Monday, September 11, 2017

Seasonal Bucket List: Fun Fall Activities

I still find it hard to believe that it's been 16 years since the horrible event that changed our country. I stand in solidarity with the victims, their families, and everyone affected by the horrible 9/11 tragedy.

God bless America.

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It's no secret that fall is my favorite season, and with good reason. My BIRTHDAY is in the fall (actually, the last day of summer, but I'm totally a fall baby!), I love the cooler temps (though we've been experiencing a lot of those in America's Heartland this late summer! Crazy town!), and I really enjoy when it gets darker earlier.

Anyway, I thought it'd be fun to make a list of things to do this fall.


Visit An Apple Orchard

I LOVE Apple Orchards. We used to go to Martin's Apple Orchard when I was a kid on school field trips (No relation to me, and sadly they're closed now), but there is still a nearby orchard, Ditmer's, that I'd love to visit and get some apples, cider, and donuts. They make AMAZING donuts.


Carve a few Halloween Pumpkins

I absolutely love carving Jack-O-Lanterns. I went to Vala's Pumpkin patch with my cousin and niece a few years ago and brought home a big pumpkin to carve. My cat, Henry, was so interested in the entire process, and he even enjoyed eating the pumpkin pulp (It's not bad for cats, is it? I couldn't stop him! but he didn't get sick).




I also like to name my pumpkins. That one ended up being called "Donald O'Connor" after the singer/dancer/actor/sidekick in Singin' in the Rain. Maybe this year I'll make a Disney or a Debbie Reynolds. I've also made a Kermit the Frog Jack-O-Lantern that turned out really well.


Have a Harry Potter Movie Marathon

I've actually been planning this one for awhile since I'm re-reading the books, but with Halloween right around the corner, re-watching the Harry Potter movies is just the perfect next step. I recently got my dad to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Wonder if he'd watch these with me this festive, spooky season?


Dress Chuck Up for his First Halloween!

I need to preface this with, I really want to be Cruella DeVille for Halloween this year. Like, really really really want to be Cruella. When I got Chuck, I had this brilliant idea of making him a little Dalmatian coat so we can participate in our church's Harvest Fest and Trunk or Treat. I'm also trying to talk my parents into dressing up as other Disney Villains and joining me. 



Your turn! 

  • What are your Fall Plans?
  • Any Halloween party suggestions or recipes?
  • What is your favorite fall/Halloween movie?
  • I want to see your fall photos! Instagram with #MJAFall

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11 comments:

  1. After reading this I think I need to do more!!but I love how football season kicks off In the fall and of course hoodie weather

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    1. I'm not into football (though I did just tell my dad I wished I'd gone to a game or two in high school), but I love snuggling up in a hoodie! Best invention ever!

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  2. I too am a Fall baby. October 1st. We love going to the pumpkin patch, picking apples and watching movies. Great post!

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    1. What is it about fall movies? They're just the absolute best!

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  3. Fall is my favorite. I can't wait to take my daughter to the pumpkin patch this year! She is 2.5 so I think this year will be really fun!!

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    1. She'll have a blast! My cousin and I took her 2-3 year old daughter to a pumpkin patch when I moved back to Omaha a few years ago, and it was the best thing ever (We went to Vala's, which is the Standard for pumpkin patches, IMHO). Kids and pumpkins, man. It's so adorable!

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  4. I always think to carve a pumpkin once it's too late. I'm going to do it this year, darn it! Love the movie idea too! :)

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    1. I always have grand plans, but the last few years I didn't have anywhere to carve. Planning on it this year, though!

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  5. I love your list! I agree with every one - especially the HP marathon!!

    Allie | www.lunavidablog.com

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    1. If nothing else, HP has to happen. They're just so fun!

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  6. Nothing better than freshly picked apples!

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