September Faves!

Hello lovely readers!

I can’t believe today is the last day of September. I feel like it just started, but now that is October it means that we are almost another month closer to my wedding and Bradley’s and I’s engagement pictures. Today’s post though is all about the things I have been loving this month.

Clothes: 

This month I have loved wearing my white converse. They go with anything I wear, but they get dirty fast.

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Jewelry:

This month I have loved wearing my engagement ring (of course) as well as my Alex and Ani bracelet with my birthstone and my Pandora bracelet (not pictured, and its upstairs and too lazy to go take a picture of it. I will add it it later maybe). I use to just wear my Pandora bracelet, but tried on my Alex and Ani one and I loved wearing them together. So now I wear them both everyday.

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TV Shows: 

This month I have loved watching the show Beauty and the Beast on Netflix. I actually just finished all 4 seasons that are on Netflix. I also just started the show Supergirl which is a CW show but the 1st season is on Netflix. And I am watching New Girl again and have been loving that as well. Fall shows are coming back again as well and I have been loving season 2 of Scream Queens on Fox, as well as a new show called Notorious. Bradley and I also started watching Game of Thrones and we love watching it on the weekends.

Music: 

This month I started using Spotify again and I love it. I love how you can listen to music you have liked over and over and if you have the premium membership you can download the songs to Spotify and then listen to your music while offline. I love Pandora don’t get me wrong, but you can’t listen to music over again like Spotify.

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I hope everyone had a great September. I will see you back tomorrow for the first day of October and for my post about my favorite halloween movies. Have a great night!

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P.S. There are 290 days till my wedding!!!

 

Fall Inspiration from Pinterest

Hello lovely readers!

As of yesterday it is officially fall! I was planning on posting this yesterday, but I have been sick since Wednesday. I started working in a new building and room last week and I came home on Tuesday with a sore throat. Then on Wednesday I still had the sore throat and by the end of the day I had a fever of 100.2. I had a fever yesterday as well and did not feel up to writing yesterday. But I am feeling much better today, I  have not had a fever, just a runny nose and cough.

Anyway I love fall! I love the cool weather, which means sweatshirts, scarfs and hot drinks like apple cider and hot chocolate. It also means the leaves will start changing color and falling, and that means Bradley and I will be close to taking our engagement pictures. But for todays post I wanted to do like a little inspiration of things related to fall from Pinterest. I will show you some cute decor or DIY projects you could do that would be cute around the house, clothes I would love to wear, drinks that would be great to make and anything else related to fall.

DECOR/DIY PROJECTS 

Wine cork pumpkin

Mason jar

Glitter leaf garland

Cinnamon scented pinecones

CUTE FALL OUTFITS

FALL DRINKS

Slow cooker caramel apple cider

Copycat Starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate

Apple cider floats

Caramel apple sangria

Apple cider punch

These are just a few of the things that inspired me to do this post and a look into what I love about fall; What I would love to make, what I would love to wear and drinks I love and want to make. Let me know of things you love about fall. Also I’ll leave you with these as well. I hope you enjoyed todays posts and I’ll see you back here with another post soon, which I am pretty sure is my September favorites.

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Wedding Updates

Hello lovely readers!

I’m back and with some wedding updates. Since I last posted my post saying we got engaged, I mentioned at the very end that our colors were going to be yellow and gray. But since then we have changed our mind and we are going with navy and coral. Bradley and his best man and groomsmen will wear navy tuxes with coral ties. The bridesmaids and my maid of honor will wear either navy dresses or coral, I’m not sure which color yet.

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This is what Bradley and his best man will wear. The groomsmen will wear coral ties. 

Also soon after we got engaged my mom, sister, her roommates and I went to Davids Bridal to look at wedding dresses, and not sure if I would find the one, I did. I am so in love with my dress and can’t wait to wear it again on the actual day. I have pictures of me in my dress on my phone and I will look at it sometimes and fall in love all over again. I want to show you guys so bad, but I’ll wait till the after the wedding or closer to the day.

We also booked our photographer recently and I am so excited, and I also can’t wait for our engagement pictures, which we plan to do once the leaves have fallen or started turning colors.

Going along with my dress, two weeks ago my mom and I went to JoAnn’s and got some pearls and diamonds for my tiara headband I am wearing and we got stuff for our center pieces. We weren’t planning on it but we were just looking around to see for the future and the pieces we liked were on sale, so we just bought them. We got these wooden box drawers that are kinda worn looking and we are going to put mason jars inside with flowers in the mason jars. For the boxes we got a small size that will fit two side by side,and a bigger one that will also have two but room in between them. We also got fabric that we will use as table runners over a white table-cloth. Going along with decor as well, we want to put Sheppard hooks on both sides of the aisle with mason jars or just jars with hooks on them and put flowers in those as well. After the ceremony then we will use those as decorations and give them out as gifts to moms and grandmas after. I will also post below pictures of inspiration for the aisles and centerpieces.

