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All The Feels

Tammy Hiveley - August 4, 2017
Chambray striped dress. crisp. clean. perfectly chic

It’s been a hard morning. I’ve been crying on and off for most of it. All the feels going on over here. Excitement. Nerves. Proud mom. Sadness. Gut wrenching aches. Heart palpitations. You name it – I think I’ve felt it today. A teary-eyed friend, walking my same path, took the words right out of my mouth as we hugged our babies goodbye. “It’s like …

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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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Please, Mom?

Cate Mezyk - July 24, 2017

One of the problems I find with co-owning a shop is that my kids appear to believe that everything in there should be free to them. “Please, Mom?” they say. “Can we have this?” No matter how many times I try to explain the concept to them (no, I actually pay to have these items here, and I actually have to sell them all in …

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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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De-Clutter My World

Tammy Hiveley - July 12, 2017
Pinapple T & ripped jeans

Two years ago I moved into a house with vast amounts of cupboards and drawers. Like crazy space. Compared to my old house, I was doubling if not tripling my storage opportunities. I truly never thought it would be possible to fill each spot. And while I actually haven’t used each and every cupboard in every room, I have done a bang up job at …

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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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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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The Ukulele Summer

Tammy Hiveley - June 26, 2017

Ever since that first day of summer we’ve rushed from one place to the next. Much like jumping fleas (I promise I’ll explain that analogy later), I don’t feel like we’ve been able to chillax one bit. Well maybe a tiny bit, but not much. The only girl that’s been lazy bones is my middle. Due to the unfortunate run-in with a mad soccer ball, …

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