I always have a list, every year, of stuff I want to do. It's a completely unrealistic list. Really. Crafting, baking, outings, etc...I thought I'd share a few with you this year. Just a few, because the whole list would go on and on and on... :)
Fall is my favorite season. It makes me sad every year that we really don't have it where I am. :(
Crafting & Decorating:
-I want to make a 30 Days of Thankfulness album for November. This would be like December Daily but for fall and thankfulness. This one I really plan on doing this year. But my December Daily album is always a lot of work. I love it, I love creating it, but I want something a little more low key for what I'm thinking. I've decided I'm going to do fairly simple pages all ahead of time (I better get on that), and leave a space for the picture and a few words. Then I'll fill in the word space each day, print the pics all in black and white either twice during the month or just at the end, and add them in. That way all the time consuming work is done ahead of time, when November hits hard and heavy.
Did I mention that we have 3 family birthdays in November? My middle child's birthday is actually on Thanksgiving this year. Busy month.
-I'd like to make fall potpourri a little more often. Real stuff, like this recipe on Pinterest.
I normally do it about once a year, but this year I want to remember it more often. I want the house to smell like fall for a lot of the season. It's just hard to match the scent with the season in my head when it's 102 degrees outside.
-Glitter up some pumpkins - I actually have the pumpkins from clearance last year. I just need to do the craft.
- Make cute baggies and fall treats for the teachers at my kids' school. These ones I pinned on my Fall board look easy and adorable.
- Make these velvet pumpkins:
-Decorate the front door area. I say area, because it's a weird corner door situation with no real porch to speak of. But there is a small flower bed right in front that has space to add a hay bale or pumpkin to.
-Of course, pumpkin spice lattes. I really want to find a recipe I like. I might have to try a bunch to get one that remotely resembles Starbucks. I think I'll start on this one today. :) If you have any you think I should try, link it in the comments!
- Pumpkin spice latte bark:
-Caramel apple cream cheese bundt cake:
- And a million more recipes - but today those are my top 3. Today.
-Apple picking and a picnic. I think I'm going to plan this one this weekend since our soccer games are early. Then we can spend the rest of the weekend making apple sauce, maybe the bundt cake above, etc....
-Pumpkin patch - There's one near my kids' school. We might stop there on the way home one day.
-I'd love to go look at leaves, but around here they don't really turn until January. We'll see. If I can find a copse of turning trees somewhere we might go just there.
So what are you top "hope to do"s for fall?