prior lake shopping

Halfway Gone

Cate Mezyk - November 6, 2017
Oversized Ruffle Sweater

I was talking to someone today about how my littles are eight, and how in a few months they’ll be nine. I hate when my kids reach nine. Because nine means they are halfway gone. They’ll have reached the halfway point of living in my home. Half of my parenting will be over (though, of course, you never really finish parenting). I’ll be sending them …

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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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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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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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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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Growing Up

Cate Mezyk - April 10, 2017
Off the shoulder top/cold shoulder

I hung out with an old friend the other day – I haven’t seen her in a long time and it was lovely to catch up. Every time we get together we pick up right where we’ve left off, even if we haven’t been together in forever. It’s the kind of friendship that you cherish, because it’s one that you know will stand the test …

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Sorry Hubby

Cate Mezyk - February 27, 2017

My poor husband. Oh, how he hates clutter. Or rather, what he refers to as clutter, and I like to refer to as necessary items for decorating a home. If he had his way, our home would be completely devoid of any decor. He likes empty shelves. Our compromise is that I don’t overcrowd our space with items (or, at least, I TRY not to). …

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Get Falalala-Lucky With The Shops of Downtown Prior Lake

Cate Mezyk - November 28, 2016

‘Tis the season to be jolly. And what could be more jolly than go on a shopping spree for the grand price of absolutely nothing? Shopping not your thing? Then perhaps you’d rather have something do the shopping for you, and hand you a big pile of the loveliest Christmas gifts one could ask for. The shops of downtown Prior Lake are feeling pretty jolly themselves, …

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Going, going, gone! || The Wild Ruffle Shop

Tammy Hiveley - July 27, 2016

Just like everything in life there are pros and cons. Sometimes this little venture, called our shop, runs along so smoothly. I think – WOW! This job is so unbelievably amazing to me. Then other days happen. Those are days when I’m over-my-head trying to figure out business taxes or falling behind on the bazillion things on my ToDo list. With tears in my eyes I think – Ugh! …

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