Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sweater Weather

So it's officially sweater weather in New England, which means I'm on the hunt for the perfect sweater. Fair Isle sweaters are becoming more and more popular this season and I can't wait to buy one! My favorite now is definitely the Vineyard Vines Harbor Fair Isle Crewneck (pictured on the left). Perfect for Thanksgiving and holiday parties. The lobster fair isle has been all over Pinterest lately, so fun.

On the left, Vineyard Vines Harbor Fair Isle Crewneck $165. 
On right, Vineyard Vines Lobster Crewneck Sweater $145. 

I'm also loving these two from J.Crew. The detailing on the sweater on the left is perfect.
On left, Jeweled Fair Isle Striped Sweater $138. On right, Harley Of Scotland for J.Crew Fair Isle Sweater $185.

Although I'm not a big fan of Urban Outfitters (completely overrated in my opinion) my roommate has this cropped Fair Isle sweater that I adore. Only complaint is that it's a cropped sweater so wearing it with a high waisted skirt is a must. Urban Renewal Cropped Fair Isle Sweater $59.
I will definitely be purchasing one of these sweaters before I go back to school! I'll keep you guys posted on which one I choose!
XOXO Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Current Obsessions II

It's time for a list of this weeks current obsessions! It's been a crazy week because of finals and trying to get everything together before Thanksgiving break, I couldn't be happier to be home! So excited to spend Thanksgiving with my family. So let's get into it!

1. About Time

I cannot believe how much I loved this movie! The trailer just does not do it justice. I saw it with my boyfriend last weekend and absolutely loved it, I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves Rachel McAdam's or anyone that likes romantic comedies. So funny that Rachel McAdam's was in another time traveling movie! 

2. Say Something - A Great Big World

So beautiful. I heard it on the radio and I've been obsessed ever since. 

3. Tacky Christmas Party Outfits

Boyfriend's hockey team will be hosting a tacky Christmas party next month so I'm obviously already planning my outfit. I love this skirt idea, so fun! I always have such a hard time trying to find ugly sweaters so I was happy to hear that the party isn't limited to tacky sweaters only.

4. Corgi's

I have had serious puppy fever lately. Which may or may not be because I've dedicated a Pinterest board to Corgi's… Might have to start saving up ;)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Homemade Gift Ideas

As I mentioned in my last post, for my upcoming anniversary with my boyfriend I decided to make him a homemade present. Partly because our anniversary is directly in between his birthday and Christmas and partly because I think when done right, homemade gifts can be super thoughtful/meaningful. So let's get into it!

1. "Open When" Letters. These have been all over twitter and tumblr lately. Although they might be a little overdone I think they can be really cute when done tastefully. I've seen this done a few different ways but I think my favorite idea's are: Open when…. you are up late or wake up in the middle of the night, you need to remember how much I love you, you need a pep talk, and you want to smile at a memory. There are a million different situations that can be written about so I definitely suggest this idea for anyone that wants to do a simple, sweet gift.

2. Year Of Notes. A friend of mine did this for her boyfriend for their two year anniversary. She sat down on a rainy day and wrote down 365 little notes. The notes were pretty simple, usually just a phrase or a word. They can be encouraging, or sweet, or funny, anything that you want. She bought a little jar and decorated it and it came out so cute. Her boyfriend seriously read one every day for a year after that. So sweet.

3. Treat Of The Month. My Mom actually gave me this idea because she knows how much I enjoy baking. The idea is that for the anniversary/holiday or whatever it may be you make your significant other their favorite dessert. And when you give them the dessert you include a note inducting them into the "Treat of the month club". From then on, every month on that exact day, you make them different baked goods. This would probably only sound appealing to people who like baking - but if your boyfriend has as big of a sweet tooth as mine does then he will absolutely love it. The only thing is that once you start you have to commit to it! I made my boyfriend cookies and sent him off to boarding school with it last year and I totally gained girlfriend points from the hockey boys for it. Just saying. 

4. Relationship Book. This is the gift that I will probably be making for my boyfriend. All you need is to buy a photo album and print out a lot of pictures. I'm planning on finding a picture for each month that we have been together and highlighting special moments for each month and writing about it. Bonus points if you have old movie stubs or concert tickets. 

