Friday, November 30, 2012


Happy Friday Friends!!

I'm being a moody grumpy person this morning, and I'm about to be smack dab in the middle of finals, so that's gonna suck.. but on to the Happy!!

1. My Cute Christmasy Blog!! Tehehe.. I decided that since I had decorated my house, why not share the Christmas Cheer on ze blog! So yay!!  (PS.. if you look REALLY hard, it's snowing on my blog!!)

2. Naked Palette.  I'm in love.  'Nuff said.

3. Bama vs Dawgs for the SEC Championship.  Funny Story: My co-worker is a HUGE GA fan and I'm a HUGE Bama fan, she asked me yesterday if I was going to fire her for her snarky fb comments.. No Crazy.. well.. We'll see.

4. Grey's Anatomy is back!! WhooHoo!! Now hopefully I can get through the episode without people coming in to the gym and bugging me! ;)

5. I finished my paper on Educational Philosophies... The most BORING paper I've ever written in my life.  But it's done!!!

Linking up with Lauren for this Fantastic Friday!!

Enjoy it friends!! Tomorrow is December!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Okay Thursday.

Y'all know I love a good link up! So I'm linking up today with Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup and Amber from Brunch with Amber for "It's Ok" Thursdays.

It's okay..

That I did some Sammie Shopping when I finished up my Holiday Shopping.  I got some shirts from Loft, some tights, and a belt from Gap, and the original Naked Palette by Urban Decay from Ulta.  People told me to get Naked 2, but I really felt like I'd use the colors in the original more.  So far, I love it. Soooo much!! Now I need a bigger makeup bag for my growing makeup collection.

It's okay..

That I have done nothing this morning other than read blogs, watch Modern Family, and play Candy Crush Saga on Facebook.

It's okay..

That I bought all of the Ricola Cherry Honey cough drops that Walmart had.. I have a cough and they make me better.

It's okay..

That the Boy Meets World sequel has been pretty much the highlight of my week.

It's okay..

That one of my best friends, Katelyn (A Wife's Life) and I talked on the phone for the first time ever in life yesterday.  I love her dearly, even if I've never met her in person.  Oh! and that we discovered "Cat Effects" this week.  So this happened:

It's okay..

That the Human to Cat Translator app has taken over my life.. Cause it makes my BooBooKitty happy, and that makes me happy.

Love you all dearly!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

The ORIGINAL Good, The Bad, The Ugly...

Happy Monday Friends!!

I hope you had a fantastic long holiday weekend!!  I'm feeling much much better so thanks to anyone and everyone who sent "get well soon" vibes and prayers my way.

Now for the fun!!

The Good:
I have so much good!! I've nearly gotten all my holiday shopping done! Tory Burch has an app! I have roughly 12 days left in this semester!! I gave my blog a make-over for Christmas!! I got a free manicure (though that wasn't the best experience.. it was free!) My cat is too stinkin adorable for words!! I have some pretty amazing friends, even if they aren't in my immediate area, it still makes for some fun late night texts, chats and giggle fests!

The Bad:

Yesterday.. I failed at dinner.  It wasn't entirely my fault though.  I made Turkey Soup.  You start with carrots, celery, onions, turkey stock and chicken stock.  I put that on around 2pm. It simmered and the veggies got soft and yummy.  Around 3pm, I threw in turkey.  4pm I threw in frozen peas (don't ask.. It's a recipe!).  My dad left to go pick up my mom at 4:30.  Around 4:30 I put about a 1/4 of the soup into a smaller pot (for me) and added egg noodles to the big pot (I hate egg noodles. Yuck!).  I did this because I was expecting my parents home any minute.  Well.. My parents decided to go to the store and got home a full hour and half later than I expected them.  So the noodles.. Mush.  Everything. Mush.  My separate pot of noodles didn't have enough broth in it and I burnt the bottom.  Needless to say.. Dinner was not great.  My mom was also in a terrible grinchy mood and I was just done.  I went upstairs, showered, finished my homework, and went to bed.

The Ugly:
On a day they were actually cooperating with me...

