42 Fall Activities To Add To Your #PSBL (Pumpkin Spice Bucket List)​

42 Fall Activities To Add To Your #PSBL (Pumpkin Spice Bucket List)​

Fall who? Fall is here and here to stay.


It's easy to get caught up in the fast passed ways of life when things get thrown at us. We get into a routine, create a usual schedule and go from there. Our days are spent waking up, working or going to school, coming home, dreading to finish whatever didn't get done that day, and sleeping what little time we have left only to repeat it all over again.

We always (at least I know I do) complain about not having enough time in a day or not doing anything that's life thrilling, yet very few of us do anything about it.

I feel like any day or any time is as good as any to start new habits and new lifestyles. There's never enough time in a day to do anything, but we're the ones that get to decide what we do with our time.

With that being said, to keep the fall spirits going, I decided to compile a fall-themed bucket list. Basically, here is a grand list of all things fall-worthy that can put you into the festival spirit. Do with it what you wish, of course, most plans are better spent with friends, but always acceptable to do things alone in your own time with your own love.

1. Go to a pumpkin patch.

2. Go apple picking.

3. Visit a corn maze.

4. Carve pumpkins.

5. Roast pumpkin seeds.

6. Bake a pie... or three.

7. Go apple bobbing.

8. Have a scary movie marathon.

9. Jump in a pile of leaves.

10. Do a fall photoshoot outside.

11. Go on a morning hike.

12. Buy new fall-scented candles and décor.

13. Make pumpkin bread, banana bread, or zucchini bread (any kind of bread, basically).

14. Eat candy corn.

15. Make caramel apples.

16. Have a family or friend game night.

17. Go to a haunted house.

18. Make a Halloween costume.

19. Eat corn on the cob.

20. Go camping (even if it's just in your backyard).

21. Try out new festive coffee flavors.

22. Visit a state or festival fair.

23. Finish a whole puzzle.

24. Make leaf-shaped sugar cookies.

25. Create a fall scrapbook of all your fall memories.

26. Make a scarecrow.

27. Attempt to make as many pumpkin flavored recipes as you can.

28. Visit a chocolate factory.

29. Get a new fall wardrobe.

30. Home make a scarf.

31. Go to a football game.

31. Paint pumpkins.

32. Make homemade apple cider.

33. Read a scary book.

34. Go on a hayride or tractor ride.

35. Have a campfire and roast marshmallows.

36. Make your own pumpkin spice latte.

37. Make a fall-themed wreath for your front door or room.

38. Take a family holiday photo (or a "family" photo with your roommates!).

39. Buy your favorite Halloween candy.

40. Collect pinecones and make peanut butter bird feeders.

41. Have a complete self-care and self-love night.

42. ENJOY yourself this fall and remember to take time for the things you want to do!

Alas, the end of another (hopeful) bucket list that we all have desires to finish! Fall is always busy, with going back to school and trying to find a routine again. Sometimes our moods tend to fall because of the gloomy weather and darker days.

It's extra important to make sure you take extra time to take care of yourself today and every day. No matter how old you are and how old you feel, you're never too old to go out and have fun! I challenge you to do at least 10 things on this list, if not all of them.

Happy fall! Happy leaves! Happy colder weather!

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1. Knit/Fleece Socks

Actually, any socks in general, #TBH.

2. Makeup

Hit up Ulta, Sephora or Amazon Beauty. Highlight/contour sets are always something us gals want but can never afford. There are also a lot of great makeup gift ideas here.

3. Big Comfy Sweaters

American Eagle / H&M; are great places to find these. FYI, you really can't mess up buying a girl a sweater!

4. Love Your Melon Hats

They're for a good cause and they're cute, so why not purchase one?

5. Comfy Lounging Clothes

Joggers, sweatshirts, half zips, hoodies...

6. 5 for $25


7. Jewelry

Alex & Ani and Pandora are always popping. Also, if you are shopping for a significant other, just listen to Bey!

8. Blanket Scarves

Ooooo... comfy and cute, that's like two gifts in one.

9. Coffee Accessories

Mugs, travel mugs, and coffee itself are all important to us.

10. Bras/Bralettes

If you're shopping for a close friend, then this is something you should look into, because a girl can never have enough bras.

