As much as I LOVE Summer, I gotta admit I adore Fall. The crisp air, crunchy leaves, light layers, all pumpkin everything. I feel like Fall is just the epitome of cozy and homey. I thought it would be fun to share a Fall Bucket List with y’all today! What are some of your favorite Fall traditions? What’s on your Fall Bucket List?
VISIT THE PUMPKIN PATCH
This is one of my favorite fall activities, especially with little ones! Last year we took pictures of Sadie in the pumpkins and it was the cutest thing ever. There is a REAL pumpkin patch just outside of Lubbock and they take you on a hayride and into the pumpkin patch and you get to literally pick your own pumpkins right off the vine. Such a neat experience. They also have a corn maze and tons of pumpkin filled scenery that will make your heart explode and rain down pumpkin spice confetti.
VISIT AN APPLE ORCHARD
This is another one that is the epitome of Fall to me. We have an apple orchard right outside Lubbock and it is so cute! They are the only organic apple orchard in Texas and offer so many fun activities if you have children. They have hayrides, a fun little shop where you can buy apple butter, apples and all kinds of yummy treats.
VISIT A CORN MAZE
I love a good corn maze. Our cute little pumpkin patch has one right one the premises so it makes it easy to kill two birds with one stone. Get a group together and go through a corn maze. Make a date night out of it! Take your littles. You could even make it a contest and see who can make it through the fastest. Winner gets a prize. This is definitely a fun fall bucket list option!
MAKE PUMPKIN BREAD
Heck, make pumpkin ANYTHING. One of favorite things to make is chocolate chip pumpkin bread and Ive had great luck with this recipe. Pumpkin cookies or pumpkin pancakes are delish too! I always find it so funny how much I love pumpkin things, because I HATE pumpkin pie. I try it every year and every year I hope I will love it, but every year I hate it. It’s the texture (gag). I don’t do thick textures like pudding and yogurt so pumpkin pie kind of falls under this category for me. But, I can appreciate a good pumpkin flavor.
DRINK A YUMMY FALL DRINK
Think PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte), Spiced Apple Cider, Pecan Praline Latte, Hot Toddy. I love a good fall drink. Something about being cozied up in bed with a blanket and cup o’ something warm. Mmmm.
VISIT THE FAIR
Fall in Texas means the State Fair of Texas. All the praise hands. If you live in Texas and have never been, you’re missing out. Fletchers corndog oh em gee. I know tons of cities have fair’s in the fall. Get yourself a turkey leg, roasted corn on the cob and something fried (fried cookie dough is always my top choice) and check the fair off your list.
MAKE BEANS & CORNBREAD
Beans and cornbread have always been a fall and winter staple in my family. It always gives me flashbacks to being at the deer lease and my grandma making a big ol’ pot of beans. Eating around the campfire with friends and family. Talk about comfort food.
You’re just not doing fall right if you don’t carve a few pumpkins. I love that painting pumpkins has become a fun alternative to the traditional carving. The options are really endless and it makes it fun for littles to get involved without having to worry about them handling sharp/dangerous objects. No losing fingers necessary for this activity.
WEAR COZY LAYERS
Perhaps one of my favorite things about the fall and winter months is the fashion. I love layers and adding interest to outfits with them. One of my favorite cozy brands is Cuddl Duds. Everything they have feels like butter. What I love most is how versatile the pieces are. They aren’t just limited to loungewear! You could so easily pair them with “regular” clothes to achieve the ultimate cozy look. I have been practically living in my Fleece Hooded Wrap Cardigan and Software Crewneck Top. They are available at Kohls and are the perfect layering pieces. Throw a blanket scarf on when the weather gets cooler or layer with a fun statement necklace! From 10/27 – 11/7 get $10 off when you spend $40 or more.
GO ON A HIKE
If you live somewhere where there are trees turning this is a must for you. Unfortunately, West Texas isn’t known for its tree’s and beautiful scenery. When I was pregnant with Sadie we went to Telluride, CO during the fall and the aspens looked like they were on fire. It was absolutely breathtaking. It’s the perfect time of year to take the family on a hike or bike ride.
What are some things on walls bucket list this fall? Have you done any of these yet? Regardless if you already have fun traditions established or not, its never too late to add in some new ones and try new things! I hope this fall is magical for you, friends.
And as always, because the condition of my heart is far more important than anything I put on my body, I leave you with this. “He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.” Proverbs 11:28