Present Participle List for 2017

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January is well underway, my friends, and here a few things I’m doing. Adding a bit of weight lifting into my weekly routine. Last year, a friend recommended I pick up Strength Training, Exercises for Women, from DK Publishing, and I have to say, it’s a great resource for those of you who try to exercise at home. I have … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for 2017

My One Little Word for 2017

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If you’ve never heard of Ali Edwards’ One Little Word project you may have been living under a big-assed, memory keeping rock for many years. I say that in all fun, but her idea is a fantastic concept and literally thousands of women have joined in over the years. I’m no exception. While I don’t technically DO the class content, I … Read More

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My blog’s Best of 2016 as voted by me

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It’s that time again when I go through my year of posts and pick out the ones I think were either a) good, b) decent, or c) worth another look. You should know this is a relatively subjective process that I try to do annually. One thing I’m fully aware of as I look back, this past year I posted … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy blog’s Best of 2016 as voted by me

The gift of chilling out

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I decided to take most of the week off from any real work and it feels really good. As self-employed, small business woman, there are some real perks to my schedule. I can go to Target whenever I feel like it. I could take a nap every day if it didn’t mean I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep until roughly 3 … Read More

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The year that was in general health and fitness

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I used to blog a lot more about health and fitness… specifically, mine. Remember that? If you click here, you can read post after post after post after post on the very subject. Lots of before photos. Lots of after photos. Then more let’s try this again photos. There was some whining. There were some truths. But basically, this has been … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe year that was in general health and fitness

In search of the perfect scent

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In search of the perfect scent…

It all started when I flew to Seattle earlier this month to surprise my best friend, Molly, for her 50th birthday. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that it smelled really clean… a fresh laundry-like smell that reminded me little of Fels-Naptha. (If you use this product, you’ll know instantly the smell of which I speak.) Now this … Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving

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One of the things that I love most about having a digital photo library, is how easy it is to quickly go through the years and revisit a particular holiday such as Thanksgiving. Seeing photos of my kids and their cousins that feel like a lifetime ago. Sometimes the photos were taken very far away from our home in Minnesota. … Read More

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I am into…

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Not at all unlike Oprah’s Favorite Things, from time to time I’ll share a few products or services that I’m really into and today seemed like the right time. Shall we? BLUE APRON—After much cajoling, my California bestie Tara Whitney convinced me to try one free week of Blue Apron and I have to say this: holy cooking fun! Blue … Read More

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What should I take pictures of now?

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Someone recently asked me, “So Cathy, you have no little kids at home, one’s away at college, one’s camera shy… and you’re self employed. What do you take pictures of?” I have no freaking idea. Okay, not totally true, but consider this: I love projects like Ali Edwards Day in the Life. In fact, I feel like at this stage … Read More

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Well, that was fun…

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Oh, October… you old so and so! Well, people, the Bee Dance for 2016 is now history. (What? You haven’t seen it? By all means, click here.) I decided to share it this year a) early, and b) on YouTube. I don’t post much to my YouTube channel. Years ago, I opted to use Vimeo because it seemed like the community … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWell, that was fun…