Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Light After The Darkness….

Hi My Loves!!!

We had another storm today. Luckily it was harmless. Just heavy rain, thunder and lightning. As long as there's no hail… I'm good ;) Anyway, the sky was so beautiful during and after the storm and I love cool clouds and a beautiful sky, so I snapped a couple of pictures with my Lumia :)

There's just something about this picture that seems heavenly. The rays of light peeking through the top, trying to break through the dark clouds. It's so beautiful. 

After the darkest storms, always come the most beautiful rays of light. 


The sky reminds me of my high school year book quote:


This quote got me through a lot of hard times during my teenage years. It has a special meaning to me and I have often remembered it in all types of different troubled times in my life. I wanted to share it with you, incase you haven't see it before. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me after I lost my Mom. Sorry I got all sentimental on you for a minute there :)

This picture was during the storm over to the side of it. The dark clouds over the pastel sky are so pretty. 



How cool are these clouds? Makes me want smores!!! Haha!



Super quick blog post but sometimes you just have to share the things that touched you in some way :)

Thanks for reading! Hope you are having a good week.

Sam
xx



Friday, July 18, 2014

Win a $50 Target Gift Card & Physicians Formula BOGO!


Hi My Loves!!!

So I'm so late on getting this blog post up. I had planned on doing it days ago but then just kept getting behind on work. Today is the absolute last day for me to put this up, so I'm sitting here at 11:15pm, scurrying around to get it done. Hi, my name is Sam and I'm a procrastinator.

Anyway….. Target is having a promotion with Physicians Formula, where you can buy one product and get one for free. Tomorrow is the last day for this promotion, so I apologize that I didn't get this up sooner… so run to Target tomorrow and get some goodies before it ends. Use your Target red card and you can get your 5% off on top of that too! Woohooo!!!



Physicians Formula was super kind to send me some of their latest products to share with all of you. I haven't even had a chance to test all of these products out, so for now think of this as a mini haul. But you can at least get a little idea of what to look for when you go shopping tomorrow ;) 


Some of these products I do already have, so keep your eyes out for a few of these items in my Back To School Giveaway that I will be doing very soon :)

I'm very excited to try these new Sexy Booster items. The packaging is so cute and they seem rather nice.


I also am very excited to try out this Youthful Wear Spotless as it's exactly my problem with my skin. Pigmentation and wrinkles. Let me know if you want a video review of these :)


Sparkly Liners??? Yes please!!! Always looking for my new best friend in mascara too. The CC Cream I already have so that will be something you can win soon!


The packing on these are so adorable. I have tried these before (not sure of the exact colors) but I wasn't overly impressed, so I might just include these in the giveaway. Maybe someone else will like them more than I did ;)


I'm super excited to try this Shimmer Strips Nude palette. It looks so shimmery and pretty! The powder looks nice too although I don't know if I would use it that often, so I may include this in my Giveaway too. 


This is super pretty!!! Especially for Summer.


I haven't tried the Super CC+ yet. The BB Cream bronzer cream looks fun for Summer as well. 


So here is the great news for you guys. For reading this blog, you get the chance to enter to win one of 5 Target gift cards for $50! YAY! $50 of free money to my very favorite store. 

Here's the rules.
1.) Follow my blog (follow button is on the top right)
2.) You can do ONE (OR ALL THREE) of these social media mentions:

TWITTER: 
Check out how to win a $50 @Target gift card from @samschuerman! http://bit.ly/SamsTargetGiveaway #physiciansformulaBOGO #samstargetgiveaway

FACEBOOK: 
Tag me (Sam Schuerman) and say this in your Facebook status: 
Check out how to win a $50 Target gift card from Sam Schuerman! http://bit.ly/SamsTargetGiveaway #physiciansformulaBOGO #samstargetgiveaway 

INSTAGRAM:
Take a picture of any of the pictures on this blog post. Tag me and put this in your description: 
Check out how to win a $50 @Target gift card from @samschuerman! http://bit.ly/SamsTargetGiveaway #physiciansformulaBOGO #samstargetgiveaway 

If you don't have all three, then just choose one of them :) If you do have all three, then do all three. It's up to you!

This will end on my 29th birthday which is July 27th. You can enter up until 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on July 28th here on my blog, so keep on the look out that day :) I will also private message or comment on the picture of the winners. 

5 Winners will win a $50 Target Gift Card. Once I receive your info, the gift cards will be sent directly to you from the PR people who sponsored this giveaway from Physicians Formula.

Good Luck!

Thanks so much for reading and entering.

Sam 
xx




Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our Garden Makeover!

Hi My Loves!!!

Today, Jay and I worked on our yard and did a much needed makeover on our pond area. We went away for almost 2 weeks to Reno/Tahoe and came back to a huge, overgrown disaster full of weeds. We picked up a few new flower plants, a whole lot of red mulch, some gloves, potting soil, plant food and shovels and went to town it. It was quite hot out so we waited till the kids went down for their nap and just worked our booty's off for a couple of hours. It was a sweaty situation but we got it done and I'm so glad with the final result. I want to thank Jay for all of his hard work. He's a keeper ;)

Here's a before/after picture. Before it was just a few plants and a whole lot of weeds. It still looked pretty (I thought it did at least) but not quite as nice as it does now.


Here's a bigger picture of the after. I have a new found love for Red Mulch. I love it. I just feel like it really makes the flowers pop and everything look so tidy. Our poor little pond pump is a bid sad so I think we will be doing some work on the pond soon but that's for another day. 


I'm not sure of all of the flowers names but we just made sure that they were all sun worshipers and perennials. I love the selection we chose. Pinks, purples and lots of different shapes.


This hibiscus really caught my eye. We named it Hibiscus Hula after the delightful Mickey Mouse episode. 


Here's a slightly bigger picture of more of the area. I just want to drive by our house over and over again haha!



These flowers were already in there but the creeping jenny vines and started to suffocate them, you couldn't even see them!



We also chose a pink hibiscus which I love. It's a piece of Hawaii (ahh memories)….


These Lilies had the most amazing scent. I love Lilies. I named my daughter after them so I better haha! They smell amazing, look amazing and remind me of my Mom. She loved Lilies and I remember our whole conservatory in England after she passed had the beautiful smell of lilies. It was the only beautiful, happy memory I have of that time in my life. They really make me smile to see and smell them. They have a special place in my heart, so I was really glad they had these. These particular ones had just come in to Lowe's, so we were lucky!


We had a bunch of these cone flowers in our garden when we were growing up, so again a happy flower that reminds me of my Mom. Simple but beautiful.



How amazing are these lilies? I'm obsessed. When you walk past them, the scent is so strong! 
YAY :)


This is what it looks like from the other angle.



There's our work for the day. I'm happy with how it turned out. Now when I walk up to our front door, I get to look at this beautiful sight and smell the scent of lilies. What more can you ask for? We are trying to do one section of the yard at a time, so this was our first project. I'll keep posting what we do next.

Thanks for reading!

Hope you are having a nice weekend :)

Sam
xx



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