Sunday, September 19, 2010

Delightful Discoveries - Be A Sport 09.19.10

"Sports is life with the volume up. The friendships in sports are fused more tightly than in most other places. The laughter is louder, the jokes funnier, the pain sharper, the nights later, the lows lower. Athletics teach us that life, although unpredictable, is something we can deal with. A team nods when it wins and shrugs when it loses and wakes up to a new and different game each day."
— Mark Whicker, sports columnist

Sports have played an important part in my life... When I was young, there were the Cubs games I'd watch or listen to with my dad, the junior bowling leagues I belonged to, the school basketball games that I cheered for, the Black Hawk games I watched with my high school sweetheart, the tennis I'd play with my sister-in-law...and then came the countless hours I spent as an adult/wife/mom... and that I hope to once again enjoy as my grandkids grow old enough to become involved in sports. My kids' dad was a jock in high school, and even though he had to give up his beloved basketball and baseball due to health concerns, our kids were always participating in one sport or another. Baseball, football, bowling, basketball - I can remember weeks when we'd have 8 or 9 games to attend and schedules to make and treats to arrange. Not to mention all the games we'd watch on TV or attend in person. I think I like hockey and basketball games the best when it comes to actually being there, but I enjoy most sports. Must make up for my lack of prowess when it comes to participating!

So for those of you who love sports, or love someone who loves sports, this one's for you! Go Team :)

(l-r, top to bottom)

Soccer Mom Rhinestone T-shirt by FanAtHeart**
Golf Cart, Business Card Holder by Toys2Treasure
Basketball Desk Clock by artisanwoodcrafting
World's Best Coach Stamped Key Chain from RiskyBeads
Soccer Initial Phone Charm
from tantancharms
Baseball-Softball Vinyl Wall Decor by PictureItCreations
Personalized Ladies Mens Bowling Team Velour Towel target="blank" from Embroideryworld
Cleveland Browns Solar Light from LafesHiddenTreasures
Matted Customizable Sports Equipment Wall Art by SamanthaNowak
Beadline Firetiger 3Pk Fishing Lures from Luregasmic
Sports Fan NFL Football Tote Bag, Custom Made, You Pick Your Favorite Sports Team from KnitzyBlonde
TENNIS RACKET Necklace in Sterling Silver by DorotaJewelry
Formula 1 racing fan meerkat handknitted in custom colors from niftyknits
Beaded Backpack Charm Keychain Diaper Bag Tag Basketball from tantancharms

Tomorrow will be a puzzler... well, at least I'll be showcasing some great puzzles... but I do have a few open spots if you would like to share a puzzle from your shop or a favorite shop of yours, so please feel free to send them on over. Just click here for the submission form to e-mail me the link to the item page!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll hope to see you here tomorrow!

**designates an undiscovered or underdiscovered shop


niftyknits said...

Thank you! Did you know it's "Talk like a pirate" day today? It's also my wedding anniversary, so it's a great gift to be featured here - shiver me timbers matie!

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

So nice to catch the fall sports fever! Thank you for including our Cleveland Browns solar light.
Great blog!

Samantha Nowak said...

Whoot to sports! Thank you for including my customizable Sports Equipment wall art!

DorotaJewelry said...

Very nice blog. Thank you so much for including my "Tennis Racket" necklace :)

Sandie said...

Karen, thank you so much for featuring my NFL tote bag! I'm a huge football fan - I did a blog post about it today too. Like mind. :o)

Thanks again!


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