Mother’s Day Gifts and Quote Ideas

Mother’s Day is coming up which means it’s time for you to craft a gift or buy one, either way you want to make sure that your gift comes from the heart and shows how much you appreciate and love your mother.

Here are some great Mother’s day gifts to DIY or buy for your mom.

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>Handmade Gift Basket

>DIY Tile Photo Coasters

>Personalized Mugs

>Mason Jar Garden

>365 Reason Why I Love My Mom Jar

>Homemade Bubbling Bath Salts

>Cute Mother’s Day Breakfast Idea

>DIY Mom’s Survival Kit

>Mother’s Day Coupons

>Decorate A Picture Frame (For A Nice Family Photo)

>Convert Home VHS Tapes to DVDs

>Homemade Sugar Scrub

>Handbag

>Bouquet Of Flowers

>Matching Mother/Daughter bracelet

>DIY Candle

>Cake In A Jar

>DIY Magnets With Pictures Of The Family

>Write A Poem

>A Mother’s Day Plaque

>DIY Blanket

>DIY Phone Case Cover

>Jewelry Box

>Wine And Chocolates

>Hand Print Apron

>Anything Monogrammed

>Subscription Boxes

>Mother’s Day Flower Pot

>Decorative Pillow

Nothing goes better than inspirational quotes and mothers. Here are some cute Mother’s Day Sayings that would be perfect to add to your mother’s day gifts.

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>”If I didn’t have you as a mom, I’d choose you as a friend.”

>”A child’s hand touches a mother’s heart.”

>”Mom, Thanks for loving, caring, sharing, knowing, and always listening and being there. We love you!”

>”Mom, Thanks for helping me grow. You are my sunshine.”

>”God can’t always be everywhere, That’s why he invented mothers.”

>”Successful mothers are not the ones that have struggled. They are the ones that never give up, despite the struggles.”

>”To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.”

>”Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, and happy kids.”

>”My mother, she is beautiful, softened at the edges, and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”

>”Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.”

>”I love that we don’t have to say out loud I’m your favorite child.”

>”A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with, and love with all your heart.”

>”Home is where your mom is.”

At Greek Streak we have the perfect mother’s day t-shirts that will be available for group order for mother’ day! Keep checking out our website for the press collection with these awesome shirts.

Great Greek Houses

Greek Housing has been used since the start of fraternities and sororities on college campuses. Houses were built for members of the chapter to live, socialize, hold meetings, and study together. Not every school has Greek houses but there are many universities that have great Greek houses.

Here is a list of some of the most beautiful sorority houses on college campuses today:

>Kappa Kappa Gamma at University of Arkansas: “The house has previously undergone expansions and renovations, with the last one occurring (2 years ago).  Now, at 41,000 square feet, it’s got to be among the largest in the country, if not the largest.”

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>Delta Gamma at University of Alabama: The most recent colonized chapter at UA

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>Delta Delta Delta University of Florida: 2003 Renovation of a completely new house. “It is the first Greek facility in the nation to utilize a fingerprint reader access control system, alleviating the issue of lost keys and cards. A remote direct digital control system helps manage the temperature, humidity and unit performance via the internet from anywhere in the world. ”

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>Chi Omega at University of Missouri: “Estimated Cost of $4 million The house was open just in time to celebrate the Rho Alpha chapter’s 100th birthday. Features will include underground parking, an elevator and more community spaces.”

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>Kappa Delta Mississippi State University: “This beautiful Kappa Delta house is located in Starkville, Mississippi and allows sisters to enjoy the comforts of home while creating a unique bond that lasts a lifetime.  Established on campus in 1971 this chapter raised over $52,000 for their philanthropy in 2012. The large sorority house provides a space for these women to hangout and enjoy their sisterhood.”

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>Kappa Alpha Theta Oklahoma State University: The house has a computer room with DSL, wireless Internet capabilities throughout the house, copy machine, scanner, Netflix, printers and fax.”

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>Phi Mu University of Alabama: “This elegant house is home to the Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu. Located in Tuscaloosa, AL this house sleeps up to 44 women and gives the chapter a space to eat, and hangout with sisters.”

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>Zeta Tau Alpha High Point University: One of nine sororities at High Point. All of the houses at this university are amazing.

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Check out our Pinterest page more beautiful Great Greek Houses!

 

“Frats at Bat” Event is a Hit

This past Sunday, Towson University’s Phi Mu chapter held their annual fundraiser event, “Frats at Bat”. Every spring, the chapter puts hours into preparing for this fun morning full of competition and spirit. All morning, different fraternities on campus play baseball against one another. In preparation, each fraternity sets up a team of players, while the sorority assigns each fraternity a group of sister to act as team captains. The event coordinators organize a bracket, deciding which fraternities will play against each other. This year’s final game was between Pi Kappa Alpha and Phi Sigma Kappa. It was a close game, but Phi Kappa Alpha took home the win!

