Happy Tailgating

Now that football season is well on its way, I’m always looking for a new recipe to take to fall/tailgate parties.  Convenience is priority, if you can prepare the dish ahead of time it’s a definite winner.  The recipes I chose are many of the standard tailgate dishes but with a twist to spice things up.  The ingredients are listed, just click the pictures for the recipe instructions.  I have also found a few fun gift ideas for your favorite fan, the shopping season is almost upon us, yikes!

via www.southernliving.com

via www.southernliving.com

Grilled Salsa

2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded (optional)
1 small sweet onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
6 medium tomatoes, halved (about 2 lb.)
Vegetable cooking spray
1 small garlic clove, quartered
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Fried pork rinds

via www.myrecipes.com

Smoky Blue Deviled Eggs

12 large eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup freshly grated smoked or sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped jarred roasted red bell pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Pinch of ground red pepper

via www.bhg.com

Smoky Pineapple Guacamole

Nonstick cooking spray
2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded, and peeled
2 slices fresh or canned pineapple
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
Tortilla chips or assorted vegetable dippers


Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts

2 pounds raw peanuts in the shell
1/3 cup salt
3/4 cup hot sauce
1 (3-inch) piece fresh ginger, sliced
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
2 bay leaves

via www.chef-in-training.com

Buffalo Chicken Sliders

1 package Hawaiian rolls
10 slices Gouda cheese
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
⅓ cup Franks Buffalo sauce
1½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken
Blue Cheese Spread
½ cup mayo
½ cup crumbled blue cheese
¼ cup diced celery
¼ cup sour cream
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup blue cheese crumbled
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


Sweet Heat Molasses Meatballs

1 cup Molasses
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Chile Powder
1 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 pinch of Cayenne..to taste
1/2 cup water

via www.lillybee.com

At Lilly Bee you can customize your ballet flats with your monogram, sorority, or team initials.  They also have rains boots available in your school colors, check them out.


These crisp, tailored dress shirts come with logos in your team colors and are a perfect tailgate outfit for both genders.


This is a must for your favorite tailgater, it’s available in all your favorite college or alma mater colors. Found at Cabela for $379.99.

via Etsy @ RedBarnProducts

A great game for all ages, whether in the back yard, tailgating, or at the beach with friends.  This company I found on Etsy and they have all your college teams.

via www.theoldtry.com

I couldn’t help but add this print, a perfect little gift for your favorite Alabama fan.  Check out this site for other affordable prints that represent your favorite state or team.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and happy tailgating.  Thank-you again for following my blog, your support means so much!  Also,  if you have subscribed to my blog and are not receiving email notification, please subscribed again,  I’m still trying to iron out the glitches.


Girl’s Dorm Room Ideas

Last week was all about the young men in our lives,  this week it’s the girls turn.  Decorating your daughter’s dorm or first apartment can run into a lot of money.  There are many different creatives ways to decorate her room on a budget.  Check out a few of these great ideas,  all the pictures below have clickable links for ordering details.

via  www.dormify.com  In keeping with same theme as last week, I thought I would start with this cute pillow as  sweet reminder.  This pillow is priced at $59.00.

via  www.pinterest.com  Last week you may have noticed I am loving the tapestries and this week is no different.  This picture is a little blurry but you get the idea.  The way they have hung this tapestry over the bed it almost feels like cloud, a very inexpensive way to decorate your daughter’s room with a big impact. Any light weight fabric ,for example a flag or scarf would work.

via  www.flickr.com  I have used this picture before in a another post, but I love the way this small tapestry is hung from the ceiling.  This is simply hung by each corner and could removed without any difficulty.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  This tapestry is so versatile you can use it over the bed as pictured above, as a room divider, a bedspread, or on any wall as a focal point.  Measurements of this tapestry – length: 84″ – height: 100″ and priced at $44.00

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  If pinks and florals are not your daughters cup of tea, how about a woven cotton tapestry finished with a pretty Parisian view?  Perfect for topping your bed, couch, wall or favorite chair, and doubles as a beach or picnic blanket, too!  Priced at $69.00.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Versatile metal table that doubles as a TV tray. Finished with handle cutouts for no-fuss portability.  Available in multiple colors. Priced at $39.99.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  This lovely rug is vegan, measuring  3X5 and id priced at  $159.

