I know I’m not the only one who is excited about this: tomorrow is the first day of FALL! Have you done any “fall” things yet? Today’s post is short & sweet, just sharing a wish list for this fall season. See if you find any ideas that inspire you, and share some of your own in the comments!
Wish List for the First Day of Fall … and beyond!
1) Put up a fall wreath!
You can go all out like one of our neighbors and “Deck the halls with boughs of jack-o-lanterns!” There’s a house down our street with “Halloween lights” on their front lawn. Or you can keep it simple with fall decor on your mantle and a wreath on your front door. Whatever you decide, now’s a great time to do it!
2) Drink something fall flavored!
It’s not all about pumpkin spice! Let’s not forget hot apple cider, cinnamon mochas & more!
3) Schedule a fall festival (or three!)
There are SO MANY fall festivals to choose from! If you haven’t heard of any in your neighborhood, a quick Google search should help you find one.
4) Carve a pumpkin
I’ve only done that once … and it scared me! I was praying I wouldn’t cut myself. Maybe I’ll be brave enough to try again this year!
5) Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!”
Speaking of pumpkins, that reminds me of one of my childhood favorite cartoons to watch: It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown! I love that my kids, now 13 and 9, still love watching it as one of our family’s fall traditions! (My Amazon affiliate link is below! If you check it out, I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you!)
6) Put together a fun fall outfit!
It doesn’t have to be brand new, but you can probably dig out some scarves you may not have worn in forever. Maybe those burgundy jeans that are still in the closet (yep, I have a pair!) I still have to buy new short boots or booties (my dog ate my other ones … no joke!) But this can be a fun thing to do on the first day of fall or in the next few weeks. Especially if you’ve been busy like this mama and I’ve hardly had time to shop for myself, let’s get inspired and put together some fall outfits!
Bonus tip: Follow my Stitch Fix board on Pinterest for some fall (and other year-round) outfit inspiration!
Speaking of Stitch Fix, have you tried it? If not, here’s my referral link.
I’ve tried Stitch Fix a few times and every time, my stylist NAILS IT! I’ve had pants fit, straight out of my Stitch Fix box! And one of my favorite rompers came in a fix. Plus, you only keep what you want. It’s pretty amazing, especially if you’re short on time, but still want cute outfits to show up at your door! Plus, they have petite sizes, plus sizes, even clothes for men and kids!
7) Ask your kids what they want to do!
I asked, and my 9 year old daughter and she said for the first day of fall, she wants to watch Season 5 of Fuller House! Haha! I can’t wait to watch it either! Netflix says it’s coming “this fall,” but no specific date just yet. We’ll have to wait a bit, but we’re looking forward to it!
8) Plan a Fall-Inspired Date Night!
When was the last time you and your love had FALL-themed fun? How about a hay ride? You could check out a seasonal fall menu at a local restaurant! Or my hubby and I have been on a breakfast date kick lately, and I’m planning another visit to our new favorite, Einstein Bagel’s soon. They have a seasonal pumpkin walnut crunch gourmet bagel that I’ve been wanting to try!
9) Pick a book to read this fall!
I’ve been using the Libby app to borrow ebooks from my library and LOVE IT! I’ve finally been able to read books that had been on my reading wish list for some time, like “The Millionaire Next Door” and “Have a New Teenager by Friday!” If you’re a Christian like me, a lot of churches also kick off fall Bible studies, so now’s a great time to join one!
10) Print out (or update) your, yes, CHRISTMAS PLANNER!
The first day of fall should light that bonfire in your soul to help you start dreaming of the Christmas you’d love to have this year! Maybe you want to budget better. Perhaps you want to try new recipes or avoid family fights. Planning early helps with so much as we head into the holiday season! Check out these FREE Christmas printables to help you plan and be better prepared for the holidays this year.
That’s it! Hope you enjoy your first day of fall tomorrow! And stick around! We’ll continue counting down the days till Christmas here on the blog!
Laughing (and enjoying FALL) thru life,