My Everyday Life: Week 10 & Week 11

Long time, no see! Just kidding…it’s been about 3 weeks since I blogged last? Week 9 of My Everyday Life was VERY eventful with college and such so I didn’t find any time to blog OR take pictures. (not that you missed me) But I’m back and better than never!! Here’s my past (busy) but not busy 2 weeks! Enjoy!

I got this dress at a vintage store in Fayetteville, AR and its become my favorite (it even has pockets!!)Redbuds blooming at church!Getting that mileage in for my half marathon!We have been icing sugar cookies at my job lately and to celebrate spring and St. Patricks Day these are the ones we chose (aren’t the bunnies adorable?)
Baked some muffins that have been on my baking to-do list!
Recipe by the one and only Sally’s Baking Addiction: Raspberry Chocolate Muffins. Starting a new series at church on Wednesday nights involving this book. I’m super excited to see where it takes me!
When you don’t really want to go on a run after a PACKED day but decide to = this pretty sunset (payoff).
I tried making those banana pancakes you see with the bananas and eggs but they failed miserably (at least they tasted good!)
Countdown to my birthday! Isn’t this card the cutest?
Lady doing who knows what…probably creating a smelly smell if you know what I mean…
We shopping with my madre for prom and other things and stopped at Whole Foods. I’m like a kid in a candy shop when I go there…I could spend hours looking at all the different foods they have to offer.
Tried a tea/coffee/sushi place and got the White Chocolate Green Tea Latte. It was to die for!

Please excuse my sunburn :/Went for a chilly, rainy 5-mile run and it was tough but felt so good when I was done!
My favorite cold brew coffee…SO YUM.Cheered on our Tiger basketball teams from afar as they played in the state finals, sadly they both lost but played amazing seasons!
I FINALLY went on a “Valentine’s” date with my dad and I’m pretty sure the food was the highlight for me.
Brioche French Toast from the Dilly Diner in Tulsa, OK. Never disappoints.
Can you say stacked?! These were pretty dang good.

Week 11- SPRING BREAK!!!

When you’re waiting on your Dad and Brother to get a haircut you take pictures…(maybe you don’t)
Avocado Toast with Spinach, and a Fried Egg. No going wrong with this combo.
When you’re too tired to make it to your bed…
Sugar cookie cutting!

My aunt always makes the GREATEST cards! She could sell them and start her own company. I just adore all of the cards she sends me! Definitely keepsakes.

We went hiking in Arkansas on Thursday of Spring Break and this water was such a pretty color!I heart candid shots. Funny story- at the end of this 6 (supposed to be 5) mile hike, the only way to get across was to go through this shallow but deep body of water. Now keep in mind it was probably about 55 degrees max and that water was as cold as heck. So we all took off our shoes and socks and walked across (I lost feeling in my feet but as sure as heck was not turning around to get back). Made for a memorable day for sure. The green amongst the brown caught my eye.
We traveled to Fayetteville for dinner and ate at another one of my favorite places: Thep Thai. I order Red Curry and it was delicious!Always gotta have that ice cream.
BIRTHDAY!!! Breakfast in bed with confetti buttermilk pancakes.
18! Legally adult, watch out world! ūüėČCoffee on my birthday because why not?
In order to eat all the good food I wanted biking was very necessary. We biked 11 miles and let me tell you, I was definitely feeling it the next day.

Macarons: I had a Pistachio and Pink Champagne. They were both divine!

A really good grilled cheese. 

My birthday cake this year was Coconut Lime, it was worth every calorie!Running off all that birthday cake!

‚̧ these people. My Dad’s birthday cake: Carmelized Banana with White Chocolate Frosting and Salted Caramel.

That’s all for now folks! Hopefully I will see you back here next week! Much love, Brianna.


My Everyday Life: Week 8

Hello, friends!! It’s been another one of those weeks that has gone by SO slowly. Grateful for that, and the time I can appreciate to myself. So without further ado, here is my week in pictures!Wore my easter dress from my freshmen year this past Sunday, and I fell in love with it all over again!
The weather in Oklahoma has been pretty mild for February¬†weather if you ask me! If you don’t believe me just look at this picture! There is NO WAY this beauties would have bloomed like this last year.
I recently got the real and true Spiralizer¬†by Inspiralized, and I am in LOVE with it. So a couple of years ago I went to Williams Sonoma and got a “spiralizer” but it wasn’t the true one and it worked TERRIBLY. So please, please, please go buy the right one when you do get one!! (Worth the extra $20) Link here.¬†
Gotta love that sunset.
Tis’ the season for shamrock cookies! Super pumped to decorate these sugar cookies at work every week until St. Patricks Day.I made myself THE BEST breakfast on Thursday. Two slices of English muffin bread with a fried egg and roasted strawberries. SO SO good. Go make this today. Right now. I don’t care what time of day it is.¬†and you can’t forget the coffee!!! The mug is from Anthropologie¬†and it’s my new favorite mug out of my gazillion mugs.

