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Sweet September, I am ready!!

Fall is without a doubt my FAVORITE season of all. 
I love the colors, the temperature, the nostalgia, I love it ALL! 
Doesn’t it just make you want to be in love? Fall always makes me think of boyfriends past. 
Anyhoo, point is, fall is upon us. YAY! And I am SO excited for this fall season!
Fall in the Bluegrass means UK Football! 
Wait till you see what I am fixin’ to wear this season, y’all will go crazy! (posts to come!!)
Fall also means it is time to bring out the Hot Maple Toddy candles. If you don’t have this candle, go out and buy it immediately. It is my signature fall scent. So fabulous. Makes me want to put on a big sweatshirt and curl up with a cute boy, and my diva dog on the couch for a movie night! Mmmmm 
That’s all I got today kids. xoxo
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  1. I can't wait for it to cool down and be autumn already!! Too bad there are at least 2 more months of hotter weather ahead…Cali weather!

  2. Catherine says:

    fall is the best! this post just got me even more pumped, thanks!

  3. Rissy says:

    shit! now I need to find a cute boy AND that candle… and I only have what? like 7 days until September …

    I do truly love fall though… and your UK stuff is too cute


  4. Mighty Burns says:

    I can wait a little while longer in aug. I turn the big ol 25 of 9/9 and I'm
    Not sure what to even do!? Lol. The fall talk defiantly has me wishing it was cooler!!

  5. Jenn W says:

    yes yes yes i LOVE fall…it is the perfect season. i went out and bought some fall soaps today…gettin in the fall spirit!

  6. Ashley says:

    I am the exact same way- fall just makes everything lovely πŸ™‚ Can't wait for those leaves to change!!

  7. Carly Ann says:

    oh em gee, I LOVE fall time to! I love the smells and the cool morning fog and the colors!

  8. I'm so glad I'm not the only one… I cannot wait for fall! I'm losing my tan and so over sweating. I've been burning my fall candles since July! 12 days until Football!! woo!

    p.s. where can I go test sniff this scent?

  9. Emily says:

    Would love to try out this candle, but have never heard of the brand. Where can you buy them at?

    xx Emily @

  10. Candace says:

    Oooh I want to smell that candle. I too can't wait for anything and everything fall. Especially football!

  11. I love Fall! That candle looks like it smells amazing- where did you get it!?


  12. TayFrizz says:

    Fall is the best! Prob cause I'm an October baby πŸ™‚ Can't wait to find me some delicious fall candle scents!!

  13. I love Fall! It's so beautiful. I will have to check out that candle!

  14. YOU like fall because it's still warm where you live! It could very well snow for Halloween here in Michigan!

  15. Jen Watts says:

    Fall is my favorite too! Love the hot maple candle, but not as much as your nail polish.. Do you mind sharing what it is??
    I can't wait to see your UK fashion!

  16. Ally says:

    I LOVE fall too! Nothing beats pumpkin spice everything, leaves, football, boots and sweaters! I am SOOOO ready for it to be here too!

  17. Fall is my absolute favorite as well! I love curling up by the fire, wear comfy sweatshirts, pumpkin spice lattes, etc :] what's not to love! That candle looks amazing….where can you buy it? Hope you have a wonderful week! _Celine

  18. So excited for UK football and Keeneland. October in Kentucky is pretty much the best thing ever! πŸ™‚

  19. Rach says:

    So excited for fall! A trip to Yankee Candle needs to happen in my very near future. What is a "hot toddy"? Is that a pie or a an alcoholic cidery beverage of some sort? πŸ™‚

  20. Jamie says:

    I just LOVE fall too!

  21. Sunni Dae says:

    Love love love FALL!
    My favorite season, sweatshirts, fashion boots, UK football: BIG BLUE!!! camp fires! Bliss! πŸ™‚

  22. Sunni Dae says:

    BTW, will you be at the UK vs. WKU game at LP Field? I will! πŸ™‚

  23. Caroline says:

    I'll have to find that candle– I'm a sucker for fall scents! My favorites are Home Sweet Home from Yankee Candle and Leaves from Bath and Body Works.. SO GOOD.
    Can't wait to see your UK outfits!!

