Cate Mezyk

Plans Schmans

Cate Mezyk - September 25, 2018

I’m not typically a planner. In fact, I’m kind of a fly by the seat of my pants, last minute kind of girl. Most of the time, this plays in my favor because truly – life is more interesting when you can be spontaneous. When you go with the flow you stumble upon some really fun adventures. When it doesn’t work well is when you …

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Counting The Wins

Cate Mezyk - August 31, 2018

As I type this, the minutes are ticking down on our time left of summer school break. Today is officially the last weekday – and heck, we’re headed toward 5 o’clock and that means we’ve reached the weekend. These past few months have flown by. I say it every year, but this year I feel it more than ever. Avery is about to begin 8th …

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Garage Sale Crazies

Cate Mezyk - May 10, 2018

I rarely try to sell any of my stuff. First of all, my husband is a clutter hating guy, and regularly goes through our house and clears out all the non-essentials. A few of the things he has thrown away have included an antique sterling silver tea set (I later saw it at a local vintage shop – guess she was a dumpster diver!), an …

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Take Advantage

Cate Mezyk - April 10, 2018

With spring temperatures just around the corner here in Minnesota (I mean, c’mon – sometime it has to warm up around here and the snow needs to melt away, right?!), it’s time to make some updates to that wardrobe. You know how Tammy and I LOVE us some new shoes… and Shop Bop is always our go-to spot to purchase them. Happily, Shop Bop is …

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Just Go To The Party

Cate Mezyk - April 3, 2018

Some meetings mean more than others. And you never know when a chance encounter is going to turn into so much more than you ever realized it could. Sometimes it takes seeing your Facebook memories to remind you just how much one night (and one person) can mean. 7 years ago today, I went to a party, as Facebook helpfully reminded me today. I had …

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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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