OOTD

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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A Little More Precious

Cate Mezyk - October 16, 2017
Lace up sweater

A few Sundays a month, I volunteer in our children’s area at church. The kids in my care range from 6-11 years old, and they’re tons of fun. I rolled into church the day after Sparkle ended and apparently my exhaustion was evident. A sweet little girl came up to me and took me by the hand. “Ohhhh,” she said. “You need a makeover.” Pursing …

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Studies are Liars

Cate Mezyk - October 5, 2017
Cold shoulder comfy dress

Studies have been done time and time again over the years, proving that if you multi-task, you may be accomplishing many things but you’re not going to do any of them well. As I sat in my daughter’s room the other day, helping her to organize her closet while I put on my makeup I realized something. Those studies are liars. I can’t NOT multi-task. …

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Sweata Weatha

Cate Mezyk - September 19, 2017
Oversized chenille sweater

It’s my favorite time of year – sweater weather (or, according to old school Saturday Night Live episodes, sweata weatha). The textures that are currently available for this year are unbelievably soft and cozy, including this awesome chenille number that’s a new favorite of mine. I threw it on with leggings and a pair of running shoes the other day for a casual day of …

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Hat Tricks

Cate Mezyk - August 2, 2017
Striped dress with crochet neckline

So, we have these hats that everybody seems to want. It’s taken us by surprise, but hey – we are happy to keep them coming. You want Minnesota patch hats? We’ll make them for you! Since I don’t sew, our strategy thus far has been that our shop employees cut out the patches, I iron them on, and then Tammy sews them on. The only …

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Date Me

Cate Mezyk - July 28, 2017
Crochet detailed tank

I sometimes miss the days when my kiddos were little. With their little squishy cheeks and innocent little faces, I couldn’t have loved them more. And yet, I do. I love them more and more all the time. And I love the stage that we are currently in. One of the reasons I love it so much is that I actually get to date my …

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All I Do Is Win, Win, Win No Matter What

Cate Mezyk - July 20, 2017
Warrior not worrier tee

As I sat down to write this, I could not think of anything to entitle it. Because I have Dj Khaled and Ludacris’ song stuck in my head. ‘All I do is win, win, win no matter what.’ No idea what the rest of the words are, except the last bit, where you throw your hands up. No idea if they are appropriate to be …

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We Got A Pet And Everyone Hates Him

Cate Mezyk - June 30, 2017
Green floral romper

After years of begging Daddy to no avail, we finally have a pet in this home. The only problem is that everybody hates him. Well, everyone except me. I find Sammy fascinating. But he makes Sadie cry. And the rest of the family just thinks he’s disgusting. I have to say, when he invited a friend to come and live with him, he made me …

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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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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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