Monday, October 19, 2015

Penn State vs Ohio State {Week Seven}

What a weekend!  This was our first full weekend at home in weeks and I must say, we didn't hate it.  I'm already looking forward to another weekend home next week.  One of my best friends and her boyfriend were visiting; we had a great time showing them around town, dining out and relaxing (including multiple naps).  Yesterday we went to the local arboretum for a pumpkin day and picked up a couple more pumpkins to add to our outdoor display.  It certainly felt more like winter this weekend than fall, which was fun for two days but now I'm ready for the warmer temperatures that are ahead this week.

The main event of the weekend was our second annual Penn State tailgate party.  Last year we hosted a smaller group for one of Penn State's night away games so we decided to make it an annual thing that we'll do each year and hosted an even bigger group this year.  A group of about 15, a mix of friends and family, came over Saturday night in the hopes that Penn State could overtake #1 Ohio State (making us 5-2).  The first quarter showed promise but the Nittany Lions couldn't get it done.  Despite the loss, we all had a blast and the party continued well on into the night which made for a lazy Sunday yesterday.


A little blurry but we managed to get a full group picture for the tailgate wall thanks to the selfie stick

I had packed up some of our tailgate supplies at the last home game to be able to setup as if we were at the stadium and we had a pretty traditional tailgate menu as well.  This week on the menu…

Black bean & corn salsa
Mexican dip
Clam dip (an old family recipe & crowd favorite)
My Mom's hot frito dip
Buffalo chicken ring
Spinach dip with bread bites

Pizza for the main course

A seasonal pumpkin roll, game day pretzels and thumbprint cookies for dessert.

Derek's custom Dallas Cowboys/Penn State Nittany Lions shirt was ordered here

 It always makes my heart so happy to look up and see a full home and lots of loudness, laughter and enjoyment.

Other Weekend Happenings… 

Derek had the day off on Friday so after a lazy morning (for him) and a barre class/grocery shopping (for me) we took advantage of the nice weather and headed into the city for a lunch date and some wandering.  We found a delicious new little sports bar that I'm pretty sure we'll definitely be returning to.

 The drink, the appetizers, the meal… all so delicious


Like I said above, one of my best friends and her boyfriend were visiting for the weekend.  They got in late Friday night after work so we did a late dinner followed by drinks to catch up.  Having extra time to sleep in on Saturday and naps for everybody was much appreciated.  Derek had to go into work for a little bit so I took them to explore around the main street in town and grab some mexican for lunch before getting ready for the tailgate party.

top // purse // shoes // scarf // jacket 

Continuing in loving all things fall, Derek and I went out for some more pumpkin picking yesterday.  My brother is on the board for the local arboretum so we wandered around "pumpkin day" enjoying food trucks, fall festivities and came home with two pumpkins.

sweater (& 40% off!) 


Given the freezing temperatures, yesterday was another crockpot day and we highly enjoyed the best potato soup for dinner.


Linking up with Biana & Meghan this lovely Monday.

28 comments:

  1. Love that you guys are able to entertain like that at your house - it looks like so much fun! And you were able to squeeze in lots of other fun things too! Love the plaid shirt and jeans combo! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I love that grey sweater poncho! It looks so cozy!! Your Penn State hair looked awesome!! Do you have natural waves?? I think Fall needs to stay a little longer before winter arrives! It feels like it just got here... You guys are so cute with your pumpkin!!

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  3. The tailgate party looks like so much fun! I love all the pumpkin photos too, seriously yesterday was cold!!

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  4. Your tailgates are always look like so much fun! And you're totally right, there's just an awesome feeling of having your house full and people having fun. Too bad Penn State couldn't pull off a win, the Aggies also managed to not win on Saturday either. At least we have next week to look forward to, right?

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  5. I love how you guys nail the ultimate tailgate party every week! And loving your outfit for the pumpkin patch, that sweater is perfect and loving the pop of color from your tee underneath <3

    Green Fashionista

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  6. ah that penn state party looks so fun! love supporting my home team. and that food - i'm now starving haha. a perfect fall football weekend!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  7. Looks like such a fun tailgate party. Y'all know how to do it up right with food and atmosphere, so much fun. LOVE the custom shirt, so so cool and spending time with good friends is the best. Glad you had a great weekend.

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  8. I just love that picture of you holding the pumpkin with your hubby! When you posted it on IG, I was like, "Aww!" You should frame that one and put it out every Fall! Our annual tailgating party is coming up soon. We always entertain for the LSU and Bama game!!

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  9. Sounds like you had a great weekend despite the loss! You always have the best food at your tailgate parties too, yum! Loving that plaid shirt too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. What a great weekend! Love all your hosting stories...sounds like it was a great time, even with the loss. Love Derek's shirt, too...such a neat idea! That sweater on Sunday looks SOOO cozy! I had to break out the Uggs, too. It definitely was a little chillier than expected!

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  11. I love the shirts that say it's all about ___ on saturday and ___ on sunday! My husband has one and I just think it's the coolest thing!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  12. You all have the best tailgating parties!! Love your poncho, it's perfect for fall. I'm laughing that you had to break out the Uggs. I haven't yet but I know it's coming and soon. Happy Monday.

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  13. You both are just the cutest couple! Again, so glad I found this blog!

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  14. I've said it before, but your tailgates are awesome!!! Looks like such a great time with friends. Love your outfit while picking out pumpkins. So cute!

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  15. oh my word. so much yummy food!!

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  16. What a fun weekend!! So glad you enjoyed your weekend at home and looks like y'all did a ton! The pumpkin patch looks like a lot of fun and LOVE your red plaid scarf :)

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  17. Football season makes me so incredibly happy between the food and friends! Looks like you really had a fabulous weekend!

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  18. Looks like a fabulous weekend! I love how close you are with your family...I have 3 girls and am looking forward to all the fun family traditions, haha! Found you from the Friday Favorites link up....:)

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  19. Your weekend looked so fun!! That is a lot of people! I can't wait until we have a place big enough to accommodate that many, so fun! Love your sweater in the last few pictures! :)

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  20. We were cheering for y'all and I hate that Ohio State won again! Glad you guys had a great weekend despite the loss. We won this week, but it was less than stellar... it was quite boring as neither team even scored a touchdown. Lol.

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  21. LOVE the party pictures - looked like so much fun! and i'm totally surprised I didn't see you Saturday - we were wandering around Media all afternoon and then hit up Fellinis for dinner! Maybe one day :P

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  22. LOVE the party pictures - looked like so much fun! and i'm totally surprised I didn't see you Saturday - we were wandering around Media all afternoon and then hit up Fellinis for dinner! Maybe one day :P

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  23. Looks like you had a great party - I was really pulling for Penn State this weekend. Your outfits this weekend were too cute and just screamed fall - LOVE IT!

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  24. The football party looks so fun and lots of amazing food! You guys always do it big like true football fans. Your hair looks gorgeous btw!

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  25. Looks like such a fun weekend! All of those appetizers and drinks look yummy! (And I'm super jealous of your cold weather!)

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  26. Selfie sticks always result in blurry pictures! You would think they would make those things lighter so it wouldn't be so hard to hit the button and keep the camera still :) Looks like your party was a blast! And please tell me you made that pumpkin roll yourself! I tried once but got nervous when it came time to roll it, so it just ended up being a pumpkin sheet cake ;)

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  27. As usual, your tailgating/food/gameday attire is on point! LOVE!

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  28. I'll be tailgating at your house for the Michigan/Penn State game, ha! ;) All of your food sounds amazing!! So happy we're getting some warmer weather this week - I am sooo not ready for winter yet!

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