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post #32 - F5: Beer, Dips, Sundresses, Cornhole, & Friends!

30 August 2013

Five on Friday, First Week of Football Edition!

Y'all. This has been such a busy week! I have blogged exactly 0 times since last Friday. I've been slammed at work (yup, week 2, but glad to be busy) and have been getting prepared for the fun weekend ahead! The Clemson Tigers have their first home game this weekend against the Georgia Bulldogs. ESPN GameDay will be in TigerTown and I'll be up bright and early, celebrating hard!

So. stinkin. excited. for:

1. Beer
I've been on a fall beer kick already. Last weekend, I tried Pumpking for the first time at the recommendation of one of my bffs. While it was expensive ($7 for a double bottle, holy yikes), it was extra delicious. I also picked up a few Fat Tire Pumpkicks at the recommendation of the beer guy at Publix. It's lighter than some seasonal beers, and has hints of cranberry and spices. Yumyumyum. Give it a try, I bet you'll love it. We'll start with a few "nice" beers, but quickly move to Bud Light. You win some, you lose some.

2. Buffalo Chicken Dip & Funfetti Dip
Yep, after all of the fun appetizers that I posted last week, I settled on two things I've made before. I decided this game was not a time for experiments (some serious, serious tailgating is expected to occur), so I went back to old faithful.

3. Sundresses
There is no better purchase than a wonderful orange gameday dress. Fact.

{lilly pulitzer callista dress} [buy it here]

I die. But really, I die. This dress. Gimme.
{milly gustavia cotton & silk halter dress} [buy it here]

{french connection maxi pleat dress} [buy it here]

4. Cornhole
Self explaining. Nothing like a little game before the game. Can anyone explain why this game is so addicting? This was Jordan's big Christmas gift last year and I know these boards will get lots of use this weekend.

5. Friends
Ready to SQUEEZE these people! We usually spend Saturdays tailgate hopping to see everyone. I'm also thankful for a night game so it will be a little easier to make our rounds.

...and of course, can't wait to play with the cutest Tiger niece!

We'll come home Sunday and take it easy on Monday. I think we'll need some Labor Day recovery. Hope you're as excited about your weekend plans as I am!

In other news, two sweet bloggers, Carolina Belle & From Mississippi With Love have nominated me for a Liebster Award! This is a fun blog post where you answer some random questions about yourself. It's a way for new bloggers who are just getting started to let others find out a little more about you and discover other new blogs! I'll be doing this post next week, so get ready for my silly answers! Hints - when I was little I wanted to be a singer (and actress and doctor and probably a princess). And is my favorite current song still allowed to be Blurred Lines after what Miley pulled? It's just so catchy...

This week I passed 100 followers on my Facebook page! Yay! Are you following Makeshift Margaritas yet? Follow on Bloglovin or Instagram, too!

Happy weekend!!
xo - morgan


  1. Love the cornhole game! I have no idea why--it's so simply but it IS addicting! I've also been dying to make that funfetti dip!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Love pumpkin beer!! And cornhole, and that Lily dress!! Have a great weekend, I hope y'all beat the Bulldogs!! :)

  3. I found you on the link up for High Five for Friday. I love pumpkin beer and I am making buffalo chicken dip as I type this (well, not technically at the same time). It's become a staple for my fiance and all his friends since I made it for the Super Bowl (it was always a staple in my family). I will have to try the funfetti dip, it looks tasty!

  4. love this post! so similar to mine today- football on my mind! have a fun weekend!!

  5. So how's about I come over, we have some Pumpkin beer and BOTH of those appetizers. YUM YUM YUM

  6. Love the fall and everything that comes with it! Especially the football and buffalo chicken dip! So glad you linked up again with Friday Favorites! I love being the co-host and so excited to meet new bloggers! You can see my blog here:

  7. Pumpkin beer = fantastic... Have you tried peach beer? Pretty amazing as well!

  8. Sierra Nevada Tumbler is my favorite fall beer. Stores start carrying it in late August and by October it's nearly impossible to find.

    I'm getting pumped about football tomorrow too!

  9. Dropping in from the Five on Friday link up! I have a friend who is obsessed with pumpkin beer! I haven't tried it yet but I hear it's amazing. Those dips look delicious!

  10. Hey Morgan! Just wanted to swing by and see how you're doing and officially let you know that I nominated you for The Liebster Award! Head over to my site @ to read all about it and "accept" it if you're interested.

  11. my university didn't have a big football program, but I still love that college football feels like the kick-off to fall. so happy to have you for Friday's Fancies :) I hope you'll link up again soon! hope your weekend is going well! xoxo {av}

  12. So excited for pumpkin beer! Can't wait to read your liebster award!

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