2015 Fall To-Do List

Fall To-Do List


The first day of fall is TOMORROW, so I’m actually right on time with my Fall To-Do List this time! (I was a liiittle behind on my summer list in June). Speaking of, here’s a recap of my summer list:


  • Make a big Goodwill trip with old clothes and books
  • Set up a little herb garden on our new back porch
  • Make pesto to keep basil from taking over
  • Have friends over for drinks – maybe a weekly or monthly sangria night?
  • Go on a weekend road trip
  • Go swimming  (I actually went jet-skiing and tubing!)
  • Spend as much time as possible on our porch (bonus points for ice cream eating / rosé drinking)
  • Drink all the smoothies. All of them
  • Set up a little creative space in the new apartment
  • Bonus: make a pie!


I’m actually surprised with how many things I got done considering how crazy this summer was! I couldn’t find a time that worked for everyone for dinner and drinks, so I’m hoping to do that in October. We couldn’t fit in a weekend trip either, but I have my fingers crossed for a roadtrip to Austin soon.


The most surprising thing I did was jet-skiing and tubing for the first time at my brother-in law’s engagement party. I’ve always been too scared to do it, and honestly, just thinking about jet-skiing still stresses me out. But I did it, and I survived even though I flipped the jet ski. (Ooops!)


I also made a black n’ blue pie for Labor Day from The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book. I was a little intimidated because they have suuuper high standards for everything. But the pie turned out really well! The filling was killer, but honestly, I wasn’t a huge fan of the crust. (Please don’t hate me, Brooklyn!) The recipe was kind of fussy and it wasn’t noticeably better than my favorite pie dough recipe. Despite my mixed feelings about the crust, I’m really excited to try more fall and winter pie recipes from Four & Twenty Blackbirds.


Phew! I didn’t know I had so many feelings about my summer to-do list! Here’s my Fall To-Do List:


  • Go to the Texas State Fair
  • Finish my first draft x
  • Start a new knitting project/ try weaving
  • Make my favorite apple pie
  • Drink lots of hot chocolate and hot apple cider
  • Write/ read on the porch on a weekend morning
  • Make doughnuts for the first time
  • Go to a bonfire


I’ve already crossed one thing off my list (still can’t believe my first draft is done!), and now I’m really excited about all the fun fall activities. Fall is hands-down my favorite season, so I can’t wait to check off all the things on my list. I wish I had written down “drink your annual Pumpkin Spice Latte.” I always get really excited for them, and then remember why I only get one every year — they’re so sweet, even with 2 pumps of syrup! You’d think I’d have learned by now, right?


Do you have any fun plans for fall? I’d love to hear!

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