personal style

iCloud, uCloud, please don’tCloud

Cate Mezyk - September 8, 2017
Velvet floral dress

My son and I share an iCloud. He saved up to buy himself an iPod Touch (we matched funds), and he’s all set up and good to go on it. Davis is remarkably good at finding new little tricks for it – there are things that you can do on an iPhone and/or iPod that I never even realized were an option. There have been …

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Kickin’ It

Cate Mezyk - September 26, 2016
Over the knee boots and a Zippered Sweater jacket

A couple of weeks ago, a friend sent out a message that she was planning a family kickball tournament. And so, a bunch of us gathered today this past weekend to play. We faced harsh field conditions from recent heavy rains, but we forged ahead anyway. All of us, ranging in age from 4-40+ (and an infant rooting us on from her Bumbo on the …

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Shopping is a Many Splender-ed Thing

Cate Mezyk - August 4, 2015

As you’ve probably figured out by now, the Wild Ruffle girls LOVE to shop. You know what else we love? A good deal. So when we learned about Splender, we were all, “sign us up!” You see, Splender actually pays you to shop. Say what?! Yep. You simply click on one of the 800+ popular stores they work with before you do your shopping. They’ve got all …

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Cate Mezyk - May 12, 2015

Ok, so I’m going to admit something a bit embarrassing. I know – it’s totally wrong of me. I’m a mother of 3. A grown up woman. But I just can’t help myself. I love Britney Spears. Seriously – every song. I know that she’s overproduced, and her voice is altered, and I know she’s gone to crazy and back. I know I should be …

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New Look!

Cate Mezyk - May 11, 2015

We are so excited to show off our new look – our web redesign is finally done and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Tammy and I got together for a fun little photo shoot with one of our favorite photographers to celebrate. Our friend Cari is super talented – if you’re local and looking for someone to take your pics, she’s your girl. …

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Conversation Starter

Cate Mezyk - May 4, 2015

I never seem to have any trouble talking. My kids actually get quite annoyed with me, because if I ever run into someone we know, or I have to run something over to a friend’s house, etc. I talk and talk and can’t stop myself. But sometimes I sit down to write a blog post, and I feel like I have literally run out of …

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What Are the Odds

Tammy Hiveley - April 15, 2015

As we all know, I’m a big fan of mixing styles into one look. Mixing mediums is my thing. Last week when the weather in Minnesota went from 60 degrees to 30, back to 60, all I could do was layer, layer, layer. And grin and bare it. One of the days I threw on my comfy boyfriend jeans, lace up wedges and a knit-sequined …

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Our New Neighbor

Tammy Hiveley - December 17, 2014

Our new neighbor, Bob, has the best photography backdrop. It’s old. It’s real. It’s alive with business. It’s down right cool. Now Bob and his sons might think we are complete nutso but we don’t care. Because when you can open up your side door, step into another world and snaps some amazing pics… you just have to take advantage of it, right? Right? So, Bob, …

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Cheers to this Crazy Life

Tammy Hiveley - October 22, 2014

Life is catching up with me and I’m feelin it. Running non-stop lately is taking it’s toll. I’m exhausted. Last week, a few school parents and I took a group of forty 5th graders to the Eagle Bluff Environmental Center for three days of outdoor education. While it was well worth the months of planning and organization, I am happy the trip went off without …

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What I Wore To Sparkle

Tammy Hiveley - October 8, 2014

Last weekend I attended a Christian Women’s Conference called Sparkle.  Well that is, after we so gracefully endured a flat tire, lost keys and a ripped top… we finally made it! Sparkle was full of inspiring and thought provoking sessions. Keeping my mind and spirit alive, which is always extremely emotional for me. But I do love emotions. I actually enjoy crying, laughing, yelling, etc. Life would …

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