A Day in the Life of Me


I’m here to blog about a day in the life of….ME! Oh so interesting….and fun! Who am I kidding, I’m here to bore you with the details of my daily life in the summer….so enjoy!

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And….were off! Lets get the coffee brewing…and yes you spy Girl Scout Samoa Creamer

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Next step is fueling my body with delicious food…Getting my breakfast on.

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I came up with this and it taste pretty darn good; Egg Mustard Cheddar Greens Sandwich.

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After eating I cleaned up my room but I’ll leave those pictures alone for now…so here are the behind the scenes of my pie shooting.

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I made the Sour Cherry Pie from Bon Appetit and it is oh so delicious.

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Yoga for Lower Back Pain was next considering I have been having the worst back pain for two days now. (I’m falling apart!!!)

20140528-213006-77406034.jpgLunch time!! Leftover Old Bay Pizza with Carrots and Ranch on these gorgeous Bobby Flay plates we recently purchased.

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So a workout is an essential part of my day and today’s workout was HIIT Day (High Intensity Interval Training) from Casey Ho. She works you GOOD.

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Because you totally wanted to see what I looked like after my workout.

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In honor of Maya Angelou today.

I totally had a period of time where I just lounged around and ate a HUGE bowl of air popped popcorn and watched Star Trek. (judge me not)

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Dinner time at last! Tomato Basil Pasta with a side salad.

So there you have it folks….a little sneak peak into my life. Nothing special at all but just routine. What do you do if you don’t work or have a day off? Let me know! Much love, Brianna.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet…..ahh what to say about them. Such as tragic love story. Reading William Shakespeare literally put me through misery with his, ‘thees, and thous’. But I got a positive out of the story Romeo and Juliet. I took a photography series inspired by the play. Check it out below!

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(Shout out to my parents for being hand models)

and another picture for you……

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I also created a video with the pictures I put above with music….makes it more dramatic if you ask me. Much love, Brianna.

Toasted Oatmeal Cashew White Chocolate Cookies

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I have a problem. I’m addicted to making and eating cookies. I may even like the cookie dough more than the actual baked cookie! Crazy, right? So the other day I was dreaming about smoothies. The funny thing is that from dreaming about those smoothies out came a cookie recipe idea. I used to toast oats for my smoothies and then blend it in. One day I’ll share that recipe with yours well but today…..I think you’ll love this cookie recipe even more than that smoothie recipe.

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The toasted oats and cashews give the cookies a flavor they have never had before. The cinnamon makes the spices just right and the molasses adds that great taste. Their chewy when hot and crunchy when cooled. Usually I go for a chewy cookie but this recipe is an exception. Perfect on all levels if you ask me. (I might’ve ate the whole batch, but I didn’t just tell you that).

Toasted Oatmeal Cashew White Chocolate Cookies
adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Yields around 36 cookies
Ingredients:
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
– 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1 egg
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 1 tablespoon dark strap molasses
– 12/3 cups *toasted oats (see notes)
– 2 teaspoons cinnamon
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/4 teaspoon salt (omit if cashews are salted)
– 3/4 cup salted cashews, *toasted (see notes)
– 3/4 cup white chocolate chips

* Pre-heat oven to 375 F and place oats on a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until oats are a nice golden brown color. Let cool before using.
* For cashews do the same as stated above but decrease baking time to 10 minutes or less if needed. Cashews should be slightly browned and cooled when done.

Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F and grease your baking sheets if needed.
2. Cream together butter, and all sugars together until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in egg until fully combined. Add the vanilla and molasses and continue to beat until blended together and the mixture is fluffy again.
4. Grab a bowl for dry ingredients. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt (if using), and cinnamon. Stir in cooled toasted oats as well.
5. Turn mixer on low and slowly add dry ingredients until just combined.
6.Fold in white chocolate chips and toasted cashews.
7. Use a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop to place cookies on the baking sheet.
8. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, no longer than 12.
Let cook and enjoy with a nice tall glass of cold milk. YUM!

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Cookies are my best friend and lovers. Do you agree? Much love, Brianna.

Summer Bucketlist

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So summer is almost here my friends and guess who is very excited?! Me!! I’ve always seen bucketlists but I’ve never done one for the summertime. So sit back and think of what you want to accomplish this summer and write a list of your own and share it with me!

  1. Get a tan.
  2. Run every morning.
  3. Tie dye.
  4. Bake something in season.
  5. Go camping.
  6. Read.
  7. Draw.
  8. Create a Spa Day.
  9. Have a baking date with a friend (you know who you are)
  10. Learn how to drive.
  11. Make a Dream Catcher Necklace. 
  12. Try new hairstyles.
  13. Get 10,000 steps on my Fitbit, everyday.
  14. Go shopping with friends.
  15. Improve on my photography.
  16. Go vegan for a week.
  17. Blog, blog, blog!
  18. Make a DIY camera bag. 
  19. Swim.
  20. Finish my Wreck This Journal.

Much love, Brianna.

April Self-Portrait Challenge

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April is already over and I’m having a hard time trying to comprehend it. I haven’t blogged in a while but I’ve got ideas that haveyetto be published! So in the meantime enjoy this review of my pictures from April!
Week One:

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I dreamed a dream……

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Child’s Pose.

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Storms brewing.

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Simplicity.

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GODS NOT DEAD (he’s living on the inside, roaring like a lion).

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Is this a selfie?

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Floral.

Week Two:

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Deep dark feelings. (Wow that was deep).

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COLOR!!!

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She only cares about the food.

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This is SOOOO cheesy.

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Baby brudda.

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Nap time is a necessity.

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Fitbit love.

Week Three:

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Words of truth.

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To infinity! and beyond!

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Selfie within a selfie?

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Contrasting my colors.

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Fake camera. Fake.

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Happy Easter!

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Because I mustache to.
Week Four:

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Vegan Reading and Sunlight.

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Peepedy, peepedy, PEEP!

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Old superstition.

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This is a real rose. I repeat this is a fake rose. No joke.

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Cue the song….*Because I’m happy….* Hashtag Color Run.

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The sweetest man I knew who’s celebrating his birthday in heaven today.

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Trying to trust God, fully.

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Because you can never get enough of my shoes.

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I’ve got a passion for glitter. (just kidding, no seriously now).

Here’s to May! Much love, Brianna.