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April 28, 2011

Thoughts & Prayers for Tornado Victims

You have no doubt by now heard about the devastating tornadoes that have ripped through the South - you may have even experienced some of the strong storms yourself.

Photo Source: Michelle Campbell, Birmingham News

We hope all of you, your family and your friends are safe and sound. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by these terrible storms.

How to Help
As relief efforts begin, the Red Cross is asking for donations to help provide shelter and assistance to storm victims in the hardest hit areas.

To make a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief, visit their online donation page.

You can also call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services is another organization assisting tornado victims throughout the South, mobilizing feeding units and providing support where needed.

To donate to the Salvation Army's tornado disaster response, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org, click on their donation page and designate "April 2011 Tornado Outbreak."

You can also call 1-800-SAL-ARMY and donors can text "GIVE" to 80888 to make a $10 donation. Checks can be made out to the Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 100339, Atlanta, Ga., 30384-0339.

Please be safe as the storms continue to make their way east and north up the East Coast. And please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers as the recovery begins.

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April 26, 2011

Tailgate Recipe: Egg Salad and Cheese Quesadillas

What to do with all of those leftover dyed Easter eggs in your fridge? How about trying out a new egg-cellent recipe. :)

We found this interesting (and yummy) sounding recipe from website Kalyn's Kitchen. Might not exactly work for a tailgate, but these would be delicious for a game viewing party at home.

**And just a friendly reminder, eggs that have been unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours are probably not be safe to eat. However, hard-boiled eggs will keep safely in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Egg Salad and Cheese Quesadillas
(makes 4 quesadillas)

4 hard boiled eggs
4 small size flour tortillas ( can substitute with whole wheat or low carb
tortillas if desired)
olive oil or non-stick spray for spraying tortillas and pan
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tblsp mayo or light mayo
1 1/2 tblsp finely chopped green onion
1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (optional, or use other seasonings of your choice)
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup finely grated cheese (suggestion: the grocery store's prepackaged Mexican blend of four cheeses)

How to Prepare
Peel and cut hard boiled eggs into pieces about 1/2 inch. Mix eggs with Dijon, mayonnaise, chopped green onion, and Spike seasoning. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Spray or brush olive oil on frying pan and on bottom side of tortillas. Spread egg salad mixture on half of each tortilla, not going clear to the edge so it doesn't fall out while quesadillas are cooking. Top egg mixture with 1 tblsp grated cheese, then fold the tortilla to make a half-moon shaped quesadilla.

Heat frying pan over medium-high heat, then cook quesadillas about 3-4 minutes per side, or until cheese is melted and they are slightly browned. Serve hot, with salsa on the side if desired.
SOURCE: Recipe and all photos in this post are from Kalyn's Kitchen.

There you have it...an easy and delicious recipe to recycle your Easter eggs. This recipe includes a very simple egg salad mixture, but spice up the recipe and try a more adventurous recipe -- a simple search online for 'egg salad recipe' will give you a LOT of options to choose from.

Do you have a staple recipe you use your Easter eggs for each year? Share them with us by emailing us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com.

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April 25, 2011

Anna's Monday Sports Recap

Hi ladies!!

The spring season in many sports is drawing to a close, and this past week both the Clemson track and field team and the men’s golf team participated in their respective ACC tournaments.

The women’s track and field placed first in the ACC this weekend in Durham for the fourth straight year. Ranked number 5 in the nation, they scored a school record 202 points and won seven event championships. Sophomore star Stormy Kendrick won the 100 meter and 200 meter dash events. Not to be forgotten, the Clemson men had their best finish since 2008, finishing fourth.

Photo Source: clemsontigers.com

Meanwhile, the Clemson golf team placed third in the ACC Tournament and scored a team total of 861. Sophomore Crawford Reeves scored a career-best five under par 67 to lead the way for the Tigers. Georgia Tech and Duke finished ahead of the Tigers respectively. It should be noted that coming into the tournament, Clemson was ranked 6th in the ACC, but outdid the teams ranked above them- UVA, NCSU, and WF- this weekend.

