holidays

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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Decorate Me

Cate Mezyk - December 13, 2016
Winter window boxes

It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Inside and out. I look forward to this season of decorating all year round. The day after Thanksgiving, everything comes out of hiding, the tree goes up, and all becomes festive in my home. And it’s always a little sad when the season ends and it’s time to box everything up again. Over the years, …

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Will You Be My Boo?

Cate Mezyk - October 20, 2016
Will you be my boo top for Halloween.

If you have kids, or you don’t live under a rock, then you’re probably aware that Halloween is coming up just around the corner. My kids have been talking about what they’re dressing up as for months already, and the big day is now nearly here. Now, if you don’t want to go all out and dress up (sexy jellyfish, anyone?), then we here at …

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The Easiest Pumpkin Carving Trick. Ever.

Cate Mezyk - October 4, 2016

Pumpkin carving is annoying. Yes, it’s a fun tradition, and the kids love it. And yes, it’s fun because Daddy makes silly noises as part of our yearly fun – when he pulls out the seeds he loves to pretend he’s shoving it in their little faces. And I wouldn’t give it up. But the carving part is hard! And we are no artists, believe …

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Go 4th and Have Fun!

Cate Mezyk - June 14, 2016

We heart America…. AND we heart home decor! So, of course, we take the opportunity of the 4th of July to star bangle up our homes with some red, white, and blue. Most years, we have people over to our home, enjoy some food together, and then head up to our secret fireworks spot – it’s got the best view in town and is in …

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When The Leprechauns Attack

Tammy Hiveley - March 15, 2016

Our family isn’t Irish but that doesn’t stop those naughty leprechauns from attacking our house. They don’t get us every year but you just never know when they will strike. Like a few years ago, we woke to find tiny green gooey footprints (it may or may not have been green cake decorating gel) leading from the backdoor, through the dining room and all around the …

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Loving You Is Easy Cuz You’re Beautiful

Cate Mezyk - January 22, 2016

You guys. Doesn’t it seem as if a half a nano-second ago it was Christmas and New Year’s? And a nano-second really just isn’t very long at all, now is it? Suddenly, I’m looking at my calendar, and I see that it’s nearly Valentine’s Day. What?! I swear, time is moving in fast forward lately. Is it like this for everyone, or just for me? …

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Here Comes The Jackpot Question in Advance…

Cate Mezyk - December 31, 2015

What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?! New Year’s Eve is usually a pretty low key holiday for the Wild Ruffle girls. This year, we’ll be clinking glasses with a small group of friends and hoping we can make it to midnight. Oh, how time changes things… I remember many a New Year’s Eve spent out late into the wee hours partying the night …

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The Thanksgiving Prayer

Tammy Hiveley - November 26, 2015

Today we wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving from the bottom of our hearts. And what better way to celebrate than to share one of the most thought provoking thanksgiving prayers that I’ve heard lately. Written by the talented Cindi McMenamin. {found on crosswalk.com} This prayer is not the average Thanksgiving. It digs deep and takes into account the ease of being thankful for …

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