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The best ramen a white girl can make
Hi friends, Do you ever just crave ramen? I do! But this time I was out of those $1 flavoring packs and I was dying for some noods so I decided to make my own. I am not a good cook at all so I was actually shocked when I LOVED how this turned out and my husband did too. So today I am going to share that ramen noodle recipe with you! Ingredients: Garlic 2 tablespoons of hot chilli powder A LOT of onion powder tablespoon of sushi water sliced green onion shallots sliced corrots torn lettuce spoonfull of korean red paste oil some msg if you want two eggs add rice noodles Instructions: take the shallots off of garlic and blend/purée - if you have actual garlic cloves you can just use less than what I did. boil 1 cup of water while adding 2 tablespoons of hot chilli powder
A LOT of onion powder tablespoon and a splash of sushi water sliced green onion shallots sliced corrots torn lettuce spoonfull of korean red paste oil and some msg if you want 3. Hard boil two eggs add rice noodles You can tell I'm a real Martha Stewart from how I "measure" my ingredients ;) ahahah
Easy Lunch Idea: Rice Wraps
Hi Friends, You guys I went on my friends boat with her family and family friends and one mom brought these most delicious rice wraps. You will probably enjoy these even if you don’t particularly enjoy salad - it’s more fun to eat than salad and you get all the same benefits! I have been telling everyone about these and today I am telling you :) Ingredients: Vietnamese rice wraps Carrots sliced the long way Lettuce Bell peppers sliced Peanut sauce Spicy chipotle mayo Whatever else you want to put in (rice noodles, chicken, etc) Instructions: put rice wrap under water for 5-10 seconds add sauces add whatever else you want fold top and bottom of wrap in roll wrap from one side to the other
Father's Day Gift Ideas
Hi Friends, Father's Day is on it's way so I thought it would be helpful to share a Father's Day gift guide where I share some gift ideas to give your dad this Father's Day. Ove Glove My family loves our Ove Glove! It is an oven mitt/glove that has grippy rubber on it and works WAY better than any other old oven glove I have used. It resists heat much better and it is so nice to be able to use your fingers while wearing an oven glove. Linked Here Fun Socks My dad isn't very exploratory with his fashion. BUT he does enjoy a fun sock set! I think it is a nice way to show some personality if you aren't as adventurous with your style. Linked Here 2 Pack of Basic Tees I don't know about the men in your life but my men love items off their list that are practical. I put so much thought, care, and love into Cameron's gifts and then one year I just wasn't feeling like doing so much work so I just went and got him a black hoodie he had been saying he wanted and I kid you not - that is his favourite present I have ever gave him. Linked Here Dad Mug My dad enjoys his fun mugs. If we need a safe backup gift for him that is a good one. This is such cute mug that he can read each morning and I bet it will make him smile. Linked Here Shorts My dad lives in his shorts. He loves to wear them with a T-shirt or with a sweater, doesn't matter. I feel like I should insert a picture from middle class fancy here but it is what it is haha. Linked Here Ties Ties are a nice gift to give. Before my dad switched jobs, from one where he wore ties daily to one that is much more casual, I used to love buying him ties as a gift. I picked a pack that included a fun one as well as a basic staple, however they have many other sets of two. Linked here Moisturizer / SPF Do your dad (and mom) a favour and buy him some moisturizer/SPF. Many men (that I know) don't go out and buy anything for skincare - not even the basics! But it'll save him all summer (and winter if you teach him that SPF is a year round staple) and I am sure he will be grateful for it. Linked Here Crew Neck I love to buy my dad sweaters as a present. I think I get him one for every occasion. Linked Here What are you getting your dad for Father's Day? Let me know in the comments! Connect With Me | It's not a conversation until you join in Instagram: @Samantha.Twist Youtube: Samantha Twist Facebook: Samantha Twist Blog Pinterest: Samantha Twist Blog Twitter: @TwistSamantha Podcast: Twist Talks
Nightstand Essentials: What to Keep on Your Nightstand
Hi friends, Today I am sharing nightstand essentials. ALL the essentials - Nothing is off the list. If it's in my bedside table it is in this blog post... no need to rummage through my drawers after this; I list it all here. Melatonin Anyone else's mind just keep running at night? I find it so hard to turn my brain off and when I do, Cameron normally is in the mood to talk and gets my brain running 100 miles a minute again. That's why melatonin is my saving grace. Linked here. Makeup wipes I am definitely one of those girls who constantly forgets (or is too lazy) to take off her makeup... that's why I love having makeup wipes in my bedstead drawers. Linked here. Phone charger Duh. Linked here. Ring holder Or a trinket holder. It keeps all your necessities right there and organized. Linked here. Lip chap I also keep my lineige lip mask there too. Linked here. Tissues Just in case. I have tissue boxes everywhere, even mini ones in all of my purses and coat pockets. Linked here. Essential oils These can be a life saver! Put some lavender on your pillow for relaxation. Or if your man snores, some peppermint essential oil really comes in handy. Linked here. Vagina wipes YOU KNEW we were going to talk about sex. Like hello, I'm not going to hide the fact that items for sex are very important. Since it is Summer the hoo-ha can get a little hot down there - and not in the hot and heavy sexy kind of way. Water based vagina wipes that don't wreck your PH balance are so important. This is the brand I have: linked here. Lube Sometimes you're in a rush... what can I say? I'm not linking this because there are so many different factors and you just choose what works for you Condoms Duh. I'm not going to link this. you just choose what you like Bible Obviously. Linked here.
