HELLO! I’M ASHLEY AND THIS IS FAR BEYOND LOVE
I’m Ashley LaMar, the blogger behind Far Beyond Love (FBL). FBL is a marriage and southern lifestyle blog based out of Atlanta, Georgia..
I am a wife, writer, and dog-owner from Atlanta, Georgia. I studied Social Sciences and Family Relationships while attending Florida State University and have a passion for growing relationships of all kinds, whether it be in marriage, family, or friendship. I’m happy that you’re here and I can’t wait to get to know you too.
My husband, Brandon, and I have been married since 2011 and own two little dogs (which I write about a lot). We are currently in the process of adopting our first child and couldn’t be more excited! I’ll update you about our progress here.
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The other day my husband and I had a playful disagreement over the question, “Which month is the best month of the year?” We had to take in to account the type of movies that are being watched, the type of food being eaten, the weather, the fashion, etc. I, naturally, said October because the weather is cooling down, horror movies are everywhere, Fall is full of comfort food, and the smells of autumn are simply the best! He said June for his own variety of reasons but let’s face it, he’s wrong. 😉 Although, he’s a summer guy (with a June birthday) so I understood. This year he even made me wait until the official first day of Fall before I could light a Fall candle. It was crummy to wait, but wait I did. That’s love y’all.
Fall scents are my favorite! The cinnamon, vanilla, pumpkin, apple spice, evergreen pine, oh my gosh…I’m practically 100% certain that Heaven smells like October. Every Sunday I like to make a big batch of apple cider with cinnamon and nutmeg in the slow cooker just so my house smells amazing. I once lit an apple cinnamon candle at the same time but I received a harsh glare that screamed, “That’s overkill, don’t ya think?” Lol. I waited and burned it on Wednesday instead to keep the smell lingering all week long.
I picked up a couple of Fall-scented candles back in August waiting for Fall to roll in but then I heard that amazing word that my friend Autumn from the blog Stay Gold Autumn started her own candle company – Stay Gold Candles. Naturally, I’m now ordering all of my candles from her because this girl knows her candle-making!
Autumn has a heart of gold (see what I did there?) and it radiates through her candle business. She told me earlier today that she is about to start sponsoring adoptions through her candle sales (shop use the code of one of the families adopting and she’s donating a portion of her profits to their adoption fees). That’s amazing, isn’t it? How can you not want to support an amazing heart like hers? Obviously, that’s especially meaningful to Brandon and I as we continue down our own adoption journey. It makes me want to smother Autumn with all the hugs for helping couples out like that!
She used to work at a candle factory but when you’re working in a large environment like that you really miss out on the personal craftsmanship of the art so she did what an inspired person does and she started her own candle business.
Now, when I talk about Autumn’s craftsmanship, let me explain a bit about what the means. It means that her candles are: