A Few Favorites To Get Ready for Fall

Ok, I know you might be rolling your eyes at me right now with this blog post, because it’s still August and still technically summer, BUT we had the coolest, rainy weather for the first half of this week and it totally got me in the fall mood. I know it was just a fluke and hot temps are already back in full force, but that isn’t stopping me from thinking about the fact that fall is just around the corner. We’re only a week out from September folks and then it’s all about football games and pumpkin everything. You know it’s coming, so I figured today it would be fun to just chat about a few of my favorite things to get ready for fall. These are just a few simple little “comforts” that I love to have on hand once the weather starts to cool down. I have a random mix of goodies, here so grab your coffee and let’s hop to it.

The Best Fall Candles In All the Land

Honestly, the first thing I wanted when the weather started cooling down this week was a yummy smelling candle. What is it about cool weather and candles? They just go hand in hand and make everything feel so cozy and home-y. I think fall is the perfect time to grab a few new candles for your home. You guys know I have a full-blown obsession with Antique Candle Works, which is seriously the sweetest little small shop with the kindest people. It’s definitely my go-to place for candles.

This Fall Harvest candle is brand new (it was actually just released yesterday!) and it’s smells like fall heaven. Really, it’s absolutely divine. It’s a mix of vanilla, cinnamon, and apple. It basically smells like you have something delicious baking in the oven. It’s soooooo good.

I also love their Apple Pickin’ candle for fall (it’s one of my all-time favorites scents ever). It’s the kind of candle that smells good even when it’s not burning–it’s THAT good. And it’s actually 10% off for the month of August. Whoot!

Lastly I can’t talk about fall candles without mentioning Pumpkin Spice, which of course is another great scent for fall. If you love a good pumpkin candle, but you’re looking for one that isn’t too strong, this one is for you. It’s the perfect mix of sweet and savory. I loooooooove it.

Give Me All the Plaid

You know once the chilly weather blows in I’m running to my closet for all my flannels and cozy sweaters. This week I was living in this cute hoodie, but I also wore this super soft plaid shirt a lot too. I was so excited to pull this out because if you ask me, fall means football, pumpkins, and plaid everything.

I like this shirt because it’s not too heavy, which makes it a great layering piece this time of year when the temperatures are still a bit warmer. It’s great to throw on with a tank top and a pair of jeans. (I’m wearing these jeans.)

Here’s a few other plaid shirts I love:


Here’s few cute plaid scarfs:


And plaid throw pillows:


And of course I had to round up a few plaid throw blankets too!

Cozy Bedding

Earlier this week had a few nights drop down into the 40’s, which felt pretty darn cold. So of course the first thing I did was load up our bed with extra blankets. And then I switched to our flannel sheets because there is nothing better than a warm, cozy bed on a cool fall night. Flannel sheets are THE BEST.

Here’s a few cozy flannel sheets that won’t break the bank:

Crock Pot Yumminess

Cool weather always makes me bring out my beloved crock pot. I don’t use it very often in the summer, but once fall rolls around it’s usually going on overdrive. With the cool, rainy weather we’ve been having I actually made two meals in the crock pot this week. One was my easy green chili recipe and the other was one of my favorite meals ever, this delicious chicken tortilla soup.

Easy Crockp Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

I also found a few other crock pot recipes that I am definitely going to try this fall:

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip (because football season is coming!)

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Herb Loaded Chicken Noodle Soup

Photo source: Gimme Some Oven

OK, now I’m hungry so I’m to go make myself a snack, but I hope you enjoyed this round-up of what I’ve been loving lately to get ready for fall. I honestly don’t know when I’ll start sharing fall decor here on the blog–right now I’m thinking it won’t be for another couple weeks. But who knows! I just go with the flow until I get the itch to start changing things up. What about you? I’d love to hear when you start getting your home ready for fall.

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. If you’re in the mood for fall decor, here’s a few posts you might like:

10 DIY Farmhouse Style Pumpkin Ideas

Farmhouse Style Pillows for Fall

Vintage Card Catalog Decorated for Fall

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  1. 8.24.18
    Tamara O said:

    At our home we say back-to-school = Fall decor. Sorry not sorry 😊
    I love all of your ideas above! Fall is definitely my favorite season. I just posted pics on my IG of what I’ve done to prep for Fall thus far. Of course all inspired by you!! Thanks for all you do Sarah!

    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh I totally hear you on that Tamara! Back to school = fall in my book!

    • 8.27.18
      Tammy said:

      Hi Tamara! I’m a Tamara too! Fall is my fave! Can’t wait to decorate!

