Fall bucket list


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Can you believe it’s already October? This year has flown by and it’s hard to believe that in a mere two weeks John and I will be on our cruise in the Bahamas. Since Fall is one of my favorite seasons, I want to make the most of it this year by creating a fall bucket list. I was inspired by Champagne Dreams, Boxed Wine Budget and pretty little things to put this list together, so thanks ladies!

  1. Visit a haunted house. To this day, I have never been to a haunted house for Halloween but have always wanted to go. I want to make it happen this year!
  2. Carve pumpkins with John and decorate our house for Halloween. We carved pumpkins together last year and had a blast but I still have never decorated my own place for Halloween. We already bought a light up spider to hang outside so I’m excited to find some more fun festive decorations!
  3. Try a pumpkin spice latte. I love pumpkin flavored or scented anything, so it’s pretty shocking that I’ve never had a pumpkin spice latte.
  4. Read 5 new books. On my list: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner and The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan.
  5. Make a pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts, but I’ve never made it for myself. I’m a little baking challenged…so this could be interesting.
  6. Dress up for Halloween with John. We went with a bunch of friends last year as characters from the Wizard of Oz, so we have to think of something equally as good this year!
  7. Drink warm apple cider. We bought apple cider from Target the other day and it really got me in the fall mindset. John mentioned that he loves drinking it warm so I’ll have to try that this year (spiked, of course).
  8. Have a scary movie marathon. As scared as I get during horror movies, I love watching them. Now that I have a man to keep me safe at night I’m definitely going to have an all day scary movie marathon!
  9. Make our own Thanksgiving turkey. This is a huge goal, but since John and I won’t be able to get home for Thanksgiving this year I want to try to make a turkey on our own.
  10. Go to a pumpkin patch. Last year we picked our pumpkins from a local church parking lot (city living) so this year I’d love to visit a pumpkin patch.

What are you excited to do this fall?

65 thoughts on “Fall bucket list

  1. Rachel

    I plan on doing a lot of those things this weekend, actually (weather-permitting, boo!) I live in upstate NY so the leaves and scenery is gorgeous here, which makes fall even better! Can’t wait to see your couples-costume idea!

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      I totally miss the changing leaves up north, I keep seeing pics of them from friends up north. It’s still pretty summery here in FL (in the 80s daily) but that won’t stop me from doing my favorite fall things.

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  2. jennacwest

    This is such a great list! If i made my own list it would probably look very similar. I need a new book to read too so if you fall in love with one of those on your list please share!! I can’t believe you have never been in a haunted house. I am a whimp when it comes to scary movies and being in a haunted house feels like your in a movie, it’s scary but you get an adrenaline rush as well. Good luck on making the turkey, I give you kudos for this one!

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Thank you Jenna! You should totally make a list, I’d love to see what it on yours 🙂 I will definitely be posting about the books I read so stay tuned for reviews soon. In the meantime I can recommend 2 books I recently read and loved: 1. Still Missing by Chevy Stevens, and 2. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain. Also, if you’re into the Hunger Games I’ve been reading a YA series called the Maze Runner which is really good! Thanks for all your comments 🙂

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      1. jennacwest

        Ooooo! ok I will definitely look into reading those! I need to make a fall list, just so it doesn’t fly by!

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  3. Skylette from Sequins&Stilettos

    Oh I love this list. This time of year is getting crazy and too many work trips coming up, so I think I should follow suit and make a list so we don’t miss anything for the kiddos. My mom didn’t really let us dress up for Halloween as kids so I’m having a blast planning costumes for me and the hubs to make up for lost time. 🙂

    Sequins&Stilettos

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      You definitely should, I’d love to see what you come up with. Can’t wait to see your costumes. I will always dress up for Halloween no matter how old I am…it’s so fun coming up with costumer ideas!

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  4. mollystillman

    love this list! i am so excited about decorating, too!! and i dunno what we’re gonna be for halloween yet. we were forrest gump and jenny two years ago and it was awesome!

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      You’re welcome, thanks for stopping by mine! I love this time of year too. Even though I can’t experience fall in full swing here in FL, I can still do all the fun activities.