11. Boots/Booties

A girl can never have enough of those either -- Christmas is a great excuse for another pair!

12. Handbags/Purses

We appreciate the names: Michael, Kate, Louis...

13. Fun Snacks and Candies

The stuff that we complain about that makes us fat is probably exactly the stuff we want.

14. College/Team Spirit Wear

You'll appreciate this gift so much when coming into college; having apparel different than the other students who raided the bookstore the first week and are all wearing the same thing.

15. Small Room Decor and Accessories

Francesca's is great with these things like canvas quotes, wall decals and more.

16. Keychains

Yes, the typical Kylie Jenner fur ball is so basic... but we love it.

17. Anything Nike

Just buy it.

18. A Polaroid Camera

I mean who doesn't want one?

19. Bath Bombs

Don't even go anywhere but Lush to get these.

20. Candles

I don't know what it is, but chicks dig good smell. Take a visit to Bath & Body Works (I'm addicted!) and you should be set for a couple years worth of gifts!

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13 Ways to Embrace Fall on a Budget

We all need a little pumpkin spice in our lives.


The season of golden leaves and pumpkin spice is here! If you are like me, you look forward to the changing weather and falling leaves all year long. I love to explore and do fall-themed activities. However, I do not always have the time or resources to do extravagant fall activities. So here are 13 simple ways to embrace Fall this year without draining your bank account! (And yes, it includes plenty of options for Pumpkin Spice haters!)

1. Fairy Lights 

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Fairy Lights or Christmas Lights can make your room feel warm and inviting. This season is the perfect time to stock up on some all white Chirstmas lights! They work great for subtle lighting and are easy to hang. $5.94 from Walmart

2. Fake Leaves and Pumpkins for Decorations 

Halloween items are now on sale! Go to your local store and buy non-holiday specific items that can work for fall decorations. Often you can find fake pumpkins and leaves for 50% off. They make for great decorations that you can reuse next year.

3. Have a Fall Themed Photo Shoot 

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Grab a few friends, a camera (or iPhone!) and head outdoors! Multicolored leaves and sweaters can make anyone's Instagram look amazing.

4. Bake a 3 Ingredient Cobbler

The smell of a sweet dessert can make anyone feel cozy during the fall. My grandmother's go-to hack for a simple cobbler involves only three ingredients. All you need is: canned peaches (2 8oz cans), butter (1 stick) and a yellow cake mix. Simply pour the peaches in a baking dish, pour dry cake mix over it, and add chopped up butter (not melted!). Bake until golden at 375. Also, if it is too dry add more butter as needed during the baking process.

5. Create the Perfect Hot Coco to Keep You Warm!

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Because we all need a good mug of hot chocolate during late night study sessions! Add liquid coffee creamer to your hot chocolate to spice it up. French vanilla in a dark chocolate mix is my personal favorite!

6. Discover the Perfect Scent for Your Room

This may sound like a given, but it is so easily overlooked! Scent can add a lot to a room and the overall mood it creates. Find a candle or plugin air freshener and choose something involving cinnamon, pumpkins or harvest related.

7. Bake Cookies!

This store bought mix only needs one ingredient besides the mix! Target.

8. Enjoy the Weather and Explore Nature.

Explore your campus or local hiking trails. The cold weather is near! Take advantage of the nice weather while you can.

9. Search for the Perfect Sweater from Thrift Shops and Discount Stores

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Who says your only option is to pay $50 for a sweater? Thrift Stores and Discount Stores offer a good selection of sweaters this time of year. They make a great staple piece in your fall wardrobe. Sweaters can be dressed up and tucked into a skirt for a date or worn with leggings for classes.

10. Prepare Caramel Apples

Or better yet prepare them with friends

11. Warm Up with New Tea Flavors

The fall is the perfect time to try out new flavors of tea. Tea can make for a great way to relax in your cozy blankets and warm up after a long day of classes.

12. Tailgate With Friends!

Fall is football season! Grab a group of friends and make some memories.

13. Embrace Warm Smokey Eyes 

If you don't have the time or cash to change your wardrobe, change up your go to make up look! Try using browns and oranges to create a smokey eye.

Fall can be stressful for college students. But if we take some time to relax and make memories with our friends, maybe this fall will not be so bad. These are a few of the things I will be trying this fall. How will you be embracing fall this year?


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