So, yes, I have been a bit of a list-lady lately. Guilty as charged. Although I haven’t always been successful at checking things off of my lists, lately, it has really been working for me; including my list of fun things to do during Fall. It might be a bit premature to say this, but I think that I am going to check everything off of my list!
Burn my absolute favorite candle, Leaves– I am already on my second large candle, this is my absolute favorite Fall scent. Carve Pumpkins– We bought our pumpkins and have a pumpkin carving night planned out with some friends the week before Halloween. Roast pumpkin seeds– I will do this the same night as our pumpkin carving. Go apple and pear picking in Julian (here are my recommendations)–
We went right at the start of the fruit season here, which seems to be creeping earlier and earlier. (We went at the end of August.)
Dress up for Halloween– The hubs and I already picked out our costumes, now we are just brewing up a fun plan to celebrate Halloween. Celebrate Oktoberfest– The building we live in hosted a great Oktoberfest party; German music, bratwurst and all!
- Make caramel apples (here is my inspo for this year)
Eat my favorite store-bought caramel apple, the Happy Apple– The hubs surprised me with a pack of these babies. Go to Boston and enjoy the Fall foliage– I’m in Boston right now, enjoying all the Fall I can get. Make sure to follow along here!
Make homemade applesauce (here is my recipe)– I whipped up a big batch from all of the apples and pears that we picked.
Go to Disneyland for Mickey’s Halloween Party– Big bummer. By the time we got home from Thailand and picked out a date to go, tickets were already sold out.
- Make our favorite pumpkin doughnuts (this recipe is killer) – I’ve actually changed my mind on this. I am now planning on trying a recipe that I found for Apple Cider Doughnuts.
Make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (here is our tried and true recipe)–
These are my absolute all-time favorite Fall, and really all-year cookies. The milk chocolate chips make them so special. But let me warn you, they are addictive.
- Make a Fall soup – I still have yet to decide what to make. Any ideas?
- Make pumpkin pancakes
- Roast chestnuts (thanks to my Father-in-law, who kindly ships us large bags of chestnuts from his trees every year)
- Try a new pumpkin recipe (this was last year’s home-run new recipe)
What fun things have you done to celebrate Fall? I always love to hear other people’s ideas and activities…it gives me inspiration for next year’s list ;)