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Our Life Lately

Cate Mezyk - June 21, 2016

What does life look like lately? It looks crazy, that is for darn sure. We’ve been hosting house guests non-stop, had six days straight of dance recitals, are busy packing up for a big trip, heading off to sports games and tennis lessons – and, oh! A photo shoot or two for some fun stuff (more details coming soon on that!). It’s a mad world …

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Feeling Thankful

Tammy Hiveley - November 26, 2014

On the Eve of Thanksgiving this year, I’m feeling lots of love and gratitude toward my family, friends and you {Wild Ruffle Readers}! My life has been crazy chaos lately.  Starting way back last summer, this fall, and even up through last weekend. I’ve been running like my head’s cut off. Which you have so graciously read and cheered me onward! I needed that. And I thank …

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Wild about 40 Things

Tammy Hiveley - November 21, 2014

Lordy Lordy guess who’s…. just kidding. I’m not going to be that dorky! But you get the hint. I’m turning 40 tomorrow!  AAhhh! I don’t mind turning 40. I just don’t like the wrinkles, moodiness and body changes that comes with it. *sigh In honor of my 40th birthday I’m letting you in on 40 random everyday facts about little ol’ me. And yes, I realize it’s …

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Fall is Heaven

Tammy Hiveley - October 29, 2014

If I could pick one season, it’d be fall. I’m in love with fall.  Sweaters and layers keeping me toasty warm all by themselves. No winter coats or snow boots to weigh me down. Not too hot. Not too cold. Heaven. And who could deny that relaxing with loved ones on a fall weekend retreat isn’t the most delightful way to spend your time?! My favorite clothing …

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Lucky Me

Tammy Hiveley - February 19, 2014

Family dynamics are all different.  They come in different sizes, colors and flavors. My family is loud, loving, passionate and loyal with big personalities.  You’d think we were Italian, but no.  More often than not, we’re talking over each other and sharing each other’s food.  It’s taken my husband almost 19 years to understand us, but I think he gets us now.  We love each …

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How Much Is Too Much?

Cate Mezyk - January 16, 2014

I am always cold. Automatic car starters and hot teas are divine. I truly don’t mind being all cuddled up in a blankie by a roaring fire all day, if that means I’m out of the elements… but life happens… So I must move past myself and head out into the frigid weather for my family’s sake.  And when I do, I layer.  I even layer …

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What’s Happening To Me?!

Cate Mezyk - December 10, 2013

I am a girl who loves her tall shoes. 9 times out of 10 I can be found running around town, three kids in tow, in towering heels. The higher the better, the taller the more terrific. But lately… Lately I find myself reaching for the flats. (gasp!) Over. And over. And over. What is happening to me?! Who am I becoming? But wait – …

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A Thankful Heart

Cate Mezyk - October 10, 2013

A couple of years ago, I was inspired by my sister-in-law to find something each day that I was thankful for. I began taking a photo every day to have a physical reminder of the good in my life. And boy, was it life changing. My heart was changed as I became more aware of all that I’m blessed by. The days that were the …

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Being Braver

Cate Mezyk - August 29, 2013

This post just may be one of the bravest I’ve written. Even more than when I posted a pic of myself in a bikini. I’ve shared my fertility struggles, and my grief. So why does this post stand out to me? Here’s the thing… I’m a mostly confident person. It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I can honestly say …

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