My hair.  I got shorter swoopy bangs. My hairdresser can fix them beautifully! I cannot.  I hate them.  They have a mind of their own I swear! If I don't blow dry them with a round brush immediately after a shower, they get really weird and then if I try to straighten them they just stick out awkwardly.   Add to that the insane amount of static I have in my hair every winter, and it's just not great.  My hair just sucks right now. 

I hope y'all have a fantastic Monday, and a wonderful week!

Linking up today with Kati of Incorporating Color!! Check her out!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday Social

Happy Sunday Friends!!

Linking up today with Neely at A Complete Waste of Makeup

1. Name 4 jobs you've had in your life: Nanny, Lifeguard, AZ3 in the US Navy, Manager.

2. Name 4 movies you can watch over and over: Mean Girls, Gone with the Wind, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Devil Wears Prada.

3. Name 4 places you've lived: Gadsden AL, Asheboro NC, Meridian MS, Oak Harbor WA

4. Name 4 of your favorite foods: Mac and Cheese, Chocolate, Beets, and Biscuits.

5. Name 4 things you always carry with you: Phone, Burts Bee's chapstick, Ricola Cherry Honey cough drops, and a hair tie.

6. Name 4 places you've been on vacation: Gulf Shores AL, Lots of places in Japan, San Diego CA, and Groton CT.

Tis all for now!! Off to get a  manicure with my Auntie Gail, finish my homework, family dinner and getting ready for the week!! Hope you all have a happy Sunday!!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Devotional Shopping

Let's talk about how I just thought it was Sunday.  What?! Mid week Holidays throw me off..

 I'm shopping for a new devotional.  I've gone through most of the ones I found interesting on my bible app, and I think I'm ready to find an actual hold in my hand, honest to goodness devotional that I can do at a set time every day.  Either in the morning, or at night.  I enjoyed the ones I did on my phone, but I would like one that gets me to "unplug" a bit.  I can do pretty much everything on my phone and that worries me.  I left my phone at home one day while at work and I freaked out!! I felt like I was missing my hand.

My faith is very important to me.  I try to live my life and be a light for others, but lately I'm craving something more.  I'm thinking a new devotional could be the answer?

So Lovelies... What devotionals are you reading? any favorites? Here are some I'm considering:

Jane Austen Devotional (because I'm mildly obsessed with Jane Austen)

Beth Moore's Breaking Free Day by Day

Then Sings My Soul

Max Lucado's Traveling Light


There are so many out there!! so really.. any recommendations?

Friday, November 23, 2012


Happy Friday Friends!!

How was your thanksgiving?! I hope it was fantastic!!

I am finally feeling better!! still tired and a wee bit achy, but I am on the mend!!

 1. BooBoo and I managed to get a good Christmas card picture!!  this is a picture of the picture that I took with my phone, but yay!!
2. I cooked a healthy Thanksgiving Meal all by my lonesome (except for the gravy, because I hate gravy..)
3. My dead daddy put up the outside Christmas decor up yesterday!! Now its the Christmas season and I'm officially in the Holiday Spirit!
4. On Wednesday night I think I texted one of my best friends Katelyn like 700 times about nail polish.. What?! yes.. That was the most important thing in my life at that time.  I got Essie's "Leading Lady"(the red color) and loved it in the bottle, hated it on my fingers, and then loved it again with the top coat.  Bottom line... get Leading Lady, but don't make a judgement until you put on a top coat!! The gold glittery color is Essie's "Beyond Cozy" and I'm in love with it. 
5. I made a Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.. and Y'all. It's to die for!! Seriously!! It's a Paula Deen recipe so it was the only part of my Thanksgiving feast that wasn't healthy, but it was totally worth the calories!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Tell Me about it Tuesday!

So there was this one time (it was yesterday) that I said something about how fun it would be to do a link party EVERY DAY!?! Well.. That's happening..

Have y'all heard about Helene?!  Helene in Between is a fantabulous blogger that I discovered yesterday and I'm kind of crushing on her hard.  Mostly because I started following her yesterday and she commented on my post about how I'm gross and sick right now.  BLOGGY LOVE!!! So anyway, she's super fun and you should go check her out.. immediately!

