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Giving In To Fall, Five Items On My Fall “To Do” List

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Ok, ok so I admit it.  There is a crispness to the air that was absent just a few weeks ago and I have to say…I actually like it!  So, rather than lament the loss of my beloved summer (and poll access to boot), I’ve decided to embrace the seasonal change with open arms.  I took some time over the weekend to think about the coming months and what I would like to do and accomplish.  So here it is.  The five things I’ve decided to tackle during the coming season.

1) To go apple picking and make a home made apple pie.  A’ la mode of course! I’ve never been and this is THE year!

2) Tackle the sanding and painting of a certain end table I’ve been putting off.  If I wait too long I won’t have the benefit of doing it in the garage on a nice day.

3) Host a dinner party.  I’ve been lazy and haven’t had any of my peeps over in quite some time.  I miss them!

4) Finally finish Breaking Dawn, the last of the Twilight series.  I’m still holding out for Team Jacob (with the short hair of course) and am afraid to turn the page and see it turn out otherwise…

5) Find and buy the perfect pair of riding boots. Step 2, wear fabulous boots on a gorgeous Fall day.

Ralph Lauren Collection Iselin Boots via Zappos

So how about you?  Anything on your Fall list?  Did I miss anything other than watch a ton of college football, which I figured was a no brainer?


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  • belle on heels

    love those boots! try the southern living apple pie recipe with the cornmeal crust. the little bit of extra effort is so so so so worth it!!

    September 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • ms Givens

    No football.
    1. Go to New Mexico
    2. Paint garage floor
    3. Make stew
    4. Have friends over for Turducken
    5. Find new saddle brown boots.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Melanie's Randomness

    Oooo homemade apple pie….my mouth just watered at the thought. I have to make one of those too. =) I need to find some good boots too!! Happy Fall! =)

    September 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm Reply
  • Trish @ Pink Preppy Lilly Lover

    I am drooling over the idea of apple pie a la mode – sounds absolutely divine! Agreed with Belle’s suggestion above, the cornmeal crust is a nice touch! 🙂 Awesome boots too Megan, parfait!! 🙂 xoxo

    September 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm Reply
  • betsy

    apple picking is on my list! I cannot wait to make homemade apple sauce, apple pie, apple crisp and anything else apple I can make.LOL. Also, trying to find the perfect boot that make my hubby scream at me! 🙂
    Also, looking forward to taking the kids to the pumpkin patch, going to a college football game.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:20 pm Reply
  • Christina

    I also want to go apple picking and make my own apple pie with said apples! Riding boots would be nice if they were in my budget.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:21 pm Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    Apple picking, picnics, riding horses… it’s all better in the Fall!

    September 14, 2010 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • Melanie @ Whimsical Creations

    Sounds like a wonderful list. We are doing a few of those things this fall, too.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:25 pm Reply
  • qin

    Jacob looks weird wit long hair..

    September 14, 2010 at 4:26 pm Reply
  • Nicole-Lynn

    Yey fun post! 🙂 Your fall musts are great. A dinner party sounds so nice! Your friends will love that! Let me know how it goes! You also made me so hungry for apple pie! That would be fun to make on the weekend! Thanks! 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Paulettew

    The biggest thing to do for the Fall is to find a job to begin my career. I spent my whole summer job searching and I haven’t had any luck. However, I hope the Fall will bring employment. No one ever warned me that post college graduate life can be a bit frustrating and finding a job isn’t easy as pie.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:29 pm Reply
  • ~KS

    I love this time of year- it’s my favorite. Apple pie… YUM YUM YUM. And Breaking Dawn was my favorite book of the series (for lots of reasons). You’ll love it!! I promise 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Allison

    Don’t even tempt me with apple pie right now! I have been eating like a cow, and it’s really disgusting.

    Hmm…yeah I guess I’d like some riding boots too.. pretty cute.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • Tracie

    I’m looking forward to Halloween, wearing sweaters and boots, and baking yummy pumpkin treats.

    September 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • lindsay

    Ahh great post girl! Those boots are adorable!

    September 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    The apple pie looks way to delish! I am so hungry right now. Love the boots!

