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.

Here’s what’s on my fall to-do list.

1.    Design and decorate my patio. Fall is a great time to purchase patio decor on sale.

2.    Find the perfect pair of hiking boots (these are the current top runner).

3.    Take my nephew to some of the kid friendly museums in Washington D.C.

4.    See the film Stonger: (Sept. 22): Jake Gyllenhaal is Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman, who struggles mentally and physically after losing his legs in the attack.

5.  See Downton Abbey’s Elizabeth McGovern starring in the new musical, Time and the Conways 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.    Meet Yottom Oggloleni at one of his cookbook signings. 

7.    Enjoy baking new recipes from the following books:

Jennifer’s Way Kitchen: Easy Allergen-Free, Anti-Inflammatory Recipes for a Delicious Life by Jennifer Esposito: Jennifer Esposito is an actress with celiac disease. She was the owner of my favorite bakery in New York City, Jennifer’s Way Bakery. The bakery recently closed. I’m delighted she is sharing her recipes so I can make her delicious gluten-free and grain-free desserts at home.

Try one of the recipes from her new book:

Butternut Squash Bread

Sweet by Bottom Ottolenghi and Helen Goh: Sweet includes over 110 innovative recipes from simple mini-cakes and cookies that parents can make with their children to showstopper layer cakes for a special celebration. I’m a big fan of Ottolenghi desserts. I visited one of his restaurants in London and the gluten-free pastries were delicious. Note: The cookbook is for more experienced bakers.

Here are a few recipes featured in the baking book:

World’s Best Chocolate Cake

Belinda’s Flourless Coconut and Chocolate Cake

9.    Eat at Turkey and the Wolf in New Orleans. The restaurant was named the best new restaurant in the U.S. by Bon Appetite magazine. Here’s a list of Bon Appetite Magazine’s 10 Best New Restaurants.

If you can’t make it to Turkey and the Wolf, you can make these recipes at home:

Wedge Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

The Collard Green Melt

10.  Read the following books:

Whisper by Mark Batterson: Many people have a tough time believing God still speaks. Pastor Mark Batterson wants to introduce you to the seven love languages of God. By learning to tune in to and decipher each language, you’ll be able to hear His guidance in simple as well as life-altering choices. God is actively speaking through: Scripture, Desires, Doors, Dreams, People, Promptings, and Pain. Batterson gives you the tools you need to unlock each of these languages. God’s whisper can answer your most burning questions, calm your deepest fears, and fulfill your loftiest dreams.

Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth behind Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules & Epstein-Barr by Anthony William: If you’ve been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, or another thyroid issue, chances are extremely high that you’re not getting the most effective treatment. If you’ve been tested for thyroid issues and the results have come back normal, you could still be suffering with an under or overactive thyroid gland and not know it because thyroid testing is not yet entirely correct. This book offers a wealthy of information on thyroid disease.

To learn more about hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, watch the video below:

It Take Two Our Story by Jonathan and Drew Scott: The true story of my favorite guys on HGTV.

11.  Watch the L.S.U. Tigers football season under the leadership of the new head coach and Louisiana native, Ed Orgeron.

12.  Attend one of the Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook events. From the editors of Cherry Bombe magazine, this cookbook is a compilation of recipes from creative women including Martha Stewart. Click here for the tour schedule.

13.  Download Matthew West’s new album All InMy favorite track is “Something Greater” featuring Carrie Underwood. The song is beautifully written and elegantly performed about how God works with you through all the ups and downs life throws at you.

You can hear “Something Greater” below.

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

1.    Here’s a great guide to the best fall movies.

2.    Here’s a list of the most anticipated album releases and concert tours for fall.

3.    Check out this list of fall premieres dates for new series and new seasons of returning shows.

4.    From Sauveur magazine: what to cook this fall.

5.    Here’s a preview guide to Broadway’s fall shows.

6.    I loved this list of restaurant cookbooks releasing this fall. If you like donuts and fried chicken, I recommend picking up a copy of Federal Donuts.

7.    Movie Pass is offering for the flat rate of $9.95 a month: up to one movie a day, every day, at the theater of your choice. There are a few strings attached. You can buy only single tickets and certain boutique chains are excluded (e.g., Landmark and Arc Light). The subscription plan doesn’t cover Imax or 3-D offerings. Download the app, sign up and the company will send you a debit card that automatically loads the exact amount of your ticket to be purchased every time you check in to a theater using your smartphone.

8.  Find out the best cookbooks releasing this fall.

9.  The most anticipated fall book releases.

10.  If you enjoy murder mysteries, check out this streaming guide of the best murder mysteries on Netflix/Amazon Prime /Hulu/ Acorn / HBO GO.

You can also see my fall to-do lists for 2016 if you need a bit of inspiration to create your own.

What are you planning on doing this fall? Tell me in the comments.

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