HAULS!!

Hello lovely readers!

Guess who’s back? If you guessed me, you are right! I am sorry I am so bad at this. I have tons of ideas written down and days to write them, but then I got lazy and never wrote them. But I have missed it, like I always say and I am back, hopefully for a longer.

Today I am going to share with you some mini hauls from my birthday and what I have gotten for my honeymoon so far.

This year for my birthday I didn’t really ask for much, but I did ask for things for my honeymoon or just money.  From my fiancé he got my a weekender bag from Vineyard Vines. I was going to use it as my carry on for the plane, but once I got it, it was too big to fit under the seat. I plan to still use it though for small trips and when I go to Clam Lake.

IMG_0097I got the Heritage Patchwork weekender, but now they have the American Cup Heritage Weekender. They are pretty pricy, but they have lots of room and are great quality so it will hold up for a long time.

It wouldn’t be a birthday without getting money as well. With some of my money I planned to buy myself a Fitbit. Instead though my lovely fiancé bought me my Fibit as well. I got the new Alta Fitbit HR in coral. I am loving it and its so much better to count my steps instead of carrying my phone all the time. It’s small to compared to the other ones and perfect for my small wrist.

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Now since I didn’t have to buy my Fitbit, I went to JoAnn’s and bought myself some goodies.

I also plan to buy some things from Blitsy that I have been eyeing for a long time, once I get more money on payday.

Also in 2 months I get married and I have been buying things for my honeymoon. One thing I wanted for sure that I have been eying is the L.L Bean Boat Tote. I have seen many posts on blogs about and how great they are. So I finally bought one in May and I love it. I haven’t used it yet, but I plan to save it and use it as my carry on for the plane or for sure my beach bag.

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I got the large one in navy with long handles. And of course I had to get my new monogram on it. I bought a beach blanket from L.L bean as well that is small enough to carry in my suitcase and easy to pack in my beach bag as well. Its pretty big though when its spread out, and I love to that it has pockets where you can put sand so it won’t blow away.

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I plan to get some cute shirts from Etsy too for Bradley and I, which I will show in a haul once I get them and if I get anything else.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!!

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Coming up on my blog:

-My Bridal Shower Haul’s

-What I want my dream future house

-What I got my bridesmaids

-What I’m doing this summer

Christmas Traditions

Hello lovely readers!!

Once December comes around that means Christmas time. An with Christmas comes traditions. Each year since I can remember my family and I would do all of these things. But things have changed since then since were older.

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Every year on December 1st I would get so excited because that meant 25 days of Christmas on ABC Family. Like a week or so before they would release the schedule and as soon as it was out I was writing it down. If their was a certain movie that I loved watching and wanted to see I would circle or highlight it so I knew. And even if I watched it already I would watch it again. Now that I don’t have cable I can’t watch it, but most of the movies I watched I have bought and can watch whenever I want.

With Christmas comes lights. Each year around Thanksgiving the zoo close to me decorates almost all the trees in the zoo and sets up a whole light show in the pond in the center of the zoo. Almost each year I have gone with friends and we would get many pictures. Now I go with Bradley and sometimes other friends. I love seeing all the lights and its so pretty.

Every year since I can remember my sister and I would get to open one gift on Christmas Eve and every year it would be a pair of new PJ’s. We would get a new pair each year to wear  to bed that night so when we came down on Christmas morning we would look nice. As we got older my mom has kept that tradition and look forward to it each year. Starting about 5 years ago or so after putting on our new PJ’s, my mom, sister, Bradley, a guy Emily was dating and I would get in the car and go downtown and look at all the lights.

When I was younger we would go to church but instead of just sitting through the service my sister and I would participate in the Christmas pageant. Then for a while we went to the midnight service, but now we go to the 1 o clock service in the chapel.

Ever since I started dating Bradley we have gone over to his house on Christmas Eve and celebrate Christmas with his parent, uncle and grandma. We eat dinner and then exchange gifts with everyone. Since we celebrate with my mom in the morning and both his sides on Christmas, Christmas Eve was the best time. It’s always fun though because we go to church at 1 with my family. Then go to my grandma’s and have cookies and exchange gifts with her neighbor. And then at dinner time we go over and after we come back and open PJ’s and go look at lights.

I loved having traditions when I was younger and keeping them going now that I am older. Once Bradley and I get married and start a family I can’t wait to start our own traditions and keep some of the old traditions as well. I hope you enjoyed this post and share your own Christmas traditions if you would like. And look for another post coming soon.

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In 10 years I hope to be…

Hello lovely readers!

I hope everyone had a great Monday! I am glad today is over. One day down, four to go. Today I am going to talk about where I want to be in 10 years and things I want to accomplish over the next 10 years.

In 10 years I hope to/want to be:

-Buy a house with Bradley sometime soon after our wedding or in the process or looking and buying a house soon in Worthington or close and living close to Brandi and Luke as well

-Start having kids and have about 3 or so in the next the next 10 years. Hopefully Bradley and I can start trying a year right after our wedding . I also kinda hope that Brandi and I have kids close in age so they can be best friends or be pregnant at the same time

-Become a stay at home mom, become a nanny so I can stay home with my kids, or get a higher paying job. Being a stay at home would be great because I would get to see our kids grow up and never miss those special moments. And if Brandi and I lived close to each other and both had kids we can have play dates and spend so much time together

-Buy a brand new car

-Take great vacations with Bradley,my family or/and Bradley and I’s future family

I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and for Bradley’s future. I know we will have a great one though. I hope you enjoyed this post and look out for my stamp collection which I will be posting on Wednesday.

