Fall To-Do List

Fall To-Do LIst

I put together a fall to-do list with some ideas for the upcoming season. I’m also sharing some of the fun things I’d love to do this fall. I hope it inspires you to put together a list of your own to celebrate this time of year.

If you are a list maker like me, try the 52 Lists Project Journal. It’s divided into seasons and then weeks. Each week you are asked to list something. At the bottom of the page, there is a “take action” suggestion. There’s also space to make your own lists. You can print out a sample collection of the lists here to help you get started.

I also love using a Bullet Journal. The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all the above. Here’s how to get started using a Bullet Journal. Watch this great video for more details too. Find out why it’s such a great journal here.

If you are looking for some ideas, here are a few fun things you might want to add to your list.

1.    Throw a casual girl’s brunch at your home. Check out Ayesha Curry’s brunch recipes and tips here.  Her new cookbook, The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well is available soon.

2.    Start a morning routine. Check out My Morning Routine, an independent online magazine that publishes a brand new, inspiring morning routine every Wednesday. There’s even a frequent traveler category.

3.   Host a soup party. Check out Superfood Soups by Julie Morris for 100 plant-based recipes.

4.    Create a capsule wardrobe. It’s a 37-piece wardrobe (rotated every three months) that includes tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, and shoes. Check out Caroline’s tips for planning a fall wardrobe here.

5.    Plan a family cruise. Fall is a great time to save on cruises. I use CruiseSheet.com to find the best deals.

6.    Attend one of the James Beard Taste of American Dinners. The food is always spectacular and for a great cause.

7.    Schedule a Breast Thermography for early breast cancer detection. Thermography offers the opportunity for much earlier breast disease detection than is possible through self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone because the procedure can detect the subtlest of physiologic changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it is cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease.

8.    Take a family themed costume portrait. Here is a collection of 40 fabulous themed family costumes.

9.    Get prepared for an emergency evacuation. Check out this guide to put together a  72-Hour emergency evacuation survival kit here.

10.  Renew your Passport. For application forms and information, see travel.state.gov or call 877-487-2778.

Here’s what’s on my fall to-do list.

1.    Early Vote.

2.    Update my hair color. I am loving the Lived in Color technique by Johnny Ramirez.

3.    See some of my favorite entertainers live in concert including Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Leon Bridges, and Maroon 5.

I use the BandsInTown Concerts App. Bandsintown simplifies concert discovery by allowing you to track your favorite artists, receive alerts when they’re touring near you and more.

4.    See the following films:

Snowden: Oliver Stone directs this dramatization of the life of Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the NSA whistle-blower who revealed the extent of the U.S. government’s surveillance of ordinary people and became a fugitive from the law.

The Girl on the Train: Emily Blunt is the woman fascinated by the happy couple who live in a house her train passes every day. Then she sees something awful happen. Tate Taylor (“The Help”) directs this adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ mammoth best-seller.

A Man Called Ove: Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of fire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.

5.  See Irving Berlin’s new musical, Holiday Inn on Broadway.

If you are planning a trip to NYC, Show-Score.com is the ultimate resource for show information. Some of the shows including Hamilton started online lotteries. You are notified via email if you won tickets and have one hour to buy your ticket(s). It’s worth a try for sold out shows. RUSH tickets is another way to get discounted show tickets. I also use the Today Tix app to buy show tickets.

6.    Visit the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Here’s a full list of menus for the popular outdoor kitchens.

7.    Enjoy cooking new recipes from the following books:

Celebrations by Danielle Walker

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka 

The Moon Juice Cookbook by Amanda Chantal Bacon 

9.    Try to get reservations at N7 in New Orleans. Here’s a list of Bon Appetite Magazine’s 10 Best New Restaurants including N7.

10.  Read books on my fall reading list including the following:

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines

The Paleo Thyroid Solution by Elle Russ

Radical Beauty by Deepak C and Kimberly Snyder

Medical Medium: Life Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables by Anthony William

11.  Create a new playlist on Spotify. I’m looking forward to new music from Michael Bublé, Casting Crown, Kenny Chesney, and the highly anticipated new project from Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Hamilton Mixtape.

12.  Watch Emeril Lagasse’s new docuseries for Amazon Eat the World. Emerald steps out of his kitchen for a mouth-watering, horizon-expanding exploration of flavors from around the world in six 30-minute episodes.

13.  Schedule a Wellness IV for nutrition. Did you know that IV nutritional therapies can be more effective than taking supplements orally? An IV can get nutrients right to the cells for immediate absorption and effectiveness. Completely safe and incredibly easy, IV therapy can bypass issues like nutrients not being absorbed properly, a common issue for celiacs.

What’s on your fall to-do list? Tell me in the comments.

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  • You have a busy fall ahead of you! I can’t wait to see The Girl on the Train in theaters, too.

  • Oooo! I like your brunch idea. I want to have a “pumpkin party” and have a ladies night where everyone comes over for a big pot of fall soup and dessert 🙂

  • Great list with lots of variety! Very excited to see all of those movies coming out. We are planning to host a pumpkin carving party! I’ll check out those soup recipes as an option. 🙂