Hello, September! I’m excited to start out this month participating in the second annual Fall Fun Series with some fantastic bloggers! The first post of the series is a festive fall tag all about ourselves and autumn. Be sure to take a look at all of their posts as well for extra helpings of fall goodness each week:
Amanda at Thrifty Polished (thriftypolished.blogspot.ca)
Jay at The Candle Enthusiast (thecandleenthusiast.wordpress.com)
Julie at The Redolent Mermaid (theredolentmermaid.com)
Michelle at Melting With Michelle (meltingwithmichelle.com)
Have you ever participated in a Fall blogging series?
I was late to join in, but I participated in the Fall Fun Series last year (2016) after looking up festive blogging tags to do for the first day of fall.
What are you most looking forward to this Fall?
I can’t wait to go pumpkin picking with my nieces and nephew again. I have yet to schedule the rest of my fun fall activities, but I’m definitely looking forward to Halloween and Thanksgiving as usual.
Crisp Fall mornings or cozy Fall nights?
Can I have both, please? I’d probably have to say fall nights, though. A good chunk of what I spend my time on during the season is watching creepy movies in PJs and catching up on all of the new fall TV shows with my significant other. Plus, I usually burn my candles at night! It is a tough choice though, because if I’m out on the lake, I’ll take an early morning sunrise at the firepit with a latte anytime.
When do you start decorating for Fall?
Fall begins for me on September 1st, to an extent. The pumpkins and leaves definitely start coming out and I’m 100% done with summer in terms of home fragrance and decor. On October 1st, Halloween decor goes up and on November 2nd, Thanksgiving decor comes out.
What is your favourite store to visit for Fall goodies? Share the link!
Bath & Body Works and Starbucks are a given for fall scents and treats. I’ve already visited each store a few times, and will likely visit several more times throughout the season!
If you had to get one Fall-themed image tattooed on your body, what would it be? For extra points, where?
Well… I’m a cat lady, so I would get a Halloween-y black cat tattoo. If that doesn’t count, then I’d get a fox. I would place the tattoo somewhere along one of my legs. When I ran this past my boyfriend, he didn’t sound too opposed to the idea…
Did you trick-or-treat when you were younger? What was the last costume you wore? What’s your dream costume (whether you actually got to wear it or not)?
I loved trick-or-treating as a kid. I went with my older brothers and our neighbors in a big group, and we’d stay out as long as we could and then compare candy piles afterward. The last costume I wore was cat ears & makeup for Halloween last year. I studied so many Youtube tutorials to make my face look cat-like! My current dream costume is probably something Game of Thrones related, but it’d be expensive to pull it off well, so that is why it remains in my dreams.
Favourite Fall home fragrance?
Leaves 3-wick candle by Bath & Body Works, and I also love Goose Creek’s Carrot Cake wax melts. I have added a lot of new stuff to my collection, however, so I’ll need to revisit this question at the end of the series.
Best body care fragrance for Fall?
Bath & Body Works Marshmallow Pumpkin Latte. I wasn’t always crazy about this scent, but I found myself craving it all summer, so now I’m very pleased to be using it again.
Must-have nail polish/perfume/makeup for the Fall?
Nail polish: Essie Playing Koi
Perfume: Victoria’s Secret Dark Angel
Makeup: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance
Favourite Fall month?
Hmm… September is my birthday month, but all of the best fall activities happen in October, and November is such a peaceful beginning of the holiday season… all of them are my favorite, really.
What’s the weather like where you live?
It stays sunny and somewhat warm (by Midwest standards) up until early October, and then quickly becomes chilly, windy, wet, and dark. It is the best time of year for candles and hot coffee, that is for sure.
Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
Totally. I decided that as a young child that gobbled up pumpkin pie whenever and wherever possible. It tastes and smells too yummy to resist in any of its forms. Lotions, coffees, cookies, wax melts… just gimme ’em all.
Favourite Thanksgiving food?
All of it. I love to cook and eat each dish! It is easier to just say “Thanksgiving Dinner” is one of my favorite meals.
Briefly describe your idea of a perfect Fall day.
My perfect fall day would include some element of nature, like a walk around town admiring the leaves, a trip to the lake, pumpkin picking at the farm, or sitting at a firepit in the evening. It would probably include some baking or cooking, lots coffee, lots of strong scents around the house, watching a football game with my family, and maybe even shopping so I can get more fall goodies.