Clemson baseball toppled UGA in Athens 5-2 on Wednesday, earning a sweep of the Bulldogs on the season. The Tigers beat Wake Forest at home in 2 games out of 3 this weekend. In the first game of the series against Wake Forest, sophomore pitcher Dominic Leone was most impressive, throwing for 8 scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts. Clemson improved to 25-14 on the season and 11-10 in the ACC.

This upcoming week, Clemson takes on Furman at home on Tuesday at 6:30pm before gearing up for some more critical ACC action down the stretch when they take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a three game home series this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

In other notable news, The Football Writers Association of America has ranked Clemson in the top 11 for the best sports information departments in the country. The Tigers were just the 5th team to repeat the honor from 2010, joining Georgia, Rutgers, University of Southern California, and Utah.

Athlete of the Week: Stormy Kendrick

Stormy Kendrick is a girl on a mission! The sophomore track and field athlete hails from Gastonia, NC and the underclassman already ranks first in Clemson history in the 100 meter dash, third in the 60 meter dash, eighth in the 200 meter dash, and 10th in the 200 meter dash.

Kendrick won the International World Junior championships in both the 200 meter dash and 4x100 meter relay this past year. This makes her only the second Clemson female in history to place at the event.

Last year, she was named the ACC Outdoor Freshman of the Year. Kendrick is majoring in health science at Clemson.

Photo Source: clemsontigers.com

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend!! Check back next Monday for this upcoming week’s Clemson sports update. Go Tigers!!
-Anna
Follow me on Twitter: @annahick

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April 20, 2011

Clemson Gameday Look: Picnic in the Park

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April 12, 2011

Clemson Gameday Look - April Showers

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April 8, 2011

McAuley's Unique Boutique Judith March Giveaway Winner

Happy Friday!! We're so excited about our Judith March dress giveaway sponsored by McAuley's Unique Boutique. We knew this giveaway would be popular, and boy were we right! Clemson Girls love their dresses...

And now for the best part of the giveaway, announcing the lucky winner!

After compiling all of your entries and holding a random drawing, let's give a big congratulations to...

Kristie P. of Wyomissing, PA

Yay! Congrats Kristie! Please email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com to claim your Judith March dress of your choice. You have until Monday at 5pm EST to contact us or we will draw a new winner.

Thanks to all of you who entered in the giveaway... make sure you continue to follow McAuley's Unique Boutique on Facebook to stay up to date on all the new Judith March dresses they get in over the year. It's never too early to stock up on gameday dresses.

We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and enjoys the beautiful weather! Safe travels to all of you making the trek to Clemson for the Orange and White Spring game. Come back to the blog on Monday to get an update of the Spring Game from our new sports blogger, Anna Hickey.

At least we know which team wins the game this weekend.. Go Tigers! :)

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April 6, 2011

McAuley's Unique Boutique Judith March Giveaway

We are halfway through the week, and I can see the weekend just on the horizon. Who's ready for a fun weekend of {Spring} football and and excuse to tailgate when it's not football season? If you've been living in a box and don't know what I'm referring to, I'm talking about the annual Clemson Orange and White game. Will you be there??

And speaking of Spring...it's officially time to start pulling out your Spring dresses to wear with cardigans in this beautiful weather.

One Southern dress designer that has gained popularity in the last couple of years, and who is also becoming well-known for gameday dresses for Southern schools, is Judith March. Her dresses are so adorable and perfect with a pair of pearls and flip flops. She designs a lot of one shouldered dresses - my fave!

One of our lovely sponsors, McAuley's Unique Boutique, carries and sells Judith March dresses. They carry a wide selection in all colors and styles - even a few PERFECT Clemson gameday dresses in orange and purple.

Well, McAuley's Unique Boutique has offered to give a very lucky Clemson Girl reader a FREE Judith March dress of her choice! {jumping up and down with excitement}

The winner can select the Judith March dress at any time… it doesn’t have to be one in stock right now. Which means you can even wait until McAuley's Unique Boutique gets in the new Judith March Fall styles. However, the dress prize is subject to availability - i.e. if it's sold out, the winner will have to pick another dress.

