Friday, September 9, 2016

TGIF, Battle at Bristol!

Battle at Bristol

It is no secret that I am a Kentucky fan true and true. But, I was so immediately attracted to my now husband, that I completely ignored the fact that he was a Tennessee fan, and from Knoxville. I've learned to adapt, and I've learned to wear orange, but I will never put aside my love for the Wildcats. 
Anyways, this weekend is the Battle at Bristol. If you aren't familiar with that, Virginia Tech and Tennessee are going to be playing a football game inside Bristol Motor Speedway. Yes, it is as crazy as it sounds. My in-laws had to reserve tickets THREE years ago. Needless to say, the hype around this game has been going on for years, and the weekend is finally upon us. I'm hoping it will be a lot of fun, but an 8:30 kickoff makes for a long day. 

Kentucky Football 

Speaking of good ol' Kentucky, how about that game last weekend?? How many more days is it until basketball season? I am not a fair weather fan. I will cheer my heart out for Kentucky on all occasions, but that does not mean it is not disappointing to see a team flat out blow a 25 point lead. I don't act like I know enough to try to point blame on whose fault it is or isn't, but for the first time, I do feel pretty confident that it is a coaching problem, not a player problem. Kentucky has one of the best recruiting classes they've had in a long time, and the first half last weekend proved it. Then comes the second half, and it's like they were thrown back out there with no direction. Maybe they were. Here's to hoping for a miracle against the Gators tomorrow! 

Painted Furniture

I mentioned last week we were going to paint our very small foyer - and take off the existing wall paper. Y'all, it was hard work. We are very pleased with the results though! In addition to painting the walls I also decided to paint a small table we had in that area that served as a catch all for mail and keys. It was originally black, and I am just not a lover of dark colors. Honestly, I hate black furniture. I think it can look nice, but in my home I just want things light and bright. So I painted it, and it turned out awesome! I'm not really sure what I expected to happen, but it definitely looks better than I could have imagined. Naturally now I want to paint everything. 

Gilmore Girls

I am SO excited for the Gilmore Girls revival! I have been re-watching the entire series from the beginning, and it is just so good. I tend to re-watch most of the series every fall, and it is even more excited this year knowing that in late November I'll have new episodes to watch! I am definitely team Logan, maybe Jess. Dean drives me crazy, especially in these earlier seasons. What about you? 

Corn Hole Bags Galore

A few weeks ago, a girl on a local Facebook page was looking for someone to make custom corn hole bags. I'm always trying to have a little extra cash, so I thought I'd volunteer. (I definitely undercharged her.) Then I decided to add them to my Etsy shop, just to see what would happen and the orders started pouring in. And by pouring in, I mean four orders in two days. But still, pretty good traction for a new item. So I spent most of Monday getting all of the embroidery on the bags, and Tuesday and Wednesday assembling. I love to craft and make things, but there is only so much that I can make for myself, so it is really fun to be able to still put that to use, but for other people. I'm sure my husband appreciates it too. Is Corn Hole a thing where you live? I think people also call it bags. It is a staple at all tailgates around here, and barbecues, and back yards. Basically any time at least four people are outside hanging out, someone is bound to breakout the Corn Hole boards sooner or later.

What are your plans this weekend?

Have a great weekend, y'all!

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  1. Awe, that's so awesome that you received multiple orders. Did you change you increase your price when you listed them on etsy? I'm so excited for Gilmore Girls! I'm with you, I love light and bright in my home even though I love black furniture too.

    1. Yes I increased it to what I thought was still fair - my husband said I need to raise them more, but I think they're priced pretty well right now! I saw another countdown for Gilmore Girls yesterday and it feels so. far. away! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. We have a lot of family and friends going to the game this weekend - Go Vols! And Gilmore Girls - I am totally addicted to re-watching too.

    Have a great weekend! Stopped over from the linkup up - check out my favorites this week too:

    1. I think it will be a lot of fun! I'm still struggling with how to dress for hot day time tailgating, and a late cool kick off! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. You're going to the Battle at Bristol?? Have so much fun! That looks like it's going to be a really awesome experience. Happy Friday!

    1. Yes! I think it will be great, and such a unique experience. I'm really excited to see how it all works out! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I'm so excited for Gilmore Girls! I'm also re-watching all the seasons right now. I go back and forth on Logan vs. Jess, but Dean was definitely the worst. He was too boring for Rory!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sarah //

  5. Wallpaper removal is the WORST! Always worth it though! I painted a table a few weeks ago for the first time, and now I want to paint everything in sight! :)