It's a Tie

Football games are one thing I know for sure aren't supposed to end in a tie. There's always a better team! One team should walk away at the end of that hard-fought game a WINNER. Another mark in their "W" column. And there should be a loser... a team that just couldn't pull it together enough to score the most points. Sadly, in pro football- there is such a thing as a tie and it feels just as crappy as a loss. My Bengals battled it out in a crazy game yesterday- man, they play with your emotions. Never have I felt so elated and so upset within such a short period of time. 

Sometimes I wish I didn't love football as much, 'cuz boy it hurts when you lose. Or tie. However, I can't let myself get all tied up (see what I did there?) in a football game- because the rest of my weekend was pretty fantastic. Especially Saturday; I'm pretty sure I said to Jared a thousand times, "I love this day!" Here are a few things in life that are okay when they tie:

Steak + Asparagus
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Jared and I were craving a good steak dinner and while we were tempted to go out, we knew we could make something pretty tasty at home for probably half the cost. This delicious - so delicious! - dinner only cost us $14 total! 

Fall Decor + Fall Candles
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Both are vital to this time of year! With our free day Saturday we let ourselves take our "annual" trip to Hobby Lobby and buy one new thing for our fall collection. While I wanted everything that store sells, we settled on a cute table runner with a fun pattern! It looks perfect with our other decorations and the fall candles that are burning constantly in our home.

Pinecones + Pumpkins
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Again- vital items to the fall season. You can never have enough of either! I've got them in multiple vases throughout the house and they just add a touch of seasonal fun to every room they're in.

Being Silly + Being Sweet

I'm so thankful I've got a fun husband who loves to have a good time and isn't ashamed to act like a big kid with me sometimes. We totally spent Saturday night playing Mario Kart Wii and I wouldn't have it any other way. Except maybe I wish I would have beat Jared more than once- I've got some practice to do! ;) And at the same time, Jared is such a romantic and does the little things that always mean the most to me. Packing my lunch before a long day at work, making sure my car has gas in it so I wouldn't have to fill it up myself at 7am and sending me sweet texts to get me through my days. I'm one lucky girl, that's for sure. He treats me like gold, even when I don't deserve it.

So just to summarize what we've learned today. Football should never, ever end in a tie...  but I'm definitely okay when the good things in life tie. What about you?

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22 comments

  1. You are so cute :) It's a good thing I don't care as much about sports (it depends on the moment and the mood I'm in, ha!) because I'm ULTRA competitive and a sore loser! So I pretty much have to give myself some space because if I get too caught up? It's not a pretty site for me or anyone around me, ha!
    You two are sooooo cute! I love that your Saturday night was spent playing Mario Kart! I love when we randomly pull out the wii and have some fun!

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  2. That tie feels like a loss. I think it's CRAZY the NFL allows a tie to even exist!!! But whatever, life is too good to be hung up in a game ;) love and miss you!!!!

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  3. That game was a heartbreaker!!! Totally with you- tie=loss

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  4. The football game was craaaazy!

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  5. I don't follow football but I had no idea that a tie could even happen! That's weird.
    Your Mario Kart Saturday night sounds totally perfect tbh.

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  6. Sorry about that tie :( That just sounds so weird for a football game....though I'm used to ties as a soccer fan haha. You and Jared are so sweet!! :) Peter would kick my butt in Mario Kart too...it's just something with boys and video games!

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  7. Awww what a fun weekend. We love cooking steaks at home, they often come out better than expected. Woohoo for adding fall decor to the home, sounds so cheery and festive.

    your relationship is so sweet!!! What a great guy!

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  8. Ok, I did not even know there could be such a thing as a tie in NFL! What the heck?? How unsatisfying! I LOVE football, but I too sometimes wish I didn't care because when your team isn't doing well it's painful to watch!

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  9. A professional game should not end in a tie, seems wrong. I guess a tie is better than a loss for anyone but who doesn't want a win! Good game yesterday!

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  10. My mouth is watering!! That steak looks delicious!! I found you through Bella's link up! SO fun!!

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  11. I've been craving asparagus lately but it hasn't been on sale in weeks! Steak & asparagus is a perfect combination!

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  12. Sounds like a perfect Saturday to me! I love steak & asparagus, very complementary!

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  13. That was SUCH a crazy game! I still can't believe that last field goal attempt. That should not have been a tie game :/

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  14. Your steak and asparagus look delicious! And I love pine cones in the house for fall and winter! I like that you can decorate with them or scent them so they smell wonderful while looking pretty! And then you can toss some glitter on them at Christmas time and call it Christmas decor!

    My husband and I played Mario Kart this weekend too!

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  15. You know I had no idea football could end in a tie. For some reason I thought they would just keep playing overtime until someone won...I had no idea...I clearly don't watch enough...any football, haha!

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  16. Ha!! You two are toooooo cute!! And loving your fall decor...that def makes up for the tie!! :) And honestly, I had NO CLUE football could end in a tie! What?!?

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  17. I just don't understand the tie thing either!! I mean, why not at least do one more overtime? Ugh so weird. I was rooting for your Bengals too :/

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  18. I thought of you yesterday when I was watching the end of that game. Ugh. Yea, ties suck & I think that the NFL should do just as they do in MLB, play until one of the damn teams win. But that's just me. :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  19. It should never end in a tie.......or in by losing by a field goal in the last 10 seconds....... *shakes head*

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  20. I didn't realize an NFL game could end in a tie - you learn something new everyday!

    I usually want one of everything when I go in Hobby Lobby too - unfortunately my budget doesn't allow for that (whomp whomp)

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  21. I totally agree about ties in the NFL. What. the. heck?! That game was so frustrating. I keep reminding myself that a tie isn't a loss, but it totally feels like one, right? That steak and asparagus looks absolutely amazing. Classy, at-home dinner for the win!

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