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Pour Some Sugar On Me

Cate Mezyk - April 7, 2015
Flatforms by Tori Burch

My son, Davis, at the ripe old age of six, has become a big time lover of music. Both of my girls like music, and can often be heard singing along to the radio. But he really LOVES it. More specifically, he really loves rock music from yesteryear. (ok, I just crazy aged myself by using the word yesteryear, but anyhoo…) Def Leppard? He digs …

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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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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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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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Well Rested

Cate Mezyk - February 23, 2015

I’ve shard in the past my struggles with sleeping. (check out this post – our readers shared TONS of great ideas for getting better sleep at night!) There is nothing like the feeling of being well rested. And if there is any time I’m going to catch up on my zzz’s, it’s while I’m on vacation. Though I don’t sleep well, I’m fortunate in that …

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Mumbo Jumbo

Cate Mezyk - February 17, 2015

Today is one of those days when I’m drawing a blank on just what to share. My mind has been working overtime, because I was asked to contribute entries to a couple of devotionals, and I’ve used up all my brainpower on them. So this post might honestly sound like jibberish to those of you reading it. If you’re new here, my apologies – stick …

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In Times Of Trouble

Cate Mezyk - February 9, 2015

Tammy and I recently lost a friend. A sweet woman, who should’ve been in the middle of her life. Who should’ve seen her little boy and her teenage daughter grow up. A woman who should’ve grown old with her adoring husband. I’m telling you this, not because I want sympathy for a loss. But because she was honestly the most positive person I have ever …

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Well Worn Friend

Cate Mezyk - February 2, 2015

I shared this a couple weeks ago on our Facebook page, but it was worth another chat here. Let this be a lesson in never say never: these well worn, ripped up, jeans were my first ever pair of skinnies. My mom purchased them for me about a decade ago, when only a few brave souls were daring to don them. At the time, I …

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Lies, All Lies!

Cate Mezyk - January 27, 2015

The other morning, I woke up – and right away it started. The whispers in my head… saying, “You’re not good enough. Your business will never succeed. You’re a terrible mother.” Lies. False words that I allow to creep in my mind, making me doubt everything I know. Telling me that I am not who I was created to be. I believe that there is …

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Directly To You

Cate Mezyk - January 20, 2015

I am very direct. I don’t like mincing words. I don’t beat around the bush. If I have something to say, I come out and say it. If I have an issue, I work to resolve it, quickly and efficiently. Most of the time, this serves me well. I don’t hold grudges, because I work through any issues I have with others right away. I …

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