HELLO AUTUMN | A Bucket List

As much as I'm trying to hold onto the summer, I think it's pretty clear from the way it looks outside that Autumn is well and truly on it's way, which means lots of things to look forward to. In fact, as I write this post I've got a chunky knitted jumper on and it's looking very grey and miserable outside, I am not looking forward to the school run in a little while. Autumn has to be, by far, my favourite season of the year. There's nothing quite like looking at the changing colours of nature, the fresh crisp air, chunky knits, tan boots, cinnamon scents, and not forgetting berry coloured lipsticks. I'm definitely looking forward to snuggling up in blankets and reading a good book whilst watching the rain outside in the coming months and so in the name of the excitement and in the hopes that it inspires you, lets welcome the Autumn with a bucket list.


Before last year, neither my husband or I had ever ventured to hunt for pumpkins, even as children. My parents wouldn't allow us to celebrate anything that remotely relates to Halloween, and my husband's family would just take a trip to the local supermarket to pick one up. Last year going pumpkin picking was a new tradition that we started in our own family, and we took a trip to the Undley Pumpkin Patch and we had so much fun. As well as seeing an array of bright orange pumpkins there is so much more to do including a giant pumpkin shaped bouncy castle, maize maze, face painting, crafts, donkey rides, as well as hay bales to climb and some lovely stalls to have a browse through. So without a doubt this is something we plan on doing again, perhaps a different pumpkin patch this time. 


As soon as we begin to see those crisp golden leaves fall from trees, I am always ready to update my home for Autumn. At the minute, everything still seems to be light and bright but now I am ready to welcome the seasonal changes. We have pretty neutral d├ęcor in our house, so we’ll be adding in a few Autumnal prints and a cosy knit blanket or two. So far, we have updated our blinds and added some lovely mocha thermal curtains which is something that we have been meaning to do for some time, but never seem to get around in doing. Throughout the next couple of months we will be making slightly different changes to our home, including a new carpet for our living room, I cannot wait to update the wooden flooring. I am ready for the Autumnal feels in our home and we have already started to update every single candle, not forgetting stocking up on the best autumnal candle, the gingerbread candle. We have been adding a few copper hues to our living rooms and last month we some jar lights that are perfect to switch on alongside our lamp in the evenings. When it comes to being comfortable during the colder months, everybody is different. Some like to add a new blanket or pillow to their current decor, some enjoy turning the heating up and some like to indulge. By adding a new rug, or curtains can make all the difference to your home to help make it feel more comfortable. 


Every morning on the way to nursery my daughter loves to pick up leaves, sticks and acorns, she tells me that she is collecting them for Squirrel Nutkin for the Winter. However she does have quite the collection in the garden so what better way to try get into the spirit of all things Autumn and create Autumnal decorations for the home and for her scrapbook. My daughter loves to keep me on my toes and so trying to keep her hands busy by being more creativity is much more useful and it also give me the opportunity to teach her about the changing seasons whilst creating fond memories together. 


The cold weather autumn gives you an excuse to sip on mugs of hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream, of course. Not forgetting that Starbucks have launched their Pumpkin Spice Latte and drinking indulgent drinks is an absolute must do for Autumn, forget the calories. There is no Autumn without Pumpkin Spice, fact. However, over the autumn and winter the expenditure can be too much for a coffee everyday and so I plan on trying my own creation of pumpkin spice latte. Starbucks, watch out.


Now that my daughter is three I think that it's time that she got involved with all things Halloween. My parents would never allow me to get involved with anything that was remotely to do with Halloween, it was just something that they never agreed with. However, both my husband and I are a little different and don't mind the idea of some Halloween fun. My daughter has asked if she can dress up as a witch so I may try and be creative and make one from scratch, however my seamstress skills leaves much to be desired. So we may just take a trip to the supermarket for one. What is Halloween without a little pumpkin carving? Carving pumpkins is so much fun and the possibilities are endless. My husband and daughter had a great time carving pumpkins last year together, obviously my husband did the actual carving, however our daughter had so much fun scooping the insides out. With all things Halloween, I wanted to have a Halloween themed night in with the family where we could indulge in Halloween sweet treats, watching scary movies or perhaps share ghost stories with a torch under your chin. Last year I was unwell for actually going out for some Halloween adventures and along with my husband we shall take our daughter to some local events and craft fairs. I am looking forward to October, if you couldn't tell!

What would you add to your Autumn Bucket List?

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  1. What a great Autumn bucket list and we'd like to do more creative activities like LandArt and leaf designs x #DreamTeam x

    1. We actually collected some leaves this morning, I can't wait to try and be creative with them!