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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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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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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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My travel diary from Michigan

Hello lovely readers,

It’s a little late but here it is, my long-awaited travel diary from Michigan. Also sorry it is so long, but alot of it is picutes. Our adventure started on July 2, 2016. Our first flight that morning left around 1, which meant we had to be at the airport at 11. Once through security we found our gate and then got food. And of course we had to get Starbucks. I got a Strawberry Acia made with lemonade instead of water and a greek yogurt parfait. And to make the time go buy we played on our computers and I wrote a blog post as well. Around 12:30 the airline started calling people to start boarding. Of course we had another flight to catch right after that flight and they started boarding that flight almost as soon as we got off our first flight. But around the time everyone should be on the plane, they say that they are going to stop boarding because their was a malfunction with the plane and they needed to get someone over to check it out. When I heard that, I started freaking out. We had another flight to catch right after this one and if this took to long we might be late.

It ended up not taking long to fix since it was not something major. Once it was clear they finished boarding and about 10 minutes later we were ready to go and on our way to Atlanta, Georgia. Our first flight got in on time, which was good and now we had to get to our next gate. And of course the airport was huge, we had to walk the whole length of the airport, go up a floor and walk the whole length of the airport again to get to the next gate. We got our steps in for sure that day. Once at that gate we only had to wait about 10 minutes before they started boarding that flight, and we even got to Travers City, Michigan early.

When we got to Travers City though, that was a whole new adventure. We arrived about 15 minutes early and that airport there is very small. Of course there were two or so other planes trying to get to gates as well and they only had about 5 gates. So we had to wait on the run way for that 15 minutes, plus another 20 or so. First we were waiting for a gate to open up, but they said we were just going to get off on the run way. To do that though we had to wait for workers to be free to watch us get off. It was a mess. We finally were allowed off about 45 minutes later and we set off to find my cousins. We found them and drove back to the house and that took about 45 minutes as well. By the time we got back to the house it was about 7.

Our first day there we just ate dinner, took a tour of our cabin and my family’s house. As well as some of my family took a sunset cruise as they called it on the boat and we made s’mores. I will attach  pictures below of the house and pictures taken that night. I only have pictures from the outside, but Bradley has some of the inside if I can get them I will attach them later.

 

The first night we were there we stayed till about 11 or so and when we got back to our cabin we crashed and didn’t get up till 10 the next day.

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The next day we spent all day outside. Bradley went kayaking with my mom, a bunch of my family went on the boat, and then my sister, my cousin Micheal, my aunt Lynn, and her friend Patty stayed behind and just laid out on the dock. And once my mom and Bradley came back they laid out with us as well.

Around 4 or so Bradley and I went back to our place to shower and change out of our swimsuits and headed back for dinner. While we were waiting for dinner Bradley proposed! I wrote a post about it before this so I will link it below if you would like to read it. But it was the best day of my life and I am so excited to start a new chapter of my life with him as my husband starting next summer.

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After dinner and the excitement of the engagement, the family went on another sunset cruise after the sun set and while they were out they watched fireworks. Bradley and I stayed back though and we played cornhole and made a bonfire and had s’mores.

When Bradley and I got back to the cabin we finished the wine from when we toasted our engagement, had chettos and some cherries as well. Yes I know random combo and then we discussed wedding dates and colors, well it was mostly me but I was excited.

July 4th, 2016

Today was basically like yesterday. We hung out on the dock or people went out on the boat. I hung out on the dock for a little bit, and then hung out inside and was on Pinterest looking at wedding stuff because I was just so excited.  After dinner all the boys (my uncle Mark, my cousins Kyle, Matthew, Josh; Bradley and my sister went on the boat and went tubing) Below are some pictues. As well as some of the sunset.

Of course we had another bonfire and s’mores. Then Bradley and I went back to the cabin to shower and pack up since we were leaving in the morning.

July 5th, 2016

Today our flight left around 4:30 I think, so we had to be at the airport at 2:30. Before we left though we had breakfest at the house and took a family picture since we didn’t before a majority of the family left.

After that we left and ran a few arrends with my mom, aunt Diane and aunt Lynn before they drop us off at the airport. At the airport we had lunch, and just hung out at the terminal and talked. Our flight left at 4:30 and we were flying to Minneapolis, Minisota before going back to Ohio. Since they are an hour behind we got their at 4:30 as well, and our next flight didn’t leave till 7:20 (8:20 our time), which would get us home about 10:30. This is where it gets intersting though. Right as we pulled up to the gate in Minneapolis is started to rain. We didn’t think to much about it since you can still fly in the rain. But we had about two hours to kill before our flight took off. So we walked around the airport and Bradley got some hockey stuff. As well as eat dinner and charge our phones and computers.

But wait, no our flight got delayed because the rain was so hard. Now instead of leaving at 7:20 we were leavnig at 9:50(10:50 our time), getting home at almost 1. Now what were we going to do. Well we walked around since we knew we had time and just to stay awake and we got Starbucks. To make the story even better our flight got delayed so many times because of rain, that we ended up not leaving till about 11:30 (12:30 our time) and getting home around 2:30. Instad of having a two hour layover, we had a 7 HOUR LAYOVER. But spent 12 hours in two airports combined.

Finally we made it home, and Bradley’s parents picked us up. Before going home though we went to Waffle House and had a early breakfest then went home and crashed. Over all it was a really fun trip and one I will remember forever. I hope you enjoyed this post and sorry for it being so long. I probably didn’t need to tell you everything, but I doubt anyone will read it anyway like I always say. Who cares though. Anyway I hope you enjoyed it and see you back here soon for a post about wedding dress shopping, or a more in depth of my planner.

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They had this right as we got off the plane in Minneapolis and a few more all over the airport.