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The Fall Uniform

Cate Mezyk - November 9, 2015

It’s fall – my favorite time of year. And when it’s fall, you’ll find me wrapped up in a cozy sweater just about every day of the week. Cozy sweaters are just kind of my jam. I’m always freezing cold, so I need to wear something that feels like a big hug all day long. (If I’m not wrapped up in a sweater, then you …

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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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Cate Mezyk - October 19, 2015

As I walked out the door, heading to Sparkle (a women’s conference for our church, for which Tammy and I organize the boutique portion), my husband stopped me. “Are you wearing… sweatpants? To Sparkle?!” he asked me. “Yep. Sure am!” I replied. You see, these are the world’s best pants. We featured them on our last Twin Cities Live segment because we knew you’d love …

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Stick Addict

Cate Mezyk - October 13, 2015

Oh my goodness, sweet Jesus, please send someone to help me with my addiction. It’s getting bad. I cannot stop. It’s not at all like me to be this way! I’m sneaking it in the middle of the night. In line at the grocery store. And even at the dance studio when my daughters are in class. Speaking of daughters, it’s really all the littlest …

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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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The Wob

Cate Mezyk - August 31, 2015

I’m finally getting around to posting pictures with my new, shorter haircut. There’s a learning curve when styling short hair, apparently (or maybe it’s just for me). I keep burning my fingers on the curling iron because I keep forgetting where the ends of my hair are. Yikes – I need to figure this thing out quickly or my fingers will be torched before long. …

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Closing Down

Cate Mezyk - August 11, 2015

I don’t mean to be Debbie Downer here, but summer is winding down. If August had a theme song, it’d be Closing Time (remember being young and every time you’d go out they’d play that song at the end of the night?). Around this time every year, I take a look at the calendar and am shocked to find that there aren’t many weeks left …

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Super Concert Goer

Cate Mezyk - August 3, 2015

The other day we made our annual trip over the Lakefront Musicfest. If you’re from Prior Lake, then you know that just about everybody around here goes – they typically have a great lineup of artists, and it’s a two day event full of fun. I wasn’t quite as excited about the lineup this year, particularly on Friday night. But I went because I’ll rarely …

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