Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Tastes Better in a Mason Jar

Nothing feels more like summer than sipping a refreshing drink from a mason jar. People do all kinds of cool things with mason jars besides drink from them, but this involves some DIY skills. If you're like me, my DIY IQ depends on the day and whether I feel like making a mess I then have to clean up. That's why I squealed when I discovered these cool sports team mason jars that come just how I want them -- perfect, awesome looking and ready to use!

Tampa Bay Rays MLB Mason Jar
Tampa Bay Rays MLB Mason Jar

They're available in MLB, NFL and NCAA teams, so you can pick one up for yourself and your favorite lounging buddy. View the full selection online at Sports Fan Merch.

What's your favorite drink to enjoy from a mason jar?


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Monday, June 8, 2015

Rooms To Go's Team Furniture Makes Me Want to Be a Kid Again

I've been shopping for new furniture recently, so I've been paying extra attention to furniture ads on TV. You can imagine how excited I got when I saw that Rooms To Go is selling NFL and NCAA bedroom furniture for Kids & Teens. It makes me wish I had a little boy or girl's room to decorate!

If you're thinking about redoing your little sports fan's bedroom or playroom, I highly recommend checking out Rooms To Go. The full collections are listed under "Boys' Rooms" on their website (ahem, girls like sports, too!) and some pieces are adorned with select NFL and college team logos. I especially love thoughtful details like the subtle football design on the drawers and the NFL football drawer pulls! Plus, these sets have a classic look and feel, so they can grow with kids through childhood and well into their teen years.

Here's a quick preview of my favorite pieces from Rooms To Go's NFL and NCAA collections:

What do you think of Rooms To Go's NFL and NCAA kids furniture?


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

10 Cool Gifts for Guys

Father's Day (coming up on June 21!), birthdays, anniversaries, engagements -- just name the holiday and I'll show you a woman stressing over the perfect gift to impress her favorite guy. If he's a sports fan, your life just got a little easier because I have a rundown of the coolest gifts for guys right now. All you have to do is decide, click and buy. If only everything about men were that simple... ;)

Gifts for men

House Divided Fire Pit   |   Sport Shelving   |   Bag   |   Man Crate

Which gift would your favorite guy love most?


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Monday, May 18, 2015

Vintage Sports Pillows for the Nostalgic Fan

The Mad Men series finale has me feeling a little melancholic (and wishing I could go back in time to be best friends with Joan and Peggy). One of the reasons the show is so beloved is that while it literally took us back to one of America's most fascinating eras, it showed how some things really haven't changed.

Mad Men was my weekly does of nostalgia, but now that it's over, it made me wonder, how could I incorporate a touch of the past into everyday life? Vintage sports pillows, of course! I discovered quite a few, stylish pillows that would look great in a den, office or family room. You could even swap them out as the seasons change. They're a subtle way to celebrate your favorite sport and give a chic nod to the past.

Here's a collection of my favorite vintage sports pillows:

vintage sports pillows

Which vintage sports pillow is your favorite?


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Monday, May 4, 2015

Giveaway: Minimalist Art for Sports Fans

When I first stumbled across S. Preston's website, my first thought was: Wow, I've never seen anything like this. My second thought was: Do I have a free wall for one of these?! S. Preston is a graphic designer and digital artist, who combined his passion for sports and design to create striking minimalist artwork unlike anything you've seen before. Each piece is a conversation starter and a playful yet refined addition to any fan cave, office or family room.

Here are a few of my favorites from his collection:

Nationals Park artwork
Nationals Park

Rose Bowl art
Rose Bowl

Lambeau Field art
Lambeau Field

Yankee Stadium art
Yankee Stadium

If you're looking for a last-minute Mother's Day gift or planning ahead for Father's Day, consider getting one of these unique prints for sports fan Mom or Dad. TSR readers can take advantage of free shipping with code THESTYLEREF (valid through Friday, May 8).

Giveaway Alert! On top of that, S. Preston is giving away one 8.5" x 11" print from his collection right here on The Style Ref. Here’s how to enter:
  1. Subscribe. If you haven’t already, sign up for TSR's mailing list. You'll be first to hear about new posts and exclusive giveaways like this one!

  2. Leave a comment below telling me the name of your favorite stadium. Make sure to include your Twitter or Instagram handle (so I can contact you if you’re the lucky winner!).

  3. Wait! I'll announce the winner in one week on Monday, May 11. Good luck! 
Update: The winner is Lora! Congratulations!

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