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We were able to talk to the chapter’s Vice President, Samantha Figueroa, who had so many positive things to say about the event. She commented, “We are so incredibly happy to be able to put on such an amazing event every spring. Specifically, the turn out this year was remarkable. We were extremely fortunate to have so many people and participants show up for the event, including Towson University’s President Timothy Chandler.”

In order to enter the competition, the fraternity is charged a fee which is donated directly to Phi Mu’s Philanthropy, The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Weeks before the event, Phi Mu began selling baseball tees to help raise more money for CMNH. They also sold cupcakes, soda, water, and hotdogs at the actual event.

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Phi Mu at Towson takes pride in that they raise money year round for their philanthropy. Even though their “Frats at Bat” event is only in the spring, the sorority also holds a week long fundraiser in the fall, known as Sir Fidel Cup. The week consists of daily challenges the fraternities compete in, ending with a sweet heat search crowning Phi Mu’s Lion King.

We are so proud Towson University’s Phi Mu incredible fundraising efforts. Does your chapter need an idea for a philanthropy fundraising event? Check out our Pinterest for some awesome ideas!

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The Great Greek Spotlight- Mariska Hargitay

Today, our Great Greek Spotlight is for actor and Kappa Kappa Gamma sister, Mariska Hargitay.

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On January 23, 1964 Mariska Hargitay was born to parents Jayne Mansfield and Mickey Hargitay in Santa Monica, California. When Hargitay was 3 years old her mother died in a car crash and was raised by her father from then on. When she was older, Mariska went to a Catholic secondary school called Marymount High School where Hargitay was active in cheer leading, student government, athletics, and the theater program.

In 1982 Hargitay enrolled into UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. That same year she was crowned Miss Beverly Hills USA. Before completing her degree Hargitay left UCLA to pursue a career in acting,

Before she acted Hargitay attended Groundlings Theatre Company in Los Angeles.  Her first big break was a role in the horror film called Ghoulies. After that she was offered a spot in a TV show called Towntown, though she never considered going into television.

It wasn’t until 1999 when Mariska was casted to play Olivia Benson in NBC’s Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. She has won an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award as well as nominated for  the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series. The show is on it’s 16th season which Hargitay is still apart of acting, directing, and producing.

Aside from the show, Hargitay is the founder an president of the Joyful Heart Foundation which supports survivors of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and child abuse. The Foundation has raised $20 million and helped approximately 5,000 survivors as of April 2011.

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Check out our Great Greek Women on our Pinterest and our Kappa Kappa Gamma apparel on Greek Streak.

Decorating Graduation Caps

It’s the end of April that means seniors are getting ready to graduate and decorating graduation caps. Decorating a cap for graduation signifies what graduation and what the time in college has meant for you. The way you decorate your cap can It also helps your family pick you out of the crowd as they wait for you to cross the stage. Many people love to get creative when decorating their caps!

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Here are some popular and unique ideas and sayings for decorating graduation caps:

> The Tassel Was Worth The Hassle.

> She Turned Her Can’t into Cans and Her Dreams into Plans.

> Not All Who Wander Are Lost.

> Thanks Mom and Dad For Giving Me The World.

> Four Years Later.

> I Know I Wined A Lot but I Did It!

> She Believed She Could So She Did.

> Every Dream Begins With A Dreamer.

> About Time!

> Adventure Is Out There.

> I Want To Be Where The People Are… Employed

> To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure

> Just Keep Swimming

> Oh The Places You’ll Go

> The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty In Their Dreams

> When One Door Closes Another One Opens

> 99 Problems But A Degree Ain’t One

> Thanks Mom, Dad, and Coffee

> The Best Is Yet To Come

> Be The Change

> Because Hogwarts Didn’t Take FAFSA

> That’s All Folks

> To Infinity And Beyond

> All You Need Is Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

> Hakuna Matata

> How Lucky I Am To Have Something So Hard To Say Goodbye To

> With Grace In Your Heart and Flowers In Your Hair

> The Rest Is Still Unwritten

> There’s A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

> There Are Far Better Things Ahead Than Those We Leave Behind

> Wherever Life Plants You Bloom With Grace

> Thanks For The Memories

> It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done

> Off To Capture More Memories

> To Be Discouraged, Never

> A World Of Possibilities Awaits

> Follow Your Arrow

> Live With Purpose

The ideas for cap decorating are endless! Checkout out Pinterest Board: Graduation Caps for more ideas and quotes to decorate your cap.

Greek Streak’s First Ever Trunk Show

This past Sunday, Greek Streak hosted their first ever trunk show at Towson University for the school’s Kappa Delta chapter. After lots of planning and preparing, we were so excited to share new custom designs made exclusively for the trunk show.

