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4.26.2012

College Diary: Textbook Season

As many of you know, I'm a college student and finals week is soon approaching! That means although this year is soon ending, summer classes will be starting up soon.

This in turn means that it's time to buy textbooks again. As a college student myself, I can tell you that this is my least favorite time of the year. My anatomy book this semester was going to cost me $213.60! Not even kidding. Thankfully, I was able to find my textbook online and purchased it for only $119.

However, if I would have known about the website, CampusBookRentals.com, I would have been able to rent it for under $50 for the exact same book! Knowing this now, I definitely plan on using Campus Book Rentals for my textbooks this summer!


So how does it work? Watch this short video and find out!




Some perks are:
- save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
- free shipping both ways
- you can highlight in the textbooks (seriously...this right here is awesome!)
- flexible renting periods (semester, quarter, or summer)

They also work with Operation Smile and will be donating over 1,000 life saving cleft lip surgeries this year to children in need. How awesome is that?

Be sure to check out CampusBookRentals.com and share it with any college students you know!

Current Crush: Spring Handbags

Today's Current Crush is all about handbags. With spring in full swing, I'm in need of a new handbag. I'm thinking about either going neutral or going with something that has a pop of color. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Spring Handbags

1 // 2 // 11 are from the online Coach Factory Sale. If you'd like an invite, I'd be 
happy to send you one. Just provide your e-mail below! Also, bag 10 is from Little Black Bag
Use code: PINTEREST10 for 10% off your purchase. The company has a pretty neat concept! 




What is your Current Crush this week? 
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4.25.2012

Guest Blogger: {Save vs. Splurge}

Hello everyone! I am so excited to have Devon guest blogging for me today. I've been extremely busy with the blogiversary giveaway and I am enjoying a much needed day off!

I was absolutely thrilled when Devon told me she was interested in doing a guest post. Please make her feel welcome and be sure to visit her blog, The Jack Chronicles.


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Hi, my name is Devon and I blog over at The Jack Chronicles. I live in San Diego and my blog was born about a week after my son was, in order to document every precious bit of his litte life. More recently, it's diversified to include so much more than motherhood and "Jack's Chronicles." I write about my daily musings on travel, home cooking, California lifestyle, and more! My readers really enjoy my posts on crafts and my family adventures out-and-about on the coast, country, and beyond!

Today I'm here to share some adorable spring dresses that are sure to fit anyone's budget! Spring is in full bloom and so is the prospect of lovely weather and pretty fashion. I love this time of year and always look forward to a shopping spree for some fresh new pieces. To help you sort through the thousands of choices out there when picking the perfect warm weather dress, I came up with these fun style boards where I give my best "splurge" and "save" options. 

I've just focused on three trends this season, shirt dresses, polka dot prints, and bright coral. There's something for every budget here, and I just think these dresses are classic but still modern, feminine yet still comfortable, and of course festive for spring! One pick from each trend puts you in prime position to turn heads at your next backyard barbecue, work function, lunch date, or night out on the town!




  1. A simple, breezy take on a classic design. I love the color for spring! $14.99, www.forever21.com
  2. I like the tailored design on this one & the pretty fabric! $98, Bellatrix, www.nordstrom.com
  3. I love the color duo and those front pockets! Very classy and feminine. $295, www.toryburch.com

  1. Flirty, youthful, and effortless! This fun dress is a steal at $22.80, www.forever21.com
  2. I like the structure in this pretty frock. It's dressy and still casual. $59.96, www.gap.com
  3. I adore this gown. The cut is flattering and beautiful! $238, Adrianna Papell, www.nordstrom.com


  1. I love the simplicity of this dress, the ease, and the comfort! $38, www.francescascollections.com
  2. The lace detail is so pretty and I love the relaxed fit. $118, Hinge, www.nordstrom.com
  3. I'm in love with this tunic/dress, and the pattern is perfectly on trend. $248, www.anthropologie.com


{happy shopping!}


Thanks so much Devon for taking over today! 
{If you'd like to be considered as a guest blogger, please fill out this form!}

4.23.2012

This Week in Blog Land

I hope you all are having a wonderful Monday!

First off, I just want to say that although I use and live by my editorial calendar, it seems that I messed up my schedule for this week. I had today written down as the day to announce the giveaway winners, but the blogiversary giveaways don't end until Saturday -- whoops!

I have been extremely busy this week with the blogiversary giveaways and popping up all over blog land doing some other amazing things too. Check out these links and give them some love!

  • I'm celebrating Evanne's one year blogiversary over at Simply Fabulous. Head on over to her sweet blog and you'll find me giving away a free ad space! Wish her happy one year too!

  • If you head over to Royal Daughter Designs, you'll find me participating in Amanda's giveaway too. Also, for a free ad space on my blog. (Speaking of ad space...have I mentioned that I now have 220+ followers! Why aren't you sponsoring my blog? See more details here.)
  • You can also find me at Blog-Trends doing a guest post about editorial calendars, which are usually extremely useful! Except, when you mess up your dates and it throws a whole week off course! How do all of you keep your blog posts nice and organized?
  • Wanna learn more about me? I was featured on Delectably Chic this week and answered a few questions about my fashion style and my blogging journey. Be sure to check it out!
Lastly, I am so so so excited to announce the Secret Bloggers Swap that I'm coordinating. I sent out a few tweets yesterday and had such a positive reply that I knew I had to get this thing going as soon as possible. I've been wanting to do a blogger swap lately and I'm so glad you are all on board too!

Basically, each blogger will be paired up with a secret blogger to exchange packages with! You can find out more information here and fill out the form to be included. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions you may have!


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