9 Things Every Woman Should Do This Fall

For Leaf-Loving Women

Though it can be hard to believe now, when even places on the West Coast are experiencing temperatures in the hundreds, cooler weather is just ahead.

Usually, Fall comes with a big list of jobs to do. The leaves, which are duly falling from the trees, will need raking up every couple of days or blasting with a leaf blower (if you’re looking for a leaf blower, you might want to check out this Thebestleafblowers.com guide and get the best one for you). They will also start to block your gutters, which can cause all sorts of problems, so they will regularly need cleaning out (although you might want to contact a team of roofers, like these castle rock roofers, to take this job out of your hands). You will also need to start preparing for Halloween. If you have not yet started thinking about your costume, it must be because you have not set foot in a department store recently-they are stocked and ready! But despite these jobs, you can still have fun. And with Fall fast approaching, it is not too late to start getting into the Autumn spirit. Here are a few fun things every leaf-loving woman should do this Fall.

The Fall To Do List

1. Get you some dang cute boots, girl. Though I live in the Midwest where boots are not only a fashion statement but a winter-weather staple, I have noticed in the last few years that riding boots are worn coast to coast, regardless of weather. They can be worn with tights and a dress if it is warm enough or over layered jeans and long-johns. The point is, they are functional but they make a statement! Any outfit looks suddenly polished with a pair of leather boots included.

Add some colour

2. Make a Fall wreath for the front door. You and I both know a dozen ways to use pine cones and fall leaves in your home, and some of them are pretty stinkin’ cute. They defiantly look better hanging on your door rather than blocking up your gutters which is why investing in a shield guard, found at websites like https://www.mastershieldatl.com/, for example, is such a good idea. Not only will these protect your gutters from being damaged, but will also mean the leaves will end up on the ground, making them the perfect additions to any wreaths. Make a girls’ night out of it and each bring one or two of the necessary supplies. Check here for some especially festive options.

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3. Carve a pumpkin! Remember when you were little and you squealed with mixed horror and delight over the spaghetti insides of a recently carved pumpkin? Maybe you made your Dad do the “yucky” part of scooping the innards out while you drew a face on for him to carve? Or maybe you were elbow-deep in the stuff with your siblings? Regardless, pumpkin carving is a must for the Fall season. You absolutely do not need kids in your life to enjoy this. Get some girlfriends and do it over wine and tapas (careful with those knives!) or do it yourself! Scoop those spaghetti insides! Roast those pumpkin seeds! Display your creation proudly on your porch.

4. Tour a winery. Touring a winery is fun regardless of the season, but during the Fall,sitting out over the rows of grapes and breathing in the crisp, fragrant air is enough to calm any anxiety. Cleanse your soul!

football season
Can’t beat them? Join in!

5. Play a game of two-hand touch football. If you are mourning the loss of your significant other to the start of football season, get in on the action and host a couples’ game of football. Split couples up across teams or give them the chance to work together. Provide warm apple cider and hot chocolate breaks throughout, and gather over bowls of chili after the game. What could be better than a little friendly competition between good friends?

6. Get lost in a corn maze. Do it on purpose. Leave your phone in the car and escape for a little while. Make a new friend to escape the maze with. Post up in a corner and enjoy the solitude. Breathe. Be.

7. Have a progressive dinner with friends. You can each choose to give one course for each other or you can go restaurant-hopping! Have wine and cheese at one house, salad at the next, an entrΓ©e at a third house, and coffee and dessert to end the night. If you choose to visit various restaurants, go for appetizers, soup and salad, entrees, and then stop somewhere else for dessert.[optin-cat id=”6744″]

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8. Knit a scarf. Do not know how to knit? Even better. Take a class with some friends or marathon a few YouTube videos at home until you think you have the hang of it. Trade creations at the end or proudly wear your own. Make personalized tags to display on your handiwork, maybe including your signature or initials. When snow arrives, strut your stuff!

Your turn to host Thanksgiving

9. Host Thanksgiving at your house this year. If it is your first time or if you just do not want to be stuck in the kitchen all day, ask your guests to each bring a side dish and you provide the turkey and pie. Combine this with that two-hand touch football game and get a couple of games in while your bird bakes. Over dinner, give everyone the chance to say what they are thankful for.

Fall Fun

Just because you do not have kiddos at home does not mean you cannot celebrate the leaves changing and pumpkin pie baking. Take some time to enjoy the nice weather and relax with friends. Before you can list nine reindeer, the hustle and bustle of Christmas will be upon us, and then it is too late to get much vegging out time scheduled!

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  5. I’m a boots kind of girl! Thanks for sharing

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you for stopping by!!! πŸ™‚

  6. I like the suggestion of the boots and the pie. I can totally do those things.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You and me both! πŸ™‚

  7. I love this list so much! Fall is my favorite season and I’m a little sad to be missing it; this will be my first fall in Southern California so it will be interesting to see what kind of fall traditions they do out here!

    xoxo Bree

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, that will be quite the change! Look forward to reading about it on your blog! πŸ™‚

  8. You made me laugh about the boots. It’s true though; a good pair of boots is worth its weight in gold.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Especially in -30 temperatures!!! Glad you had a giggle! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  9. I definitely need a new pair of boots! We’ll also be carving a pumpkin, and maybe try a wreath .

    1. Ms Claudette

      That’s half of the list almost! πŸ™‚ Awesome!

  10. I love seasonal bucket lists. Thanks so much πŸ˜€

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome! πŸ™‚

  11. These are wonderful suggestions. I would love to try my hands at making a wreath. I’m sure this is a fun project.

    1. Ms Claudette

      If you do, please post pictures for me to see. πŸ™‚

  12. Sounds like a great to do list to me. I like all these things.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am glad that they resonate with you! Have a fabulous Fall! πŸ™‚


    I would love to do everything except the knitting part! I never got the knack for it!=) I can ask my Thai friend help out with my pumpkin! Have you ever seen a phoenix and a dragon come out of a pumpkin!=)

    1. Ms Claudette

      No, I have never seen that so please share a picture!!! πŸ™‚

  14. I’d like a relaxing tour at a winery! Hehe. Thanks for the awesome list, I’ll try my best to do all of them this fall.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Please let us know how that went for you! πŸ™‚

  15. wear my leather jacket again! ready for fall and winter..

    1. Ms Claudette

      Nothing like a really nice leather jacket, eh? πŸ™‚

  16. I love going for a fall walk and enjoying the crunch of leaves under my feet.

    1. Ms Claudette

      After raindrops on a tin roof, that sound might be next on my list of favourites. Waterfalls is the first.

  17. I am down with everything you mentioned except maybe the crafty stuff, I would rather go roll in the leaves and make leave angels! That is at the top of my list right under visit a winery! πŸ™‚ Great list love it – I am a FALL GIRL!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Can I join you with the leave angels? LOL! That sounds like such fun and warmer than snow angels!!! πŸ™‚

  18. Daisy

    I want to try your idea to make a wreath from leaves. That’s such a pretty idea.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am glad you liked it. πŸ™‚ Send me a picture of yours, please?

  19. Boots are the reason I love fall so much, and now I definitely want to make a wreath for our front door πŸ™‚

    1. Ms Claudette

      Go for it! And do share the picture! πŸ™‚

  20. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I do have kids, so my fall activities will revolve around them.

    1. Ms Claudette

      That means you will be enjoying all the fun! πŸ™‚

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