I'm currently a disgusting mess.  I'm achy, and feverish (101.6 currently), and clammy, and just super attractive y'all!.  It's a no contacts, haven't washed my hair, Make up Ha! that's a joke! kind of sick day.  I did however put stuff in the crock pot for beef stew for the parental units.  I'm such a giver.

Luckily I have a sweet BooBoo kitty to take care of me.  My cat is ridiculously smart y'all.. he knows that I need to lay back down and get some more sleep because be just came and laid across my laptop and my hands.  He's like "Mom. you're sick. lay down. stop blogging/instagramming/facebooking/tweeting/tumbling... just stop it all."  He's that good to me.

For now, I'm going to lay back down, read some Cosmo, drink some gatorade and continue trying to get better.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Well.. I went to the doctor. I have the flu, an ear infection and a sinus infection. So.. Ill be in bed for the next few days.

But on the bright side, I'll probably post more, though it probably won't be very interesting. Bear with me y'all!

A very sick, but still Sassy! Sammie

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly...

Can I just tell y'all how much I Love a link party?! I'm sure that there are link parties for every day of the week, but let's be honest.. that would get boring.  Today though, I'm linking up with Kati from Incorporating Color (You should totally check out her blog, because A: her background is polk-a-dots, and B: she's funny.. but seriously, I love her blog!!)

The Good:  There was a lot of good that happened over the weekend when I stop to really think about it.  I often get bogged down with a case of the Monday's where I'm pretty sure that everything actually sucked, but I really only feel that way because it's Monday and I'm unhappy about it being Monday.  So the good.. I got a lot of sleep, We (I) got the Christmas decorations down and the Christmas tree is up!! I got my Thanksgiving menu planned and the shopping done!!  My sweet booboo kitty gave me lots of snuggles this weekend.  I had a really small group in sunday school, all  boys, and there was only minor bloodshed! I'm sorry.. That's a win in my book.

My BooBoo baby in his Christmas sweater and his Christmas moose.

The Bad: Walmart. The Sunday before Thanksgiving.  BIG MISTAKE!! Okay, lets get a little bit offensive in here.. What meats do you think of when you think of Thanksgiving? Turkey! duh!, Ham.. okay weirdo, Chicken, sure!, Turducken, whatever... BEEF TONGUE?! No thank you.  Seriously. Put that away.  Put it way back in the back.  Leave a sign out with the meat that says:

 "People who desire beef tongue for Thanksgiving, please reconsider.. after you've reconsidered, and if you decide you still want it.. ask an associate"

Seriously.. I think that I have a pretty strong stomach.. for the most part.  I also consider myself somewhat of a foodie.. but I could not handle the beef tongue.  Add that to the crushing throngs of people, and needless to say, I came home, and immediately showered to decontaminate myself, and went to bed.  I was just exhausted after that little trip.  

The Ugly: I am now about 12 hours into what I can only hope is this nasty 48 hour bug that's been going around... I have like 12 layers on, I'm freezing, I have a low fever (My normal healthy body temp is between 96-97 so when it goes up to 99.. I'm pretty sure I'm dying), I'm nauseous but I've only tossed my cookies once.  So this is not only ugly... it's pretty disgusting.  I don't feel fit to be around people, yet I was at work at 5:30 this morning because I'm the manager and we only have a 3 person staff (including myself).  As soon as I leave work I'm off to the doctor, because my dear friend Jerrica is pretty convinced that every time I get sick I get some rare infection that only 12 other people in the world have ever had.. That is not true by the way.  Work. Doctor. Home.  That's my Monday.

On the bright side though, It's after 9am, and I'm only here till Noon!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

High Five for Friday!

I'm linking up with Lauren From My Grey Desk again (Cause she's fantastic!)

1. So today I'm hosting a Football themed party at work.  We started a "Fall Fantasy Football Challenge" right after labor day where my members had to come in and work out 3 times per week (which they should be doing anyway!) for a "Touchdown", if they work out more than that they get a "Touchdown" and a "Field Goal".  I love doing promotions like this, but Man! am I relieved when they are over!!  So I was up forever last night making whole wheat pumpkin muffins, and throwing a breakfast casserole in the crock pot for my morning ladies (my co-worker is bringing chilli later for our afternoon ladies!).  So far, it's been a hit!

