Hi friends- I know it’s been a while but I thought in honor of V-day I’d bring back one of my favorite posts from a few years ago to help everyone keep the real meaning of Valentines Day in mind. xoxo, SS
Little known fact, Valentine’s Day is my second favorite holiday. I know what you’re thinking… what a sap, but if you really think about it, Valentine’s Day should be everyone’s favorite holiday! I hear you, bitter heartbroken women of the world, who have been crushed or let down in the past…NEWSFLASH: we’ve all been there! Everyone has trusted their heart to the wrong person before. It’s part of the human experience. But the truth is, whether you’re in love, out of love, looking for love or avoiding the hell out of it- love is out there and when it’s your time, you’re toast. Most of us wouldn’t be here without it and there’s no running from it. And if that doesn’t deserve respect, I don’t know what does.
The way I see it, you have a choice to make (you aforementioned bitter single women of the world). This Valentine’s Day you can dwell on the fact that you’re not “in love” with someone…or you can appreciate all of the wonderful things and people in this world that you do love. So what’s it gonna be? Do you want to be bitter and let a silly day on the calendar get you down? Or are you going to open your eyes to all the things in your life that love has brought you? Look at the love you have for your friends and your family. Look at the love between your parents or your grandparents…whether you like it or not, love is in your life. Don’t even try to tell me that you don’t love a particular pair of pumps in your closet, or a special piece of jewelry.
With that in mind, I say you take this day to appreciate all the little loves in your life. Because even if you haven’t found the love yet, at least you know it’s out there and you have living proof all around you. Now that seems like something celebrate…
Welp, it’s official. I am running my first 5k. Since I have always vehemently opposed “running” as a “hobby” it would take something totally ridiculous and once-in-a-lifetime to get me to sign up for an organized race. Enter: Run For Your Lives. A Zombie-Infested, 5K obstacle course.
Yes, you heard me right. No, I’m not running a fever. Yes, this is the coolest thing you’ve ever seen.
This August the friends and I will be road-tripping to good old St Louis, MO for 1 part 5k, 1 part obstacle course, 1 part escaping the clutches of brain-eating zombies, and all parts awesome. So it looks like the roomies and I have some training to do.
Plus what better summer-workout motivation is there than “not getting eaten” in August?
Happy Leap Day everyone!!
I came across these fascinating little gifs today when I was reading the blog of one of my favorite artists, Leigh Viner. Brainchild of the well known photography duo, Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, these moving moments in time have had me glued all day. See more of their enchanting Cinemagraphs here.
Well it’s been a minute, huh? In lieu of a lame apology please accept this amazing video as recompense for my absence.
February means Fashion Week in my world and, as always, it makes for the two busiest times at my job. Once again, we partnered with the ultra-talented Zang Toi to create the beautiful runway look for his Fall 2012 Collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The amazing Rudy Miles and his unrivaled Beauty by Rudy team, put a modern twist on Hollywood Glam to complement the striking, cinematic-inspired collection. I’ll have more snapshots from my trip coming this week…
It’s official, I’m in an another addictive relationship with a website. I cannot get enough of Pinterest! I have literally found hundreds of great ideas and inspiration in a matter of days and now I’m like a monster for DIY.
Cut to me in 3 weeks, glitter in my hair, glue on my clothes and a special on TLC “Crafters. When DIY becomes D I E”
It’s true though, now all I want is a bajillion houses to decorate, boxes and boxes of specialty art supplies, and power tools, seriously. I am actually considering buying a drill. This shit is getting surriouss.
ANYWAYS! Follow Samantha Says on Pinterest here to see my latest inspirations and ever-expanding to-do list of DIY goodness. Have a great weekend!