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On The Calendar

Cate Mezyk - December 6, 2017
striped top with plaid detail

I love this season. But oh my goodness, is it ever busy! Every day has a full calendar, with our entire family running from here to there at all hours. Friday night we had a community holiday fest, followed by our study group meeting. Saturday had dance, a basketball game, a 40th birthday party, and a gathering for 20 people at our home. Sunday we …

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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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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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Velvet Teddy Bear

Cate Mezyk - August 21, 2017
Boyfriend jeans and a velvet tee

Remember a few years back, when Ruben Studdard was all over your tv screen? After his American Idol win, he was a big deal. They called him the Velvet Teddy Bear. Well, now you can call me the Velvet Teddy Bear too. I might not have the 6’3″ frame or a Grammy nomination, but I do have this velvet tee. Close enough, right? Velvet is …

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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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