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The Life of a Wrapette: Volume I

8 Sep

Here at Wrapsody we are like one, big happy family. The girls that make up this family are called Wrapettes. We wanted to give everyone a chance to meet one of our very special Wrapettes, Amanda, and discover a little bit about what makes her such a special part of our family.

Meet Amanda! Amanda is from Foley, Alabama, and is studying poultry science at Auburn University. Her dream job in poultry science is working in a hatchery dealing with the incubation of eggs and the hatching of chicks! A little different from her work at Wrapsody, I’d say.

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Amanda at her station!

Everyone at Wrapsody claims Amanda is the queen of rearranging displays, so I was surprised when I asked her the most challenging part of her job…rearranging displays. “It’s a love-hate relationship,” she said. “You can tear down a display and do it over and over again and just hate it…but once you’re done it’s the best feeling.”

Wrapsody is known for carrying original brands and products, so I asked Amanda what I thought would be a tough question. What’s your favorite product at Wrapsody? Without missing a beat, “I love Ronaldo. Each bracelet is not only beautiful, but has a beautiful story to go with it. And they make great gifts!”

After being at Wrapsody for a year, I figured Amanda had a lot of memories here. I was right. When I asked her her favorite memory she had a hard time picking one out. After offering me two different memories, she finally settled on the third. Easter at Wrapsody. “We have chicks in the window…nothing beats kids’ faces lighting up when they see a chick for the first time and get to hold one.”  So fitting for our girl who wants to work in a hatchery!

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Amanda with the Wrapsody chicks!

While following Amanda around while she was sweeping up the store, I asked her what her favorite quote was. Surprisingly enough, it was a quote that is on display in the store. “A wise old owl sat on an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke. The less he spoke the more he heard. Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?”

Finally, I asked Amanda to describe her dream life to me in one single sentence. “My dream life…I guess just perfectly happy. In my dream life, I would be perfectly happy.”

 

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Hello, September 🏈

29 Aug

As August comes to an end, we welcome September with open arms. September brings all of the joy & changes that come with the end of summer and the beginning of a new fall (the most wonderful time of year!). Bathing suits, oversized floaties, days on the lake and 100 degree weather are traded for booties, tailgate tents, Saturdays in the stadium and 90 degree weather (some things take longer to change…).

As the most loyal fans in the world, we have a special responsibility come September: make this football season even better than the last! A seemingly difficult task because every football season tops the last, but we love the challenge – don’t we? Well, we’ve decided to put together a little something to help with the exciting task of making your tailgate the best tailgate ever. Because let’s face it, haven’t you always wanted to be the hostess with the mostest during your favorite time of the year, at your favorite place, amongst a sea of other Game Day hosting aficionados?

Well, good thing Wrapsody is here to help.

Let’s start with the essentials:

  1. ClearWare Stadium Bags: be prepared on Game Day, don’t forget your clear bag! Don’t get caught off guard by the new regulations! These options are perfect for keeping all of your belongings safe for game time! 

    Collegiate ClearWare Bags ($80), HOBO “Danette” Wallet in Cardinal ($118), Sunglasses ($14), HOBO “Flash” Wallet in Persimmon ($68), Teleties large hairband ($10)

  2. Game Day Outfits – For some of you, this is your favorite part of Game Day… picking out what to wear! We have so many options, we could write a whole post for just that! But we picked some of our favorites from our boutique to share with y’all: 

    Alabama & Auburn Stated Tanks ($40), Auburn & Alabama ClearWare Large Bags ($80), White V-Neck Tee ($38), Denim Skirt ($40), Grey Dress ($32)

     

    Navy Romper ($40), Diba True “New Look” Wedges ($110), Orange Tassel Earrings ($30), Black Top ($28), Red Tie Necklace ($12), Blowfish Black “Drum” Sandals ($40), Diba True “Line Drive” Slip-On Heels ($130), Grey Knit Dress ($45), HOBO “Muse” in Cardinal ($178), Navy Floral Romper ($40), Navy Off the Shoulder Dress ($42), Neutral/Sparkle Beaded Necklace ($48), Large Collegiate ClearWare Bags ($80)

     

    UAB “BHM” Grey T-Shirt ($36), White Angry Rabbit Jeans ($84)

  3. Scout Coolers & Storage Bins – lugging around 

    “Chalk the Line” Pleasure Chest ($30), “Crocotile” Hang-10 Bin ($28), Rump Roost Medium ($60), Large ($65)

  4. Drinkware – New & improved designs: the Stemless & 12oz Tumbler from Corkcicle, and the new 50oz Bottle & multiple new colors of our favorite 9oz tumbler – including Crimson and Navy! 

     

    Corkcicle: Stemless ($22), 12oz Tumbler ($22). Swig: 9oz Tumbler ($22), 50oz Bottle ($48)

You could stop here, but then you wouldn’t be completing your task – right? So let’s keep going. Here are some of our favorite new items to help make your tailgate go from “fun” to “AMAZING!”

  1. Tailgate Trays – officially called “Party Pals” & the perfect addition to your next tailgate. They are lightweight, come in red, white, orange, black, silver/grey & navy and have spaces for your drink, utensils & plate! 

    Party Pal ($7), Corkcicle ($22), Fringe Clutch Purses ($45), Red Tie Necklace ($12)

  2. Garden Stakes & Door Hangers – Alabama Pumpkin & Aubie garden stakes! Big Al & Aubie Door Hangers! An easy addition to any outdoor space this football season. 

