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Hug It Out

Cate Mezyk - September 26, 2017
Velvet babydoll tee

Yesterday, on our Fox 9 segment, Alix said something how fashion right now makes you want to give out hugs. That maybe peace has a chance, and fashion is where it starts. She was joking of course, but there might be something to it. Because everything in fashion right now is soft, silk, or shiny. The soft textures filling up our shelves and racks do …

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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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Davis Week 2.0

Cate Mezyk - July 26, 2017
Mint dress with crochet details

My son has spent a lot of time at the dance studio over the years, watching his sisters practice. And for the very first time since they began, he loves their chosen sport. Not because he suddenly has an appreciation for the art form of dance itself. Nope – it’s because they try out for two long weeks each summer. Those two long weeks have …

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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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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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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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