2. Notorious Nineteen!! So two summers ago a friend introduced me to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series.  I read all of them that were out, bought 17 when it came out in June, then 18 when it was released last November.  Notorious 19 comes out on Tuesday, and my Thanksgiving break starts Tuesday, so I will be reading to my heart's content allllllll break long!

3. My Cate.  You're my rock..  Thanks for putting up with all my freak outs, my indecisiveness, my heartbroken and sobbing phone calls where you can't actually understand anything I'm saying but you listen regardless, my ranting and raving.  Thank you for being mad at the people who hurt me, when I'm too upset and hurt to be angry.  Thanks for helping me to realize that I deserve more than I thought I did and for teaching me not to settle.  You're the sister I would have chosen if I could have chosen a sister.  The confidence you have in me is astounding and I hope I'm worthy of it.  Love youuuuuu!

4. My BooBoo kitty.. He is just so sweet and snuggly lately.  He's very much a mama's boy, but he also likes to snuggle with my dad in the recliner, and my mom when she's not feeling very good.  My heart melts when I see those big blue eyes. He has really been a bright spot in my life.  I love him so much.

5. I have rekindled my romance with eBay.  Much to the detriment of my bank account!!  But for realllll y'all!! I love getting a good deal!! Brand new Tory Burch flats for half the retail price? Yes!, Kate Spade weekender travel bags (with a minor scuff mark?!) at more than 80% off the original price Sign me up!

Now I'm off to plan my thanksgiving menu!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Fill in the blank Friday

Today I'm linking up with Lauren at The Little Things We Do 

1. My best quality is: I'm extremely generous, especially when it comes to people that I care about.

2. One of my less flattering qualities is: I take college football really seriously.. and I have a tendency to say less than ladylike things when I'm upset.

3. I'd rather be: Snuggling

4. Something I've been challenged with lately is: Accepting the fact that people aren't going to say "Thank you", "I'm sorry".  That I have higher expectations of people because I'd be willing to do so much for them. 

5. I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving! Menu planning will start today!!

6. A super random factoid about me is: I use sickness as an excuse to catch up on sleep.  I would currently welcome any type of minor illness (cold, flu) and sleep allllll weekend long.

7. I want to: Fall in love with myself again.. then we'll see about adding someone else to the mix.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Liebster Award

Many Many Many Thanks to Elizabeth from SouthernColor for nominating me for a Liebster Award!! I'm blushing y'all!!

The Liebster Award is given to new or up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. It's a great way to find new and noteworthy blogs.

The Rules:
1. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you, and then create 11 new questions for the bloggers you pass the award to.
3. Choose 11 new bloggers(with less than 200 followers) to pass the award to and link them in your post.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. No tag backs

11 Random Facts about SassySammie:
1. I have a moderate problem when it comes to monograms.
2. I'm a crazy cat lady, My cat is my baby
3. Shopping relaxes me.
4. I'm a borderline hoarder of accessories (scarves, handbags, shoes, jewelry..).
5.I'm kind of an amazing cook and baker.
6. I swear by random dance parties
7. Some of my very best friends, I met online and a few of them, I've never actually met face to face
8. I served in the US Navy for 4 years
9. I'm divorced
10. I hate wasabi.
11. I want to take a year off from life and travel the world with someone I love.

