April 27, 2012

Marley Lilly for Mother's Day giveaway winner


How excited are you about all of the great Mother's Day deals going on this weekend at the always fabulous Marley Lilly? It's hard to believe that Mother's Day is only a few weeks away -- that means the time to shop for gifts is now!

One lucky Clemson Girl reader may already have her Mother's Day gift AND a gift for herself. One lucky lady is winning two of the super adorable orange rope scarves from Marley Lilly.

So without further ado.... the winner of the Marley Lilly giveaway is.....


Bry S. from Clemson, SC

Congrats Bry! Please email us at clemsongirlblog@gmail.com to claim your prize! You have until Monday at 5pm EST to contact us or we will draw a new winner.

If you didn't win today's giveaway, you can still score one of these super cute rope scarves from Marley Lilly. Spend $100 or more on MarleyLilly.com and get one of these scarves for FREE!

Thanks to Marley Lilly for sponsoring today's giveaway. We hope everyone enjoys their weekend!


April 26, 2012

Marley Lilly for Mother's Day (+ a giveaway)

Mother's Day always sneaks up on us every year, and next thing you know, you're scrambling to find a great gift. Well, consider this post your friendly little reminder to start shopping for the perfect gifts for the special Moms in your life.

One of our fave sponsors, Marley Lilly, is having a big Mother's Day sale starting today and running through this Sunday, April 29th. Lots and lots of Marley Lilly's amazing items will on sale! Most of Marley Lilly's gifts are customizable with monograms, so you will have no problem finding that unique gift your Mom will love.

As an added bonus, if you spend $85, you will get free standard shipping with the coupon code FREESHIP.

One of the things we love about Marley Lilly is that they are constantly updating their website with new items. One of the latest and greatest is this gorgeous rope scarf, available in 7 different colors....including purple and orange! Spend $100 on MarleyLilly.com and get a free rope scarf (a $19.99 value) for yourself!

Marley Lilly Mother/Daughter Giveaway
In celebration of this big Mother's Day sale, Marley Lilly would like to treat a special Clemson Girl Mother and Daughter pair to two orange rope scarves! Enter the giveaway for a chance to win two of these unique, fashionable scarves.

How to Enter:

  1. Post a comment on this blog with your first name, last initial, and where you are from for one entry.
  2. Share this post on Facebook, then post another comment to the blog letting us know you shared on Facebook, and get another entry.
  3. Follow Marley Lilly on Twitter, then tweet about this giveaway on Twitter - copy @marleylilly and @clemsongirl - to get another entry.
  4. Mention this giveaway in your Facebook status today (tag Marley Lilly and Clemson Girl's Facebook pages), then post another comment to the blog letting us know you updated your status to receive another entry.
  5. Email two friends a link to this giveaway (copy clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) to get another entry.
Deadline for all entries will be tomorrow, Friday, April 27 at NOON EST. We will compile all of your entries, randomly draw a winner, and announce the winner on the blog Friday afternoon. The winner will have until Monday, April 30 at 5pm EST to claim the prize or we will draw a new winner.

Special thanks to Marley Lilly for reminding us all to get shopping for our Moms and for sponsoring this fun giveaway. Happy Mother's Day shopping ladies!


April 20, 2012

Happy Hour - Solid Orange Sipper

Two years ago we posted a delicious orange cocktail recipe perfect for your Clemson tailgate. Recently we've seen it pop up all over Pinterest, so we decided to hunt down another refreshing cocktail recipe that would be easy to make and serve at your tailgate. Sip responsibly and enjoy!

Solid Orange Sipper

3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
3 ounces cranberry juice
1 1/2 ounces orange-flavored vodka
1 1/2 ounces Cointreau (Cointreau is made from 100% natural ingredients and a meticulous selection of bitter and sweet orange peels)
3 cranberries, for garnish
1 orange twist, for garnish

  • Combine all the ingredients and shake with ice.
  • Strain over finely crushed or shaved ice in a Collins glass.
  • Garnish with the cranberries and orange twist.
Recipe Source: Big Easy Cocktails

It's 5 o'clock somewhere right? TGIF! :)


April 17, 2012

Tailgate Recipe - Crockpot Chocolate Candy

This recipe will make you the hero of the tailgate - it's so easy to make and is a sweet treat everyone will enjoy. Prep the day before, let cool overnight, and it's ready to be packed up and go the next morning.

