September 22, 2016

Gameday Chokers

Chokers were big in the 90's and they are back! Don't take my word for it, see here and here for more evidence. I've been on the fence about rocking one again. Every time I want to buy one, I hear a voice that says, "You're a mom now and too old". Ha!

Anyway enough about my fashion dilemmas. I was super excited and impressed when I saw these gameday chokers on Instagram from My Sisters Spangle. I love when a designer incorporates current trends into collegiate apparel. See more of their products on their feed.

If you like the choker trend and want a non-gameday one, I really like this one from BaubleBar!

September 16, 2016

Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Dip

2 (10 ounce) cans chicken or a deli rotisserie chicken works well too
2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese
3⁄4 cup hot sauce
1 cup ranch dressing
2 cups mild cheddar cheese

Directions: Mix chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce, cheese, and ranch together.  Add a handful of cheddar cheese for the top. Cook on high for about an hour then keep heated on low. You can serve on baguettes or corn chips.

September 14, 2016

Yeti Collegiate

Yeti products are literally everywhere here in Texahoma (Texas and Oklahoma). Everywhere. All my friends at work use their tumblers faithfully. I even see cars, trucks and SUVs sporting Yeti stickers. It's definitely a big trend and Yeti has a great marketing team behind them when people are willing to put a cooler sticker on their car's.

I truly didn't understand the hype until recently. I'm never one to jump immediately on to the bandwagon. I usually take more convincing especially when I think the price point is a little inflated. Plus, I have a number of different tumblers....I was quite content using my Tervis. I was gifted a Yeti "Rambler" recently and it was life changing. I know that sounds dramatic, but it's the truth.

I'm a slow coffee sipper, it takes me all morning to finish one cup. So when my coffee stayed hot all day and when the ice in my afternoon tea didn't melt....well it's safe to say I am a big fan now. I'm also one of those people that is super annoyed by condensation on my cup! The worst. None of my normal annoyances happen with the Yeti. I think the Ramblers make great gifts too.

I haven't had the pleasure of reviewing one of their coolers but I hope to soon! If you happen to love or hate your Yeti cooler, please leave a comment. Would love your feedback. Thanks!

Happy tailgating.

September 9, 2016

Draper James

Reese Witherspoon's lifestyle brand, Draper James, introduced a fun and spirited gameday and tailgate line this season. They incorporated classic team colors with our favorite southern living inspired tableware, fashion and accessories. Their "Go Y'all" tagline is particularly adorable.    

September 7, 2016

White Claw

White Claw is a new drink on shelves at your local grocery store. What is a "White Claw"... and more importantly, what is a "Hard Seltzer" for that matter?

I don't really know but they had me at 110 calories!  From their website, White Claw is an all-natural sparkling seltzer water with 5% alcohol and a hint of honest-to-goodness fruit. It seems that the alcohol is derived from sugar. They are quite tasty and I like the alternative to beer for game days and tailgating. If you try some please let me know.