Fall is here, and I am bursting at the seems with excitement. When the air is crisp and fresh, it feels like such an opportunity for a fresh start, to press the reset button. I love putting together a little fall bucket list every year to create a sense of adventure in our family, and fully enjoy the season and all it has to offer! Here’s what you’ll find on our bucket list this fall:
1. Have a fall picnic outdoors
We had such a fun time doing this last year, when you can finally be outside for more than 5 minutes without dripping in sweat. We make it a goal to get outside every single day, to promote adventure, and for my sanity, so we’re often taking a blanket and our food to the yard at lunchtime. But what’s really special is when we can get to the park, and Dad can come along! Bring some games or a soccer ball to really make it a fun evening.
2. Bake fall goodies
I love baking anything and everything in the cooler months. When we go apple picking, I plan to use the apples to bake an apple pie. We’re also big fans of pumpkin bread and muffins, spiced granola, and pumpkin cookie cutters, as well! But I think my favorite part is how cozy and yummy it allmakes the house smell.
If you’re really in for a treat, give my most popular recipe (and our family’s favorite) a try – savory pumpkin pizza! It really is my favorite pizza ever.
3. Make a pumpkin flavored smoothie
This kind of goes along with baking, but Piper is such a smoothie lover that it had to have a category all it’s own. She calls them a “smoobie” and requests one often.
4. Do a fall craft with the kids
I hope to make some fall banners out of construction paper with Piper for the playroom. I’d also love to paint pumpkins with her! I plan to hop on pinterest and come up with some fun ideas.
5. Decorate the front porch
Nothing makes it feel more like fall than coming home to pumpkins and mums on the front porch! It makes my heart so happy. I love the fantasy pumpkins in soft shades of orange, gray, and white. We pick ours up from trader joe’s!
6. Put up a fall wreath
I have done a magnolia wreath in the past, but I am leaning towards a wheat wreath this year! I love adding a wreath to signal a new season. I typically stick one on our front door and the door in our kitchen.
7. Carve a pumpkins + have a bonfire
Every year we get together with our whole family and eat chili, sit by the bonfire, and carve pumpkins. It’s the most delightful evening and I look forward to it every year!
8. Light fall candles
Currently in our house we have the Anthropologie pumpkin candle going. It fills the entire house with the smell of pumpkins and is so strong, in the best way. I also love Lindbergh candle co. (my favorites are ‘cabin’ and ‘lumberjack’) and I’ve been wanting to try Candelles!
9. Bundle up and go for walk outside
10. Drink a pumpkin spice latte
So cliche, but I really do love them! I have to have at least one during the season! ;)
A few other things on my list… go for a ride through the mountains to see the leaves change, go apple picking, and make a big pot of chili. But, at the top of my list, is just getting outside. With the help of Terminix, we’ll really get to enjoy the changing season in a pest-free, kid-friendly backyard!
What’s on your family’s bucket list!?
This post is in partnership with Terminix Services, Inc., but all opinions are my own.