5. 52 Things I Love About You. This idea has also been floating around Pinterest and Tumblr for awhile now. The idea is that you get a deck of cards and paint over one side. On each card you write one thing you love about them so when you're done you will have 52 reasons. Very cute and simple. 

6. Date Idea Jar. We've all been there. Sometimes it's just so hard trying to decide what to do for date night! For this gift all you need is to get a little jar and write down different date ideas, I'd say at least 30 of them. They could range from a movie date to a walk in the park. This way you'll never have to struggle to figure out what to do for date night ever again!

7. Photo Collage. One of my dearest friends just did this idea as a housewarming gift for her boyfriend's apartment. It's a photo collage of your favorite pictures that spells out your names. Personally I don't really like how it spells out their names, but it could be altered to spell out something different! PS this is not a picture of my friends I found this on the internet!! 

So that finishes off my homemade gift ideas! Remember ladies, if you find yourself panicking about what to do last minute, a hand written letter always works. I hope these ideas were useful for you guys!
xoxo Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Monday, November 11, 2013

Birthday Overview + Anniversary Talk

Doesn't it feel like time is just flying by? This past weekend went by way too fast for my liking but I had the best weekend in a long time. On Friday I decided to throw my boyfriend a surprise party for his 20th birthday. I texted one of his teammates that I'm close with and told him to pass along the message to the other boys on the team. As Friday night approached I became more and more nervous. I hadn't met all of his teammates yet and they really are a crazy bunch. Luckily, the night was a success. Other than two of his teammates almost getting into a fight in my living room (seriously boys are so childish sometimes) and one extremely drunk teammate telling me that he liked my relationship with my boyfriend more than I did, everyone had fun. My boyfriend was happily surprised and it felt good to see him so happy, especially because the past couple of weeks have been hard on him. The best part? All of his teammates's were seriously impressed with my party planning and baking skills. Best compliment ever because I worked super hard on his cake. My boyfriend absolutely loved his presents too. 

Now we're moving into grind time. He has a busy schedule for the next two weeks with hockey and I have lots of projects and papers due this week and finals next week. Thank goodness Thanksgiving break is only nine days away for me. And our anniversary is on Sunday! As our anniversary quickly approaches (it's six day's away) I can't help but marvel at how quickly the time goes. During the past couple of days I've had time to reflect over the past year that we've spent together. It's crazy to think that another year has already passed! 

Although we are both pretty busy for the next two weeks I think it's so important to take time out of our schedules for each other. Sometimes it's easy to fall into a routine, and to be comfortable with just spending time together doing the same things. I think it's important to make anniversary's count. Make the time you have together a memorable experience, especially when it's an important date like a birthday or anniversary. So for our anniversary this year I think we might go into the city and spend the night together just us two. When you're in college its hard to be alone sometimes, especially when you're constantly surrounded by roommates, friends, teammates, family, etc. Plan a date for just the two of you, spend quality time together doing something you both love. I'm already so looking forward to Sunday and it's six days away!

Later this week I will be posting about the homemade gift that I'm making for his anniversary present. We decided not to buy each other anything this year because our anniversary falls directly in between his birthday and Christmas. I also will be posting about the story of how we met. I love retelling that story during this time of year.
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
xoxo Junior Hockey Girlfriend 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Current Obsessions

Since my class got cancelled today and I'm sick in bed I thought it would be the perfect time for me to introduce my newest collection of posts. I decided to start blogging about my "Current Obsessions" as a fun way to tell you guys what has been on my radar lately! I'm not sure if it will be weekly or monthly yet - but I can't wait to hear what you guys think! So  let's get into it!

1. The College Prepster's blog 

The College Prepster aka Carly Heitlinger is hands down my favorite blogger. I stumbled across her blog last July and I have been full blown obsessed ever since. I look forward to reading her posts with a cup of coffee in hand every morning, she has the best style and her new puppy is beyond adorable. I cannot stress enough how much I absolutely love her blog! You can check it out here: http://www.thecollegeprepster.com

2. Vineyard Vines Tartan Bow Skirt

After peeking at the Vineyard Vines Holiday Collection I immediately fell in love with this skirt. Tartan + Bows + VV = one happy girl. I NEED this skirt for Holiday parties this year. It will definitely be my first big purchase after getting my paycheck! And the fact that The College Prepster modeled it for the picture above makes it that much better.

