Eclipse

Today there is going to be a total solar eclipse, something that hasn’t happened in hundreds of years! The eclipse begins and ends in different times at different places in the United States. For a good chart of beginning and ending times for the eclipse, check out this website.

I’ll be in Moccasin State Park today, watching the eclipse with family and friends. The University of Georgia has opened up it’s football field for students to view the eclipse, but most other universities have closed for the day.

Here is a good map of the eclipse’s path. 

Here’s an article about the best livestream’s for watching the total solar eclipse if you’re nowhere near its path. 

Total Solar Eclipse

 

 

 

 

Back ATH It!

Junior year is really happening, y’all, and I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing this past week has been. I moved into my house on the 7th and started recruitment for Delta Gamma the very next day at 7 am! After that, it’s been a whirlwind.

Last year I did a post about my room in the Delta Gamma house with pictures of how I decorated. I didn’t make one this year because I’m still trying to unpack all my stuff. Let me know in the comments section below if you’d like another room decor post!

So back to recruitment. This year I recruited every single round. To say that I’m exhausted is an understatement. Not only do I love sharing the joy my sisters bring me year round, I love being able to goof off in between rounds and get to know all my sweet UGA DG’s even better. This year I had the most amazing bump group (mainly because I got to recruit with my little Rachel!).


Below is a photo of my pledge class from last year’s bid day. I can’t wait to meet all my new sisters on the lawn tomorrow night!

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Last night I did something very, very special. I volunteered with the Arch Society, as well as five other student orgs vital to the university, to help make freshman welcome a reality. The freshmen at the University of Georgia have the opportunity to walk into Stanford Stadium and take pictures on the field. They are welcomed by their orientation leaders, the Redcoat Marching Band, the SGA president, Kirby Smart the head football coach, and President Morehead. I passed out waters and cleaned up trash with my DG sister Stacy.

There’s definitely nothing like being back in Athens. Go Dawgs! 

Playlists Based Off My Summer Reads

Sadly summer is drawing to a close. I’m packing up all my things and getting ready to move into a new house in Athens. I’m really excited about starting back to school again this August, but I’m even more excited to finally get to see all my friends again!

The only way I manage to make it through the three hour drive from Asheville to Athens is either listening to music or podcasts. Luckily I’ve made three in anticipation of next week’s travels, and they’re all based off books I read this summer.

To check out each playlist, click on the title of each book and you’ll be linked directly to my playlist on Spotify.

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling (check out my book review HERE)

The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

Here’s my running list of books read this summer:

Brisinger by Christopher Paolini

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [Blade Runner] by Philip K. Dick

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

The Great Passage by Shion Miura

The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

1984 by George Orwell

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Currently reading The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

For more updates on the books I read check out my Goodreads account right HERE. I don’t read as much during the school year, but I do leave ratings on all the books I read and if they’re really great (or really, really terrible) I leave a review.

What are your favorite songs of the summer? Have you read anything good?

xo Bailey

The Ultimate Preppy Sticker Post 2

It’s been a while since I made my original Ultimate Preppy Sticker Post. Since then there are so many new brands with stickers and some old brands that stopped giving their stickers away.

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As you all probably know, there are three ways companies usually give out free stickers. One: Snail Mail. Two: Email. Three: Sticker Request Form. I’ve listed all the different companies under these three categories to make it easier for y’all to get some free stuff!

Snail Mail

LuLuLax: Mail a self addressed, stamped envelope to LuLaLax Stickers, ChalkTalkSPORTS, 151 Woodward Avenue, Norwalk CT 06854

North Face: You have to contact them and ask for stickers. Here’s the “contact us” page

Sun Bum: Send a self addressed, stamped envelope to Sun Bum 101, N. Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach FL 32931

Vans: Send a self addressed, stamped envelope to Vans LLC., Attn: Stickers, N850 County Highway CB, Appleton WI 54914

Ivory Ella: Send a self addressed, stamped envelope to Ivory Ella PO Box 492, East Lyme, CT 06333

Frocket: Send a self address, stamped envelope to Frocket 1212 Dolton Drive, Suite 308, Dallas, TX 75207