  24. Lindsey says:

    excuse me? I know you didn't fail to mention my (aka my mom's) Home Goods fall Yankee Candle finds! We need to have a word mam.


  25. One of the things that fall reminds me of is you! You had another great fall post last year. πŸ™‚

  26. I am so ready for Pumpkin Spice lattes and scarfs. It is still 104 here in Texas so I don't see Fall coming any time soon.

    I have never heard of those candles…googling now!

  27. YAY! Football season..can't wait! And I'm a fall smellin' candle lover so where can I find this little gem??

  28. French Lover says:

    I love Fall!!! I'm sad I'm going to miss football season though.. (we don't have football season in France… cause we don't really have football. duh) Not so much for the sport per se but for the pleasure of watching my hubby watch his favorite sport on TV. No football, no hubby this year. But at least he's coming to Paris for a few days in September. So yeah, bring on September!

  29. I wan that candle! Makes me wanna smell cinnamon& apples pie!


  30. I feel like I'm going to see you at a tailgate! Can't wait for fall!

  31. Cait says:

    that candle looks sooooo yummy to share and put around my room! i def need to get it!

  32. morganegrant says:

    fall is my favorite too!! & i also think of boyfriends past! :/ oh well, the leaves change, football is on, and halloween and thanksgiving are included! SO can not wait for fall!

  33. Kate says:

    I wish Fall was exciting down here in Florida, but it looks like every other season. Where do I buy this amazing candle? Maybe I can make it feel like fall in my house πŸ™‚

  34. Jessica says:

    ah i can't wait for fall either! its already starting to feel like it here and i love it! I've never heard of that candle but def gonna check it out! My fave fall scent is Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin from Bath and Body Works!

  35. I adore fall. Scarves and boots and sweaters.. oh my! Tailgating season starts for us (ECU Pirates) next weekend and have literally already started planning the menu/outfit/festivities.

  36. I'm soooo ready for fall too, and football Uof L that is! haha!

  37. Dutchess Roz says:

    I love fall (or as we call it autumn hehe) too! the only thing that makes me sad about it is that summer is officially over and winter is on its way. Weve had such a RUBBISH summer in the UK this year, booohooo!
    Oh the maple candle sounds yum πŸ™‚
    xoxo Roz

  38. Ellen says:

    love me some Hot Maple Toddy!! Ughh fall always reminds me of a certain someone too. Boo that. We will have fun at some weddings and tailgates soon my love!

  39. JMB says:

    Love those candles, they actually sell them at the salon where I get my hurr did. So, need to discuss an idear with you dahling dear. I was THINKING, it would be fun to do a whole blogger day at Keeneland with any KY bloggers AND whoever wants to come up from sister states or be crazy and jump on a plane. Someone else mentioned getting up and doing mimosas and having brunch – I guess we could do all that while outside the gates – just thinking out loud here? Just mark a designated Saturday and see who all would be interested? We could do Keeneland, do a nice dinner, stay downtown and go out that evening and everyone could just come out to whatever the could make it too? Thoughts? The only Saturday I cannot do is the 1st! I will be in Columbus. But other than that – I'm open to whatev. It would definitely be a GIRL fest. And it doesn't just have to be BLOGGERS but it will be mainly for bloggers to get together and be wackadoos for a whole day.

  40. Elizabeth says:

    I'm excited for fall, too! I'm so looking forward to some cooler weather and football games! I'm going to have to try the Hot Maple Toddy candle! xoxo

  41. MJ says:

    I love fall and football season too. We're all about the Gamecocks though, but love SEC football in general. The candle looks like it smells delish. Where can you check them out?

  42. Danielle says:

    Fall has become my favorite season as well. Your post made me remember the mysterious boy who sent you a gift and wanted to take you on a date – whatever happened with that? Not to be nosey but the scenario was so perfect, I just wondered how it played out.

