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#CatsForFreedom

5.26.2016

Today I have teamed up with Tipsy Elves (they were on Shark Tank!) to bring a bit of fun back to the blogosphere. We all know the election can stir up lots of tension and emotions, so instead we are hoping to stir our patriotism in a different way: CAT CAVES!


Are you confused yet? Don't worry, I'll catch you up.

Tipsy Elves has a fun line of patriotic tops that are awesome and perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday. Until May 31st, they will be donating 10% of all orders using the checkout code ‘CATS’  to the San Diego Humane Society, which provides cats of all ages the resources to live freely. Hence, CAT CAVES.

What is a cat cave you ask? Watch this short clip:


Tipsy Elves sent me THIS top to use in construction of my cat cave. Hilarious right? Here are my favorite cats chillin' in their cave. We are a big fan of adopting animals (you can probably tell since we have quite the collection) and one of these lucky cats is from our local humane society.






I urge you to consider supporting the Sand Diego Humane Society by purchasing one of these fun shirts with the code 'CATS.'

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SPIBELT H20 Venture Series

5.19.2016

Disclaimer: I received a SPIBELT to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! If you're a runner you should apply to be a Pro! Runners of all paces are welcome!

The SPIBELT H20 Venture Series is a bounce-free hydration belt that includes two 8 ounce bottles that can be placed anywhere on the belt or left off the belt altogether! It also includes two loops for energy gels, a reflective trim, and a pair of race bib toggles for easy race number attachment. It fits waist sizes from 27" to 48".

I have taken the SPIBELT on a number of runs so far. I really like just using the belt for short runs as it keeps my phone in place comfortably. I like to put the pouch on my backside since it feels a little more comfortable to me, however, it can be worn on the front as well! The pouch is huge and at one time I was able to fit my phone, nutter butters (don't laugh), some gum, and my car key in it all at once.

The first long run I look my SPIBELT on was a little rough because I couldn't get the bottles to stay in. I was running on gravel and they kept bouncing off the belt. However, once I was able to find the right adjustment, they stayed in place. I talked with SPIBELT about this and they said that it's pretty normal until you figure out the positioning for your body that works best. Since I figured that out, I have taken the SPIBELT on a 9 mile run without any problems!

SPIBELT is different from other fuel belts in that it really is bounce free and stays in place. I really like how adjustable it is because it allows you to find the fit that's best for you. The water bottles are great because they have squirt tops meaning you don't have to open the cap or anything!

I highly recommend SPIBELT to any runners looking for the right fuel belt. Use the code "cassie10" for 10% off plus FREE shipping!



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Blogger Reintroduction

5.11.2016



Today I am teaming up with some of my favorite ladies to reintroduce ourselves and have a little fun in the process! Let's start with me:

For those of you that haven't already figured this out, my name is Cassie. I was born in California, where I lived until I was 13 and then I moved to Arizona where I attended high school before moving up north to Flagstaff for college. I currently live in Missouri where I am pursuing my PhD. I am in my mid-twenties but feel much older most of the time. I love reading, running, cycling, and wine. I have been married to my wonderful husband for two years. We are both passionate about the outdoors, the gospel, and ministry. We own two cats, Helo and Florence, and one dog, Aspen. They run things around this place. In our free time we enjoy traveling, being Airbnb hosts, and watching trashy reality TV (oops).

We have also come up with some fun questions to answer as a part of the reintroduction. Read on to see mine and those of the other gals involved!

Where was the last place you traveled to? The last place I traveled to was Las Vegas to see Elton John perform. It was so amazing!

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three materialistic things you'd want with you? (1) My iPad so I could read my bible and books on books on books, (2) sunscreen because I paid way too much for my tattoos to ruin them in the sun, and (3) my klean kanteen because it keeps water cold for DAYS.

When was the last time you tried something new, and what was it? This is ridiculous but I tried nutter butters for the first time last week and they were SO GOOD. They're not oreos but I probably still shouldn't have them in my house.

If you knew you could not fail, what is the one thing you would do tomorrow? I'm not sure I'm ready to honestly answer this one on the blog, so I'll chat about my second thing. Move to a different country!


What is your earliest memory? Ha! This one is slightly inappropriate. I remember my cousin giving me a bath probably around the age of 2.

If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? SUSHI.

Do you like your first name and why? If not, what would you change it to? My full name, Cassandra, feels a little pretentious to me, but I don't mind Cassie so much.

If you could give yourself one gift, what would it be? FREE MASSAGES FOR LIFE.

Would you rather be the person asking the questions in a conversation or the person answering them? I’m a complete introvert and have been told that I don’t talk about myself very often, so I guess that implies I would rather be the person asking the questions in a conversation.

If you had to live in a place where only one season existed year-round, what would that season be? Fall. The weather isn't too warm or too cool and the days are still long!

If money was no object, what would you do all day? HA! Probably ministry.

Keep reading to learn more about some of my favorite bloggers! Be sure to hop on over to their blogs to get to know them all better! You won't regret it.

ANNE: Love the Here and Now
If you could give yourself one gift, what would it be? Without fail, it would be self-confidence. I constantly second guess decisions and choices and don’t attempt new things because of a fear of failing or judgement.  Truth be told, I could fail and be judged and I would be ok.  Self-confidence would give me the edge I need not to care about those things and would enable to me to live free of doubt, fear, and feelings of inadequacy.
REBECCA: The Adventures of Bug and Boo
Where was the last place you traveled to? San Francisco! In February I took a long weekend to visit my BFF from middle school, and meet her new baby. It was my first time on the west coast and I fell in love! San Francisco is so different from NYC and London (both cities I lived in for a while) but it’s an awesome city in its own right. And the FOOD….I will definitely be back!
AMANDA: Knock on Wood
If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? I would totally be cool with eating pizza for the rest of my life. You can switch up the toppings and essentially have something different each day. Plus you still get all of the food groups!

P.S. my husband took that adorable photo of Amanda and her husband!
EMELIA: Dream Big and Buy the Shoes
If you knew you could not fail, what is the one thing you would do tomorrow? I’ve always had the dream to be a wedding planner, but I would love to work with all types of events. I have a love of details and creating beautiful memories, so I would give it all to be an Event Planner and have the opportunity to make special moments for other people.
EMILY: Ember Grey
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three materialistic things you'd want with you? A notebook, pen, and Sun-In. (Obviously.)
KELLY: Southern Komfort
If you could give yourself one gift, what would it be? I would have to say the gift to be able to travel (no worries about money, who would take of the pups, boring adult things). I would love to travel all around the nation and the world, just meeting people and doing life with them.
MEAGAN: All the Joys
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are three materialistic things you’d want with you?  A camera with unlimited memory, chapstick and a Kindle preloaded with hundreds of books.  (too much?)
CHRISTINE: Christine Everyday
If you knew you could not fail, what is the one thing you would do tomorrow? I would go skydiving! That’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and if I knew for sure that I wouldn’t crash-land, I’d totally sign up.
If you knew you could not fail, what is the one thing you would do tomorrow? I would do web development/design. It is a dream of mine, but I'm struggling to find time to study and perfect it!