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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zsa Zsa Zsu

Have you ever  found yourself in a relationship where that "Zsa Zsa Zsu" feeling seemed to be faiding? Not gone, but just not as strong as it was at the start of the relationship? I have.

If you are not familiar with Sex and the City then you probably don't know what Zsa Zsa Zsu means, let me explain it to you. It is "that feeling you get with someone you really really like, that sort of lovely, butterflies feeling ". And as Carrie would say "That feeling where you not only like the person but you just gotta have them."

Love is supposed to get stronger with time, but sometimes that's not the case. So how do you keep the love alive? Or how do you bring back the Zsa Zsa Zsu into your life?

Well my boyfriend and I do little things for each other, after all, those are the ones that matter. For example, whenever we happen to spend the night away from each other we write each other a note.


And the best part is that we don't just give it to each other, we hide them! For example when my boyfriend went to Phoenix with his family he took our Game Boy DS  to use on the road, so I hid the note in there.

We also give each other presents at random, we don't go too crazy, we just get something we know the other one will like.


Last time he went to the mall he bought me this! As some of you know I am OBSESSED with Marilyn Monroe so it was perfect! You can check out my MARILYN post here.

We also talk. If something is bothering one of us we let the other one know. There is no point in bottling things up, because after a while of keeping things to yourself you will one day explode and you might say things that you will regret.  We are also  honest with each other and don't hide things, unless it;s a surprise of course ;)

How do you and your significant other keep the Zsa Zsa Zsu alive?

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Social #24


What is your ideal way to relax?

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In the summer I just LOVE laying under the sun while reading a good book!
Or when it's winter time I like to take long baths :)

Where is your favorite place to be?

Honestly? My parents house, I grew up there so of course it feels more like home to me rather than the apartment I live in. I don't mean it in a bad way, I just like being at my parents house cuz I get to hang out with my mom and see my dogs.

Who do you consider your biggest role model?

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My Mother. No doubt about it. She is my everything, my mother, my best friend, my source of love, my role model, my rock, my shoulder to cry on. Oh man I could go on and on. but yeah she has taught me no NEVER give up, and be happy with what you got.

 What does your life look like in 3 years?

I will be a college grad! (woohoo!) And hopefully I will be have a Full time job and hopefully living in Portland! :)

 If you could go back and change one decision, what would it be?

When I stopped working out, I was finally in a place where I was in good shape AND exercising was part of my every day routine. Now I just keep on putting it off >.<

 What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

Going to college and almost being done with it! Both my brother and sister decided that college was not for them and I was afraid I was going to feel the same way, but luckily (despite all those late nights studying , and memorizing things that I have yet to use in real life) I like college (:

And my second accomplishment would be moving out, I am home sick a lot but I have managed to live on my own for almost two years now!

New winners:

There were two winners from my 500 follower giveaway who did not responded to me within 48 hours, it hurts me to do this but I have drawn to new ones. So here there are:

Package #2:



Package #3:

Congrats to the new winners! Please please PLEASE respond to me within 48 hours! IF there is another email address you would like me to send you an email to!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winners announced!

Today I will be revealing the winners of:






but before I do that I just want to thank my lovely sponsors Lena and Rachel for sponsoring my blog and being so AMAZING for donating prices for the giveaways.

I would also like to thank ALL the INCREDIBLE/AMAZING/FANTASTIC/LOVELY/ bloggers who donating to my HUGE 500 follower giveaway! It meant so much to me that so many wanted to be a part of it, it made me sooo happy! So thank you all and also thank you to EVERYBODY who entered! I wish I could make everyone winners but of course I can't .
So CONGRATS to the winners :D and to those who did not win just remember that there is always next time!

Now let's get to see who won what!




Once again CONGRATS to ALL the winners! Thank you for entering! I will be emailing you tonight, just remember that you have 48 hours to email me back, if you fail to do so I will have to draw another winner. So with that said make sure you look for an email from me in your inbox, or spam folder (just in case it goes there) I will be using the emails given on rafflecopter, if you have a new email just leave it on the comments and I will send it to that address.

Thank you ALL so so so much for making these giveaways happen. and I cannot WAIT to host another HUGE giveaway :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Campus Book Rentals

School started last Friday and I have yet to get my books. I am usually pretty good about getting all my stuff ready before the first day of school but I have just been so busy with work, with my blog and doing some spring cleaning at the apartment that it totally slipped my mind!  I NEVER buy my books, I figure I can just rent them and save the money, instead of buying them and having them waste space in my closet I rent them.

