January 2011 - Simply Samantha

Miscellany Monday

12:36 PM

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

(1) I hate math with a passion. It not hard right now. I just don't like doing it. AT all.

(2) The weekend better get here quickly.

(3) i keep forgetting I take the ACT in 2 week :0 I'm not to worried though. I've taken it before.

(4)I love my rotating wallpaper thanks to Windows 7 :D

(5) Love the Script! And their from Ireland which makes them 10x better :D

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings today :D


Happy SONday!

1:15 PM

Happy SONday everybody!

Below are 2 of my favorite male christian artists!


Phillip Larue - Chasing the Daylight

Josh Wilson - Before the Morning


Friday Funny

10:08 AM

So, my mom and I are actually posting about the same "Friday Funny" today.
Except she got her post up before mine.

I recently started watching clips on the The Ricky Gervais show via youtube because we don't have HBO. If you follow me on twitter you probably know already how much I've been LOL at clips from this show all week.

Below is one of my favorites. These guys are just too funny and whoever is their animator is genius.
Enjoy :D


11:15 AM

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

James Dean

James Dean - tight jeans
James Dean
James Dean

James Dean

Wordless Wednesday

11:50 AM

I know they look like old lady shoes but they were $4's and keep my toeseys warm :)



Question Time

11:07 AM

For those who don't know. I recently put on my Q&A page that if you would like me to answer your question but don't want to wait for the next vlog, I'd be more then happy the answer it for you in a post.

So, Miss.Maggie over at Bliss recently asked me a question ~

Hey Samantha!

I checked out your Reviews page on your link bar and I was amazed at how many beauty products and puppy dog treats you have reviewed. I was just wondering, how where you able to review these products? Did they contact you or did you send them an e-mail because those are HUGE companies. :-)

Thats a great question Maggie. I actually get asked this quiet often.

Most of the companies I have reviewed for I have contacted myself via email.
I would send them a nice person email telling them that I would be willing to provide free publicity for their products.

My advice if you want to start doing reviews. Start out small. I spent hours during the summer just emailing small online companies asking if they would be interested in letting me review some of their products.

Find out what you like to review. I enjoy reviewing just about anything but for some reason all natural dog products are the reviews I end up doing. Which is okie dokie because I love doing them with my dog ;)

Also don't let rejection emails get you down. Its hard for companies to send out products now because of these hard economic times.

Hopefully that helped :)

Please feel free to ask me any questions, anytime, by clicking on the Q&A tap above


Miscellany Monday

10:45 AM

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

(1) I'm squeaky. After my friends birthday party last night, I cam home to a squeaky voice. Its even worse this morning.

(2) I have a steady job! I'm so happy and blessed. At the beginning of this month I started praying for a job. A week or 2 later, mom told me a friend of ours was looking for someone to watch her boys after school during the week. Of course I took it because babysitting is my job ;) lol. I'm so thankful for the job though. Christ really answered my prayers. When does He not!?

(3) a burnt tongue is the worst. Just saying.

(4) I'm looking forward to an annual trip to Disney with my friends in two weeks.

(5) I love that I can drive. I love that my sister goes with my to target so I don't go alone and laughs when I choose to make a run to chick-fil-a for some fries on the way home.

(6)I love Leggings.

(7) An Idiot Abroad. If you have the Science Channel you HAVE to DVR or watch this show, An Idiot Abroad. This guy is extremely funny. Mom and I were cracking up yesterday watching it. Check out the preview below.

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friday favorites

Friday Favorites

10:32 AM

Pink Edition!

1. Pink Toes.
One of my favorite colors to paint my little toeseys ( well, ok, their not little) is pink :) And since flip-flops are part of a regular Floridian attire. My toes are pink often.

2. Conair Hair Straightener.
I've had this baby for about a year now. I absolutely love it! I have thick hair so when I was first thinking about buying it I was hesitent because its only an inch wide. But it works wonders!
You can buy it here on amazon.

3. Rimmel London Volume Booster.
LOVE this stuff. I got it on clearance at Target a while back ( yes, I by make-up on clearance). Its so light yet makes your lips look 10x bigger. In a good way of course!




10:49 AM

So. Do you think I have enough blankets on my bed?


  • 2 snuggies
  • 1 sleeping bag
  • 3 blankets from the living room
  • 1 blanket that I've had since I was 4

Whats funny. Is I still wake up cold at night.

