Hello there friends! This will be a new post series that myself, and a bunch of old and new blogging friends will be engaging in this autumn season. We will be covering our fall wax melts, candles, recipes, decorations, and more. Please feel free to join us in the comments when we post by telling us what you are melting or creating or loving this fall. If you are a blogger and would like to join us please let us know and we will send you the schedule of posts. Please welcome the following bloggers and check out their posts as well which will generally post Monday and Friday starting September and ending the day after Thanksgiving (some may post on different days or times):
Amanda at ThriftyPolished
Ashley at Bohemian Sassenach
Deb at It's Always Something
Jessica at The Meltdown Blog
Julie at The Redolent Mermaid
Lauren at LoloLovesScents
Lindsey at Little Bit of Lindsey
Liz at Furianne
Sandra at Finger Candy
Stephanie at Imperfectly Painted
Sunnee at Our Sunny Life
To kick off the first post we will do a Fall Tag!
1. What is your favorite thing about fall?
I can never do just one favorite but some of my most favorite: cooler days with less humidity, pumpkins everywhere, gearing up for holiday seasons, baking binges, darker lipsticks and nail polish.
2. Do you get fall colors where you live?
Not really. Late summer the Sycamore leaves turn yellow and fall off, the cypress tree leaves turn brown and fall off and oak trees loose some leaves. But no waves of multihued leaves to gaze at.
3. Favorite fall scent (wax, or anything)?
Apple cinnamon blends probably for wax and the scent of carving pumpkins and when the candle singes the inside of a jack o' lantern. I love the scent of baking apple cakes and pumpkin cookies. Speaking of....
4. Favorite fall food or drink?
I love baking apple cake and for dinner this Cider Braised Pork Stuffed Acorn Squash and these Pumpkin cookies and I have a yummy recipe for Creamy Pumpkin cake and other goodies. I really just love all the fall flavors in cooking, the spices apples, pumpkins and rustic flavors. I also love making Butterbeer and drinking pumpkin flavored coffee, chai tea, lapsang souchong with cream and cider. See I can't just answer one.
5. Football.....yay or nay?
Eh... semi-yay? It is on in the house regardless. I find myself half heartedly watching the Gator games and cheering on the Vikings for Deb. That is about it. Oh and ribbing Adam about the Browns. I like it better than soccer or hockey if that says anything. I do enjoy the drone of football games in the background while Adam watches and cooking up finger foods for dinner on Sunday night while he watches.
6. Do you rake, jump in, or burn piles of leaves?
In fantasy, I jump in then burn. I have never raked anything other than cow poop.
7. Haunted house or corn maze?
Ooooooo! Corn maze. I am a chicken. I used to go to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios or the Haunted House at Old Town in Kissimmee when I was young but now I am not really into that kind of thing. Yep. Corn maze.
8. Have you ever gone on a hayride?
Sure! Many times. Usually pulled by a tractor and sitting on bales of hay. The most recent one was probably a couple years ago at Green Meadows Farm in Kissimmee. As you can tell, we hang out in Kissimmee sometimes.
9. Cider or hot chocolate?
Cider probably. I had my very first hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick with NaLonda in NYC in Bryant Park two Novembers ago. It was pure bliss. I normally buy cold apple cider for the girls and I to drink in the fall. I do love a rich hot chocolate though. I like to buy the Mexican bars of cocoa and melt them in a pot and add cream and milk. Soooooo good! Yeah, we do both around here but cider if I HAD to pick.
10. Carve a pumpkin or eat pumpkin pie?
Both. HA! Ok... ok.... carve I suppose. But then that means I can just eat gooey butter pumpkin cake right? With Cool Whip on top.
11. Do you dress up for Halloween?
Sometimes! I have been Steve Irwin, Hermione, Bellatrix Lestrange (last year), it just depends on where we are going or what we are doing.
12. Candy corn.....yay or nay?
Yay! I grab a hand full and eat the fat yellow parts first, then go back and eat the orange centers then leave the tiny white pointy booties for last. They taste incredible chopped up and put in Rice Crispy treats.
13. Favorite Halloween movie?
The Nightmare Before Christmas and Over The Garden Wall series on Cartoon Network
14. Scariest movie?
Don't really dig scary movies but It probably takes the cake. I read the book as a 12 year old and it was insane. The movie was intense too.
15. Halloween or Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving. Love cooking and enjoying being with family.
16. Do you watch the Macy's parade?
Just tiny bits and pieces because we leave the house around 10:30 to head to our annual family reunion.
17. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?
18. White or dark meat?
I used to love dark meat all the time and still like it but if the meat is juicy, then white. And skin. Always skin.
19. Jellied or real cranberry sauce?
Both. I love canned cranberry sauce but I like making it homemade too and using it on fried turkey sandwiches the next day with extra mayo and some kinda excellent cheese. I am drooling already.
20. Will you host or travel for Thanksgiving this year?
We only travel for the lunch reunion at Alderman's Ford Park then come home and I cook the traditional meal. Adam fries the turkey. We invite anyone who wants to come to grab a plate. We don't ever travel away for Thanksgiving. We end up traveling for Christmas and other holidays so I try not to for this one.
How about you? Join us by giving some of your fall tag answers! Next post we will feature our fall melting stash.