Fall Bucket List

Happy First Day of Fall! We are entering my favorite season here in Boise, where the mornings and evenings are crisp and the days warm up with a sunny glow.

Fall activities are aplenty here in the Treasure Valley- between the Oktoberfests, corn mazes and football games, there isn’t enough days in the season to take part in everything. I love prioritizing by making a list of our top five things to do!

Here is our Fall bucket list:

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1. Go to a corn maze.

The Farmstead is our favorite corn maze, since it’s so close in proximity to our house! I also like how many activities are included in with admission to the corn maze. There’s a slide, a big trampoline, a cow train, petting zoo, and many more attractions for the littles! The Farmstead meridian Idaho, fall things to do in Boise
2. Make a hearty soup.

Some of my favorites are Sweet Potato Chili and Zuppa Toscano! * both links are to Whole30/Paleo recipes.

3. Pick apples at an orchard.

  • Here in the Valley, we have orchards to go to but let’s be honest, sometimes that’s out of the question with little ones or time constraints. In the past, my cheat version has been to buy a flat of fresh apples at the farmers market from local vendors! This year, Lucy is at an age where she may like to go to the orchard, so here’s a few options I’ve been looking at:
    Candy Apple Orchard
    Cabalo’s Orchard
    Tyler’s Rocky Point Orchard
  • 4. Find the best fallen leaves.

    I think downtown Boise has some of the best, but we find some great leaves right in our neighborhood! Fall strolls are the best.

    5. Pick a pumpkin from a pumpkin patch.

    Thankfully, The Farmstead also has a pumpkin patch so we check two items off our bucket list when we go to the corn maze (see number one).

    *this photo was taken last year- Lucy sure has grown since!

    Looking for more Fall things to do in the Boise area? Click here.

    What are your favorite Fall activities?

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    Weekly Thoughts

    This week, I’ve been:

    – dreaming about what I saw last Saturday at my favorite shop in Meridian, Coffee Paint Repeat. The store owner, Shannon, is so nice and helpful. Her style is exactly what I aim for so I wish I could fit everything from her store into my house! The prices are also very reasonable. Go in there this weekend if you’re from the area! (Check store hours first.)

    Coffee paint repeat, Meridian Idaho shop

    – following along on A Small Wardrobe‘s 28 Day Challenge which has caused me to start a fun wardrobe journal. It’s been fun to physically write down my thoughts on my wardrobe and style inspiration!

    – wearing my ABLE Rojas Mules for the whole week so that I can share an honest review with you guys on comfort and quality!

    Ace and jig, able Rojas mule

    – reading Better Human: It’s a Full Time Job by Ronda Conger. I heard her speak last week at a conference and she lit a fire in me to be more positive and spend time on learning how to better myself. It’s fun to read the book now because it honestly reads just how she would speak and I can almost hear her saying the lines!

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    Fall Style Inspiration

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    Although Summer is my favorite season for activities, Autumn/Winter is my favorite season for style. The layers, boots, and rich colors and textures bring a smile to my face! This year, in an effort to cut down on buying new (or even used) items, I found a load of inspiration on Pinterest that corresponds with items I already have in my closet.  I do want to add a select few items but I’m over the idea of buying seasonal wardrobes.  Not only will it save me money, but who has time to shop when you’re chasing a toddler around?!

    Fall Inspiration:

    Burgundy. (top left)

    I have a burgundy-ish midi dress from Ace and Jig that is not quite a drop waist but close, so I was excited to see this photo of a similar dress paired with black heels and a pop of mustard.

    Mules. (top center)

    This is the one splurge that is a new addition to my closet for the season. I’ve been wanting a pair of mules for close to a year now, and I recently purchased a pair from ABLE because it’s a brand I really believe in. They’re focus is on empowering women and ending the cycle of charity dependence in both local and global economies. They are headquartered in Nashville but also work with women in communities they wish to impact (for example, my mules were made in Nepal).  I will do a product review of my shoes soon!

    Navy Midi Dress. (top right)

    I love the look of a navy midi with a black coat, so I’m excited to try pairing my dress with a black blazer or sweater. The black shoes tie the look together and is very classy!

    Navy Midi Skirt with Black Top. (middle left)

    Once again with the navy and black! I liked the idea of wearing my navy midi dress with a black top over it to make it look like a skirt and shirt combo.

    Cropped Sweater. (center)

    This is one thing I don’t yet have in my closet but I don’t need it until it gets quite a bit cooler so I’m taking my time with looking. I wear so many high-waisted bottoms that I’d really like a shorter sweater to balance the proportions. I can also see one paired over all of my dresses!

    Pink Dress. (bottom left)

    I just traded a dress in my closet for a blush pink Ace and Jig midi dress and I’m so excited to wear it with a leather jacket, my army green jacket, or a cozy cardigan.

    Floral Dress. (bottom center)

    I have a black floral dress that will look great layered with a leather jacket or cardigan. I like how this image has the brown knee high boots paired with the floral dress!

    Rust Sweater. (bottom right)

    I have a long cardigan in a rust color so was looking for ideas to pair it- I love the black and white stripes with the rust color, so I’m excited to recreate this look. I also think the rust cardigan will go great with my blush pink dress, navy midi dress, and burgundy dress that I’ve mentioned in this post!

    Well, in looking at my inspiration, it’s obvious I choose dresses 99% of the time when I get dressed!  I love how simple it is to get dressed when throwing on a dress, and I’m always a fan of feeling feminine and modest.  No wonder my mini-me would rather playing in the dirt in a dress than wear her play clothes!

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