August 2010 - Simply Samantha

Enzoskin Review

5:08 PM

First of all. I LOVED these products.

Second of all. I LOVED these products.


Wonderful Maggie sent me these great product from their company. Enzoskin.

These are just 2 of their great 100% natural products.
Here is a little bit more about Enzoskin.
At Enzoskin, we took a different approach than most brands. We developed all natural and 100% customized product designed to fit any skin type and skin concern. The result is a line of products that not only offers the opportunity to customize with a variety of the best natural ingredients, but also deliver visible results.
Our exclusive products provide incredible results, representing the highest quality and are lightweight in application. Each product is made fresh for each customer. To assure that our products are 100% active and fresh, they are dated (with made on and expiration date) and delivered immediately from our lab to your door. No need for harsh preservatives or harmful chemicals. Our need to create natural products came from the idea of skin care that is honest, healthy and gives you control of what goes on your skin. Something we could not find i any store or a beauty market.

  • * ENZOSKIN is based in Las Vegas, NV
  • * Founded in 2008 after nearly two years of research and formulation.
  • * ENZOSKIN formulates, produces and distributes its own products.

Isn't that great! I think its pretty awesome!

Below is my review.

Also don't forget to enter my CSN giveaway!

Get to know me

5:30 PM

Getting to know YOU

1. If you accidently knick a car in a parking lot..Do you leave a note or do you get the heck out of there?
Leave a note.
2. Love your body or plastic surgery?
3. What about your favorite blog(s) continues to drive you back?
I love reading Simple Love and Life is a Cupcake I love blogs that are unique and different :)
4. What percent of your blog is fake just to make your life seem more interesting than it really is?
None at all is fake. What I blog is real!
5. If you had to give up one type of meat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I really don't know. I kind of like meat. As long as its all natural :)
6. How often to you eat out?
Not that often. If it is its last minuet ;)
7. Skinny jeans or boot cut jeans?
Skinny as long as they are not SKIN TIGHT. Which is hard to find.
8. If you caught your spouse cheating would you forgive, divorce, or plan your kill? Well I really hope he wouldn't cheat on me in the first place ;)

Also don't forget to enter my CSN giveaway!
ANND send in some questions for for my next Q&A


Cute or Preppy?

8:31 PM

Now I can't decide. Is my dog just cute? Or preppy? Why do I think he's preppy?


He doesn't like getting wet.
He doesn't like sticking his head out the car window.
He doesn't like to socialize with "other dogs' much.
He thinks he's entitled to my gum in my purse. All of it.
And he thinks he can walk into my the bathroom anytime he wants.

Maybe all of that is part of his cutness :D


ALSO! Don't Forget to enter my CSN giveaway here!

friday favorites

Favorite Favorite - Recipe

1:29 PM

My sweet blog friend Brittany wanted me to share my recipe for the Pasta Carbonara that I bragged about making on my twitter. So here it is darlin ;)

First off I acutely saw David Rocco on the Cooking Channel make it. I told my mom about it and she said she acutely knew how to make it( see even after living with them 24/7 you still learn new things about your parents everyday ). Its a tad different from Roccos version but still just as good. Over the weekend she talked me through how to make it and now its my new favorite dish to make!

First start off cooking a cup of your favorite pasta (by boiling water then adding it to the water and letting it cook for about 10-15 minuets). I suggest though sticking to a spaghetti or small form of pasta (such as shells or elbow). I used Gluten-Free Brown Rice Shell Pasta.


While you pasta is cooking. Make your Egg and cheese mixture.
Crack 1 small egg in a bowl. Mix it up. Then add some Parmesan cheese and mix it some more. As much as you want. I like mine very cheesy so I add a lot of cheese :)


Mix the cheese into the egg until you think you have enough cheese. And then set it aside.


When your pasta is done. Drain it but DO NOT COOL! Put you pasta back into the pan then quickly add the egg mixture.


The heat from the pasta will cook the egg mixture as you stir making a nice creamy texture.


And your done! So simply right?



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Check it out here at Christian Blog Log

ALSO! Don't Forget to enter my CSN giveaway here!


CSN Giveaway/Review

12:31 PM

Wohoo! Another Giveaway! This one should be super fun!

The prize????????

A $20 online gift certificate to!!!!!

I was able to get these REALLY cool things from CSN.

