My Everyday Life: Week 5

I don’t know about you but this past week has felt like the longest week of my life! Some weeks are just like that and sometimes it can be good or bad depending on the week you’re having. While it has felt like the longest week each day went by in a blur… so thankful that I captured my week in pictures!I started my week off in Stillwater where I spent the weekend with my BFF and went to an OSU basketball game. Sunday morning we went to church after recovering from a 3 a.m. bedtime. Isn’t she a beauty?Walking to class on Monday morning. When I woke up the weather app said it would be 66 degrees. That morning it was 40 degrees. I regretted my decision to wear sandals.
Tuesday’s weather was gorgeous as well and Lady enjoyed the little walk I took her on…she mostly got pulled the whole way, so maybe she didn’t enjoy it.
Every Tuesday I go to the grocery store, my least favorite part is putting up the groceries…I had some ripe bananas from last week so I made Sally’s Bake Blog Sunrise Breakfast Cookies! They’re really good heated with peanut butter. Everything is always better with peanut butter. I came home on Wednesday from class for lunch and the house just smelled weird. Bath and Body candles for the win.
Always in need of a good latte.
I hardly ever eat toast and when I went to the store this week I got Cinnamon Raisin Bread, SO GOOD with cinnamon sugar.
Leftover Cheesy Shrimp and Grits with Collard Greens; one of my favorites. I got a new laptop for college this week and I packed it with stickers because why not?
TGIT is back! Scandal AND How to Get Away with Murder + popcorn. Definitely recommend watching both shows!All she does is sleep, but it’s pretty cute.
Diet Strawberry Limeade from Sonic is my favorite drink to exist. My family and I went to go see a movie on Friday night and we tried this Sushi place in Broken Arrow, it was wonderful!
If you want to see a movie treat yourself to The Warren.
If you haven’t seen Hidden Figures…GO SEE IT!!! It’s so good and moving AND based off of a true story. You’ll want to clap when the movie is over, promise.
One of my New Year’s Goals was to stop biting my nails and hang nails. I FINALLY stopped! To treat myself I got my nails done and their my favorite.
Photographing for advertising where I work!I got to take home some Peanut Butter Bars with Chocolate Ganache from work on Saturday: YUM.
Twice in one week. No shame. Brother winning the tip at his basketball game on Saturday.

That’s it for this week folks! See you here next week! Much love, Brianna.


Toasted Oatmeal Cashew White Chocolate Cookies


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.


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
– 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.

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!


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