via  www.landofnod.com  This lovely green campaign desk has two solid wood drawers that provide plenty of storage and its brass colored drawer pulls and corner accents give it a refined touch. Plus, it’s available in multiple bold colors that’ll stand out in any room.  Measurements 40.25″Wx22.25″Dx30.25″H.  Priced at $339.15.

via www.amazon.com  No assembly required, sturdy acrylic chair is perfect for a small desk space is priced at $76.  Armchair also available for $97.

via www.target.com  This gully gold hue and ombre design, it works with a wide range of home décor. Pair it with the lamp shade of your choice to achieve just the look you want.  Priced at $42.48.

pink shadevia  www.target.com  This shade is $12.99 and would look great with the ombre lamp above.

via www.target.com This black shade with silver lining is another option for the ombre lamp, priced at $19.99.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Deck the walls with this extra long double roll of self-adhesive, vinyl-coated wallpaper topped with an eye-catching, modern design. These easy-to-apply sheets are sure to update any room. Best of all, this wallpaper is easy to remove and reapply, so you can change your walls as you change your mind! Instruction included. Enough wallpaper to cover 56 square feet.  Priced at $98.00

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Removable wallpaper to update any space! Easy to apply and easy to remove, this innovative peel + stick decal-like wallpaper is topped with a vibrant Indian-inspired print. Perfect for dorms, apartments and the indecisive.   Priced at $68.00 per roll, great for all my fellow Bama fans, and would look great with black and white accents.

via www.dormify.com    Design that sticks. There’s a reason why wall decals are one of the hottest trends in interior design—it’s because they’re chic, easy to apply and really breathe life and color into a space.  Dormify.com has several different options to suit your style.  This one comes in a variety of colors and is priced at $60.00.

via  www.tradingphrases.com  These vinyl decals are easy to apply to any clean smooth surface and can be used on walls, wood, glass, tile, furniture, floors, windows – the possibilities are endless. Your graphic will last indefinitely if you wish, or you can simply remove it when you are ready for a change.  Available in 63 different colors and styles.   These decals are priced at $69.99.

zebravia  www.target.com  Every girl needs a little animal print. This pillow from Target is very reasonably priced at $23.99.

via www.landofnod.com  This pillow paired with the Eiffel Tower tapestry above would make a cute combination.  Priced at $19.00.

via  www.target.com  Cheetah flock print pillow is priced at $19.99.  This black and white pattern will work with any color scheme.

via  www.target.com  $24.99  This Mudhut™ Handwoven Toss Pillow (18×18″) comes in multiple colors and patterns.  Priced at $24.99.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Geometric terrarium fitted in a sturdy metal frame, priced at $44.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com   Love phone bike mount for mapping out routes on our smart phone and for pumping up the volume on our MP3 player during long rides.   This super-easy-to-install device securely fastens to any bike’s handlebars and allows for adjustable viewing angles.  Perfect gift for your college student, priced at $16.00.

via  www.urbanoutfitters.com  Cool shower curtain with beautiful bright accent colors to liven up a boring bath.  Priced at $89.00.

via www.urbanoutfitters.com  Romantic Floral Scarf Shower Curtain is another favorite, priced at $44.

Hope you have enjoyed this blog post and can use a few of these ideas when you’re decorating your daughter’s space.  Whether you have a teenager still at home or she’s moving out into her first apartment this post will help you find a few cute on trend goodies that she will love.  Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

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Teen Girls Room

Teen Girls Room

This color scheme is bold and the style is eclectic.  Perfect for your daughter’s first apartment or dorm.  More than likely she will be sharing space with one or more girls and there will be a mix of  many different colors and styles.  The items listed vary in price but are to give you an idea of how easy it can be to mix styles and colors.

NuLOOM pink area rug

Bed accessory

Rosato abstract wall art
$325 – zanui.com.au

NLXL scrap wood wallpaper
$330 – design55online.co.uk

Zebra home decor

Laura Ashley green stripe wallpaper
$45 – lauraashley.com

LSA International glass home decor
$23 – occa-home.co.uk

Nailhead trim ottoman

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