Golf themed 1st Birthday Party

golf birthday partyThe ‘Brody’ sign I made for his big day.

Golf party birthday gifts

Our little man had a great first birthday.  We gave him his first set of (Nike) golf clubs with matching bag.  He also got a personalized golf towel and personalized golf balls.  His Nanni and Bobbo (or Grandma and Grandpa to most kids 🙂 got him his first golf cart.

golf themed cake

I wanted his cake to have a simple clean fondant look but not the fondant taste so we opted for whipped cream.

I think it was a hit!

golf favors

For the favors we went with a little golf set for each little guest.  Unfortunately we had to cancel the party because of the crazy blizzard that day.  But Brody’s Godmother, Aunt Kellie and his cousin, Lincoln still came out!  Brody still had a great 1st birthday considering the circumstances.

For the food we choose to go with food that you would see at the turn on the golf course.  Hot dogs, burgers, little bags of chips, and Gatorade.  Brody’s Bobbo was sweet enough to still grill out during the blizzard.  Now that’s love!

too much cake!

Big day for the little man!

Brody is now 3 years old and loves to “hit balls” with his Daddy.  He still loves his golf cart and golf clubs.

GGBlue

GGBLUEGGBlue has a lot of the typical golf shirts you see most places, but some of the shirts have small details that make them unique.  For example, the white and gray long sleeved Andi shirt, pictured above.  The oversized buttons on the shirt gives it just enough character to make it different.  With washing instructions of hand wash and line dry, I am going to have to watch it carefully, I have long arms so I could easily shrink this shirt and the sleeves will be too short.  So if you’re anything like me, tread carefully.

I got the Shana Skort and Cool Skort too (also pictured.)  When I put the Shana Skort on the first thing I thought is that it is SO comfy!!  My second observation is that it’s a little see-thru unfortunately but it does have shorts underneath so I’m not too concerned.  I think they just tried to keep it as light weight as possible for those hot days.  I love the bright colors they used on this skort.  The Cool Skort has some nice features so that it’s not your typical black skort.  It has some pleats at the bottom and nice details on the pockets.  Not over the top but just enough different elements to step apart from the crowd.

Now, to my absolute favorite piece I received… the blue Cowl Hoody.  This piece shows me what GGBlue is truly capable of and I’m excited about it!  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for them in the future, hopefully more fun pieces like this one.  There are two changes I would like to see on this to make it even better.  First, I would like a tagless tag in the shirt.  As I wore it the tag kept sneaking out.  To me that’s like leaving your fly down or not shutting your gas tank door once you’re done filling up.  Second, I would love to have the sleeves a little longer to allow room for thumb holes.  The movement while I wore this hoody was so great.  So many golf clothes are so predictable.  The Cowl Hoody is anything but predictable.  Way to go, GGBlue!  I also really want the Pricilla Jacket.  I have a sense that my feelings about the Cowl Hoody would be about the same with this jacket.

If you’re looking for a company with some exciting items, give GGBlue a try.  You can buy right on their website (meaning you don’t have to search out a pro shop that carries them!)  Just be careful with laundering t heir items, we wouldn’t want to ruin them after just one wear!

Oh!  One more thing!  The clothes are soft and it’s all super comfy!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Milk chocolate kisses
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  In a large bowl beat shortening and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.  Add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.  Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla.  Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer.  Stir in any remaining flour.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll balls in the 1/4 cup granulated sugar.  Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned.  Immediately press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie.  ***I put the kiss upside down so it creates a little filling in the cookie and is easier to eat.***  

TO STORE:  Place in layers separated by waxed paper in an airtight container; cover.  Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Recipe says it will make 54 cookies, but I usually get about 40 out of it.  For more cookie (or golf) ideas you can follow me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/golfwithstyle/.

Antigua, Corporate Golf

I recently got two shirts, a pair of capris, and a skort from Antigua.  The items are from their Performance-72 line, meaning it’s all wash and wear (SCORE!) and is going to keep you as dry as possible on hot days because the fabric is moisture wicking.

Antigua is one of the leading companies in corporate sales and I can clearly see why.  The styles are clean and simple.  Buying uniforms or tournament gifts for others is hard!  You never know what their style is going to be.  With these shirts, they’re so simple that you can’t really go wrong.

And for the companies that want to use Antigua for uniforms, go for it!  With the tech fabric, you don’t have to worry about your staff showing up in a wrinkled shirt and pants.  Wash and dry the clothes and they are good to go.

