By Samandra

Good at Naps

27 Apr 2019

Totally unrelated to the pictures, but I wanted to share with you something that happened to me yesterday…

I got home, cleaned the room, and made plans for the evening. But before that, I thought that I deserved to lay down for a bit just to “rest my eyes.” I bet I’m not the first to tell myself this little lie. Lol.

I woke up in the middle of the night, and reluctantly went to brush my teeth and went back to bed. Funny that if I fall sleep without brushing my teeth I ALWAYS wake up during the night to do it. I guess my body knows I don’t like to be without a brushed teeth. haha

Anyways… I woke up from this 12 hour nap this morning and man, that was good!

I haven’t always been this good at naps. I remember while growing up I was the only one who wouldn’t take the traditional “afternoon naps.” My brain was always in full speed that nothing could make me turn it off during the day, even if I wanted. Then, there was I, trying to entertain myself while all others were napping.

But today I’m not just good at naps, because I’m GREAT at it! Lol. What are good at? haha


Happy Halloween!

31 Oct 2018

We are almost stepping out of the pumpkin month, so let’s have these pictures posted before October turns into a pumpkin at midnight! ;)

Makeup: Muchacha Mary
Outfit: Jeans, Called to Surf / Shirt, JCrew / Shoes, Tommy Hilfiger
Location: Kuwahara Farms, 762 W 12300 S, Draper, UT.

Photos of me taken by Mary Horne. All other photos were taken by me, Samandra Vieira. All pictures edited by me.


Little Cottonwood Canyon

27 Feb 2018

“Although I deeply love oceans, deserts, and other wild landscapes, it is only mountains that beckon me with that sort of painful magnetic pull to walk deeper and deeper into their beauty. They keep me continuously wanting to know more, feel more, see more.” – Victoria Erickson

This is one of my favorite places here in Utah. No matter what’s the season, it’s always pretty. This first image was taken on a different day than the other ones, so you can see that these mountains are stunning with or without the snow. I’ll be sharing in this post how to get there, so you can have some cool mountain pics as well. :)

These pictures were taken in December 2016. I know, it’s been awhile, and I didn’t post it here until now. It’s better late than never, right?!

Esse é um dos meus lugares preferidos aqui em Utah. Não importa a época do ano, tá sempre lindo lá. Essa primeira imagem foi tirada em um outro dia das demais, e você consegue ver como é lindo o ano todo mesmo. Estarei compartilhando o endereço desse lugar nessa postagem, para que se você estiver aqui em Utah, você possa ir lá também. :)

Essas fotos foram tiradas em Dezembro de 2016. Eu sei, eu sei. Faz um tempo, né?! Mas melhor tarde do que nunca!

There is always a time when I feel a bit awkward of having my pictures taken, and I always make something silly to relax. Like this. Lol.

Sempre que estou sendo fotografada tem uns momentos em que eu fico sem graça, e então eu sempre faço algo bobo pra relaxar. Como isso. Haha.

These last pics were taken without me noticing, which I thought that they were fun. So here it goes. :)

Essas últimas fotos foram tiradas sem eu perceber, e acabei gostando delas. Então aí vão elas. :)

~ Info

Get there: Little Cottonwood Canyon. Copy and Paste this on Google Maps: 40.572207, -111.765945

Let me know if you ever go there! Hope you liked it. :)

Comenta aqui se você for lá. Espero que tenham gostado. :)

Photos of me taken by Gabriela Pedroso. All other photos taken by me (Samandra Vieira). All pictures edited by me.


Ice Castles

03 Feb 2018

This is the second time that I have been to the Ice Castles and it was soo good again! This Winter has been a bit warmer than usual and I was wondering how they have been keeping these sculptures frozen! But it was still so cold that we were walking there for less than an hour, and our feet were so painful cold. So we stopped to get a bit warmer at the fire pits. It was such a fun night with my fav people. Hope you like the pics!!

Essa foi a segunda vez que fui no Ice Castles, e foi tão legal de novo! Todo ano eles fazem essas esculturas no gelo, e é incrível de ver como essas esculturas estão de pé ainda já que esse inverno tem sido mais quente do que o normal. Mas ainda tava frio, o suficiente pra deixar nossos pés doloridos do frio. Então a gente parou nesses lugares que tem fogo para se esquentar. Foi uma noite muito boa com minhas pessoas favoritas. Espero que goste das fotos!!

Info ~

Location: Ice Castles, Midway/UT
Admission: $15 adults, $10 children.
Outfit: Jeans, Old Navy / Sweater, American Outfitters / Jacket, Forever 21 / Shoes, Forever 21

Photos of me taken by Gabriela Pedroso. All other photos taken by me (Samandra Vieira). All pictures edited by me.


Michigan | Red Light Lighthouse

04 Jan 2018

After this semester, all that I wanted was to be away from Utah for a few days. Don’t get me wrong, I love Utah and my life here, but I needed a break from the things that would make me think about school, work, and errands. So I went to Michigan a day after I took my last final and it was great to be there for a few days!

Depois desse semestre tudo o que eu mais queria era ficar alguns dias longe de Utah. Não me entenda errado, eu amo Utah e minha vida aqui, mas eu precisava muuuito umas férias pra minha cabeça, das coisas que me lembraria de estudar, trabalhar, e resolver coisas. Fui então pra Michigan um dia depois de terminar minha última prova final. Eu precisava muito disso, e foram ótimos meus dias lá!

Steven and I have been friends for over 13 years, and now his family is like my own family, so there was no better place to spend Christmas. I bought the ticket to Arizona, where they were living at that time, but they end up moving to Michigan, so the plans end up changing completely. But I was glad that they have moved! This way I end up checking off one more state of my list to visit.

We went to this location before Christmas as it wasn’t snowing yet, otherwise, it would be hard to get there. This day, Jennifer left their kids with Steven and we went to visit some locations that I wanted to go. It was so windy that it hurt so bad. But it was beautiful, and it was worth it!

Steven e eu somos amigos por mais de 13 anos, e agora a família dele é como minha própria família. Então não tinha lugar melhor para passar o Natal. Eu tinha comprado minhas passagens pro Arizona, onde eles moravam na época, mas eles acabaram se mudando pro Michigan, e os planos mudaram completamente. Ainda bem que mudaram, assim acabei checando mais um estado da minha lista.

A gente foi antes do Natal, já que ainda não tinha nevado, senão a gente não ia ter conseguido ir lá. Nesse dia, Jennifer deixou as crianças com Steven e nós duas fomos visitar alguns lugares que estava na minha lista. Tava muito frio, ventoso que doía! Mas era tão bonito que valeu a pena!

Info ~
Jeans: Old Navy / Sweater: Old Navy / Shoes: Forever 21
Red Light Lighthouse: 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd, Holland, MI

Photos of me taken by Jennifer Roth. All other photos taken by me (Samandra Vieira). All pictures edited by me.