About Me

Hi! Welcome to my blog! I’m Samantha; a teenager adult who blogs about everything from homeschooling to frugality to World War II. I began this blog in June 2013 as a way to share my passions and knowledge with others, and I never dreamed it would grow into what it has became today.

I’m a college freshman, and work as a graphic designer and the official CEO of The Parsi Company. Unprofessionally, I am a writer, book-lover, and WWII historian. I love politics, frugality, homeschooling, and procrastination. When not blogging, I mostly spend my time reading, experimenting with Photoshop, trying to speak Hebrew, and wasting time on Pinterest. Like my blog, I continue to be a work in progress, and I am continually growing.

For almost four years, my blog was known as Le Chaim on the Right. “Le Chaim” (pronounced “hayyim”) means “To Life” in Hebrew. Conservatives are right-wing, hence “On The Right.” So, my blog title was literally “To Life on the Right.” However, I wanted a something a little more broad (and easier to pronounce!) that still reflected me, and thus Creative, Clever and Classy was born!

A few other random facts about me:

My 5 Life Quotes:

“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.” -The Count of Monte Cristo, 2002

“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.” -A. Schwartz

“You have enemies? Good. That mean’s you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” -Winston Churchill

“And it was most important to do what one knew was right, for otherwise the day might come when one could no longer tell the difference between right and wrong.” Anne Holm, I Am David

“Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.” -C.S. Lewis

If you found my story, blog, or just me interesting, I’d love for you to follow along on my crazy journey!

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37 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hello Samantha,
    I found your blog through Pinterest, and it seems that we share some interests! I am a Christian YA fiction writer. Would you be able to tell me if you review books that are Christian YA fantasy? The first two books of my series about Nephilim have recently been released, and I am trying to get word out. (My publisher is very small.) If you do, we can discuss how you would best like to receive a copy to read. Here is a link to my website, where you can read more about the series:
    http://www.tcslonaker.com/about-the-angelmen-series.html
    Let me know whenever you can.
    Thanks!
    Tracy

  2. First of all, I hope you are feeling better!

    I came across you and your blog through Pinterest (specifically, your Covet Fashion board). I have followed you since. You are a very bright young woman.

    I am a high school chemistry teacher who is not like all of the other public school teachers as far as politics are concerned. I tend to wax libertarian in views. Other teachers find me very conservative, which is actually not the case. Finding myself a bit to the left (that was painful to type) of someone, especially one so young, is a novelty for me.

    I am very impressed with your blog. You are definitely not a typical teenager and you think for yourself and that is such a cool thing. Unfortunately, it is also a bit unique among most people your age. You have rather restored my hope for the future (at a time when my own children, both teen boys, could not). Thank you for that!

  3. Samantha,
    I came across your website while looking for more information about the Polish heroine, Fusia. I had come across “Hidden in Silence” uploaded on Youtube and enjoyed it very much.

    Thank you for posting Fusia’s story and the photos and bibliographies of materials relating to others who are known to have come to the aid of Jewish refugees during WW II. Keep up the good work!

    I lived in Israel for seven years and have experienced first hand God’s provision and protection for the Jewish State.

    I hope that you are able to visit Israel some day and see Yad Vashem for yourself. I, too, am a Christian who prays for Israel.

    Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery!

  4. I absolutely love your blog! I tell people all the time that they can find some way to make some money Even though I know it has been very difficult these last few yrs, there still is something that is sellable. I’ve had a successful business for several yrs then I became ill and lost most everything and ended up on disability but my mind still wants to work most days and I have tried many ideas to sell what we have left over the yrs, I know that they’re many ways to recycle and profit,, and I now even find therapy in crafts in up cycling many items poufs are wonderful!! Lol .You are a great inspiration for all ages. Thanks for helping me in showing the world unemployed doesn’t have to mean penniless.

    1. Thanks! 🙂 Are you on Pinterest? And also, have you heard of Netgalley? It’s a site where Bloggers can get free copies of books in exchange for reviews. I’ve never gotten turned down. 🙂

  5. Thank you so very much for this wonderful site! I have encouraged my 14 year old son to read some of the books you have mentioned as he has a love of history.
    I am so impressed by all the research you must have done to compile all the information.
    Thank you again, you are truly a very special young lady.

  6. So, I teach junior high, and you my dear are an amazing example of a teenager who breaks the molds of the stereotype. I appreciate how well spoken and frank you are. Kudos to you on being awesome. 🙂

  7. Soooo….. I teach Junior High and I am totally blown away by your awesomeness. I am constantly telling my students to not fit into the mold of what people believe teenagers to be like. Kudos to you young lady for breaking a stereotype and being fantastic. Keep on being a fabulous example of what it means to live like Jesus. 🙂
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  8. Hi Samantha, Great blog for hopeless history movie nerds. I used to teach HS history and would have loved to shut up and let the movies do the work (that way someone might have listened.) Now I have compiled a huge list of YouTube movies and would like to create a website to feature them. But I am in need of some direction from someone not from the 1960’s like myself. Would appreciate your thoughts on this. Yours, Randy

  9. Found your blog on Facebook. I’m interested in many of things you blog about, especially homeschooling. Thank you for your love and support of Israel. I’m the wife of a Messianic rabbi and you might find some interesting things on my blog. Thank you for this post about historical movies. I put it on my Pinterest page.
    Shalom,
    GG

  10. I just happened upon your blog on Pinterest. I wish there were more young people like you. I am proud of the stand you take for your beliefs and can’t wait to read more from you.

  11. Good morning! I happened across some of your freebie cheat sheets, and I love them! Thank you for creating them! I’m homeschooling our two daughters, ages 15 and 12, here in Indiana. It’s a great place, isn’t it? I will point my daughters to your blog because you seem to be the type of young lady I’d like them to know.

    Do you have plans for any more cheat sheets? I’ve been looking for a good fractions and decimal cheat sheet, and I’d love to help support your blog. Thank you for your consideration!

  12. Hi, Samantha!
    My name is Abi Leah and I love your blog! I fell like I can relate since we have a lot in common; I was homeschooled for 3 1/2 years before I decided to go back to school this fall, I am a junior in high school, I was adopted when I was 10, I love graphic design and coding, and I am a Christian. I can’t wait to read more from your blog!
    ~Abi Leah

  13. Hey there! Just wanted to thank you for the Christian playlist, it’s so hard to find clean music these days that preach God’s positive message! X

  14. Samantha,

    Great blog. I’m just curious how your community receives your “right” views. I’m a recent convert through marriage, in North NJ, where our shuls are predominantly left (though slightly changing, especially among us younger millennials). All the best.

    Justin

  15. I don’t understand why you have a list of ‘7 Books Christians should read before graduating high school’? They are good books for any teenager to read. There is too much segregation in this world! I do not thing we need different reading lists for every ‘type’ of teenager. I am sure a Jewish or any other teenager would get just as much from these books.

    1. There’s plenty of things on my blog for all teens, but I wanted to focus this post on Christian teens. Because of the large amount of book lists for teens, I wanted ones that specifically can help Christian teens grow in their faith. I highly doubt an atheistic teen is interested in a book called “Praying for Your Future Husband” or a Jewish teen is interested in “Mere Christianity.” If they are, they’ll probably enjoy the list no matter what the title is. There’s book lists for every type of teenager because not all teens have the same interests. For example, I prefer historical over scifi so a teen’s scifi book list wouldn’t appeal to me.

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