Yea. I have a problem.

I'm a hoarder of blankets

To Laugh

12:52 PM

-Audrey Hepburn-
I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.

Audrey Hepburn smile
Smile With Audrey :)

Audrey Hepburn



2:28 PM

Yup, I'm sick. Fun right?


I really don't know what I'm sick with. It seems to be a mixture of things..lol.

I guess thats what I get for working with kids more than once a week ;)

Oh well, I'll survive :)


Ah the joy

11:35 AM

Ah the joy of being homeschool.

(Warning there will be some sarcastic sentences in this post)

For most people a 3 day weekend is the best!
For homeschoolers, usually its just another 2 day weekend.

If your like me you didn't get to sleep in this morning, you still had to get up and do school.

Now, I could have taken the day off from school, but whats the point, i was probably just going to sit on my butt anyway, so might as well sit on my butt and do school.

However, I do enjoy sitting and doing school on my bed, in my lounge clothes (aka leggings and a big white tee shirt).

Of course there are many pro's and cons to homeschooling. But I wouldn't trade it for the world :)

Ok, I'm done rambling about school.

How was your weekend my blog friends!?.
Mine was fun! Saturday we took a last minuet trip down to Disney to meet up with some friends. Mom and I spent most of our time at the Magic Kingdom in the stores looking for free samples of fudge and drooling over "to die for" deserts!
We did find a YUMMY gluten free brownie that we both shared!
Yup that's right my friends. Disney has gone gluten free with some of their sweets! And they don't taste like poop!
(picture to come soon ;) )

Then Sunday, I went to see "The Green Hornet" with my friend. So good! Besides a good handful of profanities, its great! Definitely a must see movie :)
The Green Hornet Pictures, Images and Photos

Also I don't think I posted about it on here but you might have seen it on my twitter, Last month I saw "Tron Legecy" if you haven't seen this movie. Its AMAMZING! Beyond great! My friend and I usually make comments to each other during movies but when we went and saw Tron, I don't think we talked once, thats how engrossed we were in the movie. Which is a good thing of course! ;)

tron legacy Pictures, Images and Photos

Well, I hope you all have an awesome monday!

Let me know in the comments, what you did this weekend. Did you see a movie? Go shopping? Anything :D
Can't wait to read and comment back!

friday favorites

Friday Favorites

9:22 AM

1. Heat. GOSH, its been so dang cold around here.
And yes for those NON believers, it gets VERY cold in Florida.
I have a new appreciation for heat. Especially since there in NON of it in my room. On days like these you'll find me in my moms room since its the warmest in the entire house..

2. My dog, even though he snores ;)

3. Can't Help Falling in Love - Cover by Ingrid Michaelson. Love the cover of this song! So beautiful! :)



11:04 AM

Its about time I got around to introducing some of my favorite bloggers right??!!

I thought so too,

So without future ado ~~~

*Miss.Hope and Miss.Kinsey are two sister's who have to very unique and awesome blogs! Be sure to check them out here -

and here -

*Mrs.BebeBirdBeck is probably the single must cutest person I've ever seen to hit the blog world :)
Her style is out of this world (in a good way of course) and she got the sweetest way of blogging her life :D
By the way don't you love those red boots below?

*Miss.Annie over at Wattlebird is the coolest, craftiest (is that even a word) blogger out their. Her etsy shop is amazing and once i get some $$$ I am going to by a hat from her :)

* And lastly but not in any way the least. Miss.Illy :D This girl as a eye for fashion that only wish I could have. I love reading about her many adventures with her fun family and checking our her newest outfits.
Plus, she is a Tim Tebow fan too, so thats always a plus ;)

Thanks to all my followers and and I can't wait to get to know my newest one's through out this new year!

And don't forget you can always check out these awesome people and more over in my sidebar under the column labeled "Awesome People" :)



God's Wheel

10:11 AM

God says to me with a kind of smile,

"Hey how would you like to be God awhile
And steer the world?"
"Okay," says I, "I'll give it a try.
Where do I set?
How much do I get?
What time is lunch?
When can I quit?"
"Gimme back that wheel," says God.
"I don't think you're quite ready yet."

-God's Wheel by Shel silverstein -


Its a deal

10:31 AM

So, I don't know what it is, but I hate to pay full price for things.

