Yay!! Hello November!!

Hey Everyone,

I never thought I would be so happy to be rid of October and would be welcoming November into my home with open arms. But when your entire house falls sick for half of the month, you look forward to a new month.

Usually November is special, because it’s National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for those in the know). I have been a constant participant for the last 5 years running, but this year I have decided to bow out. My focus has turned from writing to getting my wedding planning business up and running. So to all of those people partaking in the event this year, I wish you all the luck in the world.

And on that note…

Till the next time guys!!!

Flash Post: Skin Care Review


(AN:  I received this product for free in return for an honest review.)

Hey guys,
I am sorry that I have been away for a while. Between hitting a massive blogging slump as well as figuring out the medical mystery that is my right ankle….I’ve honestly lacked the motivation to write.

But I definitely thought that this needed to be shared. The picture above is of an amazing skincare line called LANEIGE. I have had the amazing opportunity to try one of their products out and let me tell you it is amazing! I have combination skin with dry spots and at night it gets uncomfortable. This mask not only hydrates, it smells great and makes your skin look brighter when you wake up in the morning. I would recommend this to anyone as a nighttime moisturizer. In only a few days, my skin is glowing.

Right now, it is available only from Sephora. I am definitely going to try out the rest of their line.

My score: 4.5 👠 out of 5.

Till the next time guys!

What’s happened to Love?

In the words of a Maroon 5 song: ” This summer’s gonna hurt like a….”
Which is true for a surprising number of relationships in Hollywood over this past summer.
Before you say anything, yes I know that Hollywood relationships are usually doomed before they even start…but there are some pairs that do last and those are definitely worth noting.
But when those same long running relationships end in divorce, you have to wonder….

Is there any hope for love to last?

Jennifer Gardner, Jennifer Westfeldt, Gwen Stefani and Megan Fox. What do these celebs all have in common? They were all in marriages/relationships that lasted more then 5 years and each of them ended in separation or divorce filings this past summer.

Now stop and think for just a second. Five years for us normal people is a long time but for celebrities? It’s almost a lifetime.
Don’t get me wrong though, there are relationships in Hollywood that have been able to make it work and I tip my hat to those couples. Those are the ones that make me believe that love CAN last.

The one pair that split though that really threw me for a loop, was a couple that had been together since I was a child.

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy (from the Muppets)had called it quits!!

They were the “80’s power couple” for us kids. But to hear now that they split? My inner child wept. Let’s hope that with their new show…they will make their way back to each other.

Till the next time guys!

Friday’s Instagram Follow- Part 1

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Now for those of you who know me personally, know that I am a total geek chick. Marvel, DC, Star Trek, Doctor Who, the list could go on and on.

So when I was looking at different people to follow on Instagram, I came across actors and actresses from the shows that I love. But the best part about following them? They LOVE their fans and treat us like equals….which is really cool.

If you are looking for a good laugh, or a smile and love the characters that they play….follow these guys on Instagram:

Robbie Amell (Ronnie Raymond, The Flash):  Instagram.com/robbieamell

Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen, Arrow): Instagram.com/amelladventures

Zoe Saldana (Nyota Uhura, Star Trek Into Darkness): Instagram.com/zoesaldana

Simon Pegg (Montgomery Scott, Star Trek Into Darkness): Instagram.com/simonpegg_

Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow, The Flash): Instagram.com/dpanabaker

Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity Smoak, Arrow): Instagram.com/emilybett

Ming Na Wen (Melinda May, Agents of SHIELD): Instagram.com/mingna_wen

This is just the first chunk, but I HIGHLY suggest checking them out. They are funny, inspiring and overall just really good people to follow on Instagram (No I don’t know any of them in real life, wish I did though… :)

Till the next time guys!!

Summer Ends, School Begins


As August comes to a close and we welcome September in, most Canadian kids are getting ready to head back to school for another year. In our house, this particular school year is a bit of a big deal because our youngest is starting Kindergarten(or grade Primary as they call it out here in the maritimes).

As a mom, I have been equally looking forward and dreading this day since Marissa was born. She is the baby of the family and now that she starts school tomorrow, I have to come to grips that she isn’t such a baby anymore.

Naturally I worry, will she fit in? Is she going to be scared, nervous, or is she going to smile and make friends with everyone? I wish I had the answers to those questions, it would ease my mind (a lot!). But I will have to be content with the hope that she will be happy and things will work out just fine.

So when we get to the school tomorrow, she will say goodbye to her older sister (who begins Grade 5) and begin her own school journey. Through some tears (mostly from me), she will know that we support her just as much as we support her sister.

Till the next time guys!

Time to catchup!

Hello everyone!

First off, sorry for being away for so long. RL decided to get in the way and once that does, everything just snowballs. 😐

But now that everything has settled down and I am comfortably settled into my schoolwork…I can happily get back to blogging business.

Now wait a second Samantha…you’re in school? When did this happen??

…Did I forget to mention that little tidbit?
Sorry, here’s what happened:

I had been all set to go back to school and study Web design with a certain distance education college. I was excited to apply and insanely nervous.
Then reality set it’s nasty little hammer down on my dreams. Everything came to a screeching halt when I was turned down for student funding.

Saying that I was devastated is an understatement.  But I had also had enough of being kicked while I was down. I allowed myself 48hrs max to be upset and be mad…then I got back down to business.

Over the next 3 weeks, I had researched distance education institutions all over the US and here in Canada.  But I was also searching within those schools for any that did affordable payment plans. If I was going to go back to school again…I was going to pay for it.

Surprisingly not many had payment plans, and even less had ones that were affordable.. I had also realized that my plan to study Web design was no longer within my budget. So I had to look into other interests that would also be able to become careers that I could do from home.

I signed my student contract in mid July to become…. a Wedding Planner.

So far things have been great and I am already thinking of ideas for what I can do after I finish my course. Truth be told, I can’t wait.

Till the next time guys!

Hail the Maple Leaf….and Hockey!

Hey everyone!

As you could probably tell from the title, it’s a holiday up here in Canada.

But the more important aspect of today?  Especially for us hockey lovers?

Free Agent Frenzy starts today!!!!!!

This is the day where we start to see the landscape of our favorite hockey teams for the upcoming season.  As I am a longtime Edmonton Oilers fan (and yes I still proudly exclaim it), I am really looking forward to October to see how my team does.

But I just stopped in to wish my fellow Canucks a Happy Canada Day from coast to coast and to all of us NHL fans?

Happy Free Agent Day!!

Till the next time guys! ;)