Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fall Bucket List 2017

It's time for our fall bucket list posts. Thanks again to Leslie from Once Upon a Time Happily Ever After for keeping us all organized!

But before I jump into my fall bucket list, I'll give you one final update on my Summer Bucket List.

1. Make at least five day trips to the beach. - We didn't make it to the beach five times, but we went one more time in September and we also spent a week at the beach in July. So I think this is actually a success!
2. Read three fun books.- Yes! I read three fun books in July and then another three fun mystery books the end of August/beginning of September.
3. Go to the farmers' market at least once a week. -Nope. Nope. Nope.
4. Go on one hike per week. - We did very well with this one!
5. Take two barre and/or yoga classes per week. - Yes, after a very slow start, I got my groove back.
6. Sleep in at least once per week. - Even though I was off from my teaching job in July and August, life was very hectic and stressful. Unfortunately, that affected my sleep.
7. Barbecue at least once per week. -We did okay at the beginning of summer but then not so much.
8. Spend time in the patio every day. - I spent some time every day watering and pruning but didn't utilize our outdoor sofa as much as I would have liked.
9. Swim at least four times per week. - Nope. In fact, I think we swam less than last year!!!
10. Make good use of our Great America and Monterey Bay Aquarium season passes. - Yes, we made good use of both passes. 

I really liked having the list to keep me accountable and to remind me of the things I wanted to do. 

And now on to my 2017 Fall Bucket list. I know fall will be hectic, and I'm keeping this list pretty simple.

  1. Continue to take at least 2 barre/yoga classes per week.
  2. Visit a pumpkin patch (that the kid deems not too childish.)
  3. Visit an Oktoberfest celebration.
  4. Get one Pumpkin Spice Latte.
  5. Read at least three fun books. 
  6. Put up the fall decorations and add a few more. 
  7. Make pumpkin spiced oatmeal.
  8. Organize one section of my closet every week. 
  9.  Light a candle when I work from home.
  10. Visit the Farmer's Market once a week.

An InLinkz Link-up

Question: What's on your fall bucket list?

Be well,


  1. I am actually beginning to think that making such a list is a good thing! Because at the end of august we were talking about things we had done this summer and there where a lot of things we forgot to do or visit!

  2. That's such a great idea to make pumpkin spiced oatmeal. We usually have oatmeal every morning when it starts getting colder, and this would make it more fun!!

  3. Oh, I'm ready to start chilling with candles, and reading some fun Halloween-esque books!


  4. Glad to hear you've got your groove back with barre and yoga classes, Andrea. Have a fun autumn with your list!

  5. Pumpkin-it is it's own food group, lol

  6. Pumpkin spiced latte and pumpkin spiced this is why I love reading other people's lists. Pumpkin here in Aus is used primarily as a vegetable - or in soup (Thai flavoured pumpkin soup is yummo), in risotto or mac cheese, or maybe even in scones. As for in latte or oatmeal? Pictures & recipes please :). Enjoy your Fall...

  7. Your list sounds yummy! I would love to try a barre class as I did ballet when I was much younger. Perhaps I will look for a class in my area. Enjoy your beautiful Fall weather and the colours of the leaves - they are glorious. Also the pumpkin spice latte sounds delicious - I wish I was visiting North America again.

  8. Good work, Andrea, keeping the pumpkin theme going! :-) It was surprising to me to realize that not every country has the same pumpkin obsession we have here in the United States. We need to do a better job of sharing our delightful creations. Of course, I would also love to hear what creative ways other cultures prepare some foods we barely think twice about. And finally, I must tell you how much I love your photograph for this post. Beautiful. Happy fall!


  9. I just love the farmers market, but getting myself there seems to be a struggle too! You should def. get more than one Pumpkin Spice Latte!! :)


  10. I'm amazed that you're only getting one pumpkin spiced latte. That's some willpower right there!

  11. I love fall!!!! Not the same here as when I lived back east but I still like it :)

  12. Your Autumn list is just the right mix of relaxation and fun, Andrea. I think it's interesting that so many of us scaled back a bit this time around, and I wonder if it doesn't speak to Autumn as being a time to slow down and recover from the hectic scramble to make our summers jam packed full of fun. No such pressure come Autumn!

    And Yeah for Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

  13. Had a pumpkin spice latte yesterday. Will need to have a photo and the recipe for your pumpkin oatmeal. That sounds like a delicious way to start the day.

    Mind if I tag along with you guys for the maze? PC won't do a maze and I really want to. Would you adopt me for that event? I leave for Germany on Friday so will have to clean up before then.

    This working full-time again has whooped my behind. I come home just wiped out. Had thought about going back full time but decided this week I am just not up to it. Sure like having that extra money, though.

    Amazing what a difference lighting a candle can make. Great activity!! I have been doing that some mornings during devotional time. Has a very calming affect.

    Great list. Looking forward to your progress reports. Thank you for your kind support and sweet words. XO

  14. You fit so much into every week! I'm so impressed. And visiting an Oktoberfest celebration is such a great idea!

  15. Such an ambitious list! Those pumpkin seeds look sooo good! I love pumpkin seeds. I saw pumpkin lattes offered when I stopped for coffee but for some reason, I just got my usual chai latte!

  16. I often go to the farmers market, and I've been meaning to start yoga for two months now! I need to magic some extra time! xx

  17. You did well for your summer list even if you didn't achieve everything! :)

    I hope that you have a lot of fun with your autumn list! Lots of nice things on there for you to achieve :)

    Hope you are having a really good weekend!

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