I am a genius

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life23 Comments


As you are well aware, Halloween is coming. I think I made that point perfectly clear with the 2015 Bee Dance. But there’s one problem I have with Halloween—the only problem I have, in fact—and that is this: the candy. What I have done every year on Halloween, regardless of whether I’m taking good care of myself or not, is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI am a genius

The Present Participle List for October

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life31 Comments


Feeling very happy for my first-born who’s off at her new school this Fall and loving it. This feels like the freshman year she was hoping for that just didn’t happen last year. It helps that she’s found her people (she made the womens’ ultimate team) and that a certain boy with the same name also goes there. I went … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThe Present Participle List for October

Project Life Pages for August 2015

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking9 Comments


With a much needed break in the work action this past weekend, I decided to play a little catch up with my 2015 Project Life album. The nice thing about the monthly approach is that I feel much less pressure to be on some kind of time frame. I mean, I have a whole month to figure it out, right? It’s … Read More

Cathy ZielskeProject Life Pages for August 2015

A little Q&A about the new classes site

Cathy ZielskeProducts & Classes3 Comments


Well things are rolling along with the new CZ Classes platform and the response has been fantastic, and for that, I thank you! But you know how when you think you’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s and you’re the clearest communicator of all time ever? Yes, this actually happens to me from time to time but … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA little Q&A about the new classes site

A little self-promoting so-and-so

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life58 Comments


I had a moment yesterday. All the work that went into the new CZ Classes and then into the new eCourse 30 Days of Thankful (see how I casually worked those into this post?) had culminated into the class launch and I sat back at my desk and was all, “Holy CRAP. Now what?” As an introvert, I’ve talked about … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA little self-promoting so-and-so

In my room

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life18 Comments


I have one album with old photos from my early 20s. The era wherein I met Dan. The era wherein I stopped living in Texas after four years of higher education and decided to hedge my bets in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was flipping through this collection of photos the other day and lingered a bit longer than I usually … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIn my room

Stories from the Weekend

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life7 Comments


There was a weekend that just passed. It contained stories. Here are a few of them. This girl was home for about 24 hours. She’s playing for the St. Olaf womens’ ultimate team and they were hosting a tournament about 30 miles from our front door. Originally, we were slated to be down at her school for the parents/homecoming weekend … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStories from the Weekend

Welcome to CZ Classes 2.0 + the launch of Ten Tips for Better Type!

Cathy ZielskeProducts & Classes20 Comments

Last April, I realized I needed to make some changes to how I ran my CZ Classes. I wanted a better experience for my students and today the site is launched and ready. I could rattle on but instead I created this video overview of how the new site works, along with a peek inside the classrooms. Ready? Okay! I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWelcome to CZ Classes 2.0 + the launch of Ten Tips for Better Type!

Make a Page Monday: The Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall Edition

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking10 Comments


The Fall issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is out now and you can view it for free online. My column, Clean & Simple, focuses on one of my favorite design topics: balance. Let’s jump in and look at the pages. STORY OF THE PAGE: I like plants. Not all plants. Just succulents. Why? They look cool and apparently they … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMake a Page Monday: The Scrapbook & Cards Today Fall Edition

Present Participle List for September 2015

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life17 Comments


Preparing to pack up my girl for her sophomore year of college. (Photo above taken in 2008.) She’s transferring to a small private college about an hour out of town. We’re so excited to see how the year unfolds for her. Last year’s experience with big university life wasn’t a good fit for her and if there was ever a … Read More

Cathy ZielskePresent Participle List for September 2015