Happy October!! Like pretty much everyone and their mother, I am beyond excited that October is finally here. Fall is just the best season, and October is probably my favorite month of the year. I mean, with not one but two holidays (Canadian Thanksgiving & Halloween) plus the fall weather and activities; it really just makes for an amazing month.
To me, October 1st is the true start of fall, so today I wanted to share 20 things to do this fall. Every season I like to create a ‘bucket list’ of things I want to do during the season, so these things are the activities that make up my bucket list this year.
As you can tell, this one I checked off my list already! Alex and I went to a pumpkin patch on Saturday. We went to a location I absolutely love – Taves Farm in Abbotsford, BC. They’ve got pumpkin picking, apple picking, a corn maze and a cute general store.
Checked this one off at the same time! I picked a bunch of apples to make apple chips and an apple pie later this week.
Use the changing season as an excuse to get some friends together! Alex and I are hosting a fall party next weekend and I can’t wait.
I’ve seen so many delicious pumpkin and maple goodies on Pinterest. Baking something inspired by fall is a great way to get into the fall spirit.
The new season of Sabrina comes out October 11th!! So excited for it.
Find a new fiction book and curl up; this is the perfect season for it. I just ordered Margaret Atwood’s new one, The Testaments, and can’t wait to read it.
You’re likely switching out your spring/summer and fall/winter wardrobe right now, and this is the perfect time to donate your gently used clothing. Do some research into organizations in your area that may re-sell clothing in support of a good cause. Here in Vancouver there is My Sister’s Closet, which takes clothing donations for their consignment store. All proceeds help fund The ‘Battered Women’s Support Services’ initiative.
This time of year it’s great to sit down and spend an hour or tea just thinking about the things you have to be thankful for. I find it really helpful to write out a list of things I’m grateful for.
There are so many great outdoor activities in fall that as someone who hates being cold, I’ve chickened out of trying. I’m determined to try some random outdoor activity. I’m currently thinking of trying axe throwing!
That’s it! What do you think of my list?! What else is on your bucket list!?