Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pigskins & Pearls 101

Today we are resuming a series we started last year, Pigskins & Pearls 101.  While we love gameday fashion and recipes, we also LOVE the game of football.  The holding, the stiff-arms, the blocking, the passing, so we we came up with this series to help explain some of the basic, and not so basic, rules and play calls of our favorite sport. 

 pigskins & pearls

Holding (Offensive) - A foul in which an offensive player keeps a defender from advancing by grasping him with his hands or arms. Offensive linemen are allowed to use their hands as long as they keep them to the inside of a defenders body, but if they get to the outside of the defender's body, it is a penalty

Pass Interference - A penalty that occurs when a player interferes with an eligible receiver's ability to make a fair attempt to catch a forward pass. Pass interference may include tripping, pushing, pulling, or cutting in front of the receiver or pulling on the receiver's arms

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Football and Fashion - Gameday Shoes

What are your favorite gameday shoes?  Below are some of our favs!

Jack Rogers

They are the perfect shoe to match everything.  They even have a college colors collection!

Cowboy Boots

Perfect with dresses and also great with jeans for the cool-weather games. 




For those un-fun rainy games.  Hey, at least you can be cute while getting poured on!



For those long walks back to the car after the game...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Gameday Picture Link-Up 4

Can't believe we are already four weeks into college football!  How is your team doing?  Link up with us to share your gameday pictures from this past weekend.  Whether you were at the game or watched it somewhere else, we want to see!  If you link up with us, feel free to grab our icon below so that others will know where to link up as well. 

Below are a few pictures from my gameday at the NC State vs Citadel game

This is out tailgating bus.. more to come on this soon!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Recipe - Football Brownies

Want a super cute recipe to make for your gameday festivities this weekend?  Try these football brownies!


1 box (1 lb 2.4 oz) Betty Crocker® Original Supreme Premium brownie mix

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 cup water

2 eggs
1 Football-shaped cookie cutter, 3 1/2x2 inches

1 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 16 oz container)

Betty Crocker® white decorating icing (from 4.25-oz tube)

Step 1:  Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line 9-inch square pan with foil, letting foil hang 2 inches over sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray. 

Step 2:  In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, chocolate syrup, oil, water and eggs until well blended. Spread in pan. 

Step 3: Bake 34 to 37 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. 

Step 4:  Using foil to lift, remove brownies from pan. With football-shaped cookie cutter, cut brownies into football shapes. Spread frosting on brownies. Pipe on decorating icing to look like football laces.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

JV Clothiers

 We know there are several places to get great gameday dresses and attire for us ladies, but what about for the mini fans?  For the little football fans in your life, we want to introduce you to JV Clothiers!  JV Clothiers is a preppy, collegiate clothing company for boys whose line consists of high-quality polo shirts, shorts, and belts with collegiate logos on them.   JV Clothiers was started by two moms and two dads who had a hard time finding preppy collegiate attire for their sons.   JV Clothiers' gear is perfect for creating the southern, preppy look for boys after they age out of smocked gameday clothing and jon-jons!

The schools they currently have are LSU, NC State, UL-Lafayette, and Baylor but have immediate plans to add several more schools including South Carolina, Clemson, Alabama,  UNC, Georgia, Auburn and Ole Miss.  Below is some of their gear!


All images and products can be found on

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Haymarket Designs - College Koozies

We are always on the lookout for great gameday dresses, jewelry to compliment said dresses, and the perfect tailgating essentials for gamedays. and now, we have found the perfect koozie to match the dress, root on your team, and keep your drink cold, all at the same time!  Enter Haymarket Designs College Koozies.  We are in LOVE with these!  The unique patterns and vibrant colors make them the perfect addition to Saturdays (and the occasional Thursdays!)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Gameday Picture Link-Up - Week 3

It's time for our Gameday Picture Link-Up again!  We hope you and your teams all had a great weekend!   Link up with us and share your pictures from this past weekend.  Even if you didn't go to the game, we'd love to see how you cheered on your team.  If you link up, feel free to link back to us or grab our button below so that other people can link up too.  

Below are some pictures from the NC State game and my tailgate!

 I couldn't get over how cute these football shaped oreos are!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Recipe - Chicken and Honey Sandwiches

{via Southern Living}


  • 1 (12-oz.) French bread loaf
  • 1 (10-oz.) package angel hair coleslaw
  • 1/4 cup Honey-Mustard Dressing
  • 15 to 20 fried chicken tenders


  1. 1. Cut French bread loaf in half horizontally; scoop out soft bread from center of each half, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell to make filling the sandwich easier. (Reserve soft bread for another use.)
  2. 2. Toss together coleslaw and Honey-Mustard Dressing until coated. Layer bottom shell with coleslaw and fried chicken tenders. Top with remaining bread shell. Cut into sandwiches.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cute Signs!

Love these signs! 

(all signs found on Pinterest)