Fall Bucket List Update (2020) + Gifts I’ve Given Recently

Posted October 21, 2020 by shooting in Discussion / 27 Comments

Happy Wednesday! It’s October 21 and that means it’s time for my first Fall Bucket List Update! I’ll be joining Leslie and others, so feel free to share your own list!

  1. Eat a caramel apple – Yes, I’ve had one! It wasn’t the best, so I hope to eat another. LOL
  2. Have some sort of Halloween movie night – Not yet, but I’ve been working on it!
  3. Put together birthday and anniversary gifts that take place in the Fall– Yes, I think I have most of these finished…maybe one more birthday (more on this below).
  4. Go to the park – Nope, but hopefully soon!
  5. Start dance class again– Yes, and it’s been going well. I’m just doing Tap at the moment, and it’s weird having a mask on, but it’s still nice to be moving again and have something else to do besides work.
  6. Read two mysteries/thrillers from Book of the Month- Not yet, but I am reading The Night Swim right now so I’m working on it!
  7. Attend an outdoor Fall or Halloween event– Yes! I went to another craft show – at the same location as the one in September – and it was a lot of fun. I also went to the Tricks and Treats Fest at King’s Island and I’ll have a post all about that soon!
  8. Watch the second season of Dead to Me on Netflix- Not yet, but I still plan on doing this one soon!

4/8 which actually isn’t too bad, since we’re only a month into Fall! How are you all doing on your bucket lists? If you don’t have one, have you done anything Fall or Halloween related yet?

Birthday/Anniversary Gifts:

As I mentioned above, I had a lot of birthdays and anniversaries that I wanted to get gifts for, and while I don’t have personal photos, I thought I’d share some of what I bought and gifted!

For my friend S, some of what I got for her birthday were-

There’s this really cute shop called Thriller Book Lover, and so I got her a Book Nerd Coffee Blend and a Writer Lip Gloss – I love that the lip gloss looks like a pencil (plus, she’s working on her own novel, so it suits her!) PLUS, if you’re in the U.S., you always get free shipping, so it’s a great shop!!!

For my friend M, I put together a tote bag of gifts for her birthday, and one of the things included was

A Plague Doctor Lotion Bar from Etsy (click photo to be taken to shop)! One, it’s very Covid-esque with the Plague Doctor (and believe me, even without Covid, this really suits my friend), and it’s a lotion bar and we’re heading to some colder months so this is great for your hands. I chose the Spiced Apple Cider scent but they have a variety to choose from.

For my mom’s kidney anniversary (she had a kidney transplant 14 years ago), I got her

A Book Flower Teapot from Etsy. Click the photo to be taken to their shop. They don’t have this exact item, but they do have some other bookish items. But seriously, this little teapot is adorable! The flowers are all made from old books, and some of the flowers are painted purple and then there are some green leaves. It’s so beautiful and my mom loved it!

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27 responses to “Fall Bucket List Update (2020) + Gifts I’ve Given Recently

  1. Four out of eight is excellent for the first month of fall. Congrats! Tap dancing sounds fun, even with a mask. While I still don’t love them, I must admit I’m getting used to the whole mask thing. It doesn’t seem quite as strange or uncomfortable as it did in the beginning. Still, I look forward to the day when they are no longer necessary. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your fall and good luck on your list!

  2. Yay! Looks like you’ve been making some progress on your bucket list! πŸ˜€ That plague doctor lotion bar looks awesome! <3 I love the teapot too!

  3. Eek, I didn’t even think of putting up a fall bucket list. I’ve had apple cider and apple cider donuts, so I’ll call that a win for this year. HAHA Ooh, your gifts are so thoughtful, I love that! I’m all about soaps now, so am going to check out that shop!

  4. Looks like you’re making great progress on your list! And that’s so cool that you do dancing! I always wanted to learn some kind of either dance or martial arts, but I’m just so uncoordinated!
    I think the only Fall/Halloween related things I’ve done so far is reading a spooky book (Mexican Gothic) and I bought a Fall themed bookmark. So I need to hurry up and do Fall things!

  5. Caramel apples should be on every one’s list! I definitely want to take some fall pictures of Zoe. I think most of my next two months is going to be focused on all of the Christmas things onces Halloween rolls out.

  6. Tap dancing sounds fun. I took square dancing classes when I was a kid. I would like to line dance. The book flower teapot is very interesting.

  7. You absolutely must eat another caramel apple. You cannot have your last memory of one being “meh”. That’s impressive that you can do in person dance classes.

  8. Jen

    That is awesome you are doing tap classes! Doesn’t it feel nice to be doing normal things again? I hope we can keep doing it!

  9. Wow, you find the best gifts. I LOVE that plague doctor soap. Sad but funny. I think my youngest daughter would get a kick out of it. We are watching The Spanish Princess on STARZ and there have been several episodes with plague doctors for people suffering with the ‘sweat’. Had never heard of that disease.
    So sweet that you give your mama a gift for her kidney anniversary. That is a precious little bouquet.
    Well done on your list. You have to have another candy apple if that first one was less than superior. Glad you kids enjoyed the craft fair. My sister went to a Renaissance Fair last weekend in Houston. I am so jealous…we can’t do anything or go anywhere.

    Leslie Susan Clingan recently posted: Update 10.2020: My Autumn Bucket List
  10. I love gift shopping on Etsy! I’m trying to get more gifts for people from there this year…
    Caramel Apples are on my list of things I want to eat this autumn too…

    Good luck with the rest of your list! Half way there already and plenty of time left.

  11. Hey, 4 out of 8 isn’t bad! I’m still so jealous you got to go to another craft fair! Honestly, as little rain as we’ve had in Kansas City for the past month or two, we could totally have done some outdoor stuff like that. Can I say I don’t wear lip gloss, but I’m really thinking of buying that writer’s lip gloss just because I love it so much! You are a great gift giver! I love when people know someone and are thoughtful with their gifts. To me it means more than just giving someone a list of random things I want.

    Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature) recently posted: Reader Apparel Blitz!
  12. You must keep testing the apples Lauren. For science. lol

    I feel like I just want to get through it. We’ve already had a hard freeze and I’m trying not to curl into a little ball and hide for the winter. I’m still getting used to this weather and last year was mild.

    We did go hiking though and I just baked pumpkin bread.

    Karen @ For What It’s Worth

  13. 4/8 is great! One of mine was to eat an apple cider donut but it wasn’t very good, so I’m hoping to have another one soon haha! Happy to hear you started dance again and are getting out to those outdoor events while it’s still not too cold out!

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