During that same shopping trip we got this wish jar for our guest book as well. Inside it comes with tickets that say wish for you and they can write a wish for us as newly weds on the back. I might do another guest book where they just write their name or another message too but I’m not sure yet.
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Also as of yesterday we are 10 months away from the wedding. I was going to post this on the actual day but we got busy so I am posting it today. But I am so excited and before I know it, we will be 6 months and then a month away and then it will be here. We also hope to get food figured out this month or next and our cake/cupcakes as well. Come back Wednesday for a fall Pinterest inspiration post. I will see you then and hope you enjoyed this post. I will keep you updated on another else wedding related as it comes up.

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Books I love reading over and over

Hello lovely readers

I am back and actually sticking to the schedule I have written out for myself. For todays post as you can see by the title is books I love reading and love reading over and over. I love reading, and have read so many books over the year. I have about 15 books right now that I have bought that I have not read. And I’m over here re reading a book I have already read so many times. They are all great books though.

  1. Harry Potter series
  2. Hunger Games series
  3. 50 shades of Grey series
  4. Selection Series
  5. Divergent Series
  6. Twilight series 

If you haven’t checked these series out you should. I will leave links of where you can buy them and you can check them out for yourself. Sorry this post was so short I thought it would be a lot longer. But I have another post going up on the 21 for sure and their may be one in between this one and that. I hope you enjoyed and see you soon.

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All about my wedding binder

Hello lovely readers

For today’s post I am giving you a look inside my wedding binder and how I have organized it. If you are planning your own wedding, you know there are many contracts and other details you will want to keep together. Thats where a binder or book comes in hand. I got my pages from Etsy, but there are a ton of wedding books that are already put together or you can make your own. I will link the Etsy pages I got below along with pre made ones you can buy. Lets drive right into my binder.

Here is a look at my binders cover, as well as my sticker from the Bridal Expo.

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The next page in my binder is a cover sheet that says “Our Wedding” where you can put your partners and yours name; the date your got engaged; the day your getting married; your wedding colors; where your ceremony and reception are; your officiant; where you honeymoon will be and the wedding party. I would show you, but its already filled out. After that page I have my first section which is the month by month checklist. The  checklist starts at 12+ months and has all the things you should be getting done in the first month if your engaged a year or if you are going to be engaged longer than a year. Their is also a list of things for 9 to 12 months, 6 to 9, 3 to 6, 2 to 3, 1 to 2, 3 to 4 weeks, 2 weeks, 1 week, a day before, and the big day. The lists are so helpful and will help you stay on track of planning.

My second section is things to do. In this section I have a sheet for each month leading up to my wedding that says things to do this month and then a calendar for that month. On these sheets I write down the things from the checklist that I need to do that month. And on the calendar I write down appointments that I have had or that are going to happen. Their are also sheets that say things to do this week and a daily planner. Those will be helpful when I am coming down to the wire and have lots of things to get done or many appointments.

The third section is the guest list.This one is pretty self explanatory. There is a sheet for you to write down your guest list. Behind those sheets I have a wedding guest contact list I will write all the guests addresses and I will be able to check off to if they RSVP’ed and then check off when I mail their thank you card out. This will be so helpful before the wedding and after.

The fourth section I have is the budget. Another self explanatory section. You can write down the estimate cost of whatever you are paying for, if you have to pay a deposit and the actual amount.

The fifth section is the registry checklist. If you are registering, this list will have everything you could want and need for your house/apartment or condo. And its broken down by sections of the house.

The sixth section is bride and groom attire. Here I have a sheet for the bridal gown planner, where you can write down your favorite styles, colors, lengths, ect. and then favorite dresses that you have found at stores. You can also draw a picture of dresses if you would like. As well as all about that “one” that you have found. There is also a sheet to write down the style # of accessories, where you get/got it and the price of the item. And their is also a sheet for the groom attire planner. On this sheet you can write his measurements, any alterations and accessories they will need.

The seventh section is beauty and hair. Their were no sheets for this,but I added this section. In this section though I have tips for make up looks, when to start make up trials and how to keep your hair up of before the wedding. As I know what I really want or find out what I want I will print out a picture of the look or hair style and keep it for later.

The eighth section is bridesmaids and groomsmen attire. Here I have a sheet for both girls and boys to write down the party, their measurements and what style dress or suit they like and will be getting. I also have a book of bridesmaids dresses styles and colors in this section where I have circled the colors of my wedding and dresses I like that the girls could get if I go that route that of having everyone match.

The ninth section is venues. This is where I keep all the contracts and information I have on the venue. Along with a contact list of my vendors I am using. Also in this section I have a list of questions to ask major vendors. Once I fill them out or I put them back or with the contact and other information I have for that place.

