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

Cathy ZielskeOrder now and get a free red mouth ball!

Don’t stop now

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking32 Comments

So lately, I've been scrapbooking. Weird. Like, not for assignments. Just out of a) inspiration, b) ideas and c) getting Tara Whitney's new Cocoa Daisy kit in the mail. I have tried to channel Tara in my scrapbooking life. Tried. It never quite works, but this layout made me feel like I was dabbling in Tara-tory, if you will, without … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDon’t stop now

When you know that people REALLY care

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life9 Comments

And by 'people', I mean Marin, my talented, beloved fellow Simple art director, who upon seeing my space and having her worst fears confirmed, took it upon herself to add a little piece of light and motivation to my workout area: What? Is it too small. Sorry: It's got to be my most favorite Photoshop hack job since this little … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhen you know that people REALLY care

My gym membership…it never expires!

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life41 Comments

Welcome to my gym. I share this, because I don't want my fellow art director, Marin, to feel badly that when I work out, I'm facing a corner in my basement. It's not so bad, Marin.  As part of living my best life dot com, I decided to bring the old walking routine inside when I realized: you never sweat … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy gym membership…it never expires!

Bee season

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life24 Comments

Yes,  I'm getting into the holiday spirit early this year. Earlier than even October, as I'm actually writing this on Sept. 30, but setting the post time to just after midnight. Tricky. I know. It's mostly in preparation for a very busy (and creatively challenging) week. My good friend Stacy Julian has just finished writing a brand spankin' new book—so … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBee season

Men and their mixes

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life

What is it with men making their mixes anyway? Many moons ago, Dan wooed me with mixed tapes. Sigh. Those were the days. When they consisted of a collection of painstakingly chosen songs gathered together on an actual cassette tape. I still remember the first mixed tape  I ever got from him. The third or fourth track in was "Blind … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMen and their mixes

Fall, Food and Foo

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life33 Comments

I like fall. I like food. I like Foo Fighters. It’s only 58 degrees. I think it’s here. Fall. Seriously. I am tingly. I like fall that much. My new issue of Everyday Food arrived in the mail, and tell me that Chicken Pot Pie doesn’t look like the Bomb. I’m going to calculate the points later today and see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFall, Food and Foo

Presenting Lego, Boy, Le Crueset still life

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life23 Comments

Yesterday, Cole created a full-on production of "Annie" in Lego. And no, not the cute red headed little imp from Broadway; it was a Star Wars musical about Ani, aka Anakin Skyewalker. And yes, while I was cleaning my microwave, I did overhear him singing, "My, my, this here Anakin guy…" What I wouldn't give to have that kind of … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresenting Lego, Boy, Le Crueset still life

Ladies and gentlemen…the Revolution

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking54 Comments

Please, someone out there…tell me you know exactly the part in Purple Rain when that dude walks out onto the stage and says, with nary a glimmer of personality: Ladies and Gentlemen…the Revolution. Anyone? (Besides you, Mr. Bubby.) Anyone? I saw that movie in the first few days of its release back in 1984. I went to see it at … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLadies and gentlemen…the Revolution

Hey! Where’s my mint?

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking56 Comments

So while I was in Utah last week, or the week before a friend emailed me a link to this story that ran in the Salt Lake Tribune. Writer Linda Fantin reports on Utah retailers (and the consumers in general) overall lack of enthusiasm for Martha's line, but goes on to write: "Scrapbooking already has its divas—Lisa Bearnson, Becky Higgins, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHey! Where’s my mint?