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      I sure hope so…we better get to planning soon, it’s going to be Halloween before we know it! I’m pretty sure spiked cider is going to become a regular drink in our household 🙂

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  5. Gma max

    Would you like Gma Nem’s pumpkin pie recipe? It is the one i always use. It isn’t hard and I have evry confidence that you can pull it off :-). Gma

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Grandma, I would LOVE it! I guess if I can make a red velvet cake from scratch I can make anything, right? Email it to me when you have a chance, maybe I can test it out this weekend 🙂

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      John said we have tons of kids in our neighborhood too so I am so pumped to decorate the house! I really want to make a cauldron with dry ice (seriously, I am going all out here) and of course we’re going to have to put the puppy in a costume for the kiddos. I had some trick or treaters in my neighborhood last year when I lived in an apt and just love seeing them walk around getting so excited about candy haha.

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  6. fizzandfrosting

    Most of these are on my fall to-do list. I’m really hoping to squeeze in a camping trip before it gets cold, and of course several fall festivals!

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      That is so awesome! Our cruise is also going to Nassau and Coco Cay. Guessing you went with Royal Caribbean? I hope you have an AMAZING time in Miami! Miami is actually only a 3-4 hour drive from where I live. Enjoy your trip 😉

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  7. H&K Style Journey

    This is a great fall bucket list. My husband makes our turkey every year, so maybe I should actually put that on a list to try it myself. I also haven’t been to a haunted house in a couple of years. They are so scary, but so fun! Heather

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  8. albucco10

    We might as well have the same list, there are SO many similar things on it! But I have to say, I can’t believe you haven’t ever had a pumpkin spice latte. Your first experience will be magical, I promise you. Great book list, too–You will love Gone Girl! As for the Haunted House, I commend you. I went to legit the scariest Haunted House ever up by my college for the past few years (it’s called the Headless Horseman) and every time I leave feeling like I want to die. Although there is a bonus: apple cider. Happy weekend, Steph! xo

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      I know, I know…how have I ever gone without one? I have heard so many good things about Gone Girl so I am so excited to read it. I’m sure I’ll leave whatever haunted house I go to feeling like I want to die too. Poor John will also have to listen to me use every curse word in the book! Have a great weekend girl 🙂

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  9. Emily grapes

    You’ve never had hot apple cider before?! Oh my goodness, you’re in for a treat if you haven’t!! I’ve made 2 full and complete Thanksgiving dinners before and its daunting but so so rewarding when darn near everything comes out just right! I’m wondering now, if I’ll do it this year. It’ll only be G and me and I’m not sure what we’re doing! I should find out. haha

    2 more weeks until the Bahamas!! How exciting!!
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      I’m so sheltered! You should totally do it. It’s just going to be John and I but hey, we’ll have leftovers for days and that means no cooking for a few days. I am all for that! PS I totally made a typo. I’ll be in the Bahamas next weekend, I can’t wait!

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  10. ani

    I love pumpkin time, but we don’t make all those activities here in germany, such a bummer 🙁 This is such a lovely tradition which USA is know for 🙂 Have a lot of fun Steph doing this, I bet it will be such a blast 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for your lovely comment 🙂

    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  11. mitch

    Wonderful list Stephanie! Love to hear more about your bucket list. Fall is my fave season too when we lived in China for a year. Totally awesome, specially people we get to know during Thanksgiving! 🙂

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  12. Maria

    The best best haunted houses I’ve been to are the ones at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal. The year I went, the theme was clowns….I’m still scared thinking about it lol

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  13. Erica

    I’m definitely planning some fall fun too. I always have to go to a corn maze and pumpkin patch. I also want to pick apples, which I’ve never done before.

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      It has been SO long since I went to a corn maze and I’d love to get to one this year. I’ve only been apple picking a few times but it’s such a blast (especially eating some of the apples you’ve picked while you’re still picking!)

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  14. Susie

    I love this list – I really want to get on all the fall flavors stat, and am going to take your suggestion of spiked apple cider 🙂
    I’m such a weenie when it comes to scary movies though – always end up not watching half of it!

    Sea and Swank

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    1. twenty-something Post author

      Thank you Susie! I am so pumped to try spiked cider. Me watching a scary movie consists of me with hands covering my face occasionally peeking through my fingers…so I guess you could say I never really get to watch much of the movie either!

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  15. creamyclothes

    Great list! I need to get going, I haven’t even started on my list and fall is flying by!

    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  16. ang

    Hi you know I’m just barely starting a blog and havent even posted anything yet but I have to admit I am young but I love your blog and it inspires me to do something as well.

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