The Ultimate 2020 Fall Bucket List
There is something enchanting about the crunch of amber leaves beneath our feet, cozy nights under thick covers and pumpkin… well, everything pumpkin. Just as the air turns brisk, the autumn winds of change come in and prepare us for a new season in our lives, and we embrace it. With a little help from the good folks at Starbucks and their scrumptious Pumpkin Spice latte, we are officially ready to burrow in for snuggle season!
To celebrate this magical season, we've listed some of the things we can't wait to do this Fall (even during quarantine). Here is a fun fall-time checklist including healthy activities, fashion trends and must-do bucket list items that suit the season. Check out our Fall Bucket List below:
Goodbye flip flops, hello boots! Fall is the most exciting season to shop for, hands down. This includes chunky sweaters, jackets, boots, jeans, leggings, cozy fingerless gloves (for texting purposes), and scarves – scarves – scarves. And while fall fashion is fun, littered with color, textures, and layers, try not to burn a hole in the good ole’ pocketbook. Thanks to Marie Claire's list of Fall Fashion Trends 2020, from what I can gather from Michael Kors, it entails lots of fringe.
Scary Movie Night
In the true spirit of Halloween, if you aren’t trying to terrorize yourselves by screening an absolutely absurd horror flick, you are un-American.
For those who are particularly fond of psychological thrillers, Ranker did an excellent job providing a list created by actual voting moviegoers and film buffs. Here are The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time.
If you really want to get the full effect and scare the boogers out of yourselves, we suggest watching Stephen Kings’ Children of the Corn followed by a trip to a haunted corn maze.
Along with the cold air comes the sniffles, but with these essential oils in your back pocket, you’ll be one step ahead of the game. Thieves Oil is a blend of essential oils including Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. It helps support our immune system and good health. R.C. Blend Oil contains powerful therapeutic-grade essential oils that are invigorating when applied, especially to the chest and throat area. R.C. is a wonderful blend to diffuse during colder and chillier nights. These immune-boosting essential oils are a must-have pantry item for the 2020 fall season.
Warning! We are about to go Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. on this list: pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin ale, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin spiced coffee, pumpkin soup, pumpkin stew, pumpkin chowder, pumpkin pasta, pumpkin fritters, pumpkin hummus, pumpkin risotto, and well, there’s more…
Wouldn’t you know, pumpkin-spiced Cheerios exists along with pumpkin pie M&M’s, 365 Wholefoods brand create pumpkin pie ice cream sandwiches, and Philadelphia even came out with pumpkin spice cream cheese. Geniuses.
Reset Your DVR
Fall Primetime Television returns and you know what that means? TGIT and much more: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, black-ish, Modern Family, Blue Bloods, Dancing with the Stars, Law&Order: SVU, NCIS, Once Upon a Time, we can go on for days, basically. Here’s the complete list of season premiers and their dates and times (includes web-based series as well!):
Gobble up some Halloween Candy
Watch the World Series!
Watch Hocus Pocus and/or Practical Magic
Make a List of Your Favorite Podcasts (Evergreen Podcasts, of course)
Go for a hike
Hit up a socially-distanced pumpkin patch or apple orchard
Buy a cinnamon-scented candle
Wear a Halloween costume
Cozy up to a fire
Buy the orange stuffed Halloween Oreos
Go to an outdoor Haunted House
Visit a corn maze
Have a chili cook-off with your family
Create a fall playlist (Billboard)
Eat a candy or caramel apple
Apple infused Bourbon!
Bring blankets to a homeless shelter
Make a batch of hot apple cider using a mulling mix
Wear dark nail polish
Create a fall reading list (Popsugar)
Decorate your front doorstep/porch with a fall flair
Break out the crockpot for a nice, sultry stew
Carve a pumpkin
Bake a homemade apple pie
Take a fall foliage drive through the countryside
Knit a fall scarf
… Rock on with your fall selves!
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10 True Crime Podcasts to Listen to by the Bonfire this Halloween
Are you feeling spooky? If not, have no fear...yet. This curated list of Killer Podcasts will get you in the mood for all things Halloween. Grab a hot beverage, some marshmallows, and be ready to be entertained by these eight spine-tingling stories while you sit fire-side.