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Fall Tag Collab W/Ana Marie

I am back with another collaboration Fall Tag with Ana Marie. You can read her answers to this tag HERE. I am really enjoying our month of tags together and reading her responses to these questions. If you guys haven’t already, you should go check out her blog. Ana and I are both doing a 20 by 2020 year long project pan challenge. I also have been invited to join a masking challenge by the New Year. You can look forward to these new posts coming your way soon. So, go follow Ana Marie, so when she start her 20 by 2020, you can follow along for the year. I will also be having an updated makeup/beauty collection blog post series in the New Year. I am also posting an updated morning and evening skin care routine, now that the cold air has set in. There will be some new, interesting posts on my blog again. I feel like some posts are getting tiring, but some refreshing new ones will brighten it up again. Let’s get to the tag!

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I didn’t dress up for Halloween this year or last year. I don’t dress up for Halloween. I am sure when Dean gets older, we will do the whole trick or treat then, but dressing up just seems like a waste of money for me. Why do adults dress up if they are not going to a costume party? If I had a party to go to, I would, but I’m very antisocial.

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What is a fall themed food? Umm…..I like pumpkin pie! I love pumpkin pie, but it has to be REAL pumpkin. None of that canned crap for me! I buy a REAL sweet pumpkin, got it, scoop out the pumpkin, and use it in my pie. It’s the secret to why everyone loves my pumpkin pie and why it tastes “pumpkiny”. So, yeah, I LOVE pumpkin pie and it is my favorite fall food.

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I don’t have any Fall traditions really. Unless you count watching the end of the baseball season every year and watching Hallmark movies most nights at our house. We don’t go apple picking every year or go chop down a tree. It’s nice to not be so constrained by traditions, especially outdated ones. I like not feeling the pressure to do some tradition that I don’t care about. Thanksgiving is always something done my way as well. Usually, its some of the traditional fare that is home cooked, but I don’t feel the need to have EVERYTHING. I usually make a small turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce (in the can is to DIE for), rolls, real butter, homemade pumpkin pie, whipped cream, sweet pickles, stuffed olives, and sweet potatoes. Simple, but really good.

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I don’t listen to any certain music in the Fall. At the moment, I am really into the band Starset and I will have a haul related to that to share as soon as the package is in my hands. But, I listen to whatever I want. I REFUSE to listen to Christmas music until December, before that is BLASPHEMY!

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I don’t really watch spooky movies and I do not have a favorite. I recently watched the whole season of Cloak and Dagger and I enjoyed that a lot. It isn’t a movie, but it for sure had spooky elements that I enjoyed.

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Pumpkin pie all the way. S’Mores are for late summer nights. I love s’mores during the summer, but when the pumpkins are out, it is pie all the way.

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I am a hot chocolate girl all the way. I haven’t found any hot apple cider that I like. I enjoy cold apple cider from time to time, but we usually get that around Christmas. Near Thanksgiving, we get the sparkling cider that is SUPER expensive. On a regular basis during the fall, I love hot chocolate and I usually try all different kinds.

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Yes, I do like PSLs. Do I buy them? No. If I am in the mood for one, I will buy something at the store and make it at home or at the office. They don’t float my boat, but I don’t hate them. If I am buying a coffee out, it will be a peppermint mocha during this season.

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Well, this is not Fall related. My favorite day of the year is my son’s birthday, because he was/is the greatest gift that I have ever been given. No matter how difficult he is and how much I worry about him, he is the best gift ever and nothing can/will change that. He’s my special boy and he hold my heart.

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I don’t understand this question. If you are asking what my spirit animal is, I have thought for a long time about this. My spirit animal would be my horoscope sign, which is a taurus. I am highly intelligent, but fierce and stubborn. I tend to fight over flight, but I have a big heart if you tame me.

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The best thing about my town during the fall is that they put up the town’s Christmas decorations in the beginning of November for both holidays. They are old fashion wooden trees, elves, reindeer, and the like painted in festive colors with a good dose of glitter. They are all handmade by a carpenter that we happen to know. I have never lived in a small town that did this. The town I live in currently is even smaller than the one that I lived in before (Seriously, we are talking about small town USA in MA) and they never decorated for Christmas besides twinkle lights at town hall. I really love this aspect of my town and it makes the children really happy.

