Bachelor Recap: Episode 5 …to be continued…

This episode was just plain crazy and I knew one like this must have been coming soon.  The first date of the show was a one-on-one with Carly.  Carly is a girl that is slowly growing on me, but I feel so sorry for what she and Chris went through on their date.  They spent the first portion of their date with a “love guru”.  Oh, and keep in mind this is their first real date.  Needless to say…this portion of their date was extremely awkward and I found it REALLY hard to not laugh at their reactions the entire time.  In the end, I think they both handled the date perfectly.



For the first part of the group date, the girls and Chris went white water rafting on the Rio Grande.  They didn’t show too much of this other than Jade briefly falling into the water, the guide pulling her back into the boat (black box makes another appearance), Jade getting foot rubs from Chris because of a condition she has, and other girls complaining about Jade getting all the attention.



Before the second half of the date started, Jordan returned to try and get another chance with Chris.  Chris let her stay for the remainder of the date but ended up letting Jordan go back home again for the second time. The girls were not pleased that Jordan came back to try and win over his heart again, but Ashley I took it WAY too far saying that the girls should not be nice to Jordan at all.  The best part of the date is when non-conflict Whitney continues to pick at Ashley and doesn’t back down about the matter.  You go girl.



Next was Britt’s one-on-one.  We’ve only waited….oh…I don’t know…4 episodes for this!  Chris comes in at 4:30am to wake Britt up in front of all the other girls and of course Britt looks absolutely stunning with make-up and all when she woke up.  They went on what looked like to be an awesome hot air balloon ride and ended up taking a nap and spending time together in Chris’ room later on.



The rest of the episode is where the crazy really came out.  Kelsey…yes Kelsey..decided to knock on his room door before the cocktail party to tell him about her story.  I think it is okay that she wanted to tell him about her story but she made herself look crazy.  She refers to her story of her late husband dying as amazing saying, “isn’t my story amazing? It’s tragic.  But, It’s amazing.” In the moment on camera she seem cold-hearted in the way she talked about her story and then right after went in for the kiss with Chris.  The whole this was messed up in my opinion…only for it to get a little more crazy.

The girls are all waiting around for the cocktail party to start and Kelsey confidently mentions that she feels comfortable as it seems like no one else feels that way.  Chris then comes out and starts talking about how Kelsey’s story kit home and then starts to break down a little.  He calls off the cocktail party and we are left with Kelsey lying on the ground having a panic attack.


My thoughts:  As I watch the time while watching the episode I knew this was going to be a “to be continued…” There is always at least one and it was getting to be that time and they always kill me especially when they are right before a rose ceremony!  At this point, my top three ladies are still: Britt, Kaitlyn, and Whitney with Carly and Jade close by.  Ashley I is definitely not the girl for Chris and Kelsey is a little cray cray. I’m really hoping that those 2 are the next ones to go.  They are just getting really annoying to watch.  Well, I am excited to share my thoughts about Episode 6 with you later today! Stay tuned to here what I thought!

xo, Sammi

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Project Samples & Project Pan

As part of my home de-cluttering process I am going to start two different projects: Project Samples and Project Pan.  As of the beginning of February I am trying to not purchase any products that I already have even if it is a different brand than what I normally use.  I love to try out new products and different brands so I think this will be a good way for me to set goals on trying out these products, using them up, and getting them out of my drawers.  Along with using up the products, I am going to keep note of what I like/dislike about the products so that I can share my thoughts and reviews with you at the end of the month when I do an update post.

Project Sample: I am going pick out 20 different samples each month and set a goal of trying to use them up within that month.  20 samples may seem like a lot but they are a mixture of smaller samples and deluxe samples so I think that this is definitely achievable.

Here are the first 20 samples that I will be using up in February:

  1. First Aid Beauty Smooth Shave Cream – 2.0 fl oz.
  2. Alessandro Pedix Feet Heel Rescue Balm – 1.01 fl oz.
  3. Miracle of Aloe Miracle Hand Repair Cream – 1 oz.
  4. Amika Sea Buckthorn Berry Nourishing Hair Mask – .7 fl oz.
  5. Dr. Brandt Pores No More – .25 fl oz.
  6. Origins Clear Improvement Mask – .24 fl oz.
  7. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Moisturizer – .26 fl oz.
  8. Marcelle New-Age Precision 8-in-1 Power Serum – .24 fl oz.
  9. B&BW Coconut Lime Verbena Body Lotion – 1 oz.
  10. Anna Naturals Glowing Mama Scrub – .5 fl oz.
  11. Eslor Firming Collagen Daycream – .34 oz.
  12. Caswell-Massey Almond & Aloe Hand & Body Emulsion – .17 fl oz,
  13. Jergens Daily Moisture Moisturizer – .25 fl oz
  14. Eucerin Everyday Protection Body Lotion – .14 fl oz.
  15. No. 7 Protect & Perfect Advanced Serum – .1 fl oz.
  16. Argan Oil from Morocco Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment – 1.75 oz.
  17. Sephora Age Defy Eye Cream – .06 fl oz.
  18. Avon Advance Techniques Damage Repair Leave-In Treatment – .16 fl oz.
  19. Kerastase Ciment Thermique  – .68 fl oz.
  20. Jergens Natural Glow Moisturizer (3 Days Process) – .84 fl oz.

Project Pan: I am going to pick out 10 larger products (full-size or deluxe) that I know I won’t be able to finish within a month and I will try to finish them up within two months.  I have a lot of full-size products that are also just lying around or hanging out in drawers and cabinets that I would like to get through and minimize.

Here are the first 10 products (+1 more product) that I will be using up in February & March:

  1. Victoria’s Secret Dream Angel Forever Perfume – .25 fl oz left
  2. Ole Henrikson Truth Serum Collagen Booster – .5 fl oz.
  3. Dove Advanced Care Deodorant – Half stick left
  4. Ahava Purifying Mud Mask – .9 fl oz.
  5. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer – .5 fl oz. left
  6. The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream – .4 fl oz. left
  7. Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner – 4.5 fl oz. left
  8. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub – 2 to 3 oz. left
  9. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo & Condition – 4.0 fl oz. each
  10. B&BW Aromatherapy Stress Relief Smoothing Body Scrub – 8 fl oz. left
  11. The Body Shop Coconut Body Milk – I want to use up at least half of the bottle in 2 months

This seems like a crazy amount of products to get through in 1-2 months but I am definitely down for the challenge and can’t wait for my bathroom/beauty room to be de-cluttered!  Have you ever done something like this before?  Let me know if you have or if you decide you want to join in!

xo, Sammi

Bachelor Recap: Episode 4



Yay! I am finally caught up with a few days to spare until the next episode! Let’s get to it!  This episode there were two group dates and one 1-on-1 date.  The first group date Chris took 8 of the girls out to a lake for the day and then surprised them with overnight camping outside.  For the most part everyone was excited about it all except for Kelsey.  She just continued to whine and pout about the entire day.  In my opinion, she really just needs to go home. I don’t think she is a good match for Chris at all.  But the best part about it all was that Katelyn received the rose on the group date!  Oh, and Ashley S got her crazy on again.



Next, they brought in his three sisters to talk one-on-one with the other girls that were back at the house.  I thought this was awesome that they brought his family into the equation earlier in the process since it is important to Chris.  Based on their conversations with the girls they got to choose one of them for the one-on-one date and they chose Jade!  As Jade was getting ready Ashley I. was going on and on about her Kardashian ways and how this was supposed to be her date and she was the one that was supposed to have the princess date….seriously chick…get a grip.  You are annoying and no one cares that you are still a virgin. It’s not a big deal.  Okay, rant over.  Jade shows up for the date and Chris’ face just completely lit up.  She was stunningly beautiful and Chris just couldn’t get enough of her! Needless to say, she definitely got the rose.


The last group date the remaining ladies wore wedding dresses while running in a muddy obstacle course.  Chris joined it too.  We all knew Jillian would win this little competition and of course she did so she won some one-on-one time with Chris that night.  If you watched the episode then you know their date was in an absolutely beautiful setting, but their date was just blah.  Jillian just kept talking and talking and talking and talking….Chris wasn’t feeling it and she didn’t get the rose.  You know what that means right?!  Jillian is gone!  That makes me happy because I really did not like watching her.


You could tell by this weeks cocktail party that the process is starting to take a toll on everyone.  For no reason Britt became extremely insecure and was worrying about his relationships with other individuals and wasted her one-on-one time with Chris confronting him.  Girl, you need to pull yourself together or you are going to be gone.  Ashley I was so worked up about Chris not knowing she was a virgin that she told him pretty awkwardly.  Juelia last minute told Chris about her daughter and everything else which I think was not great timing at all.

Overall, I am very pleased with this episode!  Katelyn, Britt, & Whitney are still my top 3.  Jade is working her way up there too, but I’d like to see more of her.  ASHLEY S IS FINALLY GONE!  and I honestly can’t wait for Monday night to come!  I’m excited to see Britt’s one-on-one date!  Well here is to being caught up! Yay!  Have a great weekend everyone!

xo, Sammi

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