Thursday, July 31, 2014

You Can Help!! #duckprints

Hi My Loves!!!

So I have a really quick blog post for you today and it's something so very easy that you can do to help a great cause. It's not going to cost you anything other than a minute or two of your time. I don't know very much about this, but I just received an email asking me to share this with you :) As you know I have been affected by breast cancer (not myself but my Mom) and as a Mom, I can't imagine the pain and struggle children and parents go through to have a child diagnosed with cancer. Please join me in helping this cause. Here's a quick video telling you a little bit more information.

You can also find even more information about it here:

Here’s how you can help in the fight against childhood cancer:
Aflac will donate $2 for any duckprints-related social actions taken on various social mediums, up to $2 million. Related social actions include:
  • Twitter - $2 for tweets using the hashtag #duckprints or re-tweets of duckprints related tweets
  • Facebook - $2 for any share of specific posts related to duckprints or using #duckprints
  • YouTube Views - $2 per every view of the duckprints videos on YouTube
  • Share This - $2 for every duckprints related video shared
It's that simple. Share posts related to duck prints using #duckprints and they will donate $2! 

Thank you so much!


Monday, July 28, 2014

$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway WINNERS!!!

Hi My Loves!!

I have the winners of my $50 Target Gift card giveaway!! Thank you so much to everyone who entered!! I really appreciate it and hope that the people that won enjoy their little shopping spree!! 

Here's the WINNERS!! I have direct messaged you if you won telling you what to do :)

jenlindquist31 (Instagram)
aitch77 (twitter)
tajcoleman (twitter)
rachaelbilyeu (twitter)
Melissa Franco (Facebook) 

Thank you again for everyone who entered!! Thank you also for all of the birthday wishes! Love you all so much! I feel so very loved :)

Here's my latest video:

And stay tuned for 6pm tonight for my birthday blog on #theschuermanshow :)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pick Which Bag You Want To Win!

Hi My Loves!!

I have a super quick blog post today. I'm letting you pick the bag you would like to win in my giveaway :) I'm hoping I can get it in time for my Back To School Giveaway and instead of me just picking one, I figured it might be nice for you guys to play a part in which one to pick.

I have 5 choices. Most of them are pastel Summery colors because I think they are fun and kind of fitting for back to school (they remind me of all the colorful fun of school)…. 
While I know these are not backpacks, it's still nice to win a nice purse for the weekends or for the people who are not in school .

So here's where you come in.

Pick which bag you would like to see in the giveaway. Just post the number of the bag you like in the comments below this blog post. Once I have figured out the one with the most likes, I will order it and then keep your eyes open for my Back To School Giveaway that will be up on my beauty channel in August :)

Whichever bag has the most votes, that will be the one that will be featured in the giveaway. One lucky winner will get to win it as well as lots of other amazing prizes :)

Here's your choices!

#1. Minty Green

#2. Pastel Pink Stud

#3. It's Me, Barbie

#4. Classic Black Studded

#5. Fabulously Fuchsia 

So there you go, please comment below telling me the number!

If you love these and can't be bothered to wait to win one, all of them can be found here:

I will end this giveaway tonight, so be sure to put your vote in!!

Thanks for reading ;)


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Light After The Darkness….

Hi My Loves!!!

We had another storm today. Luckily it was harmless. Just heavy rain, thunder and lightning. As long as there's no hail… I'm good ;) Anyway, the sky was so beautiful during and after the storm and I love cool clouds and a beautiful sky, so I snapped a couple of pictures with my Lumia :)

There's just something about this picture that seems heavenly. The rays of light peeking through the top, trying to break through the dark clouds. It's so beautiful. 

After the darkest storms, always come the most beautiful rays of light. 

The sky reminds me of my high school year book quote:

This quote got me through a lot of hard times during my teenage years. It has a special meaning to me and I have often remembered it in all types of different troubled times in my life. I wanted to share it with you, incase you haven't see it before. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me after I lost my Mom. Sorry I got all sentimental on you for a minute there :)

This picture was during the storm over to the side of it. The dark clouds over the pastel sky are so pretty. 

How cool are these clouds? Makes me want smores!!! Haha!

Super quick blog post but sometimes you just have to share the things that touched you in some way :)

Thanks for reading! Hope you are having a good week.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Win a $50 Target Gift Card & Physicians Formula BOGO!

Hi My Loves!!!

So I'm so late on getting this blog post up. I had planned on doing it days ago but then just kept getting behind on work. Today is the absolute last day for me to put this up, so I'm sitting here at 11:15pm, scurrying around to get it done. Hi, my name is Sam and I'm a procrastinator.