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Yes, that is my favorite sound. I do not step on wet leaves though, because they stink like wet dirt. But if the leaves are dry, I love to hear that crisp sound. It is one of my favorite things to do besides jumping into a pile of leaves.

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I have never been to a pumpkin patch. I don’t know of any pumpkin patches around here. I’d love to go to one some day. Preferably a hay ride through a pumpkin patch.

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I don’t go hiking. I enjoy walking, but I don’t get to do it outside most of the time with Dean. So, no, I don’t go hiking during the fall.

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I am on the fence with B&BW, but I have been buying my candles from Marshalls instead for all seasons. Occasionally, I will buy a candle from Walmart but not too often. I found out that Glade is not CF.

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No, I do not enjoy carving pumpkins. I am not creative and carving pumpkins is HARD. I like to gut pumpkins though to cook the seeds and make authentic pumpkin pie and bread. But carving? Leave that to professionals. Nobody want to see me wield a knife.

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My favorite Fall colors are red and gold. I just think they look so pretty together. Everything looks prettier with gold right? lol.

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I’m not a tree hugger, so I will say a maple tree. Because maple syrup. Seriously. I don’t look at trees. Should I be looking at trees? I mean, they are pretty, but I don’t know most of the names….Maybe, a Chinese cherry blossom tree. Those are really pretty!

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Corn maze all the way! I don’t like haunted/spooky stuff in real life. I like to watch ghost stories and all that fun stuff. I used to be OBSESSED with Ghost Hunters and actually met them and got autographs. I fell in love with Dave….awe… Those were the days. I’ve been to a corn maze once and really like it. It was an easy on though.

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No, I am terrible at carving pumpkins. They never come out right, even with a simple design. I am just not an artistic person. Even my makeup is super simple.

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I’d rather have a sweet treat than something spooky. I think we have determined by now that I am not the horror/Halloween type.

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I do like to visit graveyards. In particular, I like to visit my grandparents and great uncle’s graves. I also am learning to drive in a cemetery. Granted, I visit during the day and not at night.

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My favorite fall memory is going apple picking with my family when I was younger and getting those honey sticks at the end of it. We used to go apple picking for like two hours, no joke. We were a family of five growing up (add 2 adults and you have 7), so we had to pick a lot of apples. My mom also made apple pie and bread until I got old enough where she could force me to do it. I actually enjoy baking though, so the joke was on her.

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My best fall ever would have to be the fall that I was pregnant with Dean, so fall of 2015. I was so happy, glowing, and felt the possibilities were endless. I wasn’t constantly uncomfortable or worries about giving birth. I was enjoying feeling his kicks and actually popping out and looking pregnant. Honestly, the best time of my life was when I was pregnant and the year after having a little baby to take care of. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Dean and enjoy watching him grow, but there is just something special about being pregnant and that first bonding year.

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I wear gloves. I need all of my fingers to be individually wrapped and independently movable. I hate mittens. You cannot do anything in mittens. There are so many stylish gloves that have a mitten cover, so you can have the best of both worlds. Those are the gloves that I own.

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I love the rain. I love being in the rain and listening to the rain. I like to watch it rain and be caught in the rain. You get the picture. I think my enjoyment of the rain started from the epic kiss scene in the movie The Notebook in the pouring rain. It opened up something inside of me. I have yet to experience a kiss like that, but it’s my inspiration.

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I would spend fall in Greece, because I really want to go there. Spending Fall anywhere but in the USA would be nice really. I would love to travel abroad.

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My dream Halloween outfit is to be a faerie again. I just love glitter on my face and the wings. It’s my favorite mystical creature. I’m not opposed to a fallen angel as well with black raven wings. If I ever dress up, it will be one of the two.

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Since it is already Fall, nope! I don’t stock up on anything for the fall. I buy as I see fit. What would I be stocking up on? I just buy as a go. I’m trying not to be a hoarder and more of a minimalist going forward.

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I love the Summer, next would be Winter, then Spring, and Fall last. I don’t really care for the Fall to be honest with you. Everything changes and dies. It is kinda depressing as it gets darker. In Winter, everything is covered in white and its chilly. Summer is just epic every year. Spring is new growth and my birthday. Winter is also Dean’s birthday.

