Wild cat + BSC giveaway

As you can probably imagine (or if you live here, you know!) in Arizona, we have some pretty interesting creatures.

My favorite are the javelinas,


my least favorite are the coyotes (sorry coyotes, but no love for you when you attack my family’s dog)

cougars, snakes, scorpions, road runners to name a few… and feral cats.

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know the gist of the following story, but here’s what happened. While I was blogging yesterday morning, I noticed a wild cat on our patio. She was so beautiful -striped, shiny- and had that inquisitive cat look. Too inquisitive, actually, as she gazed up at our bird condo with interest. She jumped onto the pillar and started to climb up to the bird condo, so I quickly ran outside, yelling “Get off of that! Get out of here!!!” and waving my arms wildly. Surprisingly, she stopped, gave me the stink eye and took off. I looked up to the mama bird in the condo, who had one of her eggs in her mouth, ready to escape to safety. I hope the cats stay away and mama bird + eggs will be ok until they’re born! We have so many birds that are born in our condo (last spring I think we had 4 rounds?) and I’m trying to brainstorm ways to protect them….

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Speaking of wild cats.. I’m definitely mourning our basketball team’s loss last night. They put up a great fight, but Ohio, you played some dirty basketball 😉 I think I lost a year from my life watching it. #worthit. Bball fans, check out this slideshow– pretty funny stuff.

It was a hot bar kind of night:

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Soup, chicken drumsticks, veggies and sweet potatoes from home

It’s been a perfect morning over here so far. Liv and I spent most of it outside, blowing bubbles and playing with the sand box toys and wagon my parents gave her. She loved putting rocks into each pail and then dumping them out. I also cleaned out the pots the plant the herbs I’ll eventually kill. Hopefully we can make it a fun activity together by watering them each day!

I’ll be unplugging the rest of the day to enjoy a quiet Friday with Liv, maybe a trip to the zoo, and a date night with the Pilot. See ya in the morning and hope you have a very good Friday <3



Blood, Sweat and Cheers giveaway!

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Blood, Sweat and Cheers is running a pretty awesome giveaway right now. If you’re not familiar with BSC, they provide an info-packed newsletter with current fitness happenings, the current hottest gear, fun runs and events near you. Their emails provide a feel-good experience, whether it’s beer tips or crazy 5k stories.

If you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll be entered to win one of two prizes:

a GT Performer BMX bike (valued at $500)


or a $150 lululemon gift card.

Lululemon Gift Card

Not too shabby! If you’d like to be entered, click here to sign up for their newsletter. BSC believes in working hard and playing harder- it’s a fun email to read.

[This shout out is part of a paid campaign with Fitfluential. As always, all opinions are my own]

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  1. Jennifer@knackfornutrition on March 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I am such a sucker for the Whole Foods hot bar. It gets me every time! 🙂

  2. Lisa on March 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I loveeee the hot bar at Whole Foods! I totally wish we had one where we live, I’d be willing to travel to get some:)
    It’s so gorgeous in Arizona now, wow, we’re having pretty lovely Spring weather too! So excited, just in time for Easter!
    Happy Friday

  3. Emily on March 29, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Enjoy your unplugged day! And thanks for the Giveaway link. Always on the lookout for new and fun fitness news!

  4. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on March 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Oooh I could go for a new bike! Two of mine have been stolen in the last year and a half. I have bad luck with bikes!

  5. Ashley @ Life and Fitness on March 29, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Good thing the dogs weren’t outside in the yard! I would be so afraid of coyotes at night sneaking around. Arizona weather sounds pretty nice right about now. It’s warming up in NY, but hoping the sunshine will stick around more.

  6. lisa on March 29, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I hope the birds are okay! Signed up for the newsletter, would love to win!

  7. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health on March 29, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Poor birdies! Good job scaring it off! I had never heard of javelinas before, they are so cute! Happy Friday! 🙂

  8. Sara @ fitcupcaker on March 29, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    I would love to win a new bike, that would be the jam!

  9. Jeannie on March 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I would love to see a post on where you buy your herb seeds,what brand they are and how you plant them and of course how you take care of them.
    I am the worst and always kill flowers and plants but have been wanting to plant some herbs and then if all goes well maybe some vegetables in the future.
    Pls share. 🙂

  10. Laura on March 29, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    I was really hoping BSC stood for Babysitter’s Club… throwback!

  11. Danielle @ Truffles n' Treadmills on March 29, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Coyotes attacking your dog?! NOT cool!

  12. Chelsea on March 29, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    That sounds like the perfect day! As soon as it gets a little warmer here, I’m planning on planting all of our herbs and flowers. Which I’m sure will be dead or dying soon after 🙂

  13. Heidi on March 29, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Good job saving the birds! I hope the cat stays away!

  14. Suzi on March 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    That’s so crazy scary that she had her little baby egg in her beak ready to take off. She must have been scared to death!

  15. Courtney @ Star Systemz on March 29, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    So happy the days have been warm for you as well! I’m not a fan of coyotes either since I have two bite sized pups:-) have a great weekend love + shine Courtstar

  16. Megan on March 29, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I’m all signed up for the newsletter! Thanks again! I too hate the feral cats. And we had an opossum living under our shed. Those things are scary!

  17. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on March 30, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Yay for protecting the birds! I’m sure you’ll think of a way to keep the nest free from preying cats.

  18. Mindy on March 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I am already subscribed! What a fun giveaway!

  19. Yin on March 31, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Wow, a wild cat! Sounds exciting (since I’ve never seen one in real life!) and dangerous. Thanks for the giveaway link 🙂

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