    September 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm Reply
  • Watkins35

    Great photos and sentiment. Good luck with the list. I have a never ending one, but one of them’s the same as yours – the perfect pair of Autumn boots. x

    September 14, 2010 at 4:40 pm Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    i’m going to be making a whole lot of pumpkin desserts and i’m going to drink lots of apple cider, yum~!! and yes, college football is a given.. and of COURSE anything A LA MODE is ALWAYS BETTER~!!!!!!!! 😉

    September 14, 2010 at 4:42 pm Reply
  • gigiofca

    1. Check out the pumpkin type drinks from Starbucks that everyone raves about yearly.
    2. Will pick up a couple fall scented sprays from Bath & Bodyworks
    3. Will give into the weather when we finally get our chill in the air.
    5. Will wear boots immediately if not sooner, and not wait until the season is practically over.
    5. Be fav & be proud. 🙂
    6. Will learn how to number. *lol*

    September 14, 2010 at 4:49 pm Reply
  • Emily

    I love the idea of a fall to do list! Mine would include apple picking as well! And decorating our new condo ~ I would love to host a dinner party when it is complete, too 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • Debby

    Loving those boots!! You’ve never been apple picking?! It’s so festive! xo

    September 14, 2010 at 4:56 pm Reply
  • Amy

    I love having people over for dinner. I need to do that again. It’s just so much work. I feel you on the lazy thing. Oh my goodness and all that clean up! But… playing host is fun!

    September 14, 2010 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Holly in Heels

    Love your to-do’s! Although DON’T love that those Ralph boots are $1200, sheesh! Made my bank account sad 🙁 My fall to-do’s also consist of baking, making more time for friends and of course, boots 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm Reply
  • Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    Mmm- so excited for pies this season! And loving those boots too! xoxo

    September 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm Reply
  • Deborah Milne

    That’s a pretty darn fine fall five! I’m very partial to the pie & I’ll take Jacob ala’mode too!!

    Congrat’s to pal Jenny ♥ whoop….whoop.

    Have a great rest of the week lovely ladies xo xo

    September 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • Carrie

    I love your list and hope to see you in your new boots soon:)

    I’m with you on the apple pie bandwagon. We made apple pie icecream this weekend and it was simply out of this world. I still have a few scoops in the freezer and have to ration it out (post will be up on Friday).

    Right now I’m just trying to rest in the moment of Fall’s arrival. The air IS crispier and cleaner, and it is the perfect weather for walking to tea in leggings and sweaters. I’m focused on slowing down to take it all in.


    September 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Krysten

    Mmm homemade apple pie sounds delish right now!

    September 14, 2010 at 5:35 pm Reply
  • Viktoria

    excellent list! though, I’d add hiking, camping, and making a tasty s’more 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm Reply
  • Jess

    I’m still stuck on New Moon but definitely holding out for Team Jacob! Sounds like a great fall to do list, it is spring here so I’m starting to tackle spring cleaning.

    September 14, 2010 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • Lulu

    Apple pie is most definitely on my list, last Fall / Winter I made 12 apple pies, a few for us but most given to friends. It’s my fave pit to make, and everyone wants my recipe, but top secret of course!

    We’re going to re-landscape the front yard over the next couple months. It needs it, most didn’t survive the brutal summer so we’re going another route with more drought & heat resistant foliage. I’m totally excited!

    September 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm Reply
  • Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    I am totally looking forward to going apple picking. In LA we don’t have anything that resembles a fall, but about two hours east of the city there is a tiny mountain range where it’s apple picking season 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 6:12 pm Reply
  • Leia

    Homemade apple pie! Yes please!

    September 14, 2010 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Sandy

    I’ve been thinking of tackling my first apple pie this weekend and that picture definitely makes me want to do it!!!!
    Finding the perfect pair of boots is also on my fall list, along with a halloween picnic with my friends, hiking on crunchy leaves with my dog, lots of pumpkin spice iced coffees and if all goes well this weekend, lots of apple pie baking!!!
    And congrats to Jenny on her win!

    September 14, 2010 at 6:39 pm Reply
  • style'n

    I so relate to this list! I made apple pie and apple crisp after apple picking a couple of years ago and I really need to do it again this year!! And I am on the hunt for riding boots too. We also host a wine tasting every fall….but I like your idea about just hosting more dinner parties…so much fun to hang out and try new recipes. Love it all!!

    September 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm Reply
  • Meghan

    I just wore my brown boots today and it totally felt like fall!

    September 14, 2010 at 7:42 pm Reply
  • Josie

    Your number 5 is my number 1! And I’m excited to go apple picking and make homemade apple crisp — so tasty!
    xo Josie

    September 14, 2010 at 7:51 pm Reply
  • Melanie

    I’ve been apple-picking at the orchard for the last two weekends in a row. What is better than that? I’ll answer for you–nothing! And I still have yet to see Eclipse. I’m the worst Twilight-er ever. 🙁


    September 14, 2010 at 8:01 pm Reply
  • Mama K

    Yum…the apple pie one is a great idea…may have to go with you on that one!

    My fall to-do list would include:
    1) Taking pictures of my son in a pile of leaves 🙂
    2) Getting a lot better at cleaning the house!
    3) and I’m going to add the making a homemade apple pie!

    Happy Fall Y’all!

