Cate Mezyk

At Home Chemical Peel

Cate Mezyk - March 24, 2015

Every winter, I schedule a chemical peel at Dr. Prischmann’s office. I’ve mentioned before that I have melasma, and this helps to lighten some of the discoloration from that. Plus, I love having fresh and new skin once a year for so many reasons. Typically, I schedule my appointments for the winter months, because the new skin is very sun sensitive – and though I …

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Spring Ahead

Cate Mezyk - March 23, 2015
blue arm knit scarf

It’s finally officially spring here in Minnesota, but we’ve all been  hanging out outside and celebrating as if it has been spring for weeks now. We go a little stir crazy in this chilly tundra of a state during the cold weather months, and we’re ready to embrace some warmth. My kids are even running around in shorts and flip flops. I’m not quite there yet, …

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Wild About Big Announcements

Cate Mezyk - March 20, 2015

I sat down to chat with someone the other day, and she asked me how this whole Wild Ruffle thing got started. As I started to tell her the story of my history in retail, and then a trip out east and the shop that inspired my dream so long ago, and then the humble beginnings of this blog itself, it occurred to me that I …

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Day 2

Cate Mezyk - March 17, 2015

You’re getting a bonus outfit post today, because I just can’t stop wearing my new Bona Fide Local tee from the Wild Ruffle Shop. Yesterday I wore it with skinnies and heels, but today I mixed a little girly frill with some classic cool by pairing a silky pleated midi skirt with my Chuck Taylor Converse. A cross body bag completed the look. Don’t be …

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Bona Fide

Cate Mezyk - March 16, 2015

People keep asking when we’ll be getting clothing in the shop – and hurrah! It’s here (and is scheduled to continue to arrive)! We’re committed to our handmade values – so all of our clothing items are handmade too! Flytrap’s items were the first to come in, and we couldn’t be more excited about them. Stop in the shop and check them out in person, …

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Freshening Up For Spring

Cate Mezyk - March 10, 2015

If I had my way, my home would turn into one constant makeover project. As soon as I finish one room, I’m onto another. My only problem? Budget. That silly husband of mine doesn’t seem to think that money grows on trees. I keep TRYING to convince him, but he won’t listen to reason. So, my projects have to be cost effective, to say the …

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Don’t Be Basic

Cate Mezyk - March 9, 2015

A friend of mine saw this t-shirt and immediately thought of me because I’ve joked about being basic. I know that I am the essence of basic. I wear Lulu to the gym (though honestly, I like Lucy better). I like lattes. I’m a suburban mom, driving a minivan, doing basic things. But truly, when is the life of any mom basic? Yep, we wipe …

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Master Bedroom Makeover With Just $125!

Cate Mezyk - March 3, 2015

You guys. I told you yesterday how crazy this weekend was. But seriously – I am sooo glad that I went through with my plan to surprise my husband with a master bedroom makeover. You see – we always hire out our painting work (mostly because my husband is a perfectionist, and he doesn’t want to have to see the flaws). I knew that I’d …

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Deep Sigh of Relief

Cate Mezyk - March 2, 2015

This weekend was a whirlwind! My husband headed out of town on business on Thursday, and extended his stay until Sunday evening to stay with his uncle. Meanwhile, the kids had more activities schedule during those four days than you can shake a stick at (what does that phrase even mean?!). It seemed that just about everything they could be invited to, on top of …

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