The Fall-Tastic Favorites Tag (In Vlog Form!)

by - 7:54 PM

(I probably should be doing a weekly NaNo recap of some sort...but eh, nothing interesting really happened so you get this post instead. ;P)

Well, would you look at that! I'VE BEEN TAGGED! Even more amazing than that is the fact that I'm actually doing the tag. WHAAAAT?!

Yes, believe it or not, this person actually does try to do some of the tags she's been graciously bestowed. (Most of the time I fail, but nuance.)

So I'm here today to do the Fall-Tastic Favorites Tag, which my beautiful friend Morgan tagged me for. Thank you muchly, dearie! ^_^ (Ironically enough, I'm doing this tag right after I changed my blog design for winter. XP)

I thought it would be fun to do another vlog because you all demanded that I do it under pain of death were eager to see another one. I'm even more awkward and rambly in this one, just so you know. *cringes*

Well, I hope you didn't die from the awkwardness. Good news, this video is actually relatively short. *pats self on the back* Only seven minutes long! You may have seen me glance to the side randomly at one point because I heard my mom come in the front door. XD (And don't ask me why the first part of the video is cut off--I figured it wasn't worth redoing the video just so you could hear me introduce myself.)


Sorry for the short post today. Apparently my mind is blank right now (because I hit 67k, good grief O_O). SO YES. Take what you can get.

What is your favorite fall flavor? (And do you pronounce caramel "car-a-mel" or "car-mel"? You obviously heard what I call it. ;D) What is your favorite candy? 

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  1. YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO AN APPLE ORCHARD?! That is sad. That is very sad. :( You should go sometime.

    I've always pronounced it 'car-mel'. I didn't even know there was another way to pronounce it. *shrugs*

    That was fun. :D And not super awkward-rambly. (Also YOU HIT 67K?! O.O)

    1. I KNOW, RIGHT? I'm really missing out! I just don't know of any apple orchards around here. :(

      Haha, I didn't know there was until a few years ago, either! That's the way my family has always pronounced it.

      D'awww, glad you liked it! (And that it wasn't too rambly. XD)

  2. MARY DIDN ANOTHER VLOG! AND REACHED 67k! All the happiness!!! :D

    You are adorable, btw, and I love how long and thick your braid is! Candles are lovely, I agree. My mom adores them, so there's always a nice scent in the evenings. So much yes about the fall boots and sweaters! I'm wearing my combat boots a few times a week these days. *nods*

    But girl, I'm going to have to take you to Canada so you can enjoy the fall weather and maybe a corn maze too!

    Such a fun tag, especially in vlog form! You weren't awkward or rambly at all. Keep up the NaNo awesomeness! ^____^

    1. I realize I also forgot to mention how pretty your new header looks! <3

    2. EEP YOUR EXCITEMENT IS SO CONTAGIOUS!!! (Even if Nano is long passed...and I did this vlog over a month ago. *cough*)

      Oh my. *blushes* You're too sweet! Ack, I just got a new candle yesterday that smells like pine trees. *sighs happily* It's the best thing ever. <3

      (Very jealous of your combat boots, btw. I've wanted a pair for going on a year now but haven't gotten the chance to buy one.)

      Ooh, YES PLEASE. Take me to Canada! I will come and romp in your snow right now. ^_^

      D'awww, thank you so much! I really love doing these vlogs now!

      (Glad you like it! I'm hoping to keep the winter theme for a little while now. ;D)

  3. The Fellowship is SO TOTALLY a fall movie! Come on, there's dead all over in the last scene! Fudging the rules to talk about Middle Earth is always acceptible, anyway. ;)

    And curling up with a book is definitely an activity, and it's my favorite too! And hurry for boots! I love boots. That's one of the things that got me most excited about fall! And I love breakfast too! Waffles are awesome.

    P.S. Seriously, Mary, your hair! It is so pretty.

    1. Dead LEAVES in the Fellowship. *face palm*

    2. YES, IT IS. (I will admit, I laughed a liiiiitle too hard at "there's dead all over in the last scene." XDDD)

      Same, girl! Boots, books, waffles, and just all the happy things. <3

      P.S. OH MY GRACIOUS, YOU. <3

  4. Awe, this was cute, Mary! It is so funny how different people end up bring in "person" (or is that in "vlog"???) than in writing... Maybe just me, but I always imagine people's voices in my head???

    Also - agreed! The Fellowship does strike me as a very "fall" movie! I mean, obviously the Cou cil of Elrond is very fall-ish... The leaves and browns and greens everywhere. And Bilbos birthday just feels kind of like a Fall Festival?? Honestly, the Shire seems to exist in a kind of permanent "fall"... All those pumpkins and mugs of beer, I guess??

    I actually say it car-a-mel... And it took me THE LONGEST time to realize people were talking about the same substance when they called it " car-mel." I was also baffled by Mr. Carmel in the Bible... ;)

    Kit-Kats are like my favorite candy ever!!! (I also happen to think candy corn is disgusting please don't hate me forever!)