    September 14, 2010 at 8:03 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Mmm, not to spoil anything, but I didn’t really like Breaking Dawn. That apple pie looks delicious; if you do make one, be sure to post pictures!!

    September 14, 2010 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Beautifully Invisible

    I love everything on your list. The Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I am looking forward to caramel apples, pumpkin spice lattes, hayrides… everything!

    September 14, 2010 at 8:30 pm Reply

    Thats a great list for fall the boots !!
    and having friends over should be a must for all seasons can never have enough of their company 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Kristin {Ellie-Town}

    We are apple picking this weekend but now I’m inspired to go the extra step and make the pie!

    September 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    What a very awesome list!

    September 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • Nadette@Eat, Read, Rant!

    Via Spiga makes some gorgeous riding boots. oh yes!

    September 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    Great list! I am all over the boots. I am trying to decide on a new pair and can’t make up my mind!

    September 14, 2010 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • shelby Bukhenik

    Apple picking and sanding a table are on my list as well!!

    September 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    Great list! Mine is…finish organizing our new home…have the baby. 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    Top on my list is going to a ‘real’ pumpkin patch…not just a side if the road parking lot one.

    September 14, 2010 at 10:55 pm Reply
  • Wanderlusting

    Love this list… .except for number 4 lol.

    Great thing about those RL boots is that there are so many cheaper versions this season 🙂

    September 14, 2010 at 11:00 pm Reply
  • Shelley

    i would love to make a homemade apple pie! that sounds delicious! and i love the boots. they are gorgeous!

    September 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm Reply
  • Punctuation Mark

    mine would be:
    go outside to work out since the weather is getting better
    go to the botanical garden on sunday for tea
    get some organizing done
    find a perfect new jacket
    watch Wall Street just because i loved the first one

    September 14, 2010 at 11:17 pm Reply
  • Kinsey Michaels

    Dinner parties and apple picking – such perfect ideas. I can’t believe how quickly it seems that summer has transitioned to fall, it happened so quickly!

    September 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm Reply
  • Niki


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    A Haute Mess
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    September 14, 2010 at 11:32 pm Reply
  • Elaine

    Mmmm, apple picking and making pie sounds fabulous!!!

    September 14, 2010 at 11:40 pm Reply
  • Carrie

    mmmm, i love apple pie. and you definitely have to finish Breaking Dawn. it’s really good:D

    i am now your newest follower. come and check out my blog. and maybe follow me too? thank you so much.


    September 15, 2010 at 12:54 am Reply
  • Scentsy

    I want to enjoy the autumn leaves. It seemed that last year they were gone before I had a chance. Enjoying the summer leaves with Apple Pie, even better.

    September 15, 2010 at 2:30 am Reply
  • Sherin

    I love Autumn. I’m most excited about finding the perfect pair of boots as well.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:11 am Reply
  • Carole

    A road trip to New England is on my MUST-DO list.

    September 15, 2010 at 3:43 am Reply
  • jasna

    Love your list for fall hun!! XX

    September 15, 2010 at 3:56 am Reply
  • Shin

    Oooh, Yum!! I love the apple pie with ice cream!! And jacob with short hair for sure. I’m dreaming of long flowy dresses for fall! xoxoxoxoo

    September 15, 2010 at 5:42 am Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    That list for fall is super awesome!
    Mmmmm, that apple pie looks like to die for. 🙂

    Big hugs,

    B xx

    September 15, 2010 at 8:47 am Reply
  • isabel

    i would love to go apple picking and bake a pie too!

    September 15, 2010 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Piper

    Well we must be on the same wavelength…I put apple picking on my list too!! Never been and have always wanted to – especially since I can make apple pie afterwards 🙂

    September 15, 2010 at 10:12 am Reply
  • La Historiadora de Moda

    What a fantastic list for the fall! I am hoping to go apple picking sometime soon, as well. I also want to have people over for brunch, watch plenty of football, carve a pumpkin, and get us much use as possible out of my tall boots and drapey cardis!

    September 15, 2010 at 11:23 am Reply
  • Lucky Dame

    I’m so ready for apple season! I can’t wait to start making some apple pies. Going to the pumpkin patch is my personal Fall fave.

    Those boots are rockin’ and it’s all about Team Edward. LOL

    September 15, 2010 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Anaiz

    I would love to make a homemade apple pie too! I also want to carve a pumpkin (i’ve never done it!). I watched a lot of college football too, but I enjoy watching my classmates from high school on TV!

    September 15, 2010 at 12:25 pm Reply
  • Vanessa

    Ugh, Team Jacob deserves someone far less annoying than Bella Swan… She and Edward can go brood in a corner somewhere. (PS- I’m 30, which, yes, makes me a little lame…)

    September 15, 2010 at 4:28 pm Reply

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