National Philanthropy Day – St. Jude | Love Your Melon – My Experiences + How You Can Get Involved

So I’ll be honest, I had no idea that the 15th was National Philanthropy Day until about 2 minutes ago. I had already written and edited a long style post for Thanksgiving and was planning on uploading that today, but I’m postponing that now until tomorrow. Instead, I wanted to take some time to talk about the amazing philanthropies I’ve been able to be a part of and give you ideas on how you can get involved with them as well. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital My heart is filled with so much love for St. Jude and respect and […]

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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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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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Apartment and Dorm Room Spring Style: Sucker for Succulents

With Spring’s recent arrival, I’ve been itching to get outside, but with the midwest’s gloomy March weather that’s been a little difficult. Not only that, but the spring cleaning (and reorganizing) bug has bit me, and I’ve been scouring Pinterest and Instagram for ideas on how to spruce up my room, reorganize, and make it more aesthetically pleasing (because let’s be real – aesthetics have become everything). One thing that has stood out as another recent home style┬átrend is minimalistic indoor decor paired particularly with succulents or the house plant of your choosing. I’m sure many of you have seen […]

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Breakfast Hacks for the Busy College Student

In high school, my classes started right at 8 am. I drove to school around 7:30 each morning with my younger brother, meaning typically I was awake between 6:30 and 7. My first semester of freshman year, I was fairly lucky in having only two days a week that started with a class at 8:30. I had more time to stay up at night, sleep in longer, and not feel as rushed when getting ready for my day. Second semester was a whole nother story. Four out of my five days started with an 8:30, with two of the days […]

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