1. What Fall traditions do you have?
Going to the pumpkin patch has been a staple for the past few years, though it’s always been as part of a preschool field trip. This is the first time in six years I don’t have a child in preschool so we’ll have to be more intentional about it.
Sitting around a fire in our yard, roasting marshmallows is a favorite fall past time, too.
2. What is your favorite fall recipe?
This Flavors of Fall crockpot dinner fills my house full of the smell of fall, plus all of my kids eat it, which is a bonus.
Hot apple cider in the crockpot, with apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and a few oranges is another favorite.
A new favorite is this candy apple martini.
3. What is a favorite Fall photo (or photos) you’ve taken?
This one is from 5 years ago, shortly before we moved from PA to NC. My oldest two were 4 and 3.
Then this picture, just a few weeks later, after we moved. It was fall, but a different kind of fall, since we were back down South.
4. Football – love it or hate it (maybe it steals your hubby away)?
Being born in Pittsburgh, I have to say I love it or I think I’m disowned. I do like it, though it’s more about the tradition behind it: tailgating or football parties and watching the game as a family(even if sometimes I read and only look up when it’s obvious that something big happened).
5. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
Being Cheer Bear in first grade. It was just one of those awful plastic costumes and masks that made it impossible to breathe, but I was so in love with the Care Bears that the costume sticks out in my mind.
6. Pumpkins or Ghosts or both?
Pumpkins because they can stay up past Halloween. Plus, I’m pretty much a wimp when it comes to scary things.
7. What’s your favorite fall fashion item (boots? scarves? sweaters?, etc.)
As much as I love my flip flops and sundresses in the spring and summer, I love my Uggs, a big cardigan sweater, jeans, and a scarf. Such an easy outfit, minus the need to shave my legs.
8. Is “leaf pile jumping” your thing or not?
It used to be. I can remember leaf piles that were taller than my head when I was a kid. There’s not a lot of leaves that change color and fall off the trees around here, so there’s not much leaf jumping to be had.
9. Is “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” a must-watch at your house?
Absolutely. Believe in something with all your heart, even when those around you doubt.
10. What are you going to be for Halloween this year (or your kids…)?
My boys are on a Harry Potter kick after our trip to Universal so they want to be wizards. Though they tend to change their minds until costumes are finally bought. My favorite costumes of theirs are the year they were giraffes and they year they were all characters from Super Mario Brothers.