Level99 @ Natick Mall MA || Taiyaki NYC x Rilakkuma

Can you resist a challenge? I can’t!

Take your friends and family along to tackle rooms and more at Level99 in Natick Mall (Massachusetts). It’s like an escape room but it exploded into a huge space and has not-so-mini challenge rooms. If you’ve been to Boda Borg in Boston (Malden), you’ll like this! I haven’t been to BB myself but my friends who have been told me it’s similar.

Our advice for a good time:

  • go with a group of 3-4 or more people (we had 6 and split up into 3&3 at times) it’s still fun even if you just go as 2 people though! 
  • use your “coins” to buy hints (pops up after scanning players in) or else you might be super confused when you enter some rooms. (the “coins” are already included with your ticket/wristband when you scan)
  • if a room you’re waiting for is occupied by another group, scan your wristbands for it to have you/your group queued up and ready to hit start shortly after the other group leaves
  • dress in clothes you can move around easily in, there are lots of physical challenges. I’d say sneakers are a must! There’s a bunch of fast-paced/grip-dependent stuff
Also who can resist this CUTE rilakkuma in dessert form!! There’s currently a collab at Taiyaki NYC (Boston) x Rilakkuma and of course we had to go! The line was about 30mins but still much better than their grand opening line, which I saw and passed on.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Glazy Susan Mochi Donuts, and NOLA Cajun Kitchen! || Things to do in MA

This week’s vlog ft. Theresia! We went to Glazy Susan to get donuts for breakfast, wandered Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and ate yummy Cajun food at NOLA Cajun Kitchen. Hehe it was a very wholesome reunion if you watch until the end *__*

Glazy Susan’s donut menu for June included a few kinds of strawberry donuts so I basically had to order them all hehe. Unfortunately, if you want any of these flavors, it may not be available because the menu changes monthly but stay tuned for July!

If you stop by NOLA Cajun Kitchen for a meal, I recommend their seafood garlic noodles–medium spicy with your preferred choice of seafood! And their calamari basket (the cajun fries that come with it are so good too).

If you liked this post or vlog, please give it a thumbs up and stay tuned for more! 🙂

xx Sami

Scrapbook Flip-Through & Ideas for Memories & Traveling

Hey guys, my goal is to document more memories by scrapbooking or memory journaling so here is how my scrapbook looks! Hope you enjoy this scrapbook flip-through and maybe gets some ideas and inspiration to document your year on paper 🙂

Most of my supplies are from Michael’s or other craft stores!

Honestly I don’t recommend the scrapbook I used because the wire is starting to be wonky but I LOVE the markers I used.

Metallic markers: https://amzn.to/3pRwzky

(as of 2021, I am now an amazon affiliate and if you use my link at no extra cost to you, I might earn from qualifying purchases)

BOSTON || a winter vlog on newbury st + little moments

hey everyone, here is a casual day spent in Boston in the wintertime. from Newbury Street shops to little moments to wrap up the long year we’ve had. it’s cold but we always find things to do in Boston! + bonus birthday clips. if you’re looking for things to do in Boston in the winter, Newbury St is always a good place to stop by!

things featured:

April 23 Florist & Cafe

Johnny Cupcakes

Tous les Jours

thank you again to everyone not in this video who spoiled me not only with gifts but their friendship, time, and thoughtfulness. if I put it all my appreciation into this video it would be hours long hehe♡

i took some time to grieve and reflect (of course it will still come and go) but I’m back to creating again for now 🙂

DAY OFF Adventure + Christmas Lights Drive Through || VLOGMAS EP 4

Hey everyone! This VLOGMAS ep features errands, supporting small businesses, and going to the Bright Nights at Forest Park for driving through Christmas lights.

Watch my other VLOGMAS videos:

Day 1 – Wrapping Presents & Tree Decor: https://youtu.be/-waLUa5L6ek

Day 2 – Storytime & Snack Tasting – Toy Memories: https://youtu.be/bJXPnOyM-ho 

Day 3 – DIY Hot Cocoa Balls: https://youtu.be/aDI6XE7Qfs8 

Mini xmas trees + DIY tree skirt video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb3ALuv-myc  

This is my first time doing vlogmas so even with everything going on this year I’m trying my best to find fun and safe holiday things to do 🙂

xx Sam

Making DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs! || VLOGMAS EP 3

Hey everyone! Hot cocoa bombs have been popping up on tiktok/IG/etc and I had to try it because it looked so fun and I had the molds already. All you need is hot cocoa mix, melting chocolate, molds, and mini marshmallows (or dehydrated marshmallows)!

What I used:

  • Ghiradelli Chocolate Melting Wafers – Dark Chocolate
  • Ghiradelli Chocolate Melting Wafers – White Chocolate
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix – Marshmallow (any mix will do!)
  • Half sphere molds (found mine on Amazon)
  • Utensils: spoon/mixing stick, bowls, a surface to put your cocoa ball shells, etc.

