Am I Actually Dark & Moody?

I’m starting to think I’m not… A friend recently said she didn’t understand why my IG edits were as dark as they were because in real life I’m not a “dark/moody” person. Y’all. That hit me like a ton of bricks, but in a really good way. I feel like my editing style fluctuates with…

Cruise Packing Tips from The Gem City Mama

So What Do I Need? Like any vacation you need to come prepared. First things, first. Weather prep. The Caribbean, in my opinion, is similar to Florida. Rain could come and go at any time and we watch the weather closely before we leave. We don’t go too overboard, unless there’s a lot of rain…

Super Bowl LVI

We love a good tradition. Since meeting our friends Jennifer and Adam we’ve now spent 4 Super Bowls together with our families and a sprinkling of other friends. We always have the best time watching the game, dancing our asses off during halftime and eating delicious food. Want to know the the best part though?…

Allow Me to Re-Introduce Myself…

So What’s Up? “What the heck is going on around here?” is probably something you all are wondering unless we talk on a regular basis so let’s start over shall we? Hi! I’m Samara. Social media manager, wife, mama, blogger and WITCH! That’s right folks, witch. When people say 2020 woke them up I believe…

Holiday Libations: A Root 23 Simple Syrups & Gem City Mama Collaboration

Nothing says “Happy Holidays” like a hand-crafted cocktail made with love and care! I have been lucky enough to team up with the ladies of Root 23 Simple Syrups to bring you this collaborative blog post and share THREE cocktails to kick off the holiday season. Since 2015 Barb and Leah have been providing Ohioans…

Game Day Eats – Sheet Pan Rainbow Nachos

Today I’l be sharing a new take on an old classic, nachos! Most of the time you see nachos with everything mixed around and piled up high but were trying something a little different this time that’s also a bit prettier to look at in my opinion. Sheet Pan Rainbow Nachos are sure to be a hit at your next gathering friends!

Monat and Why I’m Sticking With It

I’ve been using solely Monat products on my hair for a year and four months now and I’m honestly the best thing I’ve ever used. Honestly at this point in my life I feel like I’ve used nearly all the available products out there and Monat is hands down the best I’ve come across. I’ve…

The Bible Study Hangover

I love bible studies. I love reading Gods word, getting to know new women in my community, sharing my heart and hearing how God has worked in their lives. But then they end and I’m on my own and I feel totally lost.