Anyway….. Target is having a promotion with Physicians Formula, where you can buy one product and get one for free. Tomorrow is the last day for this promotion, so I apologize that I didn't get this up sooner… so run to Target tomorrow and get some goodies before it ends. Use your Target red card and you can get your 5% off on top of that too! Woohooo!!!

Physicians Formula was super kind to send me some of their latest products to share with all of you. I haven't even had a chance to test all of these products out, so for now think of this as a mini haul. But you can at least get a little idea of what to look for when you go shopping tomorrow ;) 

Some of these products I do already have, so keep your eyes out for a few of these items in my Back To School Giveaway that I will be doing very soon :)

I'm very excited to try these new Sexy Booster items. The packaging is so cute and they seem rather nice.

I also am very excited to try out this Youthful Wear Spotless as it's exactly my problem with my skin. Pigmentation and wrinkles. Let me know if you want a video review of these :)

Sparkly Liners??? Yes please!!! Always looking for my new best friend in mascara too. The CC Cream I already have so that will be something you can win soon!

The packing on these are so adorable. I have tried these before (not sure of the exact colors) but I wasn't overly impressed, so I might just include these in the giveaway. Maybe someone else will like them more than I did ;)

I'm super excited to try this Shimmer Strips Nude palette. It looks so shimmery and pretty! The powder looks nice too although I don't know if I would use it that often, so I may include this in my Giveaway too. 

This is super pretty!!! Especially for Summer.

I haven't tried the Super CC+ yet. The BB Cream bronzer cream looks fun for Summer as well. 

So here is the great news for you guys. For reading this blog, you get the chance to enter to win one of 5 Target gift cards for $50! YAY! $50 of free money to my very favorite store. 

Here's the rules.
1.) Follow my blog (follow button is on the top right)
2.) You can do ONE (OR ALL THREE) of these social media mentions:

Check out how to win a $50 @Target gift card from @samschuerman! #physiciansformulaBOGO #samstargetgiveaway

Tag me (Sam Schuerman) and say this in your Facebook status: 
Check out how to win a $50 Target gift card from Sam Schuerman! #physiciansformulaBOGO #samstargetgiveaway 

Take a picture of any of the pictures on this blog post. Tag me and put this in your description: 
Check out how to win a $50 @Target gift card from @samschuerman! #physiciansformulaBOGO #samstargetgiveaway 

If you don't have all three, then just choose one of them :) If you do have all three, then do all three. It's up to you!

This will end on my 29th birthday which is July 27th. You can enter up until 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on July 28th here on my blog, so keep on the look out that day :) I will also private message or comment on the picture of the winners. 

5 Winners will win a $50 Target Gift Card. Once I receive your info, the gift cards will be sent directly to you from the PR people who sponsored this giveaway from Physicians Formula.

Good Luck!

Thanks so much for reading and entering.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Ice (Full Face Tutorial)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Maybelline The Nudes Palette Tutorial: Shimmery Taupe

Patio Furniture Shopping!

Monday, July 14, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Our Garden Makeover!

Hi My Loves!!!

Today, Jay and I worked on our yard and did a much needed makeover on our pond area. We went away for almost 2 weeks to Reno/Tahoe and came back to a huge, overgrown disaster full of weeds. We picked up a few new flower plants, a whole lot of red mulch, some gloves, potting soil, plant food and shovels and went to town it. It was quite hot out so we waited till the kids went down for their nap and just worked our booty's off for a couple of hours. It was a sweaty situation but we got it done and I'm so glad with the final result. I want to thank Jay for all of his hard work. He's a keeper ;)

Here's a before/after picture. Before it was just a few plants and a whole lot of weeds. It still looked pretty (I thought it did at least) but not quite as nice as it does now.

Here's a bigger picture of the after. I have a new found love for Red Mulch. I love it. I just feel like it really makes the flowers pop and everything look so tidy. Our poor little pond pump is a bid sad so I think we will be doing some work on the pond soon but that's for another day. 

I'm not sure of all of the flowers names but we just made sure that they were all sun worshipers and perennials. I love the selection we chose. Pinks, purples and lots of different shapes.

This hibiscus really caught my eye. We named it Hibiscus Hula after the delightful Mickey Mouse episode. 

Here's a slightly bigger picture of more of the area. I just want to drive by our house over and over again haha!

These flowers were already in there but the creeping jenny vines and started to suffocate them, you couldn't even see them!

