Bird Scare Fail

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 8, 2010

Good morning!

You probably woke up to a new OSG design this morning, so I would like to say WELCOME! If you did not wake up to a new design, I suggest hitting Control + F5. My long-time readers may remember my first website design which was blue and minimalist. I always felt like that design fit so much better than the yellow design, so I tried to channel the original and bring back the blue! I also changed my tagline from ‘Food. Fitness. Fashion. Fun.’ to ‘Glow from the inside out’ because I feel like it better represents my vision for the website. You will also see a ‘Follow me’ tab on the right hand side. If you click on this, you can find my Twitter, Facebook, RSS, Youtube, and GMM + Glo Bakery websites all in one easy spot.

For those of you asking, the header picture was taken on our honeymoon in Athens! By the way, the European cities that I am featuring in my 1,000 words posts are all from our honeymoon cruise. We hit about 10 cities in 12 days.

This morning I got up and was craving a juice. I still feel like I am dehydrated since I started swimming!

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My juice contained: 8 small carrots, 1 large beet, 1/2 lemon, and a piece of ginger.

Felt much better afterwards!

Then I patiently waited for Eric to get up, like I do every morning!

Eric is a big sleeper (what I like to refer to as his ‘BS’), and unlike his wife, is not a morning person. I on the other hand love mornings. Ever since I was a child I was an early bird and I didn’t sleep much. OSGMOM tells me stories about how I would always kick her at 5am every morning while in her womb. I was also born at 3:13 am!

To pass the time, I cooked, of course.

I know Eric. He is weak when it comes to tempting smells wafting through the kitchen. I knew the lingering pancake smell would travel up to the bedroom and lure him downstairs.

However, sometimes in life, things do not pan out as we hope…

I actually had to drag his butt downstairs because the pancakes were getting cold!!! Hrmph.

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Nut Butter & Jam Pancake Sandwich

Pancakes:

  • 1/2 cup whole grain spelt flour (other flours would probably work although you might have to adjust the milk amount)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Amazing Grass Amazing Meal Chocolate protein powder (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk

Directions: Pre-heat skillet on medium heat and lightly coat with oil (I used coconut oil). Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl and then add the wet ingredients and use a whisk to mix well. Pour a small amount of the mixture onto the skillet and make tiny pancakes, no larger than about 3 inches in width. Because the pancakes are tiny, you will be able to flip them very easy.

While the pancakes are cooking, slice a banana and gather jam, nut butter, syrup, and coconut.

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Assemble the layers alternating pancakes with banana slices, jam, and cashew butter. Sprinkle with coconut and drizzle with a tiny amount (1 tsp) of syrup.

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I actually tripled my batch because Eric was very hungry, so I gave him two servings and me one.

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With a little ZING on the side…

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Our weather is the PITS here today. Our beautiful sun and 26C temps are gone. :( It is supposed to rain all day and be about 4C! I am thinking that another trip to the pool is in store later today…

I am going to help Eric finish painting the upstairs hallway today.

PS- That bird is still smashing into our window! After consulting OSG’s in-house pro, it was determined that birds smash into windows because they see their reflection in it and they ‘mistake the reflected bird for a competitor for territory or mates. It attacks the image in the window, trying to drive the other bird away.’

Yesterday, after making a plea on Twitter for ideas, I put up a stuffed animal in the window.

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Oh, Gingy, so cute, yet so creepy.

This was a BIRD SCARE FAIL. It did not work.

After I put this up, it would catch the corner of my eye and scare me all day long! lol. Once I looked at it and I thought it was a person! I hope the neighbours don’t see. ;)

I have read that one should put paper or something on the window so they don’t see their reflection, but I can’t cover all the windows!! He is smashing in 5-6 different ones over and over again.

See ya later alligata!

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Jenn May 8, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Wow! Angela, the new layout is awesome!!
Must. Make.Pancakes tomorrow for Mommy day! Nom, nom, nom!!

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Mary May 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I love your new design! So pretty and your header picture is gorgeous :)

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Angelica (@angelica7641) May 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Love the new look and tagline. Very fitting. Congrats!

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Ana May 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Love the new layout too, beautiful!
Ana

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Kelly May 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

The new design is amazing.

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LisaG May 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Very nice new design. Love your picture and blue colors!!

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Triathlonbabe May 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I love the banner on your page now, very lovely pic of you and the title fits you and your mission as well. Not sure I like the actual page itself, however, I was only used to your yellow page and I thought it was so colorful. This one is a little bit drab for me but it’s not that I don’t like it, just gotta get used to it.

Those pancakes are so delicious looking…I had to print the recipe with the picture just to have the picture!

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Danielle May 9, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Love the new website! And what a great photo.

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Camille May 9, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Hi Angela,

I have been reading your blog for months now, it is fantastic! I read about your bird problem and at my university they have put up black paper cutouts of birds in the windows in the shape of a hawk or other bird and then the birds stay clear. Not sure if you want bird cutouts on your window haha but I am sure you could put some other sort of cheerful window sticker and it would work just as well.

Cheers

Camille

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Katy May 10, 2010 at 2:17 am

Great new site design!! I wanted to make a suggestion regarding the bird scaring tactics. Here in Germany, people have these black or white adhesives that they put on their windows to keep birds away. They are in the shape/silhouette of birds and each is about 6 inches accross. Most people use about 2-4 per window. I think they work pretty well.

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a May 10, 2010 at 5:44 pm

For the bird issue , they sell these bird shaped sticker things you put on the window so the bird doesnt fly in . You can just cut out a large one with dark paper and tape it to your window.
Probably a bout half the size of a piece of bristol board.

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