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Week 1: Clemson vs Kent State

Because it was the first game of the season, a noon game, and a game against a no-name team {Kent State}, my dad and Patrick decided to sit this one out. Totally ok with us! I love getting to road trip up to Clemson and spend the day with my mom in one of our favorite places.

First things first: check out our new parking lot with our brand new Swig wine tumblers.

As soon as I saw these, I knew that we had to have them for our Clemson tailgates. They come in a whole bunch of colors {orange, too!} and you can personalize them any way you want. I bought mine from this seller on Etsy - I highly recommend her! Her shop states that it takes 2-3 days for items to ship but when I told her I was hoping to have them for the first game, she had them ready to ship the day I purchased them.

Our new tailgate spot has us super close to downtown Clemson and Bowman Field... which will be great anytime that Game Day comes to town, on Homecoming, and on days when we want to do a little shopping. This past Saturday was a day that we wanted to do a little shopping... by a little, I mean I probably need to not shop again this football season. Oops.

{PS - any Clemson friends who wander by Bowman Field or downtown this season, we want to see you! Our new lot is Lot 25 and right next to the Alumni Center.}

While we did miss our favorite tailgate friends {they were both in a wedding... who gets married during football season anyway??} we did get to catch up with quite a few other friends.

... and then it was time for the most important part of the day: watching OUR defending National Champions run down the hill!


I've heard Death Valley be loud before but I've never heard it that loud for a noon game against a no-name team like Kent State. Never. I think everyone was incredibly excited to see Clemson take the field again after an amazing 2016 football season.

We made a short game out of things and headed out of the stadium at halftime to get back on the road down to Columbia. It was a great first game back in Clemson though! I'm so excited for this coming weekend.

Clemson vs Auburn at night under the lights in Death Valley.



  1. Those wine tumblers are so cute! Ah I am so glad football season is back!

  2. I love the wine tumblers!! They are adorable!! And football season is definitely the best! I can't wait to see you and Auburn go at it :)

  3. First of all, your outfit is just darling! I can't say I'm a huge football fan, but your enthusiasm is contagious...and obviously I need that wine tumbler! Wishing your team all the luck!


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