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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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Hasta la Vista

Cate Mezyk - December 27, 2016
Cozy printed sweatshirt dress

Each and every year, it’s the same. The moment we wake up on December 26th, my husband starts itching to get all of the Christmas stuff down. By midday, all of our holiday decor is off the walls, the ornaments have been stripped, and the trees have been taken out to the curb. We spend another couple of hours sweeping and vacuuming up needles, and …

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Hello Moto

Cate Mezyk - December 5, 2016
Moto pants and a girly top

Hello moto. Aren’t you nice? I’ve had my eye on getting a pair of moto jeans for a long time now… and finally my day has come. The perfect pair arrived in the shop just the other day, and I made sure to snatch myself a pair before anyone else could take my size. The perks of owning your own shop, I suppose – you …

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Gobble Til You Wobble

Cate Mezyk - November 21, 2016
Sweater dress with tall boots

It’s about to get real up in here. Turkey time is about to happen, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. The hubs is planning to fry up our bird, there’ll be potatoes, and pumpkinny goodness everywhere (like this family favorite). I definitely plan to gobble until I wobble. The family is coming over to our place (check out my Thanksgiving Day table decor …

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Tired Eyes

Cate Mezyk - November 14, 2016
Double zip jacket and worn in black skinnies

I’ve got some tired, tired eyes these days. If you are starting to notice dark under eye circles there are plenty of treatments available. Thank goodness for the world’s best concealer (seriously, it’s the most awesome thing I’ve ever used, and I’ve used a LOT of different concealers – worth every penny), because these dark circles keep growing. And when your brain is too tired …

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Cate Mezyk - November 7, 2016
Floral printed dress

My iPhone has this new feature (or new to me – I never saw it before this latest update). It’s called Bedtime, and the idea is that you set your schedule for wake up, choose a gentle alarm tone for your morning, and it’ll give you a loving reminder when you should be going to bed. Good in theory. Except my schedule has been all …

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Oh Hamilton

Cate Mezyk - November 3, 2016
Sparkly tunic dress

I have never seen the broadway play Hamilton (though I certainly would love to). But I know the entire thing by heart. Not because I’ve listened to the soundtrack that often (even though the music is great). But because my daughter will not stop singing it. She knows every word. To every song. There are 46 songs. So that’s a lot of words. Pretty much …

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Blank Stares

Cate Mezyk - October 10, 2016

If you talked to me at some point in the past four or five days, then I have to apologize. Because seriously, this past week has been a blur. Between Sparkle and Carver Junk Company events, we have been running around like crazy people, working our behinds off, and having all kinds of fun. What we haven’t been doing is sleeping. I’m usually pretty good …

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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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The New Normal

Cate Mezyk - September 13, 2016
raglan top - Fiercely Loved

Life is different around here these days. As I told you in my letter to my daughter, my oldest has started middle school. And lucky us – her school has the earliest start time in the state! That means Avery and I getting up a little earlier around here. Our new normal looks a lot different than it used to.  Whereas before, I woke up before …

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