Autumn Bucket List (Plus a Free Download!)

Okay, y’all, I see you, reading all my autumn posts. My fall decor post got an unusually high number of reads. As much as people tease me about my love for autumn, it looks like I’m not the only person enjoying fall. Which renders me PLEASED AS PUNCH!

With that being said, here’s another autumn post: A few years ago, I found this fun download from one of my favorite blogs, A Beautiful Mess, and I’ve done it each year since. I thought it would be the same from year to year, but each year I have better/funner ideas. Here’s my list so far:

  1. Pumpkin Patch – this is my tried and true favorite thing to do during autumn.
  2. Host guests and serve them one of my favorite fall drinks of all time which I wrote about here.
  3. Haunted house – when I worked with LGBTIQ2SA+ youth, I stopped going to Haunted Houses. The first time that the youth I worked with, who worked at the haunted house, chased me down a hall with a chainsaw, I decided to take a break for a while. The odds of me seeing someone I know are low, and that’s exactly my style for pretty much everything.
  4. Make my own apple cider from the apples I pick from our backyard.
  5. Garage/estate sales looking for Halloween/fall items.
  6. Annual drive and leaf collecting in the mountains. The yellow-gold Aspen leaves are my favorite to gather!
  7. Fall farmer’s market – pumpkins, odd shaped gourds, acorn squash, late season peaches, and apples are just a few things I grab at farmer’s market this time of year.
  8. Haunted Brew Fest – This one is basically a beer/wine tasting with people dressed up in all different kinds of costumes. I went a few years in a row but took a break because a crowd of military bros got real rowdy the last time I went. But I think I’m ready to try it again!
  9. Pumpkin carving – another one of my absolute favorite things to do in October, but I haven’t actually carved a pumpkin in many years. It’s a lot of work for something I’m going to find a squirrel munching in two weeks later.
  10. See Rocky Horror Picture Show live and stay the whole way through – I went with a friend to my first live Rocky show when I first moved to Colorado. Admittedly, I ate too many edibles (which were homemade by another friend) beforehand, and I ended up paranoid as HAY-ELL. And let me tell you, your first live Rocky show is NOT the place to be paranoid. I thought I lost the ability to walk. At one point I thought I was literally dying, but I was just falling asleep. Oh and by the way, we were the only two dressed up so we stuck out so hard. It’s safe to say hilarity ensued and then I made my friend take me home. I still owe her another show that we actually stay the whole way through.

To access the Autumn To Do List from A Beautiful Mess, click here. I’d love to know, what’s on your list?



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