Go Route: NFL Decor for the Long Season Ahead

The NFL season isn’t nearly as long as the MLB season or even the NBA season. There are less games to watch and longer stretches in between each matchup. However, different from the NBA or MLB season, the NFL season schedule makes it so every game is crucial. And when every game could make the difference between a playoff berth and a longer off-season, every game is a giant event for fans who love to cheer on their team. Make sure you’re prepared for the entire season ahead with this NFL decor and so much more.

Home Field Advantage
Style your game-watching room to cheer on your squad.

Personalized NFL Stitched Jersey Prints
NFL Bottle Cap Wall Hangings
Personalized NFL Stadium Prints

Snack Time Support
Serve, transport and store your favorite football snacks.

Sets of 3 NFL Magnetic Chip Clips
NFL Ceramic Gameday Platters
12-Pc. NFL Food Storage Sets

Kick Back with a Beverage
Enjoy an icy cold beverage while making a statement.

Sets of 2 NFL Pilsners
NFL 25-Oz. Mega Elite Tankards
16-Oz. NFL Glass Mason Jars

NFL Preview: Fun Facts, Game-Day Tips & Holiday Gifts

Football fans have been waiting many months for the 2016-2017 season. There’s only one more week of preseason match-ups to go before the NFL regular season schedule gets underway. If you haven’t already, now’s the time to start catching up on the storylines you missed this summer, plan your game-day parties and get your home decorated with your team’s gear. Get excited about football with this fun NFL preview.


NFL Spotlight: Storylines to Keep Your Eye On this Season
The NFL’s popularity continues to rise. For every die-hard fan counting down the days until kickoff and rearranging their fantasy football lineup on a daily basis, there are several more casual game-day viewers who haven’t been following every storyline since the Broncos hoisted the Lombardi Trophy last February. Before the season gets going, get the scoop on some of the bigger stories that were going on this summer.


Prepare Your Game-Watching Room for Football Season
Diehard football fans know there aren’t any substitutes waiting in the next room to give them a break when it comes to cheering on their squad. Fans watch their team compete in different ways, but everybody needs a few things around the room to show their allegiance and keep them pumped up until the clock winds down. Learn how to prepare your game-watching room for the first kickoff with these NFL home decor suggestions.


Tips for Hosting a Spectacular Game-Day Party
Fall is here, but before you have a chance to put up your Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations, put on your football jersey and cheer on your favorite team! We can’t make it to all the fall football games for tailgating parties, but just because we’re not in a stadium parking lot doesn’t mean we can’t have a great bash. Help get your game-day party going at home with these spectacular tips for football-friendly hosts.


Holiday Gift Inspiration for Sports Fanatics
Just about everyone has a loved one who loves sports. However, if you aren’t a sports fan yourself, knowing what to get the die-hard football or baseball fans in your life for the holidays can be a challenge. Whether you’re shopping for the sports fan who has everything, the occasional viewer or the youngster just getting involved in sports, take a look at these how-to tips and holiday gift inspiration for sports fanatics of all ages.

Lakeside Selection: Our Choice of Favorite Items for the Week

With the first preseason games just a few weeks away, it’s time to get your NFL gear ready! We can’t wait to debate which rookie’s going to have a breakout season, who our coach will cut to get to the final roster and whether this is our team’s year. Whether you wear your team’s gear with pride on game day or go the full fanatic route with home decor in your NFL team’s colors, you’ll find everything you need to show your spirit this season.

Every year brings new hope that this is your team’s season, but whether you’re cheering on one of the predicted favorites or rooting for a long shot, fan support matters. Get the gear that shows your football allegiance, and ignite fan spirit in your friends and family!

NFL-Grill-CoverYou probably don’t need an excuse to have a weekend barbecue, but a Sunday afternoon football game is a great one if you do. Make sure your grill’s ready for the big day with an official NFL grill cover in your favorite team’s logo and colors. The vinyl covers prevent rust and keep your grill station at the ready for burgers, hot dogs or anything else your hungry game-day crowd demands. Roomy enough to protect a family-size grill, the cover opens to a full 68 inches. Like Darrelle Revis on Julio Jones, this handsome grill accessory provides complete coverage.

