Hello Fall!

Happy Fall everyone!
Fall is definitely my favorite season, and I hope it becomes one of Ella's favorites too! I love the weather, the Fall flavors, and the holidays this time of year. I already shared our Fall decorations earlier this month. I like to decorate early. It makes me happy! If you would like to see our brief Fall Home Tour, click on the graphic below.

I have also already shared some of my favorite Amazon Fall finds! It was a popular post, so obviously you all love Amazon as much as I do. You can see that post here or by clicking the graphic below.

We have some exciting plans in mind, and I created another bucket list to keep us on track. I hate looking back and saying "man I wish we had done that!" I hope we can do everything but we are going to be very busy this time of year. We have multiple weddings to attend, Ella's first birthday, my Dad visiting, as well as the usual holidays Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Here is our 'plan' for the Fall (feel free to Pin and save for yourself/your family.)

Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, and I normally work from 10-7. I am going to try and get the schedule adjusted so I can spend Ella's first Halloween with her. Seal Beach is doing an event on Main Street for the kids and I would love to take her. Some costume ideas for her...

Little Dragon Halloween Costume, , hi-resLittle Avocado Halloween Costume, , hi-res

Little Pineapple Halloween Costume, , hi-resLittle Chicken Halloween Costume, , hi-res

I am personally leaning toward the pineapple or dinosaur! I have to make a decision and order it soon. Before I do that, I am going to check our local consignment shop, because they have great costume options and they only accept costumes that are complete and clean.

I am also going to have a small bowl of goodies to pass out this year, just in case we get any little ones knocking at our door. I may do a sweet treat and a toothbrush, we'll see! :) I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was a really cute idea.

Keep Those Teeth Looking Fang-Tastic

As far as Thanksgiving, I have been pinning all kinds of delicious dishes. Last year Ella was just one month old, and I still managed to whip up a semi-homemade Thanksgiving. That is my goal for this year as well! We will eat a separate Chinese meal with Michael's parents, which we always look forward to.

         This Cranberry Sauce Is 1000x Better Than CannedDelish    Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes - this always gets compliments and recipe requests. Mashed potatoes are the ultimate Thanksgiving Side Dish! #Thanksgiving #sidedish #mashedpotatoes #potatorecipes #thanksgivingmenu #video   Garlic Herb Roast Turkey Breast with herb butter smeared under the skin which bastes the turkey as it roasts. Juicy inside, golden skin, this is epic! BEST homemade pumpkin pie recipe! With fresh or canned pumpkin purée, cream, brown and white sugar, eggs, and pumpkin spice. #food #recipe #foodrecipe #dessert #pumpkin #pie #pumpkinpie      
     Homemade Green Bean Casserole made from scratch. The BEST Green Bean Casserole Recipe. The perfect Thanksgiving side dish. www.modernhoney.com #greenbeans #greenbeancasserole #thanksgiving #sidedish #vegetables #thanksgivingrecipes   Roasted Carrots with honey glaze   TJ Bacon Jam Brussels Sprouts   #traderjoes #lowcarb #baconjam #traderjoesbaconjam Soft and buttery Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu! justataste.com #recipes #thanksgivingrecipes #thanksgiving #sidedish #dinnerrolls #bread #breadrecipes

Here are some recipes I have pinned recently! If you click on the picture it should take you directly to the website to find the recipe! I plan on making all of this for our Thanksgiving.

Thank you for hosting the link up! 

What's on your Fall "bucket list?"
Do you have any fun Halloween plans? Do you dress up? Stay in?
What is your FAVORITE Thanksgiving day dish?


  1. Great list. Love the idea of giving out a toothbrush and fangs instead of candy. I used to give toothbrushes to my students!!

    For the first time ever, one of my granddaughters will be here for Halloween. Actually, she and her mom and dad have moved back to El Paso. THRILLED that I can be with her more often now. She has been talking about wanting to trick or treat for 2 months!

    I usually have a fire in our fire pit on my list but forgot this year. Will just have to remember to do it. And roast some marshamallows for S'mores. Mmmm.

    Would love to have you add your post to our bucket list link up. And maybe come back on 10.21 and 11.21 to share your progress?

    1. I am a dental hygienist, so I definitely lean toward throwing a toothbrush in a goodie bag!

      That's so exciting that you get to spend Halloween with your granddaughters.

      Thanks for letting me know about the link up!

  2. Ooh that pineapple costume is too cute! Nice bucket list too. :)


  3. Everything on your list sounds like so much fun! Enjoy!


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