Cate Mezyk

Summer is For Relaxing. Or Not.

Cate Mezyk - June 23, 2017
Floral jumper

Ah, summer. Those lazy days of sleeping in, nothing on the calendar, and endless hours for the kiddos to use their imagination and play all day. It feels like it should be that way, but somehow it has been exactly the opposite for those of us in the Mezyk household this summer so far. Clearly, I was not paying attention when I signed up the …

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Cate Mezyk - June 19, 2017

We’ve had some changes go on around here. If you follow us on Instagram, then you may already know what I’m talking about. After years of hoping it would come to be, we had our carpet pulled out in our family room, and now the majority of our main floor is American Walnut hardwood. When we moved in, we had a two year old and …

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Mannikins

Cate Mezyk - June 13, 2017
Coral crochet sundress

My phone is the worst. It is the most awful writer ever. It truly bugs me because writing well is important to me, and I consider myself to be a fairly good one. But my phone often changes words on my behalf to things that don’t make sense at all. Grammatical errors abound. My Siri is apparently hard of hearing (or else I’m a terrible …

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The Saga Continues

Cate Mezyk - June 5, 2017
Off the shoulder top in coral

So, I told you last week that the five of us have moved down into our basement, since we can’t walk on our floors. The floors are being sanded and refinished upstairs, and the first few days were easy peezy. We tried to stay away from home as much as possible, so that our forced togetherness wouldn’t be such a big deal. The smells weren’t …

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Basement Dwellers

Cate Mezyk - May 30, 2017
Button down romper

Guess what? We are moving! Yep. Me and my family, we are packing up and moving. We are headed south. And I’m feeling pretty nervous about it. But I know that, in the end, I’ll be happy that it happened. Because good things are coming as a result of this move. I’ve actually been hoping this would happen for awhile now, and I’m excited that …

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Happy Birthday Times 70

Cate Mezyk - May 22, 2017
Cold shoulder dress

My parents are both turning 70 within a month of one another. So, of course, my brother and I decided we needed to celebrate in a big way. And what’s better than a surprise party to celebrate a milestone day? We filled the house with people (and a whole bunch of food), mixed up both red and white sangrias into pitchers, and waited for the …

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I Donut Know

Cate Mezyk - May 15, 2017
Orange and navy tie dyed dress

I’m standing here in the shop as I type this, knowing that I really should be writing a blog post to share what’s going on at Wild Ruffle these days (and there really is so much). And yet I cannot think of a thing to say. Maybe it’s the plate of Edelweiss pastries sitting next to me, distracting me from my thoughts. The smell is divine… …

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For Every Mother… whatever that looks like for you

Cate Mezyk - May 12, 2017
for every mother

Unless you are living under a rock, you are aware that Mother’s Day is coming this Sunday, May 14th. As I tend to do with every holiday that rolls around, I’ve gotten a little nostalgic and sappy thinking about this year’s celebration. Part of the reason I think this one is hitting me particularly hard is that I have been at so many stages in …

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Counting Down

Cate Mezyk - May 8, 2017
Faith can move mountains tank

The countdown is on… it’s nearly summer time and the last day of school. While I know that some of my fellow mom friends dread this day with every fiber of their being, I look forward to it all year long. Three whole months of lazy mornings (6 am wake up call, I will not miss you), extra snuggles, fun in the sun, day trips …

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An Ode To The Single Parents

Cate Mezyk - May 2, 2017
Distressed tank for summer

It’s a really, really, REALLY busy season for my family right now. We are on the go all the time. I’m fortunate that I have a husband who is helpful and an equal partner is getting people where they need to go, especially at night since I’m typically done with work long before he is. Since he usually coaches my son’s sports, he gets Davis …

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