The tenth section is things to buy, this section I have sheets for wedding bands, wedding flowers, wedding decor, and stationery. Also in this section I store any coupons I have gotten from WeddingPaperDivas and Minted, which are online stores you can order invitations, save the dates; anything paper related for your wedding. You can also get a packet of free samples from each company where you can see all the colors, paper types, ect. I am thinking of getting save the dates and invites from one place or one thing from each company. Here are links as well for the free samples

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Weddingpaperdivas free sample

In this section I also have a list I wrote myself of things I need/want to buy before the wedding, like my garter, shoes, bridesmaids gifts, ect.

My eleventh section is for the bridal shower planner. Here you can write down your guest list, and any details for the shower.

My twelfth section is the bachelorette and bachelor party planner. This is the same for the bridal shower.

My thirteenth section and almost last section I promise is for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. In this section there is a checklist of things to do and another sheet just like the bridal party/bachelorette party planner. They also added another sheet of the guest list that you can check off if you invited that person, if they RSVP’ed and that they received an itinerary for the big day if they need one.

The fourteenth section is the big day. This is the biggest section, here you have a wedding day timeline to organize when things will be done and when it all starts. Then you have a wedding day transportation sheet if you need it. There is then a music planner, here you can write down when certain songs will be played. Then the ceremony planner, of how the ceremony will go, same for the reception. Then I have a reception menu planner, so once you figure out your food you can write the menu down and drinks you will be serving as well. Then I have blank sheets for songs that you both like and wanted play and songs you don’t want to be played. At the very end of the section I have a list where I can write down all the gifts we receive, who there from and that we sent a thank you card.

My fifteenth section is the seating chart. Here you get sheets of all the tables and who will be sitting where and where you can actually have the table picture and write who will sit their as well. I won’t be using a seating chart, but if I change my mind I will have it.

The sixteenth section is for the honeymoon. Here you can plan where you are going, and if you will be doing any fun activities. As well as a packing list for both you and your partner. The nice thing is their is a weather tracking chart on top of the packing list so you can plan accordingly.

And my last section is things to do after the wedding. Here there is a sheet of when you change your name, a list of things you will want to change. And a list of other little things you will want to do as well, like freeze the top layer of your cake, ect.

Whoa, a lot of sections I know sorry. But in the end it is very helpful and you will be glad that you had a binder/book. This download I bought from Etsy does not come in the order I have mentioned but you can feel free to sort it anyway you would like. I hope this was helpful though. Here is a link though to the download I got as well as other downloads you can buy from Etsy or pre made books from Barnes and Noble.  Again I hope you enjoyed and see you back for another post soon.

My Wedding Binder

Option #1 from Etsy

Option #2 from Etsy

Barnes and Noble option # 1

Barnes and Noble option # 2

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Things I love from A to Z

Hello lovely readers,

Sorry for no posts lately. Since my last post I have been kinda busy. I dog sat for 2 weeks in the beginning of August, I went to my first bridal expo and I started back to work.

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We have been in school for 10 days so far and I am already over working with my student. I was over working with her about day 3. We had an aid though last year who was supposed to be here but she quit. So they posted her job just last week and I applied. If I got the job I would be working with all the students and I would have a pay raise. They haven’t had interviews or decided who is getting the position yet, but I can’t wait till they do. Anyway I saw this idea on a list of random blog post ideas. I liked the idea so here you go, a list of things I love from A to Z

A is for

apples (green and honey crisp) and apple products

B is for

Bradley (my fiancé),books and 

Beauty and the Beast (a show on CW)

C is for

Cantrell, my soon to be last name. I have already gotten many things with my new monogram on them  and Coca Cola 

I also have a bag from Thirty One and a necklace from Marley Lilly

D is for

Dogs

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E is for

Emily my sister

F is for

February: February 14,2013 the day Bradley and I became boyfriend and girlfriend,Valentines day,February 16 my fiancés birthday,fall and The Flash (show on CW)

G is for

Grant Gusten (Barry Allen)

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H is for

Harry Potter and Hulu

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I is for

Ice cream 

J is for

July: July 17,2017 our wedding date and July 3,2016 the day we got engaged

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We now have 315 days as of September 5th

K is for

Kathy my mom

L is for

Lola my dog 

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M is for

Monograms and Movies

N is for

Netflix

O is for

Orange is the New Black ( show on Netflix)

P is for

Planners: I love my planner, I had a post at the beginning of July about how I use planner stamps (https://mylifeinwordssblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/how-i-use-my-planner-stamps/) ,Pinterest and Penguins 

Q is for

R is for

Ring:I love my engagement ring

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S is for

scrapbooking and Sims 4

T is for

Thirty One

U is for

V is for

Vacation and Video Games

W is for

Weddings (I can not wait to get married) and Wife (and being a wife)

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X is for

Y is for

Z is for

I have a few blank but those letters are pretty  hard to think of things. But I will fill them in later if I think of anything. I hope you liked this post and I’ll be back soon with another post

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