This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.  All opinions about the nuts and soccer are my own.


Let’s talk soccer here for a second.

Point blank.  It’s a “meh” for me.

I grew up playing basketball, softball, and running track and cross country.  I think I might have played one year of youth soccer – I vaguely remember seeing a picture at my mama’s house the last time I went through old pictures.  I guess since neither of my parent’s played, they didn’t encourage us to play.  (Isn’t that how it goes?  You might encourage a love of all sports but deep down inside you love seeing your little ones choose the sports you played.  Every time I see Henry run, I feel a little happy that he might take up running.  Time will tell.)

Anyway, Travis absolutely ADORES soccer.  Like adores!  Watching it, playing it….those are all the soccer verbs I can think of right now.  He told me that when the World Cup was on twelve years ago that he would get up at 2am every day just to watch the games.  That’s LOVE, you guys.  I get up to nurse a child and only because it shuts the crying up – I can’t imagine getting up in the middle of the night to watch soccer.

Blue Diamond sent us some of their almonds (whole natural and rosemary & black pepper) to party with this Summer.  Since we HAD to watch the World Cup finals, I figured this would be the perfect chance to share our bounty (aka create a situation that was fun for the girls.  Snacks and gossip with a side of soccer background noise).  I made a simple trail mix with the whole natural (equal parts almonds, craisins, crushed pretzel chips and white chocolate) and we paired the rosemary/black pepper with some good German beer.  You know…to show our support (and it worked!!).

Rah-rah soccer!  You’re still a “meh” for me.  Sorry.  But I’ll “watch” you for the snacks.












QUESTION:  Love soccer??  What’s your favorite sport to play?  To watch??


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  1. I enjoyed watching the World Cup, but lost interest after the US lost. I love to go to baseball games and I enjoy watching college football as well. I’m a sport junkie, so I can pretty much watch anything, but those are my favorites. :)

  2. I am copying your trail mix! I love everything in it – how did I never come up with it myself?! I LOVE playing soccer, but for some reason find it a little boring to watch. I’m one of those people that hops on the bandwagon for the World Cup though ;)

  3. OH I hear ya! My hubby played soccer from age of 5 through college :) though I know like it I don’t love it…luckily our friends who live 5 mins away always have us over for the World Cup games (or any other ‘big’ soccer games). I’m learning to love it but goodness the games are so long – I always think of other things I could be doing with that time too!