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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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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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The First Day of Summer

Tammy Hiveley - June 9, 2017
Gauze lace up tunic

Oh gosh. The kids and I have been waiting all year for this day! SUMMER! Like I was telling you here, I am that mom, through and through. I want my children home. Like all the time. Even when they’re annoying, I want them around. When they are screaming, fighting and acting like jerks – I still want them here. Some days are longer than …

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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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TOP 10 REASONS WHY I LOVE SUMMER BREAK

Tammy Hiveley - May 26, 2017
Fun summer one-shoulder with button up denim skirt

Some of you agree with me and some of you do not. It’s OK – we are all entitled to our own opinions. No matter your thoughts, the inevitable is coming and coming quickly. SUMMER VACATION!! So what are you looking forward to? What are your plans? If you know me then you know I L.O.V.E. summer vacation. Like a lot. a lot a alot. …

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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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Squirrel

Tammy Hiveley - May 5, 2017
Floral cold shoulder dress

I sat down at least 5 different times to type up this week’s post. And each time I highlighted the whole darn thing, hit delete and started over. Again. My brain can’t seem to focus on one complete thought. I’m not even sure if I can get through this post by only talking about my inability to focus. I might just start talking about something …

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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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Totally Blank

Cate Mezyk - April 24, 2017

My family is worried for their future. They’re seriously concerned that they will soon be caring for me as my memory fails and I fall into a life of dementia. I kid you not. I remember nothing. Or rather, I remember things that help me not at all. For instance, I can remember every word to this random song that I had to sing in …

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