The Busy Woman’s Survival Kit


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ByeByeBlisters#CollectiveBias Do you want to know how most of my days go? I start something, get distracted, forget I was doing, start something else, realize I'm running late, run out the door, return home and start something new. I forget to eat, I forget to shower, and I forget to do the laundry. Such is the life of a busy mom... I often feel like a hot mess and if you've been around here for awhile, you know I talk about it quite frequently. Are you one … [Read more...]

My person.


  When I first watched Z take his oath to join the Army almost 5 years ago, I had no idea what the future would hold for us. I stood there and watched him commit to a lifestyle that was completely foreign to me. But I loved him and I wanted to go on that adventure with him. I watched him take that oath again last Friday. And as I listened to him swear to protect this great nation, all of these emotions came running back. I listed to his old company commander talk about their first deployment to Afghanistan. I fought back tears as he talked about how scary … [Read more...]

Fall makeup and outfit inspiration.


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FalsiesPushUpDrama #CollectiveBias I started wearing makeup in 5th or 6th grade. How do I remember? Because I used to sneak it. My mom would run my brother to school and then come back to get me and take me to school. And while she was gone I was loading on purple eyeshadow, clear mascara (or possibly even colored mascara), and powder until I looked porcelain. I would eventually upgrade to bronzer and go the opposite way on the spectrum, but that's a story for … [Read more...]

Fall bathroom makeover.


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RinseMadeRad #CollectiveBias I don't think it's any secret I'm obsessed with plaid. More so than ever, plaid is everywhere. When at first it was just shirts and scarves, it's now shoes, candles, towels...even mouthwash! My downstairs bathroom is decorated in coral, gold, and gray decor. And every time I walk in there, it feels like summer. No one wants it to feel like summer in the fall when you're surrounded by changing leaves, cinnamon candles, and plaid … [Read more...]

The Samantha Show Reader Survey Results


You guys... I am blown away. I received SO many responses and so much wonderful feedback after my reader survey last Wednesday. This blog has certainly had it's ups and downs and good and bad times. Sometimes I'm completely overwhelmed with sponsored posts and sometimes I don't have any at all. Sometimes I have so many c/o items that I dread posting about them and it becomes work. Sometimes I'm excited to hit publish and sometimes I'm afraid to. But my biggest concern? That if I talk about myself and my life, no one will … [Read more...]