10 Things You Should Do This Fall

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fall is my favorite time of year. Maybe it's because I'm an October baby, or maybe it's because I love any type of weather that gives me an excuse to wear pretty sweaters and spend my days baking/eating fall treats.

My only issue with fall is that it never lasts. Summer in Texas seems to last an eternity, but fall is gone in the blink of an eye. Not wanting to waste my favorite time of year, I've made a little bucket list.


1. Go to a pumpkin patch, and pick out a pumpkin. 

My church has an annual pumpkin patch, and it's something I look forward to every year. I visited home last weekend, and I made sure to stop by and buy a few little pumpkins for my dorm room. It's not remotely close to being autum-like in South Texas, but the pumpkin patch helps me pretend.

white pumpkins:
Photo by OldJoy
2. Decorate said pumpkin. 

Carving our Halloween pumpkin was a big deal when I was little. My dad would chase my and I around with the "insides" of the pumpkin, and I thought it was absolutely disgusting, but I loved every second of it. After discovering Pinterest, I found so many new ways to decorate pumpkins without necessarily carving them. These are two of my favorites:

Glitter pumpkins.:
Photo by Stroke of Luxe
Get the Whole World in On Your Pumpkin Painting Fun:
Photo by Martha Stewart
3. Go apple picking.

A lot of my favorite memories involve reading with my mom. She read to us year round, but during fall,we always checked out a book from a library about a family that goes apple picking. I've never actually been apple picking during fall, but we've read the book a million times, so it's something that I definitely hope to do one day.
4. Wear cozy, chunky, oversized sweaters. 

I'm a firm believer in oversized, chunky sweaters. Even though I live in Texas where it gets cold for like 2 weeks out of the entire year, 90% of my clothes are sweaters. Basically if the high is below 90, I'm wearing a sweater. 



5. Bake, eat, repeat. 

I know a lot of people really hate the pumpkin fad that happens every year around the beginning of October, but I'm personally a member of the pumpkin bandwagon. I never get to bake as much as I like to, but in an ideal world, I would spend my fall days baking anything and everything pumpkin while wearing huge sweaters. With my mom. 

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Sugar Cookies // These cookies may just blow your mind! In the cookie there is NO refined sugar! Not only that, they are DELICIOUS! Of course, I did top them with a classic cream cheese and together they are a match made in heaven! Added some pumpkin flare to make them great all fall long! | Tried and Tasty
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Sugar Cookies recipe and photo by Tried and Tasty
6. Walk it out. 

Crisp morning air. Crunchy fall leaves under your shoes. Beautiful views. Going for a walk is always a good idea, but there's something about fall that makes even ordinary walks seem a little more extraordinary. 

Photo by Taylor Golden

7. Take in the view. 

My favorite color is autumn. It only comes once a year, and the death of something never looked so beautiful. I always get caught up in the busyness of life, but it's really important to step back and take in the view sometimes. Especially if the view is as gorgeous as this.

Photo by the talented Payton Tremain

8. Sip on something warm. 

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and warm drinks in general are great year round. I'm not going to argue that. I am going to argue, however, that crispy fall air and warm drinks go together like me and dark chocolate almond milk (aka it's a match made in heaven.)

pumpkin-cafe-de-olla
Photo and recipe by So Munch Love
9. Listen to the acoustic version of your favorite song.

I'm not trying to force my music habits onto you, but listening to acoustic songs is always something I highly recommend. Acoustic songs + fall = total bliss. (I have Ben Howard on repeat as I type this. It's very nice.)


10. Build a fire.

Good friends, roasting marshmallows, cold nights, warm fires. I don't think it can get much better than that.



"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."


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  1. Oh how I love this list! Autumn is definitely the best season ever :)

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