The Present Participle List for October

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Eating lots of chili. (This is the recipe I used most often, but I double the meat because I’m looking for more protein in my chili. Plus, I ditch the cocoa powder and add more chili powder plus extra cumin.) Looking forward to spending time with this cutie as she’ll be home for the weekend. Loading View on Instagram Thinking … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe Present Participle List for October

Hello November + Digital Scrapbooking Day

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Did you know that Saturday, November 2, is officially Digital Scrapbooking Day? I know. The holidays we have to keep track of. Crazy! Well it is! To celebrate, Designer Digitals is taking 15% off everything in the store beginning Friday at 9 a.m. EST and ending at midnight on Saturday. If you’ve never dabbled in the digital, considering working through … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHello November + Digital Scrapbooking Day

It Seems I Have a Bit More to Say About This

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life5 Comments

This week, Dan and I are away on a vacation, the first one with just the two of us since, oh, roughly 2002, save for one night in San Francisco back in '06 and one weekend in Stillwater last December. Because my children won't be with us every waking moment, I decided to re-run some blog posts about them, a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIt Seems I Have a Bit More to Say About This

Roughing it

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Editor's Note: Rip-roaring storms tore through the Twin Cities last Saturday night, taking out power to half a million good Minnesotan folk, myself included. I wrote this while passing the time away in my neighborhood coffee shop with power, but no internet. In other words, I wrote this while roughing it. It's amazing how much I rely on modern technology … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRoughing it

The Best of 2012: a totally biased perspective

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life34 Comments

I have compiled a list for your browsing and clicking pleasure of my favorite posts of 2012. If you're a new reader, you may find some real gems here. Or, not. Either way, I present my best of 2012.  Best Photoshop Job Favorite Scrapbook Page of 2012 2nd Favorite Scrapbook Page of 2012 Favorite Post About My Fear of Public … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe Best of 2012: a totally biased perspective

Project Life, Week Forty-Seven

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Scrapbooking17 Comments

OBSERVATIONS: This was one of my favorite weeks from a Project Life standpoint. There was food, fun, family—you know, all the stuff that tends to happen around a holiday week and Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays. We also had record warm temps in my part of the country. We also had a 13-year-old boy agree to hold … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life, Week Forty-Seven

Layout Share: I have something I want to tell you

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking33 Comments

The past few weeks have seen me experiencing a whirlwind of emotions: first with my daughter leaving the country for eight days, then by living through her absence for those very eight days, and then getting her back safely in one piece. And what do we do ladies (and scrapbooking dudes) do when we process our life events and innermost … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLayout Share: I have something I want to tell you

They say there’s a first for everything

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On Saturday, we headed down to my inlaws' place in Southern Minnesota for their annual Farm Party. I've documented the farm party before. Last year, it was in conjunction with Joan and Dan Sr.'s 50th wedding anniversary. This year's affair was much less extravagant, seeing the return to an informal gathering of friends and family. However, one thing that you … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThey say there’s a first for everything