5 Life Lessons to Learn from Cats #MyCatMyMuse



  • 1/2 lb dry sea scallops
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or other high smoke point oil
  • 2 tbsp butter



  • Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  • In the meantime, pat the scallops very dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle the sea scallops with salt and pepper, to season.
  • When the pan is hot, add the grapeseed oil, then drop in your scallops, giving them enough room in between so they don’t steam each other. The scallops should make a sizzling noise when you put them in the pan.
  • Cook the scallops for 2 minutes, making sure not to move them or touch them at all.
  • Flip the scallops over with a pair of tongs, and add the butter to the pan. Let the scallops cook for 1 more minute, basting the scallops with the butter.
  • Remove the scallops from the pan and serve!


Pan Seared Scallops - In Cast Iron Skillet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Muse Cat Food for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cats are amazing animals. We have all seen the funny cat videos on Youtube. Don’t even pretend that you haven’t wasted away hours watching them. I know, they’re addictive. Our cat Izzy is constantly making my giggle and even teaching me things. I figured there are more than a few life lessons we can learn from cats.

Take it Easy

When is the last time you saw a cat really working hard? No other animal is as good at kicking back and just taking it easy in life than a cat. I know this is a lesson I could stand to learn, as I rush around trying to get everything done each day.

Keep Yourself Clean

This is a life lesson that every teenage and pre-teen boy in the world could stand to learn from cats. They are constantly cleaning and primping themselves. You don’t know how valuable this life lesson can be until you step into a bathroom shared by four boys.

Be Curious

We only learn new things from being curious and seeking out new experiences. Cats do this constantly. Our cat Izzy will instantly start checking out any new environment or toy we bring into the house.

Stand Up for Yourself

With five dogs in the house, Izzy finds herself outnumbered on a daily basis, but don’t worry, she runs the roost. Izzy is definitely the animal in charge in our house. The dogs won’t even come through the door if she is in the way. We can learn a lot about quietly and peacefully sticking up for ourselves from cats.

Eat Well

Izzy loves to eat, and she loves good food. Trust me, if she doesn’t like what you put in front of her, she will let you know about it. Recently, on a trip to our local Petco, I picked her up some new food. Muse® Natural Recipes use only all natural ingredients and include all the essential nutrients that your cat needs to keep being their awesome self.

Available in both wet and dry varieties, Muse Cat Food includes no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, are grain free, have no corn or soy and are made with real fish and poultry. They are absolutely naturally delicious, and Izzy literally runs to the bowl at each meal. The best part? Muse® Natural Recipes is backed by the Muses’ Clean Plate™ Guarantee, if you cat says no, they’ll return the dough!


You love your cat and can learn a lot from them, so why not feed them well? Stop by and pick your cat up some Muse at Petco, and learn what it means to truly eat well!

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