Top 10 Fall To Do’s

It’s fall, y’all! While the temperatures still remain all over the place, I am in a total seasonal state-of-mind. We put out our outdoor fall decor this weekend, and that pretty much did it for me. I’ve enjoyed reading all the fall to-do lists the past couple weeks, so I thought it would be fun to put together my top 10 fall to do’s. Better yet, I already can check a few off the list!

Top 10 Fall To Do's

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1. Plan our wedding anniversary getaway. Check! We are headed to Door County, Wis., for a few days the first week of October (our anniversary is Oct. 5). We are trying Airbnb for the first time, and I can’t wait to unplug for a few days in this picturesque town. Another bonus is that it’s only a two-hour drive – I’m relieved we don’t have to deal with airports anymore this year!

2. Get updated family photos taken. Another check! We are scheduled for photos the Sunday after we get back from Door County. While it was fun and cost-saving to take our own photos last year, I wanted to leave it to a professional this year. This might be the last time that we have professional photos taken as just us and Finn, so I want to capture this time in our lives in the right way.

3. Go to the pumpkin patch and/or apple picking. While this certainly isn’t as fun as it would be with a little babe running around, I still enjoy it! It’s a time to enjoy the nice weather and take advantage of what the season has to offer.

4. Indulge in all the fall treats. There’s no better time than fall to indulge a little – pies, apple cider doughnuts, chocolate-covered pretzels, etc. The options are limitless, and I plan to stock the fridge and freezer to fill my fix.

5. Finish downstairs home renovations. Our life has been consumed by home renovations the past months. Our kitchen is almost finished, and we also are in the midst of furnishing our sitting room/dining room and renovating the half bathroom. We’d like to wrap everything up in the next month so that we can enjoy it. It won’t be long before winter hits, and we tackle our master bedroom.

6. Watch scary movies. This is about the only way that I celebrate Halloween anymore. It’s the perfect option for an at-home date night.

7. Find a new walking trail. The weather is so beautiful this time of year that I like to get Finn out as much as possible. I’d love to find a new nature walk for him to explore and enjoy a daily walk.

8. Get back to a budget. Home projects wreak havoc on your monthly budget. We always stick to our fixed expenses, but everything else has been a bit of a free-for-all. I want to get it back under control.

9. Continue the “great” house clean out. We’re still working toward living a more simplified, less clutter-filled life. There have been more trips to Goodwill at this point than I can count, and I feel like we’re making great progress.

10. Take a drive to see the fall colors. Northern Wisconsin has some of the best fall colors around. While we are sure to get a full fix of this in Door County, I’d like to drive around locally (maybe with a PSL in hand?) and enjoy what our town and those close by have to offer.

What’s on your fall to-do list?


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  1. EdyeNicolesMakeup wrote:

    I’m so excited for fall!! YAY!!!! 😀

    Edye |

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  2. Maya McDonald wrote:

    Oh girl…I need to get back on a budget too – aye! Thanks for the reminder, and I’m excited for your anniversary trip! xx

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
    • Haha, glad we aren’t the only ones! I know you’ve been to Door County, so please send any recommendations!

      Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  3. oh your anniversary trip sounds awesome! we always do a huge trip so that we end up not having enough vacation time (or lets be real, money) to do small weekend just a drive away trips, and i really want to! that town looks gorgeous (yes, i googled).
    why is it the last time you are taking photos just you and Finn?! DID I MISS SOMETHING.
    i really need to do a huge house clean out. i do not know why we have so much stuff!

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
    • I love that you Googled Door County. Now, help me pack! And, we already chatted about the other thing – don’t you worry, nothing has been missed. 🙂

      Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  4. I kinda can’t wait for the trees to turn- they’re so pretty! Fall is just around the corner and I can’t believe it- summer flew by!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  5. Mónica Sors wrote:

    So amazing picture 😉
    Mónica Sors

    Posted 9.20.16 Reply
  6. You’ve legitimately motivated me to update a few things in my kitchen- starting with painting the cabinets white! That’s officially on my fall to-do list, and I’m SO eager to get started! (Thanks for that!) I also can’t wait for fall colors around here. I’m worried we’ll jump to brown with the lack of rain, but the mountains have so much potential for some beauty!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  7. Fall treats… YAASSSS! Give me all the caramel apples!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  8. Christina Sotherden wrote:

    Your getaway will be such fun and having professional photos every now and again are such a treat! So much to look forward to this season!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  9. I’ve heard such great things about Door County, so fun especially this time of year! And you will never regret professional photos I think… also love to hear that it could be the last as just the 3 of you 😉

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
    • I’m surprised you’re the first person that said anything about that statement, lol. 🙂 So excited for Door County!

      Posted 9.21.16 Reply
  10. These are such fun things! Cannot wait to hear about your trip and see your photos. I am hoping to take some maternity ones myself. I always love baking fall items and going to the pumpkin patch too. Yay fall!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  11. Great list and yay for a getaway! I’ve never been to Wisconsin even though it’s only a couple states away. 🙂 I’m hoping to get some home projects checked off our list before we’re stuck inside all winter too!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  12. Victoria G wrote:

    my favorite one: the fall treats – psl drinking like nobody’s business! lol!


    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  13. I love fall! So so excited!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  14. So many fun things on your list– one of the things I miss the most about living in the midwest is how gorgeous the colors are this time of the year!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
    • They are so pretty! I can’t wait to head even further north than we already live to see them in their prime.

      Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  15. I love reading posts like this. Fall is definitely my favorite season and I take advantage of it for the Football and traveling!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  16. Can’t wait to hear how you like your Airbnb experience and yes to all the coffee and pumpkin picking <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  17. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    What a great list, the perfect mix of work and fun! I think this is truly the best time of year here in the midwest, the weather just makes it a pleasure to do so many things. Fall decor is first on my list, and then I get Finn!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  18. Great list! I love everything about fall, especially the change in leaves. The midwest always has the prettiest change in trees.

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  19. Fun list! I wish that we had pumpkin patches here in the city! I think that they do at the Lincoln Park Zoo though. I also bet that the foliage there is gorgeous. Yay to Door County too!! I hope that you had a nice weekend and have a great day!! 🙂

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  20. We’re trying Airbnb for our anniversary trip too! (October 3rd) Have so much fun!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  21. Ashley wrote:

    This is a great list! I’m working through getting rid of excess clutter in our house too and heading to Goodwill. So excited for all the fall treats!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  22. Lauren Scorzafava wrote:

    I have so many things on my to-do list!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  23. A great fall to-do list! I want to do all the fall things too–appl epicking and whatnot!

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply
  24. Biana Perez wrote:

    I want to do the fall foliage drive in NH this year – I’ve done it once before and it’s so beautiful!! Yay for an airBNB experience – we’re doing our first one in Nashville in Oct. too! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

    Posted 9.19.16 Reply

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