Each season, we make a list of everything we'd like to do and try to get it on our calendar so it actually happens! This summer flew by so quickly and there were a few things we missed out on, so we're trying to make sure that doesn't happen this fall!
We sat down with a couple iced chai tea lattes to get ourselves thinking of fall, even though the weather was so warm, and made a list of everything we'd like to do this season!
Decorate our home. With each season, the first thing we like to do is switch up our home and porch decor. This really sets the tone for the season and helps me get excited for fall! I really love fall, but I love summer more and it's just SO hard to see it come to an end! Matt could live in a place where the only seasons they have are fall and winter. Done with this as well! I found a few more throw pillows that were hiding too! You can see more of our fall prep here.
Give porch a fall update. Pot some pretty fall flowers (thinking mums in a couple colors), pumpkins, and a wreath to decorate the front porch. Did this already, but still need pumpkins!
Pick up some fall flowers. I always love picking up enough flowers to fill a vase or two. I try to only bring in flowers I know are pet (cat) friendly, as my kitties LOVE flowers, and I only keep them in places they can't get to, Right now, I picked up some beautiful sunflowers, sedum, and hydrangeas.
Add fall scents to our home to make it extra cozy. Purchase natural candles and fall essential oil scents to diffuse.
Go to a pumpkin patch and carve/paint pumpkins. Place them on the porch and get them ready for trick-or-treaters! Last year we kept putting it off and never got around to carving or painting our pumpkins!
Go to an apple orchard. Pick some apples, pet some farm animals, drink hot cider and eat mini donuts or another yummy treat!
Plan a day date for a walk in a new park while the leaves are changing. Grab some hot cinnamon lattes and bring Sully for a walk in a new park together and out to dinner on a dog friendly patio while the weather is still nice!
Scary movie night. Pick some movies to watch by the fire. Grab blankets, popcorn, and make some mulled wine or mulled cider.
Pet costume photo shoot. Dress the pets up in their halloween costumes and take photos - because it's always pretty hilarious!
Find new chili and soup recipes. Find a couple new recipes to try this fall - and actually make them! I've been wanting to make a roasted butternut squash + pumpkin soup and a cauliflower leek soup for a while! Chili is always so good too. And so is stew! Yum!
Have a bonfire with s'mores! Plan this for a crisp, clear fall night to see the stars.
Start a fall capsule wardrobe. I've been wanting to plan a capsule wardrobe for a while and I think now is the perfect time.