I’m a huge, huge, huge football fan, and have been since I was a little girl. The Packers have always been my team, which means Sundays are for God and the Pack in that order. Luckily, I married a guy that likes football too. It’s funny, when we had our six month anniversary, it fell on a Monday and wouldn’t you know the Packers were playing on national TV that night. I canceled our dinner reservation and asked DH if he would mind staying at home and celebrating in front of the game. He didn’t mind one bit, but the girls at work thought I was nuts.
I’ve been lucky enough to get paid to write about football, which, when we are talking about dream jobs, doesn’t get any better than that. Anyways, as football season is about to start it has me thinking. Last year we started a tradition where we made homemade soup and bread every week for the game. We tried out many different recipes and also made a few we had done before. I loved the ritual of cutting veggies and preparing ingredients while we made the soup and waited for the game to come on. It was also a really nice Sunday meal.
DH loved this idea so much that we are doing it again. In addition, we thought we’d commemorate the football season with a scrapbook. Every week we’ll put the recipe for our soup (with a photo), along with notes from the game. There is a lot of hype about the Packers this year so why not get involved and document the craziness? Some places have us going to the Superbowl. I think making a week by week scrapbook like this will be really fun.
We decided at the end of football season last year that we wanted to create this scrapbook this year. The end of football season means “off season,” or to put it more bluntly, a perfect time to pick up scrapbooking items for cheap. We went to Hobby Lobby and used a coupon, and picked up the entire set of supplies you see below:
Did you see that awesome football scrapbook? It’s so darn cool. Normally that would go for $25 alone, but we picked up the book along with all the doo-dads you see above (including that mini scrapbook kit) for $25 total. It was such a deal we couldn’t believe it. I held on to it and will now use it to document our soup/football watching Sundays.
All of this goes to show, of course, that a) you can scrapbook for just about any reason and b) you can do it cheaply.
Cyndi L says
I’m so happy that soup season is almost on us again! (Don’t tell anyone, but I’m not a big fan of summer…)
I know! I feel so guilty not loving summer, but I am not a fan of the heat. give me a chill in the air, some yarn to craft with, and a bowl of soup and I’m a happy girl.
Hopefully, in a couple of months, we’ll all be screaming, “The Pack is back!”
I look forward to the soup recipes. And the scrapbook pages. Wow – you really snagged some good buys!
Thanks. There is just nothing like a great craft deal! And I hope you’re right about the Pack.