3. Empowering Quotes

Fun fact about me: I live for empowering quotes. Seriously. Finding the perfect quote that fits my mood/ current situation can turn my whole day around. I could stay on Pinterest for hours looking at quotes. This is my current favorite.

4. Adore you - Miley Cyrus

This song has been on repeat for me during the last couple of days. Not a huge Miley fan but I really like this song.

And that concludes my current obsessions for the week! Tweet me @jr_hockey_gf and let me know what you think!

xoxo Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Halloween Weekend Overview

So it's official, I survived Halloween weekend. Surprisingly, I ended up going out every night. This weekend was the first time in my college career that I've gone out every night! Halloween night was definitely my favorite, probably because it was the only night that I was with my boyfriend. Also we went to an amazing block party at our favorite bar and danced all night. I'm beyond envious of the girls that got to dress up with their boyfriends every night. 

On the first night (Halloween night) I was Daisy Buchanan and my favorite boy dressed up as Jay Gatsby. I might be a little biased buuut I'd say we were the cutest couple at the party.  I wore a simple black dress with lace details from H&M along with a few strings of pearls, red heels and bright red lips. I obviously had my boyfriend wear a red bow tie + suspenders because why not?

On Friday my costume was a bit of a disaster. I found a Victoria's Secret bag costume on Pinterest and used it as a last minute idea. I thought it would be super simple and also creative (nothing worse than the typical white girl costumes). Unfortunately, my bag ended up ripping on sides. Disaster central. Definitely my least favorite night but I guess you can't win them all. I traded the hot pink teeny tiny shorts for leggings and a nude heel because the slutty costume phase has passed for me. 

I'm a little ashamed to admit that my costume last night was incredibly typical. I went as risky business. Sue me. 

All in all, it was a good weekend. I'm eternally grateful for lazy sundays that are meant for maximum junk food/ netflix and minimal homework. Expect a post later this week - I have so many things to look forward to and I can't wait to share them with you guys!
xoxo Junior Hockey Girlfriend 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Follow Your Bliss

Hey Guys!

Just wanted to write a quick post before Halloween weekend madness begins. If you follow me on twitter you'd know that I'm seriously considering transferring schools next year. First of all I would like to thank everyone who gave me such encouraging words and amazing feedback - I appreciate it so so much. Obviously this is a bit of a difficult time for me right now but through this experience I'm learning so many new things about myself and about the people around me.

I've learned that settling is totally overrated. Settling for anything - whether it be relationships, jobs, or in my case college, should not be tolerated. I've learned that this is the time that you're supposed to be making mistakes. There's nothing wrong with not knowing what you want, the answer will come in time. I've also learned that wishing away my days here at school and focusing on how unhappy I've been is no way to live - I've learned that you just have to make the best out of every situation that you're in. I'm trying to keep an open mind but the idea of transferring after finishing my freshman year sounds like a perfect plan for me as of now. Maybe things will change, maybe they won't. But there's a bit of fun in not knowing what's going to happen next, right?

So my message to everyone is to follow your bliss. Whatever is good for you, do that. 

"Don't settle: Don't finish crappy books. If you don't like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you're not on the right path, get off it." - Chris Brogan

I hope everyone has an amazing (and safe) Halloween weekend!! Look out for my post about costumes I should have it up by Sunday!
xoxo Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Present Ideas: The Birthday Edition

As I'm writing this it's hard to believe that it's already October 27th. In twelve short days my favorite boy will be 20! And I'll still be 18.. for four more months. Side note: I will never get over the fact that he will be 21 years old and a freshman in college next year. Anyways, with his birthday coming up in early November along with Christmas in December I started panicking about present ideas hmmm probably two months ago.

About a month ago my boyfriend joked that he was going to get himself a pendant with my initals on it (in proper monogram format, obviously). He wears a cross and also has a little angel pendant and said that he wished he had a pendant with my name on it to go with his angel and cross. At first I thought it sounded kind of cheesy but the more I thought about it the more the idea grew on me. Eventually I looked on Etsy (LOVE) and found exactly what I was looking for. It shipped fairly quickly and came in the cutest little package, bow and all. 