    Aaaaand... I don't like the taste of pumpkin buy I love the smell!!! Mmmm...

    Fall is the best time of year, though, like you, I also like winter a lot... They kind of go together, yes??? We should just roll them into one season. We'll call it... Wintumn!

    Aaanyway - this post was awesome! Fall is almost over though! *weeps in corner*

    Congrats on that 67k!!! You are incredible!

    1. And I forgot to mention hoew much I love your new, wintery header! It's gorgeous!

    2. Aw, thank you so much! Well, I usually just read everyone's posts in my own voice...but I always imagine what they actually sound like. :D

      Yes indeed! Glad you agree. ^_^ So much fallish goodness going on in that film.

      Haha, yep, that is probably the more reasonable way to pronounce it...but I still pronounce it "car-mel" anyway. ;)

      *le gasp* You don't like candy corn?! How could you? (Juuuuust kidding. It's perfectly fine if you don't like it...that just means there's more for me, mwahahaha. *takes all your candy corn*)

      *takes all your pumpkin-flavored foods and gives you the candles* XD

      Wintumn, yesssss! I approve of this!

      Annnnd now fall is definitely over. :/ But winter is here, which means we will actually start to get decent weather where I live, hopefully. ;)

      Thank you so much, girl! You are such a sweet encouragement! <3

    3. You may have aaaaaaalll my candy corn! SERIOUSLY TAKE IT.

      Agh, I knooooow! All the sadness about fall being over... But I do love winter also!

  5. YAY!!! MARY DID A VLOG TAG (I may end up stealing that brilliant idea;))!!! :D Such a great idea!! I LOVED watching this, Mary!!!!

    I love pumpkin, too!! <3 And candles!!

    Yes, The Fellowship of the Ring does have a fall vibe going on. :D

    Ahhh...fall weather is my favorite!!! I love it. <3

    You described the weather PERFECTLY!!! I am so with you, girl!! 50s and 60s with a breeze...AND RAIN!!!! YES!!!!! <3 Nailed it.

    WAFFLES!!! I LOVE them!! I'll take a waffle over a pancake any day! We've had them for dinner before, too!! So good! I love it with strawberries and some Cool Whip on top!!! Mmmmmm...

    Thank you so much for doing the tag, Mary!! I loved watching this!! Great job!! :D And congrats on your word count!!! Your amazing!! :D Blessings to you my friend!! :D

    1. O and I LOVE the new blog look!!! <3

    2. D'awwww, thank you! It's not really an original idea...I'm pretty sure I've seen someone else do this at some point. :D BUT EEP, I LOVED YOUR VLOG, BY THE WAY. I just never got around to commenting. *sighs sadly*

      YES TO BOTH! I have two candles now...and I'm so excited to use my latest pine-scented one. :)

      Oh yes! Definitely. :D

      Isn't it amazing? So crisp and cool. ^_^

      AWWWW, glad I came across coherently. XD That kind of weather just IS fall! <3

      Same, girl. WAFFLES ARE THE BEST. (Even though I do love pancakes. ^_^) We have breakfast for dinner quite often...and that's always my favorite. :D

      Oh, it was my pleasure! Thank you so much for tagging me! I hope you're enjoying your blog break, and I can't wait to see you in the new year. ^_^

  6. WELL. DISPERSE ALL FEARS OF AWKWARDNESS FROM YOUR MIND BECAUSE I AM PROBABLY MORE AWKWARD THAN THAT ON VIDEO. (seriously though great job!!) Also I shall do a vlog one time. xP AND YOUR NEW DESIGN THOUGH <3 and btw this is getting really rambly but *whispers* I don't think I've ever been to an apple orchard or a pumpkin patch. XD

    1. HEY, THANKS SO MUCH. :D (But seriously, do ittttt, okay?) EEK SO GLAD YOU LIKE IT. Even if the main reason is because I replaced the pink, lol. ;)

      This needs to be remedied. LET'S GO TOGETHER, K?

    Sweaters, boots, and candy corn, oh my!!! Love fall stuff, even though my absolute favorite season is summer. :)
    You didn't really seem THAT awkward on video. Maybe it's just me though. *shrugs* Anyways, fantastic job on your vlog! You did better than me time-wise. I'm terrible at being concise when it comes to talking...or writing. I just go on and ON.
    Oh, I pronounce that sticky brown stuff as "car-mel". Just so you know.
    67k????? ARE YOU HUMAN????

    1. *recognizes blog title photos from Pinterest*


      AMEN SISTAH. ;) Nice to meet a fellow candy corn lover...even if winter is still the best season, just sayin'.

      Oh, hehe, thanks. :D I'm usually super rambly, too, don't worry. I thought you did really well on your vlog when I watched it. ^_^

      Ah, same here. *nods* AND NO I'M NOT HUMAN, OKAY. I'm obviously part squirrel.


