I thought long and hard about this year’s Fall bucket list because I want to get as much out of my favorite season as possible. For me, Fall is all about new experiences, and I hope my bucket list will reflect that. Plus, these activities are the perfect lead in to the Holidays!
My Fall Bucket List
Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch
I haven’t been to a pumpkin patch since I was a little girl! This year I want to take my son to pick a pumpkin for our front porch. I can’t wait to show you my fall porch decorations, which will also include some of the projects from the Dollar Tree decor ideas.
Drink hot cocoa or hot apple cider
Hot cocoa is my go-to drink all year long, but I will try some hot apple cider every now and then during the Fall. It’s the best when I am outside, enjoying the chill in the air and admiring the changing leaves.
Burn a fall scented candle
My favorite scented candle this time of year is White Barn 3-Wick Cinnamon Spiced Vanilla! I light this one in the kitchen, and my whole house smells like autumn baking. Yum! Usually Bath and Body Works has a sale on these for $10 or so.
Watch a scary movie
Now, I’m not usually a scary movie person, but I will get in the mood for one as we get closer to Halloween. This year, I think I am going to watch a marathon of Friday the 13th. And I definitely WILL be watching Hocus Pocus and Nightmare Before Christmas before this month is over.
Have a DIY wine tasting and spa day
This is so much fun! And you can do it solo or with friends. I usually get 3-4 bottles of different types of wine (or have each of your friends bring their favorite bottle) and I pull out my favorite facemask and nail polish. Boom! Instant me-time or girl’s night.
Play football in the leaves
My son and I love playing in the leaves, and our football games usually turn into a wrestling match in the grass. And it never fails that we come back in the house, winded and itchy, looking for the soothing lotion.
Update my skincare routine
Fall is the perfect time to switch out my moisturizer for something a little heavier than I was using in the summer months. And I add an extra moisturizing mask every week, just to make sure my skin doesn’t dry out.
Cozy up with a good book
Ok, so maybe I do this all year long, but there is something so cozy about the Fall weather that makes a new book appealing. I pull out my hot cocoa, grab my throw blanket, and snuggle in with a new paperback.
Try something pumpkin flavored
…and no, I’m not talking about a PSL from Starbucks. With pumpkin spice becoming so popular now, I have too many other choices. I think I might pick up the pumpkin spice eggnog I saw at Target the other day… yummm. I’ll let you know how it tastes!
Please feel free to follow me on IG, where you will see me experience most of these items in my IG stories!
Visit a farmer’s market
From the fresh produce to the handcrafted items, this harvest season just screams “farmer’s market”. I stock up on items I need for holiday meals and I freeze what I’m not going to use right away.
Donate to a canned food drive
This is also the time of year where many organizations are hosting food drives, and I feel like it is my responsibility to give when I am fortunate enough to have the resources.
Wear a sweater and boots
I have been on the lookout for a new pair of wide calf boots so I can rock my favorite jeans, sweater, boots outfit. Stay tuned, I WILL find the perfect pair before Christmas.
Take a drive to see the colorful leaves
I mean… is there anything better that cruising down the highway with the windows cracked just enough to catch the cool breeze while seeing the leaves change color?
Go on a hayride
In the list of activities in the DC Metro Area I posted yesterday, a few of those festivals included hayrides. I think I’m more excited than my son to bounce through the pumpkin patch with a bale of hay as my seat.
Write a list of everything I am grateful for!
While I am thankful for my blessings every day of the year, this is the extra special time leading up to the holidays that has me reflecting on everything I am grateful for. I like to write it all down and save it for this time next year, so I can see what has changed and what has stayed the same.