Since the pendant was inexpensive I decided to get him something else from one of his favorite stores. Originally I wanted to get him a fleece shep shirt from Vineyard Vines (God bless preppy boys) but after going into the store I was a little disappointed in the quality of it, I wanted it to be a warmer material, so I decided against it. I ended up going to Lulu lemon and spent a solid 45 minutes going back and forth between two different presents. Seriously being as indecisive as I am is a curse. Anyways, after a little internal debate I decided to get him this 1/2 zip. I'm guilty of buying him EVERYTHING in this color it just looks so good on him! 

Starting in November I will start posting about the homemade gift I'm making him for our anniversary, along with holiday present ideas so look out for that! 
I hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!!
xoxo Jr Hockey GF

Sunday, October 20, 2013


I dreaded writing this post. I put it off for weeks and told myself a million times that I absolutely had to write it today but I eventually made an excuse to not write it. Distance... is hard. It's not for everyone. It's not for the weak hearted - that is for sure. Never in a million years would I have dreamed to be in a long distance relationship. I'm going to give a little background history of my relationship, but before I do I would just like to make one thing clear, distance is distance. I find it so immature when girls give each other shit about whether or not their relationship "counts" as long distance or not. It doesn't matter if you're in different cities, states, countries. Distance is distance. It seems like girls try to make it a competition at times - who has the harder long distance relationship. EVERY long distance relationship is hard. 

Now that I've made that clear, time for a little background information on my relationship. My boyfriend lives in the same hometown as me - but has been in different boarding schools since his freshman year of high school. When I met him he was attending a prep school two hours away from our hometown while I attended the public high school in our town. Luckily, when his hockey schedule allowed it, he came home on the weekends. People always ask me how I dealt with seeing him for only two days every couple of weeks - schedule permitting. What they don't realize is that this is all I've ever known. I've never had the luxury of having my boyfriend at the same school as me so it just seemed normal to me. It has been extremely difficult at times, there's no denying that. During my senior year I went on a foreign exchange trip to Germany for three weeks. Three weeks in a different country with a six hour time difference.. That was hard. But we got through it and I think it made us even stronger. Now, I'm away at college while he's living at home and playing Junior hockey. We see each other a lot more now than we did last year, which is amazing. But it's still just as hard. We both have extremely busy schedules, he's in a different state on roadies every weekend while I'm trying to balance school and a job and a social life and a boyfriend. Honestly, it's exhausting at times. Trying to plan out dates and times to see each other usually ends in one of us getting frustrated or upset. At times, I wonder if it's really worth it. At times, I think to myself that yes it's great that he's home this year but what happens next year? What if he gets offers from D1 colleges that are far away from me? I constantly overwhelm myself when I start thinking like that so I often remind myself to "stay in today", meaning not to let the future worries bother me today. I don't regret a single second of my relationship, distance and all. I believe that any long distance relationship can work if you truly want it to work. 

And now, here's a bit of insight from another hockey girlfriend's point of view! I was lucky enough to have Jessica (@JessiRaab) email me her thoughts on her long distance relationship: Well, let me just start off by saying.... Long distance is hard and I truly admire and feel somewhat connected to anyone going through it. Not being able to see the one you love for months at a time can be one of the worse feelings in the world. I've been in a long distance relationship with my boy for about two years now. My boyfriend plays hockey so for about 8 months out of the year he's in a different area playing for a team. This year he is playing up in Oregon, last year it was Fresno. Fresno was only two hours from where I live, so I've experienced the "short" long distance and now I'm experiencing the out of state one. Regardless of how far or "close" they are too you, distance is distance and its hard either way. Although, it's so easy to get caught up in all the negatives of long distance, the positives are the hard ones to feel but that doesn't mean they are not there. In my personal opinion long distance brings two people closer then ever. That constant feeling of missing someone, only makes you cherish the time you actually have together. It makes you appericate all the little things, that you dont even realize how much you miss. A thing as simple as a kiss could be such an amazing moment between a couple dealing with long distance! If I could give one critical piece of advice when dealing with long distance, it would be, cherish the little things and no matter how hard things may get, always find the positives everyday in your relationship. My boyfriend and I are both really positive people, and believe me when I say we have our bad days too, but it really helps that no matter what we can always smile and say "this is worth every second of pain we go thorough." I never thought I would be in a long distance relationship, but when it comes down to it, I wouldn't change it for the world. It's going to make for a great love story for my love and I and I'm sure it will for all your girls dealing with it too! It's always good to know other girls are dealing with the same types of situations and I thank "preppy hockey girlfriend" for letting me write a part in her blog to help other girlies dealing with long distance!! 