I Got A Job!
Friends! Family! I know y'all have been praying for me! It has been a year since I had a paying job in PR/Marketing/SMM and FINALLY I have one! I was going to wait to post this until my 3 month probation period finished but people are finding out anyways so I wanted to let ya'll know that I am working as an Account Coordinator for Search and Rescue Marketing. I loved working in film, and I am going to miss it -- hopefully someone will ask me to do a commercial one day so I can come back a bit-- but this was always my long term goals and my plan. It also is a bit of a more reliable and sustainable job for me. I am so happy to be working at a marketing firm where I can handle multiple accounts. Currently I have 14 accounts that I manage right now. I also have the opportunity to schedule and outline photoshoots and film shoots for the companies which is quite exciting. Because I get asked the same questions by my family all the time haha...My role primarily includes: Social Media Management + Coordination Create graphics, captions, and hashtag strategy for clients Schedule social media posts for clients Posts to be provided to clients for review via a proof Account Management Schedule client e-mail campaigns and text message campaigns Follow up with clients as required Ensuring proofing of posts Schedule + Provide Details for client video + photo shoots Connect With Me | It's not a conversation until you join in Instagram: @Samantha.Twist Youtube: Samantha Twist Facebook: Samantha Twist Blog Pinterest: Samantha Twist Blog Twitter: @TwistSamantha Podcast: Twist Talks
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Since Mother's Day is this coming weekend, I compiled a list of last minute gift ideas for you to pick up (or send) to your mom! Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask This product is popular and for a reason: because it's so good! Linked here. The Ordinary Set Give your mom The Ordinary Set to pamper her skin. Reitinal targets fine lines and wrinkles. The rest is a great daily use. Linked here and here. Purdys Everyone loves chocolate. It's a super safe gift to give and is always so delicious. And if your mom is diabetic or health conscious there are sugar free options too! Linked here and here. Popcorn Speaking of delicious... The best popcorn I've had (besides movie theatre popcorn) is Eatable! Eatable's alcohol-infused gourmet popcorn flavours are inspired by classic cocktails, wine and spirits for a refined taste and texture that is just so good! My favourite is the champagne pop. It is great as a gift on its own or as part of a themed gift box. And If you use my discount code you get $5 off! Linked here Under Eye Masks Excellent safe natural ingredients: collagen eye pads include natural extracts, plant-based collagen, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C. well suited for sensitive skin The Gold eye mask enhances the collagen synthesis process which can combat the effects of aging and overexposure to sunlight.
Linked here Bath Caddy Give mom it all with a bath caddy! waterproof, sturdy, extendable, and non-slip. It comes with a built in tablet holder and wine glass holder. Linked here Connect With Me | It's not a conversation until you join in Instagram: @Samantha.Twist Youtube: Samantha Twist Facebook: Samantha Twist Blog Pinterest: Samantha Twist Blog Twitter: @TwistSamantha Podcast: Twist Talks
Nyx Setting Spray Review
Hi Friends, I did a recent little makeup and skincare haul. One product that I bought was this Nyx setting spray from Walmart. I was so excited to try it because I had heard good reviews on TikTok! However, my experience was much different. I shook it well before use and sprayed many inches away from my face, like I have been doing with setting spray for years. This time though it went terribly.When I sprayed it on my face it was blotchy and orange! ORANGE! Watch the video and see:
Renter Friendly Home Upgrades
Hi friends, as many of you know Cameron and I are currently renting. Luckily we love our place so it doesn't need much work. However, we still have to keep in mind the fact we are renting whenever we do anything. I am lucky because working in film I have learnt a lot of hacks for how to improve or completely change a space without damaging the rental at all. 1) Hardware Switch out the hardware on your drawers and cabinets to update the look of your rental. This one should be simple enough that you don't need photos. 2) Peel & Stick Wallpaper There are lots of possibilities with peel and stick wallpaper; Make an accent wall, change all of the walls, or only do the bottom half of the wall. We used peel and stick wallpaper all the time in film! 3) Command Strips 3M's will be your best friends: command hooks and Velcro's are used for EVERYTHING in film. I have them all over my house as well. They don't cause any damage and can be used for almost anything: hanging frames hanging mirrors, wreathes, and other wall decor adding boarding to your walls without damaging the walls. 4) Hang Lights Hanging lights make such a difference -- Just look at my TikTok video: Connect With Me | It's not a conversation until you join in Instagram: @Samantha.Twist Youtube: Samantha Twist Facebook: Samantha Twist Blog Pinterest: Samantha Twist Blog Twitter: @TwistSamantha Podcast: Twist Talks
The Best BC Wedding Venue Locations
Hi friends, One year ago I spent all day every day planning my entire wedding, researching every detail, and contacting venue representatives. It was my whole life! Like a full time job! Today I thought I would give you all of the information I put together for the low price of $8 so that you can save weeks of wedding planning work! Just click the link here to get an excel sheet where I compare every wedding venue I could find in the Vancouver and GVR/Fraser Valley area. They are compared by: name, location, price, services provided, backup plan for rain, number of guests, and looks. Including: TCC, airside events space, UBC, Pipe Shop Venue, Restaurants, Pitt Meadoes Golf Club, Air Bnb's, and more! What took me months to make can take you 1 minute to download. Click here for my wedding photographers comparison sheet. Here are three of my favourite wedding locations: UBC Womens Club This was actually my first choice to get married at since it is so beautiful but it only fits 50 people Cecil Green Park House A beautiful outdoors look by a miniature castle like building. Swaneset Golf Club This was completely booked up over a year in advance, so if you are interested in it at all, call ASAP.
