TOP PINNED POSTS FROM 2015

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Not too many people are surprised to find out that I am a Seattle Seahawks fan. Our oldest son was born in the same year as the Seahawks, and we’ve been fans (especially him) ever since that day. He’s the one on the right below. We’ve loved the Seahawks when they were hot, and when they were not.

 

We’ve really enjoyed their last four seasons. These last four years the Hawks have made it into the playoffs under the superb quarterbacking of Russell Wilson, and the superb coaching of Pete Carroll. They made it to the Superbowl twice in a row, and hopefully are headed there again this season to win Superbowl 50!  I wrote four posts relating to the Seahawks last year, and they were all in my top pinned posts for 2015.

 

I’ve got a good sized (1K+) “Go Hawks” Pinterest Board, and was quite pleased to find out that all of my Seahawk football posts were re-pinned many times, and are among my most popular posts for 2015.

 

 

Our sons with their firstborns! Seahawk fans even though they live in Ohio and Oklahoma.
Our sons with their firstborns!  Seahawk fans, even though they live in Ohio and Oklahoma. Aren’t they precious?

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Our firstborn grandson, Troian, on the left above, was the inspiration for this meme below!

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One of the really big happenings in 2015, for our family, was the birth of our first grandchild, Troian, born right in the middle of the playoffs last year. He lives many states away, but his parents sent us this delightful newborn picture which inspired this posting, with their permission. He looks ready to take on anyone who puts down his SEAHAWKS!

 

His first birthday was this week, and we are so very proud of him. Looking above, at a the picture of my boys, you can see him on the left, and it’s pretty obvious that his looks have changed a lot in the last year. He’s also one easy going little boy.

 

We were blessed with the birth of our second grandchild, Maxwell, born to our son Evan and his wife Rachel just four and a half months later.  He is also a little Seahawk fan even though he lives in the Midwest. He’s the one on the right, in the top picture – such a happy baby!

 

We are BLESSED!

 

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12 LOW CARB APPETIZERS FOR YOUR FOOTBALL PARTY!

 

If you’ve ever tried to live a “Low Carb” lifestyle, football games can be a huge downfall.  “Snackage” is very important when watching playoff football, and it seems like the average snack is loaded with carbohydrates also known as “Carbs.”

 

I’ve put together  TWELVE absolutely delicious appetizer recipes, some from other blogs. ALL are Low Carb and include wings, chips, dips, crackers, pizza, mozzarella sticks and even more of the foods you dream of when you are living a Low Carb lifestyle – this includes peanut butter “cups.” You can snack away without missing out!

 

We made most of them up for the big game last year. They were delicious and we were absolutely STUFFED!

 

SEAHAWK DECORATIONS

12 LOW COST DECORATING IDEAS FOR YOUR SEAHAWK PARTY!

 

It’s lots of fun to decorate for your big football party too. These 12 decorating ideas are either very inexpensive or FREE printables from other blogs or Etsy stores.  I’m going to be up front. Since I’m a “12,” these decorations are pretty much for Seahawk parties.

There are a couple for Bronco fans and Patriot fans – the teams the Seahawks faced in back-to-back Superbowls.

Hint: You may have to scroll down – after clicking on the link – to locate some of these party ideas on their original posts.

 

 

This potato salad is made with Yukon Gold potatoes which add to the golden hue, are mighty tasty, hold their shape well and don't even have to be peeled.
This potato salad is made with Yukon Gold potatoes which add to the golden hue, are mighty tasty, hold their shape well and don’t even have to be peeled.

 

CLASSIC YELLOW POTATO SALAD

“IT’s ALL ABOUT THAT MUSTARD, BOSS”

 

Potato salad makes my family happy. Happier than almost anything else I ever cook, except perhaps Fried Chicken (but that’s another post!).  Any time I mention the possibility of making Potato Salad, there is almost as much excitement as when Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ran for the longest touchdown of his career, breaking tackles for 79 yards and triggering the, now famous, seismic activity known as “Beast-QUAKE.”
(I DID say almost!)

This potato salad is highlighted with the nice bright taste of mustard and it is so delicious, we rarely take any home from a potluck or party.

That’s why I subtitle it: “It’s all about that mustard, Boss.”

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Check out this sweet human interest story from the 2015 playoff game against the Green Bay Packers

picture from King5 Seattle
picture from King5 Seattle

 

SEAHAWK FOOTBALL BABIES, PARTIES AND FOOD!

16 thoughts on “SEAHAWK FOOTBALL BABIES, PARTIES AND FOOD!

  • January 15, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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    What a great year you have had! Congratulations!

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    • January 15, 2016 at 9:17 pm
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      We sure have had an amazing year! Looking forward to what the Lord sends our way in 2016.

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  • January 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm
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    The babies are beautiful and the food ideas were excellent. We have a party coming up for my eldest and I may have to borrow some of them 😀

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    • January 15, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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      Awww! Thank you, they are also very precious. I love that the food ideas work for anyone not just those who are watching carbohydrates. Hope your party is AWESOME!!

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  • January 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm
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    I have to have mustard in my potato salad (and celery seed). It’s all about balance 🙂

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    • January 15, 2016 at 9:20 pm
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      I enjoy celery seed in my coleslaw. I’ve never tried it in potato salad.

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  • January 15, 2016 at 8:58 pm
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    Your grandsons are adorable. That meme of your oldest is very cute. You are right about football snackage. It’s really hard to watch the games without snacks.

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    • January 15, 2016 at 9:23 pm
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      Thank you, we think so too, of course!! I was so relieved to find snacks that we could enjoy and still stay on target! Getting ready to do the wing recipe on some chicken legs as we watch the Seahawk Carolina game on replay after church on Sunday. Need some real food “snackage at lunch time!”

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  • January 16, 2016 at 12:42 am
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    Your grandsons are adorable, your healthy snacks sound so good and I want to dig right into that mustardy potato salad, yum!

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    • January 16, 2016 at 8:52 am
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      Oh, thank you! We think they are mighty fine. I’m the only one in our household that has had their hands on them as yet. It would be totally awesome if we didn’t live across the country from all of them. I’m ready to eat some of those snacks again, and I have a big bag of Yukon Golds that are calling me to make some winter time mustardy potato salad!!

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  • January 16, 2016 at 3:37 am
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    What gorgeous pics!! As a diehard Cleveland Browns fan, I can relate to the joy of seeing family members dressed in team colors…even when yours are different colors!

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    • January 16, 2016 at 8:49 am
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      Awwww, thanks! It’s all such fun. Here’s hoping your Browns have a MUCH MUCH better season next year. They have such loyal fans!

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  • January 16, 2016 at 5:12 am
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    Oh, so good to hear that the Seahawk Pinterest fans found your great pins! What a season!! The best news is the birth of your first grandson! Congratulations!

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    • January 16, 2016 at 8:48 am
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      Thanks so much! We’ve had a lot of fun with this – for the last several years, and I’ve been really surprised at all the interest from Seahawk Pinterest fans.

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    • January 18, 2016 at 9:10 am
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      Thank you, friend! Wishing the best for you and your blog as well. It’s one of my favorites!

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