April 2017 - Simply Samantha

5 Ways to Survive the End of a Semester

10:08 AM

Friends, the end of semester is upon me. The recipe posts have come to a halt. All my energy has been poured into final studying, project creating, and graphic designing. And boy can I feel it.

I knew it was coming two weeks ago when a head cold invaded my body and it has stuck around. My stress level has been high and my immune level has been low.

I have been thinking of some things I've been doing to help keep my sanity andI thought I would share them with you today!

1. Keep that immune system up

-now I'm not saying eat ALL THE HEALTHY THINGS. Trust me, the chick fil a milkshake and french fries I ate last night does not support this tip. But find the little things that help keep your immune system up. Maybe its a smoothie, or for me, its supplements like Elderberry that I take daily during crazy stressful times. 

2. Cry

Sometimes you just need to cry it out. I'm HORRIBLE at this. I like to think I can keep it all in then one day a straw breaks my camels back and I'm done and I let it all out. Bless my husband because those are not his favorite days

3. Plan it out

Space out the work. Granted this only works if you are like me and feel like you work better over time then all at once. But if you have multiple things due, spread that work out, even if it's doing little bit every day, it will help your sanity.

4. Find the time to relax

Planning it out will help you find more time to relax. I like to plan most of my work/school work for the morning, so in the afternoon I can focus on easier work. Then, by the time the evening comes I have time to relax, watch TV, and spend time with the husband of pup.

5. Don't be the last minute perfectionist

I do this all the time. You know, when you look at the grading rubric and you compare it to your work to make sure it's perfect. I've given myself so many anxiety attacks this way. It is good to make sure it is meeting requirements, but find that line and don't drive yourself crazy trying to perfect the assignments.

Good Luck to all my other fellow college students finishing up their semesters!! 


Should You Buy Infinity Jars?

8:00 AM

disclosure - I was sent these jars in exchange for a review. Opinions are 100% my own. 

If you've been keeping up with me this past year, you know I've been striving to replace a lot of my kitchen storage containers in general to glass! So I'm always looking for new and interesting glasses and jars to store my daily items.

Infinity jars are definitely a different type of storage container. In a completely good way!
Infinity Jars are created to be UV resistant with light filtering aspects. Whatever you chose to store in these jars, they will be preserved and rejuvenated for freshness. They use only the best premium imported European glass. They've done multiple test to show that their jars out performed amber and clear glass.

The jars I have..
Should you buy infinity jars?

Square Glass Bottle with Oil Spout
-I got this to store my Olive Oil because I keep my EVOO on the counter by the stove so it's in reach when I cook. Its the perfect size for a decent size bottle of EVOO.

Should You Buy Infinity Jars?

15ml Glass Pump Pump Bottle
- I'm putting my daily moisturizer in this little push glass bottle so it's not sitting in a plastic container.

Should You Buy Infinity Jars
2 x 15ml Pocket Glass Jar
- These little beauties are perfect for keeping salt in. I also keep this out in the open by my stove for easy access while I'm cooking!

Should you use/get them!?

In my personal opinion. Yes, if you keep some items out on your counter-tops that are exposed to light. For instance, I keep EVOO on my counter in my kitchen which get's a lot of light during they day. EVOO can really be effected by the light, so these jars are perfect for that! I also buy local roasted coffee beans weekly and those have to be kept in a dark cool place and these jars would be perfect for that.
I was thinking I would use the other ones for my personal care products, which I have put my moisturizer in the push pump, however, our bathroom has no windows or harsh light and I keep many of my person products in my cabinet so they don't really need to be protected from the light.

Bottom line

I think these jars are perfect for kitchen storage and keeping those perishables on your counters fresh and preserved.

Check all of there products by clicking here! 
They have some great deals and are not bad price wise!