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?

Layout share: Hey Now

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking40 Comments

So I get this nice little package with some of the new Love, Elsie Jack and Abby Collection and what do I see repeated in various places? Little houses… and i'm thinking of Crowded Houses. Huh? Yes? Getting that one? And it turned out to be the perfect little embellishments for my layout about the show (click to see it bigger! … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLayout share: Hey Now

18 years

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life58 Comments

That's not how long we've been married. But it is how long we've been a 'thing.' 18 years and two weeks ago on Labor Day, to be exact, is the first time our knees touched on that couch in Northeast Minneapolis in an old house they called Tallmadge. We really didn't do much more than touch knees and smooch that … Read More

Cathy Zielske18 years

Hey now, hey now…thank GOD it’s over…

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life31 Comments

And let that blog post title not be a reflection of my complete and utter enjoyment of last night's musical festivities. Nay. I just woke up this morning and realized, I needed this concert to be over. So I can get on with my life. It's actually very hard work being that obsessed with anything. Borders on exhausting, really. And … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHey now, hey now…thank GOD it’s over…

Neil Haiku

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life18 Comments

Forty-four hoursIs all the time that I haveBefore I see you (Damn. That sounds WAY stalkerish, doesn't it?) Maybe try this: My house is crowdedI'm sitting in the front rowNeil will sweat on me. (That sounds better. Far, far LESS stalkerish.)

Cathy ZielskeNeil Haiku

The return of big coffee

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life33 Comments

Mmmmm. Beans and Brews. Even spelled backwards, it spells good. Hey, just wanted to pop in before heading into a day of meetings and answer a few questions on that recipe album. 1. I used my Xyron to adhere my patterned paper, then trimmed it to fit, and sanded all the edges. Good? 2. I will post the InDesign template, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe return of big coffee