This year I came across Campus Book Rentals, and I am really liking them! I looked up a book that I need for one of my classes at Barnes and Noble and Campus Book rentals to do a price comparison and here are the price differences:



FUND.OF FINANCIAL MGMT.:CONC.-W/ACCESS
  • Author:BRIGHAM
  • Edition:7TH 12
  • Publisher:CENGAGE L
  • ISBN:9780538477116
Purchase Option


Fundamentals of Financial 

Management, Concise Edition (with Thomson ONE - Business School Edition)





LIST PRICE $226.00

$60.69

you save: $165.31  
* PRICE GUARANTEED


   FOR 45 MINUTES


That's a $100 difference! And as a college student I need to save every little penny! I did some research on Campus Book Rentals and here are the perks they have to offer:

-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-they donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

Operation Smile

2012

"2012 is a new year, with a mix of old and new in our making a difference program. First off, we’re keeping our partnership with Operation Smile. They are an awesome organization that performs life changing cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it. The long term improvement in quality of life for the children that receive these surgeries is almost incomprehensible. We’re honored to support the children of Operation Smile.

We've also set aside $90,000 in textbook scholarships to be distributed to students in communities just like yours. That’s a lot of books, and we hope to touch a lot of students who could use a hand. 
So add that extra book to your cart. When you rent textbooks from us, you make a difference."  To learn more about Operation smile just click here


First time renting? Check out the video below!


How does it work?:




Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Social #23

                             ENTER MY GIVEAWAY HERE!


 Top 3 favorite kinds of food

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Mexican food
Italian Food
and of course American food

 First 3 things you do in the morning

I hit the snooze button (maybe once or twice)
Check my phone
Brush my teeth

Last 3 things you do at night

Take out my contacts
 brush my teeth
 and check my phone.

 3 TV shows you NEVER miss







 3 places you want to visit







 3 people you can always count on

My mom

My boyfriend

My best friend

Thursday, January 17, 2013

To my boyfriend.



To the biggest pain in the ass I have ever met. 
To the sweetest man I have ever met.
To the dorkiest man I have ever met
To the man who puts a smile on my face.
To the man who looks out for me.
To the man who calls me beautiful everyday.
And to the man who loves me for me.

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Happy Birthday to my boyfriend, who I love dearly Who I wish nothing but the best and who I want to spend many more birthdays with♥

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

500 followers Giveaway!



Girl Booklet's 500 follower is here! I want to thank all the lovely bloggers who donated to my giveaway and of course to all my readers for making this milestone happen! You all rock! Blogging has changed my life (I don’t want to sound cheesy but is true) and I never thought that I would meet so many great people along the way and that I would learn so much! So thank you ALL for making my life a little better :)

And now let’s get to the GOOD stuff! I have divided the prizes into 3 “packages” and each one is worth over $300!!!! Feel free to enter as many as you can! (Trust me they are ALL worth it!) Just remember that entries are checked & Sponsors can enter the packages that they did not donate to! So other than that GOOD LUCK!!

PACKAGE ONE


The Mustache Diaries: 6 months of ad space and a Essie Nail Polish goodie bag ($80)
Sparkles & Shoes  Silver Bracelet from NYC Boutique ($25)
3 Swell and Stylish: Ad space for 2 months ($20)
4 Shary Loves You: 1 month in-post ad space ($15)
5 BericeBaby: 3 Months Daddy Badge Ad Space ($15)
6 Peace it all Together: Amazon gift card ($15)
7 Nykki-talks-beauty: 3 months of regular ad space ($15)
8The Casual Stay at Home: Starbucks gift card (15)
9 Raising Reagan: 60 days Sponsors Ad Space ($12)
10 My So-Called Chaos: 1 month small ad space ($10)
11 lala Lists: 2 months medium ad space ($10)
12 Daddy's Space: 2 Months Ad SPACE 200X200 ($10)
13 Going with the Flow: Two months of Medium Ad space ($10)
14 Being Erica: two handmade felt bows from my shop and two 'Technic' nail art pens ($10)


a Rafflecopter giveaway


PACKAGE TWO

1 Provocative Manners: Ad Space for 2 months ($40)
2 Hairspray and High Heels: 2 Months of "The Chanel" Ad Space Package ($40)
Tutus & Tea Parties: Medium Ad Space ($20)
4 The Closet Intellectual: 3 lavender sachets hand embroidered with the letter of the winner’s choice {one letter per sachet}( $5 per sachet, $15 total)
5 Whispering Sweet Nothings:  medium ad space ($16)
6 Jessica Who?: medium ad space ($15)
7 Glued To My Crafts: 2 months of 200x200 ad space ($14)
8 By the Porchlight: Large ad space ($12)
9 Country Roots City Living: 2 months Large Ad space ($12)
10 Singledou[b]t: Amazon eGiftCard ($10)
11 The Domestic Geek Blog: Large Ad space for 30 days ($10)
12 Futures: The Ferris Wheel ad space ($10)
13 Chamomile Dealer: Set of Blog Buttons & Ad Space ($10)
14 flamingos in raincoats: iTunes gift card ($10)



a Rafflecopter giveaway




PACKAGE THREE:

