October 26, 2010

Winners of Marley Lilly Clemson Scarf Giveaway!!

Wow! What an amazing response to today's Marley Lilly Clemson scarf giveaway!! We can hardly believe how popular it was - 212 total comments! Amazing!

It's more than obvious that you are all in love with Marley Lilly's products as much as we are!

So now it's time to announce the two winners of today's giveaway!! It took us a looooooong time to compile all the entries, remove duplicates, etc.

The winner of the orange monogrammed scarf is...

Debbie M. from Lexington, SC who said:
"Love me some CLEMSON TIGERS! RAWR!!!!"

And the winner of the purple monogrammed scarf is...

English G. from Cayce, SC

Congrats ladies! Please email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com with your contact info and the first, middle, and last initial you'd like monogrammed on the scarf. You have until Thursday, Oct. 28th at midnight EST to claim your prize - otherwise we'll draw a new winner.

Even if you didn't win, consider snagging one of these scarves for yourself or another monogrammed product off of Marley Lilly's website. Their monogrammed items would make perfect Christmas gifts, graduation gifts, wedding party gifts, etc.!

Thanks Marley Lilly for sponsoring such a successful giveaway on the blog today! And thanks to all of you ladies who entered!


Marley Lilly Monogrammed Clemson Scarf Giveaway!

Happy Tuesday ladies!

One of our fave sponsors Marley Lilly is celebrating the launch of their very new website – so now you can shop and purchase all of their amazing personalized products conveniently online!

Marley Lilly wants all of you to celebrate the big launch of their new site too. That’s why they are offering all Clemson Girl readers 10% OFF sale on EVERYTHING! Tuesday and Wednesday only! Just use coupon code CLEMSONGIRL at checkout and the entire order will be reduced by 10% off.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity – this is the only sale they will have for the remainder of 2010.

You can also visit Marley Lilly in person this Sunday, Oct. 31st – Marley Lilly will be hosting a Holiday Gift Show at the Barrington Park Clubhouse in Greer from 12pm-5pm. You will get the chance to see the entire new inventory before Christmas and place an order to guarantee an early delivery date!

Clemson Scarf Giveaway (Contest Over - Thanks for entering!)
And last but definitely not least… Marley Lilly is giving two lucky readers a monogrammed scarf – one in orange and the other in purple! They feel like cashmere. Perfect for a Clemson game!

To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this post with your first name, last initial, and where you’re from. That’s it!

Deadline for entries is tonight at 8:30 pm EST – we will randomly draw two winners and announce it on the blog shortly after. Good luck ladies!! This is a fantastic giveaway!

Contest is complete. Winners have been announced. Thanks for entering!


October 24, 2010

10.23.10 - Clemson vs. Georgia Tech gameday photos

The atmosphere in Death Valley yesterday was electric and very, very loud. I'm so glad Dabo got his first win against Georgia Tech. The final score was Clemson 27, Georgia Tech 13.

We had some help from a few awesome ladies yesterday who covered Clemson's campus and captured some amazing gameday photos for all of us to enjoy! Lots of great game day outfits and tailgating ideas in this album and a lot of great photos taken from inside the stadium.

A big thanks to the following ladies: Sara McCarter who has been coming to Clemson games for 25+ years with the same seats and parking spot right near the stadium. Megan Robertson, a freshman genetics major at Clemson, who has a passion for photography. Tina Thadhani, who has been going to Clemson games since she was in second grade and is married to a Georgia Tech alum. And Clarissa Fawver, a local girl from Seneca and a junior psychology major at Clemson.

Also a big thanks to those of you who emailed us some of your photos to include in the album! You can share yours as well - just email them to us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com.

You can see all of the amazing photos from the Clemson vs. GT game on our Flickr site.

We've also uploaded some new videos to our YouTube site - check them out!


October 22, 2010

McAuley's Unique Boutique Clemson Gameday Outfit Design Winner!!

Last Friday we posted a new, interactive contest in partnership with one of our sponsors, the always fashionable McAuley's Unique Boutique. We asked you to design Clemson gameday looks using pieces from McAuley's Unique Boutique and other retailers across the Web using our Polyvore editor.