Red X to raise awareness for present day slavery. Did you know that there are still over 27 million women, men, and children enslaved all over the world? Check out the End It Movement to find out how you can do more.
Went on an evening walk before dinner with my favorite and only dog and the sky was just breathtaking.
She’s cute and smelly.¬†Coffee is essential. This mug is also from Anthropologie!¬†
Walking dogs at the Humane Society is such a rewarding and fun experience. Those dogs will just love up all over you and they love the love you give them. 
A concert full of various Christian artists full of worship and praise to Jesus!
Rend Collective will forever be my favorite band to see live. I love all the different instruments they use and how they praise God!

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

My Everyday Life: Week 7

Happy last full week of February folks! I can’t believe we are already 7 weeks into the new year! Life is in FULL swing and I’m taking it day by day as best as I can. So without further ado, here’s my past week in photos!I am absolutely in LOVE with the pants from Old Navy. Starting that half-marathon training, nice and slow.
Saying his peace with the week ahead??ALWAYS sleeping.Honestly this smoothie wasn’t the best…and it turned my mouth blue.
Pancakes for breakfast on Valentine’s Day; my mom fixed them for me!!
Fun fact: I made this heart my freshman year of high school and still have it.
I made my parents a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day and decorating was SO fun. Whenever I can plan an event (even if it’s small) I have the BEST time.
Rose from my Dad and Brother; who needs a valentine?
Another fun fact: I’ve had these converse since 7th grade. 6 years strong.
LOADED Baked Potato for lunch on Friday. One of my favorite things to eat.It’s definitely a good day/week when you finally decide where you are going to college. Such a HUGE burden lifted off of my shoulders!Go Riverhawks and this tasty green smoothie!
I scream, You scream, We all scream for Ice Cream! After my 4 mile run on Saturday!

That’s it for this week ya’ll! I hope everyone has a great week this week!

Smoky Mountains: Day Two

This post was written about June 29th, 2016.

Locations: Murfreesboro, TN -> Smokey Mountain National Park -> Bryson City, NC

We had great intentions to start the day off bright and early since we lost an hour somewhere in Tennessee. The alarm blared at 6:15 A.M. (not P.M. sadly), and I was not ready for the rude awakening. Breakfast was bacon, potatoes, yogurt, toast, pineapple, and coffee. My coffee cup also understood my language because it’s cozy had a camera on it.

All good intentions aside we left around 9 with a pit-stop to Walmart and a couple of other pit-stops before we got to Smokey Mountain National Park. On the way there I worked my way through Instagram, and colored in my Enchanted Forest Coloring book. I am well aware that the picture I am coloring is fall like but I LOVE fall.

If you followed along last years series: New York you may know about how we got a free drink a Dunkin’ Donuts It was 4th of July and we wanted some warm drinks to accompany us to watch the fireworks. I ordered a latte and the guy who made it also recommended the vanilla chai tea latte. “I’ll have to try it sometime,” I said. He then gave me my latte and a free chai tea latte. My dad tried it and he was hooked. So naturally he wanted to make this a tradition and get one this year! We also got doughnut holes and a star doughnut that was SUPER DUPER sweet.

Our destination was Cade’s Cove in Smokey Mountain National Park. Cade’s Cove is actually a loop that is 11 miles long and it takes you around to see cabins and mills that were built there in the 1800’s. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and sadly we didn’t get to hike.

We stopped for lunch on the loop, sort of like a picnic lunch. We had tuna with salsa and chips. I also forgot to mention that the loop is one way so it takes a little way to make your way out if there’s traffic.

It was back to the road again for about 3 1/2 hours, and I spent most of it trying not to throw up because of how curvy the road was. We took a pit-stop at the Tennessee and North Carolina border to get some fresh air and snap a few pictures. Let me tell you, that cool air is nothing compared to Oklahoma’s hot breeze in the summer!

Before our final destination we passed through the town of Cherokee, NC. Cherokee is a town on the reservation home of the Eastern Band of Cherokees. I snapped a few pictures of some painted bears that were scattered throughout the town. I loved the bear with the eagle face and all the detail it showed.

Hallelujah might have been the words I spoke on the inside when we finally arrived in Bryson City. I was STARVING and we ate at Anthony’s where I got Bruschetta with prosciutto and everyone else got HUGE calzones that were shaped like footballs. One was Italian Sausage and the other was Spinach.

Before leaving to find our house we took some obligatory pictures in front of a railcar. For your viewing pleasure only.

Back up the mountain we went to get to our house. The inside decor was cute and I was especially fond of the fake moose mount. We then proceeded to watch the sunset and gawk at how wonderful our God really is.

Stay tuned to my series Smoky Mountains! Much love, Brianna