Who needs designers?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life35 Comments

One for me, and one for my homies. [Knowing full well you won't get the next five minutes of your life back, watch this if you've ever wanted to tell upper management why their ideas are so fundamentally wrong when it comes to white space.]

Cathy ZielskeWho needs designers?

Another day in the life

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life32 Comments

Lunches made. Workout, conveniently skipped. Monday morning is here. Again. I wish I had tales of wild abandon from a lost weekend to share, but you know what? Sometimes, you have a bad weekend for any number of reasons. And that's just what it is. So why post that? I would argue, why not? IN OTHER NEWS• No full report … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnother day in the life

My date for this evening

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life45 Comments

When it comes to the software, I'm an early adopter. No questions asked. None. Wasn't the case with the iPhone, of course, which I can report I am somehow scraping by in my life without one. That said, when it comes to new OS releases, I have no hesitation. I will leap, not only without looking, but without thinking. We … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy date for this evening

Happy 16

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life35 Comments

Me, as Dan is heading out the door to work: "I love you, honey…I'd marry you again!" Dan: "I'd marry me again, too." Me: "Honey!" Dan: "Oh…sorry. I used the wrong pronoun." Happy anniversary, babe. I love you.

Cathy ZielskeHappy 16

Dieting sucks

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life82 Comments

Some believe that choosing to use the word ‘sucks’ is a sign of diminished intelligence—that it demonstrates a lack of education, or the ability to make more sophisticated choices. But seriously? When something sucks, you can’t really do it justice by saying it "bodes poorly on the psyche, thusly causing duress, angst and severe dejection." It just sucks, man. End … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDieting sucks


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life32 Comments

So I'm cleaning up the kitchen last night, doing an extra special good job, because I'm hosting a Pampered Chef party tonight (I know, my coolness is SUCH a distraction at times), and I'm explaining to Dan that I'll pick up a pizza for him and the kids from Papa Murphy's, but that later, during the party, he'll want to … Read More

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Many things are great ideas, in theory

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking25 Comments

The theory I'm referring to today is the idea that your blog can spark content for scrapbooking. I was really buying off on that one for a while. And still do…in theory. I wrote about it in Clean&Simple, The Sequel, because…well, I believed in it…in application. Here's a snippet from the book:   But most of the time these days, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMany things are great ideas, in theory


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life50 Comments

Aidan was teasing Cole about going to a girl classmate's birthday party, because he'd be surrounded by a bunch of girls, and I told her that there's nothing wrong with a boy going to a girl's party, and that the girls love Cole, to which Cole added: "Yeah…the girls always start mobbing me! They're like little demons…except wonderful."

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Like a slow leaking tire

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life132 Comments

That's me. In three months of living my best life (and to clarify, I'm not actually following the whole Bob Greene plan; I just like telling people I'm living mybestlife.com), I've dropped 15 pounds. From 160 to 145. Here's visual proof that showcase no gratuitous pictures of my ass: Look how not happy I am in Exhibit A. (And whether … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLike a slow leaking tire

Order now and get a free red mouth ball!

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life48 Comments

I delete 99 percent of the tacky junk mail that lands in my inbox, but there is always that odd one percent that causes me to take note, usually when it says something like, "Fill out this survey and a brand new iPhone will be yours!" or "Wish you had those perky boobs of yesterday?" Or this one, which addresses … Read More

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