I don’t know about you but I’m so ready for Fall.
Each season has its own beauty, and as I am a person who loves taking pictures, among other things, Fall is one of my favorites.
Some of the highlights for me are to capture colors, and cozy up in a new or really loved and worn-out sweater. I also love choosing or making fresh tea from the herbs I grow in the Summer.
What else do I do? Well, as I love a list, I’ve made a printable Fall checklist which you can download here. The checklist has beautiful pictures and colors and something you can use for school, youth groups, family, or as your own personal checklist each year.
The activities are ones everyone can enjoy and do at their own pace (well weather permitting :). Did you know the last time we started a fire in the Spring to our first fire this Fall was only three months? Three months people. Depressing, I know, but all the more reason to start checking off my list:).
Who knew that looking at a sheet of paper full of fun and festive designs could make a person happy? Okay, I’m being a little dramatic but seriously I love this list. Want to see it?
Here’s a sample:
Isn’t it cool! See the sweater on there? Also, making and drinking hot cocoa, taking beautiful pictures of the numerous Fall colors and landscape, buying or reading a favorite novel, finding the coziest slippers to sink your feet into. What’s not to love?
We are hosting a pumpkin carving/hayride get together this weekend with other homeschool families, and this list is something I’m excited to hand out. Adding a personal touch to get people excited about life is a great way to start any season.
Often times we have so much to do we don’t take the time for cool things, like going to a pumpkin patch and carving your own pumpkins. But when you have a reminder, or list it always helps.
For heaven sakes, who doesn’t want to go on a hayride? Nobody I know. They’re exciting, old fashioned and what I like to call easy and cheap fun. That’s why I’ve included it.
Ooh, and don’t forget football and Hallmark movie watching. What a better way to end your evening than to sit back with your warm slippers looking at your new fall decor and scream at the TV because the refs made a bad call. Or, cry over the ending of a perfect romance where the two finally get together and kiss.
I know, I’m a sap, but I do write fiction and need to get my ideas from somewhere;).
You better hurry though, in different parts of the country, like where I live, Fall can be very short. In fact, we are supposed to get snow this Thursday. Don’t worry, it usually snows and then melts before actual Winter hits. Making plenty of time for you to check off this adorable Fall checklist!
Other Fun Activities for Fall
- Riding horse
- Trying new recipes
- Have people over for dinner
- Cut firewood
- Carve a pumpkin
- Tail gaiting
- Go hunting
- Harvesting your garden
- Canning/freezing veggies (some think this is work, but I enjoy it ;).
- Riding bike
- Attend a Fall fest
- Decorate your yard
See what fun Fall can be!
My friends and I just swapped indoor starter plants today too. No price tag attached; just sharing creative ways to change things up. I also asked them what some of their favorite oil mixtures were to diffuse in the Fall. Here’s what they said:
- An equal part of Thieves and orange or another citrus oil.
- Peppermint, citrus, and vanilla.
- Home for the Holidays Set.
These bring the smell of the season right into your home and gives you the extra pep in your step to start your day.
Did I mention I LOVE FALL!
With that I’m going to end. Enjoy and don’t forget to Download your Fall Checklist!
We’ll talk to you next week!