10 Things On My Autumn Bucket List!



Greetings, and welcome to 10 Things On My Autumn Bucket List!

I know, I know, only 10 things? Well, I'm learning that 20 Things may be a teeny weeny bit too much of a good thing in that our life here in gorgeous coastal Orange County is rapidly picking up speed. So this season I'm playing it safe and going with just 10 items!

And P.S. - Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see what other wonderful bloggers are joining in on this challenge. In addition to getting lots of wonderful ideas on how to add a little something-something to your upcoming autumn, a few of the participants are from Down Under, meaning their lists are season reversed, which should be veeery interesting!

10 Things On My Autumn Bucket List 
  1. Celebrate my granddaughter's 3rd birthday!
  2. Roast marshmallows with granddaughter.
  3. Attend a Halloween event.
  4. Attend an Octoberfest event
  5. Make three new soups.
  6. Cook or bake something with pumpkin in it.
  7. Finish reading Ron Chernow's Alexander Hamilton
  8. Listen to Hamilton soundtrack. (Sensing a theme here? Yep, we have tickets to see Hamilton in November!)
  9. Run the Dana Point Turkey Trot.
  10. Take a family photo on Thanksgiving Day.
I think I have a good chance of getting all of my items checked off this time around in that our move is done, and our house is about done . . . wish me luck!

What's on your Autumn Bucket List? Please share below!


Comments

  1. My stepmom is reading that book and has the soundtrack because she's seeing it also. It's the longest book ever. She actually gave us the physical book, because she ended up downloading it, and I thought---no way!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I figure for the cost of the tickets (!) we are going to make this the most prepared for, meaningful event ever!

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  2. I went to an Oktoberfest celebration, but I do want to do a few more Halloween related events!! I love the holiday. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Hi Lauren, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. ☺

      I have never been to an Octoberfesr celebration, so I'm definitely looking forward to it!

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  3. Oktoberfest and soup sound great and I need to add them to my mental list! I too downsized my list as I was over enthusiastic for summer.

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    1. I was sooo excited about my summer bucket list in that we were newly coastal I think I went a bit overboard. Autumn, with it's cooler days, seemed a good excuse to slow things down a bit.

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  4. Great list, Tamara! After the move and home remodeling, it's time to enjoy your new home and its surroundings. We usually take a family photo before Christmas so we have a picture for our records and to send our season's greetings to our family and friends.

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    1. With my daughter and her family now residing 3000 miles away, we have to grab family photo opportunities where we can, and this Thanksgiving is it in that everyone will be here. Really looking forward to the ensuing chaos!

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  5. Your autumn bucket list is perfect! I've kept mine pretty short, too. Adding too much just adds stress, and I think that defeats the purpose! And how exciting that you'll see Hamilton!!!

    Have a wonderful fall!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Short and sweet seems to be the order of the day for Autumn lists . . . perhaps a few of us got a bit too enthusiastic with our Summer lists? :-)

      Already the weather here feels Fall-ish, though I know we still have some hot spells before we fully leave our summer heat behind. October is wildfire season here in S. California, so we're not fully out of the woods yet but it's coming!

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  6. I'm seeing a definite theme in these Fall lists with pumpkin. Here in Australia we're not that inventive with it - Thai style soups, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin in salads, in macaroni cheese & in scones. I've never even tried a pumpkin pie. But that's the best part about this linky - it gives me a glimpse into life on the other side of the world. Enjoy Fall.

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    1. I agree that the geographical differences make our seasonal lists so interesting! Your Christmas in July celebration is new to me, for example, and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about when we did our Summer Bucket updates.

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  7. What a fun Fall list you have and grandchildren are so cute at 3 years old. That is the age of my grandson. The Turkey Trot sounds interesting so I'll look forward to reading more about that. Enjoy your Fall and your list x

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    1. I am so excited to see 'our girl' I can hardly stand it! I'm making a list of all the fun things I want to do with her during our visit. :-)

      The Turkey Trot will be a family running event, with a couple of us walking/pushing a stroller, and I think it's going to be a wonderful way to kick off the long holiday weekend here in the U.S.A.

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  8. Ooh, I didn't think about roasting marshmallows! We have a fire pit where we live now, so that would be really fun for one of those early fall nights when it's cool but not freezing!

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    1. I agree the sooner the better on this one, in that my granddaughter lives on the East Coast, where the weather changes are more dramatic than they are here on the West Coast. Enjoy, and be sure to have lots of wet towels on hand for clean up!

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  9. Good luck on your Autumn Bucket List! I'm loving that so many of these lists include something pumpkin. I also shortened my list a little this season and tried to focus on the more enjoyable things I really want to do. Enjoy the season!

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    1. Somewhere I saw reference to making Pumpkin Ice Cream, and I immediately thought, 'Oh, I'm so there!'

      I wonder if the reason so many of us shortened our lists is because both Summer and Winter tend to be jam-packed, so we need our transitional Autumn season to go a bit slower in response? Regardless, I do love Autumn and all that goes with - cooler days, fall colors, Thanksgiving, holiday decorating . . .

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  10. I so badly want a family photo. A real photo. Not candid selfie stuff. We really missed the boat when my daughters, their daughters, my sister and I were all together with my mom in the spring. Darn it!!

    I should add soup-making as an addendum to my list. I love soup and fall is the best soup season. Hope you will share your recipes.

    So funny how all of us mention sampling pumpkiny foods! I had a pumpkin latte yesterday to kick off the season. They could become addictive.

    I sure learned my lesson about making excessively long bucket lists. My summer list was just too much. And now that I am working again, it seems I don't have a free minute. Hoping life will slow down a little soon.

    Had hoped to make s'mores with my daughter last night and forgot all about it. I can't remember my own name these days.

    Enjoy your time with your granddaughter and family. Will look forward to that family photo!

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    1. A real family photo? Oh my that would be lovely!

      Yep, I will definitely share soup recipes, and probably a few pumpkin as well!

      Right now, as a result of our home remodel, I'm feeling pretty tired, hence why I kept my Autumn list shorter than my Summer list. I;m so looking forward to just kicking back and taking it all in once we return from our trip. :-)

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  11. Haha...I only put 5 things on my Fall Bucket List! New to your blog and enjoying catching up.-Littleblackdomicile

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    1. Oh, Laurel, I think that was smart of you! Biting off more than one can chew is stressful, and these lists are supposed to be fun!

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