a year of adventure

I've just about lived in Montana for a year now. I graduated college, got a job, and moved to this snowy and beautiful state a year ago. It's crazy to me that we're already getting ready to leave. It has been such an amazing year, and so much has happened its hard to believe. One of my favorite parts about being in this state together is all of the travelling we've been able to do. Before we lived together, we got to explore Europe together. Which was amazing. But there's something special about spontaneous weekend trips together to places we've never been.

We day tripped to Missoula (go Griz)
We went to Bozeman and got to see Yellowstone National Park

We got to travel Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park (with our selfie stick)

And we got to go to Spokane, WA and Coeur d'Alene, ID for my 21st birthday!

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Next up is Billings for a Chris Young concert, and then it'll be time for the long trip back to AZ! It's been such a fun year travelling around the Northwest! And I must say, I have the best travel partner ever! I cant wait for a lifetime of adventures with that guy.
Where's your favorite place you've traveled to this year?
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fall favorites for the basic white girl

It's officially the best time of the year! Fall has a special place in my heart. The scents, the lattes, the movies, the snuggles. It all makes me so happy! So I thought what a better way to express my love for the season than a favorites post, right? Lets get to it!
I feel like any basic white girl loves all things fall, right? One struggle of being basic is the obsession with bath and body works candles. They're irresistible and also expensive considering I already spend all of my money on Starbucks. But anyway, my favorite candles in the fall are pumpkin spice cheesecake and marshmallow fireside from Bath and Body. Talk about heaven in a candle.
So here in Montana its basically too cold to leave the house already. So I figured if I'm going to be at home a lot, it needs to be pretty and festive, right? Aka I needed an excuse to go to Target and spend too much money. Not only did I spend too much money, I also decorated like a month too early, but I'm a little obsessed with the stuff I got.
drink up, witches!
The obsession with my bar cart is a year round thing, but I love love love the cute Halloween-y things I found for it. Now I just need some good drink recipes, ladies! You can leave those below!
Every other fall-obsessed blogger will tell you their favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus. Because obviously, its the best. It's a classic. But dark side comes out this time of year, and I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Corpse Bride. Anything Tim Burton this time of year makes my heart happy. Currently trying to find Nixon a Jack costume. Stay tuned.
Last but not least, the last of the basic white girl favorites, dark lips and nail polish.
Excuse my bad nail job, that'll be taken care of soon, I promise.
Also can we talk about the new Starbucks cups for fall? OBSESSED. But sadly here in The Middle of Nowhere, Montana, they keep running out before I can get my hands on one. But don't worry, I go every day so you can expect a basic white girl starbs selfie any day now. 
What're your favorites this time of year?
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what is happiness

What is your happiness?

Mine is my babies cuddling

It is standing by my man as he graduates ALS

It is waking up to our first snow

It is beautiful Montana skies

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let's start fresh

Well hello, strangers! It's been oh so long since I've been around these parts of the interwebs and I feel like if I'm going to stick around for good this time, we might need a fresh start. That means stay tuned for a new design and maybe even a new name around here. How many times can I post saying I'm back for good and then lose all motivation and not blog again for months? Ugh, I suck. But hey I'm here now and that's what matters, right?

But anyway, about this fresh start- let me reintroduce myself. 

I'm Brianna. I'm a recent college graduate currently living in Montana. Oh, about that. Its October 4th and its snowing. Not okay. I'm from Phoenix, Arizona where it is currently 100 degrees and I feel that snow the first week of October should be illegal, who's with me? So, a year ago, I moved to Montana. Two years ago, I didn't really even know where Montana was on a map. And now I'm stuck inside because its snowing in October. Funny how that happens. Oh, the things we do for love. Yep, that's right1. I came here for love. But look at this face, how could you not move across the country for that?
That's the boyfriend, DJ. He's in the Air Force and he's also the best man in the world, but maybe I'm biased. If you read through the archives, you'll hear more about him than you really need to know. You're welcome. The good news? He gets out in January and we get to trade the snowy weather for swimming pools and sun tans. We're moving back to Arizona! D already has a job lined up and I'm applying for grad school, so wish us luck!

DJ and I have to little fur babies who are getting really big and almost aren't babies anymore. I'm literally obsessed with them so sorry if you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram.
Meet Miss Oakley and Mr. Nixon. They're the best dogs in the whole world and again, I may be biased, but I think anyone would agree. Oakley is full of sass and Nixon is such a cuddle bug. Oaks turns one next month so you better believe I'm throwing her a birthday party. Stay tuned ;)

That's enough about me for one post, eh? Comment below and tell me a little about yourself if you're new, and if you're an old friend let me know how you're doing!
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