February 2011 - Simply Samantha

He approves

11:18 AM

Jaxson approves!

(sorry for the blurryness)

Of the new house that is :)

We took him the other day to see "his new house". We think he likes it. He seemed to enjoy running around in the big open house.

His favorite part of the house seemed to be the window seats in the breakfast nook..
cause he can look out the window.. ;)


Happy SONday!

12:38 PM

Happy SONday everybody!

You NEED to listen to this song! It's amazing! Such an uplifting song!
its called

~The City Harmonic by Manifesto~

You can buy this song along with some great christian songs on the Now Here This Album 6.0 on itunes for $2.49. I highly recommend you buy it ;)

friday favorites

Friday Favorites

12:00 AM

(1) J.J Heller. Her voice is so smooth and easy to listen to. She is truly a gift from God. The song below is so adorably cute! She and her husband wrote it for their daughter.

(2) My blog friend that I also tweet back and forth with. You guys are just to awesome and amazing fun to tweet with sometimes ;)
Twitter Bird Pictures, Images and Photos

(3) The Big Bang Theory. This show is just LOL funny! If you haven't seen it you should. Don't let the title mislead you ;)


Calling all my readers!

12:00 AM

Hey my blogging friends!

My blogiversary is coming up!
Wanna to be apart of it?!!
I'm looking for a handful of wonderful blog friends (includin etsy shop owners) who are willing to give away a product to one of my readers to help celebrate!

party Pictures, Images and Photos

If your at all interested! Please feel free to email me :)
My email can be found at the bottom of my blog or in my "PR welcome" tab ;)


Looking Foward

12:00 AM

I'm looking forward to decorating my room in our new house. We still have some major stuff to do before we can get around to my room but thats ok, its gives me more time to droll over stuff i want for my new room :)

Of course, all i look at is IKEA stuff :)

Doesn't this remind you of the chair from "Blues Clues"? ;D


Oh boys...

10:27 AM

As some of you may know, I am now a part time nanny.
It was such a God thing because when we decided to stay here in FL not a week later did I get the job! Christ just blows my minds sometimes.

Anywho, now that I have this job, I have some funny stories. Because who dosen't have funny stories when they are watching an 8 year old boy! ;)

So, yesterday I took him to the library. On the way over he told me over and over he wouldn't be getting a book and that he was only going because I had to drop of my sappy romance book and pick up another one.

So he went in with me, followed me around as I searched for my book. Then I told him
"Lets go look for a book for you"
And of course he persisted. "I'm not going to get one"
And I replied "Well, we are going to look anyway."

So, as I was looking I found this book. I called him over, he looked at it and started to laugh.


Its true, anything with a potty reference in a title. Boys will read :)



12:00 AM

If you follow me on twitter, you know that over the past couple days I've been at the speedway. The Daytona International Speedway, that is.
and since I was at the track everyday for the 3 days straight (Thursday,Friday,and Saturday),
I've been tired.

Now you may be asking
"Samantha, all you are doing at the track is just sitting there, watching men drive around in circles, how come your are so tired?"

Well, let me explain.

Here is the speedway.

Here is were we park.

Here is were our seats are..

so we have to walk from here...

to here...

then back to here

Everyday for 3 days straight.


There are these stairs.
We call them the "stairs from hell."
Because they never end and totally wipe you out by the time you are at the top.

That's why i'm so tired.

But it was worth it ;)


Happy SONday!

11:11 AM

Happy SONday everybody!
Hope your weekend is going well!

Enjoy this amazing song this glorious SONday by one of my favorite christian artists
- Josh Wilson -


He has issues

6:30 PM

My dog has some serious issues.

This is him sitting at the end of my bed. Why? Because he was extremely paranoid at a fly that flew into the house (that he couldn't find anymore).


So he just sat there.. for about an hour.. and cried.. yes cried..

