October 29, 2015

All About Autumn and Me

I saw this tag going around the Internet last week and figured why not join in the fun, even if I'm a bit late.

Favorite fall drink: I don't like pumpkin, I don't like chai and I really don't like anything cider so this time of year is not my favorite. In the past I did without, but now there are delicious caramel mochas and maple lattes for me to enjoy :)!
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Favorite fall candle: I love a good apple pie/crisp smell and Autumn leaves smell is absolutely delicious.

Best Fragrance for fall: Hmm, I don't have a fall scent per say, but I gravitate towards a heavier and woodsier scent once cold weather arrives. I'm definitely on the hunt for a new scent, so shout em out, friends.

Favorite Thanksgiving Food: Oh my goodness, give me it all! I could eat Thanksgiving food year round -- and look like Santa -- I find everything so delicious. I can never get enough stuffing, smashed potatoes, oyster pie and of course ROLLS!

Favorite type of pie: Chocolate mousse, ain't nobody got time for apple and pumpkin.

Football games or jumping in leaves: Growing up we had to rake leaves so you better believe I jumped in those piles. Now that just sounds dangerous and gross, haha. I LOVE FOOTBALL! I'm a diehard Cowboys fan and married into a Buckeye family so Saturdays are all about college football and Sundays are about the Cowboys [and some Bengals, too]. I enjoy sharing a love of football with my husband, it makes for some pretty packed weekends. #gobucks #demboys


What is the best fall memory you have: Wow, there are so many. I played soccer all my life so fall means soccer games and tournaments and I loved soccer season in college. Fall meant cooler temperatures for conditioning and it also meant we were close to conference play. In 2002 we won our conference so that October was an amazing one. Fall 2013 is a favorite too because that was my first married fall and I loved creating traditions as a new couple.

Favorite fall attire: Fall is my second favorite time of year [behind summer, of course] and now that cooler temperatures have arrived I'm loving everything plaid, striped, dotted and sweatered. Personally I enjoy the temperatures that DON'T require a jacket, but that's just me. Right now my favorite attire is plaid, with booties being a close second.


Favorite fall television show: I love all fall shows because everything is finally back on TV. The Good Wife and NCIS are my two favorite series. I also love Elementary and Castle, you should try both shows, they are fabulous.

Combat boots or Uggs: Neither. I don't understand paying the price for UGGS because they say UGGS. I'd rather have a good pair of Sorels. Something that will withstand the rain and snow, while looking cute.
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Is PSL worth the hype: Nope... basic.

Favorite makeup trend - winged eyeliner or dark lipstick: Fall 2015 has brought a new lipstick love to pinkland and for once I'm actually on trend. I will wear winged eyeliner every now and then, and have been rocking this deep shade of lipstick.


What is autumn weather like where you live: Wellll, that depends on Mother Nature. Sometimes we are blessed with a gradual fall and sometimes she shocks us straight into winter. We had a nasty start to fall, but October has brought some beautiful weather. Cool, crisp mornings that turn into 60 degree days are quite wonderful.

What do you think about Black Friday: I think back when Black Friday originated it was a good concept. Arrive a lil early to receive great deals. Now it's turned into shopping on Thanksgiving people go crazy for meh deals in my opinion. Our family goes out around 9am Friday to the PX/BX and maybe hit up Macy's for some clothing deals. I much prefer Cyber Monday. My wallet hates both, haha.

Fall mornings or evenings: Definitely mornings. Evenings are too cold and I don't have a fireplace or fire pit. I think once we have a home with a backyard I'll enjoy the evenings more. Now they just remind me of cold soccer night soccer games and I'm way too old for that noise.

Favorite fall movie: You can't have fall without Hocus Pocus. #whosexcitedforparttwo
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40 comments:

Myra said...

AMEN for football games! I wish I was able to keep up with them more, but living overseas and waking up at 3 am to catch a game just doesn't work too well, hahaha.