We had so much fun looking at all of the looks that were submitted - you ladies may have a future as a stylist! You can view all of the looks on our Polyvore site - you may get inspired for a future gameday outfit of your own.

McAuley's Unique Boutique went through all of the submissions and picked their favorite Clemson gameday look.

The Winning Look

Bowtied-Beauty Boots
$248 - anthropologie.com
Low heel boots »

Congratulations to Brittany N. Gibson for creating this winning Clemson gameday look! Brittany, please email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com to claim your $100 McAuley's Unique Boutique gift certificate!

Thanks to all of you who participated in this fun contest. Don't forget to visit McAuley's Unique Boutique tomorrow in Clemson in the Friar's Tavern restaurant parking lot - tell them Clemson Girl sent you! :)

I'm so excited about the game tomorrow - be on the lookout for our roving volunteer photographers and please thank them for helping us out!

Go Tigers!!


October 21, 2010

Game Day Divas Clemson stamper giveaway winner!

These Clemson PSA stampers from the Game Day Divas are so cool. And one very lucky Clemson Girl reader is going to win one of their own!

So without further ado, let's announce the winner of today's giveaway....


The winner of a Clemson PSA stamper is...

Beth C. from Richburg, SC

Guess what color she is wearing Saturday? "Wearing Orange!!"

Congrats Beth! Please email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com to claim your prize!!

Don't forget to visit the Game Day Divas this weekend in Clemson at one of their two locations: downtown in front of Tiger Town Tavern or down the street from the stadium in the parking lot of Friar's Tavern restaurant.

I hope everyone is ready for the game this weekend! And whether you're wearing orange or purple, bring as much spirit as you can and let's cheer these Tigers onto a victory!


October 20, 2010

Personalized Clemson stampers and a giveaway from the Game Day Divas

Are you one of those people that always draws a little Clemson Tiger Paw on the envelopes of your letters before mailing them? I do it all the time.

Well now I don't have to subject my friends and family to my pretty sad looking hand-drawn Clemson paws -- I need to get a personalized PSA Essentials personalized Clemson paw stamp from the Game Day Divas!

And now the PSA Essentials stamps allow you to change out the design with their new Peel & Stick® technology. These stamps allow the design of every stamp to be interchangeable with any other PSA Essentials stamp design - a personalized design, a prepackaged design, or a collegiate design. The two collegiate favorites for Clemson Girls are below!

Changing out a Peel & Stick® stamp is super easy. All you have to do is order a personalized stamp, then pick from any of the many varieties of Peel & Stick® packs to create your own personalized look that you can change with the season! I love these - perfect for your Christmas cards this year!

A few of our favorite Peel & Stick packs are (of course) the Clemson set, the Greek set, Haunted Shack and North Pole! There are even more designs to choose from on the Game Day Divas website.

These stampers would make wonderful Christmas gifts for any Clemson Girl! It's not too early to start shopping for Christmas gifts ladies... Order online with the Game Day Divas this week and save 15% off your PSA Stamper order! Enter coupon ClemGirl online at checkout.

Don't forget you can visit the Game Day Divas at their usual locations in Clemson on Saturday - downtown in front of Tiger Town Tavern and also in Friar's Tavern parking lot. Please stop by and say hello and tell them Clemson Girl sent you!

Clemson PSA Stamper Giveaway
Game Day Divas would like to give away one free Clemson PSA Stamper to a lucky Clemson Girl reader!! To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post with your first name, last initial, where you're from and then tell us if you're going to be solid orange on Saturday or if you're participating in the 'purple out'. That's it!

Bonus Entries: Follow the Game Day Divas on Facebook and get an extra entry. Follow the Game Day Divas on Twitter and get another extra entry. Mention each in your comment so you get your extra entries.

The deadline for all entries is today, October 21st, at 5:30pm EST - we will randomly draw and announce the winner on the blog shortly after.

This is a great giveaway! Good luck to everyone... Go Tigers!!


New Fall looks from McAuley's Unique Boutique

The Weather Channel's forecast for this Saturday in Clemson is party cloudy with a high of 77. I LOVE Fall weather and I love Fall weather and tailgating!

That's why I'm really loving these new looks from McAuley's Unique Boutique - perfectly layered looks. You can pair them with boots, tights, cardigans, leggings, jeans, etc.