The one on the left is a pencil holder. I've really been needing one since I got my new desk. I've become somewhat of a organizing nut so having something to organize my pens and pencils is great :D I love it. Especially the color ;)


On the right is Gaiam Organic Yoga Strap . As you know, I LOVE doing my yoga. But sometimes poses are hard to keep a hold on or reach. Enter in Yoga Strap! Now I can do my dance pose and not fall over trying to reach my foot! And what's cool is my Yoga Strap is made out of 100% Organic Cotton!

So, do you wanna win a $20 online gift certificate to I bet you do :D

Heres how to enter.
  • Comment on my blog and tell me if you follow or are now following my blog.
  • Become a facebook fan of my blog or follow me on twitter OR let me know if you already do one of those.
  • "Like" CSN's facebook page or follow their twitter page. (if you don't have a facebook or twitter that is ok. Just let me know in your comment :D you still can be entered.)

You must do ALL 3 things to enter! It counts as your whole entry! Only one comment post is needed. There is no need for separate comments :)

Have fun entering! The Giveaway ends NEXT FRIDAY!!! September 3rd!
So get to entering!

OH and also feel free to spread the word about my contest :D

** 100% of this post is all me. The opinions and thoughts are all mine. The products were sent to me in exchange for this review. **

Tired... at lunchtime?

11:51 AM

(by the way this is a old picture, back when Jaxson was a puppy, I felt it was appropriate for this post:) )

Really??? I mean. I know i didn't fall asleep till 11 last night but I slept in till 9:15 today...
So Senior years starting out ok. But for some odd reason. I'm tired, and I don't feel good.

Maybe its the Beowulf reading I've had to do for my english the past couple days or the boring ACT prep that I don't like doing but know i have to do.

Maybe its the fact that I give myself NO time whats so ever to acutely wake up before I'm at my desk. Like, this morning, I woke up at 9:15, knowing a slept in I threw on a pair of soffee shorts, and my Tim Tebow Broncos Tee and sat down at my desk at 9:20 and stated on school.
Now i don't eat breakfast in the morning so that cuts some time out. But still.

What ever it is. I think I'm just gonna chill today. I need to work on a review but I REALLY just need to chill out on my bed, facebook a little, blog hop a little, call my BFF in MD cause its her birthday, and just relax.

Get to know me

2:38 PM

Getting to know YOU

1. If you could host a Reality TV show, which one would it be?
The Bachlorett or the Bachlor. Why. Cause I want to smack some sense into some of those people! .... OK. All jokes aside. I'd want to host So You Think You Can Dance.
2. Do you put your seatbelt on before or after you start the car?
3. Shave or hair removal cream?
Really? This is kind of ;)
4. What's your favorite feature in a house?
Our entertainment center ( if you want to call it that ;)) its got out flat screen and blue-ray player in it :)
5. What is your favorite "Fall" scent?
6. What tv show are you looking forward to seeing the most this Fall??
There is a show called OutSourced that is coming on NBC. I've acutely seen a movie by the same title with the same premise ( coincidence???) so I can't wait to see it.
And i really can't wait for Modern Family to start again. When the previews came out we were like " WE ARE NOT WATCHING IT"... but then we caught the first one now its like our favorite show. Its just so good :D
7. Personal Shopper or Personal Chef?
Personal Chef. I like to shop :D
8. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of "Fall"?
October :)

Blog Party Hosted By Guin

8:34 PM

Miss.Guin is holding an awesome blog party over at her blog "Singing in the rain". I saw this over at Sophie blog and had to participate!

