Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hole in my jeans!

Ever get one of those holes in your jeans in the oopsie area and let it grow where you couldn’t wear those jeans anymore? The answer is always yes!

I found a solution that could save the favorite pair of jeans.. Here is my solution:

I use clear nail polish on the inside of the hole and outside.
The more you use will cause a rough edge and scratch your leg, so be careful.

This also works for shirts… And we all know it works for stockings..

Hope you enjoy today’s tip!

Soon to be Mrs.!

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Engaged On Christmas!

You read the post title…That’s right. Your little writer on The Sam Slam is engaged! We are so excited.

 

We are so cute!

We are so cute!

I just wanted to say how thankful I am for his family. They are just the best. Words cannot describe how much I appreciate and love them. They definitely given me the best Christmas to remember.

Okay, so not only did I get a beautiful ring, I also got a Hello Kitty bike, an iPad mini, Tardis cookie jar, sonic screw driver (obsessed with Doctor Who!), a spanking brand new camera, and more Hello Kitty things, a stuffed Piglet…..and did I mention I got engaged?

I’m excited, who wouldn’t be?

So now the real challenge awaits…What type of diet should I go on for this wedding? Oh wait, I’m already on one. You know the one, where I can’t eat wheat, rye, breads, stuff that makes my stomach twist in knots because I’m allergic to all that kind of stuff. I’ve decided that going to get my 4th meal these days, aren’t the best option for me.

There is this girl on facebook who weighs more than me but lost 53 lbs, and you can tell a difference. She is beautiful no matter what, but she is losing the weight for herself. That’s what I want to do, I just don’t have the best will power. If I eat the food with gluten, I get sick. When I eat the food without gluten, I’m like a bright light bulb, ready to explode. I can tell you right now, I hate having celiac disease. Why can’t I eat all my favorite foods?

:)

🙂

It’ll be okay though. I am a little bit broke at the moment. (All of us get to these moments…) But once I do get caught up in all my lovely bills, I will be shopping for healthier foods. Right now, rice is my best friend. Tony did make me chili this weekend. It was delicious. And then I was hungry for pizza, and so I ordered it, ate it, felt horrible after I ate it..So it really does cost me when I eat something bad. So I’m just going to stick to my rice.

My apartment complex is big, so I guess I could go walking the whole complex, but it’s freezing outside. It goes into the twenties at night in georgia. WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT THAT WOULD OF HAPPEN? It’s depressing. I can’t wait till it’s warm and I can start riding my awesome hello kitty bike. 🙂 Best dayyy ever!

Well thanks for reading my rant.

Soon to be Mrs. 🙂

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Mini Nutella Brownies (GF TOO!)

So I found a recipe for Nutella brownies online through Pinterest. (My favorite site to go to for everything. If it doesn’t have it, I tend to curl up in a ball and cry. ….Just kidding I think) Anyways, I changed the recipe into mini brownies because it can be served with appetizers too. Who said you can’t have delicious brownies with delicious food? Not me…:) The cool thing about this recipe, it only has 3 ingredients!
I made two batches. One with regular flour and one with oat flour. Here’s the recipe!

Mini Nutella Brownies

Ingredients
1 Whole container of Nutella (just the small one…I use Kroger off brand because I believe it to taste better!)
12 tbsp of all purpose flour (or you can use oat flour like I did. If you use oat flour, I reccommend putting in a little of vanilla to make it just right.)
2 eggs

Step One: Preheat oven to 350.

Step Two: Mix all ingredients into a bowl and stir until it looks ooey gooey.

Step Three: Spray TBSP with pam or cooking spray and use that as your tool to put in the mini pan. (Or use a scooper if you like.) Fill 3/4 of the way.

Step Four: Put in oven for 12 minutes. If you wish to have them really ooey gooey, I would leave them for 10 mins.

Step Five: Take a toothpick and put it in one of the brownies. When it comes out, it will have just a little of the ooey gooey. You made it right! (When cooking on 12 mins, I do not do this because they are done!)

Step Six: Let it cool off and enjoy!

My family has enjoyed this, and I hope you do too! 🙂

Samantha

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What could go wrong?

So, my doctors think I may have Celiac Disease. It’s not exactly what I wanted to hear before Christmas. I am going to miss all my favorite foods. I am deciding whether or not to hold a funeral by the trash can as I throw it all out. (It is all about to go bad.) Celiac Disease is (quoted from WebMD) a problem some people have with foods that contain gluten. Gluten is a kind of protein found in foods like bread, crackers, and pasta. With celiac disease, your immune system attacks the gluten and harms your small intestine when you eat these kinds of foods. This makes it hard for your body to absorb nutrients that keep you healthy.
As soon as I my doctor told me, I was kind of relieved to know what could be wrong with me. I told myself, I can finally get better. It’s only been a week, and I am still having trouble staying out of the bread cabinet. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. I don’t have what people like to call…a strong will.
My other half has been supporting me and trying to find information about what I can and cannot it. It’s been hard to find websites though. I found a list of ingredients of foods I can eat, which has been a great help at the grocery store.

This Christmas, I’ve decided that I’m going to eat turkey, veggies, and desserts I am making that I know I can eat. (Oat Flour is my new best friend.)

Is there anyone else out there just finding out that you have this disease? Find any information or recipes we can make? Please share below. I will be posting more about this once confirmed! And even if it isn’t confirmed, I am going to be eating this way because it just makes sense. I am always sick when eating wheat, and all that other junk. It’s time to be healthy.

Please post your comments below.

Samantha

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Standing Still

The wind blowing

As I stand still near the lake

The willow tree swaying
As my bones start to break
Not knowing where the journey will take me
But standing alone

Wishing I had gone back inside
To just keep away the fear
Now that I am facing it
Before me, I stand
I close my eyes
And put out my hand

 

Warmth touches my hand
I smile, but that fades away quickly
I open my eyes
You are standing there
Making sure I am warm
You’ve given me everything
That I could ever ask for

I breathe in
Letting the wind blow on its way
No sun did shine on that day
I close my eyes once more
And the nightmares dig in their way
Is it okay to be afraid?

Fictional.

I know it’s been a long time folks. It’s been a long time for me as well. I haven’t even written a poem in such a long time. Writers block has definitely taken a toll on me. It’s the season you could say. It’s almost Christmas. I am happy I am off of work this year again. 

News: I moved into a bigger apartment with my boyfriend. I also got promoted at work. Yay! I’ve been so busy with training and the move, I haven’t really had time for myself. I took vacation days this week where I could relax (and also go shopping!). 

I will do my best to continue writing my story. I hope you still read.

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She sat there listening to his heart beat.
Wishing hers could beat as fast as his.
Her eyes closed tightly as she held his hands.
And she went to sleep.
She dreams of where no pain could come her way.
She could stand still for hours,
And feel the wind against her bare skin.
When she wakes,
She doesn’t feel pain.
She listens to his beating heart.
So fast, so breath taking,
He holds her tight
Cold skin,
Fierce eyes
Echo of his voice is a sin
Sleepless nights when he is with her
He keeps her calm in his arms
She escapes when morning comes
And his heart beats slower
Faster when she is around
She wishes her heart could beat like his
Could beat at all