Unfortunately for me, the clothes I got were too big on me.  They don’t carry “XS” so for the smaller ladies, we’re going to have to wear the small and have it a little big.  I do wish I would have gotten a couple of their funkier shirts, as you’ve probably noticed by now, I like things that are a little more out of the box.  For more information on Antigua go to http://www.antigua.com/.  For more golf related pictures, products, and ideas you can follow me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/golfwithstyle/.

And a special thank you to my 2 1/2 year old son, Brody for taking the pictures for this post!

Golf Inspired Everyday Wear

Golf Inspired Everyday Wear

As I mentioned in my post “Golfing in Style,” I eat, sleep and breath golf.  With that said, golf apparel tends to influence the way I dress when I’m not on the course.  I found these amazing Cole Haan shoes and immediately knew what my next post should and would be about!  And I loved them all so much; I couldn’t pick just one color in each style.  I would like one of each, please!  On top of the gorgeous design and fun trendy colors… they’re Cole Haan!  Which means:  they have Nike’s ultra-lightweight Lunarlon cushioning system!  Yep, there you have it, they’re fabulous AND comfortable!  Are these shoes not perfect?!

I promise you, I’ll be talking about more golf inspired apparel in the future, not just shoes!  Shoes just have that special place in my heart so I thought it was a great place to start!

If you like them for yourself head over to colehaan.com and get a pair (or three.)  For more golf related pictures, products, and ideas you can follow me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/golfwithstyle/.

End of the Summer Golf Outfit

Late Summer Golf Style

By the end of summer I’m sick of shorts and skirts and I’m ready to start wearing capris and pants as soon as possible… BUT… when I saw these shorts, I decided I can wear them for a little while longer if it means getting to sport these great Lija shorts!  So here’s my ideal end of the summer outfit.  Day by day it’s getting a bit cooler so we can get away with the Lija short sleeved shirt.

Then add some fun accessories.  I like the white sports watch by Oregon Scientific, G-Fore glove with just a touch of pink, fabulous F Troupe shoes, Swarovski Crystal golf ball earrings for a bit of sparkle, and Foldable Ray Ban sunglasses that you can throw in your golf bag or purse and not have to worry about.  Then of course, in my opinion you can never go wrong with the always on trend Ogio golf bag.

Now.  If anyone would like to buy me this outfit, I’ll send you my shipping address.  😉  For more golf related pictures, products, and ideas you can follow me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/golfwithstyle/.

Golf With Style

Welcome to golfwithstyle.me!  My name is Kimberly and along with my husband and son, we eat, sleep, and breath golf.  I could and probably should get into my background more, but I’m sure that will come in time.  I’ve been in the golf industry for the past 10 years.  And let me just say, I’ve seen some lame clothes come and go in my time on the course.

Golf fashion has made a 360 degree turn over the last 10 years.  My husband has been gracious enough to let me use his High School golf picture as an example of how far we’ve come and a picture taken just a couple weeks ago.  Notice his pleated pants and baggy shirt!  My oh my we’ve come so far!  It’s not just how good can you play but how well dressed you are.  Clothing companies are stepping out of the norm and providing styles that appeal to everyone.  And I’m excited about it!  You’re now free to express yourself with your fashion style on the golf course.

Social media sites like Pinterest give you the ability to create a vision board of exactly what you want and how you’d like to see yourself dress (along with a lot of other things.)  You can basically have your own personal closet or even wishlist online. Pinterest has grown to be one of the most popular sites providing people with a fresh start.  To follow us on Pinterest, you can follow http://pinterest.com/golfwithstyle/ and http://pinterest.com/golfwithgreg.

On my online personal golf closet you will find some of the new rising clothing and shoe companies in golf and how the big companies are staying ahead of the trend.  Some companies to keep an eye out for are Kikkor Golf, Travis Matthew, Nike Golf, Puma Golf, and many more.  I’d love to hear about your amazing golf fashion finds too, so if know of a company you think I should watch, let me know!

Each week I will provide a featured company and how they are great.  The products they provide and their specific style.  I will give suggestions on how to pair certain items without it looking ‘wrong,’  but oh so right!  Golf has been about letting your clubs do the talking but I think it’s time we let your style showcase your game.  For more golf related pictures, products, and ideas you can follow me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/golfwithstyle/.