NFL-Party-CupsEarly-season games are perfect for parties while the weather’s still warm. Keep your football crowd cool with icy drinks in stylish, shatter-resistant NFL cups. Big 20-ounce cups hold enough to last until halftime, and matching coasters protect your furniture. The dishwasher-safe cups are made of insulating polypropylene that won’t break or fade. Your team’s logo stays as bright and clean as your quarterback’s jersey when his front linemen do their jobs right.Why keep your team spirit to yourself when you could show everyone on your block how excited you are for football season?

NFL-BuntingsLine your balcony, porch or deck with these NFL decorations designed for indoor or outdoor use. Each nylon bunting measures more than 4 feet across at its top and has a trio of grommets to hold it in place no matter where you decide to hang it. While it looks great draped on a railing or hanging from eaves, it also makes an excellent indoor decoration for your next game-day party. If you’re a major fan, you don’t even need to wait for a party to fly your team’s colors; hang buntings behind your TV or on the walls of your rec room. For a boy or girl who’s a big football fan, it’s sturdy and colorful room decor.NFL football always makes our list of favorite things, and this season’s no exception. We think it’s all right to go a little wild in showing your team spirit. After all, the word “fan” comes from “fanatic,” so go ahead and promise to wear only black and gold on Sundays for the rest of the Saints’ season, or put that cheese wedge on your head in honor of your Packers. When it’s football season, that’s normal!

5 Life Lessons from Reality TV

reality-tv-collageIt may be called reality TV, but as anyone who watches some so-called reality shows knows, what’s on the screen doesn’t look much like real life. The whirlwind romances with rose ceremonies and knock-down fights that make reality shows so addictive may not reflect what goes on in the average viewer’s living room, but they have some lessons to teach.

1. If you’re going to throw a drink in someone’s face, do it fashionably.
The stars of the “Real Housewives” franchise are no strangers to arguments, and although they sometimes lose their cool, they never lose their sense of style. These Drinking glasses with bright zebra stripes look good enough for a stint on television. A thrown drink is much more dramatic when it has ice, and a double-walled tumbler keeps drinks cold. Your own set of drink ware will probably never see anything more dramatic than an accidental spill, but it’s great to know they’ll survive in style.

2. Life goes on after the rose ceremony.
On each season of “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette,” the show leads up to a final decision between two potential partners. The series may take a brief look back at a season, but most of the show is about the buildup to the offering of the final rose. Everything that’s a part of the show is just a prologue to real life, and most marriages last longer than 72 days. In the real world, you’ll spend more time picking out tv furniture together or doing laundry than you’ll spend on glamorous dates. That’s a good thing, too; an occasional balloon ride might be exciting, but curling up on the couch to watch your favorite reality shows together is far more comfortable.

3. Teamwork usually wins.
Loners on competitive reality shows often declare that they aren’t there to make friends, but few of them make it to the show’s later rounds without support. Reality show contestants are after a big prize, but until they get to the final four or five, the successful ones are good at building coalitions. Even if you aren’t competing for a million dollars, you’re part of various teams too. Whether you play a key role at the office, are part of a family or have a favorite NFL team you support, show your team some love, and you’ll be rewarded.

4. Accessories make the outfit.
A toddler without her tiara is just a playful little girl, but give her a crown and a scepter, and she becomes a queen. Finding places to wear a tiara in everyday life is tough, but taking a page from fashion reality programs can show you how to use accessories thoughtfully. As “Project Runway” proved, designers who made the most of their available accessories could win challenges even when the clothes they designed were simple. The right chain or handbag can transform a basic T-shirt and jeans into a date-ready outfit.

5. Pack light.
Contestants on “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race” know they’re going to face living conditions very different from those they had at home, but having a few reminders of home can be enough to make a challenging time easier. You might not travel around the world on your next trip, but you’ll still be glad to have packed your luggage with versatile, useful items. No matter how much you love that linen suit, you’ll get more wear from a simple cotton dress that you can wash in the hotel sink.You don’t have to be a real housewife or come from the Jersey shore to appreciate reality television. Take the positive lessons from what you see, and leave the rest on the cutting room floor; you’ll enjoy your TV time more when you can apply a few of its lessons to your own everyday life.


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