  8. Goodness, Mary! You haven't been to an apple orchard? You should come to my work. *Nods* Swedish Blue Bear says! Because we grow over 54 varieties of apples. It is approved. ;)

    Enjoyed the blog post and winter is one of my favorite seasons, too! I like all seasons, but I adore winter. :)

    1. Oh, that's right! You work at an apple orchard. Whoaaaaa, 54 kinds?! I didn't even know there were that many. *books a flight to visit you*

      Thanks, Emily! Yessss, another winter buddy. *links arms and dances in the snow*


    This was so very fun to watch! You are not alone in never going apple picking or to a pumpkin patch or corn maze, I'm right there with you, girl. WE'RE SO DEPRIVED. I have been on a couple of hayrides though. They're amazing!

    I adore all things cinnamon, too. To eat, to smell, JUST GIVE ME ALL THE CINNAMON.

    OH. AND BOOTS. BOOOOOTS!!!! It was embarrassing how excited I got when our weather FINALLY got cool enough for boots again. I will probably wear boots every day I leave the house now until, like, March. #Obsessed But yes, I love ALL the fall/winter clothes. So much cuteness. I just love fall and winter in general. They are the best!

    I actually say care-a-mel myself. Isn't it funny how we all say it differently? XD

    CONGRATS ON THE 67K!!! *FLAILS* And thank you for doing another vlog for all your demanding fans. THIS WAS GREAT!

    1. OH. And I meant to tell you how much I love your braid! Your hair is gorgeous!!

    2. YOU GUYS. I can't believe that seeing me ramble like that actually makes you guys excited. XD BUT THANK YOU!!!

      Oh gosh, Lauriiiii, we need to get together and do these things! BECAUSE YES, WE ARE DEPRIVED. *desperately wishes for the millionth time that we could meet*

      CINNAMON. Omw, I loooove cinnamon, too. <3

      Yesss, boots are like my life. I SWEAR WE SHARE THE SAME BRAIN. I wear them all the time even though it's been 80 degrees here almost every day. -_- *whispers* But it's supposed to get down to 45 for the low tomorrow!!!! *happy squeals* I looooove getting to wear my fall/winter clothes!

      That's probably the more "correct" way to say it, hehe. But yes, it is entertaining to see how different people pronounce things. XD

      ACK, THANK YOU. It's so much fun doing these vlogs...even if you guys do force me into them. ;D (And gosh, my hair is quite a beast at times...glad it cooperated for this video. XD)

  10. *reads your about page* *wonders if your related*.
    YOUR BLOG is soooo cuuutttteee. <3 <3
    Will you visit mine? And be friends, shall we?

    1. EEP A NEW PERSON. *flails excitedly*

      Oh my stars, you are the sweetest! AHHH YES, LET'S BE FRIENDS INDEED, MIC. *goes to check out your blog*

      Thank you so much for your comment!

  11. Awww, Mary you're so cute. :)

    FotR was totally what I was thinking when you read that question. It's definitely fall-y.

    By the way, I've been thinking of doing a tag in vlog form for a while, so if I did just know I wasn't copy-catting you. ;) It's a great idea. *nods* :D

    Happy late Thanksgiving!

    1. Awww, thank you! :)

      Hehe, I guess that wasn't much of a surprise, was it? ;P It is very fallish.

      Oh, not at all! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! *squeals because I want to see a Meredith vlog*

      Hehe...Happy New Year now. ;)

  12. WOAH GIRL YOUR HAIR. XD But seriously, I'm probably going to say that every time you post a picture or a video of your beautiful self!! Your hair is GORGEOUS!
    Awkward and rambly? Huh. I beg to differ. If I had seen only that video and nothing else, I think that you would be very easy to talk to! I also think that you seemed more comfortable in front of the camera. =)

    1. YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS. Like...thank you so much. <3 *hugs*

      D'awwww, well, it's actually easier than I thought to talk to the camera. Easier than talking to other people, in fact. I can always do multiple takes if I REALLY need to. ;)

      Thanks again, dear friend!

  13. OH MY GOODNESS You are absolutely so pretty :)
    Hmm, I think I've said caramel both ways before? But I think now I usually say car-a-mel. *shrugs*
    YES I'VE NEVER BEEN TO AN APPLE ORCHARD EITHER. Well, I've gone peach picking at an orchard with my friends, and like the orchard also grew apples so I guess technically I've been to one but I've never actually, picked at one. hmmm.

    I loved reading this post, Mary!

    autumn's readings + writings


      Ah, cool! I only say it as "car-mel," haha.

      OOH, PEACH PICKING SOUNDS AWESOME, THOUGH. *is jealous* We totally need to have a blogging meetup at an apple orchard. IT WOULD BE EPIC.

      Thank you so much, Autumn! <3


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