OOTD

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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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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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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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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