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Etsy Finds: “Friday Night Lights”

friday night lights poster (Image)

For some, football is all about the NFL on Monday nights, but, for this girl, it’s all about the lights on a Friday night. I’ve recently been binge-watching the first season of Friday Night Lights on Netflix, and I have to say I’m officially hooked. High drama and emotion beautifully shot against the backdrop of high-stakes Texas football, this show has a lot of heart. Unlike most teen shows, this one puts most of its focus on the incredible bonds that form between friends, family and teammates. Every character has a purpose and depth, and their journeys and experiences feel much closer to the realistic things we’ve all been through.

Since I’m currently obsessed with the show, I decided to check out Etsy and see if there were other  fans who loved it as much as I do. Etsy did not disappoint. Even though it went off the air in 2011, the love for Friday Night Lights, Coach Taylor, and Riggins, Saracen, and the rest of the players still lives on.

Want to show your Dillon Panthers pride? Check out these amazing products inspired by Friday Night Lights available exclusively on Etsy.

1. Tim Riggins Tote

Let the world know that Riggins has your heart.

tim riggins tote (Riggins Forever Tote, $15.00, WinonaForever)

2. Dillion Panthers Hoodie

Show some Panther pride.

dillon panthers hoodie (7 Dillon Panthers Hoodie, $24.99, Customtopshops)

3. Clear Eyes. Full Heart. Can’t Lose Hand-stamped Necklace or Bracelet

The perfect ways to remind yourself you can do anything if you just believe in yourself.

friday night lights necklace (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose Necklace, $20.00, PrettyLittleThingsKB)

friday night lights bracelet (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose Bracelet, $20.00, wishingwillowmetal)

4. Name Tee

Show some love to your favorite Texas guys.

friday night lights name tee (Friday Night Lights Names Tee, $25.00, MamaGlitter)

5. Inspirational Card Set

The Taylors always knew just what to say.

 

friday night lights card set (Deluxe Friday Night Lights Greeting Card Set, $15.00, EartherealDesign)

6. Everything I Know About Football Print

Let’s face it: Friday Night Lights pretty much taught us everything we know about the game.

friday night lights football print (Everything I Know About Football I Learned From Friday Night Lights, $15.00, GiveableGreetings)

7. Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose. Travel Mug

A perfect way to get your Monday morning inspiration.

clear eyes full hearts can't lose travel mug (Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can’t Lose Travel Mug, $22.00, withlovelouise)

8. This Girl Loves Her Friday Night Lights Tee

Show them where your allegiance lies.

this girl loves friday night lights tee (This Girl Loves Her Friday Night Lights Tee, $21.95, GottaLoveItInc)

9. Alternative Poster

From our favorite fictional coach’s shadow over our favorite players to the iconic slogan, this artistic interpretation of the show’s poster is the perfect item for any fan.

friday night lights poster (Friday Night Lights Alternative Poster, Starting at $11.00, TheCelluloidAndroid)

10. Riggins/Saracen Election Tee

We all know these two can make America great again one play at a time.

friday night lights election tee (Riggins/Saracen 2016 Tee, $15.00, CoralStreetDesigns)

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Because You Still Love Seth Cohen: Etsy Finds Inspired by the Adorkable Leading Man of “The O.C.”

Seth Cohen (Image)

Any girl who who was a teen during the first decade of this millennium will remember the phenomenon that was The O.C. This primetime show was chock full of soapy goodness, pretty people with problems, and more drama than ten real life high schools. It gave us romances to root for, exposed us to some awesome music, and, of course, introduced us to one of television’s most perfect guys Seth Cohen. This misfit a cause was adorkable before a adorkable was even a term. He was the guy who would write you your own comic book, make you a mixtape and reenact the upside-down kiss from the Spiderman movie. He had the perfect witty remark for any situation, provided amusing commentary on the vapid people around him, and was fiercely loyal to his best friend Ryan. Plus I think all fans of The O.C. will admit to being a little jealous of his girl Summer when she finally landed him. Now, Seth and the rest of the crew are being resurrected for a musical adaptation of The O.C. set to be performed for one night only on August 30 in Los Angeles according to Rolling Stone.

Because we all still have a crush on him and can’t wait to see his stage incarnation, here are Etsy must-haves inspired by Seth Cohen guaranteed to make it into any Seth Cohen starter pack right alongside his favorite comics and CDs.

1. Seth Cohen Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Boys Print

Let’s face it: He kind of did.

Seth Cohen print (Seth Cohen Print, $22.00, roaringsoftly)

2. Lil’ Miss Vixen Tee

Based off of his crush Summer, Lil’ Miss Vixen was the coolest of all Seth’s comic book creations.

Lil' Miss Vixen Tee (Lil’ Miss Vixen Shirt, $20.00, CraftsbyCasaverde)

3. You’re the Seth to My Summer Card

The perfect way to express exactly how you feel to the love of your life.

Seth to my Summer card (Seth to My Summer Card, $4.50, ShopMadz)

4. The Crew Scrabble Tile Pendant

Because Seth and his friends Marissa, Summer, and Ryan gave us serious #squadgoals in the early 2000s.

The O.C. cast pendant (The O.C. Scrabble Pendant, $6.83, childhoodpendants)

5. Merry Chrismukkah Banner

How many other do you know that created the most awesome holiday ever?

Chrismukkah banner (Merry Chrismukkah Banner, $26.00, hawthorneave)

 

Awesome Etsy Finds: Anti-Valentine’s Day Edition

Anti-Valentine cupcake (Image)

Hate Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone. I fully believe this greeting card holiday was invented by Hershey’s, Hallmark and 1-800-Flowers. Sure, a holiday created to celebrate love sounds good in theory. Who doesn’t love love, right? Except it seems the ultimate goal of this one is to put pressure on couples to spend ridiculous amounts of cash to live up to some marketing fantasy and to point out to those of us who are unattached that we are alone.

Doesn’t seem so romantic anymore, does it?

So, for my fellow V-Day haters, this February 14th crack open your favorite wine, curl up with your favorite slasher movie and treat yourself to one of the tongue-in-cheek Anti-Valentine Etsy finds.

1. My Bookshelf is My Boyfriend Bookmark

This metal bookmark sums up my current love life in a nutshell.

Bookshelf Boyfriend Bookmark (My Bookshelf is My Boyfriend Bookmark, $8.95, Stampede1)

2. Drop Dead Valentine Card

It’s frilly, isn’t it?

drop dead valentine (Anti Valentine Card, $8.00, JeanKnee)

3. Cupid Shot Me Necklace

Cupid should have known better.

Cupid Shot me necklace (Cupid Shot Me Scrabble Tile Pendant, $10.50, LittleGemGirl)

4. Discount Chocolate Day Card

Because we all know February 15th is the real holiday.

Discount Chocolate Day Card (Discount Chocolate Day Anti Valentines Day Card, $4.00, BuckAndLibby)

5. This Princess Saves Herself Necklace

Make this your motto.

This princess saves herself (Feminist Pin-Up “This Princess Saves Herself” Pendant, $24.99, BlackCatCreative)