Archive for April 2012

The Little Things :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

We all have busy lives, but it's always important to stop and enjoy the little things. Here are some of mine from the weekend...

My strawberry addiction continues. This time with pecans & melted chocolate. YUM :)

Pink lemonade & chocolate chip cookies at my open house yesterday. We had a big turnout thanks in part to the good weather! Keep your fingers crossed I get an offer from one of them when I follow up :)
My new candle I picked up at a little thrift shop/boutique. It's Crossroads brand in buttered maple syrup. It is heaven! I usually only buy cheap walmart candles, but I shelled out $22 for this bad boy because they had one burning in the store & it sucked me in. Worth it!
Our new flowers are looking good :) I haven't managed to kill them yet, and kobe has not eaten them so far.
My new deal for the bedroom! Only $2.99. One step closer...
Soccer time with Kobe! It's his favorite thing right now.

And this is the rat dog... also known as Dax. I wasn't sure if you guys had met him yet.

Hope you all had a great weekend and have some fun things to look forward to this week :)

xo
Sam

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Backsplash Envy

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hi lovelies! Look what I found on Pinterest today...

Seriously? How awesome & unique are these? Read the whole article HERE.

I'm off to prep for an open house this afternoon for this property...
Isn't the basement bar awesome? Jealous! Anyway, wish me luck! Hoping for an offer today on this bad boy. What do you guys have going this Sunday??

xo
Sam

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Our night in LexVegas+Facial experience+Pizza

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Hey there loves :)
This is going to be a long recap post so prepare yourself!
First of all- Facial recap... Yesterday I had my first ever facial & let me just tell you that it was amazing! If you haven't had one, go for it! Sooo relaxing & I really feel like it helped my skin. I was a little worried going in because my skin is on the sensative side, so I didn't know how it would react to some of the products. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. My skin feels calmer, hydrated, and super smooth! Plus, my girl recommended a few new products for me. This could become an expensive habit...

In other news...this week Holly & I met to continue our "Eating Through the Alphabet".. this time we went to Cole's Artisan Pizza.





It was heaven! So good that we each ordered our own pizza. And I may or may not have eaten almost the entire thing - true story! The inside of Cole's was a really neat atmosphere, too. Plus it was affordable. If you're ever in Louisville, it's a must try. I know I'll be back!

Friday night we met a couple of our friends and ventured on out to the lovely LexVegas.. aka Lexington, Ky. We headed there for the Brantley Gilbert & Eric Church concert at Rupp. Here is a little photo recap for you.
The concert was pretty good. I ended up liking Brantley Gilbert better than Eric Church. We had great seats, too. The only negative was that it took FOREVER to get a beer. We waited in line close to a half hour two different times. Then afterwards, we got to enjoy this monster pizza above! We each got a slice as big as our head, no joke. We ate it on the sidewalk while we were waiting for a cab & everyone that passed by us said something about the pizza!

So clearly my weekend has already consisted of way too much pizza and it's not even Saturday night yet! Oh well, you only live once :) Tonight we are going to party it up for a 6 year old's birthday dinner! What are you lovelies indulging in this weekend?

xo
Sam


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Look who I found.... Jenna Marbles ;)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hi pretties :) I'm up anxiously awaiting a counteroffer... you know, just perusing youtube in my spare time..

Have you guys seen any of these Jenna Marbles "vlogs" floating around on Youtube?? Well, I just found her tonight & she is pretty hilarious! Check her out for yourself!


So funny. Bad language though, just fyi.

Enjoy!

xo
Sam

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Yours Truly is Getting a Facial... Finally!

Hey Y'all! So... who out there has had a facial before? I have never done this! Hard to believe, right? Believe it or not, I've never had a massage either. Anyway, I was lucky enough to win Pink Lou Lou's blog giveaway recently that included a $50 Spa Finder gift card! Wooo hooo!

 I decided to go with an hour long facial, so this will pay for a big chunk of it! My appointment is for Friday morning, so I'll let you guys know how it goes :) Getting a facial is on my 30 before 30 list, some of you may remember from THIS POST. So I'll get to mark that baby off!

In other news, I've been dying to try out Michelle's recipe for White Peach Sangria.
I literally can't get it out of my mind! You can find the recipe over at Michelle's blog, My Book of Love, HERE. Mmm.

Do you guys have fun plans this weekend? I feel like the rest of my week is full of fun things! First of all, we found the CUTEST house this morning for a couple of my buyers. So I will be writing up an offer tonight. Cross your fingers for me :) Then tomorrow, Holly and I are continuing our "Eating Through the Alphabet" game, this time we will be hitting up Cole's Artisan Pizza. Then Friday morning of course is the facial, and later that afternoon Jason & I head off to Lexington with some friends for the Eric Church concert. Maybe I should make a batch of white peach sangria to take along with us to the hotel room?? Hmm...

Hope you all are having a nice week so far, you have to let me know what to expect with this facial!!

xo
Sam


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Make the MOST of your Space!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hi lovelies :) Found this on Pinterest today & thought I'd share!

18 WAYS TO MAKE A SMALL SPACE LOOK LARGER

Just click HERE to see the full article and learn some tips for your home! Follow me on Pinterest HERE.

Bedroom re-do update for y'all - Walls have been painted a lovely gray & I've begun my search for accessories :)
xo
Sam

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The Little Things + Goodwill Lowdown

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here are a few of the little things that have made me smile lately :)

Strawberries with greek yogurt.
Mug Brownie with Strawberries. Okay, anything with strawberries!
Kobe being his usual lazy self!
Photo shoot with Kobe.
I think he was trying to wink here?? haha.