Some of you have already been playing around with these new looks creating some super chic and fashionable gameday looks for our McAuley's Unique Boutique Gameday Outfit Design contest. The winner gets a $100 gift certificate to McAuley's Unique Boutique! All you have to do is use the interactive tool and create your very own gameday looks by mixing and matching different tops, shoes, jewelry, handbags, etc. You can submit as many looks as you want. The deadline is TONIGHT at midnight...so if you haven't already submitted a design, what are you waiting for??

You know I'm a big fan of the one shouldered dresses - and McAuley's Unique Boutique has plenty to choose from. I LOVE the navy with the orange striped sash. Must.have.it.

Stock up on gameday essential accessories as well. These studded clutches are so fun, and I love the styling of these scarves - I am actually thinking of trying a knotted scarf like this with my gameday outfit this weekend. I've never seen that before and I like it!

Stay up to date on all of the new orange and purple looks arriving at McAuley's Unique Boutique every week by following them on Facebook.

Don't forget you can shop all of these great Clemson looks on McAuley's Unique Boutique's website. You can select the option of 'pick up in store' at check out and then pick up your purchase on your way into town this weekend.

You can also select 'pick up in store' at check out and then pick up your purchase at McAuley's Unique Boutique's tent on Saturday in Clemson in the Friar's Tavern parking lot. Just mention it in the comments section at checkout.

Whether you're picking up a purchase or not... make sure to stop by the McAuley's Unique Boutique booth and check out all of their latest looks - and make sure you tell them Clemson Girl sent you. :)

And if you're a Clemson Tiger Stripe card carrier, you're in luck... McAuley's Unique Boutique accepts Tiger Stripe!

Who's ready for some beautiful weather and some Clemson football? Go Tigers!


October 19, 2010

Tailgate Recipe: Football inspired tailgate snacks

Try one of these fun 'football themed' recipes at your Clemson tailgate this weekend. They look very yummy!

Cheese Ball Blitz
2 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened*
1 package (8 oz., 2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon chopped pimento
1 tablespoon finely chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or hot pepper sauce
Dash salt
Keebler® Town House Toppers® Original Crackers
walnuts for decorating (optional)

  • In large bowl combine cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, pimento, green pepper, onion, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, cayenne and salt. Mix well.
  • Shape into a football.
  • Refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Decorate with walnuts and pimentos, if desired, and serve with crackers.
*NOTE: Soften cream cheese in microwave at high for 15 to 20 seconds.

Recipe Source: Snackpicks.com

Cheez-It™ Game Day Guacamole
2 cups coarsely chopped onion , divided
2 large jalapeño peppers, seeded and cut into pieces , divided
6 cloves garlic, peeled , divided
8 medium ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and chopped , divided
2 cups peeled, seeded and chopped tomato , divided
2 tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice , divided
1 teaspoon salt , divided
1/2 teaspoon liquid pepper sauce , divided
1 cup sour cream*
Sunshine® Cheez-It® Original snack crackers OR
Sunshine® Cheez-It Duoz Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan

  • In food processor bowl combine 1 cup of the onion, 1 of the jalapeño peppers and 3 cloves of the garlic. Cover and process until finely chopped.
  • Add 4 of the avocados, 1 cup of the tomato, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper sauce to the onion mixture.
  • Cover and process until nearly smooth, stopping machine occasionally to scrape down sides. Transfer to large bowl.
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 using the remaining onion, jalapeño pepper, garlic, avocados, tomato, lemon juice, salt and pepper sauce. Stir into guacamole mixture in bowl.
  • Evenly spread guacamole mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan. Smooth the top.
  • Pipe sour cream on top of guacamole for yard lines and end zone. Arrange SUNSHINE CHEEZ-IT ORIGINAL crackers on top of guacamole for end zone. Serve with additional crackers.
Recipe Source: Snackpicks.com

Do you have a tailgate recipe you and your family loves that you would like to share on this blog? Please email it to us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com.


October 17, 2010

10.16.10 - Clemson vs. Maryland Gameday Photos

Hooray! The Tigers gave us a win yesterday - beating Maryland 31 to 7, despite some questionable officiating...eh hem.

It was also a very memorable game. Clemson legend CJ Spiller returned to Death Valley to retire his jersey - only the third player to ever do so in Clemson football history. He also gave back to the University in the form of a $100,000 donation.