Greek Streak prepared over 40 different apparel options ranging from flowy tank tops with whimsical designs to fashion forward Tees. Members had the option to choose from 11 different styles to find the perfect fit for any occasion. Our most popular designs were a pullover with the Kappa Delta Greek letters and a V-neck with Maryland flag themed Greek letters!

The ordering process was simple! All members had to do was choose their design and style and then place their order ether using a paper order form or through an online link! In 5-7 business days, their chapter contact will receive all the orders.

After the Trunk show, we were able to sit down with one of the chapter members, Paige, and get some insight on the trunk show. Catch the interview below! We had so much fun meeting everyone from Towson University’s Kappa Delta chapter and look forward to future trunk shows. If you are interested in setting up a trunk show for YOUR chapter, please feel free to contact our lead fashion consultant, Jamie Sunday, at jaimesunday@greekstreak.com for more information.

Our question and answer session with Kappa Delta member, Paige:

Q) What was your favorite design at the trunk show?

A) Hmm, there were so many awesome designs; it’s difficult to just choose one! If I had to pick my very favorite it would be the Kappa Delta clover shit on the Bella Muscle tee. The design was so cute and the muscle tee makes the perfect swim suit cover-up for this summer.

Q) Overall, what did you love most about the trunk show?

A) The room was set up in such a nice way. It had a rustic country feeling yet was still very classy. They incorporated the colors pink and teal throughout the room through pink lemonade and teal colored mason jars. I also really enjoyed the cupcakes!

Q) What else would you like to see at a future trunk show?

A) Well I loved how many different style options we had to choose from and that styles included more than just shirts. I liked how there were raincoats and sweatshirts to pick from also. If we could add any other style options, I would love to see hats and frat tanks!

Fabulous Formal Finds

Formal is only a few days away and you still don’t have a dress. Your sisters have been constantly texting you, asking to see a picture of what you and your date are going to wear. You start to panic.

We’ve all been there. It’s easy to stress about buying a formal dress especially when you’re living on a college budget. You’re so busy trying to balance paying your dues and your rent, you totally forget about saving up money for the perfect formal outfit. Take a deep breath and don’t stress about the dress! Shopping for your dress online can save both time and money. Below is a list of my favorite websites that have cute and affordable dresses for formal.

>Forever 21: Forever 21 is a great store to find formal dresses. The only thing better than the actual store is the online website!  You can browse pages and pages of dresses without even having to leave your bed. The store sells numerous types of dresses ranging from strapless maxis to halter top skater dresses.  Dresses start as low as six dollars!

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Tribal Print Strapless Dress- $22.80

Crisscross-Back Lace Dress- $22.90

>LuLu’s: I absolutely ador LuLu’s. I was recently introduced to this online store through a sorority sister and now I can never stop browsing their website. With over ten categories of dresses, its almost impossible not to find something you love. And the best part? If you sign up for their emails, you can receive 10% off you first purchase. Now that’s a sweet deal.

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Modern Goddess Beaded Black Dress- $85.00

All the Cage Magenta Purple Dress- $48.00

>Nasty Gal: Want to be the trendiest sister at formal? Then I definitely recommend you check out Nasty Gal! Their dresses may a bit more expensive than other sites, however, they have some of the funkiest dressed you can find on the internet. Don’t be afraid to stand out in style at our Spring formal.

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Censored Skater Dress- $128.00

I Wanna Be Adorned Mesh Dress- $98.00

>Tobi: You are bound to find a cute and affordable dress on Tobi. Tobi’s styles have been sweeping across every college campus. The website not only has amazing dresses, but has a variety of different products you can use to add flare to your outfit including purses, jewelry, and headwear. Don’t forget, you get 50% of your first order! My favorite part about Tobi’s dresses is that they all come in a variety of colors

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Tobi Ophelia Off the Shoulder dress- $58.00

Brooke Dress- $62.00

 

Now that you’ve found your perfect dress, check out our websites for tons of formal favor designs!

The Great Greek Spotlight- Matthew McConaughey

This week, our Greek Spotlight highlights actor and Delta Tau Delta brother, Matthew McConaughey.

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Born on November 4th, 1969, Matthew McConaughey was raised in Uvalde, Texas where he attended Longview High School. While in high school, he didn’t perform in his school plays, rather he was interested in sports and played both golf and tennis. Before graduating, McConaughey’s classmates voted him “Most Handsome Student”. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Texas at Austin and joined Delta Tau Delta. Throughout his college years, McConaughey stayed very active within his Fraternity.

Following his college graduation in 1993, McConaughey caught his first big break in the film Dazed and Confused. This paved the way for the actor, as he continued to rise to stardom. In 1996, he scored a leading role in the movie A Time To Kill and worked with other famous actors and actresses including Sandra Bullock and Kevin Spacey.

