Okay so I love summer very much. But unless I’m able to visit the pool every day and go to the beach a lot, summer isn’t enjoyable for me.
Fall is my absolute favorite season. Living in Virginia, we get a lovely mix of warm, rainy, and cool weather during the fall. There is lots to do and I have so much home schooling my kids.
Every year, I make a list of the things I would love to do and sometimes I actually get them done. This year, I’m sharing my list with all of you!
1. Decorate for Fall and Halloween.
I always wait until the first day of Fall to decorate my house. Over the years I have collected decorations and now I am able to make my house cozy and I’m going to try to do a Fall home decor. I love adding some Fall vibes to every room of my home. On October 1st, I add my Halloween decorations so it just looks super festive and I love it!
2. Make my house smell amazing!
Pumpkin spice everything! On the first day of fall, the girls and I head to bath and body works to grab some fall candles and wall flowers. They make my house smell like a fall wonderland and it never fails to disappoint!
3. Drink hot chocolate with the girls.
We have a tradition where we go to Starbucks in the first day of fall. We do our home school lesson there and we relax over a cup of hot chocolate. The issue is, last year it was like, 85 degrees on the first day and I was not in the mood for hot chocolate. It depends on the weather his year if we will go on the first day or not, but we will definitely be having lots of Hot chocolate.
4. Go for a hike and enjoy the foliage.
I have one tree in my front yard. It’s been struck by lightning and only half of it is alive. Even after the wicked summer storms, it gives us Gorgeous fall foliage. Once this tree starts looking pretty, I know that all of the trees are at their peak. So when the time is right we will go back to Harpers Ferry for a hike because the foliage views are insanely beautiful! Of course we will be taking photos.
5. Go to the pumpkin patch.
Ok here is my issue with the pumpkin patch. It is open for about a month or so, but only on the weekends. Usually, we only get one good weekend to go. The weather is either super rainy and gross, or super hot. There’s literally usually only one weekend where the weather conditions are just right for the pumpkin patch. I’m going to try my best to make it this year since we didn’t take the girls last year.
6. Corn maze at night.
We did a corn maze many years ago during the day. It was rather exhausting honestly, but I think I’m ready to do one at night. My girls have never done it and they are old enough now to go so it will be so fun to bundle up and go out with flashlights and do the maze.
7. Sunflower maze
So there’s a farm about an hour from my house that has one of the only sunflower mazes in the country! I’ve never done one of these so I’m going to try to force myself to make the drive out there.
8. Pick apples
We do this every year and it is always a fun time! My kids eat apples for days lol and we dip them in caramel when we get home!
9. Watch scary movies and binge watch Netflix
Well it wouldn’t be Fall without a couple good binge sessions!
What’s on your Fall bucket list? Anything I missed? Let me know in the comments!!!
Check out my Halloween Bucket List! It’s got lots of festive ideas for my favorite holiday!