December 2011 - Simply Samantha
just me

Lets see

8:00 AM

Let see how I did on my 2011 goals ;)

  • Eat healthy, stay somewhat gluten free (which i've kind lacked on these past couple months) - I think I did this one pretty well.
  • Try new food - Had sushi for the first time the other night :) Yay for California Rolls :) 
  • Cook more -Eh, not really. 
  • Complain less -Maybe
  • Get a part time job (yup, i know, good luck with that ;) ) - Yeppers! I'm now a part time nanny!
  • Sign up for Community College in the fall - Done!
  • do well on the ACT - I did pretty well if I do say so myself ;)
  • Go to a NFL football game - Nope, maybe next year
  • Travel - Not really
  • Go to the beach more - I did go more this summer than I have in the past. Mostly cause I can drive now;)
  • Take more pictures - I was doing well, till my lens broke
  • Graduate ;) - Which I did. Go me! :D
  • Fly ..... In a plane.. .again.. lol - Not this year, but fo sure in a couple weeks!
  • Be more consistent in my Yoga - I was till about summer time...
  • Be more organized! - I think I have become more though my mom probably would beg to differ
  • Be happy at all times - Yea. Not ALL the time.

Well I think I did pretty well. What do you think?

I need to come up with a new list for this next year. Got any suggestion??

Hope you all have a great,safe,and blessed new years!
Happy New Years Everybody!


My three favorites

12:00 AM

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas! I sure did :)

Now, this post is not to say that all the other gift I got weren't great.
Cause they were.
I mean, my sister got me the "I am Number Four"book WITH Alex Pettyfer on the front, I mean, thats a true sister right there!
And my Aunt got me Lauren Conrad earrings!
(whats funny is she new I liked LC from reading my blog:) I got one great Aunt ;) )


3 of my gifts are definitely my favorite, and whats funny, they all kind of relate to each other :)


Aren't they amazing! :)

The first 2 my mom actully "made" herself. She saw I wanted cups/mugs similar to the ones above so she bought the cups and wrote the sayings on them.
Yes. I know. She is awesome.


This one has seriously not left me side since I got it from one of my best friends, I loved it that much! PLUS he filled it with my favorite candy. Mike and Ikes :) My 3 favorite things in one gift. Darcy, A mug, and Mike and Ikes!

As you can tell, I can be won over with simple gifts.

What was your favorite simple gift this year??

I have a dream

1:44 AM

The City Harmonic. One of my favorite recently found bands. They are Christian. Sound like Coldplay but yet have their own unique sound. Have amazing lyrics. And are just plain BRILLIANT!
Need I say more?

This song below is called "I have a dream(It feels like home)"
Just read the lyrics. They are so beautifuly written.

I have a dream
That you can have with me
Of a city that shines so bright at night

Where love is true
But this love He finds you
And there is a fire in His eyes
Where I can see everything's alright

It feels like home
Sweet home
There's no, no, no, no, no, no, no place like home

When I awake
That day of glory
Your love will light the sin-deep streams

O we will meet
Our souls are longing
We'll be a symphony of peace
Brothers and sisters will be free
Thank God Almighty they'll be free

It feels like home
Sweet home
There's no, no, no, no, no, no, no place like home

It feels like home
Sweet home
There's no, no, no, no, no, no, no place like home

I hear the bells are ringing
I see the city lights
The dream was real until you close your eyes

It feels like home

It feels like home


The Dress

12:00 AM

The Christmas Eve dress. The dress of all dresses..

Well not really but I was SO Excited to wear this dress cause I bough it a month ago and have waited weeks to wear it :)

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(btw I will eventually fix the sideways photo problem)
Dress- LC from Kohls : Sweater-Mom ;) : Shoes-Payless

I have some better pics to come :)

I love this dress by LC from Kohls. Even though I forgot to throw it in the wash to shrink it a little ;p I still adore it and the style :D

Oh and if you haven't noticed already.. we haven't gotten our Nikon lens fixed.. Were working on it :) Thanks for putting up with my ipod camera :)

Hope you all had an amazing a blessed christmas :)

Merry Christmas

12:00 PM

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have an amazing time with all your friends and family as you celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born,
   to us a son is given,
   and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
   Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
   Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Friday Favorites