Later in 1996, he transitioned from screen to print, landing a cover spread in Vanity Fair magazine. That was not the only transition that McConaughey made that year. He also shifted from comedic roles to more dramatic roles. He appeared in both films Contact and Amistad, where he played a lawyer. It was not very long after that he returned to comedic films. In 1999 , McConaughey starred in EDTV as a lowly clerk who becomes the star of his own reality television show.

A few years later, McConaughey landed several roles in romantic comedies including The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Failure to Launch. McConaughey made hearts melt across the nation.

In recent years, McConaughey has starred in several popular films and television series. In 2013, he appeared in Dallas Buyers Club, where he won best actor at both the 2014 Academy Awards and The Golden Globes. In the film, McConaughey played Ron Woodruff, an activist, diagnosed with AIDS, who began advocating for the drugs that were causing his illness. Later in 2014, he starred in and produced the television series True Detective.

Here at Greek Streak, we love the many different roles that Matthew McConaughey has played through out the years.

Delta Tau Delta brothers should check out our website for various creative shirt designs!

Sweet Sorority Quotes

Whether you’re creating a shirt for recruitment or painting a canvas for your little, it always important to find the perfect quote to incorporate into your design. Below is a list of 30 different sorority quotes to which you can use for your design or for inspiration! If none of these quotes interest you, check out our Pinterest for more ideas pertaining to your specific sorority.

>Though she be but little, she is fierce

>Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart

>Sisters make the bad times good and the good times unforgettable

>First you’re a part of it. Then it becomes a part of you.

>In the little of my little mess, I won’t forget how big I’m blessed

>Sisters are different flowers from the same garden

>From the outside looking in you can’t understand it, from the inside looking out you can’t explain it

>We weren’t sisters by birth but we knew from the start, fate brought us together to be sisters by heart

>When life gives you lemons put them in your sweet tea and thank god you’re a “Your Sorority Here”

>Happy girls are the prettiest girls

>She believed she could so she did

>Here’s to you, here’s to me, Big and little we’ll always be

>Little things can make a big difference

>Do small things with great love

>Bows over Bros

>The best thing to hold onto in Life is each other

>Leave a little sparkle wherever you go

>Dream big little one

>Individually unique together complete

>Home is where your sisters are

>Chance made us sisters. Choice made us friends

>A girl should be three things: Classy, Fabulous, and a “Your Sorority Here”

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>Not four years but for life

>We may not have it all together but together we have it all

>Peace, love, & “Your Sorority Here”

>Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly

>There’s perfection. Then there’s my little.

>You had me at “Your Sorority Here”

>Life’s a Party, dress like it!

Make sure to check out our website for fun shirts with a variety of quotes to choose from!

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A Quick Style Guide: Frat Tanks

With warmer weather approaching, it’s time to hang up your winter coat and begin stocking up your closet with spring and summer clothing! As we enter spring, it is almost impossible not to see frat tanks worn all around campus. The frat tank is a staple in every sorority girl’s wardrobe. You know you own plenty and most likely have an entire drawer filled with them. You get them for Greek Week, homecoming, spring break, formal, and so many more events.

Frat tanks can be worn for any occasion. Here is a quick style guide on what to wear them with:

>Wear with sneakers, Nike shorts, and a Lululemon headband: This sporty look can be rocked all summer long. Wear this outfit for a run around campus or while running errands. This outfit will have you looking fashionable while on the go.

>Wear with converse, leggings, and a zip up hoodie: This casual look can be worn during finals week when you want to be comfortable while studying in the library for hours. It can also be worn for a movie night with your sisters or on the drive/flight home from school.

>Wear with flats, black or white jeans, a statement necklace and a cardigan: Sport this look while getting dinner with sisters and to weekly meeting. This look dresses up the tank and allows you to wear it to events that may be a bit more formal.

>Wear with Jack Rogers sandals and dark wash skinny jeans: Wear this look to class and to the mall. This simple look is still cute and can be worn almost anywhere. Jack Roger sandals will add a little flare to the outfit.

>Wear with Converse, boyfriend jeans, and a baseball cap: This fun look can be worn to a school baseball game and also to visit your friend at a different college. Don’t be afraid to rock some school spirit by wearing a university branded hat.

>Wear with Flip Flops and a bathing suit: This look is obviously for a day at the beach or at the pool. Even though you’re wearing the tank as a cover-up, still make sure you apply lots of sun screen!

>Wear with Strappy sandals, high-waisted jean shorts, and a simple necklace: Wear this chic look to a summer concert or to grab froyo with your BFF. High-waisted shorts are very trendy and you can never go wrong with strappy sandals.

There are so many different ways to rock the frat tank. Check out our website for some fabulous frat tank designs!

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