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  • Order the 2nd Edition of Gridiron Belles

    Sep 4, 2013 CATEGORIES: Alabama SEC Football, Atlanta, Auburn v Georgia, BCS Championship Game, Football weddings, Georgia Football, Gridiron Belles Tour, Gridiron Belles: A Guide to Saturdays in Dixie, Heisman Trophy, Lilly Pulitzer and Gridiron Belles, LSU Football, LSU v ALABAMA football, Mississippi State, Ole Miss Football, SEC Football, SEC Stadium Tour, Southern Football, Southern Tailgating, Southern Women, Tailgating, Tennessee Football, Texas A&M and Mizzou SEC Football

    My dearest Gridiron Belle:

    Football season has arrived and with impeccable timing, we just launched our highly-anticipated campaign for the 2nd edition of Gridiron Belles! ( You can go ahead and back the project here.)

    With an overdue welcome to Mizzou and TX A&M to the SEC, I needed to add their chapters and some photos of their tailgates and traditions.  While I was at it––to keep it a second edition and  not an entirely new book–– I went ahead and added new belle photos, quotes, outfit suggestions and updated some unique tailgate ideas among other things. (It’s easy to pre-order, here, now)

    So here is how this works:  This kickstarter campaign is the only way for you to get a copy of the new book. If this isn’t a success, no one gets a copy, so be sure to spread the word.   We recommend telling all of your sorority sisters, bridesmaids, boyfriends, friends you tailgate with and gridiron-loving family members. Heck, go ahead and order a few for yourself so you have hostess gifts on stand-by.  Either way, y’all asked for more books, so here they are! You’ll be the first to have a copy of the fall’s must-reads and I guarantee you’ll understand the game of football when you’re finished reading! 

    Thanks in advance for your support; can’t wait to see you at the next tailgate!

    Xs and Os,

    Christie Leigh

    Go ahead, order!





  • Just Keep the Chains Moving

    Mar 6, 2012 CATEGORIES: Gridiron Belles: A Guide to Saturdays in Dixie, Heisman Trophy, SEC Football, Southern Belles, Southern Football, Southern Women

    This morning, while heading for my morning jog around the lake, I heard something inspiring from the voices coming from ESPN radio.

    Amongst the chatter about spring practices, these radio hosts were analyzing a sophomore running back’s ability to “keep the chains moving.”   They said this 19 yr old kid has gotten stronger, developed more muscle, and gained speed during the brief off-season.  “He may not be a Heisman this year, but he’s going to keep the chains moving.” Isn’t that all any coach can dream of? Someone who is persistent and keeps the team moving down the field toward the larger goal?

    This idea struck me as something we should all strive to be—a chain mover.  Everyday we wake up and have the opportunity to punt, or move the chains.

    • We could be lazy at work and play on facebook all day. Or we could be proactive and impress our bosses.
    • We could watch The Bachelor instead of being on the treadmill. Or we could DVR The Bachelor  for post-gym entertainment and do our sit ups and push-ups during commercials.
    • We could be too busy when a friend calls. Or we could take the extra step and call someone we know needs extra support.
    • We could let life run us. Or we could run our lives.

    Either way, we have the choice. Every second of every day.  Do we punt or move the chains down the field of our lives?  One loses championships; the other puts banners on the stadium.

    Set a goal.  Be who you want to be. Make a difference. We don’t have to win the Heisman everyday; we just have to keep the chains moving.

    Xs and Os,

    Christie Leigh

    Start practicing this pose, you'll get there soon enough!