Ya, he has some issues.

friday favorites

Friday Favorites

12:24 PM

(1) Speedweeks - Gosh, this last part of this week has been so hectic with all the speedweek races up at the speedway. I'm so tired and i still have 2 races to attend! I'm enjoying every minute of it though ;)
- BTW, if you don't know what "Speedweek(s)" is. It's just 2 weeks full of practices and races at the Daytona Speedway leading up to the Daytona 500.
For those who like football, its like the playoffs before the Superbowl ;) -


(2) Local places. I absolutely love some of the yummy restaurants in our town. We have an amazing place called the "Sweet Spot". They make the BEST all natural smoothies and frozen yogurt i have ever had! ANNNNDD we also have probably THE BEST burger joint in all of Central Florida.
.. just saying...

(3) Our "soon to be" new house. Yup, you heard right! Isn't is adorb! it's even cuter in person! It was built round 1913,we "think". You can follow all the happenings with our new house by following the blog my momma made ....



The Scientist

12:13 PM

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard

Oh take me back to the start

~The Scientist by Coldplay~



My Date

11:05 AM

Here's who my Valentines date was :)


I think he's a keeper ;)

We ran around in the backyard and I made him dinner and he made his puppy face seeing if I'd cave in and let him share the couch with me... Didn't work on me.. but it did on mom ;)


Saturday Shootout

9:00 AM

Gosh, Saturday was a busy one.

1st I had to get up early and go sit in a classroom for 5 hours and take a test just to show colleges how smart I am (or how smart i'm not ;) ).

Then, I came home for about an hour and then took off with my dad towards Daytona to spend all day at the track!

It was a blast though, but once the sun went down it got COLD! .....Burr..

But of course this is how i kept warm : )


Yes, I was the only one watching the race with a starbucks cup in my hand. :)
Thats how I roll :)


Friends that Can sing!

12:00 PM

Check out my best friends! I grew up with these girls and they are just AMAZING singers :) If only we lived closer to each other, I could hear these voices all the time :)

Please go subscribe (if you have a youtube) and share there wonderful video ;)

friday favorites

Friday Favorites

3:31 PM

So, as I was writing this post, i noticed it had a theme.. Men...
Now. I AM NOT OBSESSED with men. Let me make that point clear.lol.
I just like to admire "Gods Creation" ;)

Now, please read on :)

(1) Julian Smith and his amazingly funny videos. Plus he was homeschooled!
See, homeschoolers are cool ;)

(2) Mike Posner and Bruno Mars. Their songs are being played all the time on me ipod at the moment ;)

Mike Posner @ The Mod Club


(3) Channing Tatum. Enough Said.
Dear John Movie Still

Oh! and don't forget to check out part 2 of whats been going with my family here in the Sunshine State on my moms blog here


New Music

12:50 PM

Every month or so I'm going to start updating my music playlist on my sidebar with my 10 favorite songs (at the moment) :)

So go ahead .... Check it out over here

Or you could just listen to it below :D

Let me know what you think?

Do you like my music selection?


Whats been going on

11:21 AM

So, I wanted to let you guys whats been going on in the Simply Samantha household :)
But instead of me just telling you,
Go on over to my mommas wonderful blog and check it out for yourself :)

BWS tips button


Marchin On

1:14 PM

For this dance we'll move with each other
There ain't no other step than one foot
Right in front of the other

There's so many wars we fought
There's so many things we're not
But with what we have, I promise you that
We're marchin on
We're marchin on
We're marchin on

~Marching On by OneRepublic~

One Republic
One Republic and Augustana


Miscellany Monday

12:26 PM

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

(1) I am exhausted! I spent ALLL day at Disney World with some friends yesterday and I'm pooped!

(2) I didn't talk more then a couple photos at Disney yesterday. I was having to much fun to dive into my bag and find my camera. ;)

(3) And yes, because I was at disney yesterday. I missed the Superbowl and all the fun commercials :( But I did see this one online and it makes me laugh every time ;)

Sorry this is a little short miscellany monday ;) Like I said I'm tired. But don't worry i'll be spending my extra time today reading your lovely blogs!

just me

Hair Days

10:26 AM

Don't you hate those days. When you can't decide WHAT to do with your hair.


Wait. I'm probably the only one with this problem.


Yup. I'm having one of those days. Curly hair, straight hair, hair up, hair down.

Being a girl get's annoying sometimes, doesn't it?



10:35 AM

There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
- The Beatles -

The Beatles!

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The Beatles