  43. CALLIE says:

    O I can't wait to see your fall football fashion!! Isn't it crazy how when football season comes around, when you go in a store all you look for is blue (or maroon in my case MS State)?? OOO and I can't wait to get try out this candle. I already have a pumpkin candle going!!

  44. I am so ready for fall! It's my fav too! I love the smells, colors and clothes!! ahhh… you got me excited!! Too bad it's 95 here…ugh!

  45. Rachel says:

    Gawd I love Lex in the fall! And yes to what Jess said!
    I spent one weekend at Keeneland and absolutely loved it- I am dying to have a good reason to return! πŸ˜‰

  46. Ashley H. says:

    Fall is my fave season in Lex too! I LOVE a weekend full of campfires, football and Keeneland!

  47. Darling Diva says:

    Can't wait to see what your "game day outfits" are! As a college athletics employee (Go Jayhawks :)) and daughter of a college coach/athletics director (Go Tigers), I know how important the game day outfit is πŸ™‚

  48. Mommy Webb says:

    I want that candle!!! Can't wait to see your game day outfits:).

  49. Katie says:

    I'm itching for the fall too my sweet g/f! I haven't heard of that candle before..where can I get my hands on one?! I think I need it.

    Also, you look 50x better than me in college gameday attire. Us Ohioians stick with the jerseys and tee's. I think I need to step up my Southern game and sport a dress or cute tank once in a while.

  50. Annabelle says:

    Oh Girl! Here in SC it is so nice! It's around 87 degrees outside and breezy! At lunch I got out of the office & drove around with the windows down and the sunroof open! Love Love Love this weather! I can't wait for the leaves to start changing! Don't you be thinkin' bout past beaus! It only gets you down girl! Keep that head high! Have a fabulous day!

  51. Laura Ann says:

    I heart fall too. It is by far the best season. But you forgot to mention the joy of September issues of magazines! Love your blog, thanks for making my work days better!

  52. hannah. says:

    you are the cutest….going to try that candle!

  53. Marcy XOXO says:

    Where is that candle from? I don't know what it smells like per say but SOUNDS HEAVENLY! I big puffy heart fall!

  54. A friend and I started a football blog and we've been posting gameday outfits and I think of you when I post one's for Kentucky!! I found some really cute blue dresses yesterday to go on there!!

  55. Home and Nom says:

    girl, we're having a breakfast cookout at my house before the central michigan game (i live close to the stadium)… let me know if you wanna come! can't wait for tailgating to begin!

  56. Jessica says:

    LOVE Fall! My favorite season by far!

    And candles??!! Those are sooo yesterday! :). You need to get hooked on Scentsy Wickless Candles! The Fall/Winter scents coming out 9/1 are amazing! I guarantee you'd find a scent you'd love!!!

    You know I just HAD to do that, right??!! πŸ™‚

  57. Ohhhhhh C-A-T-S, Cats, Cats, Cats!!!!!!! hahaaha bring on Fall πŸ™‚ So excited! XO

  58. CT says:

    I love the fall! I took your advice and ordered that candle! I love burning candles and cuddling up with a pile of papers to grade. Can't wait for the smell you described!

  59. Hilary says:

    Can't wait for Starbucks seasonal drinks…that's when I know Fall is here πŸ™‚ Will have to try the candle – thanks for sharing!!

  60. Jill says:

    I have that candle but this post just reminded me to order a candle warmer for my office πŸ˜‰ LOVE FALL!!!

  61. Newest follower here! And I might also have converted my mom, who has been kind enough to follow your lovely example of how to make a weave for me (I am all thumbs when it comes to sewing!).

    I'm in Atlanta but I'd love to keep the possibility open for a road trip to check out Keeneland.


  62. Ooh that candle sounds divine!

  63. Go Cats and Kentucky football! Unfortunately, I live in Gator country (bleh…). Love candles that smell like fall, since it's pretty much summer all year round here.

  64. MrsMatched says:

    Alright, girly! You gotta tell us where you got that candle! It would be hard to pry my hands away from Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin from BBW, but I trust your judgment!

    Oh, and GO VOLS!!

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