Greek Life Q&A – What Are Sororities Really Like, What If I’m Not A Legacy, + More

By spending my freshman year at a BIG10 school and going through recruitment, Greek life became a huge part of me. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I met some of my closest friends through Greek life and I’m lucky that even though I’ve transferred schools we are all still close. They’re also incredibly supportive – I’m pretty sure they were some of the very first readers of Abundance of Abby! Anyways, I decided to write this to answer people’s questions regarding Greek life. I wanted to take my own personal experiences and help clear the […]

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August Style: Summer Weekends

I’ve been trying to spend the past few weeks outside, soaking up as much of the August sun I can. Whether that’s been at the Coast Guard Festival, on the East side of the state with family, or just in my own backyard, I’ve been savoring each moment this summer. With just a couple weeks left leading up to my first semester of sophomore year, I’ve been one busy bee! (Which is one of the main reasons I haven’t been able to post as often – I’m working on it, I pinky promise!) Thank goodness I’ve ordered my agenda, because […]

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How To Make The Most Of Your August

Happy August 1st!! It’s bittersweet thinking about how much summer has passed and how schools will be starting within the next month. I love picking out new folders and notebooks for the upcoming school year, but I also want to savor every last bit of this summer, so I’ve constructed 31 ideas to make the most of your August. This list includes everything from fun ways to spend the day and tips for getting ready for September. I’ve always looked at the start of weeks and new months as a time for a fresh start. Just like how people look […]

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Eating Healthy On Road Trips and On The Go

Happy Saturday!! This weekend I’ll be taking a small trip to visit family with one of my brothers and my mom. You already know I’m using my favorite luggage that I mentioned in this post. I’m so excited to be taking a break from all of the craziness that has been going on recently. Little life update for y’all: I got a job at a hospital to get my foot in the door into the medical  field. I like it so far, but I’ve been working full-time the past two weeks, which has tired me out, but that’s obviously to […]

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Lake Day with Lake Effect Co.

This post is dedicated to my fellow lake babies. To the people who have heard their parents lecture them about the rip current and still went out to swim anyways. (Sorry Mom!!) To those who can paddle board, wake board, skim board, surf board, and do basically anything that ends in board. To the ones who know where to go that the tourists who come to visit don’t. To those who feel just as comfortable behind the wheel of the boat as they do the wheel of a car. To the ones who were fine with jumping into the water […]

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Favorites Under $60

  Nordstrom’s annual anniversary sale opened to the general public this past weekend and boy are there some great deals!! If you aren’t familiar with the sale, in the summer they will release fall items and put them on sale before the season. That’s right – before!! As I scrolled through the pages of sale items I picked out a couple that I really liked and that I think you will too. Best part is, all are under $60 and all of these are shop-able links, so if you like what you see, you don’t need to scour Nordstrom for […]

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What We Would Tell Our Younger Selves

“Despite what your feelings may be telling you, the pain you’re experiencing may be a chapter in your life, but it will not be all there is to your life. Don’t let your thoughts confuse a chapter with the whole book.” – Brittney Moses   I decided to write a different piece for Abundance of Abby. I had so many different people send in stories and it was amazing to read all of their own perspectives. At one point, I had to stop taking everyones and save them for another day and post!! I hope this blog post touches you […]

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Greek Life Jewelry

Happy Thursday!! I apologize for not writing for a little bit there, I have been so busy and wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, so I wasn’t going to write half-hearted pieces just for the sake of producing content. After thinking about what I want to write in the coming weeks, I realized that a lot of high school seniors (now college freshman) will end up rushing and going through sorority recruitment, so I wanted to share my own perspective and tips in an upcoming mini “sorority series” if you will. I’m super excited to share my own experiences with everyone and […]

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Brunchin’ and Beachin’

Hey everyone and Happy Thursday!! Like you know, my friend Audrey came to visit for the 4th of July. Sadly, she had to leave yesterday, but I made sure she had a really great send off for her last day here. I love showing friends and family around my new home and exploring the areas surrounding me with them. After staying up pretty late the night before, we started our morning off with a stop at the local coffee shop. Audrey actually collects coffee cup sleeves from all the places she travels, so I knew we had to stop at […]

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Patriotic Pajamas, Fireworks, And A 4th of July Recap

Happy late 4th of July!! Typically, each year we have family come into town, but this year we got a new addition to the family on July 3rd, so plans couldn’t come together. (Welcome to the world Valory Constance!!) I was super lucky, however, that one of my closest friends, Audrey, could come and spend a few days with us. Before Audrey was here, I had gone shopping with my mom and picked up some new clothes and what would eventually become my fourth outfit! While out, I also got a super comfy pair of pajamas from Tommy Hilfiger. They’re […]

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