DIY Painted Bulletin Board (AKA the greatest DIY Project You’ll Find on the Web Today!)

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life89 Comments

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I’m going to be honest: this is not the greatest DIY project you will find on the internet in 2015. But it’s mine and I lived to tell the tale. Shall we begin? First things first: ALWAYS take a before photo of the space in which you will place your DIY project. I did not do that, so instead here is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDIY Painted Bulletin Board (AKA the greatest DIY Project You’ll Find on the Web Today!)

Wrapping up 30 Days of Thankful: Creating the final book

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking10 Comments

Thiry Days of Thankful is now over. Now, let the UNGRATEFUL era commence! Of course, I jest.  The album project is over and the final step of this process was using Artifact Uprising’s online software to build a 5.5 x 5.5 softcover book. I’m eagerly awaiting the deliver of the book and will share photos when it arrives, but until … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWrapping up 30 Days of Thankful: Creating the final book

Create your own custom Facebook cover photo using my free template + video tutorial

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I'm not sure why it took me so long to realize that if you can upload your own photos to serve as your Facebook cover photo, then you can upload multi-photo templates to display more than one images. Yes, there are services out there that will also let you make your own, but I like to be a little old … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCreate your own custom Facebook cover photo using my free template + video tutorial

Farewell, slush fund…we barely knew ye

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life47 Comments

Money out the door in still life, 2012 It could have been worse. If your car's transmission is going to go, what better place than in a parking lot just 2 miles from your home? Last Thursday, I was heading over to my daughter's school to pick her and a friend up to drive them to the Nobel Peace Prize … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFarewell, slush fund…we barely knew ye

Move More Eat Less August 2011

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life74 Comments

Self-portrait, taken on a back-friendly slow walk last weekend. When life throws you lemons, you better hope and pray you don't have numerous, fresh paper cuts on your fingers. So begins this month's edition of Move More, Eat Less, a time period which will go down on the record as one of the less than stellar efforts of the past … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMove More Eat Less August 2011

Some of your children will love the camera, others, well…

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life35 Comments

Last weekend, my nephew, Jacob, married his lovely fiancé, Melissa, which meant the Zielske clan got to scrub up and make themselves look presentable. I appreciate many of my 15-year-old's qualities: she is thoughtful, empathic, kind, creative, whip smart and independent. She also likes having her picture taken. She also has really good hair. One thing is for certain: this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSome of your children will love the camera, others, well…

Move More Eat Less July 2011

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life81 Comments

Happy birthday, America, and welcome to another installment of the Move More Eat Less Better Chronicles, brought to you by me, Cathy the chub-fightin', scrapbook-lovin' Zielske. While many of us are celebrating our nation's independence today, quite possibly with various fried potato chip food substances, it's the perfect time to talk about the last month in my own battle with … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMove More Eat Less July 2011

Move More Eat Less June 2011

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life125 Comments

It's been one month since I posted under the official Move More Eat Less platform, and if you recall, last month, Mama was in the midst of a great, big, fat pity fest. I disguised it as a thoughtful, I'm-not-going-to-beat-myself-up type of message, but the reality was this: I was in a major sugar and carb binge overload, and I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMove More Eat Less June 2011

Meatless March Memories + Project Life

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking62 Comments

Well, fellow omnivores, herbivores and friends, it's April now which means that my experiment known as "Meatless March" is now officially over. I held off from ingesting animal protein for a few April days, until Monday night when I whipped up a batch of Lighter Beef Chili and I'm not going to lie: it was tasty. Here's what I learned … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMeatless March Memories + Project Life

Move More Eat Less April 2011

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking57 Comments

I thought the bow was a nice touch for this month's installment of Move More Eat Less. No, I don't typically workout with hair accessories, still… they work great for bathroom mirror self portraits. So where are we this month? Good question. I'd like to jump right into this month's layout because I think it captures what I wanted to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMove More Eat Less April 2011