To drink:

  • Use a mug that will fit the cocoa bomb inside (mine were huge so I had to use a huge mug)
  • Heat up the milk (it needs to be hot enough to melt the chocolate!) – I just microwaved mine for almost 2 minutes
  • Carefully pour over and enjoy

It was so fun to make and share with my little cousins!

Watch my other VLOGMAS videos:

Day 1 – Wrapping Presents & Tree Decor: https://youtu.be/-waLUa5L6ek

Day 2 – Storytime & Snack Tasting – Toy Memories: https://youtu.be/bJXPnOyM-ho

Mini xmas trees + DIY tree skirt video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb3ALuv-myc

This is my first time doing vlogmas so even with everything going on this year I’m trying my best to find fun and safe holiday things to do 🙂

xx Sam

VLOGMAS DAY 1 || Wrapping Presents & Christmas Tree Decor (my first!)

After enjoying watching Vlogmas from other people for years, I decided to do my own! This year has been tough in one way or another for everyone and I’m going to try my best to push myself to create some wholesome content.

VLOGMAS 2020 here we come! I show you my cute gift wrap paper + Christmas tree decor while wrapping presents and watching a holiday movie on netflix.

This video wasn’t really planned but my next ones will be 🙂

Feel free to subscribe to come along for the adventure!

Mini xmas trees video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb3ALuv-myc

This is my first time doing vlogmas so even with everything going on this year I’m trying my best to find fun and safe holiday things to do. 

xx Sam

Decorating Mini Christmas Trees from Dollar Tree! || DIY

Hey everyone! I did a Dollar Tree mini haul of mini Christmas trees, ornaments, and more to decorate for the holidays with my sister! We filmed ourselves decorating our mini trees and I love how they turned out.

I know, I know. It’s only OCTOBER and Halloween hasn’t even passed yet… I’ve been hearing that Dollar Tree’s best holiday/Christmas items–especially for DIYing–sell out by the second week of November!

My tree (the blue one) ended up being around $6 total and Sarah (my sister) ended up building hers with about $4 total.

Items from our mini holiday haul

The only mini christmas tree skirt option from Dollar Tree was red and the bottom side was also showing the red so we decided to DIY our own christmas tree skirts.

It was fairly simple, you’ll only need some kind of material to cut to the side of the bottom of your Christmas tree, good scissors, and patience. Well, if you have better scissors than I did, you won’t need as much patience haha.

Best of luck in your own DIY decor/Dollar Tree holiday hauls and hope you have a wonderful holiday season! xx Sam

Fall Foliage in New England || VLOG & GUIDE

Hey guys! I got to explore the Kancamagus Highway (112) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, one of America’s most scenic byways to view fall foliage around peak times.

Here’s the video:

There are many stops along the 56 mile stretch you can take and I went to a few that sounded/looked good as we drove by.

We were stuck in 3 hours of traffic just going back down the mountains so I made a quick guide in hopes of helping people who come across this avoid the same fate while in these beautiful mountains.

My Mini Guide:

– If you think you’re going early enough go even earlier! Make sure you have a FULL TANK of gas once you’re in the area and pack a meal/snacks just in case you get stuck too.

– Grab the map if you see it! We had no service the entire highway so it literally saved us. Ricky got it from someone in a visitor center rest stop on the way before Loon Mountain.

– If I could redo it I’d start by driving down to the far end toward Rocky Gorge then turn around to make the stops on the way back to Loon Mtn so if you do hit traffic it’s not as bad as later (and you can scope out what stops you’d like to do) *Also, don’t leave at 3PM, that’s how we got stuck just going back down for 3 hours!

– Avoid Pemigewasset Overlook, it’s beautiful but unless you get a roadside spot, the parking lot becomes a 1 lane in/out jam if it’s busy/getting full.

Lookout Farm || Fall Vibes + VLOG

Hey guys! If you’re looking for a good social distancing idea, I recommend Lookout Farm!

Rating: 10/10 on the social distancing scale

I didn’t feel uncomfortable at all because it was so spacious between all the tables (they had a lot in two different big sections). You order from your phone and they bring your food/drinks to you–I went on a Saturday and the wait wasn’t too long. The walking path also had plenty of room/rows so people didn’t really run into each other, it gave the illusion that there wasn’t a lot of people. If you’re looking for somewhere to take your family/friends/etc out that is social-distanceable, I recommend this farm.

Please excuse some of the clicking sounds when we’re on the walking path, it’s my camera strap hitting the camera bc I forgot to mention how it needs to be held still oops

Thanks for watching, feel free to stick around by following along for more adventures! xx