My Fall Bucket List

 I am pretty excited about the arrival of fall.  While I love spring and summer too there's just something about that fall that makes me feel invigorated.  Those crisp temperatures, the crunch of leaves underfoot and the beautiful colorful leaves all around never fail to put a smile on my face.  In preparation of the new season I wanted to share my fall bucket list (all the photos used in this post are old ones from previous falls)! 



1. Enjoy a weekend trip for Ben's birthday-- We're heading to Maine! 


2. Go apple picking

Though I do miss these bright and eager helpers willing to pick any apple!

3. Make apple pie, caramel apples,  or enjoy some apple treats like cider donuts


4. Take a few "new" hikes

5. Watch the leaves change colors


6. Make casseroles, soups, and stews


7. Decorate the house for fall



8. Buy some mums


9. Take the boys annual photos

(2018 photo)

10.  Have a fire in the fire pit


11.  Read a good "fall" book


12. Watch some "fall" movies like Stepmom or When Harry Met Sally 

13. Watch the sunrise


14. Take the RZR out for a few rides


15. Cozy up in front of the fireplace


16. Bake some maple glazed cinnamon bun or maple oatmeal cookies


17. Put together a puzzle or two


18. Make and listen to a fall themed playlist

19. Come up with a fall manicure


20. Buy a flannel shirt or shacket for fall


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Comments

  1. Yes to all of these! Fall is just the best! I am so excited for fires and soups!

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    1. Me too!... though I'm a little alarmed at just how quickly the cold weather is coming up here..

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  2. You are so fortunate to have a front row seat to the beauty of the leaves changing colors right on your property. I know that some people travel to New England in the fall to see foliage. Does your area get an influx of people visiting from other parts of the country to see fall foliage? A fire in the fire pit sounds like fall perfection!

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    1. We don't see a lot of uptick in tourists in our area; in fact my husband and I often travel to Vermont or New Hampshire ourselves this time of year! The fall weather is perfect hiking weather and we just can't resist even if we do get the pretty leaves here too.

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  3. These sound perfect and you're reminding me that it's been a while since I read Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, my favorite autumn read!

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    1. I never think of re-reading old favorite fall reads (or even books for that matter!).

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  4. Love this list- you are making me very excited about fall :)

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  5. What a great fall bucket list Joanne. I hope you can manage to do most of the things on you list.

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  6. I do love this time of year. The weather is not too bad and as much as I hate the cold I do love those crisp mornings.
    What a great list. I have been getting fruit, mainly apples and pears off my dad's trees and baking with them. I need to try making caramel apples, yum, yum!
    It sounds like you have some fantastic plans.

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    1. Oh how lucky you are to get apples and pears from your dad!

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  7. This is such a great list. I love When Harry Met Sally! Maple flavored things are looking more popular this fall - I might have to try some!

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    1. I never used to like maple much but it is becoming a new favorite fall flavor for me.

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  8. Your bucket list sounds wonderful and loving all the photos from previous years! I never really make bucket lists but maybe I need to. Apple picking is my favorite fall activity, it's getting harder to go with the kids as they are older now but hopefully we can continue the tradition. Same with a fall hike. Even harder since my husband has to work every Sunday and with my daughter's dance schedule we only have Friday and Saturday afternoons.... Planning ahead is the only way I think!

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    1. Yeah, my boys are not into picking apples (or any fruit anymore, really) but I still try to drag them at least once a fall.

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  9. Your list includes so many fall favorite activities for most of us - great job covering a lot of fun. #MMBC

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  10. I love your list! I'm working on mine - can't wait for the weather to cool down here in Phoenix!

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    1. Oh I bet that takes awhile out there! We are already looking ahead at this week's forecast and it doesn't even look like our temps will reach 60 by week's end... which I will admit I'm a bit bummed about. I like the 60's & 70's!

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  11. Well if you put it like that, fall looks pretty good!

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    1. Right?! It really is my favorite season... I just dread the long, cold one that follows it! LOL.

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  12. Apple pie is my favorite - but eating it in fall is just something special!!!!
    I dont usually do bucket lists - but fall just calls for them!

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    1. Oh yes, you can really tell when those apple treats are made with fresh fall apples.

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  13. Oh yes, I'll definitely read that! I can't wait.

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  14. Love your fall bucket list and it includes so many of my favourites too. I am looking forward to allergy free days so I can spend more time outside. A Very Happy Fall to you, JoAnne!

    -Soma

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    1. I never used to have fall allergies but they are really bothering me this year!

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  15. So much fun to be had! I am so ready for the temps to finally make the shift.

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    1. I definitely like the cooler temps of fall but I don't want to wish away these warm days either knowing it just going to get colder and colder.

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  16. That's the best part about getting apples....the PIE!!! We used to have 3 apple trees in our back yard and my mom would make us pie after pie. Oh, those were the days,
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Oh yes! My mom made the best apple pies and so I stole her recipe. LOL.

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  17. This is the perfect fall bucket list, Joanne! I miss going to an orchard to pick apples. I really need to invest the time to find one near us!!

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  18. Ahhhh the perfect list! I can't wait until the leaves start changing here! Won't be much longer!

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    1. Ours already are... and rather quickly too.

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  19. love your fall bucket list. I need to switch from my hot pink toes that I have had since memorial day to something more fall.

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    1. I was just thinking this morning that I really need to paint my nails and toenails-- it's not always easy to find the perfect time to do that though.

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  20. That’s a great list! I can’t wait to see all of your fall pictures! Sarah - Sunshine & Books

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