1. What has been your favorite part of summer so far?
Probably going to MD to visit friends and family. I got to do some really fun things with my friends that we never got to do the times we've been up before because we usually just go up for thanksgiving (when its cold). Not during the summer.
2. What is your favorite part of autumn?
The CLOTHES! So many cute clothes :) And the weather. THOUGH here in Florida we don't get to "fall" weather till the middle of October.
3. Raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens?
Oh, has to be Raindrops on roses :) I like kittens but I love the rain.
4. Describe your dream house.
I've always said I wanted an IKEA house... LOL... I'd love to have a little studio apartment with IKEA furniture then if I'm married and kids come into the picture. I'd love to have a country farm house..... With IKEA furniture...
5. What's your favorite movie?
I have SO many. If i had to list them all. This would be a LONG post.
6. Quote something from the book you most recently read:
"The disciples scream, Jesus dreams" Fearless by Max Locado (i love how he writes)
7. What do you like/not like about my blog?
I Love your blog. I'm a new reader. I can't wait to read more of your posts!
8. Rain or shine?
Rain :)
9. The worst grammatical mistake, in your opinion:
I'm not one to ask......i am the worst speller EVER!
10. If you had a choice, would you want to live: in the mountains, in a rainforest, on a prairie, or by the beach?
By the beach.
11. What character from a book would you say you are most like?
Probably a tie between Emma from Jane Austens "Emma" and Elizabeth Elliot from Pride and Prejudice. I can be a "busy body" sometimes like Emma, but then I have a somewhat strong personality like Elizabeth.
12. Be constantly talking the rest of your life or not be able to communicate in any way for the rest of your life?
Be constantly talking. I like to fill the air ;)
13. Owl City or Switchfoot?
Tie. I like them both :)
14. Taylor Swift of Selena Gomez?
Taylor ALL the way!
15. Your pet peeve?
when my sister breaks the soap in the shower and when guys are "fake" flirty with girls.
16. What's your favorite font?
17. How are you educated? (i.e. homeschooled, public schooled, private schooled)
I like to call it "school i do at home" ;D lol
18. Do you consider yourself tomboy-ish or feminine?
how about feminine-ish
19. What's your favorite song?
I really don't have an ALL time fav. Its between "Hey Jude" by The Beatles or "Everything" by Michael Buble. Those are just 2 songs I don't get tired of hearing.
20. Did you enjoy answering these questions?

friday favorites

What I've been Listening To

6:05 PM

So for TODAYS Friday Favorites I'm gonna list some of the songs that I've been listening to and LOVING lately. Enjoy :)

Fix You by Coldplay


You and Your Heart by Jack Johnson


Edge of Desire by John Mayer


Imagine (by John Lennon ) covered by Avril Lavigne


Something ( by The Beatles) Covered by Jim Sturgess


Dynamite by Taio Cruz


Hello Sunshine by BarlowGirl


Misery by Maroon 5


All I need by JJ Heller


If I fell by The Beatles


What have you been listening to? I wanna know :)


1:00 PM

Ok, I don't like the look of this.Ewww.


I should be happy. I'm a SENIOR this year! But truthfully I'm not all that excited.

I did 2 classes throughout the summer so I still kind of feel like I didn't have a summer till the last 2

Now don't get me wrong. I'm not getting depressed about this school year. Now that I think about it some more. I am acutely somewhat excited to be a senior. I mean. I can drive on my own now. I can't wait to do senior pictures. And I really can't wait to pick out my graduation gift from my parents.
I'm thinking cruise :D lol

Hope your school years are starting off well!


Wordless Wednesday - Call me a sports dork

1:14 PM

Yup, go right ahead and call me a "sport dork' because I am a proud owner of a actual piece of asphalt from the Daytona International Speedway.


They are repaving the track this summer before the 500 in February. Some way, some how, our children's church pastor got a hold of a couple pieces of the track that was torn up (they have to tare up the old track before they can actually repave) and gave my dad and I each a piece.

Now this doesn't really seem like a big deal but the speedway hasn't been repaved since 1978. So its a good 30 years old.
Yup it has really no value whatsoever but its still pretty cool to have ;)


Doggie Review - Wellness Pet

2:16 PM

I'm thankful I have a dog. Why? So I don't have to eat the dog food I review ;)

Wellness pet is a wonderful company that supplies dogs with good natural dog food. Here is a little bit about the company.

At Wellness®, we do whatever it takes to create the healthiest foods for the pets that depend on us. Food feeds their souls, sustains their lives and protects their bodies. That’s why our diverse team of animal lovers, nutritionists and vets has only one mission: To help you provide your pet a healthy, happy, long life through the power of natural nutrition.

I saw some of their dog treats at Petco and thought I'd email and see if I could review some of their products for them. The wonderful people at Wellness Pet said yes and sent some samples of their amazing dog food to review. Of course I let Jaxson do the taste testing ;)

Below is Jaxsons review of the dog food.


Wellness Pet also has a line of Dog Treats call "Old mother hubberd" that you can find at Petco and online.

You can also find their dog food line at Petco and online at

And also your vet might carry their dog food. I know my vet does :)

Thanks so much to the people at Wellness Pet for sending me and Jaxson the samples! I'm definitely going to buy some of their dog treats next time I'm at petco :D

** 100% of this post is all me. The opinions and thoughts are all mine. The samples of dog food was sent to me in exchange for this review. **


And the winner is....