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Halloween is past now, but I spent my Halloween highly uncomfortable suffering from a Crohn’s complication. So, I was popping antibiotics and steroids, chilling my ass on the couch.

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Yes, I love Christmas! I love giving and I love receiving. I love the joy of shopping for other people and being thought of by others. I’m waiting until Black Friday/Cyber Monday to buy a few gifts for Christmas. I usually do a bulk of my shopping then. It is a good time all around. It is especially enjoyable to see Dean’s eye light up with the tree and the presents.

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My favorite shop during any season is Lush, because it always smells so divine in there. I haven’t gone in years, but I just don’t have one near me. Otherwise, no place is my favorite in the fall. None of them really decorate or anything. Marshalls is my favorite store though.

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Yes, I love the cold weather. I love the chill and wearing a fluffy coat. I enjoy layering up and cuddling up in front of the heater. Burying myself in blankets and cuddling under the covers. There is just something about the cold weather and lower air quality that I enjoy. I like the burn in my lungs and the feeling from sweating in the cold shoveling snow. I’m weird.

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My favorite Halloween candy is basically everything. The only candy that I hate is anything black licorice. I am not that picky when it comes to candy and I don’t eat that much candy either. I can take or leave candy. If you offer, I will take it, but I hardly ever go out and buy myself candy.

That was a long tag! If you read the whole thing, give it a like. Thank you!

With Love,

Selena

26 thoughts on “Fall Tag Collab W/Ana Marie”

  1. What a fun tag! A familiar is a witches/ magical persons sidekick who protects them and sometimes carries out their tasks. The most common one I think of is Salem from Sabrina the teenage witch.

      1. Joanna still horseback rides. Did I ever mention that? Our college had a horseback riding club and she still tries to go on her own on Saturday’s. The school used to pay for it, and she met a distant cousin of ours in the club and they’re still friends. I remember you used to ride and then switched to focusing on skating.

      2. No, you never mentioned that. Yeah, I mean, I’m glad that I figure skated, but I miss the horses. I was really good at both things. Maybe one day, I’ll buy my own horse. That’s the dream.

      3. I think Joanna would like one in the distant future, when she owns a home. They’re kind of a big investment. I know some people have had them that we know, the upkeep is a lot, especially in the cold. These people also had farms and are older middle class people. It would be cool though.

      4. LOL. Hmmm… I’m not sure if I’ll be able to come this Sunday after all. My business class has a lot of stuff do. I’ll have to see where I am at tomorrow for it. I think I can finish everything still by Sat, but I’ll have to let you know. I wanted to give you an update on that. I could be panicking for nothing, but I just want you to be aware. I generally work on home work at least 5 hours on each of my days off. I still think I can do it but I haven’t started a milestone yet, because my teacher hasn’t answered my question about it.

      5. LOL. I know what you mean. Apparently, I’m moving out. So, yeah. I’ll keep you updated on that development. I already have looked at a couple of places online within walking distance of the elementary school in Webster and my work.

      6. It’s okay. I didn’t tell you. I mean, my dad’s been complaining about me ever since I started school. That I don’t do anything and I spent too much time on the computer and I couldn’t possibly be doing school work all that time. It’d kinda be a relief to move into my own place with Dean. I think it’ll happen next year, because I have no savings for that. Dean will be in pre-k getting his therapy and my boss is really great with setting up flexible schedules if I have to leave early everyday and just work longer Saturday hours. I could do two 6 hour shifts on Saturday. Or work 6 hours on Sat and Sun. Thing is I’d make it work. I can actually do this without my dad. I saw some $700 apartments and one is near the police station, so I would feel safe enough. It’s a 3rd fl though. I also asked me friend. I might be able to stay with her and her boyfriend if I needed to leave.

      7. I got a whole group of friends ready to help me. One emailed me a pamphlet on psychological battery. It fits my dad to a T and he is so blind. He can’t see it.

      8. Most people do not want to acknowledge the flaws in their own behavior. Both my parents rely heavily on psychological and emotional manipulation to get a response out of me and my siblings to do something with them or be on their side or whatever, and any time I’ve attempted to point it out it does not go over well. They like to blame one another for things but they act the same way and it’s very mentally taxing. It’s one of the many reasons I’m always tired. I get it. I’m sorry and I support whatever decision it is you make.