You can watch the video of it here.

We had some volunteer photographers help us out this weekend with the gameday photos - unfortunately one had to back out and another we're still waiting to hear from and will hopefully have her photos added soon.

But one of our volunteers pulled through! Big thanks to Clemson Girl photog for a day - Tabitha Thompson! She captured some amazing photos from the game. Thanks Tabitha!!

You also sent us some pictures that we've added to the albums - we love having so many different perspectives of game day, so please continue to send them in! Email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com and we'll add them to the album.

You can view all of the gameday photos from yesterday's game on our Flickr site.

If you're interested in volunteering to be a Clemson Girl photog for a future Clemson home game, please email us (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) and let us know! You'll receive a $25 gift certificate to the sponsor of your choice.

Only a week until the next Clemson home game and it's a big one... Stay tuned to the blog this week for some more great posts and we'll see you next weekend!


October 15, 2010

McAuley's Unique Boutique Clemson Gameday Outfit Contest

Happy Friday everyone! Who's ready for another weekend of Clemson football?

We have a fun contest to kick off today from one of our amazing sponsors, McAuley's Unique Boutique! Have you heard about the newest interactive fashion site Polyvore? It lets you choose from different fashion pieces across the Web and style your very own looks using their editor box.

We have paired up with McAuley's Unique Boutique to hold an amazing Clemson gameday outfit contest using this fun new tool from Polyvore! We want you to design Clemson gameday looks using gameday fashion from McAuley's Unique Boutique and several other items from some of our favorite retailers.

How it Works
In the Polyvore editor box below, scroll through the apparel items at the bottom and click and drag pieces you want to use into the large box. From there you can resize the images and move them around. You can click and drag as many items into the box as you like.

Play around with the editor below and you'll get the hang of it.

Once you've gotten your gameday look the way you like it and with the pieces you want, click the "Publish" button at the top of the box. You can submit your looks using your Facebook login OR through Polyvore (you'll have to sign up for the site - but it's easy and free!).

Contest Details
Create and submit as many Clemson gameday outfits as you'd like using the editor below - so don't worry if you mess up or accidentally submit a look. You must use at least one piece from McAuley's Unique Boutique to qualify. When you hover your mouse on the item, you'll see details and it will tell you if it's from http://www.shopmcauleys.com/.

McAuley's Unique Boutique will pick their favorite look from all of the entries and give the creator a $100 gift certificate to their boutique!! That's such a great prize!

The contest starts now and will run until Wednesday, Oct. 20th at midnight (EST) - so make sure you get all of your entries submitted through the Polyvore box below before the contest deadline. McAuley's Unique Boutique will judge all of the entries and we will announce the winning look and its creator Friday, Oct. 22nd on the blog!

If you have any questions about the contest or how to use the Polyvore editor below, please feel free to email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com.

Have fun with it - create looks you would wear or create totally outrageous looks, there are so many possible combinations with 100 items to choose from! You can also flip through the looks created by other readers by clicking the "Gallery" button at the top of the editor box. Who knows... you may get inspired and find your next Clemson gameday outfit! :)

Get your own Mini Editor from Polyvore


October 14, 2010

Wrap up in orange & purple this weekend with the Game Day Divas

Our always fashion forward sponsors, the Game Day Divas, wanted to let you know that they have just gotten in an entirely new shipment of essential Fall gameday pieces – including sweaters and jackets in our favorite colors, orange and purple.

Check out this new hooded jacket from the Game Day Divas that would be a perfect complement to your gameday outfit – available in both orange and purple. It looks so easy to wear and comfortable. This will be a must have at your tailgate as soon as the sun goes down Saturday.

These would look great layered over jeans or over a dress. Perfect for Fall.

The Game Day Divas have also recently stocked up on one of their most popular jewelry sets – the rhinestone tiger paws – but this time, they are in orange!

How cute would the orange tiger paw necklace be paired with the purple hooded jacket? You just can’t go wrong with the Game Day Divas.

Make sure you stop by and shop with them this weekend in Clemson at one of their two tent locations – they will be set up in front of Tiger Town Tavern downtown and in the parking lot of Friar’s Tavern (used to be Explorers) down the street from the stadium. Tell them Clemson Girl sent you!