Hocus Pocus...every freakin' year ;) The other day I was quoting the "Look a chocolate covered finger of a man named Clark" to Amir over and over again because I just find that line so freakin' hilarious! xo

BLovedBoston said...

I have both uggs and sorels and for those days when the snow is just awful I love my sorels - when I want to be cozy it's uggs lol! I love your new lipstick shade - it's so beautiful on you! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Amanda @ A Brownie World said...

We agree on a lot, girl! Uggs are ugly and the price point makes no sense. Caramel drinks all.day.long! Thanksgiving plate? Mine looks like the one you have posted. Best day to eat out of the whole 365! Have a fabulous day! xo Amanda

Jessie Gipe said...

OKay.. I'm a die hard Packers fan so that's acceptable.

However if our husbands were to meet.. oh man! My husband is both a die hard Eagles & die hard Penn State. Both rivals of your hubbys. Haha!

Kristin said...

I could use a pair of Sorels actually. I don't have real Uggs but I feel like they are more practical for everyday use than Sorels...maybe that's why they're so popular.

I don't like PSLs either.

Elle Sees said...

apple crisp/apple pie (not too much cinnamon) is one of my all time FAVE scents. it makes me so happy every time i smell it. is that weird? no! ;)

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Love this! I could eat all the food for Thanksgiving all year round too! I purposely buy the biggest turkey I can find just for the leftovers haha! And yes to football! WOOHOO! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Kerri Taylor said...

i love sorels too! so cute and functional ha. love learning a little more about ya - even though i could pretty much take a bath in chai and be happy - it's ok to not be a lover of it! can we have a countdown to thanksgiving food though? yes please!

xoxo cheshire kat

Ann W said...

You will love Bath and Body Leaves scented candle!
It is perfect for Fall - I promise you will not know how you lived without it!
I amalso not a pumpkin fan but bring on the caramel anything!
I am following you now and you can follow me at Annster's Domain if you want.
Have a great rest of your week!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

I forgot to mention rolls on my favorite thanksgiving food!! Haha rolls all day everyday! :)

Illegally Blonde said...

Hocus Pocus! J has not seen it. I am going to require him to now that we have a baby. And I wish I had a need for sorrels, so cute.

Courtney B said...

What a fun post! And girl, you don't like pumpkin?! You are missing out... Pumpkin pancakes are where it's at! Ha ha :)
Gosh, now I'm craving Fall! The temps are finally dipping in AZ but it's still not true Fall weather!

awhite said...

I have that candle and LOVE it! :)

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Trac~ said...

I'm a HUGE Football fan - but my team is the Arkansas Razorbacks, since that's where I'm from, even though I live in Texas. :) Thanks for sharing the lipstick color - I'm always on the hunt for a good one! And yes, I would LOVE to share recipes and talk Whole 30 with you - anytime! Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! :)

nelle monaco said...

your husband has really good taste in football!! haha - and love this post! such a great idea. hocus pocus- def. the best! ♥

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

with the amount of snow and winter bullshit we get, i should get a pair of Sorels!! kayla has a pair for school and she loves them.

Erin LFF said...

You don't like cider OR apple pie?! What!!! WHAT!!!! ;) Your plate of Thanksgiving food made me reallllly excited though- I can't wait, I could eat it year round too hehe!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

I definitely agree with you about football games over jumping into leaves, even if sometimes the football games are more than a little depressing. And it's so true that Black Friday has gotten way out of hand the past few years. I love that so many stores are saying that they're not going to be open on Thanksgiving so their employees can spend time with their families. Because that's what the holidays should be about.

Life with Lolo said...

I'm soooooo excited for Hocus Pocus two!!! I watched the first one last night, for like the 3rd time this month. Not even ashamed. I'm with you on Thanksgiving food - I want it ALL all the time!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Yessss Hocus Pocus! So good. That dark lipstick looks so good on you!

