September 2010 - Simply Samantha
friday favorites

Friday Favorite

5:06 PM

(1) Love my some Justin T and Jimmy Fallon. So its not surprise I thought this was LOL funny ;)

(2) I love how my puppy looks after I give him a bath.


(3) H&M. LOVE this store. They are having a sale this weekend and I'm half tempted to drive myself down to the mall JUST so i can shop at H&M. ;)

Favorite Quote Thursday

4:09 PM

My Favorite Quote this Thursday ~

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

-- James Dean --


Lovely Photo Wedneday

1:26 PM

Lovely Photo - Wordless or Not-So-Wordless Wednesday at Aspire

I've been meaning to participate in this and keep forgetting. But i remembered today! Wohoo ;)

Taken from my mini photo shoot (via web-cam) with Jaxson yesterday. Can't you tell he's LOVING wearing my glasses.
..... NOT...


Book Review - Glaen

12:35 PM

Glaen : A Novel Message on Romance, Love and Relating

By Fre R.Lybrand
Price: $10.19 (amazon)
Paperback: 176 pages

About the Book -
Annie is a college grad-student who is stumped about love. Her mom and dad are in the throes of a divorce, her teenage sister is obsessed with how her boyfriend makes her look, and her closest friend Jennah is on a continual ride of running off every guy she dates. Friendships, dating, romance, and marriage—it's all confusing to Annie until the day a white-haired stranger appears in her life. Glaen is an unusual professor with an unusual name. Her white-haired unconventional mentor guides Annie on a path of discovery that unlocks the secrets of real relationships in a world gone phony. By abandoning herself to learn, Annie discovers the mystifying affect of how learning to tell the truth changes everything in friendship, family, and love.

About the Author -
Fred Lybrand grew up in Anniston, Alabama and studied English Literature at the University of Alabama. He graduated with honors from Dallas Theological Seminary, and earned a Doctor of Ministry from Phoenix Seminary. Lybrand recently retired as senior pastor of Northeast Bible Church to pursue writing and speaking full time. He resides near San Antonio with his wife, Jody, and their five children. Lybrand has written and published five books entitled: Heavenly Citizenship: The Spiritual Alternative to Power Politics; The Absolute Quickest Way to Help Your Child Change; About Life and Uganda; Preaching on Your Feet; and Back to Faith: Reclaiming Gospel Clarity in an Age of Incongruence.

My Review -

First off. This is not your typically "how to" to christian dating book
. That's actually what I thought it was going to be like, just with a fictional character. Boy, was I wrong.

Glaen is a fun, fresh story about Annie, a girl trying to figure out love. Her journey isn't to find someone to love but to better understand the concept of dating, love and romance.
I REALLY enjoyed this book. It was so different from the other christian young adult novels I've read in the sense that it is not your typical girl falls for boy, loveydovey fairytale story. (not that those are bad ; ) ).
Annie is a very simple and fun character. I found myself relating with her a little bit. She's just a single girl trying to figure out relationships so she can help others and prepare herself for the relationship God has waiting for her. Kind of like me :)

With that said, I
HIGHLY recommend this book. To read and to own :D

Tuesday Thoughts

1:14 PM

So, I'm thinking I need some new lenses for my glasses. You can't tell from the picture but my lenses are a disgrace! They are all scratched up and dirty, with finger prints all over.
Between all the reading I'm doing and the massive time I spend on the internet between school and just surfing the web, my eyes would probably be very thankful if I went and got some new lenses so I can see more things in a clearer perspective.;)

I wish

2:41 PM

I really wish I had something FUN and EXCITING to blog about. But I don't. Well not at the moment.
Guess you could call it a bloggers block :D

I did fix up my "About me" page! So feel free to go check that out :)

I hope all is going well, my blogger friends!

Oh and Jaxson says hi too!

Happy SONday

1:12 AM

Happy SONday everyone!
Thought i'd share one of my favorite worship songs! This is "Your love is a song" by Switchfoot. I LOVE this song. So powerful!

friday favorites

Friday Favorites

9:41 AM

(1) Ferris Bullers Day Off. This is probably one of my all time favorite movies. If i had to pick 1 movie as my favorite this would be it. I have no clue why i love this movie. But I do :)

Ferris Buellers Day Off Pictures, Images and Photos

(2) Just the Way you are by Bruno Mars. This song is just SO CUTE! As simple as it is. It just cute and something every girl wants to hear from her man :)

(3) For my 3rd Friday favorite. I'm gonna share some blog love! Check out my friend Annie's blog and Esty store! She makes these super cute hats! When I get the $$ I'm definitely going to by one from her :)


Wohoo : ) So happy its football season! College and NFL football. :D
Who do I cheer for?


  • Florida Gators
  • Maryland Terrapins

  • Denver Broncos (Hmm i wonder why???? ;) I watch even though Tim is only back-up quarterback)
  • Washington Redskins
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • New York Giants

Thursday Turkeys?

1:03 PM


Yup, that's a turkey at our window. Every once and a while are neighborhood turkey's will take a stroll through our yard and stop by and hang out on the front porch.


We don't mind. As long as they don't poop on the porch ;)


Don't Forget

4:43 PM

Hi there!

Just wanted to remind everyone to enter my giveaway to win this really cool planner!

I'll pick the winner tomorrow so if you haven't entered. Get to it!

Oh and don't forget to enter my giveaway here!

