Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Bucket List

It really feels like fall when Target has that end cap in the food section with all the baking ingredients + pumpkin spice everything.  You totally know what I'm talking about, right?  I will not disclose how much excitement I felt when I saw that display out earlier this week - so many cozy vibes + it just made me a little more excited for fall!  You know summer is my favorite so it is a little sad for me to let go, but we've got lots to look forward to and today I'm sharing a few of the things on our fall bucket list! :)

1.)  Go to an orchard + pick apples.  This one's done, but I had to include it anyway because it's kind of a staple. ;)  I should include here that I also would like to make a fancy looking pie with the pretty cut out leaves and whatnot - my pies usually taste good, but looks?  Not so much.

2.)  Go out for ice cream - while the weather is still nice enough to do so!

3.)  Go pumpkin picking + carve them.  Last year's cat-o-lantern did not disappoint, so spoiler alert: it's definitely happening again this year. 

4.)  Drive around + look at the foliage.  We talked about driving up to Vermont for a day one weekend to see the foilage and find some fun places to eat along the way!  Realistically, I'm not sure that it will happen this year, but I'd still love to and I think Ellie would enjoy it too.  Hopefully we can squeeze it in sometime this season!

5.)  Give Ellie her "boo basket".  October 1st is Halloween basket day at our house and is a tradition I decided to start last year.  I'll share what's going in Ellie's this year soon (I promise it's nothing too crazy), but in the meantime you can check out some ideas here.

6.)  Halloween breakfast!  Another fun thing to do as a family, because who doesn't love an excuse to eat good food?!  There are endless ideas of festive foods on Pinterest, so be sure to get a little (p)inspired before you decide on a menu!  Some easy decorations + kitty ears make Halloween breakfast complete.  Last year's posts can be found here and here.

7.)  Trick-or-treat, obviously!  Dressing Baby Ellie up for her first Halloween was a must + a lot of fun for me of course, but I'm hoping she gets a little enjoyment out it too this year... especially when I know she would rather run around nude than wear any kind of costume I could think to put on her.

8.)  Play in the leaves.  There's never any shortage in our yard, so feel free to come play... but only if you bring your own rake. ;)

9.)  Thanksgiving for three.  We spend Thanksgiving visiting our family (which we love to do!!), but I'd also love to have a very mini dinner just the three of us, maybe the week before the real Turkey Day.  A new tradition in our new house?!  Which leads me to...

10.)  MOVE! I kind of can't believe it's actually happening since we've been talking about it forever, but it is and it looks like November is the month!  So much excitement, and probably a lot of chaos, but we cannot wait.

Not included above is watching lots of Patriots games and of course eating all the fall goodies (caramel apples!!) + drinking all the apple cider I can find... but I think those are a given. :)  Also, what are the odds that I can get my black cat to pose for a picture like the one above?  Or maybe while wearing a scarf?!  Kitty heart eyes for days.

Do you have anything fun on your fall bucket list?  I'd love to hear!  Happy First Day of Fall EVE!

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