Football season is upon us, friends! I’m not sure if you know this, but college football is a little bit of a big deal in the state of Alabama. If you live here, you just laughed at that, because for most…not some, but most people, it is life. I am not one of those people, however, I do love the sport and enjoy pulling for the Gators and the Tigers. The Auburn Tigers, that is. My sister goes to Auburn along with nearly all of my cousins and I graduated from Auburn Montgomery which is not the same at all, but still. I love my Tigers because I was raised to love them. That’s just how it is. I am so excited to share a cute little game day outfit with y’all!
It’s Friday which means it’s time for more of my Friday favorites! This week, we have struggled a little bit. Both of my babies have been sick and running a fever the last couple of days. Hamp missed school which made me (and him) sick because he was looking so forward to it. Poor little guy. My Sophie girl has been just pitiful the last couple of days, but I’m praying that today is the ay everyone starts to feel better! It is a holiday weekend, after all! It’s time to get out and explore…or carb load and watch football. either way…which brings me to my first FAVORITE!
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Growing up in the state of Alabama, you are forced to choose between Auburn and Alabama at birth. The parents choose for you and that is the team you pull for for the rest of your life. You are raised to strongly dislike the opposite team and their redneck tendencies. The Iron Bowl is the biggest game day of the year. Not the super bowl. Winner accepts bragging rights until the next Iron Bowl and the losing team can be found looking at their shoes for the rest of the year. It’s a really big deal.
Most football Saturdays are spent with family and friends. I love to have easy snacks around the house and I enjoy serving my favorite game day recipes. Whether I serve my Mexican Layered Dip or Frankenstein Guacamole, you can usually bet Avocados from Mexico will be served up in our favorite appetizers. This past week, we celebrated our 4th anniversary. I was reminiscent on one of my favorite parts of our wedding – the loaded potato bar! It was delicious and everyone’s favorite. I thought it would be fun to set up a Loaded Avocado Bar as a healthier alternative for our game day Saturday! I ran to Publix to pick up my Avocados from Mexico and other toppings. I love shopping there because they have the best coupons and deals!
Included on our Loaded Avocado Bar:
Avocados from Mexico
Other Delicious Options:
Cheddar and Chives
Bacon and Blue Cheese or Ranch
I recommend using very ripe Avocados and a spoon or chips!
We had fun eating our loaded avocados and watching Gameday on ESPN before we went to Birmingham! It was such a fun and relaxing way to spend our Saturday. I loved setting up this loaded avocado bar and I am looking forward to doing it next time we entertain guests! It’s a fun twist on our wedding favorite!
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Do you eat Avocados? What is your favorite way to eat them?
For those of you who weren’t around last year, fall is my favorite time of year. I am a little obsessed with the lovely leaves changing, pumpkin spice lattes, scarecrows, pumpkins and pumpkin patches, sunflowers, the cool nip in the air, and most importantly, Football. You have to be if you live in the south. After all, the SEC is the dominant conference. Sorry y’all, but it’s true. In our house, we are War Eagle fans, but I’m also a Gator fan. Blame it on my dad. Every college football day is a big deal in our household. You will find us eating an excessive amount of junk food and yelling at the T.V (when we aren’t tailgating) every Saturday. Chances are, we are sitting on the couch, I’m trying to squeeze into my Florida jersey and sipping a pumpkin spice latte while watching gameday. Happy game day! Oh, and War Eagle / Go Gators!
Hello ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were as blessed as I was to share it with family and friends. Here is my Thanksgiving in pictures:
|Our little family.
|Some of the girls!
|My cousins- Carrie-Grace and Lilly.
|My sweet nephew Tanner.
|God blessed us with this beautiful view of the sunset.
As for today, it is officially “Rival Saturday.” I will be avoiding Facebook because I have been known to delete annoying (Alabama) fans so it is easier to stay away. I am a Florida fan and Ryan is a big Auburn fan, so we will be yelling “Go Gators” and “War Eagle” all day.
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