Crockpot Chocolate Candy

1 package dry roasted salted peanuts (16 oz.)
1 package unsalted dry roasted peanuts (16 oz.)
1 package semi-sweet chocolate bits (about 12 oz.)
1 German chocolate bar (4 oz.)
32 ounces white almond bark (I couldn't find white almond bark in my local grocery store, so I just used 1 to 2 packages of 6 oz. white chocolate baking squares - tasted just as good, if not better)

  1. With crockpot off, pour both packages of peanuts into the crockpot.
  2. Next add all of the other ingredients. Push some of the chocolate squares into the peanuts and towards the bottom.
  3. Cook in crockpot on the LOW setting for 2 hours. Check after an hour and go ahead and stir what has already melted into the peanuts. (I had to cook a little longer than 2 hours to ensure everything was good and melted - it depends on your crockpot.)
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  5. Cover a few baking sheet pans with wax or parchment paper (pans are optional if you opt to use your countertop for cooling - see step 5). Next scoop out small spoonfuls of the melted peanut-chocolate goodness out of your crockpot and place on the paper covered baking sheets.
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  7. Let the candy clusters cool - either on your countertop overnight, or stick in your fridge for faster cooling (ready in just a few hours).
  8. When cooled, remove candy clusters from wax paper, place on a plate and enjoy!
Recipe source: Food.com


April 11, 2012

Clemson Spring Game Weekend - Orange & White game & other events

This weekend will be the annual Clemson Spring Orange & White game. Admission and parking are free, so if you don't yet have weekend plans, I highly recommend you go. It's a great weekend full of events (in addition to checking out this year's football team), and it's a great way to spend a weekend with your family in Clemson without the massive crowds, traffic, outrageous hotel prices, etc.


The weather is going to be perfect Spring weather!

There are a number of events taking place this weekend in Clemson, in addition to the Spring game, that you and your family can take part in.

Friday, April 13
  • 10:00 AM - until - Clemson Literary Festival - book fairs, readings, live music, etc.
  • NOON - 4:00 PM - Horticulture Student Plant Sale @ Greenhouse at the back of the Biotechnology Research Complex (across the parking lot from Hendrix Student Center)
  • 6:30 PM - Clemson baseball vs. NC State @ Kingsmore Stadium (purchase tickets)
  • 7:00 PM - Christopher Branch concert @ the Amphitheater (admission is FREE) - "A powerhouse singer/songwriter who takes his cues from his South Carolina forerunners Edwin McCain & Hootie & the Blowfish, but also lets his own simplistic, unique songwriting shine through..."
Saturday, April 14
  • 11:00 AM - Women's Tennis vs. Wake Forest @ Hoke Sloan Tennis Center (free admission)
  • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Be a T.I.G.E.R! Field Day @ Lawn of Littlejohn Coliseum (event details)
  • NOON - Clemson baseball vs. NC State @ Kingsmore Stadium (purchase tickets)
  • 1:00 PM - IPTAY Annual Meeting @ IPTAY Center (all IPTAY donors invited)
  • 1:30 PM - Clemson Son's Bowl @ Memorial Stadium - watch Clemson greats return and play a hilarious game of flag football against each other (free admission)
  • 4:00 PM - Orange & White Spring Football Game @ Memorial Stadium (free admission)
Sunday, April 15
  • NOON - 4:00 PM - International Food Festival @ Bowman Field - "Come out and experience a smorgasbord of food and live entertainment from all around the world provided by Clemson's nearly 1,200 students from 92 countries."
  • NOON - Women's Tennis vs. NC State @ Hoke Sloan Tennis Center (free admission)
  • 1:00 PM - Clemson baseball vs. NC State @ Kingsmore Stadium (purchase tickets)

*** If you plan on attending the Orange & White game this weekend and would like to take photos for ClemsonGirl.com, send us an email (clemsongirlblog@gmail.com) and let us know. In return, we will give you a $25 gift card to a sponsor of your choice. ***

It's hard to believe the Spring game is already here...which means that football season is right around the corner. If you've never been to an Orange & White game before, take advantage of a beautiful weather weekend and go. Let's show our Tigers that we support them year round!


April 7, 2012

Clemson jelly bean Easter centerpiece

How cute (and easy) is this jelly bean Easter centerpiece? Use fake flowers, or use real flowers by placing a smaller vase with water in the middle and filling in the gap between the two vases with jelly beans. Switch out the green jelly beans with purple jelly beans -- or a combination of orange and purple.

Do you have any Clemson-themed Easter decor in your home this year?


April 3, 2012

April showers bring Clemson flowers

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