Easy Home Art Hack DIY: Canvas Painting from the Internet
Hi Friends, Do you ever see art prints you wish you could have but don't want to pay for? Have a girls crafts night coming up? I am going to share with you the easiest way to copy a drawing onto a canvas for your own art in your home. Video at the bottom. Step 1: Find a Picture You Like For me I wanted a painting of two hands making a pinky promise. Step 2: Grid Find an app or website to put a grid on the picture. There's tons of free ones and it's really easy to find. Then copy the number of lines/the grid onto your canvas. Step 2: Fill in Boxes Fill in the boxes on the canvas so each box looks the same as the correlating box on the photo's grid. This is much easier than trying to copy a whole photo. Instead of worrying about the whole picture you can just think "okay so theres a line that goes diagonal from the right bottom corner to the middle of the right side of the box." It is much more manageable. Step 3: Paint This also gives you a chance to clean up your painting a bit. See video below. Connect With Me | It's not a conversation until you join in Instagram: @Samantha.Twist Youtube: Samantha Twist Facebook: Samantha Twist Blog Pinterest: Samantha Twist Blog Twitter: @TwistSamantha Podcast: Twist Talks
Best Amazon Wedding Items to Buy
Hi Friends, As it is almost wedding season again, I thought I would share some of the items that I bought off Amazon for my own wedding. All items are linked so it is easy for you to find, and some have pictures from my own wedding. Place Cards I found these placards on Amazon that ended out perfectly matching our invitations! They came in a 50 pack, the exact number of people we were allowed. Obviously I ordered them immediately as seating cards for our ceremony and reception. Linked Here These Shoes Above are the shoes taken off at my wedding reception. I I think I kept them on for over 7 hours of my wedding so I say they were pretty good. I really wanted a pair of shoes I could wear often after the wedding and these are what I found. They had a 1.5 inch heel and I really enjoyed them. Linked Here For Your Happy Tears Facial Tissue Packs (60 Pack) I knew I was going to cry, as well as many other guests, so I bought this pack of 60 so that all of our guests could have a pack with them in their clutch or blazer pocket during the wedding. Linked Here Love is Patient Aisle Runner 3 ft. x 100 ft. We needed an aisle runner and couldn't find a nice affordable one to rent that wasn't red so we bought this one off of Amazon. Linked Here Toothbrushes I bought this 30 pack of Travel Toothbrush Set. TBH this was a little bit extra and a few guests laughed thinking it was a little extra. But Cam's grandparents thought it was necessary and I figured it would be nice for people to brush their teeth after lunch or dinner if they wanted but most of all I wanted to make sure they were nearby so no one would have any food in their teeth in any photos. I still have a few left over for when guests come to stay with us, and Cameron enjoys using them every few months to replace his toothbrush. Linked Here Dental Floss Picks I bought these dental floss picks for the same reason as the toothbrushes. It was a set of 300 but only 6 packs. I gave a pack (in new containers) to all of our immediate family members and our bridesmaids and groomsmen. Linked Here Chocolate Heart Mold My mom made all of our desserts, aside from the cupcakes. Everyone thought these chocolates (with the swirls) were made by the caterers but nope! The caterers actually kept eating these up! The recipe is here and then poured into these moulds. Linked Here Connect With Me | It's not a conversation until you join in Instagram: @Samantha.Twist Youtube: Samantha Twist Facebook: Samantha Twist Blog Pinterest: Samantha Twist Blog Twitter: @TwistSamantha Podcast: Twist Talks
Podcast: Danielle Weibe Talks About Community & Collaboration
Hi Friends, Danielle is an entrepreneur and business strategist. She coaches women to build successful businesses and connects them through events, workshops & masterminds and coaches them to create community, facilitate collaborations, and create partnerships that elevate their brands. Today I am posting a conversation we had about starting her business, community, collaboration, and networking: Connect With Me | It's not a conversation until you join in Instagram: @Samantha.Twist Youtube: Samantha Twist Facebook: Samantha Twist Blog Pinterest: Samantha Twist Blog Twitter: @TwistSamantha Podcast: Twist Talks