Camera Bag

Soo, I am in the process of buying my very first DSLR (WOW YIPPEE HUZZAH!!) and I figure that if I am investing a considerable amount of money into a good camera, I should also invest in a good camera bag to protect my precious. Although, I am not made of money so the cheaper the better!

I have spent my morning not studying, and instead searching for bags, especially on etsy, as well as reading many helpful blogs and this is what I've found so far. Please tell me what you think!

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Or I could simply buy an insert for my bag so that I can use whichever bag I already own?

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Tell me what you think!! Or if you know of any other bags I may like?

Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.
XO Samantha

Versatile Blogger Award

I feel extremely thankful to receive my first ever bloggers award from Little Random Happiness. Thankyou so much, I am rather surprised considering I have been quite preoccupied lately and haven't been blogging as much as I would like.

Her post yesterday had an absolutely beautiful photo and so I thought I would share it!

Here are seven things about me that you might not have known:
   1. I love music, perhaps a tad too much, in fact, there is no such thing as too much music.
   2. I love all aspects of celebrations - especially the decorating, the craft stuff and buying presents.
   3. I have an ever-growing obsession with photography thanks to my uncle. I will be buying my very first DSLR in the next few weeks!!!!!!
   4. My family and I seem vaguely normal on the outside, but really, we are insane!
   5. I have really peculiar tastes, that is, I like just about anything.
   6. Ever since I was about 6 or 7 and my cousin was born, I have had a weird obsession with having my own child (don't judge me!!). I just love babies.
   7. I am obsessed with all things old, but don't worry, I'm not one of those "vintage is in fashion, I must follow blindly," I just happen to like a lot of vintagey things. From music such as Jimi Hendrix, the Marvelettes, the Supremes & Billie Holiday, to 60s fashion, hairstyles and makeup, to old cars, to old architecture. Just all of it!!!

And now my chance to pass this award on to 15 other fabulous bloggers which I love to read or have recently found that I adore:

A Tiny Rocket
Blue Eyed Night Owl

Iron & Sunshine
Kate's Irrelevant
Little Tree Vintage
Miki's Scrapbook
Miss Indie
Oh So Lovely Vintage
Skunkboy Creatures

Fill In The Blank Friday

1. The most selfless thing I've ever done was ummm.... I honestly don't know how to answer this question. I don't think I have ever done one huge thing that was selfless, although I like to think I do small acts of selflessness each day. I do try to be a bit selfless.

2. When it comes to working out I dislike. I love sports and exercising but as soon as it's for the purpose of actually working out, my brain just turns it into a horrible, impossible task.

3. A woman should always believe in herself and try not to worry about any flaws. I may be little hypocritical in saying this, but I am sick of every woman I talk to worrying about some small insignificant detail. I can not fathom why they do not see the beauty that I see.

4. I wish I could have infinite time and then I'd be able to do all the things that I plan to do but can never find the time to actually do.

5. A best friend is someone that is there for you and knows everything about you. It also helps if they like a lot of the same stuff as you to ensure endless amounts of talking and laughing.

6. I can't get enough of this weather. I can't wait for summer to arrive, but spring is pretty lovely at the moment.

7. This weekend I am studying like a crazy person, stressing about my upcoming exams and maybe doing some shopping to plan for next week. I will show you photos hopefully :)

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

Oh and ps. if you would like to join in on Fill in the Blank Friday click here!

XO Samantha

Fill In The Blank Friday

1. Something popular that I can't stand/just don't get is this new trend (well not so new but current) of taking vintage fashion and changing it so that it is ruined and entirely hideous.

2. Something unpopular that I secretly love is nerdy things like stupid shows, board games, video games and rubix cubes, old weird music, reading, gardening, and much much more. But now that I think about it, I don't keep any of this secret.

3. When I've had a bad day I go home, put on some stupid tv show, get under a cuddly blanket and relax.

4. I'd prefer being myself to pretending to be something I'm not any day. I know that this is so cliche however the first question got me thinking.

5. Something that makes me nervous is people not liking the presents I get them. I know it's petty but I love buying people presents so much that I worry about them not liking them.

6. Something worth fighting for is friendships, people's feelings, happiness, love and life.

7. When people think of me, I hope they think something along the lines of me being fun and nice and generous. But the rest is up to them.

I hope you ALL have a terrrrrific weekend.

XO Samantha

Ps. How much do you just love this week's FITBF picture. Lauren really is super talented!!!

Weekly Wednesday Wackiness

Currently I am...

Entertainment: Scrubs, Hart of Dixie, New Girl, Pan Am and Gilmore Girls.
Eating: lots of fruits, I really, really rather love fruit.
Excited About: the conclusion of my high school years, and buying a new camera. Oh, and summer!!!! Ooooh, and my best friend's birthday. I have got quite the present planned for her but I will tell you all about it tomorrow!
Enjoying: spending time with some new friends, the warmer weather, blogging, reading some awesome new blogs I've found.
Experiencing: the pain of studying. 

How about you?

New Shows!

So yesterday I spent the day with one of my best friends, Fi, and we had a marvellous day of relaxing, watching movies and tv and eating junk food. It was bliss!

And from this lovely day, I have been introduced to some really, really fun tv shows that I shall share with you!

Pan Am:

I have only seen one episode of this, but I love it already. The cast is beautiful and I love all the costumes and everything about it!!!!

New Girl:

Also another brilliant show, especially considering I love Zooey Deschanel. She is so sweet and so quirky that you cant help but love her.

Hart Of Dixie:

This is actually not something I would've expected to like, but it is actually a really good show and Rachel Bilson is so pretty. I am obsessed with it already.

I recommend watching ALL of these shows!!!!!

So how has your week been so far??

XO Samantha


How is your weekend so far?
Mine is quite pleasant I must say!

This morning I was able too see my father, who I haven't seen in quite sometime, so it was lovely. And I have just left my Aunty's house, where I watched the AFL Grand Final with my family. It was quite a lot of fun!

Unfortunately the rest of my weekend will be spent studying, however, I am so excited about starting my course next year, so I'm sure the pain of studying will be worth it.

Here are some new (to me) blogs or articles I have found:
Besottment by Paper Relics
Bluebird Bayou
For The Easily Distracted : Suzie's Favourite Things About Paris
Kate's Irrelevant : A Peak Into Her Sketchbook
Oh So Lovely Vintage

Here is a dress I (through other fellow bloggers) found I love:
Modcloth Dress

And here is my new twitter account if you would like to follow me!!!

I hope the rest of your weekend is enjoyable!!

XO Samantha