Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Controversial Subject “Warning”!

I usually don’t post about controversial subjects on my blog.


(not controversial…the fox we saw at the State Park last weekend)

I don’t discuss politics….I pray for our country and our leaders.

I don’t mention religion even though I have strong beliefs…I pray every day.

But I just have to mix it up just a little on my blog today and say….


I even looked up the correct spelling of this phrase.

Here’s the definition in the Urban Dictionary,

1. how bout them cowboys?!

“What Dallas Cowboys fans say after the Cowboys win a game, make the playoffs, win the superbowl, or especially beat them Eagles.”

So now look what I MADE!!!


Throw pillows for our recliners!

(I bought 3 panels for 25 cents at the thrift store)


Now we can recline in comfort while we watch the games. Well, actually I jump up and down quite a bit when I watch. How could you raise four sons in Texas without being a big fan? I’ve been a Cowboy fan since the ‘60s….WOW! That dates me! haha


(one more fox photo, he’s cute and NOT controversial!)

I’m joining Thrifty Things Friday!

Also Katherine’s Corner,

Ivy and Elephants and

Jann for Share Your Cup

and Home Sweet Home.

So I know this is going to touch some nerves and raise some controversy. But go ahead and comment!

Tell me if you like football as much as I do and what team you root for. I won’t hold it against you….I promise! And you never know….maybe I’ll make some more ‘team pillows’!


Joyce Mayer said...

Oh, Miss Lavender Dreams, your posts are always warm and friendly. So what if you talk about your favorite football team, it makes life interesting and fun.

We aren't football fans here, and that's okay, there are lots of other sports that we like.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence ♥

Love the pictures of Foxy.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

We are total football freaks in our house. Our days and nights revolve around the NFL. My team allegiance floats depending on the quarterback and coaches. This year - it's all Peyton Manning and Denver!!

Jane and Chris said...

*whipsers* hate it.
(sneaks off unnoticed).
Jane x

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, you're so funny. I can't imagine football being controversial, but maybe I don't know the right people! I'm not a huge fan, but have thought that someday I might enjoy getting into it. Have a blessed day, dear friend! Twyla

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Haha - you gave me a chuckle - I'm glad your Boys are doing well.

Stacey said...

Another Dallas Cowboys fan here!! And Texas Aggies. :)

Kathy said...

I am a dyed in the wool Seattle Seahawks fan since they joined the league as an expansion team in 1977 but I certainly do cheer your great thrift find!

Susie said...

I like college ball better than pros. But this is about the grandson Korey has loved them since he was about 5. Once he conned papaw Teddy into buying him an Emmett Kelly trashcan($8.00) Korey had 5 dollars and need a bit more.Ted mentioned that to Korey when he was home touched our hearts when Korey said, "I still have that trashcan !!" Korey's 25 now.
Love your bargain pillows.what a deal. I let Ted read your post yesterday...he says thank you so much and your followers for the kind words. xoxo,Susie

Hartwood Roses said...

Love football!!! Sunday, Monday, and Thursday are football days here in Hartwood. I will say that I'm a bit disappointed with your choice of team, said the rabid Redskins fan ... just kidding. Anyone who roots for their team, no matter what team, is a football friend of mine!

How do you feel about hockey? That's my second favorite sport.

Linda H said...

Sorry, not a football fan, but I do like your beautiful fox! My grandfather was a fox rancher in his early days (the 40's)...

Karen said...

LOL... I knew it wouldn't be a serious controversy. Wise woman :-)

My husband loves the cowboys, has since he was a boy. I am a Patriots fan. And so it goes....

Pamelyn said...

I live in the South where college football rules! My favorite ... the Georgia Bulldogs...GO DAWGS!

Jeanne said...

Duh Bears!!
Dallas is a fun team to watch though

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Ha! My brother would LOVE your pillow! On the other hand, my hubby is a Redskins fan!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

I had to laugh when I realized your "controversial" subject was football. I was expecting animal rights or some deep thing. HA! Love it!

Girl, I'm from Texas (since 1969) but have never been a Cowboy's fan. Being from Houston, you can understand that. We first had the Houston Oilers, which are now the Tennessee Titans, and now we have the Texans, which are starting to really embarrass us every week. But ... we're still fans of the team, just not fans of the coach, nor a few of the players.

Love your pillow, by the way.

cucki said...

i love your post so much :)
sweet hugs x

MarmePurl said...

I loved football when all my boys played during their HS days, but not so much these days. Nowadays, I follow hockey a bit too much.
Hmmmm...could it be that this old docile woman has a secret thing for big hits?!

ann said...

You know we'll what they say about politics and religion, but it seems that football has found it's way, too. Here it's all about the Broncos.

Vee said...

Unless we're talking New England Patriots, I don't have much of a clue. And, who am I kidding? Unless the Pats are in the playoffs, I still don't have a clue. I'm just happy that you're happy! Love the pillow. Cute little fox...we just had a rabid fox in our neighborhood...that's another subject altogether. Keep having fun!

Incipient Wings said...

Yay! The fox is here:)
Cute photo..
I used to watch football all the time
There was even a particular pair of
Shoes I wouldn't wear on Sundays
Or some Monday nights..
They were cursed I tell you!
I was even lucky enough to travel
To see a home game.. And my team won!!

I don't know what happened though.
Still root for the team but don't ever watch anymore:(
I can tell you though
Watching them go to the Super Bowl
Back to back was awesome!

Your pillow is great⭐

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You crack me up Sis! Oh my, so funny and SO controversial! I do watch football but seem to be more into college ball since living in Athens home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs! I sometimes watch the Falcons but have never been a huge fan! Enjoy those pillows!