Jessica & Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Dark Side

To me, being a hockey girlfriend is all about being a positive support system for your boyfriend. But what happens when things aren't going as well as you'd hoped? How can you support someone if they're not getting any playing time? Or if he has a minor concussion that he isn't telling his coach/family about? Or if your boyfriend seems to be less passionate about hockey? 

It all comes with the territory. Being a hockey girlfriend is not always very glamorous. This hockey season has been very different than the last one. My favorite hockey boy went from being the best player on his team at prep school, to being scratched every other game once he went into Juniors. Obviously being scratched again and again and being moved back and forth from the fourth line to the second line results in a bruised ego. And lots of frustration. There's only so many times that one can say "Stay positive, you just need to give yourself more time to get adjusted" before it loses its meaning. 

Luckily, things have been turning around for him. Hopefully he'll stay on the second line now.  I've found that the best way to show support when things aren't going well is to just be there for him. Let him talk about hockey and all his frustrations until you want to hit your head off of a wall just so you can stop hearing him repeat himself (but seriously, I can only listen to him say how much better he is than the first liners so many times before I want to knock myself out). Sometimes, it helps just to not talk about it at all. My boyfriend has days where he just doesn't want anything to do with hockey (these are the dark days) so I try to distract him from it the best I can. Get to as many games as you can. I'm jealous of all the girls that get to go to a lot of their boyfriends games. 

As for the minor concussion thing... I try to stay out of that. My boyfriend has a bad history with concussions. The kind of bad that means if he gets another one doctors won't let him play contact sports for two years. As terrible as it sounds, I know its not my place to say anything about the hard hits he gets to the head sometimes. He has told me more than once this season that he feels like he has a minor concussion, and as hard as it is to not tell his parents or anyone, I know he has to deal with it himself. He'd get super mad if I said anything to his parents because it's not like he can afford to miss any part of his season, considering the fact that this is his one and only year of Juniors and he hasn't heard many offers from colleges. So I chose to stay out of it and let him deal with that himself. 

At any point this season, if your boyfriends are going through a "dark time" I hope you remember this... Be there for him. Be as sympathetic and understanding as you can. He'll appreciate it more than you know.

xoxo Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Rink Outfits

While brainstorming for blog topic idea's last night at two am (who needs sleep?) I remembered that I promised to write a post about my go to outfits for the rink a long time ago sooo here it is!

I tend to dress a little preppier than your average girl but all of these outfits can be modified to fit your own fashion sense!

Tops: Sweaters are an absolute must in the rink. I tend to wear neutral colored ones such as gray or black or cream, ones that I can layer a lot. If I'm not wearing a thick sweater I usually have a warm long sleeve on and his team sweatshirt over it. These are my favorite sweaters!

Bottoms: I'm a big believer that leggings can pass as pants. Sue me. My favorite leggings are from Banana Republic, I wear them allll the time. When I'm not wearing leggings I'm wearing dark wash skinnies. Usually from Abercrombie and Fitch because I have like a million and ten pairs from working there.

Jackets: Finding a cute jacket is seriously the hardest task ever. I have a pea coat from Forever 21 that I like but I've had it for a couple years now, definitely time to upgrade. I'm currently loving Jcrew vests so I've taken to wearing a warm sweater and layering my vest over it. I'm also a big fan of Patagonia pull overs and Vineyard Vines shep shirts for when I don't feel like wearing a jacket. I refuse to believe that it's already jacket weather!

Shoes: I own a lot of shoes so I change it up a lot. Usually in the fall I tend to wear my riding boots and Hunter rain boots (like I said before, it rains a lot in New England). I'm currently obsessed with the Lizzie riding boot from Tory Burch. Seriously if anyone has $525 that they'd like to give me I wouldn't be opposed. Once it starts getting colder I'll migrate to my warmer gray booties and LL bean boots.

Bag: I recently got this Kate Spade bag and I absolutely love it. Such a perfect size and it's different than the longchamp bags that everyone has!

I hope this was helpful to you guys! I would love to hear some feedback :)
xoxo Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Friday, October 11, 2013

It's that time of year again

As I said in my last post, October is my favorite month for many reasons. I found a quote somewhere that goes "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." The month of September was a bit of a rocky start between me getting adjusted to college life and my boyfriend getting adjusted to his new team. So naturally I was extremely excited for a new month and a fresh start.

