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.
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.
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.