We also chose a pink hibiscus which I love. It's a piece of Hawaii (ahh memories)….

These Lilies had the most amazing scent. I love Lilies. I named my daughter after them so I better haha! They smell amazing, look amazing and remind me of my Mom. She loved Lilies and I remember our whole conservatory in England after she passed had the beautiful smell of lilies. It was the only beautiful, happy memory I have of that time in my life. They really make me smile to see and smell them. They have a special place in my heart, so I was really glad they had these. These particular ones had just come in to Lowe's, so we were lucky!

We had a bunch of these cone flowers in our garden when we were growing up, so again a happy flower that reminds me of my Mom. Simple but beautiful.

How amazing are these lilies? I'm obsessed. When you walk past them, the scent is so strong! 
YAY :)

This is what it looks like from the other angle.

There's our work for the day. I'm happy with how it turned out. Now when I walk up to our front door, I get to look at this beautiful sight and smell the scent of lilies. What more can you ask for? We are trying to do one section of the yard at a time, so this was our first project. I'll keep posting what we do next.

Thanks for reading!

Hope you are having a nice weekend :)


Weekly Faves & Fails

Sparkly Green Soft Smoky Eye

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Weekly Beauty Favorites: 7/6/2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I LOVE Baby Showers!

Hi My Loves!

This week I went to one of my best friends baby shower for her first child. I met her when I was 7 and we've been friends ever since. She's helped me get through some tough times in my life and been there for all the good times too. She was one of my bridesmaids at my wedding and she met Phoenix when he was still a tiny little guy :) I'm so thankful for her friendship over the years, so when she told me that her baby shower was at the end of June, I made sure that week was free so we could take the drive to come for it. What a beautiful and fun baby shower it was. I'm so glad I was able to go!

I'm going to share a few pictures that I took from the baby shower to give you or anyone who is planning one any ideas ;) Hope you enjoy!

What's a baby shower without presents?? My favorite gift bags to buy are baby shower bags. I love them. They are so cute and sweet and I have every single bag that I ever received from presents for our kids :) 

Below is one of the gifts I gave her. I'm that person who plans on getting really awesome wrapping paper but then forgets in the midst of packing and driving 15 hours and then finds that the box has been squished from being packed in a mini van full of cases and baby shower gifts haha! Your welcome Kal, for that beautiful display :) 
(Mine is the Lamaze Baby Gym that is squished and not wrapped, incase you couldn't tell haha)

I also brought this delightful moses basket filled with all sorts of necessities. Diapers, wipes, nursing cover, cart cover, toys, bedtime story, carseat cover and much more....

My other friend made this super cute pom poms for decor around the house. She said she looked on Pinterest for the idea incase you are wondering how to make them :)

CUPCAKES!! These had jam over the frosting... omg yes!

Someone brought her a diaper cake (a cake shape full of diapers instead of cake) topped with a bear. Love this idea! So cute and I love how the bear ties in to Tahoe so well. It fits perfectly with her backyard of trees ;)

There were a lot of hostesses for this baby shower. I thought that was a really good idea rather than just relying on one person to pull off the whole shower. Each hostess brought a food dish and everything was so delicious!! Salads with peas, almonds and strawberries, homemade mac n cheese, gluten free pasta, macaroni tuna salad, amazing guacamole and so much more. I ate way too much and it was all so delicious. There was also these cheesecake type crumble that was the best thing I've ever eaten. I will try to get the recipe for you!

One of the gifts that she got was this genius baby tent. This is perfect for the beach to keep the baby cool and sheltered from the sun or if they need to take a snooze :) Such a good idea! The girl said she just found it online.

Here's a lovely picture of our little group of amazing friends. A few of them couldn't make it but these girls made my childhood and teenage years so great and full of girly fun. I am so blessed to still be able to go back to Tahoe, after years of not seeing them and still pick up where we left off, like we see each other daily. That's what true friends can do. It's a beautiful thing. To be able to share the most important life stages with them is something I can't put into words how wonderful it feels. I love these girls like sisters and hope to have a picture just like this when we are in our 80's, but without the pregnant belly haha!!!

I won the hula hoop contest which was so surprising seeing as I've never done more than 2! I got 36! I think it was my skirt haha!


 I Love You Kal!! I can't wait to see you blossom into the amazing Mom I know you will be. Caring, loving, encouraging and patient. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this special time in your life. I wish nothing but the best for you and the little angel you have waiting to be welcomed into your loving arms. Good luck and if you ever need anything, I'm only a call away :)

Hope you all have a lovely week!

Thanks so much for reading/watching :)