Thankfully, it’s getting to be one of my favorite times of the year, fall! The leaves, the holidays, the tone of everything is just perfect. So I am here to give an update about what I’ve been up to, or will be getting to this fall In the form of a checklist (with explanations.)
So just recently, my birthday passed by resulting in lots of fun. And usually I am not a present person. I hate all the attention, and I’m always afraid I won’t like what I got. But thankfully, this year my mom really hit the nail on the head with my present Knowing me as well as she does, she knows I love art and have close to nothing to do it with besides old art supplies from elementary school and a sketchbook/multimedia book. Not that this hasn’t worked for the past couple years, but I was absolutely ecstatic to open up her presents to find a ton of new art supplies. All things I had never tried and never used, from charcoal pencils to acrylic paints. So on my fall list is: Learn how to use new art supplies and practice with them ☐
Next, I absolutely love to take pictures. So with the beautiful fall setting, I was really hoping to get photoshoots with my family and friends so that I can put them up here and practice my photography skills! Take fall pictures with friends and family ☐
Baking is always a good pastime because not only do I enjoy making things for others, but I certainly love to eat them as well. I’m hoping to make fall treats, if not for fun, for Halloween and for Thanksgiving to give to family and friends for the holiday! I’m still in the process of picking out treats, but you can for sure count on them tasting like cinnamon and pumpkin.
Bake fall treats ☐
I currently also have a lot of books to read, not only do I have a lot that I own to read, but I have a lot checked out from the library. Currently I own and have yet to read, Reconstructing Amelia, The Girl With All The Gifts, Vanishing Girls, Maximum Ride Forever, Gone Girl, I’ll Give You The Sun, The Spectacular Now, and Looking For Alaska. Though my first reading priorities come from the ones I have checked out from the library because I have to return them in three weeks, which are Water For Elephants, Carrie, and The Dinner. As you can see I have a lot of reading to do! READ LOTS OF BOOKS (hopefully with blankets and tea) ☐
Now in my eyes, it isn’t fall unless you go apple picking at least once. Usually this is done with my neighbors and I hope the tradition carries on this year. Last year we had a super fun time and it fall won’t be the same without going this year as well. Go apple picking ☐
With Halloween being part of this time of year, I have to watch some scary/Halloween movies. Recently, I’ve been “building up” my tolerance to scary movies and jump scares through watching more and more scary shows and movies. I’m at the point now where I enjoy watching them, and am hoping to watch more of the classic scary movies such as Halloween, as well as the classic Halloween movies such as Nightmare Before Christmas (even though for me this is an all year round movie), and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Watch Halloween/scary movies ☐
So just yesterday, while cleaning, I decided I was quite bored with my bedroom. So I moved some stuff around and voila! Problem solved. With the season arriving, its absolutely necessary I clean up my room and do some fall decorating. Nothing major but maybe some new fall candles and some decorations? Decorate my bedroom ☐
I would add in “go to a haunted corn maze” but I can say that thanks to amazing friends and family, we’ve already been this year! Go to a haunted corn maze ☒
I love pumpkins and I love art, which means there is nothing better to me than painting/carving pumpkins around this time of year! I already have many ideas for my pumpkin thanks to Pinterest, but hopefully I’ll be able to pick just one!
Carve/paint pumpkins! ☐
So as of right now, that is my 2015 Fall “to-do” list! If you have anything that I am forgetting, let me know in the comments, and enjoy the season! Stay tuned to my blog and Instagram (@thelilynotepad) for updates on fall pictures and the fall events that I am doing!