November 2012 - Simply Samantha

A little shakey

12:00 AM

If you saw on instagram a week or so ago. I've been blessed by one of my favorite people in the world, to be able to borrow/hold on to a Canon SLR. Its been forever since i've held a SLR in my hand and i miss it so much!
Hence the shakey pictures, i need to work my photographer hand back into shape :P


Jeans:SO from Kohls : Boots :Blowfish shoes - Top: Kohls - Scarf": Cotton on - Jacket: Christmas Gift

daily outfit


12:00 AM

Probably one of the things I'm going to miss when I eventually move out and get my own place, is borrowing clothes from mom.
We actually borrow from each other all the time, its a nice bartering system we got going on.


Top: Borrowed from mom - Jeans: SO from Kohls - Boots: Thrifted - Headband: Kohls


Turkey Day

12:00 AM

Ahhh turkey day is over. Thankfully we weren't left with too many leftovers.
Even with the leftovers we have, i've managed to make at least one meal with the leftover turkey.

ANYwho. This thanksgiving was a little different. Instead of spending it with just one family. I spent it with two. And it was so much fun :) I mean, I got to eat twice, who wouldn't want that!?

After visiting his family, we headed back to my house, where there was plenty of leftovers and the desert was just being served.

Then of course we had to watch a little football.

Jaxson was sleepy from all the turkey leftovers he was given :)

By the end of the night, he and I was so tuckered out, that braving our local walmart with other crazy people was not how we wanted to end thanksgiving. So instead we watched the Jet's get there butts kicked. And even though the game was painful to watch (if only tebow wasn't hurt....) it was probably the best way to end the nigh for sure.

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving full of many blessing and fun! 



Happy "early" Turkey Day

12:00 PM

Happy "early" turkey day my blogger peeps!
I hope your day is filled with food, friends, family, relaxing, football, and more food!

Mines going to be a little different this year. I'll be spending part of Thanksgiving with a new family and the later I'll be spending it with my own.
Then, of course I'm going to be a insane person and brave Walmart/Target/and maybe Kohls for black Friday  Who isn't??? :P
I'm excited!
And I'll do my best to take pictures. I promise :)

Oh and Jaxson say's Happy Turkey Day too.
AND he says he's missed seeing his face on my blog. Fame hog....


just me

Let's Talk...

12:00 AM

About Tebow.

This post will be a little biased.
 Why you ask? 
I just happens to be a fan of Tebow. Imperfections and all.

Anywho. I had stop reading articles about Tim in class the other day because I was about to SLAP SOMEONE.
(yea yea i'm a bad student and was reading sports articles during class.. yea yea..)

The negativity from his fellow players about how bad of a player he is ridiculousness.
Now i understand the concept of freedom of speech..
how can you criticize a player who has hardly played more then a handful of plays this season.
Now i am very open an I understand Tim has a lot of stuff to work on.
BUT, before you go opening your big mouth about how bad he is. Remember. He isn't the quarterback.
Mark Sanchez. And last time I checked, he wasn't doing to well.

Just saying.

Alright. my tebow rant is over. Moving on.

If you want to read more about the negativity around tebow. Check out these articles here.




Should I?

9:56 PM

Should I blog about..
.... him....

Hmm.. what do you think?

Should i blog about how great he is?

How he makes me laugh.
How he makes me smile even when I don't feel like smiling.
How he brought me chick fil a when I didn't even ask for it.

Should I BORE you with the details of our cute little outings
should I gush to you guys about how I thank God everyday for the blessing that is him?
And so on and so on (I could go on for hours, seriously)


I'll just keep those things to myself and spare you guys the horribleness and boringness of that...

note::: this post is mostly sarcasm if you can't tell (except for the things about him). I am Irish and we tend to be sarcastic 95% of the time. Just saying* 


Christmas list. Already!

10:27 PM

Who says you can't start talking about your christmas wish list early??? I am so excited for christmas this year. For numerous reasons :) I can't wait to bake and eat and shop and eat and spend time with friends, and OH EAT! lol

BTW I'd like to know how we got through Christmas these past couple of years without pinterest?? I mean,  how??

Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

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Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

Source: via Samantha on Pinterest

  • over the ear headphones. 
  • fun pink Nike's for those days I don't wanna wear fancy shoes to school.
  • a pink watch to match the pink shoes
  • Gator sunglasses
  • Cute Vera Wang Pj's
  • Fun bumper sticker for my car. Nerd much?? 
  • and more plaid. A girl can never have too much plaid ;) 

There is of course more but how boring of a post would that be???

Whats on your Christmas list this year???
 Have you started one yet or am I the only one out there?? 


Football and a Someone

5:19 PM

As much as I love football, you probably assume i've been to a game right???

Never been to one.

I just never had the opportunity. Till a couple days ago.
And so last night I got to experience my first ever NFL football game. Live. In person.
And it was amazing!
So much fun and even though it was just a Jacksonville Jag's vs. Indianapolis Colts game.

( If you are wondering, I cheered for the colts. And they won. So there)

To be honest. I had so much fun because of the company. I had the best football buddy a girl could ask for.


Perfect night. Perfect weather. Perfect game of football. And a pretty darn perfect football buddy.
What more could a girl ask for? :)


Multipule Outfits, Bad Pictures

12:00 AM

So.... I really need a new lens for my camera. I'm tired of trying to take fashion photos with my ipod camera and instagram.

Christmas come soon!

So here is a makeshift post of multiple outfits from the past couple days.
In horrible ipod picture form :)

Hat: Cotton On - Top: Papya - Pants: SO from Kohls. 
Ignore the splint. Just a minor football injury from last week :P 

Top: TJ Maxx - Jeans: SO from Kohls - Ring: LC by Lauren Conrad

Top: Target


Our Daily Bread - Book Reivew

11:55 AM 

Our Daily Bread Devotional Bible NLT
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Trim Size:6 x 9 
October 2012 
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My Review-
I love this bible! Its so easy to read and full of great devotionals!! Would totally recommend it for anyone who is like me and likes quick and easy devotionals!

Tyndale Blog Network 
*this bible was given to me by Tyndale House Publishing in exchange for a review. Opinions are 100% all mine.  

just me


1:11 PM

My poor blog!!! How i have neglected you!! I feel so bad! 
Stupid school. And life, getting in the way. 

I apologize for the lack of posts. As much as I love to blog, school and life have come first. As it always should.
We have had family in town for almost 3 weeks (thanks to Sandy :P). We had 8 people in our house at one point for a couple days. It was crazy. But fun. Definitely made life exciting. Having the grandparents around was truly enjoyable and I don't think I day went by that i wasn't laughing at something they did.

Other then that i've had a boat load of school these past too weeks. Papers, papers, and more papers. Thankfully I've been able to write about interesting topics and fun stuff that is interesting to me. For example i am in the process of writing a paper about "All the Worlds a Stage" by William Shakespeare. Love me some Shakespeare ;)

Life has been amazing these past 2 weeks too. I've been the happiest I've ever been. For a couple reasons.
I just feel the true blessing of God. I've gone through some rough stuff, but as of right now I am flying high. I hope I can feel like this for a while :)

Well blog friends. Thanks again for reading. I am so thankful and blessed by each one of you. When I get the chance I will be catching up on your blogs :D Here's hoping *crossing fingers* I can get some new posts up soon!