A Fall ‘To Do’ List

For as long as I can remember I have been a trusty list-maker. Something about writing out my to-dos in list form puts my Type A brain at ease. Whether it’s a Sunday evening after a big weekend or a mid-week lunch break, I find that making a to-do list helps bring clarity and calm into the equation. I especially love making lists at the start of a new season. Autumn brings with it so many special sensory pleasures, from the bounty of a pumpkin patch to the warmth of a fire, and the fragrance of cloves. After all, it’s the little things that often bring the greatest joy, don’t you think? When it comes to list-making, I am a big fan of Rifle Paper Company’s cute organizational notepads. Somehow, writing on a pretty notepad makes the process of getting organized just a touch more fun and lighthearted.

Rifle Paper Co also makes lovely “market lists,” which I use on my grocery store runs.


I’m getting a head start on my autumnal list – read on to learn a few things that I’ll be taking on as fall commences.

  1. Make a chicken pot pie
  2. Take cool morning walks
  3. Host a dinner party al fresco
  4. Simplify my home & donate the excess
  5. Prep my first batch of mulled wine
  6. Shop for fall produce at the farmer’s market
  7. Plan a picnic
  8. Plant a fall garden
  9. Bake my mom’s pumpkin bread
  10. Swap TV for reading before bed
  11. Buy a farmer’s almanac
  12. Practice daily gratitude
  13. Make from-scratch chicken stock for the freezer
  14. Read Jane Eyre (gasp! I’ve never read it!)
  15. Get a head start on Christmas

What are you most looking forward to doing this fall?

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