      9. It’s good to know that I’m not alone in this. I can acknowledge my own shortcomings. I’m not perfect, but one person can only do so much as there is only so much time in a day. So far, I have been doing school all day every Sunday to make the deadline b/c my dad complains about me being on the computer too much. I’m tired of everything always being my fault or being called an idiot everyday. And even when I do something right, it gets ignored and my achievements are swept under the rug like nothing. My perfect term with perfect grades, not one I’m proud of you Hannah. You know what he said? Your welcome. That’s what he said. Like he made that happen. I HATE working from home know because he asks me how much work I’m doing and that I should be doing more. I can’t go back to the way things were/are. I’m at the point of no return. I just want to leave. I’ll live on my own and I’ll show him that I needed need him as much as he thought I did. I want to prove that I can do something and be something ALL on my own. He said that he still wants to visit Dean. I’m working on a plan where if he is using my car than he has to watch Dean before school starts if I move earlier than Fall and during the summer for a few days. I can work everything else out with my boss. I just need to wait until tax season.

        This is turning into a big rant. lol. I’ll probably do one class once I’m on my own, so I don’t take on too much. I’ll end up with more SSI money from Dean to help me, so I’ll actually have money which is a motivating thought for me.

        My dad gets $200 of personal spending money and I get nothing. I charge on my cards. I did the math of halfing the rent and the electricity and he paid all his bills. He would have $100 and I would have around $150 to 300 a month for food and household and for me and Dean. I’m lucky to get $120 a month for food and household stuff and I end up charging. Things have been bad for a long time. I can’t wait for him to change anymore. I feel like I’m changing into a different person because of it.

      10. I no longer expect my parents to react to any of my achievements. I’ve been making almost solely 100’s since grad school started, and very little reaction resulted from the library hiring me only just over a month into the internship, which from what I understand rarely happens with any internships? But yea. A person will not change their behavior if they think they are right, which face it, most people don’t think they’re wrong to behave the way they do. I’ve generally turned into an emotionless person, my dad thinks my laugh sounds disturbing lately, which I honestly think is funny but whatever.
        Honestly I have always found it strange how you work full time and have no spending money but I didn’t feel it was my business. You definitely deserve some, and you shouldn’t have to accumulate debt every time you need new clothes. 😦

      11. Yes, we have MANY internships at Mapfre and I only know one that ended up being a hiring. Gosh, how did we let ourselves get this way? You feel emotionless and I’m broken. I also get tricked into buying stuff that he will then “pay” for. When I got home today, I was told that he could only pay half and use the gas money….That’s my money. You are paying me with MY MONEY. So, I said forget it. So another $40 in debt this week. He claims that we “need” things that we really don’t need and if I buy something for myself it isn’t fair if he doesn’t get something. I point out the $200 and I’m told that it doesn’t count that’s vape money, I need that. I’m sick of this life. Can you believe that I’ve thought about suicide? Never would do it, because I love my son too much.

        My dad is finally talking about planning both or our moves, so no one gets hurt. He’s gonna realize that he ain’t gonna have much when I’m not around. I’ll survive and thrive and be better without him. He said he would watch Dean on the weekends like Friday til Monday once he starts going to school next year. Basically, planned visits and rides to dr appts, etc. Still have to work out the logistics and…..well…there’s something else….I’ll switch this over to fb.

  2. “I REFUSE to listen to Christmas music until December, before that is BLASPHEMY!“ ahhaha I burst out laughing at this part! I am the complete opposite, I listen to Christmas music whenever I need my faith in humanity renewed. I feel like Christmas has a special way to bring the best out of people and sometimes I just need that reminder, that there’s always good in them.
    Can I tell you just how much I love your answer to the question “what’s your favourite day?”. It just encompasses who you are as a person and why you are truly a model for all your readers.
    I love doing this collab with you! I’m so sad that in two weeks it will be over, but so glad we’re going to do 20 by 2020 together, it will be so much fun.
    I miss you! Kisses! 🤗

    1. I worked retail, so that is when my hate of Christmas music before December started. It would literally start BEFORE Halloween. Awe! Thank you! ❤ YES! I love our collab as well. We will have to do more next year. 🙂

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