The Swamp

28 days. That is how long we have before the greatest sport on the planet begins again. I have loved the Florida Gators since the day I was born. I can remember the excitement I would have on Saturdays to sit and watch games with my dad. I remember being heart broken when we would lose a big game, and I remember the pure excitement I felt when we won the National Championship in 1996 (and Danny Wuerffel became my first love).  My love and loyalty to the Gators grew when I attended college there. I never missed a home game, and I never left a game early. It was one of the greatest times in history to attend UF, as we won 2 basketball and 1 football National Championship during my time there (and another in football the next year). When I moved to Atlanta after college, I imagined decorating my entire apartment in orange and blue(which sounds incredibly awesome and disgusting at the same time). Needless to say, the orange and blue decor did not happen. Now that I have a house of my own, I have really started to consider what a little orange and blue would look like in the house….it would be done in a tasteful way of course. No Tim Tebow posters or murals of the stadium on the wall. I would also have to let my husband have an Alabama room, which almost makes me want to entirely drop the idea of an orange and blue room just so I don’t have to stare at framed pictures of Bear Bryant all day as if he were an immediate family member.  All joking aside, I would love a feminine, tasteful orange and blue room in my next house. Here are some pretty, fun examples of great Gator rooms!

image – in style home – fall/winter 2007 issue

image from decor pad; love the patterns and headboard

 Source: Miles Redd on Decor Pad; love the wall color and chair fabric.

 Source: Domino.mag

Pillow on Etsy. Clink on the picture to be directed to the shop.

Saw this on a great blog I follow called Aesthetic Oiseau. Click on the picture to see more of her blog!

 And let’s be honest…orange and blue is way cuter than this!




Happy almost football season! Hopefully it will be a much better year for the orange and blue:)
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  1. #1 • Nellie said on August 6 2012:

    Thanks for posting a picture of the coral chevron pillow from my Etsy shop (Etsy tells me where traffic comes from) 🙂

    I just read your “about me” section and saw that you’re a special ed teacher! I’m also an elementary special ed teacher 🙂 I’ve been teaching for 8 years, but I’m on maternity leave right now with my babes, Lil and Gaines, and I’ve been making pillows during nap time 🙂

    Your blog is so cute and you are so talented!!! I will keep checking back to get good ideas for my house!!


  2. #2 • admin said on August 9 2012:

    Hi Nellie!
    Thanks for checking out the blog and for your sweet comments. I love all of your pillows! My husband and I are looking at new houses now, and I would love to order a pillow from you once we get it all settled in! I am meeting my students for this year today, so I am excited! I am sure you know how that goes:) Have a great weekend and thanks again for looking! I will be sure to mention your store in posts as often as I can!