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Super Bowl 50, Denver Broncos & Carolina Panthers, diy Mini Flags

Denver Broncos mini flags

Super Bowl Sunday!

The NFL Super Bowl 50 will be held this Sunday, February 7th 2016 {3:25 pm PST} in Santa Clara, CA at Levi’s Stadium.  What a great season it was for the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.  They have earned their spots here in the Super Bowl.  The Carolina Panthers number one offense will be facing the Denver Broncos number one defense. The excitement is building here at my house and I am looking forward to the big game.  You could probably tell which team I will be cheering on.

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Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle Seahawks & Denver Broncos

Super Bowl XLVIII logo

Super Bowl XLVIII is this Sunday February 2, 2014!  Two tough and talented teams, the Seattle Seahawks with the best defense and the Denver Broncos with the best offense will play the last game of the season to determine the Super Bowl champion.  The matchup will be held at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey, the first outdoor cold-weather stadium to host the Super Bowl. The temperature is expected to be in the 40’s and in the 30’s later in the evening. We look forward to watch and do a lot of snacking during the game.  To see what we did for the last Super Bowl, click here.

For me personally, this Super Bowl game will be hard not to cheer for both teams.

Why? . . . . .

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Fall Love… Duck hunting, Firewood, NFL Red Zone

Getting to know Bill and me on a little  deeper maybe more on the weird level since our kids have told us often that we are “weird parents”, so we must be.  The things we look forward to during the Fall Season may not always be high on many people’s lists of priority:  hunting, firewood and the NFL “Red Zone”.


Duck Season


Duck Hunting

To be out hunting or fishing is Bill’s ideal thing to do this time of year.  The opportunity came and he took it without any hesitation. Last week was the first day of duck season.  He and a friend went out at midnight to their hunting spot to prepare and set up duck decoys. Seven o’clock in the morning couldn’t come fast enough for the guys. That was the official opening time and knowing Bill, he probably was completely awake the whole night with excitement.  Opening day was a success for the guys.  They got a total of eleven ducks that day.


Duck Dynasty

Watching Duck Dynasty might be as close as I will get to any duck hunting, even though the guys on the show really don’t show a lot of duck hunting.  Duck Dynasty has become one of our family’s favorite shows to watch.



I feel like a squirrel collecting nuts for the winter, but it’s firewood.  To see a LARGE stack of firewood in the backyard to last us from winter into spring makes me truly happy.  I will gather and stack them and with Bill’s help when needed.  The warmth of a fire during the winter just feels right.  Winter brings with it unpredictable weather and power outages. In having a wood stove as the source of heat, a place to cook and bake, we can withstand those situations a little easier.



This cut timber came from our property and is soon to be firewood for the next winter.  See how the guys took down these trees last year. {here…}


“NFL RedZone delivers all of the touchdowns, key moments, and nonstop action that NFL fans want to see every Sunday afternoon,” said Matt Lederer, Director of Sports Marketing.

Football Season is definitely kicking into hight gear.  Our newest cable channel that we can’t be without is the “NFL RED ZONE“.  It’s on Sunday between 10:00am and 5:00pm from September till the last NFL game in January.  When I discovered this at my brother-in-law’s house a few years ago, it was literally love at first sight! {weird??} I was able to see the games in real time without commercials, timeouts, delays etc…  No more of having to click from channel to channel and possibly missed out on a great play. If you are a football fan check the Red Zone out.    Go Broncos!

What do you love about the Fall Season?

image/sources: Facebook.com/duckdynasty  ⎜ NFL Red Zone


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Super Bowl Snacks and Crafts

Football season will be coming to an end a few days from now and the Super Bowl game will determine the champion of the National Football League (NFL).  Bill and I grew up watching football every Sunday, the New England Patriots for Bill and the Denver Broncos for me.   And as for our kids growing up in Washington state, the Seattle Seahawks.  Here I have put together a few snacks and crafts for Super Bowl Sunday:  a big bowl of popcorn, pizza, treats and your favorite drinks all on a  football field table cover.

Super bowl snacks -2

.Kraft paper football field

diy kraft paper football field

The football field table cover project came from Karin Lidbeck-Brent’s Fall tailgate party ideas.  This was fairly easy to make using brown Kraft paper, masking tape to make straight lines and a black Sharpie pen to write the numbers.


Super Bowl Party FavorsSuper bowl paper footballs

Super bowl paper footballsThe football favors are fun to make.  Copy the image onto your computer and adjust the size.  I printed the image on one side of the paper and fold it in half.  Keeping the image on top and as a template for the other half and cut the pieces out.  A total of  4 football pieces and one lace.  Use a glue stick, to glue the edges together to form a football.  Fill it with treats and seal it up.  football template {click here}


Super Bowl Pizzapizza


I had my little helper Caleb put together the pizza, all I did was rolled the pizza dough out and put it in the oven.  We made 4 pizzas from the two bags of Trader Joe’s pizza dough.


Trader Joe’s Pizza Dough (1 bag makes 2, 12inch pizzas)
1/4 – 1/2 Cup Pizza Sauce
8 – 10 oz Mozzarella Cheese
Pepperoni slices

  1. Place a pizza stone on a rack in the lower third of your oven.  Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Line the counter top with parchment paper and sprinkle with flour.  Take the pizza dough out of the bag and divide it in half.  Roll them into balls and let them rest on the counter for 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough with the rolling pin to about 12 inches in diameter.
  4. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on the pizza dough (almost to the edge). Sprinkle on mozzarella cheese and top it with pepperoni slices.
  5. Lift the parchment paper with the pizza and set it on top of the pizza stone in the oven (a cookie sheet will work just fine).  Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes.



Super Bowl & legos

 After I finished putting together the football field table cover and started to gather the food for the table, my 8 year old son Caleb came to me and said he wanted to help.  I said, “That will be great!”  Right away he went to work without ever asking what he could help “me” with.  Our dining table is about nine feet long, lots of room for us to share. While I was working on one end, my son was at  the other end of the table quietly working on his Lego project.  As you can see, we had two visions of what to do with the paper football field, you either eat on it or play a game of Lego football.  He had a great setup with grand stands, fans, mascots, announcers, and a field with goal posts and players.  I thought he was pretty clever.

enjoy the Super Bowl!



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