And you can also leave a comment on this post and let me know that you would like to be entered :D
Also let me know (if you enter via this post) if you -

get to know me

Get to know me

1:48 PM

1. Are you superstitious?
Not really

2. If you were an animal..what kind would you be?
A dog. I see how my dog lives and I'm like. "I want his life" lol. Well, except for eating his own poop part.

3. You would never catch me wearing.........?
Short Shorts. You know the ones that are more like underwear instead of shorts.

4. If someone posts a you watch it?
Oh yea :) Cause I'm a vlogger myself and I got support the other vloggers out their.

6. Are you a spender or a saver?
A little bit of both

7. If you were starring in a movie..who would you want to play your leading man/woman?
For leading man its a definite tie between Channing Tatum and Zac Efron.
For a leading women... Definitely Kira Knightly.

Oh and don't forget to enter my giveaway here!

friday favorites

Friday Favorites

11:25 AM

~LOVE this necklace (from InGodsHands) that I won from Miss.Emily's end of summer giveaway. So beautiful and simple.


~2 of my favorite movies came in the mail last week! Now I can watch them anytime I want!


~I've always loved Gene Kelly. I watched Singing in the Rain all the time growing up. And now I have a lot of his songs on my ipod ;)


~One of my favorite things to see walking in my room are these 2 feet sticking out of my bed. ;)


~ Also lastly my favorite song at the momment is "Dog Days are Over" by Florence & The Machine. Such a unique song.

Oh and don't forget to enter my giveaway here!


Little Random Items

1:29 PM

I love finding (and buying) fun, random items.
Here are just 2 that I bough the other day at Disney World.

Oh, and in case you didn't know. My family has season passes to disney. So we can go whenever we want. Its our version of a family outing ;) Lol

Isn't he CUTE! lol. These are called Kooky pens. Aren't they cool looking!? I saw this little guy and just had to buy him ( and yes it helped that he was on clearance too...;) )

Theses are the COOLEST sodas ever. The first time I had them is when I went to Kobe's for dinner for a friends birthday. Since then I've been searching for them. Finally I found them in Japan. Well, Epcot's They're so much fun to open. You can read more about them here.

Oh and don't forget to enter my giveaway here!



8:28 PM

Wohoo! It time for another Q&A! Make sure watch all the way to the end so you can see how to win a cool planner from Orange Circle Studio

Yup that's Right! You can WIN a planner just like mine from Orange circle studio!
Here's how to enter

  • Comment and tell me if you follow or are following my blog - 1 entry
  • "Like" my facebook page or follow me on twitter (or tell me if you do one of those) - 1 entry
  • "Like" orange circle studio on Facebook or Follow them on twitter- 2 entrys
-Leave 1 comment for each entry. -
Sorry - U.S residents only -

Also my mom is doing a Mom planner giveaway over at her blog here - So tell your blog mommas to go check it out!

On a brake

12:56 PM

Hey Everyone :D

I'd thought I'd let you guys know that I'll be taking a break this weekend from blogging. I have such a crazy weekend that i needed a brake from blogging. Between the ACT and the trips to O'town its gonna be a non stop weekend :)

Feel Free to comment and don't forget to leave questions for my Q&A that I will try to do next week :D

Prayers are needed as I go to take the ACT tomorrow. I wanna do well so I can go to college. So here's hopeing *crosses figures*.
Of course I'll be remembering Philippians 4:13 as I take my test tomorrow :)


Wordless Wednesday

4:34 PM

My guilty pleasures. Pretzel M&M's and Silly Bandz

Also check out my mom's Wordless Wednesday (which i'm in :)) on her blog here.
ANND send in some questions for for my next Q&A

get to know me

Get to know me

5:13 PM

Getting to know YOU

(ocean adventures addition)

1. Do you like seafood?
I LOVE seafood! As long as its fresh and good ;)

2. Have you swam in the ocean?
Yup lots of times. We live only about 20 minuets from the beach. Sadly we hardly ever

3. If you got stung by a jellyfish, would you let a stranger pee on you?
EWWW no!

4 Can you make a cute fish face? (Show a pic..if you want)
Yup. Its probably more funny then cute.

5. When you see the lobster tank at the grocery store do you just have this overwhelming urge to set them free or cook them up?
I always want to set them free. But that's coming from someone who HATES when she runs into butterflies with her car ;)

6. Are you afraid of sharks?
Kind of. I'm not scared to death of them. But I always have that thought in the back of my mind, you know, the one "if a shark is near me or starts to bite me, what do i do?" lol


The Winner.....

1:50 PM

And the winner of my CSN store giveaway is!!!!!!

Congrats! I know we are twitter buddies so you can send me a DM via twitter. :D And I'll see to it that you get your $20 online gift certificate :D


Friday Funny

1:17 PM


This is Jaxson with his new toy named penguin.

Penguin used to be mine.

Then I notice Penguin kept moving around.

He moved from my nightstand to my floor. My floor to under my bed. From under my bed to my bedroom door.

Then I walked into my room one day and found Jaxson throwing penguin in the air and playing with him.

He was just so darn cute playing with him that, I just had to let him have penguin.

Also my CSN giveaway is now CLOSED so stay tuned cause tomorrow I'll be announcing the winner!


Wish Wednesday

6:04 PM

I really could use one of these

I'd like one of these. If ONLY I could afford Vera Wang.


And I think Jaxson needs a new friend :D
(no we didn't adopt this dog but this is like the kind we are looking at :) )


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