Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The 4 Worst Valentine's Day Gifts You Can Get

We have all been there ladies....you can all remember that one Valentine's Day where you had to painfully force a smile after looking at some ridiculous gift your boyfriend/husband gave you. Hopefully you have your man trained well....and you will be having a wonderful V-Day......sans the top 4 worst gifts you can receive on Valentine's Day:

1. Ginormous stuffies that you find at Walmart or Target. I mean come on......we are not 5 years old guys!!!Take that $50 and buy her a fragrance or even a gift card to get pampered. 

2. Cheap heart shaped box of chocolates. I mean most of us love chocolate, but that literally requires no thought. Step away from those rows at the front of the store and put a little thought into it. Maybe take that money and take her out for a dessert,  or better yet, make her one.

3. Light up roses. I want to know who is buying those??....seriously. What would any women want to do with those? I can't even help someone who thinks of this.....how about real flowers. 

4. Heart lingerie. YUCK!!! Cheesy lingerie with velvet hearts on it....it seriously makes my skin crawl. Go to Victoria's Secret and pick something out beautiful that she'll actually want to wear again. 

Happy Valentine's ladies....if your guy stayed off this list....he just might be a keeperπŸ’˜πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Super Bowl...Super Party

This is a football family...so the Super Bowl....it's almost like a holiday in our house. One of my favorite parties to throw almost every year, is our Super Bowl party. Food, drinks, friends, family, and football.....I mean could it get better than thatπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸˆπŸΊ

These are my top 4 reasons why we like to celebrate the Super Bowl:

1. Food. I make plenty of dips...they're easy to prepare ahead of time, and then throw in the oven before your guests arrive. Some of my favorites are Buffalo chicken dip, chili cheese dip, salsa, and my famous guacamole. Nothing is remotely healthy....but they are always goodπŸŽ‰πŸˆπŸΊ.

2. I love a good theme party!!! I have seriously been missing all my football serving dishes/platters that are used regularly for  tailgating during the college football season. I am sure coaches wives all over can relate to the abundance of football cookware you accumulate through the years being a part of this football life.  The Super Bowl party gives me another reason to bring them all out. I also like to think of every detail...football plates, napkins, table covers, and decorations. You could imagine my excitement when I recently found the most amazing football glassware at the Dollar Tree....I bought every one they had 🏈😍.

3. It's a family friendly party. We have always invited our football family and close friends. It is for the grown ups, but the kids love it too. It's a way for all of us to get together in our offseason.

4. It's the last football game until the Fall......hello?? (except the Jackrabbit Spring GameπŸ’™πŸˆπŸ’›). Why not throw a party and enjoy the last wonderful touchdowns and tackles if the NFL season. It's fun to watch and cheer no matter who is playing....even if your team has long since put away their pads. Somehow we all end up picking a side in the Super Bowl, but I will say, on a positive note, when you don't have your favorite team in the game it allows you more time for socializing and entertaining. Even though I thought it was going to be the Vikings year this season....πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ☹️πŸ’œπŸˆπŸ’› (I can almost here the remarks from my friends back in Wisconsin as they read this πŸ™„)...I'm still looking forward to celebrating another great Super Bowl.

For other great super bowl party ideas follow me, Kimberly Eck, and my board Super Bowl Super Party. I hope you have a great time watching the Super Bowl everyone.....I'm pulling for the Falcons on Sunday! ❤️🏈

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Why This Football Wife Loves The 1st Wednesday Of February

Signing Day falls on the first Wednesday of February each year. It's a moment I, as well as many coaches wives in college football, celebrate for an abundance of reasons.

Selfishly, I am not going to lie, it's nice having my husband back. Well....until spring ball that is.....yes coaches work hard year round. It will be nice to have a little time to sneak a few dates in.....that don't involve a football event. Even though I enjoy them......recruiting dinners and team banquets are not quite dates.

It's nice to finally see the rewards from all the hard work involved in recruiting. The time on the road (sometimes weeks at a time), phone calls, tweeting, and all the recruiting weekends finally pay off. Plus we get the benefit of adding more to our football family.....GO Jacks!!!!!πŸ°πŸˆπŸ’™πŸ’› It is always exciting to see who will be the new players we will get to know over the next 4-5 years. Our sons enjoy having all of my husbands players over, and I love serving those boys a home cooked meal when they're far from home. 

Speaking of a home cooked meal....it warms my heart when I hear my boys excited that Daddy is home for dinner....something maybe the typical family takes for granted. It's finally time to have a more "normal" family life.

Lastly, I get an extra set of hands around to assist with daily family life. I am keeping it 100% real....after going through an entire football and recruiting season handling everything at home, this mama of four boys has had enough of single high safety parenting.... and is ready for some cover 2! (Ladies...If you don't know what that means, your husband can fill you inπŸ˜‰.) It will be nice to have some help with baths, bedtime, chauffeuring kids to activities, or even just letting me get to that hair appointment without having to call a babysitter.

So ladies.....celebrate that Signing Day is finally here πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚πŸΎ!! Enjoy time with your husbands.....watching your kids spend quality time with Dad...and get excited about what is in store for that growing football family this fall! 🏈