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The Fall Bucket List Book Tag

I want to thank HerDigitalCoffee for tagging me in this fall inspired book tag! What a wonderful way to embrace the autumn season & discuss my favorite hobby. Be sure to check out her Fall Bucket List Book Tag if you haven’t already.

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Before The Coffee Gets Cold is a short fable about a chair in a coffee shop that allows you to travel back in time. I have this on my fall TBR & can’t wait to read it. Whenever I think about fall, I picture coffee shops, warm beverages & chilly weather.

I’ve seen Love in The Time of Serial Killers all over booktok & Instagram because the cover is just iconic for spooky season. I haven’t yet read this one but have this on my October TBR, so I’ll let you all know my verdict in my October Reading Wrap Up.

I decided to choose the Halloween classic – It by Stephen King because although this is a story about a killer clown – it also showcases the friendship of a group of kids in the 80’s. [ very Stranger Things esque ]. A warning to the wise is that this book is long! [ 1,000 pages ]

This is a Kindle Unlimited find that sounds perfect for Halloween / fall season. It’s a suspenseful mystery with hints of culinary wonder – a cute town [ in winter ] with shops of spice & pumpkins galore.

A talented “chef” of magic spells [ because I couldn’t think of a book with an actual chef. LOL I’ve heard great things about this mystical trilogy & actually watched the tv show in August. It tells the story about a professor with witchy powers & tries to find the meaning of The Book of Life.

I’m choosing Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney because it’s a 5 star thriller read in my opinion. I rarely give thrillers 5 stars, so I jumped for joy because I didn’t see the twists & turns at all. To the point where I wanted to re-read the book once I understood the truth.

Flourish With Rose

The Comfy Reader

Books With Bunny

All Things Gee

Heidi And Her Books

Beauty of Cafe

Of Glasgow Girl


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Fall Bucket List For The Anti-Autumn People

It has come to my attention not everyone wakes up craving a pumpkin spice latte, has the urge to carve a pumpkin or jump in a pile of leaves or watch Halloween themed movies until they are blue in the face. I mean – I can’t relate. But in today’s blog post, I shall channel the anti-fall vibes & let you in on some things you can do this season (or any time of year) that would help you forget it’s Autumn all together.

If You Say Pumpkin Spice Anything, I Might Hurl

Visit A Historic Town or Outdoor Shopping Center

I love spending weekends strolling through historic local towns or shopping centers with company or even alone. I enjoy admiring the architecture, grabbing a tasty meal or treat & either window shop or find a few bits to bring home. In my area, there are a few places that even have views of the Bay or other bodies of water. As long as I’m bundled up slightly, I enjoy taking in the sights. And seeing the water reminds me of warmer days.

Go Hiking

Although the temperatures are much chillier, I try to still do a few “summer like” activities. I personally find hiking more enjoyable in the fall season because I’m not sweating my ass off & I won’t get a sunburn…most likely. I do find the scenery to be breathtaking & we have a few local trails that have some hidden waterfalls along the way. Getting out into nature is always a great experience & I’m sure you can capture some epic views.

Have an “I Hate Autumn Pity Party”

Grab all your fall haters & have a nice little gathering or party. You can talk shit about how annoying pumpkin spice is & gallivant with like minded individuals who despise the thought of jumping in a pile of leaves. “That’s not fun – that just sounds itchy.” Theme the party with whatever season you do love & pretend you’ve been transported to your own little pumpkin hating oasis.

Sit By The Fire & Roast Some Marshmallows

I think having a bonfire is a great way to embrace autumn in an anti-autumn way. I personally, find an excuse to have a bonfire & smores every time of the year. But I find the crisp fall air to be perfect for it. Sorry, I forgot my audience for a second. LOL. But truthfully, the reason I love sitting by the fire with a group of friends or my fiance is because we get lost in conversation. My favorite types of activities are when you have genuine conversation with people & strengthen those bonds. And for some reason by the fire – it sparks that connection.

Book A Trip

Who says vacations have to revolve around summer? I say, if you are itching for a new adventure, fall is a perfect time to travel. I mean, I know it’s still been a bit sus with this whole pandemic but I’d love to go someplace warm like Florida, The Bahamas or Hawaii to keep my tan alive. But also, I’d love to visit New York in the fall or even travel out of the country one of these days. If you are looking for more of a quick fix, you can also find new places to visit in your local areas or surrounding states. Honestly, a road trip is calling my name.

To those anti-autumn people, I hope you enjoyed this post because the Halloween / fall content continues tomorrow. Let me know in the comments, if you dislike fall so much, what is the reason? I’d love to be enlightened.

have you read yesterday’s blogtober post? – – > things to do in the fall


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Fall Bucket List | Things To Do in Fall

This month is already moving so quickly. How are we already on day 8 of Blogtober?! With this in mind, I wanted to challenge ourselves with diving head first in the leaves or experiences if you will & share a few fun fall activities we can all do before the month is over.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”

Build A Fort & Have a Movie Marathon

This activity is perfect for any time of the year, but during the Halloween season I like to take it up a notch. In your fort, you can string some orange fairy lights, fill it with blankets & pillows of course & cuddle up with a warm beverage or popcorn. My favorite is a chai tea latte. For your cinematic entertainment, you can choose to have a Twilight or Harry Potter Marathon, watch some Halloween themed classics or a favorite sitcom. Check out Blogtober Day 4 for more suggestions on what to watch.

Go To a Pumpkin Patch

It wouldn’t be fall without mentioning the quintessential “basic” fall activity which is head to a local pumpkin patch. Usually these places, whether it’s a farm or market ; has an array of produce to either pick by hand or just purchase in containers. I love going to our local pumpkin patch to choose a pumpkin to carve, buy a few cases of apple cider & possibly get a few pictures along the way.

Get Lost in A Corn Maze

Another popular fall activity is going to a corn maze. We went to a local spot last year where they had a scavenger hunt mixed in. The place was Harry Potter themed so we enjoyed some glasses of butter beer, went on a hayride (The Hogwarts Express) & successfully made it out of the corn maze.

Have a Picnic

Hopefully it’s not too chilly to be outside quite yet because on warmer fall days I love getting outside. Head to a local spot or simply your own backyard & have a picnic with friends or someone special. Make this picnic your own. Maybe you’d rather sip wine with the girls or even have a day of painting as well. This is a great way to get fresh air & take in the beauty fall has to offer.

Carve Some Pumpkins

I love saving this activity closer to Halloween, but I absolutely love carving pumpkins. I’m not the best at it to be real with you. Last year, I may or may not have cut too much & made my jack-o – lantern eyeless. But it adds character you know?

Go Back in Time At The Renaissance Festival

In my area, The Renaissance Festival has been going on since August, but I prefer to go closer to October because it’s a lot cooler outside. For a long time, I wouldn’t dress up & just go primarily for a turkey leg & to take home a few crystals. But a few years ago, my fiance & I decided, “why not?” & he went as John Snow while I went as a whimsical fairy. I loved doing my makeup all intricate because I never really wear my makeup this way regularly. I’m really hoping we can go this year after a year hiatus from the pandemic. Truthfully though, I think I’m over dressing up now.

What activities do you like to get into during the fall season?