The Tailgate Life

Tailgate DIY: Vintage Baseball Sweater

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Tailgate DIY: Vintage Baseball Sweater

Tailgate DIY: Vintage Baseball Sweater If you love baseball like I love baseball, then you've certainly seen images of baseball players from the early 1900s wearing kick-ass team sweaters.  I'm not talking sweatshirts, but hand-knitted sweaters in their team colours with their logo on one side and usually a shawl collar.   Not sure what I'm talking about? Check it:     Beautiful, right?!?!  There have been a few brands that have made similar sweaters in the past (Mitchell and Ness, HillFlint, etc.) but nothing in current production.   So I thought instead of waiting for a brand to bring these back to life...

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Tailgate DIY: T-shirt Bag

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Tailgate DIY: T-shirt Bag

If you're like me, you have a million t-shirts stored away that you never wear but don't have the heart to get rid of.  Whether these tees are from a vacation you took, ballgame you attended, concert you rocked out to or your first 5k race, these tees represent different memories.  So what do you do with them? Make something out of them that you can use in everyday life, of course!  I decided to turn some of my old tees into re-useable shopping bags!

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Tailgate Food + Drink: Tater Tot Casserole

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Tailgate Food + Drink: Tater Tot Casserole
This Tater Tot Casserole is perfect for hosting, say, a Super Bowl party! In fact, you could even have some of this ready to go in advance and then toss it in the oven right before game time.

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Tailgate DIY: Kid's Bullpen Cart

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Tailgate DIY: Kid's Bullpen Cart

MLB finally brought back the infamous and quirky bullpen carts last year.  Although they had been missing from the game for several years, we couldn't get them out of our heads!  Sooooo....we came up with a little DIY to make a bullpen cart for kids. It's pretty simple - find/use an older Little Tykes Cozy Coupe Car.  In the spring, you'll probably find loads at local garage sales, thrift shops or online secondhand platforms (eg. Kijiji).    Step 1: Clean Your Car! Give that little hot rod a good scrub at the backyard car wash!  Peel off any stickers that may...

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Tailgate Food + Drink: Hot Apple Cider

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Tailgate Food + Drink: Hot Apple Cider

Did you visit us at the recent Light Up Okotoks event and taste our delicious, homemade Hot Apple Cider?  As promised, we're sharing our not so secret recipe!  Even if you didn't swing by for a taste-test, we promise you will LOVE this cider.  Best of all, it's pretty easy to make! 1. I like to mix my apples so I used both granny smith apples and ambrosia.  Granny smith's aren't as sweet so you can better control the sweetness when making cider 2. Cut apples into quarters and then halve again.  YES leave the skins on - there's so much flavour in...

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