Making progress

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I’ve had my cast off now for a week and four days and so far it’s going pretty well. (Missed the cast story? Here you go!) First of all, I’d like you to be impressed that I managed to match my head tilt in the before and after photo. The head tilt can really take years to master. It’s only … Read More

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The value of downtime

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I have never considered myself to be a person who has difficulty relaxing. I have this idea about myself that I approach everything with equal focus and passion. If I’m working, then I’m really working. If I’m cleaning my house, then I’m really getting down and dirty and getting the job done. If I’m cooking, I’m usually savoring every chop, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe value of downtime

Hello Senior

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So here we are. My youngest child is a senior. Lucky for me he agreed to go out for a little senior photo session with my dear friend and talented photographer, Margie. As with my daughter’s senior session back in 2013, I gave no direction on what he should wear or how he should style his hair. I really just … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHello Senior

Update from cast land

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It’s been just over a week since I took a graceful plunge in my garage while attempting simple task of cleaning my vehicle. Last Friday I met with the orthopedist and he decided that a cast would be the best way to treat my injury. He looked me right in the eye and he said this, “If I were to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeUpdate from cast land

Whoopsie Daisy

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Did you know that the iMac has a fantastic voice dictation function? The reason I know this is I no longer have two good hands with which to type words. Yesterday I was taking a quick break from work to head out to my garage to clean out my car following a weekend road trip to watch my daughter play … Read More

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The reason beehind the missing bee (see what I did there?)

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There will be no Bee Dance for 2017. You should know that right up front. You can stop reading right now if you’re thinking, “Well, Cathy, that’s the GREAT! Now how do I celebrate Halloween?” I thought I would share the reason why and it’s a very, very simple one: I had a lack of inspiration. You may or may … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe reason beehind the missing bee (see what I did there?)

That one time when my website wouldn’t work

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Last week, I lost my website. If you’re reading this, it’s probably clear to you that I got it back. And it probably went unnoticed by most of you, but It was a bit of a nail biter on my end. Long story short: I was having some issues with my website, asked my web hosting service for some help, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThat one time when my website wouldn’t work

When creativity is lacking

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During the past two weeks, I’ve been experiencing something that hasn’t happened in a while. That something is simple: a lack of creativity. But it’s anything but simple when your livelihood is in large part due to the creation of new things. New products. New designs. New classes. It’s all about the new, my friends. And sometimes, when I’m reaching … Read More

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It’s gonna be a little weird

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This morning, Cole didn’t have to be to school early because of a conference he’s attending, so I decided to bump my morning alarm to 7:30. As I lie in bed, waiting to make that all important decision do I hit the snooze on my phone or get up?, I realized that this time next year, sleeping later could be … Read More

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Crafters for a Cause

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Many people in our world have been affected by the recent hurricanes. First Harvey, then Irma, and most recently Maria have caused massive devastation to countless communities in Texas, Florida, the Islands, and Puerto Rico. Simon Says Stamp, along with a number of crafters and craft companies are coming together to help. Please check out this blog post over at … Read More

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