Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sep. 24 - Fall Fun Tag

My old bloggy friend Julie and I have teamed up for a bit of Fall Fun.  We're doing a fall tag!  Tag posts are always fun because they're so easy to get others involved, and it's interesting to read everyone's answers.  So feel free to join us in your own way, whether posting on your own blog or answering in the comments, or even just answering in your head for the fun of it.

Here we go!

1. What is your favorite thing about fall?
I think it's a tie between the colors and the pre-holiday vibe that starts to build.  I mean, think about it.  Once the kids are back to school and the leaves start to change, we're pretty much out of the gate in the race holiday madness that takes us through the end of the year.  Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November, and Christmas in December.  There is an excitement that starts to grows in me as the temperatures dip and colors change.

2. Do you get fall colors where you live?
Yep!  I live in central Wisconsin and we get the full fall show of colors here.  I love it!  I can't imagine living where this doesn't happen.

3. Favorite fall scent (wax, or anything)?
Last year I fell in love with deep, dark spiced fruit drink types of scents in wax and I think that will still be my trend this year.  I haven't started melting any pumpkin scents yet but I have been enjoying the few deep cider scents I've melted so far.

4. Favorite fall food or drink?
Hmmm, can I say a traditional Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite fall food???  lol
I don't think I have a specific favorite.  I do like to sample pumpkin spice things that I see, and I do eat more apple slices dipped in caramel sauce and nuts, but I can't think of anything that's really a fall specific favorite.

5. Football.....yay or nay?
Absolutely YAY!  The Vikings are off to a crappy start this season but they're still my team.

6. Do you rake, jump in, or burn piles of leaves?
I don't do any of those things anymore.  We live in the country and just let our leaves fall and blow as they may.  I do still love the scent of burning leaves though.  It takes me back to childhood days when we *did* rake, jump in, then rake again, and finally burn our leaves.

7. Haunted house or corn maze?
I haven't done either but I really would like to try a corn maze once.  I asked hubby if he and his friend could take a break on the barn work some weekend and we could all go to a local apple/pumpkin place that has a maze.

8. Have you ever gone on a hayride?
Not since I was a kid.  It would be fun to do again though, and the place I just mentioned also has hayrides.

9. Cider or hot chocolate?
Hot chocolate!  Although I love cider scents in wax, I have not liked the actual ciders I've tried to drink.

10. Carve a pumpkin or eat pumpkin pie?
I don't like pumpkin pie so I'll go with carve on this one.  Hopefully we carve some this year!  Last year we didn't because I bought the pumpkins too early and they got soggy before Halloween.

11. Do you dress up for Halloween?
Nah.  Never really did.

12. Candy corn.....yay or nay?
Yay.  I do like it but only usually have a small bag of it in the fall, more for tradition sake.

 13. Favorite Halloween movie?
I like the old school stuff and the original Halloween is still one of my absolute favorites.  I at least try to watch that one each year even if that's the only spooky movie I manage to see.

14. Scariest movie?
Paranormal Activity!!!!!  I've only seen it once because I want to preserve that feeling of absolute terror that gripped me throughout it.  Seriously, my heart was racing and I thought I'd have a heart attack.

15. Halloween or Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving!  I love everything about it!  I've said it a million times before, it's the calm before the Christmas chaos storm.

16. Do you watch the Macy's parade?
I went for many years without watching but the past few years now I try to at least watch bits of it as I go about food prep in the morning.  It's just such a big part of the whole Thanksgiving tradition for me!

17. Apple pie or pumpkin pie?
Apple all the way!  Dutch apple, is preferred.

18. White or dark meat?
WHITE!  I do not like dark meat.  Bleah.  But give me a plateful of white turkey meat and a shaker of salt and I'll be in heaven.

19. Jellied or real cranberry sauce?
Jellied.  Again, tradition for us.

20. Will you host or travel for Thanksgiving this year?
The boys will hopefully be here and that's about the extent of our hosting.  I can't really call it traveling if my side of the family gets together because I only live six miles from where it would be.  lol  No, my preferred Thanksgiving is to just stay home and make a meal for my little family. 

There you have it!  Wasn't that fun?
Leave some fall tag love in the comments below!


  1. I really need to watch Paranormal Activity this year! The scariest movie I've seen in a long time is The Conjuring--watched it in full daylight and still had to leave the bathroom light on that night LOL!

    Not sure I have a favorite Halloween movie, except Halloween, of course. I love the cheesy family movies like Halloweentown and Hocus Pocus but none of them stick out as a favorite. It would absolutely not be Halloween without Charlie Brown, however!

    1. I liked The Conjuring up till the end. I thought it was a little too quick and easy. Did you see the Annabelle movie? And isn't there another new one in the franchise?

      Charlie Brown! Yes!! We try to watch The Great Pumpkin every years.


  2. Deb!! I hope you go to an apple or pumpkin farm/festival thing and go on your hayride and enjoy a corn maze. How fun! Bug Kurth until it happens. I have never seen Paranormal Activity. I may try to watch it this year. I like Kate's answer with Hocus Pocus. The girls and I all watched that together last year for the first time. It was fun.

    Your childhood leaf shenanigans sound like something I would want to do now. <3

    Dutch apple pie is with the crumbles on top right? I like those.

    1. Dutch apple is with the crumbles, yep.

      A lot of people think Paranormal Activity is just plain boring. These are probably the same people who think that nonstop blood and gore means 'scary.' Paranormal Activity (like Blair Witch) is all about the suspense. It's the things you DON'T see that make it so awesome. I don't think I'll ever get that feeling of near heart attack terror again when I eventually watch it again, but I am kinda itching to see it again now.

      Not sure why the heck it took me so long to reply to this?! Apologies!