11:06 AM

Drumroll please????????

Ok, well just do one in your head ;)

And the winner of my Carolina Pad Giveaway is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Marissa from The Inside Story!!! Congrats girl!

Please send my you physical address via email @ SimplySamanthaC -at-hotmail - dot - com and then in a week or so you should get a wonderful package from the people at Carolina Pad :D

Thanks for entering all! Don't worry if you didn't win because I'm going to be doing ANOTHER giveaway in a week or so :)


11:10 AM

Hey Everyone, Got a busy weekend but i wanted to remind you to enter my giveaway!

I will be drawing the winner tomorrow and announcing the winner monday.

Hi There!

5:52 PM

Hi There!


My name is Jaxson.
My mommy is letting me write on her blog today.
She says that you guys like seeing pictures and videos of me.
I like the attention. But then mommy calls me a "ham"
I like to sleep.
But at night I like to play.

I miss my friend sometimes.


My mommy('s)* and master are looking for a new friend for me but I like being the center of attention.
I like to bark and howl.
But sometimes I get yelled at for doing so.
Mommy say's i was a very cute puppy.
I agree


I like to watch mommy get ready in the bathroom.


And I like to beg for food from mommy.


I like bananas.
I like to steal things that smell good.
I like to take things from "bags" on the floor. Even if they are not my mommy(s) bags.
I especially like gum.
Gum is good.
I eat a lot of gum.



I take funny pictures.


And I love my mommy.


When she's not interrupting my sleep

*mommy(s) referring to my sister, mom and I :) *

Simply Samantha Q&A

12:27 PM

You asked and sent in your questions so here is another one of my Q&A's :D

Don't forget to send in some more questions for the next one :)


Wordless Wednesday

1:10 PM

Wohoo! I am now a certified driver! So you better look out! JUST KIDDING! My mom says i still need to driver with her for a couple weeks ;)



Get to know me

12:14 PM

{1} Do you think mustaches are sexy?
No, not really.. They are soo 1800'

{2} What's the last concert you've been to?
I went to was WinterJam 2008, with Mercy Me, Skillet and Barlow Girl

{3} What was your favorite 80's sitcom?
The Cosby Show

{4} Were you named after anyone?
Nope, Though my middle name is the same as my mom and is the female version of my granddad's name "Michael" in french :)

{5} When you buy new clothes, do you wash before wearing?
Not usually.

{6} If you didn't blog, what would you do with your spare time?
Wow,um, watching t.v, facebooking (wait i already do those 2 things) , reading, and maybe some photography work

{7} What is your favorite department store?
Target baby! I could live there :) My wedding registry is going to be their (and at Ikea ;) LOL)

{8} If you were to get Laser Hair Removal..where would you get it?
wow, Can you get your eyebrows trimmed with hair removal.. cause if so. I would do that.. I HATE doing my eyebrows...if not.. probably my legs :)

Don't forget to enter my Carolina Pad Giveaway below AND send in some questions for the Q&A :)

Carolina Pad

Carolina Pad review and Giveaway!

4:11 PM

When I arrived home from my trip I saw this wonderful package on my bed! It was from Carolina Pad which is one of the coolest companies for school supplies! Yes, I was excited to get a package full of school supplies ;)


Pretty cool right!
I LOVE Carolina Pad products. I've used them every year since I started high school. And with myself now going into my Senior Year and College next year (hopefully;) ) I'm definitely going to be using more and more of their products!
My favorite brand of their products is their Studio C line. So fashionable and cute!

Studio C is the Carolina Pad signature brand. This brand features your favorite collections. From hip and trendy to classic and timeless, these collections are designed to showcase your personal style.

Below is my Review.

Yup, Thats right! You can win all the products shown in the video!

Here are ways to enter.

  • Just leave a comment and follow my blog! - 1 entry
  • Follow me on Twitter or "Like" my facebook page - 1 entry each - (You only get 1 entry for doing one,not both).
  • Follow Carolina Pad on Twitter (@carolinapad) or "Like" Their FB page - 2 entries each - Just one though, not both
  • Blog the giveaway. Please include my blog button which is on my side bar - 3 entries
  • Put the button on your blog - 3 entries
Thats 4 ways to enter!
The giveaway is August 9th through August 16th!
So get to entering!

** 100% of this post is all me. The opinions and thoughts are all mine. The school products was sent to me in exchange for this review. **