With the start of hockey season, the inevitable occurs...

Those clusters of obnoxious girls that you see in the rink while you're trying to focus on your boyfriends game? Yeah, its puck bunny season. This is a bit of old news to me because I've dealt with my fair share of puck bunnies at my boyfriends boarding school but regardless it's always annoying to see them in the rink. I was a little apprehensive when my boyfriend first joined the team that he's on now because most of the players are second year junior players and have a bit of a partying reputation. Most of my boyfriend's friends on the team have their own apartments. 20 year olds living on their own? Can you say puck bunny heaven? 

So far I've heard some pretty terrible stories involving some girls that hang out around the rink his team skates at and one of his teammates apartments. Yuck. 

I remember it used to bother me so much when I would see girls being so flirty and obnoxious around my boyfriend and his teammates. I would see these random girls following him on twitter and liking all of his Instagram's of him and his teammates. Then I grew up. It sucks that there are girls out there who have such low self esteem that they would do anything to say they had sex with a hockey player, but I have learned to remember that all they'll ever be is a puck slut. No one wants to date the girl who hooks up with everyone on the team. That's a fact. As annoying as it is to see these girls fawning over your boyfriends, always remember that you're the one in a relationship and they are the ones becoming the butt of the joke for your boyfriends teammates. Never feel inferior to a puck bunny, ladies. It's not worth it. 

Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Seasonal Dates

   Hey Guys! I hope everyone is having a great start to their week, the weather today is absolutely beautiful! Such a perfect fall day. Now that the weather is starting to get a little colder (not that I minded the Indian Summer - I LOVED being able to wear my Jack Rogers for a little longer) I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about some seasonal date ideas! I love a lazy cuddle day just as much as the next girl but it's so fun to plan out a special date every once in awhile. So here are a few ideas that I have come up with! 

Apple/ Pumpkin Picking: Personally, I love to go apple picking! I recently went with my friends from college while my boyfriend was away for hockey (of course) and I had so much fun! It was so nice to get out of the city and see all the beautiful foliage while driving to a nearby farm. If my boyfriend was there I know we would love to walk around the orchard searching for the perfect apples - even though he's allergic and can't eat them. When I go home next weekend we plan on going on a pumpkin picking date and carving them together. I can't wait until then! There's something about the fall that just makes me so happy. 

Fall Desserts Day: Little known fact about me, I absolutely love baking. More importantly, I love love anything pumpkin. My boyfriend has taken to calling me his "little pumpkin head". I seriously can't get enough of it! I found a really amazing website with a ton of different fall themed recipes, I can't wait to try them! If any of you are into baking, or even just looking for something to do when you guys are bored I would definitely check out this website!

Halloween Movie Marathon: What many people seem to forget about the fall is that it rains - a LOT. I think everyone gets so caught up in the leaves changing colors and such that they forget that it usually rains a lot in New England in the fall! If you and your boy ever find yourself stuck inside on a rainy day I suggest you have a Halloween movie marathon to get yourselves in the Halloween spirit! My personal favorites are the Halloweentown movies, Hocus Pocus, and It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. 

Costume Shopping: For another fun rainy day activity you two could go to your local Halloween costume store and pick out costumes together! Trying on silly costumes (or even sexy ones) would be so entertaining, especially if your boyfriend is as goofy as mine. 

Go to a football game: Friday night football and fall weather go hand in hand in my opinion. Catching a local football game (high school or college) would be a great date night. Watching the game under the lights bundled up in warm clothes with my favorite boy next to me sounds like a perfect Friday night to me.

Go to a Haunted House: Depending on where you live, you could go to a haunted house, haunted hayride, etc. My boyfriend will deny this till he dies but he is absolutely terrified of haunted houses and scary movies. I've gone to a haunted house with my friends before and I've absolutely loved it! Nothing like a haunted house to get you into the Halloween spirit!

I hope everyone has a perfect fallish (is that a word? It is now.) date with your favorite boys! If anyone has other ideas that I haven't listed feel free to comment below or tweet at me! @jr_hockey_gf is my twitter handle if you don't follow me already!

