Remember back in the old days of blogging, how we’d pass around lists of questions and all share our answers? We can still do that with Old School Blogging with The Miss-Elaine-ous Life!
What is your favorite Halloween candy?
Reece’s peanut butter cups are a long time favorite. The pumpkins are even better because they have more peanut butter! Though, there’s not much I turn down if my children want to share. Or when I’m raiding their stash.
What is one of the worst “treats” you ever received in your candy bag?
My kids got dental floss one year. While I can appreciate the thought behind it- all that candy, so let’s do something a little healthier, I can’t say that any of them was the least bit excited about it.
What was one of your favorite costumes you wore when you were a kid?
I was Smurfette one year and Cheer Bear another. None of my costumes was particularly fantastic- costumes have come a long way since I was a kid. My favorite year with my boys’ costumes was probably when they were Mario, Luigi, and Toad, though I’ve liked all of their costumes every year. Kids in costume = cutest thing ever.
I’ve been Winnie the Pooh and Alice in Wonderland(carrying around a baby who was dressed as a white rabbit). But it’s been a while since I’ve dressed up. I saw a She-Ra costume when I took my boys costume shopping that I thought was really cool… until my boys had NO IDEA who that was. That was a mom fail moment. Then my oldest, who is on a mythology kick, found a section of those costumes and told me I should be Athena.
What scares you most on Halloween? Spiders? Zombies? Axe murderers? Eyeballs in a jar… (or something else)?
I do not like when something jumps out at me unexpectedly. Does anyone? I’ll scream and it will take forever for my heart to go back to a normal pace. And you know those little creepy babies some of the Halloween stores have that unexpectedly sit up in a baby carriage or their heads spin around? OMG, I’m going to have nightmares just from blogging about them. *shudder*
So then, what is your favorite scary movie??
I do not like them here or there, I do not like them anywhere. I do not like them
Sam Shell I am. I don’t even like watching the previews for scary movies. When one comes on tv, if I can’t fast forward, I cover my face and sing something like “lalalalalala” until it’s over. And if it’s one of those “based on a true story,” FORGET IT.
What is you favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal?
My sweet potato casserole. Homemade rolls with lots of butter. And then trying different desserts.
Oh, and um…. family. It’s one of the rare days when we don’t have anything else to do, so we all get to spend the day together, just relaxing (and cooking and cleaning…. but at least we aren’t going anywhere).
What is your favorite piece of clothing or accessory to wear in the Fall?
Fall means scarves to me. And skinny jeans tucked into my Uggs. I refuse to give those two things up- I really don’t care that they’re “over.” This is also a great season for rainboots. Oh, and I also really love those gigantic sweaters that sort of look more like blankets than sweaters, even though I feel like I’m swallowed by them. If it’s cold enough, I’m rocking one anyway.
Chocolate peanut butter pie. There was this place near where I went to college that had the best chocolate peanut butter pie ever and I finally found the recipe for it last year. It’s ah-mazing.
Though pecan pie feels a little more fall to me or some sort of apple dessert. I don’t like pumpkin pie- at all. The texture creeps me out and I’m not a fan of the flavor.
Do you live where there are four seasons? If so, where is your favorite place to see the fall colors?
No fall colors around here- maybe the random tree or two, but mostly everything stays green here in eastern Carolina. I’ve been trying to convince my family to go for a weekend trip to a cabin somewhere in the western part of the state, just to see the leaves and get away from everything for a few days. But you know: soccer season with three kids playing and a husband who coaches three teams.
What is your favorite fall tradition?
Though we can really do this any time of the year, firepits always feel more like a fall thing to me. Sitting around a firepit, roasting marshmallows, chatting with friends, while the kids all play in the darkened yard. Add some hot apple cider with some apple vodka to it and it’s a great night.
Is there anything else special about the Fall to you?
Fall has always felt like a new beginning to me. All those years of going to school, then being a teacher, then having my own kids in school: fall is a new school year, so it always feels like a new start.