I know, its sad. But really, I live on clearance racks and half off deals.
Even when it comes to music.

So I was THRILLED to see Lee Dewyze's new album for $3.99 on amazon Mp3!
I loved him on American Idol and just never got around to buying his new album, until now. ;)

Lee DeWyze Album Cover!! Pictures, Images and Photos

He's got an awesome "Jack Johnson" vibe on this album.

Click here to see his album on Amazon Mp3.

Below is my favorite song on the album on the cd so far :)


You know

8:00 AM

I was inspired by Miss.Kinsey to do a
" You know your from..." post,
of course, mine is

You know your from Florida when.....
(one's in bold are my favorites)

· You never use an umbrella because you know the rain will be over in five minutes.

· You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites.
· Anything under 70 is chilly
· You know that no other grocery store can compare to Publix
· You dread love bug season
· You think a six-foot alligator is actually pretty small
· Flip-flops are everyday wear. Shoes are for business meetings and church.
No, wait, flip flops are good for church too, unless it's Easter or Christmas.
· You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls
· You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides (Space Mountain during the Electric Light Parade!)
·You find lizard skeletons under the sofa.

And since I was born in Maryland and lived their for 10 years, I figured I'd list a few for Maryland too.

So.You know your from Maryland when....
  • You call all turtles "terrapins."
  • You know B&O is not body odor, but Baltimore & Ohio railroad
  • You have more than three recipes for crab cakes.
  • You not only know how to eat hard crabs, but also know how to catch them, cook them and tell the males from the females.
  • You still root for the Orioles even when they suck.
  • When in Florida, you can only laugh when you see signs saying "Real Maryland Blue Crab Cakes!" (this is so true!)

friday favorites

Friday Favorites/Funny

1:20 PM

I'm VERY picky when it comes to movies involving cartoons. I don't know why, i just am. But I LOVE Despicable Me.
If you have not seen this you must! It is just to darn cute! And the minions are adorably funny!
Check out a funny miny movie below featuring the minions.



11:11 AM

As I doing my yoga the other night my cute puppy came in to visit me.

He always seem to find the weirdest times to come in my bedroom.

Anyway, He went and laid in his beanbag on his (my) pink snuggie like he normally does.

When I went to lay on the ground to do my crunches and some more yoga positions. This is what I saw staring at my face.

Sorry for the blurryness, I was trying to catch the photo quickly, and i was at a weird angle also..lol

Then he decided to stand over me till i was finished.
I guess he wanted to make sure I was doing my "downward dog" right. ;)



Wordless Wednesday

4:39 PM

Yup, this Wordless Wednesday is a little early but I couldn't wait to share my WW picture :)


Its our new bumper sticker for our car. Awesome right!?


Work Station

11:38 AM

Its time to get back to the old work station :) :(
Ohh. How i did NOT miss this desk during Christmas break.


School has started back up again for me this morning. Oh joy. Not only am I returning to my regular school routine but I'm also having to study for the ACT that I'm taking next month.

I know. Fun right!? lol

By the way. Isn't my calender amazing?!!! (its up on the wall in my photo)

When we went shopping last week we saw this and my friend told me I HAD to get it.
1. Because I LOVE James Dean
2. It would go with my room.

And I agreed and I bought it :)
However, i think Jaxson doesn't like it because yesterday while in my room, he kept growling at it. No joke! lol

Also if you are trying to figure out what verse is on my dry erase bored.

Its -
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
-Ecclesiastes 7:8
esome verse. I read it the other night and it truly applies to my life right now :)

Hope you all are having a great start to you new year!
God Bless!


2011 goals

1:55 PM

Below are some goals I've been thinking about completing in this upcoming year :)
Some may get accomplish and some may not. But that's ok with me :)

  • Eat healthy, stay somewhat gluten free (which i've kind lacked on these past couple months)
  • Try new food
  • Cook more
  • Complain less
  • Get a part time job (yup, i know, good luck with that ;) )
  • Sign up for Community College in the fall
  • do well on the ACT
  • Go to a NFL football game
  • Travel
  • Go to the beach more
  • Take more pictures
  • Graduate ;)
  • Fly ..... In a plane.. .again.. lol
  • Be more consistent in my Yoga
  • Be more organized!
  • Be happy at all times

Happy 2011 Pictures, Images and Photos