Anyone who knows us will tell you that our favorite season (hands down!) goes to fall. There's something in the air that just makes us feel the most inspired. You too? Join us as we celebrate the small moments and the grand adventures that fall has in store this year. Grab your coziest blanket, brew your go-to fall beverage, and let's immerse ourselves in the magic of autumn.
We've created the ultimate cozy fall bucket list for 2023. From the thrill of finding the perfect pumpkin to carving it into a work of art, from quiet moments of gratitude to a cozy fall read (ahem A Real Good Life!) – each experience is an invitation to savor the beauty that this season has to offer.
*Drum roll please* Here's our S+S fall '23 bucket list filled with 25 intentional and cozy activities. Enjoy!
1. Go Apple Picking: Visit a local orchard to pick your own apples and enjoy the crisp fall air.
2. Bake A Homemade Pie: Spend an afternoon baking delicious apple, pumpkin, or pecan pies from scratch.
3. Have a Bonfire: Gather around a bonfire with friends and family, roasting marshmallows and sharing stories.
4. Explore Fall Foliage: Take scenic drives or hikes to witness the breathtaking beauty of autumn leaves changing colors.
5. Host a Cozy Movie Night: Create a movie marathon featuring classic fall films while snuggled up with blankets and hot cocoa.
6. Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Find the perfect pumpkins for carving and decorating your home.
7. Carve Pumpkins: Get creative and carve intricate designs onto your pumpkins, then light them up for a spooky ambiance.
8. Enjoy a Warm Cup: Sip on spiced apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes, or hot chocolate while reading a book or watching the rain.
9. Read a Cozy Book: Settle down with a pile of cozy blankets and a good book that captures the essence of fall. And if we can make a warm suggestion.... why not read our book - A Real Good Life?!
10. Go for a Nature Walk: Stroll through parks or nature trails, collecting fallen leaves, acorns, and pinecones for DIY crafts.
11. Cook a Hearty Soup: Experiment with new soup recipes using seasonal ingredients like butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and hearty grains.
12. Experience a Candlelit Dinner: Have intimate candlelit dinners at home, indulging in comfort foods and warm conversations.
13. Knitting or Crafting: Learn a new crafting skill like knitting, crocheting, or making fall-themed decorations.
14. Attend a Farmers' Market: Discover local produce, homemade jams, artisanal cheeses, and handmade crafts at your nearest farmers' market.
15. Go Stargazing: Bundle up and head outdoors on a clear night to admire the constellations and the crisp fall sky.
16. Host a Friendsgiving: Organize a cozy gathering with friends to celebrate gratitude and share a delicious meal.
17. DIY Autumn Decor: Create wreaths, garlands, and centerpieces using natural elements like leaves, pinecones, and branches.
18. Visit a Corn Maze: Have fun navigating through a corn maze with friends or family, enjoying a challenge and laughter.
19. Watch Football or Sports: Embrace the fall spirit by watching sports games, either in-person or from the comfort of your home.
20. Practice Hygge: Embrace the Danish concept of "hygge" by creating a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home with soft lighting, cozy blankets, and comforting scents. (maybe an S+S Goods candle?!)
21. Try New Baking Projects: Experiment with baking seasonal treats like cinnamon rolls, gingerbread cookies, or apple turnovers.
22. Go Horseback Riding: Enjoy the changing scenery on a horseback ride through the countryside.
23. Photograph Fall Scenes: Capture the beauty of fall by taking photographs of colorful leaves, misty mornings, and cozy scenes.
24. Write Gratitude Journal Entries: Dedicate time each day to write down things you're grateful for during the fall season.
25. Practice Mindfulness: Limit screen time and engage in activities that help you fully embrace the present moment and the sensations of fall.
Let's slow down. Let's relish in the sound of leaves crunching beneath our feet and the joy of reconnecting with our favorite sweaters. We hope our bucket list faves encourage you to pause, to feel, and to make memories that warm our souls this fall season. Happy living, friends!
With love, S+S
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