Junior Hockey Girlfriend

Friday, October 4, 2013


        October has always been my favorite month for many reasons. For one thing, fall has always been my favorite season. Hockey finally comes back. And it's the start of my favorite holiday months (October, November, and December are always the happiest months for me). I have always found something so great about being able to spend holidays and "happy months" with my boyfriend. There's just so much to look forward to!

     October is also a favorite month of mine because of Halloween, duh. This year I'm especially excited because it's the first time my boyfriend and I will be spending Halloween together. I seriously thanked the Hockey Gods for scheduling his games so conveniently during the last week of October. We already agreed that he will be coming up to my school for the night of Halloween, instead of going to the Halloween party that one of his teammates is throwing (sorry boys). Actually not really that sorry because I'm pretty sure a few of his teammates are coming to my school with him. Now it's time for the hard part... Finding a costume.

     Surprisingly my boyfriend suggested that we match costumes! Here are a few ideas that we have come up with so far! For Holly Golighty and Minnie I only have girl costumes but I think it's pretty easy to figure out what the boy would wear. Also taking a leaf out of Sarah Vickers book for Daisy. Absolutely loved her outfit for the Gatsby party she attended.

Daisy Buchanan and Gatsby (The Great Gatsby):

Mickey and Minnie Mouse:

Holly Golightly and Paul Varjak (Breakfast at Tiffanys):

These are my favorites so far! Really leaning towards Daisy and Gatsby but we'll see! Look out for a post about group costumes, which should be coming soon. I hope everyone is having an amazing start to the month of October!

xoxo Junior Hockey Girlfriend

P.S - Welcome back hockey!!!!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Game Day Etiquette

This past weekend I finally was able to go watch my boyfriend's game at his home rink. This is his first (and last) year of playing Junior hockey since he will be 20 next month. Adjusting to this new team has not been a very smooth process for C so I was anxious to see his team play together for the first time.

I have found that when dealing with new coaches and teammates it is best to listen rather than talk. Usually when coaches are trying to recruit players to join their team they do a LOT of talking. My Mom always told me that actions always speak louder than words.. This coach has promised the moon and the stars to my boyfriend and to his teammates and unfortunately has not been playing my favorite boy very often. Luckily, his coach recently has decided to give him more opportunities to play which makes me one very happy girlfriend.

Last year I learned a lot about appropriate etiquette on game day. Most boys are pretty superstitious about their pregame rituals so I usually send my boyfriend an encouraging text an hour and a half before the game - he seriously dedicates the hour and a half to his superstitions. Side note: another important thing I have learned is to never ever ever talk badly about a teammate at the rink. Seriously just don't do it. You never know who is listening and the last thing your boyfriend needs is drama because his girlfriend is talking badly about one of his teammates.

Another big part of game day etiquette is your outfit. Honestly I have seen so many girls come into the rinks wearing ridiculous things. It's cold in the rink there is no denying that. If I can see a large amount of skin I'm assuming that you're just trying to impress one of the boys. Not sorry. I know there are only so many outfits that are both warm and cute but I'll save that for a later post ;)

Lastly, I tweeted about some exciting news involving a scout for the LA Kings. I actually ended up sitting next to him at my boyfriends game yesterday. What an extremely kind man! We talked a lot between periods and he told me all about his career and how long he's been scouting. Eventually he noticed that I was wearing my boyfriend's team sweatshirt. He asked who I was here watching and I told him #3 (obviously his number is coincidentally our anniversary date). To my surprise I saw that my boyfriends name was on the scout's list! I had no idea that he was there watching my boyfriend (along with 4 other teammates). The scout said that he is a hard worker and has a lot of potential. Such happy news!

So many more blog posts to come
 - xoxo JHGF

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Beginning

Hi guys!

I've been considering the idea of starting a blog for quite awhile now. I thought that it would be an easier way to share more information with you guys - meaning more tips, problems, date ideas, stories, anything really. I've found that it's difficult to convey a message in only 140 characters. Now that I have settled into a somewhat normal schedule at school and with my boyfriend I thought today would be an appropriate time to start.

I cannot stress enough how excited I am to share my ideas with other hockey girlfriends. Whenever I'm having a bad day I find a lot of comfort in the fact that there are a lot of girls out there that I can turn to, and that are going through the same problems as I am.

So welcome to Junior Hockey Girlfriend's blog! I can't wait for you guys to see what is to come :)