12:00 AM


~These Shoes - Aren't they adorb! They're like something out of a 1940's movie. I wanna a pair :)
Source: via Samantha on Pinterest


~This Pillow -Oh my goodness this pillow would look so amazing on my futon :) Plus.. It's quiet funny ;)
Source: via Kat on Pinterest

~Call me a dork - This is so cool! I want one for my room! (yes i'm a dork.. i'll admit it)

~Mr.Holmes - I went on a little late night movie run with some friends and saw Sherlock Holmes : A Game Of Shadows. It was amazing! I think it was SLIGHTLY better than the first.. not as dark and twice as funny :) You should definitely see it :)

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Pictures, Images and Photos Oh and it was bad either that the first trailer that we had was for the "Hunger Games". :) I was so fan girl giddy it wasn't even funny ;)

Merry Christmas Eve,eve!


He thinks....

12:00 AM

He. Refering to Jaxson our dog.
Lately. He's been pretty naughty. You'd think since "Santa" brings him a bone every year he'd be more nice seeing that Christmas is right around the corner.


Just so you know. Jaxson is NOT aloud on some of the couches in our house. He sheds like crazy and so we try to keep him from sleeping and napping on the couch.
(unless its REALLY cold and we need some extra warmth ;) )

But latley, hes been testing the waters and napping on the couches. and i have proof...

Here he is on my futon yesterday.


The den couch in the morning.


And lastly the living room couch which he is NEVER EVER EVER aloud on.


"Santa" is seriously considering not giving him a bone this year.
If only he wasn't so darn cute it would be an easier decision ;)



12:00 AM


Its such a wonderful thing right??? Pure boredom.
Yea. I agree.. its not..
I'm suffering that right now and I'm only 3 days into my winter break.
Never in my life have I looked forward to my hair appointment more than now. I just can't wait to get out of the house. I am also going to run to the library while I'm out and grab some books :) 
Got any recommendations??? I am on the waiting list for "Crossed" and "Clockwork Prince" but I need some other good books to read :) Let me know below in your wonderful little comments :D

Hope your not suffering in pure boredom with me and having an amazing break :D

Oh and I promise the next couple of posts will be more interesting :)


It doesn't do it justice

12:00 AM

I gotta say. These photos don't do my Christmas party dress justice. Just admist the chaos of getting ready for the family christmas party i only had a view minuets to take quick photos :)

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Dress - Papaya : Shoes - Cotton On ; Necklace - Kohl - 1928

I loved this dress. So simple and cute. I really didn't have to dress it up at all. For $20 i think it was good find :)

just me

"Saturday" Favorites

12:00 AM

Cause our internet was down Friday and I didn't have time to do "Friday Favorites" ;)

The fact I'm ALL DONE school for the semester - I'm so happy :) I did pretty well in 2 of my 3 classes. The third one i finished today and haven't gotten the final grade so... we'll see :)


Cute cheep things from Target - Like these cards! Arn't they adorb!


"You're Here" by Francesca Battistelli Now I will admit i'm not a BIG fan of Francesca, but I LOVE this song.. Its so simple and profound :)

The Nightmare before Christmas - Now it may shock some of you that I've NEVER seen the Nightmare Before Christmas. I know it shocked most of my friends. I actully don't know why I had never watched it before because I am a fan of Tim Burtons work... I guess I'm just weird like that. But I did watch it and I did enjoy it :)

nightmare before christmas Pictures, Images and Photos

This shirt - It's so me isn't it :) lol


Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

Sorry for being so M.I.A this week. Its been a crazy week :) But I promise I'll take the free time I have this weekend to stop by all your lovely blogs and say hiya! :D

BTW If you ever are wondering where I am or what I'm up too. Twitter is THE best possible way to catch up :) Just clickity here to find my twitter :)

I guess

9:56 PM

I guess.. seeing that this is my 500th post i should do something AMAZINGLY COOL right!?

Well its finals week my friends.. 

I'm done 2 of my 3 classes. 

I should feel like this.

But I kind of feel like this.

Cause my last final is in math.


So. In my free time between work and other things I will be practicing math like crazy.. and I mean CRAZY!

Good luck to all my blog friends that have finals this week too!