Thursday Things


1. My birthday breakfast was amazing.

2. The salted caramel I made for my birthday cake (swoon).

3. These babies were delicious (comfort food at it’s finest).

4. This Vegan Drink was OMG WORTHY (x’s a million!)

5. How I felt about inspiration and blogging a couple weeks back.

6. Instagram Stickers. I must make these!!

7. Food photography tips, texture here is divine.

8. Mint Iced Coffee (refreshing?)

9. 15 Ways to be Happier, I need this is my life right now.

10. My obsession for Target, explained.

I’m loving spring here in Oklahoma! We have some cool sunny morning and warm afternoons. How is the weather where you live? Much love, Brianna.


The Sister I Never Had


I once had a sister, who wasn’t really sister but more of a really, really close best friend (who is still a sister). She made me laugh and listened to all of my problems. She gave me advice and challenged me to do better. She was one of those, ONE people who I trust and admire greatly.

This headband is called a chicken, literally.

This headband is called a chicken, literally.

But why am I talking about this person in past tense? She IS, all these things and more and here I am to show you pictures (you’ve been warned!), and tell you our story. I have prepared you, so decide to read now or forever hold your peace.

This might be embarrassing, okay a lot.

This might be embarrassing, okay a lot.

Why did I just show you these…welp. I just realized that I put the same photo twice (there was a lighting strike and well…you get the picture). So this girl I’ve been talking about…you don’t even know her name. How silly of me!

Her name might be Taelor Starr Garner. Born as a gift to be on June 22, 1999. You might think I am exaggerating quite a bit but I am not in the least bit. Sooooo….I would say me and this girl have had a good and bad past.

I’ve known her since Kindergarten but we didn’t exactly associate until late sixth grade then full on in seventh and eighth grade. Then…guess what?! She parted from me in ninth grade…moving to a different high school.

One of those bittersweet pictures...

One of those bittersweet pictures…

Eighth grade was a great year for us, but there were parts I won’t reveal to you that were a little shaky but everyone has those parts in life and it makes the bond even stronger and better.

I wish high school hadn’t of separated us but I’m trying to face facts, it is what it is. Distance won’t hurt us, I’m hoping it’ll make things stronger, and better. We go through life thinking distance can be a bad thing, but it can be good. I’m not here to say it’s easy or how great it really is but it makes you test how you can form new friendships without your friend.

PicMonkey Collage

Did I mention we used to do a fitness blog together? Back when I didn’t have any experience blogging…a little embarrassing but great to see how far we both have come in our writing. You can check it out  here. 

This girl is my sister and my rock. I don’t talk to her as often as I should but even without those words between us we just know that we are here, we will be here. I’ve made a lifelong best friend, sister, a for sure laughing buddy, and so much more. Thank you Taelor for your friendship to me and everything that you have done for me. I love you (as the post keeps saying)!

Much love, Brianna.

March Self-Portrait Challenge

You know the saying, “March came in like a lion and out like a lamb” ? Or something to that extent? Well this month has been a lion going in and coming out. It’s defiantly been a hard month to say the least.


But! I did turn 15 this month and got to enjoy time with relatives and a spring break. I miss it all ready. You know what I’m not missing? Allergies! Their the worst if you ask me. Here’s my month in review of self-portrait pictures.

Week One:

I LOVE this jacket (it’s my moms…)

In memory of Rod Carroll (1957-2014)

It snowed…in March!

This is like a present reminder to stay strong.

Needed some happiness. BOOM

My beautiful purity ring (taken with iPhone 4S)

Sad day and pretty jewelry. (taken with iPhone 4S)

Week Two:

Because my hair looked like it had highlights. (taken with iPhone 4S)

Our Moment…beauty in a bottle! (taken with iPhone 4S)

Running makes me…you fill in the blank. (taken with iPhone 4S)

The sunlight in this picture was perfect.

I discovered a amazing Christian band.

A tribute to my uncle who loved these hats.

The weather was super duper nice I almost didn’t need my jeans.


Week Three:

20140402-123639.jpgHashtagging #ThingsYouDidntKnowAboutTexas

I’m fifteen. Wait a minute wasn’t I fourteen just yesterday?

Fitbit Buddy’s for life. Playing around with my fisheye lens.

Because this was much needed after shopping all day (taken iPhone 4S)

Got a haircut and it’s curled! What just happened to me?!

Because smelling that flower in color jeans looks somewhat springy.

Taking a moment to breath and think. (taken with iPhone 4S)

Week Four:

I happened to be a sailor today. (taken with iPhone 4S)

Simplicity. (taken with iPhone 4S)20140402-124550.jpgMissing my Grand View class of 2013. (taken with iPhone 4S)

These headphones are a, HOOT. (taken with iPhone 4S)

My toes are red in this picture if you didn’t notice…ya know.

One of those lifelong friends.

These are rings that are flowers in case you didn’t notice.

Week Four:

Cutest dress from Target I own. Wait the only dress from Target I own. Why is this?! (taken with iPhone 4S)

20140402-125208.jpgMuch love, Brianna.