On to the shopping portion of this post! So... I am a huge bargain shopper. I LOVE places like TJMaxx & random consignment shops. I even love... wait for it... GOODWILL! Don't get me wrong, you can find some pretty nasty, unstylish stuff at Goodwill... but just sometimes, you can fnd some awesome stuff for super cheap! I finished up a day of showings last week, and on  my way home I decided to stop at one of the Goodwills on my way home. Now girls, just let me show you what I came home with...
This shirt. Brand: Mine. Tags still on from TJMaxx, marked $18.99. I paid: $3.00

This shirt. Brand: Banana Republic. Not worn at all. Paid: $3.00

Dress. Brand: Express. Barely if ever worn. Paid: $5.00


Look familiar?? Got this little Express number in blue as well. Paid: $5.00

Wedges. Brand: Charlotte Russe. One scuff, but barely worn. Paid: $3.00

This dress/cover-up. Brand: Unknown. Barely worn. Paid: $3.00
I think I will mainly use this as a swim suit coverup this summer.

I was soo happy with my finds!! I also picked up a little JCrew wristlet & a kate spade bag for just $3.00 each. Ofcourse when you get home you MUST wash everything! If you're lucky enough to find shoes, sanitize! Purses, at the very least put them in the dryer for a half hour or so. Where do you guys go for bargains?? Are you brave enough to venture into Goodwill?

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30 Day Challenge + Weekend Recap

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Hello my little pretties :) Sunday night already, eh? And no Desperate Housewives? What's a girl to do? I guess I will enjoy my new guilty pleasure tv show - The Client List... good old lifetime. Even though the show is super predictable I still love Jennifer Love Hewitt. Please tell me I'm not the only one that has a long list of trash tv I keep up with...? haha

Anyways, I hope everyone had a good weekend! We went out Friday for one of Jason's salesmans birthdays, then Saturday we headed downtown to enjoy Thunder with some friends. It was a bit on the cold side, but still a great time. Kentucky has had crazy weather so far this year - we started off way warmer than normal & now we are colder than normal. I can't keep up!

Today we were both sort of lazy until we got it together to go meet our friends for dinner. Kabobs on the grill with sweet potatos, green beans & salad followed by ice cream cake. Amazing!

Speaking of ice cream cake... If anyone is looking for a new workout program, I have one for you! You guys have heard me talk about Bodyrock before, and now they are getting ready to start up another 30 day challenge. It should be starting March 1st. It is awesome! Not only are the workouts super effective, but they are short enough to where you don't have to dedicate hours each day to staying in shape. Plus they are FREE & you can't beat that! This is the main host Lisa Marie...
She is full of personality which makes it fun! And fyi, I do these workouts about 5 days a week, so this is my honest opinion of Bodyrock. Pretty sure they have no idea who I am, and I'm sure they could care less if I blog about them :) Try it out for yo'self HERE. I promise you will love!

Don't be too jealous that I don't have to work much tomorrow! Just have to make a few phone calls & start preping for an open house this coming Sunday. For the rest of you guys out there, have a good Monday!! Come back tomorrow so I can reveal my little shopping secret & where I scored some major finds this weekend!

xo
Sam

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Friday Favorites

Friday, April 20, 2012

Well hello there & happy Friday to ya! What do you guys have planned for the weekend? Hopefully something fun! Here in Louisville, the Derby festivities are beginning, starting this weekend with Thunder over Louisville - a HUGE fireworks and air show that takes place over the Ohio River between KY in IN. See Exhibit A:

Yeah. It's crazy! Not to mention it's a disaster as far as the crowd goes. Sooo crowded. & yes, this year we are going. A friend of ours is going to have a camper downtown in the middle of all this madness. Think tailgating x 48573945 and that might equal how insane Thunder will be. It will be good friends, good drink, and good people watching for sure! Oh, yeah, and the fireworks ofcourse. haha!

Anyway... onto another round of Friday Favorites! Here are my favorite things from around the web this week...

                                                       Strawberry Peach Popsicles

 via

This Outfit


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This Phone Cover


This Table


This Swim Suit


That's all for this round! Don't you love the popsicles? So summery. I can picture myself lounging by a pool in my green bikini with a whole bunch of these popsicles. I wish! Have a good weekend!

xo
Sam

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The little things :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hey there lovelies! Hope you all are enjoying your Tuesday :) I started the morning off with a few showings. My buyer was literally 45 minutes late to the first showing.. I found myself getting a little frustrated at first, but then I thought, hey, chill out! Turns out she got lost & she's totally not the first person to get lost, right? GPS's have a mind of thier own sometimes... Really not a big deal. I ended up just relaxing while I waited on her to arrive. I think it's important we all just take the time to relax & enjoy the little things! So here are some of the "little things" I have enjoyed so far today :)


             My crazy dog was in LOVE with this wrapping paper roll. Seriously, why even buy dog toys??   

                                        Tall skinny cinnamon dolce latte? Yes, please!!

Got to pick out a birthday gift for our favorite almost 6 year old at Target! & wrapped it for him.


Random issue of InStyle in the mail with no subscription.... I'll take that! Plus it has Cameron on the cover.

Now I have a little bit of not so enjoyable computer work ahead of me... but then I'm gonna make dinner, do my bodyrock workout, then relax with my InStyle & a cup of tea! What did you enjoy today?? 

xo
Sam

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