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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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Dance It Out

Cate Mezyk - July 14, 2017
Black and white pouf dress

I’ve loved dance as long as I can remember. When I was 4, I have a clear memory of riding home from gymnastics class and asking my mom if she had signed me up for the next session. Her answer? “I think we’re going to give dance a try.” Little did I know how much it would become a part of my life. That four …

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Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

Cate Mezyk - July 6, 2017
Crochet top in natural, easy summer look

I always have the best ideas in the middle of the night. Instead of falling right to sleep like my husband does (the lucky guy is out when his head hits the pillow, though he often wakes up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to bed), I typically lie awake for a few hours, with my mind racing the entire time. …

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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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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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Happy Location-versary to Us

Cate Mezyk - April 28, 2017

The story of Wild Ruffle is kind of a rambling one. And we have a ton of anniversaries to celebrate. First, there’s the anniversary of the very start of Wild Ruffle. It began as a blog with just one of us, back in January of 2011. You can check out the humble beginnings by clicking here. The story expanded a bit, adding Pop Up Shops …

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