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