It’s my favorite time of year again – autumn. There’s always been something magical from mid-September through the end of the year and even into some of January. I’m excited, because even though we’re going to be very busy in the coming months, there are a lot of fun things on our calendar.
I became aware of Roads to Everywhere’s Fall Theme Q&A post from a few years ago, and I thought it would be fun to answer the same questions and share with you some of my favorite things about pumpkin spice season in honor of the Blog Hop hosted by Timberdoodle.
Favorite fall sweet treat?
I’m a big fan of the pumpkin spice latte. What can I say? I’m a bit basic that way.
Red, yellow, or green apples?
Good question. I like Gala apples, but I just picked up a bunch of Granny Smiths so that I can make a pie with Princess Boogie.
Favorite fall sport to play?
I always enjoyed playing flag football as a kid. I haven’t played it in years, though.
Best drink for fall?
Nothing says “fall” like hot mulled apple cider…especially if it’s got a little Kraken mixed in.
Favorite fall activity?
Fall campfires/fire pits are a lot of fun.
Must-have fall purchase?
Fall-colored jeans and a plain white oversized sweater.
Pumpkins: Pick your own or store-bought?
We almost always pick our own. There’s something about the tradition of going to a pumpkin patch. That said, there have been a few “hot mess” years where we’ve picked pumpkins up at stores.
Real or fake pumpkins?
I feel about fake pumpkins like I feel about fake holiday trees. 😛 Though, I do have a reusable teal pumpkin since we participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project every year. But, I love roasting pumpkin seeds, and I think we might get a few pumpkins to paint (in addition to a few good carvers) so I can roast them for pie after we’re done with them.
Favorite Halloween costume?
The ones that I throw together randomly 20 minutes before going trick or treating for myself. It’s always fun to get creative and make something random.
College football or NFL?
GO GREEN! GO WHITE! (College football…Michigan State…) though it’s a lot of fun to go to games.
Fall or Halloween decor?
Both? I’m going to be pulling out my Halloween mantle stuff next weekend…I want to collect more fun Halloween stuff though.
Raking leaves? Or no leaves to rake?
Oh…we have a TON of trees around our house, so it’s always a lot of leaves.
I have a tradition of making slow cooker white bean pumpkin chili on Halloween & pumpkin cornbread. I love it.
Favorite fall candle scent?
Love or hate pumpkin spice?
I love it. Pumpkin spice everything, please.
Short booties or tall boots?
I have wide calves, so I have a couple of knee-high boots I really like, but I love booties and boots.
Favorite Halloween candy?
Reeses’ peanut butter cups…and Almond Joys
Pumpkin Spice Latte? Yes or No?
Yes – but it needs to be made right .
Hayride or corn maze?
Both. I love them both.
Favorite fall TV show?
This Is Us.
A good book for fall?
I’m reading Handmaid’s Tale right now. I’ll be reading Red Tents & then The Power. I’ve been on a dystopian novel kick. I don’t really know if it’s a “good book for fall,” but it’s nice to snuggle under a blanket and read.