I don’t think anybody is more ready than I am for cool autumn days where I can curl up in my favorite sweater with a hot pumpkin spice latte. Those are the days I live for. The days that feed my soul. The days that I anxiously await every year.
They haven’t quite arrived yet in my part of the world but they are getting close! To celebrate I’ll be completing The Autumn Tag that was created by Jenn from Jenniely!
Hot chocolate – what is your comfort book?
I feel like I kind of have a lot of comfort books – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Confess by Colleen Hoover, Harry Potter. On any given day I can hug one of these books to my heart and feel warm fuzzy feelings.
Pumpkin Carving – what is your favorite creative outlet?
Definitely blogging. I’m really not a creative person at all so most artsy things stress me out. With blogging, though, I can get my thoughts out about anything and it’s nice to have something to focus on when life is being crazy.
Falling Leaves – changes that appear bad but you secretly love?
I had just shared the other day that change scares me – a lot. So really any kind of change is going to appear bad to me. The last time this happened in a big way was just over a year ago when I was forced to quit my job for various reasons. It was terrifying because my income was crucial to us being able to pay our bills. We somehow have been making it work though and being a stay-at-home mom to Elliott has been a dream come true!
Pumpkin Spiced Latte – something you love that others tend to judge
Taylor Swift – people sure do love to make fun of not just her but also anybody that’s into her. It’s okay if you don’t love her but you don’t have to be rude to people who do.
Bonfire Night – what makes you explode with joy?
My son, Elliott. Somehow every single thing he does is the absolute cutest! Also, Grey’s Anatomy. I could literally watch this show all day every single day. Can it please never end?
Fright Night – favorite scary book or film
My most recent favorite scary book has been Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski. It had great story telling, multifaceted characters, and twists and turns at every corner (read my full review). My all time favorite scary movie is probably Hide and Seek with Dakota Fanning.
Halloween candy – favourite thing to eat
Everything? I just really like food. Just nothing with coconut or mushrooms though. Some of my favorites are probably nachos, avocados, and chicken nuggets.
Scarves – your autumn ‘must have’ accessory
Sweaters and cardigans. It’s honestly really rude of the weather that I can’t wear them all year round? They make me feel so warm and safe and a person can never have too many.
Fire – a book or film that burns your soul
Right now it’s definitely You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn. This book reminded me of my roots and how important country music was to me in high school. It reached into the very depths of me and made me feel so many emotions. Read my full review!
Toffee apples – a book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside
My dad and I used to watch a lot of scary movies when I was younger and we loved M. Night Shyamalan so naturally we watched The Sixth Sense. The ending of that movie was not what I was expecting and it gave me an existential crisis at like nine years old.
What is your favorite thing about autumn? Or are you more of a summer soul? Let me know in the comments!