On Being Brave

Cate Mezyk - February 8, 2018

I spent a few weeks praying for the Lord to give me a word for 2018. About a week into the new year, He gave it to me – brave. It’s kind of a scary word. Brave. Why is He telling me I am going to need to be brave this year? Is something scary going to happen, and I’ll need to find my courage …

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Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

Cate Mezyk - July 6, 2017
Crochet top in natural, easy summer look

I always have the best ideas in the middle of the night. Instead of falling right to sleep like my husband does (the lucky guy is out when his head hits the pillow, though he often wakes up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to bed), I typically lie awake for a few hours, with my mind racing the entire time. …

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You Look Good

Cate Mezyk - April 17, 2017
Minnesota is home baseball tee

I’ve got a new anthem these days. It’s a song we’ve been singing at the top of our lungs in the Mezyk house. We don’t really sing it with the original lyrics in mind… after all, the song refers to spotting someone of the opposite sex and liking what they see. Nope. Instead, we’ve been singing it directly to each other, as a pump you …

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Making it all Work

Tammy Hiveley - April 14, 2017

Our spring schedule is gearing up. Each morning Jason and I have a de-briefing on who’s running whom where and when. Some days are easier than others annnd, to be honest, not all the activities have started quite yet but so far so good! We’ve got this. Even though Evie has only been late to school twice this week. …Oh wait, that has nothing to do with …

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Growing Up

Cate Mezyk - April 10, 2017
Off the shoulder top/cold shoulder

I hung out with an old friend the other day – I haven’t seen her in a long time and it was lovely to catch up. Every time we get together we pick up right where we’ve left off, even if we haven’t been together in forever. It’s the kind of friendship that you cherish, because it’s one that you know will stand the test …

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Cate Mezyk - March 7, 2017
Mint top

All three of my kids celebrate their birthdays this week. It’s a bit crazy. Ok, it’s totally crazy. But it’s so much fun! While out shopping the other day for some of our birthday festivity food, the cashier happened to ask us what we had planned for the rest of the day. When I told her we were having a family party for all three …

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Midwest Is Best

Cate Mezyk - January 30, 2017
Midwest is best tunic

I’m a midwest girl through and through. Though I’ve traveled around the world, and spent a bunch of time on both coasts of our lovely USA, the midwest has my heart. No matter where I wander, midwest, you feel like home (though when it’s 20 below, I must admit there are times I feel like running away to Cali or Florida). That’s why I was …

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The Big Sales Pitch

Cate Mezyk - January 9, 2017
Chambray dress, blanket scarf, and fleece lined leggings

I recently started listening to Ted Talks (I know, I’m like 1,000 years behind the game on that one). Just the other day, I listened to one by Simon Sinek and walked away feeling inspired. He spoke about how companies can have a ton of financial backing, all the brain power on their team they need, and all kinds of publicity, and still fail. And …

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Cheers to the New Year!

Cate Mezyk - January 2, 2017
Black knit sweater with open weave paneling

I love New Year’s Day. New Year’s Eve is a much hyped night that I could take or leave. We typically have a low key night with friends and/or family, and we have a great time because we are surrounded by people we care about. But New Year’s Day holds so much meaning. It means a clean slate. A fresh start. It’s a blank page …

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Mama Pajama Rolled Out Of Bed

Cate Mezyk - December 19, 2016

We’ve been having our fair share of snow days here in Minnesota. We got dumped on all day Friday, and into the night. Saturday, everything was cancelled – all our kiddo’s activities had been called off. It was a bummer, but at the same time, it was a fun surprise to have an unexpected day to sleep in. And sleep in those kiddos did – the …

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