Tuesday, August 28, 2012

It's Tailgate Time

It's about that time, and with the help of Pinterest we have no excuse not to have the best dang tailgate food, accessories, and cocktails. Our houses tailgate allegiance lies within the city limits of  both Oxford, MS and Tuscaloosa, AL. To call a truce I decided on the below...a cheers truce I will call it!

Visit Paper House to personalize your gameday accessories!
Here are a few of my favorite nosh items, cocktails, and even a little bit of fun decor if you are looking to go the extra mile this upcoming season.

                                                                 Mini Muffulettas 

                                    Fried Cheeseballs with Chili Mayonnaise 

Buffalo Chicken Bites

My personal favorite to make, mainly because they are so easy- Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

Now, some of the best gameday chicken fingers can be found at Walmart (click for more info). This is no lie, but now you need a delicious dipping sauce.
The sauce from Raisin' Canes and also similar to Guthrie's. Click here for recipe.

                        Now, we have to have some pimento cheese on this list.
                                                                 Click for recipe.

Now for some cocktails.... 

I must credit my sister's mother-in-law with this delicious recipe for her Bourbon Slushies...start sippin'!

Some of you have your gameday ritual of a spicy Bloody Mary to begin your day! Well, why not set up a Bloody Bar at your tailgate?
Your choice Vodka, your choice bloody mary mix (can't go wrong with Zing-Zang), hot sauces, lemon, lime, jalepenos, salt, and pepper. 

Extras: peppered bacon, shrimp, pickled okra, hearts of palm, pickled pearl onions, celery, carrots, olives, horseradish, and pickles.

Here's an awesome thought, mix up some cocktails of your choice in mason jars. Perfect and easy! Plus, mason jars run less than $1 a jar. Find them at Ace Hardware or Walmart.

To me, nothing tastes better than a refreshing mimosa on a crisp Saturday morning, which also goes very nicely in a solo cup. 

Now, if you want to get really crazy you can download these free printables for some of your gameday decorations. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In Honor of Shark Week...

It's time to gear up for the most terrifying week of your life...right? Duh Nuh, Duh Nuh...

                                          Stardust - 11x14 - Beach Photography

                                 Girl Swimming 8x8 Art Print -Girl in Water


My First GIF: My Sister's Wedding

My first attempt at a GIF...this is a work in progress people-don't judge me yet. I thought I would try with a few of my sister's recent wedding pics. Hope you like it, Raven!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lily and Laura Bracelets: Something to Talk About

Lily & Laura Bracelets have taken my social media world by storm, so I  knew I had to give them a second glance.  

These handmade, glass bracelets are not only beautiful and whimsy, but they also have a special message behind them. The women who make these bracelets hail from Nepal, specifically the Kathmandu Valley. 

The company's focus is to pay more than fair trade wages to their artisans in Nepal thereby improving the quality of their lives. Their website states that all beading is done in the comfort of their homes or on rooftop decks during nice weather, and the artists also have the freedom to work only when they are inspired. Check with your local boutiques to see if they have Lily & Laura in stock. You can search this Etsy shop or click here to purchase from the same website I used. 

I think some of these would be the perfect boho accessory or a great gameday piece. 

Visit their Facebook page: Lily and Laura
Email them here