Fall Bucket List

Today, I’m sharing my Fall Bucket List. This is post number 2 in my series, 31 Days of Embracing The Fall Season.

Can I confess?  Bucket lists tend to cause me a bit of anxiety.  The need to try to do all the things is stressful.

I think though I’ve figured out the main problem.  I’ve been making bucket lists focused on us doing things as a family.  My bucket list needs to be just for me.  It will still have things I’d like to do with my family, of course, but mostly it will have things I want to accomplish on a personal level.

My idea for creating a fall bucket list was inspired a bit by the Autumn Bucket List put together by Rebecca from Rebecca’s Hearth and Home. When I popped over to get the link, I saw she is also doing a 31 days series about The Joys of Autumn.  Great minds perhaps?  Except, she already loves autumn so I am very much looking forward to reading her series.

My Fall Bucket List For 2017

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  1. Drink a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte (preferably when meeting a friend for coffee)
  2. Decorate the front yard and house for Halloween/fall
  3. Plant spring bulbs
  4. Add some mum and other fall flowers to the front porch and garden area
  5. Make candied apples using my mom’s recipe
  6. Watch for migrating birds
  7. Take a trip to Truman Lake to (hopefully) see the pelicans
  8. Take a trip to Weston Bend State Park
  9. Go on at least one nature hike each week (and take pictures!)
  10. Read a book on a rainy day
  11. Collect quotes and poems about autumn
  12. Find and eat a good apple fritter (i.e., not one from the grocery store)
  13. Make Halloween goody bags to add to the candy bowl on Halloween
  14. Make a list of Halloween movies to watch with the boys
  15. Cook chili
  16. Rake leaves and jump in a pile of them
  17. Do fall house cleaning
  18. Add cozy touches and decorations to the inside of the house
  19. Start Christmas shopping (does that count as embracing fall?)
  20. Visit a corn maze
  21. Get pumpkins
  22. Visit Powell Gardens
  23. Plan J’s birthday (it’s in November)
  24. Make art with leaves and acorns and/or other natural elements
  25. Make a fall snack mix and take it on a drive to see the fall trees
  26. Clean off the deck and sit outside with a cup of hot chocolate on a cool night
  27. Spend a day under the covers watching Netflix
  28. Pare down and put away summer clothes
  29. Bake bread
  30. Put away summer clothes
  31. Figure out our Thanksgiving plans

The above list is in random order.  Also, I’m giving myself the entire fall to complete it.  If you are a lover of all things fall, did you notice anything important I missed on the list?  Please, let me know.

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8 thoughts on “Fall Bucket List

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  2. Rebecca L Knox

    Ohmygoodness, Jean! Thank you so much for mentioning my post on your blog and for sharing the link! What an unexpected surprise! It cracks me up that we’re both writing about fall in the 31-Day challenge, but I’m glad. Autumn is definitely my favorite season and I think that there will plenty of inspiration to keep me going on it. I’m looking forward to reading your 31-Day posts, as well. As for your fall bucket list, it looks GREAT! You’ve got a few things listed there that I would have added to mine if I had thought of them. I love the idea of watching for migrating birds and visiting Truman Lake to see the pelicans. We often go to Schell-Osage at Schell City or Four Rivers near Rich Hill to view the migrating birds and it’s always such a treat. If you ever get a chance and want to make a day trip, come hike a trail at Prairie State Park (that’s where I work as a naturalist). The tall grasses and autumn flowers are so beautiful in the fall. If you let me know ahead of time, I’d be happy to give you a guided tour. Will be at Missouri Town this weekend for the craft festival. Am so looking forward to all the wonderful joys of autumn! You have a great week ahead and enjoy the autumn splendor! <3
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    1. Jean Post author

      I’m making a note of your ideas and just may take you up on that guided tour offer :). Funny, right after I finished my post today, I went out in the front to see the yard next door full of birds! I hadn’t seen any around here for a while except the Bluejays. Today I saw Robins, Bluejays, A brown thrasher, my doves, and a cardinal out there. Hope you enjoy your time at Missouri Town this weekend. It’s a band competition weekend for us.

      1. Rebecca L Knox

        Just let me know when. I work most Fridays and Saturdays and some Sunday afternoons (at least through October) and, even if I’m not working, I would be happy to meet you all out there and give you the tour anyway. That’s awesome that you saw so many birds yesterday! We’ve had a lot of robins in our yard this year, too. I mean…I’m talking dozens at one time. What in the world is up with that??? (For some reason it always makes me think of an old Hitchcock movie!) Am looking forward to Missouri Town. Haven’t been in years! Will be nice to meet up with my cousin and revisit it all again.
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        1. Jean Post author

          I’ll be sure to let you know 🙂 Looks like they changed the weather forecast and the weekend rain is going to be here today and tomorrow, so you should get a sunny day out at Missouri Town. Might want to plan for mud though.

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