Rolled Up Pretty: X Large Ad Space on Rolled Up Pretty for Three Months ($90)
2 The Anna Delores blog: XL ad space ($20)
Ramblings of a Southern Belle: $20 Gift Card to Amazon.com
4 Ohsoamelia: Large ad space ($20)
5 Fortune Favors the Brave: 3 months ad space ($15)
6 Sensational Creations: set of 3 bracelets ($15)
Finding Michelina: hand painted sign -Meesh's choice ($15)
8 Discover. Create. Live: 2 months Large ad space ($14)
Spunky Real Deals:{Feb. one month} Large Ad Space ($12)
10 Chevron Stitches: Large Stitches Ad Spot & $5 Starbucks Gift card ($11)
11 My three bittles: Medium ad ($10)
12 Wifessionals: Small Ad Space ($10)
13 Wannabe Green: 1 month Ad Space ($10)
14 Free spirit reigns: 2 months ad space ($10)


a Rafflecopter giveaway








Monday, January 14, 2013

MEET SABZ! [SPONSOR L♥VE]


I want to introduce you to another one of my sponsors, her name is Sabz and she blogs over at "The Eclectic grab Bag." She started  blogging back in September (you can read her first post here) and has come along way since then! Just remember that COMMENTS ARE OFF!! why? Because I'd love for you to stop by and check out her blog! Leave her some love and PLEASE let her know I sent you! :) Let's get started!

Tell me a little bit about yourself.


I was born, raised and currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I am a proud wife to a man I stalked on Match.com [OK, I didn't stalk him, but found his picture and fell in love...contacted him and we've been inseparable ever since] and mom of two of the brightest, happiest, wonderful children [The G's] who's life has become a 'grab bag' of the accumulated things I've come to really love in life.

What/who inspired you to start blogging?

One of my long time friends was blogging and introduced me to the idea and I've been hooked ever since.

Where can we find you?


What kind of posts can we find on your blog?

My blog is a lifestyle blog, so you will find everything and anything on my blog. There is no one subject.

It could be about my family, outings we go on, the G's [my kids], products I love, or hate...
my blog is semi-new so there are a lot of things I haven't touched on yet, so if you're new to my blog, you'll be able to grow with me!

What are you loving at the moment?

I love HauteLook.com...way too much. Especially when they have high end makeup on sale at SUPER cheap.

Do you have anything special going on with your blog?

There is a mega giveaway going on right now with Peacoats and Plaid. Come enter to win :)

And finally, what advice would you give other bloggers?

I've learned that you have to network like crazy, leave comments that mean something on other blogs and remember those that you've met, every new contact could be an important one.

The New Year is here! What are your New Year resolutions?
My new year has started with me UBER sick. Really sick...going on 10 days, so at this point, it's to get better and really get my 2013 started.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Social #22


Today's post is all about my blog! You will know what I mean once you read the questions :) 



Linking up with Ashley from Ashley's Carnival Ride & Neely from A Complete Waste of Make Up

1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging?

The name of my blog is Girl Booklet. I chose this name because my blog is kind of like my diary, I share my personal experiences with my readers in the hopes that they can relate as well. And I figured that the word "diary" was already over used (sorry if your blog has 'diary" in it) so I just wanted it to be a little different. I played around with A LOT of ideas and finally decided on this name :)

2. Why do you blog?

Like I mentioned in the previous question, my blog is kind of like my diary. A place where I can record and share my experiences and a place where I get to meet so many wonderful people that I probably otherwise would've never met.

3. What is the first blog you ever followed?
Nykki-talks-beauty (previously known as Mymane blog) Nykki is my boyfriend's sister and the person who introduced me to blogging.

4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012?

It would probably have to be my "Questions from another post" it was pretty cool to get my boyfriend involved in one of my posts :)

5. What are your blogging goals for 2013?

I mentioned the main ones in my "Goodbye 2012, hello 2013" post, but I think I can add two more things to that. Which are to engage more with other blogs (visit and leave comments) AND to join more hops! 

6. Name your top 3 favorite blogs.

 I love so many blogs. Each one is different and each one of them has something that I love about them. So I'll just give my favorite ones (which are more tan 3) in no particular order of course