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Oh Happy Day

Cate Mezyk - April 21, 2015

I really, really, really like birthdays. What could be more fun than a day set aside to celebrate someone? And I make no exception for my own birthday – it’s a great excuse to see friends, relax a bit, and do some favorite things. I’m turning 37 today. Now, the number itself has never bothered me. I don’t mind inching toward 40. I just don’t …

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Powder White Sand & Swim-up Bars

Tammy Hiveley - April 8, 2015
Punta Cana 2015-WIW

I’ve been procrastinating. I just couldn’t get myself to edit our vacation photos due to the fact that I have one billion snapshots to go through. It’s daunting to say the least. I packed my good DSLR and between the 5 of us, 5 iphotos are full of pics. Now that’s ridiculous. I finally spent some time today sorting through my Lightroom folders. I don’t even want to admit …

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20 years and counting…

Tammy Hiveley - April 2, 2015
20 years ago

So guess who’s the April Fool every year? Me! I got married 20 years ago yesterday, April Fool’s Day. Crazy right? Well… which is crazier~ getting married on that day or that’s it’s been 20 years? Both I suppose. Awhhh 20 years of marriage. Where do I start?First of all, my husband loves my public gushiness, so here we go~ To my love: You were given …

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Pack Like a Pro

Tammy Hiveley - March 12, 2015
Pack Like A Pro -I fit all this into this

In light of spring break flying up on us, I’m dedicating this post to the art of packing.  I used to be the worst. Really. Truly. I would pack crazy ridiculous amounts of clothes, accessories, jewelry and toiletries. Probably enough to clothe and pamper a small village for a month. After years and years of over-packing, I’ve reluctantly come to a few conclusions. 1) I …

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Take Me Back

Tammy Hiveley - March 4, 2015
Revisiting Italy through a single scarf-5

Do you ever wear items that you got on vacation JUST so you can be transported back to that magical time and place? I do. Like the other day when I woke up in a rut. A gloomy winter’s-never-gonna-leave rut. I needed a pick me up. And after a purple scarf in my closet caught my eye, I realized that this was going to be the thing …

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Vacation Rewind

Cate Mezyk - February 24, 2015

Someone take me back to Arizona asap. Seriously – it’s so stinking cold here in Minnesota! I love my home state, but when you board a plane in 80 degree weather, and return to -5 degrees, it’s rough going. I know, I know – I’m not going to inspire sympathy from many around here. After all, at least I got to escape the bitter chill …

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Will I Get Ridiculed?

Tammy Hiveley - January 15, 2015
Bora Bora Four Seasons

I’m not sure how this will be received but I’m spilling it anyway. My husband and I have just decided to skip a romantic vacation alone. Why? Not because we don’t love each other. Not because we don’t need time away from it all to reconnect. And Not because we don’t have childcare available to us. We are happily celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in April and had glorious …

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Until You’re a Mom

Cate Mezyk - January 6, 2015

The other day, someone made a comment on Facebook, and I literally had to force my fingers to delete my snarky response. The subject was leggings, and boy – do leggings seem to get people riled up. Everyone has strong opinions on whether leggings are actually pants. Obviously, everyone is entitled to their own opinion about this. Here’s mine: I’m not a big fan of …

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2014 – Wow! What a year!

Tammy Hiveley - December 31, 2014
The Wild Ruffle girls, Tammy and Cate

This past year was a crazy one for Wild Ruffle! First, let’s look back at a few of your fan favorites. Remember when Cate riled everyone up over yoga pants and being wanted? Or when you pinned and repinned this delicious recipe and this one? AND this one! Oh and don’t forget this one! The ever gorgeous Cate charmed her way through these fantastic outfits. Here are the outfits that you liked the …

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