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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

 

 

 

 

Wrapped in Hope: Monica’s Testimony

1 Oct

In 2012, 40-year-old Monica Chambers skeptically agreed to have her first mammogram after her doctor advised her to. When the mammogram showed an abnormality, Monica went to the East Alabama Medical Center’s radiology department to determine what exactly was wrong. After a few tests, Monica was diagnosed with breast cancer.

A nurse from the EAMC Breast Health Center was the first to meet with Monica about having chemotherapy, but Monica was determined she would not go through treatment. “I’m just going to die with breast cancer,” Monica said. It was her husband who finally convinced her that she had to try and fight the cancer for herself and her young children.

img_1244Finally, Monica listened to reason and started chemotherapy, and she’s happy she decided to do so. “It’s like it became a part of me and I became a part of it,” Monica said about going through treatment. She especially praised everyone at the EAMC Breast Health Center for being so kind and welcoming to her. “The people at the EAMC really helped me a lot,” Monica said.

After she had already been diagnosed with breast cancer and started treatment, Monica’s husband began having health problems and was put on disability. This meant that they were both sick and out of work, leaving them uninsured. “The foundation picked me up,” Monica said. “They made sure I could afford anything I needed.”

 

Monica said the thing that helped her the most through her fight with cancer was people being there for her. “I had people behind me that I never would have thought. Even people that I didn’t know,” Monica said. She said that she was given food, groceries and kind words that uplifted her. She also said it made her feel better when people would call or let her know they were praying for her.

The main thing Monica said that people who haven’t been through breast cancer should know is to not try to sympathize with the person affected but instead be straight-forward with them. Monica said she would encourage people to not be afraid to ask questions or say whatever is on their mind. Said said if someone wants to help, all they have to do is simply ask, ‘Is there anything I can do?’

Monica has been a breast cancer survivor now for 4 years now. After surviving herself, she hopes she can help others get through as well. “I just want to get my story out to help anyone. Whether it’s someone that’s going through breast cancer or someone that has family members or loved ones going through. I just want to help them feel comfortable.”

 

Honored to share this story,
Caroline Haney
Wrapsody Intern

 

Wrapped in Hope: Jody’s Testimony

29 Sep

As we continue to celebrate angels and survivors at Wrapsody during our Wrapped in Hope celebration, we are honored to share the story of another friend and breast cancer survivor, Jody Northcutt.

Jody was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. She said she knew she could fight the cancer because she believed in the power of answered prayers. “Those prayers gave me hope that everything would be ok.”

Cancer is a terrible, life changing disease. However, Jody told us in some ways it changed her life for the good as well. She said it brought her closer to her friends and made her change her definitions of what family and friendship means. She was touched by how people that she didn’t even know reached out to send her love and support.

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Jody said the number one person that has been there for her through this journey is her daughter, Morgan. “My daughter is the one I can talk to or cry to, she’s always been there for me.” She said her daughter has been at every one of her surgeries and is her biggest support. It’s that support that gives Jody hope and comfort.

Going through this difficult journey, Jody said it is important to always keep an open mind. She said the most important thing to do is to keep an open support group and accept prayers from anyone. “You have to have all of your strength to go through this, so let someone else give you theirs,” Jody said.

Leaning on others for help has been an important part of Jody’s journey. She encourages others to do whatever they can, big or small, to lend a helping hand to someone going through breast cancer. “Giving support and being there is all anyone needs to do.”  

Honored to tell this amazing story,
Caroline Haney
Wrapsody Intern

Wrapped in Hope: Leslie’s Testimony

27 Sep

img_1053Leslie Carter was diagnosed with breast cancer July 11, 2013 after she found a lump herself while in the shower. Instead of letting her diagnosis get the best of her, Leslie used this difficult situation as a platform to help others. “God chose me,” Leslie said. She firmly believes the reason she was chosen to go through this was to touch someone else along the way. Leslie knows that she is meant to share her story with others and be a reminder of hope. She also uses her story to prompt women to be aware of their bodies and take care of themselves.

Leslie began getting mammograms early, at age 30, after her mother died of pancreatic cancer. She always knew that it was possible she would get cancer as well, she never thought “it won’t happen to me.” However, no matter their history, Leslie strongly recommends that every woman get mammograms and do self checks to be safe.

img_1059Leslie praises her family for being such a great support during this hard time in her life. She remembers her husband telling her, “We aren’t just going to sit in the corner and cry,” they were going to fight through it. Leslie’s motto was “Turn to God, He will get me through this.”

Leslie says now, over three years after her diagnosis and having gone through chemo therapy and a double mastectomy, “If I got through that, I can get through anything.”

 

“Staying positive is 50% of your battle,” Leslie said.

Leslie had a great support system which included her family, community, church and the EAMC breast health center. She says she couldn’t have asked for anything more than the help and love that she received from these outlets.

“I have hope because you see how supportive community is, you see how people want to help you,” Leslie said. “Hope is so positive. It’s like trust and faith. You have hope, faith and trust, that’s what keeps me going.”

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Leslie received many books, daily devotions and journals that meant a lot to her. Some of her favorites were Your Journey with God Through Cancer and Beyond 365 Daily Devotions and Journal, Jesus Calling, and Jesus Today: Experience Hope Through His Presence. “All of these devotions and journals were so special to me through my cancer journey,” Leslie said.

Leslie said that the best way to wrap in hope someone affected by breast cancer is to simply be in touch and communicate with them. Calling, texting or just sending a note can mean so much. Leslie said the most uplifting thing was when someone would say ‘I’m praying for you’ or ‘I’m thinking about you.’ “It doesn’t matter what it is, big or little, it doesn’t make a difference,” Leslie said. One of the most important things she said that has meant a lot to her is people that continue to check in and pray for her. Keeping the support going years after is just as important as in the beginning.

Touched & inspired by this amazingly strong woman,
Caroline Haney
Wrapsody Intern