 Tagger Questions:
1.  How long have you been blogging? Like 3 months? I think?
2.  Do you do it full-time? Not even.. I wish I could get paid to put my random thoughts and feelings on the internet, but alas I have to work a 40 hour a week job and go to school full time.  Blogging is a great hobby though!
3.  What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Phish Food.. Duh!
4.  What is the first blog you started reading/following? I started reading my friend's blogs first (Jerrica, Katelyn, and McKenzie's mostly)
5.  Do you have a pet? I do! I have an almost 2 year old snowshoe Siamese named Theodore (aka Honey BooBooBear)
6.  Where was your last vacation to? Connecticut over labor day for my bestie's wedding... 
7.  What is your favorite work out? I love to get lost in a run.  Clear my head, listen to some good music, get my heart pumping and my blood flowing.. I often use my runs as time to pray as well.
8.  What is the last book you read? I just finished "Killing Lincoln"
9.  What is your favorite meal from growing up? Macaroni and Cheese.. Still is! Mac and Cheese is the most comforting food in the world.
10.  Are your ears pierced? yep! I had a few other piercings in my ears before I joined the Navy, but they have since closed up.
11.  How are you celebrating Thanksgiving? with my parents.  I'm cooking the whole thing and I'm really excited!!

 Questions for Nominees:
1. What gets you in the Christmas spirit?
2.Favorite thing about the holidays?
3. Coffee or Tea?
4. Favorite Color?
5.Would you rather read the book or wait for the movie?
6. Tell me something scandalous about yourself!
7. Backstreet Boys or N'Sync?
8. Favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
9. Words to live by?
10. Best workout song ever?
11. Do you partake in RDP's (random dance parties) regularly?

I had so much fun finding new blogs to nominate! I added quite a few to my daily reads and I'm looking forward to reading what y'all have to say!!

My Nominees:
2. Katelyn @ A Wife's Life
3. McKenzie @ Two Dogs and a Kid
4. Sally @ A Splash of Whine
9. Kristine @ Pink Cupcake
11. Karli @ Oh, Hello Darlin'

Sorry if I commented on your blog before this post got posted!! I was just super duper excited!!!


Friday, November 9, 2012


Happy Freaking Friday.

This week has totally. kicked. my. butt. like big time.  I could not be more excited that it's over.  I feel like I'm barely keeping my head above water.  Coming up with 5 things I'm excited about or happy for is really going to be a struggle today..

Spring Registration: I'm not really thrilled so much as it means I'll have one more semester behind me and be one semester closer to graduation.

Thanksgiving: I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner again this year.  Fingers crossed it goes better than last year.  Which involved the police, and The great Sweet Potato crisis of 2011.

Our Fall Challenge at work is FINALLY over: We started a fall football fitness challenge right after labor day and tomorrow is the last day of it!!! FREAKING FINALLY!!

Great Election results (in my county and state at least).  NC has a Republican governor for the first time in like 20+ years.  How great is that!? and NC went red this year!!  Our Local races were won by a huge margin so despite the crushing blow of the presidency announcement, I'm pleased.

My Friends (I know I say this a lot... but I'd be so lost with out them)

I'm really in need of some thoughts and prayers.  I feel like I'm not headed in the right direction lately and I'm desperately praying that I see the path I need to be on.  If y'all have any to spare, feel free to toss them my way!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Mas Preguntas

Y'all know I'm crazy for some survey questions!!  Enjoy!

01: tell me the truth, what made you start liking the person you like right now?
True story.. at first I was like “meh.” But then I got to know him, and he’s incredible.  He makes me want to be a better person.  He's smart, and funny, and kind, and best of all.. he's a just a wonderful man.
02: what on your body is hurting or bothering you?
My arm hurts a bit where I gave blood yesterday.. and I woke up feeling sick.  I can’t decide if I’m legit feeling sick, or if I’m just still sick over the election results. Yep. I’m that person.
03: what was your last thought before going to bed last night?
How lucky I am to have a bestie who puts up with my dramatics. (Love you Jer!)
04: what are you listening to?
Music at Curves.. Specifically our new “Team Spirit” cd that has songs like “Hey Mickey” and “Jump!”.  It’s wayyyy too early for this nonsense.
05: what’s something you’re not looking forward to?
Biology tonight…
06: where do you think your best friend is right now?
She had better be in bed! It’s stupid early in Arizona!