Hattan Home: Send a stamped, self addressed envelope to Hattan Home 21 N. Front Street Unit 102 #F, Wilmington NC 28401

The Big Three: How to Stay on Your A-Game During Summer Break
For more info on my beloved bullet journal, check out this post HERE

Email

Collared Greens: Email them at info@collaredgreens.com

Patagonia: Contact customer service on their website (via email) to ask for stickers

Vineyard Vines: Email them at tieguys@vineyardvines.com 

Bartholomew: info@bartholomew.com

Sticker Request Form

Southern Marsh

Southern Charm Clothing: Contact Form HERE

Krass & Co.: Fill out the sticker request form on their “contact us” page

The Lucky Knot

Southern Tide

Jadelynn Brooke

Southern Girl Prep

Teton Sports

Bayview Prep

Backcountry

Moosejaw

Lauren James – LJ will send you a confirmation e-mail, so don’t forget to click the link!

Chaco

Mobile Bay

Summer Ties

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I hope y’all enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed making it! Please leave a comment below if you know of any other brands giving away free stickers. If this wasn’t enough preppy sticker madness for you, check out my stickers and decals Pinterest board here.

 

 

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Whenever I go to the beach I make sure to bring enough books to read. This summer, however, I knew I had a goal of twelve books as well as the May, June, and July books for the bookclub I’m in. That’s fifteen books for an entire summer, over half of what I usually read per year! Usually I have a daunting to-read list, but I didn’t know where to start this time.

I started off the summer with The Goldfinch, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and the Inheritance Cycle. After that, I hit a wall. I spent a lot of my downtime at work surfing through Twitter instead of reading. Politics, even though I dislike them, have been interesting this year. Its like reality tv with all the drama and he-said-she-said gossip going on. That’s when I decided a book on small town politics might not be such a bad thing to read at the beach. I picked up The Casual Vacancy the day before we left for Topsail and didn’t put it down until I’d finished it three days after.

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The Casual Vacancy is a book about Pagford, a small town in England. The story revolves around the death of Barry Fairbrother, a member of the Pagford Parish Council. Barry is loved by everyone and loves everyone in return. He has a big heart, but politically that’s what gets him into trouble. Many years ago, Pagford and Yarvil were friendly neighbor cities, Yarvil being the bigger of the two with a large estate sitting between them. The estate sold lands to Pagford to make cheap housing. Decades later, the cheap housing has become government housing, and is costing Pagford quite a bit of money in the end. Barry wants to keep “the Fields” and the addiction clinic as part of Pagford. The other half of the council does not. When there is a casual vacancy because of Barry’s death, the entire town splits between pro-fielders and anti-fielders and those running for council find themselves the topic of discriminatory posts on the Parish Council website.

What did I tell you, politics with a side of reality tv show worthy gossip! If you like Rowling’s writing style for Harry Potter (this isn’t exactly the same, but it’s not far off) and are interesting in small town politics then I’d definitely give this book a go!

Beach, Please!

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I finally got away from work for a few days and headed to one of my favorite places – Topsail Island! Because my parents have a house there, I’ve been lucky enough to visit the beach every single year. I’ve also been able to take friends here for a little after-school-celebration in May.

Topsail is one of those places where it feels like you’ve stepped through a portal back in time. The rollerskating rink here has wood floors and plays music off an record player! And the island has a swing bridge (one of the oldest in the country that’s still in operation).

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I’ve spent a lot of time on the beach this week, reading and relaxing.

My mom and I went into Wilmington for a day, and I got to go to Poe’s Tavern! I’ve talked about Poe’s Tavern before in this post. It’s one of the coolest restaurants I’ve ever been to! Everything on the menu is named after one of Poe’s literary works.

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Even the bathroom was cool! The wallpaper was actually pages of Poe’s stories, poems, and some illustrations. Below is a movie poster from the inside of the bathroom (haha sorry but I just couldn’t resist!).

 

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If anyone’s looking for any food recommendations, I love anything with the buffalo shrimp!

Topsail Island, NC

Also, how cute is this sign?! It’s for the Beach Shop and Grille, because the owner breeds bulldogs and sometimes brings them to work. However, I might have to get one for my house back at UGA!