the vintage gypsy

Downtown Giveaway!!

Cate Mezyk - April 25, 2016

Downtown Prior Lake is undergoing a renovation, and we want you to be a part of the fun! Several of the Main Ave shops are joining together to give one lucky winner $210 worth of shop credits – so you can go on a spree for free! We hope we’ll see you on Saturday, May 7th for all the festivities that are planned… but feel …

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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

Cate Mezyk - December 21, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas! We celebrated with my family last night. Now we’re on to more festivities with our Chicago crew. We’ll be driving down to the city and spending time with family there – back and forth between Ed’s mom and stepdad, and his dad and stepmom. We don’t see them often enough, so we’re looking forward to …

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Hello From The Other Side of The World

Cate Mezyk - December 7, 2015

As you read this, I’m on day 5 of being in the place I’ve dreamt of for years. Last Thursday, I got on a plane and traveled halfway around the world, and to a different hemisphere. I honestly can’t believe this date has arrived – I’ve been anticipating going to Africa for years. I can’t wait to share details of everything we’re doing here in …

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Modern Tie Dye

Cate Mezyk - November 2, 2015

Who says tie dye is for hippies? I’m loving this modern version from our shop buddies, The Vintage Gypsy. I wore it all dressed up to an event, and dressed down all warm and cozy. I think it’s pretty great both ways. But I may be biased, because tie dye is one of my favorite prints (maybe my very favorite, but don’t tell the other …

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African Jogger

Cate Mezyk - October 5, 2015

I was recently skimming through the Inkkas website (because, I mean, let’s be honest, I love love love shoes), and what pops up but these African Joggers? And oh my goodness – it’s like they were made for me. Because I’m going to Africa in a couple of months, and I have jogged before (though, if I’m being honest, it has been a long while …

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Lucky Me

Cate Mezyk - September 28, 2015

Last week, I shared just how overwhelming my life has felt lately. There’s something scheduled every single day and night from dawn to dusk (and even later) for the next few weeks. I had made a promise to myself to take an afternoon off and spend some quiet time doing a whole lot of nothing. And then the awaited day came, and stuff came up. …

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Where Do The Days Go?

Cate Mezyk - September 21, 2015

The days since school has started for my kids are passing me by in a blur. Each one has been over scheduled, with things to do and places to be from 8 am to 8 pm. I’ve been going at a pace that is unsustainable, and it can only go like this for so long. The truth is, I need to do a better job …

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Bringing the Fanny Pack Back

Cate Mezyk - September 14, 2015

A few weeks ago, I hopped on a plane and visited my friends from my college days at Mizzou (anyone else reading a Tiger fan?). While preparing to go, I texted Tammy and said, “I need a fanny pack for my trip!” To which she replied, as any good fashion loving friend would, “Yes, you do.” And then she made me one. Because she’s just …

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Oh, Back To School, Back To School

Cate Mezyk - September 8, 2015

To prove to Dad that I’m no fool… Who can name that movie? That’s the theme song in our home today – my three kiddos are heading out the door and starting another year of school today. Avery begins 5th grade (how did THAT happen already?!) and Sadie and Davis will be in 1st grade. Oh my goodness – how has this day already come? It …

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Changes Ahead

Cate Mezyk - August 24, 2015

There’s only a week left of August, and that has me looking ahead to what’s around the corner. So many changes are coming for us – Ed just started a new job after a decade at his previous gig, the kids are heading off to school (and Sadie and Davis will be full day for the first time), our shop hours are expanding after a …

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