Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Pumpkins & Candy Apples: The Sweater Weather Tag

   Autumn is my favorite season and October is my favorite month, so I couldn’t be happier that Kelsey nominated me for the Sweater Weather Tag. Thanks a lot! (And before you read any further, go check out her blog; she’s a lovely person and a talented artist to boot.)

Favorite candle scent:
Green tea nectarine. Also, anything to do with food (pumpkin pie, hazelnut) or flowers (primrose).

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
Depends on my mood. If I want to feel cozy and/or artistic, I’ll go for tea. If I’m barely awake or need something icy and covered in whipped cream, it’s coffee (Frappuccinos are the best). When it’s snowing, my first choice is always hot chocolate.

What’s the best fall memory you have?
One Halloween, my sisters and I decided to make caramel apples together. It was almost a disaster--the white chocolate refused to melt right and ended up mostly on the floor, and the caramel began to melt off the apples—but everything tasted delicious in the end, which was all we were really hoping for.

Best fragrance for fall:
Whatever’s handy; I’m not picky about perfumes. The best fall smell is burning wood and leaves.


Favorite Thanksgiving food:
Stuffing covered in gravy. Mashed potatoes covered in gravy. Gravy covered in more gravy.

What is autumn weather like where you live?
Anything from very mild to extremely cold, depending on the day. We don’t usually get snow before November, though, and the changing leaves are always gorgeous.


Most worn sweater:
A big blue one with sleeves that I can never keep rolled up.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
Jumping in leaf piles.

What makes Fall so much FUN = Jumping into a BIG pile of leaves...:

Skinny jeans or leggings?
Skinny jeans, believe it or not. I think they’re pretty comfortable.

Combat boots or Uggs?
Combat boots. Any kind of boots, really.


Is Pumpkin Spice worth the hype?
I’m not too crazy about pumpkin spice, to be honest. I do love pumpkin pie and pumpkin rolls.

Favorite fall TV show:
Supernatural is perfect any time of the year, but it’s super fun to watch during fall, especially the older, scarier episodes. Any Halloween-themed episode from any Disney Channel TV show.

What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
Anything from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack.

What do you want to be for Halloween?
I don’t dress up much anymore, but if I could get all my friends together I’d make sure we all dressed up as either hunters from Supernatural (which is easy—all you really need is a lot of plaid) or characters from Treasure Planet.

can i borrow a shirt?:

Hats or scarves?
Scarves! My hair’s too thick for hats to fit on my head.

What’s your #1 favorite thing about fall?
The chilly, spooky atmosphere. Candy apples. Ghost stories. Pumpkins. I always seem to get a rush of new story ideas in the fall, which is wonderful. My absolute favorite thing, though, would have to be that sweet spot in late September and early October when the weather’s not too hot or too cold. I live for those days.


   If you want to join in, consider yourself tagged! I’ll also nominate Aimee and Jo. Don’t do it if you don’t want to, but I’d love to see your answers!


  1. This post is so perfect and fall-ish! It's making me desperate for a thick sweater and a warm hot chocolate to cup my hands around, even though it's a warm afternoon here in Canada. :)
    I bought new boots though, last night and I'm sooo excited to try them out tonight! :p

    1. Fall is one of the most atmospheric times of year, I think. Perfect for hot chocolate!

  2. Thanks so much for the tag! I was reading it feeling all warm and fuzzy, so I'm happy now. :) I love frappuccinos also, especially when they come from my favorite coffee place, which makes them in candy bar flavors. It's awesome. (And combat boots are really happy. It's just a fact.)

    1. Your welcome! It was a lot of fun to do; I hope that if you decide to do it you'll have a ball, like I did. Any kind of frappuccino is delicious, but my favorite flavor is probably mocha. Thanks for commenting!

  3. I adore tea, but I don't think there's ever a situation where I won't go for hot chocolate. Oh well. And I can see that you're quite partial to gravy XD Mashed potatoes are awesome too! ALSO CANDY APPLES.

    Dang, now I'm hungry.

    1. My family very rarely makes gravy except on Thanksgiving, so I always make sure to get plenty of it. I mostly start craving hot chocolate around November, and of course it's the only thing to drink once Christmas rolls around.
      Thanks for commenting; I would have tagged you but I know you're in a bit of a tag backlog right now :)