Life's Little Luxuries

Life's Little Luxuries

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chegg Promo Code from me to you!

Did you know that the average student will spend over $500 per term buying textbooks? Seems like an awful lot of money to buy textbooks that often get opened one time, right? Well, with, you will save hundreds!
So stop wasting your money and start renting from  I’m on the bandwagon and I’ve saved enough to buy all my term papers!  Not really, but I have saved some serious cash by Chegging my books.  I have a promo code that will save you an additional 5% off your total order, useCC134740.
Want proof?
Essential Biology by Campbell, Reece & Simon is $83.18 if you buy it on  If you rent it on, it’s only $11.78.  That’s a savings of over $71!
It’s so simple, just search for the books you need and place your order.  Chegg will ship them to you fast and at the end of the term you ship them back for free.  What’s really cool is that they plant a tree for every order.
Don’t forget to visit and use promo code CC134740.
The Chegg Champion program helps students earn cash for college.

So bloggers, go ahead, rent your textbooks and save a ton! I wish I had known about chegg my first semester of freshman year!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Moving In and Loving Life

Hey bloggers and readers,

It has been a while since my last update, but I have been rather busy. I feel like I am experiencing the start of my new and amazing chapter in my life.
• On Friday, I moved into my new apartment with my boyfriend, Cory, at school, my mom, dad, and brother all came to help and slept over till Saturday. We all met up with Cory's family in their cute little town for lunch, then my parents went on their way back home. Later the night, I went to my first ever Steeler's game! It was preseason, and a terrible thunderstorm delayed it by over an hour, at that time we drove back to the apt to watch a movie.
• Sunday was great! We went grocery shopping and enjoyed each other's company. I established that at least once a week we make dinner together. This week was margharita pizza!

• On Monday, Cory had to go to work. He works for UPMC and after he volumteers/works at a lab; he's pre-med. I also did his laundry at the local laundromat...that was the worst ever. I am really going to do what he does and go home to his mom's on the weekend and do it there because I guarantee her dryer works a million times better! I also went to get my Pitt ID. yayyy!

• Today, Tuesday, I realized how much I love my life right now. I feel a little like a housewife, but Cory doesn't expect any of that from me. I just am a cleaning freak at times, so when I go off on cleaning the kitchen and organizing, that's all me. I wrote up a list of things for Cory to do, too haha. So Cory is at work and I am here writing this blog. I am completely content and overall as happy as a clam. School starts in two weeks! I'm going to try and go apply at AE today, hoping it will raise my prospect of applying for their summer internship for next year.

Please do not hesitate to comment. I miss you guys, I promise I will try and write more thought-provoking posts soon. I am just too happy to not write about what has been going on lately. I am actually not much of a self-talker. <3


Monday, August 9, 2010

In your opinion...

Hello Monday Bloggers!
Today I am very curious about everything. So I have put up a few "in your opinion" statements and feel free to answer as many or as little you want. The more participation, the better! Hope you will join <3

• in your opinion, Evian's face spray for that 'dewey' look; what do you think of it?
• in your opinion, collegiates walking around campus in heels.
• in your opinion, paying $30 for a lipstick that is similar to the one you want.
• in your opinion, new Degrassi episodes.
• in your opinion, Jack Wills clothing line.
• in your opinion, the latest Teen Vogue magazine (Sept).
• in your opinion, what's the best make-up line out there and why.
• in your opinion, what clothing line is the best out there and why.

Wishing for your opinions and thoughts! I love reading opinions and formulating my own knowing what others think as well. :) Hope your weekend was wonderful -e

Friday, August 6, 2010

One more week...

And the countdown officially starts: I have got exactly one week until my family moves me into my apartment at Pitt. I don't want to pack all of my remaining clothing, but I know I must. (The remaining clothing are actually the nicer looking stuff I have).

Update on my summer course: I received a A- in the course (thanks to two tests that I received a B on). But good news: I received a 95% on my US economy research paper!

In my free time this past week I have been re-studying my spanish notes and from my old book since I didn't get the chance to continue my spanish class this past spring semester. I skipped a level going into Pitt since I do know conversational Spanish because half of my family speaks it. Grammar in writing always gets me in foreign languages. I can speak it in a conversation without thinking about conjugation and tenses and all that. I just know it. But when I write an email in Spanish, oh man, I have to actually stop and think - "where does the accent go" "is it correctly spelled" "am I using the correct tense and conjugation"??? If you've taken a language I'm sure you know exactly what I am talking about. Don't get me started about German!

Alright guys, I need your opinion! I met up with a close friend of mine from my first college and she was telling me how she was reading Eat, Pray Love. I am very excited for the movie, mostly because of Julia Roberts and James Franco, and all of the travel scenes. So she got me into wanting to get the book and reading it before I go to see the movie, well, I went online first to read reviews and there are many many bad reviews about the book! Through word-of-mouth all I've heard was positive reviews, but online reviews were mostly negative. Anyone actually read it and can tell me their opinion. And if you get the chance, read the negatives online and tell me what you think!
One thing I absolutely hate doing is wasting my time reading a book and not being able to finish it.

In the meantime, I am going out to get "The Surgeons: Life and Death in a Top Heart Center." The bad reviewers just had a conflicting interest in the medical world. I love learning about things that my boyfriend studies in school and will want to become :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Textbooks and Summer Food

Hello fellow blog buddies:)
I just wanted to give out a big thanks to my followers and to those who have commented my few post already. It is very much appreciated and every time I see a new comment or follower I am filled with ecstatic joy! So thank you♥

Onto other business, over the weekend I have successfully sold and shipped three old college texts on Amazon. Made about $5 per book (shipping eats up most of the profits) but its $15 extra dollars and 3 less books taking up space.
I also returned my summer course book to Chegg. I am officially finished with my summer online macro course and I'm pretty sure I got an wasn't very hard and I feel so proud for being rather productive this summer!

Today, I wanted to recommend a select few of the yummy food I had the privilege to experience over the week. Mom had gone out and bought fresh groceries for the weekend grillin' that my family loves to do. (P.S. I am a vegetarian and half-healthnut, so I will not have any meaty/bad fatty stuff on here.)

First we have the best bread-dipping oil on earth! It has cooked garlic inside the bottle and that strong hint of garlic makes this artisan oil absolutely a must with that dinner loaf.

Next, a wonderful appetizer, snack, or even a topper for a bean salad bruschetta! Ingredients:Barley, Navy Beans, Chick Peas, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Green Onions, Canola Oil, Sundried Tomato, Pesto Sauce, Garlic Puree, and a few small flavorful extras. (Pictured Brand: Wegmans)

I hope you get the opportunity to try these out, I highly recommend them, especially for garlic lovers ;)
If you do get the chance to try them or find any similar products worth sharing, please do <3

Friday, July 30, 2010

More revelations of a college student

I have begun to do my last minute things college things once again- Once again, because I have been relaxing a lot this week and doing what I want, not what I must.
1. Selling my old college texts on Amazon. If you are interested, I have some interesting reads on there: check out "Elisha the College Student" ;)
2. I have packed two large bins of clothes...I have maybe reached a quarter of my wardrobe. I'm rather sure I have to leave a quarter of my clothes home :(
3. I am already looking for cheap textbooks for this coming semester. For those doing so in the near future, here is my best advice: It sucks piling those books up and not knowing what to do with them, so might as well rent them!
4. Speaking of chegg- I have to return my summer course book. The loveliest part? Free shipping!
In other business, check out this nail polish!

It is called Steel Grey 270 by Rimmel London: Lasting Finish Pro. It says up to ten days, but truthfully try two weeks! I've used it on my toes and its wonderful! NO chipping. ahhh, the relief of finding worthy nail polish.

I can't wait to write more soon. I've missed this. I really should call this blog, "Random-mania." I could write about absolutely anything! Maybe I will ;)


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So much to do in so little time!

So it's the middle of July, the middle of summer, but for me, it's coming to a rapid end- in 3-4 weeks I'm moving into my new apartment that my parents so graciously rented for me for the year to live with my boyfriend. I transferred from a tiny college in the suburbs of Philly to Pitt. I've always wanted to attend a big school, so finally I'm getting my opportunity and even better, I'm attending Pitt's College of Business and living with my boyfriend who also attends Pitt. Additionally, I'm taking an online summer course at my community college, that's finishing up on August 2, but that date can't come any quicker -_-
I've only gotten to packing kitchen necessities and buying themed bathroom set because my boyfriend has a thing for themed bathrooms. Hey, as long as I can have a say in the bedroom and living room. We went to New York City not long ago for our annual summer vaca visit and we bought a bunch of beautiful pictures of scenes from NYC. I can't wait to hang them up!
After moving in, I've gotta look forward to potentially finding a little local job to satisfy my need to always being productive outside of academics. My real job searching comes in spring semester when I look for summer internships! Eek! Thereafter, I've got classes! I'm super nervous, it's like the first day of high school! (my school district had two jr highs and my high school had twice the amount of students compared to my first college) -new people -new professors -bigger classes -bigger reputations -and an even bigger campus! At least I'll be closest with the rest of the business students since moat of my requirements are fulfilled I can take and concentrate on my major and see the other kids in my major most often. I'm also nervous about making friends :( I lost some to colleges far away after high school, then to me moving across the state, and I keep in touch with the best of friends, but I still need a local few at school. I'm almost 20, and I feel like a 12 year old moving up to middle school.
I still have a bunch of personal goals to fulfill before I leave home again for school. Go to the gym enough to lose the extra weight from freshman year, organize my basement, read a few more books, and such. Ahhh, summertime.
How's your summer turning out?
- E

Friday, July 16, 2010

Realizations of a business undergrad

I realized last night how much I don't care about politics or the economy. I absolutely have no interest in that stuff. Even financial aspects of the ecomomy seem pretty lame to me. Haha, that's not good if I'm interested in the business world, huh?
I'm still stuck on being creative. I want to open up my own business and care about that. Or market companies. They are such creative careers with the least amount of care taken towards the political aspects.
I don't regret not continuing dance. It's just that I know it caters to my creative need. That's all.


So now that I have taken an inspiration into action, I am really relieved. I am sure this will find a direction soon enough, but I won't definitely know until I start writing more. I have to thank Casey Loza (filthy ego) and her Twittering for me getting into writing, and I hope I get a few followers along the way who thoroughly enjoy my thoughts as much as I enjoy hers.
--I have to write a three-page macroeconomics paper on the economy of the USA...of all the countries I could have been given by my professor, it was the US. Pros: a lot of info. Cons: I can't BS. The point is, I will enjoy writing on here. I never used to to like writing, until I realized it wasn't writing in general. It was writing something I was forced to write, and not to write from the natural flow of my fingers.
--For my blogs path, I am thinking: a little bit of fashion, a dash of politics (pertaining to economics), and most likely *life as a college student!*
I hope you enjoy this as much as I will.
PS the title is for the throwback essence of blogger, anyone remember xanga? Subconsciously I remembered my username and password and reading my old entries from over 6 years ago is crazy!