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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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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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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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