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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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Music To My Ears

Cate Mezyk - March 27, 2017
Pink button down with white denim

Every once in awhile, we get in a music frenzy, where we all want to download a bunch of new music to our family play list. (we really should look into getting that Apple music deal where you pay a monthly fee and get as much of the music we’d all like for one price… but it feels like one more monthly commitment to add on.) We …

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Tired Eyes

Cate Mezyk - November 14, 2016
Double zip jacket and worn in black skinnies

I’ve got some tired, tired eyes these days. Thank goodness for the world’s best concealer (seriously, it’s the most awesome thing I’ve ever used, and I’ve used a LOT of different concealers – worth every penny), because these dark circles keep growing. And when your brain is too tired from late night election results watching, or Pop Up Shop planning, or whatever it may be …

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Oh Hamilton

Cate Mezyk - November 3, 2016
Sparkly tunic dress

I have never seen the broadway play Hamilton (though I certainly would love to). But I know the entire thing by heart. Not because I’ve listened to the soundtrack that often (even though the music is great). But because my daughter will not stop singing it. She knows every word. To every song. There are 46 songs. So that’s a lot of words. Pretty much …

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Can You Do Us A Favor?

Cate Mezyk - October 25, 2016

You guys. We need your help. I’m serious – we are in a bit of a sticky situation. We have put ourselves in tricky spots before… but this one? This just may take the cake. And now we need you all to help us find our way out of it. What am I talking about? Well, it seems that we have simply gone WAAAY overboard. …

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I’m Just Not That Interesting

Cate Mezyk - October 24, 2016
Sweater cardigan with faux leather patches

Sometimes, I can sit down at the computer and type and type and type… and type. I’m full of stuff to say, and it just flows out of me. But other times… other times I’m just not that interesting. My life is normal. I get up, get the kids ready for school, head off to work, come home, usually do some more work, make dinner, …

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Sparkly Junk

Cate Mezyk - October 3, 2016

It’s another week of crazy around here. We’ve been looking forward to this week for a long time – it’s our Sparkle and Junk week. Do you shorten that to Spunk? Sparkly Junk? Sparunk? Whatever the case, this week, we have two events going on. After months of planning, Sparkle Conference is happening Thursday-Saturday. Tammy and I have once again been a part of organizing the …

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Life Is a Scramble

Cate Mezyk - September 30, 2016

You guys. Life is so nuts right now. I know – I did all that talking about taking back control of my schedule and saying no to stuff. And I promise I’m being good at it (and getting better every day!). But sometimes you just can’t control when everything comes all at once. And right now? Well, there’s a lot coming all at once. The …

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Kickin’ It

Cate Mezyk - September 26, 2016
Over the knee boots and a Zippered Sweater jacket

A couple of weeks ago, a friend sent out a message that she was planning a family kickball tournament. And so, a bunch of us gathered today this past weekend to play. We faced harsh field conditions from recent heavy rains, but we forged ahead anyway. All of us, ranging in age from 4-40+ (and an infant rooting us on from her Bumbo on the …

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An Accessorized Life

Cate Mezyk - September 22, 2016

We spend a lot of time talking about the new clothing items that come streaming through our door in big boxes from UPS and Fed Ex every week (seriously, it’s like Christmas all the time around here for us as we open everything up). But we don’t spend nearly enough time giving some love to our other important fashion items – the accessories! And believe …

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