I had debated on whether or not I was going to create a fall bucket list this year, but after pinning things to my “Fall” Pinterest board (which, if you haven’t already, you can read more about these pins here) I decided I would go ahead and make one after all.
So here it is!
We had such a fun time with our summer bucket list this past summer, and although we didn’t finish everything on our list, the fact we even created one helped us to make an effort to get out and do more. I’m looking forward to having some fun this fall!
I hope you all are having a wonderful week so far!
Soooo…I did mean for this to go up yesterday, but after having a full day I didn’t quite make it. Since I know it’s not the end of the world to anyone, I figured it would still be acceptable to still post a day late, even though we’re now in October.
It is officially fall, but it feels more like winter here. I’m calling it Finter (Fall +Winter = Finter). We already had our first snow fall in SEPTEMBER! It usually averages 65-70 degrees still in September during the day, but we’ve been hanging around the 50’s and 60’s, with the last weekend being in the 40s. Bbbrrrrr!!!
We haven’t been up to too much this past month, except we did manage to make it the fair and that was fun! Gryffin still loves horses, as do I, and the Mutton Busting (kids racing on sheep) is still a favorite to watch.
Here’s what else we were up to this past month…
I’ve seen episodes here and there, but I’ve never watched actual seasons, until now. I’m bummed we waited so long to get into it. I know Netflix lost the contract and I haven’t looked up to see when it will be leaving, but I know it’s coming at some point. *sigh*
Ugh, I promise one day you will see something here that I’m actually reading!! I refuse to take this section down.
This is my favorite pre-made cookie dough. I even like it better than Toll House cookie dough. I don’t typically make so many brownies or cookies, but I just can’t seem to help myself lately, especially with it being cold now.
I do plan on making a few recipes from scratch soon, so stay tuned for a more exciting Making/Baking section next month!
P.S. I definitely need to increase the amount of workouts I do each week, because this sweet tooth I have is just not good.
A very dear friend of mine is getting married next summer and I couldn’t be more happy for her! She has asked me to be a bridesmaid and I haven’t been able to stop looking at dresses ever since! She was a bridesmaid in my wedding 11 years ago and I’m honored to be in hers. The Azazie website has an amazing selection and I love their prices.
I’m not 100% sure yet if this is where I’m going to get my dress, but we shall see. It’s between Azazie and David’s Bridal.
Let me know if you’re interested in seeing what I pick out!
I love soup and chili, especially in the fall and winter. As you can tell from the picture, this is gluten and dairy free recipe. My little guy at home is dairy intolerant so finding favorite recipes of mine in a dairy free option is always awesome.
I went to a baby shower in winter once and the host had made apple cider in her crockpot. I’m not typically a huge apple cider fan, but it was sooo delicious! While I don’t have her exact recipe, I found this recipe that looks pretty similar! I’m excited to make it this fall.
I mentioned in a recent post that I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (*Photo to come!*). These are the absolute perfect fall cookie! They are super soft and taste even better the second day.
I’m not going to lie, the first time I made these something about the texture had me worried that they might not turn out well. I also didn’t think the dough would make very many cookies, maybe only a cookie sheet full, if that. But surprise, surprise, they made the perfect amount and turned out great! And an added bonus, the cookie dough can be kept in the fridge for up to three days, which I took advantage of for portion control – I was sure if I made the whole batch Mikey and I wouldn’t be able to stop!
I’m sure by now you are more than ready for the recipe, so I will not drag it out any longer ;). You can find it here at Sally’s Baking Addiction.
This seems to be the one post I can keep up on, but hey, it’s something right?! We are already half way through October and I’m running to keep up. This weekend was our annual trip to Green Bluff! What is Green Bluff you ask? Well my dears, it’s a magical place. No, just kidding…sort of. It’s outside of Spokane in the country where you can find all sorts of adorable farms and where you can go to pick your own apples, pumpkins, peaches, cherries (all within the right season of course). Quite a few have little gift shops, and vendors come to sell their homemade goods. Our favorite place makes these fresh, hot pumpkin donuts. They are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! And we always leave with at least one gallon of apple cider. It’s our must-do for fall. Hopefully next time I will remember to take some pictures. If you have a place like this around your town/city, I highly recommend checking it out!
And now moving on, I introduce my October currently’s
“Bones”. More like re-watching and catching up. Mikey and I binge watched this during our first year of marriage. I don’t know why, but we always seemed to start it during dinner, which is the absolute worst time to watch it. Talk about some gory stuff! We also would watch it late at night too and I always fell asleep, so I was really looking forward to re-watching it to see everything I missed. You want to know what happened? I fell asleep the first night we started! *sigh*
“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling, “A Woman’s Walk with God – Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit” by Elizabeth George, and “Better than Before” by Gretchen Rubin. Quite the combination, right? I’m actually having a hard time getting through the 4th Harry Potter book, but I’m not sure why. I suppose it doesn’t help that I haven’t had much time, and it might also be the fact that I’m reading 2 other books.
I have to say though, reading “A Woman’s Walk with God” and “Better than Before” has been really interesting to read together. One is clearly a Christian book by a Christian author, and the other is not, but one is talking about the fruit of the Spirit and putting certain things into practice and the other is talking about habits themselves, so they have been going so well together. I might write a post on these 2 books alone, so I won’t keep rambling, I just wanted to point out that it’s been a nice surprise.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – OH MY GOSH, these are delicious! They are super soft, and believe it or not, taste better after the first day. You can’t go wrong. I will definitely be sharing the recipe.
“Spice Pumpkin Pie” wax cubes by Better Homes & Gardens. Our little apartment couldn’t smell more like fall right now. You can find candle wax warmers at Walmart, Fred Myer, or Target for a decent price. I wanted a fall smelling one that wasn’t too strong, this one turned out perfect. Coming home never smelled better. :)
And there you have it! I hope you all are having a great fall weekend!