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Life Lessons from Football

Raising little ones takes constant awareness, "audibles" and checks to be sure we are covering what we are wanting to do when giving our young sons the best possible childhood.  We're trying to balance the stresses of winning, losing, competition and limited time with their daddy, who is busy on the football field.  We are not alone...moms and dads are dealing with this no matter the profession.  This summer, we discovered a great "game plan" for family life.  I write about it in football terms and present it to Gameday Style readers because it uses our favorite game to teach family values.  Head on over to subscribe.  
It has wonderful resources for dads and moms!




All Pro Dad is Family First's innovative program helping men become better fathers. AllProDad.com is a one-stop resource where dads can find encouragement, ideas, information and videos.  The site contains hundreds of Articles and Top 10 Lists to help dads engage their children in fun and creative…

Happy Gameday

High School Football Portraits
by the Button Pusher


Caramel Cupcakes

Caramel Cupcakes will catch anyone's attention, but what's really eye-catching is how easily these sweeties can travel. An easy-traveler is a good recipe candidate for your tailgate.  


The glaze style icing takes a tailgate victory over any kind of fluffy icing that gets all bunched up on the way to the parking lot.  Here is the recipe from


Caramel Cupcakes
(Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing)
Cake recipe adapted from Sky High Make sure the cupcakes are completely cooled, cold even, before icing them. If they are the slightest bit warm, they will tear when you turn them over to dip them in the hot icing. If the icing begins to harden while you are working with it, just set it over a medium flame and stir it for 30 seconds or so until it loosens up again. Makes about 18 iced cupcakes

The South's Best Gameday Ballot

Time's a tickin'!   Vote for the South's best for gameday at 






Voting ends on October 1

http://www.southernliving.com/food/souths-best-tailgate-00417000079284/

Happy Gameday!

Bacon+Club Crackers+Parmesan=SCORE!

A Gameday Style reader, Tricia, recently presented a question..
"what is a good tailgating recipe I can make with bacon?"
Right away, I thought of the classic bacon and club cracker appetizer, of which The Pioneer Woman has perfected in "Holiday Bacon Appetizers".   I think it helped Tricia, a busy mama of 4, that the recipe has only 3 delicious ingredients.   Bacon.  Club Crackers.  Parmesan. 
Tricia went about her business, preparing these beauties for her tailgate celebrating the Missouri Tigers, and taking some great photos of her project.  







Win the Perfect Gameday Bag

Choose your team colors, choose your monogram. These are truly, the most precious gameday bags to come along...












Jenny Ross has started the company Grateful Bags.  Among other monogrammed bags, she has cleverly designed a perfect cross-body gameday bag inspired by her nieces who are football gameday-loving coeds that have superb gameday style.  


You want to win one, right? (It's a $98 value!) To enter, become a Facebook fan of Grateful Bags.  For additional entries, become a fan of Gameday Style and share about the Grateful Bags and Gameday Style giveaway on your Facebook page



To buy the Zoey, go over to Shop Gameday Style and click on the Grateful Bags Zoey Bag! 
Fine print: Winner will be chosen randomly on September 26; US residents only. If the winner doesn't respond within 7 days, a new winner will be chosen.  Thanks!



Gameday Colors

Having gameday style means incorporating lots of pieces in your team colors into your wardrobe.  I have always found myself stocking up in seasons where my colors were plentiful in the trends.  If you want to stay ahead of the game on what colors are in, and knowing whether your own team colors happen to be popular for that season, just Google the term "Pantone Fall Trends".




It's like the Pre-season Top 10 when determining what team colors are on-trend for the season.  Don't feel sartorially challenged if your favorites aren't represented... your own school or team colors are always a classic on gameday.  If your colors happen to appear on the Pantone color chart, it means they will be all over the shops and stores and you better get in gear and stock yourself up.

Happy Gameday

Fantastic modern stadium prints from Printwell on Etsy










A few more from Pickle Shop on Etsy









Have a fun Gameday!




Stylish Gameday Gals and Boys

Have you noticed Sarah Boyd Designs on Facebook?  Such original, precious gameday wear for little ones.  It's all handmade, it's all custom.  
You can order yours through her Facebook page, Sarah Boyd Designs.