Lenvy Part Two

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Have you ever coveted something deeply and thought to yourself, “Would it be so bad to just do a Kickstarter campaign to get one?” That would be me and the newest version of the Canon L-Series 100-400 Zoom Lens. Both of my offspring play ultimate (learn more about ultimate here), and over the past few years I’ve rented lenses for … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLenvy Part Two


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It’s official. I have lenvy. I rented an amazing lens for the weekend, the Canon 100-400 L Series f/4.5-5.6 USM. Well, actually Aidan’s boyfriend’s dad rented it and we shared that lens along with a Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L Series USM. I’ve been wanting to try out a more powerful zoom for shooting Cole’s ultimate games and I believe I … Read More

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The end of an era

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This past weekend, my college-bound son, Cole, competed at his final Youth Club Championships at the National Sports Center up in Blaine, Minnesota. It was a bittersweet weekend, full of the most exciting ultimate you can imagine, and Cole’s team, Minnesota Superior, made a serious bid for the finals, but lost in semis after mounting an amazing comeback that wasn’t … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe end of an era

Present Participle List for May 2018

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The roller coaster that is May is off and running. The next five weeks will be, oh, how do you say… busy! Here are few things that are happening right now: Photo by Margie Scherschligt Planning Cole’s grad party. Yep. My baby is graduating from high school. And right after that, we’re throwing a party. And right after that he … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for May 2018

Present Participle List for September 2017 + a fall wallpaper for your phone

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Fall is in the air, though with our weather hitting 90 degrees over the weekend you wouldn’t really know it, but still, here are a number of things I’m doing right now. Rewatching the entire series of Game of Thrones. I finished the last season and decided to go back and rewatch. I break up my viewing time: watch a … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for September 2017 + a fall wallpaper for your phone

Why I love ultimate

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Photo by Alex Fraser Photography.

Photo by Alex Fraser.  Yesterday wrapped up the 2017 Youth Club Championships (YCC) of ultimate at the fantastic National Sports Center in Blaine, MN. The YCC event brings the best youth ultimate players from around the country to compete for three days. Cole plays in the U20 boys division. The other divisions include: U20 girls, U17 girls and boys and U20 mixed, where female … Read More

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Scrapbook Your Year, May 2017 Pages

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I fell behind a little in my monthly scrapbook project  but it didn’t take long to work my Scrapbook Your Year process and get closer to being back on track! Number of Photos Taken in May: 1,758 (there were three ultimate tournaments and mama rented a big assed lens!) I pared that number down to 560 via much deleting. Once … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, May 2017 Pages

Scrapbook Page Share: Go Stars (plus a review of the Epson PM-400)

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Today’s layout is a celebration of a few things: 1.) Cole and his fabulous junior year in life and in ultimate. 2.) How amazing a sport ultimate is in general. 3.) How amazing renting big assed lenses can be. 4.) How much I love my new printer. First, let’s look at the page: There is nothing I love more than a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Page Share: Go Stars (plus a review of the Epson PM-400)

So where was I?

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So yeah… what else is going on in my life besides the launch of my new class? (CZ Design Side Note: thank you SO much for the response to the class. It’s exciting for me to see so many of you pumped and confident that you can create beautiful pages without too much fuss. Further, when you sign up you support … Read More

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Stories from the Weekend

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There was a weekend that just passed. It contained stories. Here are a few of them. This girl was home for about 24 hours. She’s playing for the St. Olaf womens’ ultimate team and they were hosting a tournament about 30 miles from our front door. Originally, we were slated to be down at her school for the parents/homecoming weekend … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStories from the Weekend