  2. 8.24.18
    Becky said:

    Hi Sarah, when it’s cloudy, cool, rainy, have to have candles burning.They are so cozy feeling. I haven’t started to decorate, but I’m sure it’snot far off.💞 love those places in any form. I think I’m going to try one of your candle choices. Thanks Sarah, have a good week-end. xoxo.💕💓🍁🍂🌿🍁🍂🍂🌿

    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      Go for it Becky! You’ll love the candles. I was burning Apple Pickin’ all day today. It’s SOOOO good.

  3. 8.24.18
    Juli Quarterman said:

    I never received my printable

    • 8.24.18
      Sarah said:

      Sorry about that Juli. Sometimes there’s a glitch in the email system. Did you get the confirmation email? It should have come immediately after you confirmed your email address. Anyway what’s your email? I’m happy to send it you!

  4. 8.24.18
    Kathy O'Neal said:

    Hi Sarah! I love all of your posts and honestly get quite giddy when I see it pop up in my email but as Fall is my
    very favorite season (and living in Florida there is truly only 2 seasons, not so hot and HOT!!) I get to live vicariously
    through you and this post was very exciting to read! Fall is starting and I couldn’t be happier!! 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing and all you do for all of us followers of LVN.


    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah you are so sweet Kathy!! I love that you get giddy when an email pops up from me. That totally makes it all worth it!! xo

  5. 8.24.18
    C. Lane said:

    Hello Sarah. I enjoy reading your emails daily. I am a candle/tart freak. lol They burn all year round, and the stronger the better. I want people to smell they yummy from outside. 🙂 I won’t start the decorating yet until late September, then late November for Xmas… I think now days too many people rush it. I am very old fashion and a down to earth traditional kinda gal lol. I will for sure be making the yummy soup you just posted, feel free to include a recipe on every post lol. Have a beautiful weekend…. Kuddos to you and your wonderful décor talent.

    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      Ah I agree with so many things you mentioned in this comment! I feel like I’m an old-fashioned gal too, so I definitely hear you there. I usually don’t like to rush decorating for the different seasons, but sometimes I have to do it for blog posts. And I’d love to include a recipe with each post!! I would use my crock pot every day if I could!

  6. 8.24.18
    Dana said:

    Ohhh….I cannot WAIT for fall!! It’s truly my all-time favorite season, and you’ve made my anticipation of it even greater! This post is so full of yummy and delightful information….I’m gonna have to keep referring back to it. What you likey – I likey! ♥ ha
    (And btw…Can you come and decorate my home, please? )

    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      haha thanks Dana!! I agree, fall is pretty awesome. And YES! I’d love to decorate your home 🙂

  7. 8.24.18
    Patty from Colorado said:

    Good morning Sarah ❤️ Your post was excellent this morning. My daughter is recovering from surgery so I am going to order her one of those amazing sounding candles. One of her favorite things in the world are ‘CANDLES’! I know receiving one that she hasn’t tried will boost her spirits. Thanks ever so much for introducing your friends on Pinterest with this line of candles. Have a beautiful “God” centered day. Blessings, Patty from Colorado

    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s so sweet of you Patty! She’ll love the candles. I hope she has a speedy recovery from her surgery! xo

  8. 8.24.18
    Heather said:

    Hi Sarah – love candles for fall and plaid shirts! It is rainy here today and I wish I could curl up with a book and candle. I’ve been thinking I need to order from antique candle works. Between fall harvest and pumpkin spice which is your favorite? I love a apple spice candles usually. Decisions. Thanks for making me look forward to fall, even though I’m not ready for the kids to go back.

    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      Well if you love apple I’d go with Apple Pickin’. It’s SOOOO good. Literally smells amazing even when it’s not burning. Otherwise I’d say go with Fall Harvest, it’s a great scent for fall. Good luck with your decision!!

  9. 8.24.18
    Maria said:

    Love your comforter! Where is it from and is it down? Your bed looks so cozy and makes me wish we had cooler weather here in Southern California.

  10. 8.24.18
    Sarah said:

    Sarah, I love your blog! Thanks for keeping things real. 🙂 Your pictures are always so pretty. What, if any, filters do you use?

    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      Aw thank you! I don’t use filters for my blog photos, I just edit them in Lightroom and usually bring the brightness up a bit!

  11. 8.26.18
    Lori said:

    Hey Sarah, I love reading your blog posts!! This is one that I am definitely going to have to refer back to because it has to do with all things fall. My favorite season!! You tempted me with your talk about Antique Candle works and I just received my very first candle. I cannot wait to start burning my apple picking scented candle!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and family with us. I was wondering if you have a daily bible study that you do or some sort of a daily time with God. If you do, can you please share it?? I hope you have a blessed day!!

    • 8.26.18
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s awesome Lori, you are going to LOVE that candle. Apple Pickin’ is AMMMMAZING. And yes, I love the First 5 app. It’s been my go-to devotional for a while now!

  12. 8.23.19
    Stella Martin said:

    i want to install shiplap under my bar area. Do you have any suggestion’s on putting it up.