Friday, December 04, 2015

Sweater Weather Tag | A Canadian Girl Reminiscing About Warmer Weather

I got tagged by my friend Tori at Stori Tori's Blog recently. Sometimes I postpone tags for some reason but since this one is seasonal, I felt a little more pressure to do it XD Bonus points for not having to rack my brain for new facts about myself like I normally have to for tags ;)

So this is more of a fall tag but I decided to do it anyways. It makes me think back to a time when there wasn't snow on the ground and when I could walk to the bus with a hoodie instead of a ski jacket. *sighs* Nostalgic, isn't it?

Onwards to the Questions!

What's your favourite candle scent?

It's funny that this question came up since I recently just discovered the answer to this while building the candle display at Chapters. It's a tossup between Gilded Amberleaf candle, Cranberry and Wild-Rose or Mulberry. All three are amazing.

Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate? 

It depends on the day. If I drink coffee it's in the form of an Iced Cap from Tims but I love tea in the mornings and my friend Kendall and I make some pretty wicked hot chocolate.

What's the best fall memory you have? 

Oh do I pick just one of these? I think the best one was back when I was in junior high. I went to a family friend's birthday party out on a farm. The weather was perfect, the fall colours were bright, we had a bonfire where we roasted hotdogs, attempted (and failed XD) to pop popcorn over the fire and made s'mores.
The best part of the evening though was when we all got a hold of a bunch of golf carts and dirt-bikes and played cops and robbers throughout the entire property. Cops got the golf carts and robbers go the dirt-bikes. One image I still have printed in my mind is coming around the corner of a barn and seeing two golf carts speeding through a wheat field until one of them ran out of gas at the furthest possible point from the house. The guys had to push it back XD
*sighs* That's a good memory.

What's the best fragrance for fall?

I love the smell of a bonfire and I love how the smell lingers in my hair and on my clothes. I also love the smell of dying leaves. Those two things combined make the best fragrance ever.

Favourite Thanksgiving food?

Well I had Thanksgiving back in October cause I'm a Canadian and all that but that doesn't change the fact that my all time favourite food from the holiday is stuffing. When there's leftover stuffing in the fridge, I'll just eat that with a little bit of gravy drizzled on top.
I'm making myself hungry...

What is autumn weather like where you live? 

Welp. It doesn't last long, that's for sure. It's pretty warm for awhile and then it slowly cools down before dropping into the freezing temperature complete with wind and snow. This year was warmer than most but we still got snow in November.

This was the day of the first snowfall a few weeks ago. It snowed for another 24 hours following this photo.

Most worn sweater?

I have this one knitted sweater that's black and white with a fuzzy hood and it has oversized buttons and button loops. I just got it this year from my mom and I love it :)

Football games or jumping in leaf piles? 

You know....I'll have to go with football games—assuming it's just a group of friends and family playing in a park. I love leaves but I hate finding them in my clothes for weeks after I play in them.

Skinny jeans or leggings? 

They tie for me. If I had to pick though, I'd pick jeans.

Combat boots or Uggs? 

I love my Uggs but for fall, I'll pick Combat boots. There's not much time that I actually get to wear them since the snow comes so quickly.

Also, something about combat boots reminds me of going on an adventure

Is Pumpkin Spice worth the hype? 

I'm going to be totally honest—I've never had pumpkin spice before. I've heard mixed opinions and prefer to stick to my Caramel BrulĂ©e lattes ;)

Favourite fall TV show?

Well I don't really watch TV. I'm about to catch up on Heroes Reborn though. Otherwise....does Good Mythical Morning count?

If you've never seen them, look them up immediately XD They're literally my favourite YouTubers ever

What song really gets you into the fall spirit? 

Bloom by The Paper Kites :) Or Featherstone or St. Clarity....The Paper Kites have such a wonderful earthy sound *melts*

Hats or scarves? 

Hats! I love hats. I adore scarves too but hats are my preference.

What's your #1 favorite thing about fall? 

So many things. The smell of the dying leaves, the wind in my hair as I walk down the path behind my house in the evening, the fact that the trees match the colour of the setting sky, the sound of the leaves as they rustle across a barren strip of pavement, the quiet mornings, the still nights...
Well that got rather poetic XD

I can hear the sound now ^ ^ 

The 5 Nominees (Tag, you're it!) 

Since it's getting to be more Christmasy (at least where I am) you can always change the questions to be about winter and Christmas instead of fall and Thanksgiving (it's still sweater weather, after all ;) )  It's up to you though! 

Victoria Nightsky @ A Gathering of Dreams

Kat Cho @ Readiculous Blog

Leah Oxendine @ Barefoot Rebel Hippie

Tracey Dyck @ Adventure Awaits

Anna @ Foxes and Fangs

Do you have anything you look forward to when fall comes around? Any favourite memories?

Enjoy the season, Wordlings! 


  1. Aw, this is so nice!! I kind of am sad Australia doesn't have this sort of season. XD Leaves just don't fall around here *heavy sigh* But I really like the idea of fall and all those leaves and things. (And I have no idea what a pumpkin spice latte is but I hear them ALL OVER the internet. Definitely hyped :P) Skinny jeans ftw!
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

    1. What!? We must find a fairy to give Australians some beautiful fall weather. You'd love it ^ ^ Most people do ;)
      It's a very hyped fall drink XD I've never had them before but I can assure you they at least smell like heaven.
      You're most welcome :) Thanks for stopping by over in this corner of the internet too!

  2. Aw. It's nice to hear all these fall facts about you! A bunch of these I didn't know. I love hats as well. ^ ^ I have a bunch I like to wear in winter and fall. That fall memory is really cool. I used to play cops and robbers a lot too as a kid! ^ ^

    1. Now you know ^ ^ Cops and robbers was my favourite game ever. I always tried to rally people to play it as a kid. Definitely have a few more memories with that game too :)

  3. Hi Cassia! *waves* I saw you followed my blog recently (thanks for that!), so I took a peek into your blog too and decided to follow back. Yay for a fellow Canadian writer girl!

    But... I have a confession to make. In the busy pace of life, I somehow neglected to, er, actually begin to READ your blog until today. So I totally missed the fact that you tagged me for this! Really sorry. I'll have to adjust the questions for winter, as you suggested. :)

    Expect me to pop up again. I'm enjoying what I've read so far. ^_^

    Iced Capps! :D I always take mine with chocolate milk.

    That cops and robbers game sounds EPIC. I loved playing that game as a kid, but never had a chance to use golf carts and dirtbikes. XD

    *gasp* Another person who actually likes stuffing? So many people seem to hate it, but it's one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving meals too.

    Combat boots. Yes. Love those.

    Great tag! I've got the remainder of this month's posts planned out, but hopefully I can get to it come January. :)

    1. Oh my gosh I just saw this too XD It's like we're playing blog tag XD And no problem for following your blog :) I'm liking what I've been reading but I really should comment more!

      I would love to see the tag as a wintery theme! I look forward to reading it ^ ^

      I usually take mine with white milk :D The creme is a bit too heavy for me. Haven't tried chocolate milk though....I should do that!

      It was seriously the most epic game of cops and robbers I've ever played!

      *gasps also* You like stuffing too? *hugs you* It's so hard to find stuffing lovers ^ ^

      Thanks for the comment! I look forward to reading your tag :D