the sparkly life: My Fall Bucket List

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

My Fall Bucket List

fall bucket list
Art by the very talented Sophie & Lili
So I did okay on my Summer Bucket List. Quick scorecard: It was a "Yes" on the reading, the nap outside, the fruit picking, and the multiple Cliff's ice cream cones. It was "sort of" on the cobbler (my mom made one--and I ate it!), solo stuff with each kid (I took my daughter to a big day at the outlets, but that's pretty much it), and the dinner party in our new backyard (we're having a party--though not really a dinner party--there in two weeks!), and a sad "No" on more date nights and learning to make a green acai bowl. 

But now it's (almost) fall! Here's what's on my to-do list so far. (BTW, I'm going to write it on this adorable fall bucket list printable, so I can do some very satisfying crossing out!) 

Go apple picking. We went peach picking this August, and my kids loved it (well, until they both got allergic skin reactions to either the peach fuzz or the pesticides. #city kids). I know they'll love apple picking--and the hay rides that go along with it--even more. Plus, we haven't done it in ages. 

Go pumpkin picking, too. At an actual patch. We usually just pick one up at the garden center near us, but I think my kids would love to do it at the patch. Maybe combined with apple picking?

Use my resusable cup for all those lattes. I'm not a PSL girl, but I love my regular lattes. And it pains me how much waste I alone create by visting Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts every day (and sometimes even twice a day). I've tried to get in the habit of bringing my own reusable cup before but it's never really caught on for me. But I just got one I'm really excited about. The Stojo cup is absolutely adorable, it works for both hot or cold drinks (has its own reusable straw!), and (best part) it collapses into itself and squishes down into a little disc that is much easier to throw in your purse. I really, really want to start taking it with me--and using it. Wish me luck! #notsponsored

Beef up my fall wardrobe. It's sad, guys. Since I rarely go into the office anymore, I tend to shop less. My fall wardrobe definitely needs a kick in the butt. I want to focus on great basics and a few fun things. I just bought this J.Crew Factory sweater (love the bright blue and the fact that it was just $21!) and this camo fleece jacket.

Decorate the house for Halloween. Sometimes we go all out decorating; sometimes we just kind of phone it in. Halloween is big in my town though, and this year though, I want to be one of the must-see houses in the 'hood.

Take some fall photos. We want family pics, pics of the kids, and also some shots with our au pair!

Make at least one photo book. I need to make about 1,000 of these, but there's one I need to get done by a mid-fall deadline, so...I'm going to do it!

Clean up/organize dining room and kitchen. The list of places that need to be de-cluttered and properly organized in my house is long, but I'll start with these two rooms. (Do you guys follow @horderlynyc? She's been an inspiration to me!)

Host an outdoor fall party in the backyard. We never got around to doing the summer dinner party, so I want to do an outdoors fall party before it gets too cold. S'mores on the fire pit would be fun, right?

See a Broadway show. I love seeing plays and musicals, but when you live in NYC, it's one of those "Oh I could do that anytime" things that you end up never doing. I'm trying to be better about seeing them more regularly though, so I'd definitely like to catch one in the fall. On my list right now: Waitress, Harry Potter, Mean Girls, The Band's Visit, and maybe Dear Evan Hansen (for the third time...eek!).

Go to a football game. I generally hate football, but we already have plans to go to a college football game in Chicago this fall, so I'm cheating and putting this on the list. Now there's at least one thing that I know I'll cross off! ;)


So, that's mine. Nothing earth-shattering, but seems like the start to a pretty good fall to me. Now, tell me: What's on your fall bucket list?


candy said...

I love fall cooler weather. Warm sweaters. Fall bizarres and apple and pumpkins. So much to do and enjoy

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I have a few organizational goals, especially since the kids have returned to school. We plan to visit a corn maze.

melissa chapman said...

These are all gret ideas for fall. I love seeing the leaves change color and picking apples is a great way to spend a fall day with the kids.

Masshole Mommy said...

I love your list! I definitely want to go apple and pumpkin picking. I want to decorate my house HARDCORE this year for Halloween, too!!

SimplyTasheena said...

Your fall bucket list sounds pretty amazing. I would love to attend a football game before the weather starts to change.

AiringMyLaundry said...

You have a fun list here! I hope you get to complete everything on the list. I want to go see a Broadway show.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy said...

I love my lattes too. I need to bring my reusable cup to the store more often. I hate all the waste of those disposable cups!

Joline said...

Ahh the season of PSL. I'd love to go apple picking too and bake all kinds of apple treats!

Pam said...

I need to set a fall bucket list/goals list. My fall wardrobe could definitely use some beefing up.

Swathi said...

Your bucket list is perfect for the season, I wish to go apple picking and pumpkin patch. Love to bake all kinds of fall treats.

ricci said...

I have a fall bucket list about a mile long. I jut put out all my fall decor and I can't wait for the weather to change now!!

Cathy Mini said...

Great lists to do before weather change. I want to decorate my new home for halloween!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

I don't have a fall bucket list. We did go to a farm a couple of years back where they had both apple picking and pumpkin picking, it was a lot of fun and I'd like to do it again.

Bekah Loves Blog said...

Theatre is always on my bucket list! We tried to go apple picking last year and the orchard closed on our way over. I'll have to make that happen this year.

Carol Cassara said...

It's awesome to have a bucket list for the new season! Fall is so exciting and there's so much that we can do without worrying about the weather being too warm or too cold. Hope you complete your list!

Kate | Life of a Ginger said...

I LOVE the fall. Sadly we don't get much of a fall here in NC! Good luck on your list this season!

Sara Welch said...

I am so ready to get some good work done this fall. This is my best time of year.

Kita Bryant said...

Woo so glad to see summer on its way out. It has been too hot!

Unknown said...

Love your bucket list! I am so enjoyed of learning your information!

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