Fall Bucket List

Happy First Day of Autumn!  I’m officially ready for fall now that I am back from my summer vacation at Myrtle Beach.  It was a wonderful week,  simply perfect. There’s just something about the warm salty breeze at the shore. It’s so refreshing, healing, and relaxing. It’s been less than 24 hours, and I’m missing this already.

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But now we’re on to autumn, one of my favorite seasons. I love the colors, scents, and tastes! This morning we picked up some pumpkins for the front stoop and I’ve got my Fall Bucket List ready so here we go…

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(1) Try out three new recipes. One made with apples, one with pumpkins, and a soup.  Do you have something good to share?  Please leave me a comment.

(2) Make an autumn craft project.  I really need something for my front door, maybe a wreath? Last fall I made these 3 pillows.

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(3) Go to a fall festival.  They are abundant this time of year!

(4) Go back to the beach.  Plans are already in the works.

(5) Declutter, declutter, declutter.  Some things are headed to the trash, some items I’ll sell, and some of my things will be donated to Goodwill.  I have a goal of a minimum of 5 items a day out of the house starting today.

(6) Purchase a new (to me) fall outfit from Goodwill.

(7) Go to Starbucks or McDonald’s for a Pumpkin Spice Latte or better yet, make my own at home.  Surely there’s a Pinterest recipe out there.

(8) Head out for dinner and a flu shot with my husband.  It’s an annual date night event for us.

(9) Read three books.  It doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s often hard to squeeze in time to read.  Any recommendations for me?

(10)  Watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Have you made your Fall Bucket List yet?

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7 thoughts on “Fall Bucket List

  1. Great Goals for Fall! I havent’ done this type of thing, but lov eth idea of it. Glad you had a wonderful vacation, Myrtle Beach is a great place! I am blessed to be in a beach community and am looking forward to our upcoming Neptune’s Festival which is a Fall event where locals take back our beach after tourist season ends… We have sandcastle artists that come from all over the world!

    • I got the idea from last September’s issue of Woman’s Day magazine. I thrifted the pillows at Goodwill so no sewing there and cut out pieces of felt and hand stitched them on with embroidery floss. I picked up a package of fall-themed cut outs at Dollar Tree and used them for the patterns. Very cheap and easy. Pillows were $2.25 each and felt was 4 for $1.00. $1.00 for the cut outs and I already had plenty of embroidery floss. Well under $10 to make them all. Here’s the link for the online Woman’s Day feature where I got the idea… http://www.womansday.com/home/craft-ideas/throw-pillow-designs

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