Fall Bucket List: How I Did

 I know fall doesn't officially end until December 21st but each year around this time it starts to FEEL more like winter and I like to put together a Holiday bucket list to make sure we most of each day during this busy season.  



With that in mind today is the perfect time to look back on our fall bucket list and see how we did.  

1. Enjoy a weekend trip for Ben's birthday-- Check!  We had a fabulous time in Maine







2. Go apple picking-Nope! No one would go with me and picking apples by yourself just didn't sound fun.  We did stop by the orchard weekly for fresh apples, cider, and donuts (on occasion!)

3. Make apple pie, caramel apples,  or enjoy some apple treats like cider donuts-- Check!  We made 3 apple pies (2 frozen for Thanksgiving & Christmas), caramel apples, and a cider donut cake.




4. Take a few "new" hikes-- Double check!! We went on sooo many fall hikes this year. 









5. Watch the leaves change colors-- Check! We're so lucky that we have so many beautiful changes right in our own yard even. 




6. Make casseroles, soups, and stews--Check!  We made a few pot pies, a couple casseroles, a stew, and several soups.

7. Decorate the house for fall-- check!




8. Buy some mums-- check!



9. Take the boys annual photos-- Check! Columbus day weekend we took all of 20 minutes or so to snap some new photos (for the last time; I was informed!). 

One of the ones I'm not using.

10.  Have a fire in the fire pit-- Nope! We had no patio furniture left and little time at home on any weekend so far this fall. 

11.  Read a good "fall" book-- Check! I read The Ex Hex, and started this apple orchard mystery series. 


12. Watch some "fall" movies like Stepmom or When Harry Met Sally -- Check! I watched Autumn in New York, Runaway Bride, etc. 

13. Watch the sunrise-- check! 



14. Take the RZR out for a few rides-- 1/2 a check! We only made it out once but we had a nice long (and very muddy!) ride. 

15. Cozy up in front of the fireplace-- Not Yet!  But we definitely plan to get it going on Thanksgiving and since that's still fall I'm totally counting it! LOL.

16. Bake some maple glazed cinnamon buns or maple oatmeal cookies-- Check! I made traditional oatmeal cookies and some maple buttercream frosting and made little sandwich cookies.  They were so good. 


17. Put together a puzzle or two-- check! 




18. Make and listen to a fall themed playlist- Nope!  Not sure why I put this on my list to begin with as I am just not into music enough to curate a playlist. 

19. Come up with a fall manicure-- Check I was mostly drawn to dark colored nails this fall. 





20. Buy a flannel shirt or shacket for fall-- check!


I'm pretty pleased with how well I did! 

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Comments

  1. That was a fun fall! I love checking things off of a list, don't you? I loved all your fall hikes and manicures. That cider cake looked amazing! I had an apple cider donut for the first time ever this fall and it was amazing!

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    1. I really do take such satisfaction in crossing things off my list.

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  2. Sounds like you checked off most of your fall bucket list! I need to see how I went with my spring bucket list but I have a feeling that I haven't done so well. I will have to blame the weather because it is yet to feel like proper spring over here!!
    Ruth@playworkeatrepeat

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    1. I hate when the weather isn't cooperating like that (we had a really wet fall one year and every single one of our Friday hikes was canceled!).

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  3. You did great and made it a wonderful fall!

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  4. Nice job Mama and your fall decor is just sooo pretty!

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  5. Wow - so many checks! Impressive...looks like a rather nice (and productive) fall!! And great picture of your guys!!

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    1. I thought that was pretty good too. Thanks.

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  7. It does start to feel like winter now, it's certainly got a lot colder here.
    You did really well with your bucket list! x

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    1. We had ice on the lake this morning when we woke up and my thermometer said it was only 12 out!

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  8. Getting the cider and doughnuts is really the whole point of apple picking anyway, right?! Sounds like you've had a great couple of months.

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  9. Those cinnamon buns look extremely delicious! And you can always make a winter fire!

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    1. Definitely! We get our fireplace and woodstove going a lot in winter.

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  10. You got a lot of fun things done and accomplished. Good job!

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  11. You definitely got a lot of things done on your fall bucket list!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos of your hikes; just gorgeous fall scenery. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  12. Well done. Beautiful photos. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  13. You really did wonderful considering how much was on your list. I never do the playlist thing either, haha.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking with playlists... that is just not me.

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  14. I am always so impressed by people who make lists, remember their lists, and then complete them! That photo of the sunrise is glorious!

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  15. So many checks! Kudos!
    Those cinnamon buns look divine!

    Hugs and blessings, Joanne!

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  16. What an amazing fall. I love the photo of your boys! Your food and nature photos can't be beat!

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  17. You're spending your autumn very well. I'm inspired to be a bit more organized. :)
    Beautiful pictures, Joanne. :)

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  18. I would say you did a good job on your Fall bucket list. You got a lot accomplished and it's not even winter.

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  19. What fun Joanne! I'm happy to hear you got through most of your list. I always enjoy your photos.
    Visiting today from Encouraging Hearts And Home #29&31

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  20. Y'all did great!! We didn't go apple picking this year either. It seems every year when we have fall break that the apples are already picked over, so we haven't gone the last two years.

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