Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Bucket List

Due to the fact that I was lying out on the hot sand on the first day of Fall, I was slightly in denial that the season had actually arrived. Naturally, though, if you checked my closet you would most definitely think otherwise. Fall has sprung in my wardrobe! Get it?

Anyway, I figured I'd come up with my little list of Fall Must-dos. Perhaps we can call this my Fall Bucket List? You see, I'm the kind of person who has a list of a million things I want to do and try and make but I never get around to them. So now, hold me to it!

Fall-themed Nails

Can you believe I have yet to experiment with all the nail art trends going around? I paint my nails and that's about it. Bo-ring, right? So, what better way to get into the game than to dress my nails up for the Fall holidays? Candy corn nails, anyone?

Fall Recipes

Pinterest. Gotta love it. I currently have over 4,000 pins but I can count on one and a half hands the number of pinned recipes that I've actually tried. And my DIY pins? Forget about it. So, here are the recipes [and hopefully I'll find a few more] that I will be making!

1. I found this Crock Pot Apple Cider. Are you kidding me? It's a must!
2. I love chopped salads and this Southwest Chopped Chicken salad looks divine!
3. I have been wanting to make chili and this Skinnytaste White Bean Chili might just be the one.
4. If the name of the Green Goddess Grilled Cheese isn't enough to make you want it, then I don't know what is.
5. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate w/ Cream Cheese Whipped Cream. Enough said.

Bake Pumpkin Bread

While we are on the topic of food, let me just tell you that I am in love with pumpkin bread. I had my first piece of the season last week from Starbuck's during my road trip and it was so delicious. I can't wait to try a healthy pumpkin bread recipe like this one. Perhaps this weekend?

Decorate Pretty Pumpkins

I have been wanting to do something fun and different for Halloween pumpkins. I am loving all the glitter pumpkins, painted pumpkins, etc. so maybe this year will be the year to do a little something special like these gorgeous white pumpkins I found.


It wasn't until I moved to Utah nearly three years ago that I saw people wearing TOMS shoes. I honestly wasn't sure what to think at first. I mean, I wore sandals and I wore heels and boots. There wasn't much grey area. Needless to say, after living back on the East Coast for a year now, and with Fall rolling in, it's time to buy some of those bad boys. (But really they are good boys because for every pair bought is a pair donated!)
Note: Since I can't decide what pair to get, I'll probably just purchase them all. Totally okay, right?

Wear My Boot Socks

I think I bought some boot socks last Fall, although it could have very well been two Falls ago. Unfortunately, they have gone unworn. It's time to change that! I love layers and I think boot socks are the perfect way to add some layers (and some extra warmth!) to an outfit. I even found a DIY tutorial using old sweaters!

That's all for now! What am I forgetting? Better yet, what is on YOUR Fall Bucket List?


Erin said...

I definitely want to try something a lil' more adventurous with our pumpkins this year... those white painted ones are SO pretty! Or I might go glitter ;)

and TOMs rock! They sell them in Nordstrom too, so you can avoid shipping costs ;)

The Pink Growl said...

Love those candy corn nails!! I need to get some boot socks, they are so cute!

Carolyn said...

What a great list!! :) I need to find boot socks! Where should I be looking?!?!?!?

Hilary said...

OMG that green goddess grilled cheese is making my mouth water! And I absolutely adore those boot socks! I don't know if they'd fit in my Frye's though!

Sara Pierce said...

oh my good gracious those TOMS are to die for. I got my first pair this June for my birthday and I'm obsessed! MUST HAVE

Vicki said...

I love it all! Especially the nails!!! Too cute!

Holly said...

You're forgetting a trip to Ohio to tailgate with me for a Buckeyes game ;)

Love this list - it looks like fun! Love the white pumpkins and I want to try that crock pot apple cider. YUMMY!

Olga said...

I would love to get some TOMS as well! And boot socks are cute, can't forget about them!

Domestic Sweetheart said...

I love fall & your blog :) Thanks for sharing! I'm a new GFC follower :)

Niki Caron said...

Oh my gosh those candy corn nails are adorbs!!! And now I am craving pumpkin bread!

Britt said...

YAY TOMS! Thank you for blogging about us:) We do have some pretty awesome styles. Right now my favorite are the wedges and the desert wedges. Obviously I have a thing for wedges. haha

Kim Orpin said...

I couldn't decide what kind of Toms to get, so now I just have 5 pairs. I may or may not be a little obsessed ;) Love those candy corn nails- they are adorable!

Devon said...

Man, I'm adding almost all of this to my fall bucket list. Especially the candy corn nails, the pumpkin bread, the green goddess grilled cheese and wearing boot socks. So, basically your whole list is on mine now too... :)

Raquel said...

Yes to everything!! Loving those candy corn nails!

Kristen said...

ooooh all of this sounds delicious! I have an awesome cider recipe that i got from the way we are and i make it every year, it's a huge hit! Apple Juice, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice, and cinnamon. just use the concentrate cans and add some cinnamon sticks for looks.

Emily said...

such a great list! i just made a fall to-do list on my blog today! but i forgot baking pumpkin bread...will have to add that! and i live in my TOMS, and my boot socks in the fall -- you will definitely have to bust them out!! xox