And I hope you follow the Game Day Divas on Facebook - they've just posted a coupon for 20% off of your total purchase! :)


October 13, 2010

Clemson Girl Outfit Design Contest - Winner #1

Last month we asked you ladies to start filling Clemson Girl's closet with new gameday looks, and we have been so excited with the response so far. The outfit designs you've sent us are so creative!

The first winning outfit we selected reminded us of what most Clemson Girls would be wearing to the Maryland game this weekend. Check out this adorable jeans and tiger t-shirt gameday look from April Wade. Clemson Girl looks so cute AND comfortable in this look - and I love the added clutch.
April wins a $50 gift certificate to a Clemson Girl sponsor of her choice! Congrats April!!

We'll be using April's look on Clemson Girl on the blog, our Facebook icon and our Twitter icon through the remainder of the month, and then we'll pick a new winning Clemson Girl outfit. If you've already submitted a design and didn't win this time around, don't worry, your design could still be a winner next time we select a new outfit.

If you haven't submitted an outfit design, but would like to, please read the contest rules and how to create and submit your design. It's easy! The contest will be ongoing through football season and possibly into next year!

Clemson Girl is ready to cheer on the Tigers this weekend... are you??

P.S. We still have two spots remaining for volunteer photographers this weekend's Clemson game. You'll get a $25 gift certificate to a sponsor of your choice. Learn more...


October 12, 2010

Looking for more gameday photo volunteers...

Happy Tuesday ladies!

Hopefully the sadness from Saturday's loss is starting to wear off by now, and hopefully you're already looking forward to this Saturday and another Clemson home game.

For the last home football game, we asked for a few volunteers to help out with our gameday photos. We were so happy with the results that we thought we'd give it a try again.

We are looking for up to four volunteers to help us capture gameday photos this Saturday at the Clemson vs. Maryland football game. Each volunteer will get a $25 gift card to a sponsor (see the sponsor images to the right -->) of their choice!

All you have to do is take at least 75 digital photos in Clemson on Saturday - at least 15 photos have to be Clemson gameday outfits and the rest can be random (tailgates, inside the game, scenery around Clemson, fans, etc.). Visit our past gameday photos to see the types of photos we're looking for. We'll mail you Clemson Girl business cards by Friday to hand out on Saturday while you take photos.

If you take a ton of photos of you and your friends on gameday already, then this opportunity is perfect for you!

We will take the first four volunteers. All you need to do is email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com and let us know that you're interested. If you've volunteered before, please feel free to volunteer again!

If you are a professional photographer and you would like to volunteer to take gameday photos for Clemson Girl, in return you have the option of getting free promotion of your business and Web site on our blog, Facebook page and on Twitter (instead of the gift certificate). In addition, you can place your watermark (as long as it's unobtrusive to the photo) on every photo you take and we credit you and your Web site on every one of your photos in the gameday album. This is a great opportunity to get the word out about your business and showcase your talent!

Deadline for emails is 9 p.m. EST this Wednesday, October 13th. We'll select up to four volunteers on a first come/first serve basis, and only one professional photographer (also first come/first serve). We will contact the selected volunteers no later than midnight on Wednesday, October 13th, with all of the details, etc.

You don't have to be a pro photographer to volunteer - you just need to own a digital camera and love taking photos on Clemson gamedays! We look forward to hearing from you. :)

P.S. If you're interested in this opportunity, but would prefer to participate for another Clemson home game instead - please email us (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) and let us know!


October 11, 2010

Clemson makeup inspiration

I'm pretty boring when it comes to makeup - I pretty much wear the same makeup every day.

I recently stumbled across a photo online of a model wearing orange and purple eyeshadow and I thought that trying out something new (and admittedly a little different) would be fun for gameday. Now that the weather is cooling off and you no longer have to worry about your makeup sweating to the bottom of your face, experimenting with some color might be fun.


I know what you're thinking - colored eyeshadow is so 1980. But I think a toned-down version of some of these orange and purple inspirations would make any eye color really pop.






What do you think? Have you experimented with bright shades with your makeup on gameday? I love the idea of purple eyes with an orange gameday outfit.


And just for fun - orange lips. Yowza!



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