2017
Minnesota is home baseball tee

I’ve got a new anthem these days. It’s a song we’ve been singing at the top of our lungs in the Mezyk house. We don’t really sing it with the original lyrics in mind… after all, the song refers to spotting someone of the opposite sex and liking what they see. Nope. Instead, we’ve been singing it directly to each other, as a pump you …

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Growing Up

Cate Mezyk - April 10, 2017
Off the shoulder top/cold shoulder

I hung out with an old friend the other day – I haven’t seen her in a long time and it was lovely to catch up. Every time we get together we pick up right where we’ve left off, even if we haven’t been together in forever. It’s the kind of friendship that you cherish, because it’s one that you know will stand the test …

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Mom, Can You Play With Me?

Cate Mezyk - April 3, 2017
Lightweight cozy sweatshirt with denim

I love playing with my kids. For example, this weekend we played croquet, I punted the ball to my son in the yard, we went for a family walk, we’ve read together, and played games. But my kids are insatiable. “Mom, can you play such and such with me?” is a constant refrain around here. They can’t get enough of my time, and are always asking …

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Music To My Ears

Cate Mezyk - March 27, 2017
Pink button down with white denim

Every once in awhile, we get in a music frenzy, where we all want to download a bunch of new music to our family play list. (we really should look into getting that Apple music deal where you pay a monthly fee and get as much of the music we’d all like for one price… but it feels like one more monthly commitment to add on.) We …

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

Cate Mezyk - March 20, 2017
Blue rLakeside muscle tankomper

Our spring break has come to an end. After leaving a few days before break began, and then enjoying the last few lazy days at home, school and real life begins again today. I’m at work this morning after not being there for nearly two weeks. I’m actually looking forward to it – I miss it when I’m away for too long. I guess I’m …

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Vacation Living

Cate Mezyk - March 15, 2017
Blue romper

Remember last year’s disastrous trip to Mexico for our family? Well, I’m happy to report that this year’s vacation – a jaunt down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida – made up for it in every way. And boy, did we need it. It’s been a stressful last month. I won’t go into boring details, but we’ve kind of been hit from every angle. This time away …

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Oh So Beautiful

Cate Mezyk - March 13, 2017

While I like to think that I’m a confident person who fully rests in the knowledge that God made me just right and beautiful enough…. I also like to feel pretty. And sometimes I need a little help. So every once in awhile I just have to share my new favorite products with you all. I love sharing what I love. Cuz I’m just nice …

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Cate Mezyk - March 7, 2017
Mint top

All three of my kids celebrate their birthdays this week. It’s a bit crazy. Ok, it’s totally crazy. But it’s so much fun! While out shopping the other day for some of our birthday festivity food, the cashier happened to ask us what we had planned for the rest of the day. When I told her we were having a family party for all three …

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