07: have you kissed anybody in the last five days?
My cat!... That’s sad..
08: sex on the first date?
Absolutely not!
09: kiss on the first date?
If there’s chemistry!
10: is there one person you want to be with right now?
11: are you seriously happy with where you are in life?
Not always.. but I’m getting there.
12: is there something you would like to say to someone?
Yes. I would like to say that I'm crazy about you, and that you should be crazy about me too.  You give me butterflies. I love the way you throw your head back and laugh.  You have cute facial hair, and I love that you care so much about other people.  You have the best taste in music.  I like that we accidentally coordinate our outfits.  I like that you are completely okay with my moderate shopping problem.  You give the best hugs, and even though I'm not much of a hugger, I found myself needing/looking forward to your hugs.   I love to hate when you tickle me until I'm laughing so hard I can't breathe.  I want to go to Africa with you.  I want to go to church with you and study the word of God with you.  I can see us being youth leaders together. I want to travel with you. I want to do mission work with you. I know that I'm not perfect, that I'm really far from it.  I care a little bit too much about my appearance and football. I use foul language on occasion.  I'm damaged and I come with some baggage.  I want you to be the one who helps me unpack my baggage. I want to be with you and never let you go.  I want us to fall in love.  I just want you to pick me.  Can that be okay with you please?
13: what are three things you did today?
Um.. got dressed, drank coffee, came to work? It’s 6:30! Your expectations can't be that high already!
14: would you rather sleep at a friend’s or have them over?
It depends on the friend! I’m probably too old for sleepovers though.
15: what is your favorite kind of gum?
Orbit Cinnamint
16: are you friends with any of your ex boyfriends/ girlfriends?
Is it bad for me to say no?
17: what is on your wrists right now?

18: ever liked someone you thought you didn’t stand a chance with?
19: does anyone have strong feelings for you?
I can only hope.

20: are you slowly drifting away from someone?
Yeah. I think so.. It makes me sad.
21: have you ever wasted your time on someone?
Who hasn’t?!
22: can you do the alphabet in sign language?
Probably half of it..
23: how have you felt today?
Considering I’ve only been up for about two hours, I feel sleepy, grumpy, and bashful.  Those are emotions and dwarves.  
24: you receive $60 without any reason, what do you spend it on?
Nail polish? Shoes? TacoBell? Who knows…
25: what is wrong with you right now?
I feel sort of nauseous and panicky.  I also feel really sad because my boys are leaving today.

26: is there anyone you’re really disappointed in?
Americans… Seriously?! 4 more years?!
27: would you rather have Starbucks or jamba juice right now?
Starbucks.  Yummm..
28: why aren’t you in ‘love’ with your last ex anymore?
Cause he was an abusive unfaithful douche.
29: how late did you stay up last night and why?
I think I went to bed around 10.. but after oversleeping on Monday and being late for work for the first time ever, I didn’t sleep well cause I was worried I’d oversleep again.
30: when was the last time you talked to one of your best friends?
15 minutes ago on the phone, but we have a constant group fb chat going.  Did y'all know that guys do this too!? crazy!
31: what were you doing an hour ago?
Opening up Curves, so turning on the lights and computer and stuff.
32: what are you looking forward to in the next month?
Thanksgiving Break, The semester FINALLY ending, Going to Rhode Island.
33: are you wearing jeans right now?
Nope. Yoga pants.
34: are you a patient person?
Sometimes… Not usually.
35: do you think you can last in a relationship for three months?
I sure could!
36: favorite color?
Pink. Duh.
37: did you have a dream last night?
I did.. I’m choosing to believe that it was a premonition. 
38: are you wearing jeans, shorts, sweatpants, or pajama pants?
Yoga Pants.. we just talked about this!
39: if someone could be cuddling you right now who would it be? 
This guy I'm pretty crazy about..
40: do you love anyone who is not related to you?
Um yes! I love my friends very very much!
41: if someone liked you right now, would you want them to tell you?
42: do you like meeting new people?
I do! But I can usually tell within a few minutes if I’m going to like you or not.
43: are you afraid of falling in love?
Only sort of terrified..
44: ever self-harmed or starved yourself?
Self harmed by staying in an abusive relationship far longer than I should have.

45: has anyone ever told you that you have pretty eyes?
Yep.  It makes me happy.
46: have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough?
Only about once every day..