Monday, January 9, 2012


Happy Monday! Although it's a gloomy, rainy day here anndd the first day of classes, I am in high spirits! I found out Saturday evening I will be getting a new little in my sorority this week and I am absolutely ecstatic! Being a Southern sorority girl, one of the most cherished parts we all dream of is having the perfect little. I got my first little last fall but unfortunately she wasn't very involved or excited about being a member and eventually transferred schools. One of the best parts of being a big is all the fun crafts you get to make! I especially love to craft and put so much time and effort into all the things I make, so it was really disappointing when my last little didn't turn out as I had envisioned. However, I have high expectations for this time a round and I am so excited about this semester! Even though this is my last semester as an active member since I'm a senior, I am graduating late so I will still be around campus next year. 

For all you sorority girls out there, I know most schools do some kind of matching process to get big/little pairs. My chapter does things a little differently! On Bid Day the new girls pick some kind of object randomly (we have previously done items that go along with our bid day theme like baseballs, Spanish noise makers, dice, etc.) and on the bottom is a poem about the girl who will be their big and once the poem is read we of course run out and hug them! I know it's a little weird to do it randomly, but it always works out for the most part! My big and my twin have turned out to be some of my best friends! Here are some pictures of my wonderful sorority family.
This is my entire family, including my alum big, grand big, and great great grand big, at a 30th anniversary party for our chapter last year!
My big and twin at our Christmas Cocktail last year
Getting my first little last fall! Although things didn't work out with her, I still love this picture! 
My twin and her two littles at Bid Day this year.

My favorite favorite tradition bigs do in my chapter is decorating our littles dorm doors the night they get their bid! It's a fun way to show all the people in their dorm they've just joined a sorority and a fun way to end such a busy day! All the big sisters decorate paper letters to tape on the little's door which is really neat because it gives us a way to show a little part of ourselves and what we like to our new little! Plus, we all keep the letters for decoration because they always turn out so well! I still have the ones my big made me, as well as some that have been passed down to me over the years!
These are the letters I made last year 
They took absolutely forever! I hand drew one of Lilly Pulitzer's prints from the Spring 2010 collection and it was not an easy task! This year I'm once again doing a Lilly print, but one of the Lilly Pulitzer/Lee Jofa prints from their furniture collection. I will have to upload pictures once they are done! Ok I know I've went on and on about this, it just shows how excited I am! Does anyone have any fun stories or memories from sorority days? 

I am going to work a little more on my letters before I have to go to campus for recruitment meetings! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!


  1. Looks like so much fun! Hope you have a great week. xo

  2. Just found your blog, and I am so excited to follow you! I'm pretty new at all this too, and it has just started clicking for me. I hope you have a ball with it!