I am into… the February 2020 edition

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The resurrection of my I Am Into… blog series was well received and so, I present another installment for your enabling pleasure. Please remember: I’m not expert in fashion or lifestyle or home decor or food. But, when I find something I love… I think maybe other people will love it, as well. Ergo, the blog series marches on! I’m … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI am into… the February 2020 edition

Self-Care Check In No. 02

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January is winding down and I thought I’d post about how my 2020 self-care regimen is going thus far and the short answer? Even steven. My first post of the year gave you a little background on my latest efforts (and by latest, I mean the past 15 months!) to get healthier. And by healthier I don’t simply mean Ye … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSelf-Care Check In No. 02

I am into… an exceptionally sporadic blog series

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It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a General Things I’m Into post, fondly referred to in the past as simply I Am Into… In fact, the last time I did one such post was in early 2017 when I started getting into, wait for it—card making. In the spirit of having a more well rounded blog … Read More

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When crafty bloggers do at-home manis

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During the past few years of working to grow my YouTube channel, I decided it might be time to get the nails into a more eye-pleasing presentation. From the very early days of my videos (and yes, here’s my very first card video on YouTube), I figured it was a good call to paint the nails. I’ve gone through many … Read More

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2020 is off to a good start

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The new year is just a week old and I wanted to do a check in on the self-care front and the check in looks like this: I’m here. I’m showing up. I’m continuing to do what is needed. A year ago I was a little scared. With my first ever health issue showing up (high blood pressure), I really … Read More

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The Decade Challenge

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I suppose it’s bound to happen on the cusp of a new decade—the inevitable hashtag that encourages to you compare the past 10 years. What can I say? I’m a #decacdechallenge sucker. I thought it would be fun to see what comparisons I could draw between 2009 and 2019. And so I present a list of 10 Things I’ve Learned … Read More

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An update from me on life and stuff

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Hey. It’s me. What’s up? From time to time I field an email or two from long-time blog readers who say, “Cath… are you okay? You’re not really sharing much these days on your blog. What’s up?” Good question. It’s true that I just don’t use this blog to write many personal stories. It’s been a slow evolution but a … Read More

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A Fit Update for August 2019

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As summer begins to wind down here in the upper midwest, my gaze turns toward those delicious fall days, the crisp, cool air, the crunchy leaves—you know, basically every autumn cliché you can think of is completely my jam. A year ago, I didn’t realize fall was going to shake me up health wise. I was doing mostly okay in … Read More

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My Fit Update for July 2019

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First things first: I borrowed this dress from Aidan. (And Aidan borrowed it from her teammate, Swannie, last year for graduation.) (And Aidan is categorically tanner than me on any given day. That’s not just from the sun. She inherited an olive complexion from her father’s side of the family.) So when we went to a lovely summer wedding a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy Fit Update for July 2019

Home versus away

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I took a little time off over the weekend to go up to the Brainerd Lakes area to stay at our family’s lake cabin up on Gull Lake. I don’t go up very often of late, in fact, I didn’t go up at all last year. When you are a bit of an introvert, sometimes being up at the cabin … Read More

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