    Alabama Pumpkin Garden Stake ($22), Aubie Garden Stake ($28.50), Aubie Door Hanger ($44), Big Al Door Hanger ($44)

3. For the Chef – show off your grill skills with this “Grill Master” serving platter & spatula set (a great gift for that proud grill master in your life…), make serving a tad more fun with appetizer forks, and switch out your cans for glasses with Govino 160z Beer Glasses (perfect for outdoor celebrations & durable for the crazier members of your tailgate!).

 

Grill Master Platter Set ($55), Dipper Appetizer Forks ($10.50), Govino Beer Glass Set ($20)

Now can you see it? Can you really picture it? Your tailgate filled with happy faces, cold refreshments and everything in between!

For anyone NOT satisfied with their tailgate vision, here are a few more favorites that will spice your Saturday up even more:

  1. Dammit Dolls – you know those moments where you think you might punch your tv, or a wall? Well, that’s where these guys come in. Grab one and hit, throw, smash, kick – whatever you desire! And get one for your buddy too because chances are you’re not the only one who will need one… Dammit-dolls-Auburn-Alabama-wrapsody 

    Alabama “Tradition” Dammit Doll & Auburn “Captain” Dammit Doll ($14 each)

  2. Hand Towels & Magnets – because they add a cute touch & we just love them! 

    Hand Towels ($18), Magnets ($8 each)

  3. #GiveBeer 6-pack greeting card – why buy a separate card when you can say Hi with your gift? We love 2-in-1 deals! 

Now you should be very well prepared for the first game of the season! Let us know what you think & tag us in your tailgating pictures @shopwrapsody 🙂

We sincerely hope you enjoy this September & all of the glorious moments it brings to you!

Happy Tailgating!

-The Wrapsody Team

 

 

 

 

Another year of Bid Day boxes!

25 Aug

With Bid Day a week behind us we thought it was time to reflect on another successful year of Bid Day boxes! It’s an interesting, stressful and fun process and we wanted to share a behind the scenes perspective with you.

It all begins weeks before the big day. The Wrapettes spent their time collecting hundreds and hundreds of Bid Day box orders – every day more orders were filed away.

Finally, on August 18, the big day arrives. Despite having had orders for weeks, we can only begin assembly on the day of. In the wee hours of the night the official bid list is finalized and we finally know what sorority our Bid Day box girls will be pledging! This is when the fun begins.

All the Wrapettes and other friends of Wrapsody arrived bright and early to help with assembly. 4:30 A.M. to be exact! We were working away while the new members were still asleep dreaming of their new home!

All day long, the boxes are being assembled, filled, checked and sent out to the new members for delivery. It is so motivating to know that after a long, exciting day the new members get to go home to a personalized gift from their loved ones that we had a hand in!

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We talked to some of the girls at Wrapsody about the Bid Day experience this year. “This was the smoothest things have ran – everyone seemed to be really happy with their boxes. Our product was the best it had ever been – everyone loved every item we offered!”

Even though Bid Day is an exciting time for some, it is also a tough time for others. We know some girls get released from recruitment – we have spent time crying on the phone with parents. We know it’s tough, sometimes tougher than you would expect, so we try to make sure we have Happys for everyone. Recruitment isn’t perfect – and neither is our Bid Day box process. We make mistakes, but we try to work together and do our best as a team.

This year we filled 788 boxes in a single day! We so loved being a part of everyone’s special day and we can’t wait until next year.

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Summer in the South

10 Jun

Summer in the South is always special. Time seems to slow down, people spend more time outside and communities plan events for everyone to enjoy. Such events include the Summer Night Downtown Art Walk in Auburn, AL on June 14 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm.

Downtown Auburn will be transformed into an art district featuring artists, vendors, photography, live music and a pie bake off. The theme of this year’s Summer Night Downtown Art Walk is PIE, and people are encouraged to display their culinary art through entering the baking contest. As the Auburn Art Association put it, “What better way to bring our community together than through pie!”

Wrapsody will be sponsoring booths for Jane Sweet Jane, Jayne Morgan Art, and Old Clutch at the Summer Night event.

Jane Sweet Jane is a local store in Opelika, Ala. that sells handmade home décor. Products include pillows, lamps and even Christmas stockings.  Each item is unique and carefully made with a sweet Southern charm. Jane Sweet Jane also customizes items for her customers with pictures of loved ones and pets.

Jane Sweet Jane towels

Jane Sweet Jane Towels

Jayne Morgan is an artist in Bluff Park, Ala. Her paintings are warm and familiar, many featuring everyday household items such as JIF peanut butter jars and Wonder Bread labels. Morgan creates paintings, teaches art classes and attends shows around the southeast showcasing her work.

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Jayne Morgan painting Honey Bears

Old Clutch was started near Birmingham, Ala. by two sister-in-laws who were looking to add personality and uniqueness to clutches, iPad cases and laptop cases. Each piece is completed with a vintage feel, and no two clutches are exactly alike.

Old Clutch Bags

Old Clutch Bags

There are shows and festivals similar to Auburn’s Summer Night throughout Alabama. Summer festivals like these provide the golden opportunity for members of the community to spend time together and really appreciate summertime in their hometowns. These events promote fellowship, southern hospitality and unity through fun activities!

So no matter where you call home, this summer is the perfect time to attend an event like Summer Night to remember the true value of your community!  To find one near you check out http://www.al.com/events/things-to-do/