April 9, 2014

Tailgate in a Shipping Container

Texas Tech alumni Jane't Howey and Sheryl Estes, have come up with a unique way to utilize old shipping containers for tailgate parties. They turned a standard 8-foot by 20-foot shipping container into a portable bar and grill....with a roofdeck. These have a tap bar, a couch, two flatscreens, and an outdoor grilling zone. The whole setup takes less than 5 minutes. The future of tailgating could very well be, boxGATE.

April 3, 2014

Football Cake

For my baby shower, I mentioned I went with a tailgate theme. It was an opportunity to try out some new recipes and a few new decorations as well. I couldn't get over how great the cake came out. My friend Aly with Cakes That Rock,  is the mastermind behind the cake.

We welcomed our son, Wyatt, on March 26th. We feel so blessed to begin this new journey as parents. I will be taking a brief hiatus from the blog to focus on all things maternal but will be back to blogging shortly.

March 18, 2014

Tailgate Toys: Freaker Koozies

I was browsing one of my favorite gift stores here in Dallas, when I came across these awesome koozies. I love the originality and the designs. Freaker USA also has a pretty cool story too. The founder and CEO, Zach Crain was on Shark Tank and left empty handed but that hasn't stopped him from creating a successful company.  I bought this design but of course want the "Laces Out" koozie too.

March 10, 2014

Charlotte Olympia Team Spirit Wedge Sandals

Thoughts on these Charlotte Olympia wedges? Yay or nay? This is hypothetical of course because the cost is way over my budget. The more I look at them, the cuter they get. Maybe that's just my prego brain talking. 

From the designer....."This collection references the glory days of American diners, Archie comics and 'Sweet Talk' on the playing field," says Charlotte Olympia of her latest collection. Handcrafted in Italy from red suede with clear mesh straps, these 'Team Spirit' sandals are finished with a gold-flecked pompom and varsity appliqués."

March 6, 2014

Meesh and Mia Spring Fashion

My Gators are sitting pretty and ranked number 1 in basketball. Yay!! I only wish I had the attention span to be able to watch more basketball. I've tried to get into basketball, but I have to admit that football is my favorite, forever and always.

Meesh and Mia put this great Spring Gameday Fashion board together to celebrate the Gators and to highlight some of the stylish new items they've added this Spring. I really like this tank top and the color block skirt. Check out their new items and enjoy 40% your order using GAMEDAY40, good until Sunday March 9th. It's always a good time to add to your gameday closets.

February 26, 2014

Tailgate Toys: Phillips AirFryer

Phillips has come up with a unique way to "fry" our favorite foods but without using any oil. Introducing the Phillips AirFryer. The Air fryer features unique Rapid Air Technology that circulates hot air with for faster cooking and good results with less oil. An adjustable temperature control up to 390 degrees lets you fry, bake, roast and grill a variety of foods.  I have not personally tried this machine (hey...Phillips...holla at your girl) but I definitely want to. Any attempt to make my diet a little healthier, especially my tailgate diet, is wholeheartedly embraced.

I think this little machine would be great for tailgating, because of the portability and no oily mess. We all love a hot wing or potato skin during our tailgating but those types of foods tend to be hard to prepare ahead of time and even harder to prepare at the tailgate. The reviews on Amazon and other websites are mixed but I am willing to give it a chance. Please let me know if you have used one or own one. 

February 19, 2014

Tailgate Recipes: Mexican Salad

1 can corn,drained and rinsed
1 can black beans,drained and rinsed
1 small red onion, chopped
2 avocados, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Optional: (add to taste)
jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped
fresh cilantro leaves

Directions: Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add corn, black beans, tomatoes, red onion, and avocado. Toss to coat. Cover and chill salad until ready to serve. Can be eaten by itself or with tortilla chips.

February 13, 2014

Gameday Fashion: Jeremy Scott

Fashion designer, Jeremy Scott debuted some interesting gameday inspired looks at New York Fashion Week. I am not sure what the deal is with all of the furriness? Maybe for cold weather games? I do like the numbers dress. Many of the furry jerseys were paired with high heel sneakers. The models marched down the runway to Queen’s classic arena anthem, “We Will Rock You.”

‘I wanted to take all of these boyish, aggro-male kind of things and do something that could be kind of feminine,’ Mr Scott, 39, told MailOnline.

February 12, 2014

Tailgate Toys: Chillsner

"Keep a chilled bottle of beer icy cold while you’re sipping with this inventive tool. Freeze the wand for at least three hours, then insert into a beer bottle. The Chillsner keeps beer refreshingly cold from start to finish, without diluting your beverage."

My opinion of this product.....great idea for really hot game days. 

February 5, 2014

Tailgate Toys: Wi-Fi Crock-Pot

I'm wildly excited about this new crock-pot. Maybe too excited! Belkin recently introduced this stunning piece of cookware at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas.  The Wi-Fi-enabled cooker looks identical to other similar slow cookers, with controls on the front for setting warm, low and high settings -- but cooks can use the WeMo iOS app to adjust temperatures and set automated on/off timers. The "Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker enabled with WeMo" will be available for $99.99 this spring.

Imagine the possibilities for your tailgating and recipes....to be able to control this device from work, your car, from your seats in the stadium because you forgot to turn it off before you left for the game. It's genius and I cannot wait to buy one!!!

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