How to Enter
  1. Post a comment on this blog post with your first name, last initial, and which McAuley's Unique Boutique Judith March dress is your favorite.
  2. 'Like' McAuley's Unique Boutique on Facebook, then post another comment letting us know you are a fan of McAuley's Unique Boutique on Facebook.
  3. Share this giveaway link on Facebook and then post another comment letting us know you shared for an extra entry.
  4. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter - include a link to the giveaway and copy @shopmcauleys and @clemsongirl in the tweet to get an extra entry.
  5. Email a link to this giveaway to two of your friends and copy us (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) to get another extra entry.
Deadline for entries is this Friday, April 8, at NOON EST. We will randomly draw and announce the winner on the blog Friday afternoon - make sure you come back to see if you've won! The winner will have until Monday at 5pm EST to claim their prize or we will draw a new winner.

What an amazing giveaway! We are so excited! Big thanks to McAuley's Unique Boutique for sponsoring such an amazing giveaway!

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April 1, 2011

"You might be a Clemson Girl if..." Contest

We are thrilled and very, very excited to announce a brand new Clemson Girl contest in partnership with one of our fave sponsors, Tickled Orange.

All we need you to do is finish the sentence "You might be a Clemson Girl if..." We will pick the best 10 responses, and together with Tiger Town Graphics, put them on a very cute Clemson Girl "You might be a Clemson Girl if..." t-shirt that will be sold, starting in May, online and in the Tickled Orange store in Clemson.

The best part about this contest is that all of the proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be donated to Dabo's All In Team Foundation at Dabo's Ladies Clinic, July 23rd, which raises money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The funds are used to promote early cancer screening, detection and continued research.

The individuals who submit the winning top 10 responses will get the Clemson Girl t-shirt for free in the size of their choice, a few other surprise goodies and recognition on ClemsonGirl.com... not to mention being part of an effort to raise money for a very worth cause! Winners will be notified the end of April and the t-shirt design with the top 10 responses will be revealed and available to buy the beginning of May!

Deadline for "You might be a Clemson Girl if..." entries is Midnight EST, Friday, April 15th. Get creative, make it humorous, keep it clean.. but remember to keep it short and to the point - after all, it has to fit on a t-shirt! :)

Fill out the form below and click the 'submit' button to submit your entry. Scroll below the form to read the full contest rules. We can't wait to see your entries! Help us spread the word about this contest - share it on Facebook!

CONTEST IS OVER. THANKS FOR ENTERING!

Contest Rules:
  • Deadline for entries to be considered for selection is Midnight EST, Friday, April 15th.
  • The best ten entries will be selected and the individuals who submitted the winning ten entries will receive the Clemson Girl t-shirt in his or her size free, possible other surprise items {to be determined}, and recognition as a winner on ClemsonGirl.com at a later date.
  • You can submit as many responses as you like - but only one entry in each form submission. To submit multiple submissions, fill out and submit the form above multiple times.
  • If we receive the same response or similar responses from multiple entrants, the entry received first will be considered over the other(s).
  • By filling out the form above and submitting your entry, you agree that Clemson Girl LLC, Tiger Town Graphics and Tickled Orange can use your response {without credit on the shirt or in sales materials} on a t-shirt that will be sold to raise funds for Dabo's All In Team Foundation. Winners will not receive any funds from sales of t-shirt.
  • Personal information and contact information entered in the form: will not be shared with any other parties besides Clemson Girl LLC, will only be used to contact the winners and will not be stored or kept after the contest is over.
  • The entries will be judged and the best 10 selected by staff members from Clemson Girl LLC, Tickled Orange and Dabo's All In Team Foundation.
  • The winners' names will not be on the t-shirt or any sales materials used to promote t-shirt purchases. Winners will be given credit on ClemsonGirl.com at a later date.
  • For any questions related to this contest and promotion or if you have any technical issues submitting your entry, please contact us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com.

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