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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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Happy Birthday Times 70

Cate Mezyk - May 22, 2017
Cold shoulder dress

My parents are both turning 70 within a month of one another. So, of course, my brother and I decided we needed to celebrate in a big way. And what’s better than a surprise party to celebrate a milestone day? We filled the house with people (and a whole bunch of food), mixed up both red and white sangrias into pitchers, and waited for the …

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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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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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Earth Angel

Cate Mezyk - March 1, 2017
Tencel button down dress

Whenever anyone asks me how I’m doing, “Good!” is the first thing that automatically comes out of my mouth. It’s like I’m on autopilot. I’m pre-programmed to say that life is swell. And for real, my life is pretty swell. Usually. But lately… well, let’s just say that the last couple of weeks have been weird. A series of strange unrelated incidents have left me …

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Cuz I Gotta Have Faith, Faith, Faith

Cate Mezyk - February 6, 2017
Cozy polka dotted dress

Not gonna lie, sometimes I wonder if we were meant to do this retail thing after all. After a rough January, where not only sales are slow, but we were hit with unexpected expenses and some fairly sizable blows in other areas… well, let’s just say it made me think twice. It’s funny how you can be left feeling so confident in every move you’re …

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So Juicy

Cate Mezyk - February 1, 2017
Denim button down and moto pants

If you are reading this the day it posts, then I am currently on Day 3 of a three day juice cleanse. I’ve been thinking of doing this for awhile… after the holidays I know my body consists of approximately 95% junk. Artisanal cheeses, you sure are fancy, but I can feel your gooey cheesiness still floating around through my veins. Cookies, you played an important role …

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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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Made With Love

Cate Mezyk - January 23, 2017
Military look and made with love tee

In case you haven’t checked the calendar lately, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. That’s why we’ve gotten in some super fun lovey dovey tees. But you know, we believe love isn’t something that ends on Feb 15th. That’s why these fun tees can be worn all year long. Though this one has short sleeves, it was perfectly paired under a blazer to make …

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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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