Diane said...

Cute pillows-- great price too! Very handsome fox I might add.

Noelle the dreamer said...

Love the fox shot, great 25 cents finds at the Charity shoppe and no, no football fans here!
Football (Soccer!), Cricket or Reggatas are the only sports we are familiar with!

Melody Brown said...

Welcome to the Bengal Nation
...Who Dey... Who Dey...Whe Dey Thinks Gonna Beat Dem Bengal's!!!!
That's the roar of our Bengals Football Teamhere in Cincinnati, Ohio...They began the same time as the Cowboys...69...we were 9 that makes me feel real old now...thanks a lot 8/

Olive said...

You are too funny. Football in the South is not that controversial. We do not follow sports which is decidedly not southern. But it's true:}

PatC - All is Bright said...

I had to stop and comment. No wonder I like you so much! Yea Dallas Cowboys! Love your pillows. Even though I love my "cowboys" I do have a respect for all other teams. That's why I love this country. We can choice our favorite team to root for.

Have a wonderful week and "go cowboys"


DearHelenHartman said...

I thought you meant my Oklahoma State Cowboys! Hmmm, I guess it's okay since you have been a fan since before you were born (the 60s? you can't have been around back then with the dinosaurs and all!).

Joyce Olson said...

Love my Texas-except in July and August! Been here since the mid 80's! Go Cowboys-love,love your pillows-but I love your fox critters more!

Susan said...

My hubby is a Redskin fan (he's from the Washington DC area), but I don't care. Glad they brought you happiness with a win. XOXO


I rarely ever watch a football game... I know this not American.LOL Love your wee collection of Autumn foxes.. and how very special to receive such lovely gifts from your dear friend. Hugs Judy

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

LOL are too funny.

Love the fox!!!!!!!:):) AND your sense of humor :)

Grandma Kc said...

While I am not a sports fan -- all you here about in southern California right now is the Dodgers! Go Dodgers Blue!

NanaDiana said...

WBO are the Cowboys? (snicker) The ONLY team I know about is the Green Bay Packers!!!! xo Diana

Anonymous said...

I'm not much of a fan but I do love your pillows. You are so talented and quick, too!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Hey you are getting pretty controversial lol! Nope, I am not a football fan at all, but I get cheering for the hometown team! Wish you lived just a little closer to Orlando, I know you would love the Fancy Flea and I would love to meet you!


Cranberry Morning said...

Cute pillows, Diane! And I haven't any team of any kind. When I was a teen, I was crazy about baseball and could have told you the batting averages of many players!

That fox looks like the one I saw the other day. And from a distance, it looked like a tiny horse - until I got right up to it, slowed way down, and waited for it to finally dart across the road into the ditch. :-)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

This post was funny! I never thought sport teams likened to politics. :)
But I guess it does for people who love their teams.

scott7258 said...

Go Cowboys and Texas Burnt Orange Longhorns!!! Your pillows are great! Mary, Dallas resident since 1961 & UT alumnus

Danice said...

Yes, Diane, I also try to not mention religion or politics either. NFL football, I really don't have a favorite team. As far as NCAA football, though, I do root for and even sometimes do mention my own alma mater: Ole Miss (University of Mississippi). 'Love the fox photos :)

Danice said...

Oh goodness, 'forgot to say how pretty your Dallas Cowboys pillows are. And what a great bargain on the fabric :)

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Diane, Well, I read your first paragraph and I thought, oh dear, are foxes controversial in America....are they a problem.... and then I thought Cowboys.....what harm can Cowboys do.....remember I am from England so I was thinking John Wayne cowboys and then I realised you were talking about a football team and you made me laugh.
We are supporters of Newcastle United as George is a Geordie (from Newcastle) he wears the shirts, he has the hat and scarf... he just loves Newcastle United.
Thank you for putting a smile on my face..... oh yes, before I go, the pillows are fabulous.
Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

We don't have foxes in NZ so I'm fascinated seeing your great photos.
Glad you enjoy your football D!!!
Have happy weekend and I hope you get a good result!

Musings from Kim K. said...

We can always hope that the Detroit Lions actually produce a win, but we aren't much of a football family. Baseball and Hockey....that's a different story! HUGS!

Perfectly Printed said...

A gentleman I work with would love, love a pillow like that!! I love my Ducks and my Giants!! San Francisco Giants that is!! Have a great football weekend!!

Kat Griffin said...

How about 'dem Packers ! Yes, I grew up in Wisconsin, you guessed it! Love your pillows and I love the fox . Foxes are foxy and cute not sneaky...just sly and foxy yea, that's right. Im a book reader too just read a good one with my church book club friends called "Orphan Train" by C B Kline. I like the historical fiction stuff "Kitchen House is also one I loved reading and "A White Wind Blew " super good read.

Kat Griffin said...

Oh yea , I forgot to ask you..."What does the fox say?...(if this puzzles anyone google it and watch the video.)

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Nice fox pictures! I cant believe you can see foxes in a park! Here wild animals never come to people, they live far away in the forest. I love the pillows you made! Very nice! :)

Montanagirl said...

First I want to thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments. I thought I'd pop over and see yours. I like! I'm going to sign on to follow. Glad you enjoyed my photography...I think your blog will be a fun one to tag along with!

Katherines Corner said...

rats can't show this post to my hubby, giggle. So happy you shared this at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop last week. Hope to see you link up again this week! ♥

Jann Olson said...

All my boys and hubby are big football fans. Really, bit sports fans. I usually craft while they watch. lol! I can just see you jumping up and down. It makes me smile. I did plenty of jumping up and down when I was a cheerleader in high school. Now I would probably piddle my britches. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.