Caitlin Elizabeth said...

I love these! Plaid and booties are definitely two of my favorite fall staples too! I just watched Hocus Pocus last night, such a classic!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I am into warm, waterproof boots!!

Autumn Leaves by Yankee is one of my favorites.

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

I was big on my Uggs until last winter when I slipped on ice and fractured my wrist. I haven't put those suckers on since and since I'll be moving to a state with no snow, I won't get the Sorels, but they would have been much helpful! Chocolate Mousse, YES! Wait there's a part 2 for Hocus Pocus??

Meghan @ Me as Meghan said...

Wait they are making a Hocus Pocus 2?? That would make my day! I think I am getting a pair of Sorels this winter since I am moving back home to Maine and I will need shoes that are waterproof, warm and stylish! I love this tag!

Kendra Petrellese said...

Ok wait, forgive me if I've completely missed this train, but what on earth is oyster pie?!

mariafelicia magno said...

lipstick is very nice..i like the cake

Trish @ The Trish List said...

Maple lattes sound amazing! I may have to try one :)

Katie Elizabeth said...

A girl after my own heart! Chocolate pie is my favorite, who cares about the apple or pumpkin!! Only 4 weeks from today and we'll be pigging out on Thanksgiving!

Traci Taylor Hart said...

I LOVE Sorels too. I had a pair when I lived out west in Lake Tahoe and they were amazing. Don't really need them in FL though ): I can't believe you don't like pumpkin! I love it but not in my coffee! The apple pie candle sounds divine.
Traci
waltzmetoheaven.com

Kait said...

I love my UGGs and miss wearing them!! :(

Nadine Lynn said...

The Salted Caramel Mocho Frapp at SB is my favorite fall seasonal drink. And I just love Hocus Pocus! I like the Milani color on you! I want to get the Black Cherry one that they have :)

Morgan Wieboldt said...

This is so fun! I do have a pair of UGG's that I've had for five years, but I bought them when I worked in a shoe store and got a great discount and after spending twice that in pairs of knock offs that wore out super quick. But I did get my first pair of Sorels last winter and I loveee them! So warm and waterproof and adorable, of course.

Candace Shiflet said...

I do love fall for soccer season!haha especially in AZ! And I love that fall attire :) :) :) the plaid, I love it!! I've always wanted ugg style boots but the price. Just no. I'll stick to knockoffs haha
xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

Brianne said...

Thanksgiving food is by far the best. When I was growing up we would rotate between my mom's side of the family & my dad's side of the family for who we celebrated the holiday with. Ever since I moved to TX though I have almost always had 2 Thanksgivings because I'm rarely home that we usually see my mom's side on Thanksgiving & my dad's side that following Saturday. No complaining from me!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Totally agree with you about Black Friday. People are such assholes about it these days... greedy ones. And like you said... the deals are usually just so "meh."

Jen said...

I'm not a fan of black friday, it stresses me out.

Ashley Greenwell said...

Hocus Pocus is one of my all time favorite Halloween movies. It never gets old! A maple latte sounds delicious!

The Rachael Way said...

That lipstick looks AMAZING! Gorgeous, girl!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i always forget that cyber monday is not black friday. haha. basically, the only black friday i like is the type that i can sit on my butt in my pjs and buy stuff online. i SO feel you on the uggs. you know they are more expensive at home than in the US? what kind of hogwash is that? we make the bloody things, and they charge us more? anyway, i have never owned a proper pair of uggs and i never will. i did just buy some hunters though, so i fell victim to the name brand thing.. but they were more than half off! i had to, right? RIGHT????
mmmm chocolate mousse YES. and rolls are my favourite. the kind you eat, not the kind you get after eating all that food lol

Kimamely Beauty said...

I've been using a votive of the Village Candle Warm Apple Pie, it's such a lovely autumnal scent and really smells like there is something delicious baking in the oven!

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