Fall Bucket List

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Good morning! Happy FRIDAY!!

I totally got sucked into Pinterest last night. I have no idea how it happens, but it does. Hey, I like pretty pictures! Anyway, I spent quite awhile pinning things to my new Fall Bucket List board.


I’m hoping to cross off more items from this list than my Summer Bucket List since I failed miserably there were quite a few that I didn’t manage to do.

I posted my Summer Bucket List below and linked to the things I did this summer and bolded the ones I didn’t do. (I did the last item on my list””“Go swimming at Funny Farm”””but I guess I never blogged about it.)

I’m actually sort of surprised that I didn’t do more this summer because I could have easily done some of these items if I remembered to look at my bucket list. I printed out my Fall Bucket List and hung it on my office bulletin board, so, hopefully, I’ll be more on top of it and do all sorts of fun fall stuff in the coming weeks.


Mal and I did our own thing for dinner last night, so I whipped up a recipe from Practical Paleo for “Mashed Faux-tatoes,” which is mashed, steamed cauliflower mixed with coconut oil (or butter). I added curry, garlic powder, paprika, cinnamon, salt, and pepper to the mix. Delicious!

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Dinner also included canned tuna mixed with avocado. It was quite tasty!

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After dinner, I watched TV with Mal and gave our very demanding pug some belly rubs.

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Mom, I’m waiting.

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Come on, belly rubs, lady!

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Mom? Belly rubs? Please?

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Question of the Day

What’s on your fall bucket list?



  1. top 3 things on my fall bucket list… 1.) go camping 2.) plant mums in the front yard 3.) halloween parties! (halloween is my FAVORITE holiday EVER!!)

    p.s murph cracks me up, my dog does the exact same thing! he just lays there all pathetic until we give him attention. attention whore.

      1. @Tina: Kimball’s is still open too. Go after your 10k! I went a few weeks ago after a hike around walden pond and got their pumpkin ice cream. So. Good!

          1. @Tina: Do I read too many healthy lifestyle blogs? Aren’t you running a 10k on Saturday? I’m clearly confusing you with someone else then! Oh, if you go to the west ford location, you can play mini golf and get ice cream. Knock off two items on your list!

  2. Is it possible for you to do a coconut oil “101” on your blog. I want to buy some…but I don’t get it. I feel like a dunce. Do you heat it always even when using it in a baking recipe, do you measure it solid or once its melted? Thanks! Maybe everyone “gets-it” besides me!

  3. The big thing on the fall bucket list is having pumpkin cinnamon waffles (in the belgian waffle maker my grandparents are sending!! Yay for hand-me-down appliances!) with real maple syrup. First half-marathon. Running through the arboretum once the leaves have changed. And pumpkin pie (might attempt to make it … we’ll see!).
    I LOVE cauliflower faux-tatoes. I really don’t like the taste of white potatoes, I find that they’re really grainy … Mashed cauliflower, on the other hand, is awesome. 🙂

  4. I think you should remember that the first day of Autumn isn’t until the 22nd, so you still have about a week to at least get that ice cream! And to attend a farmer’s market, the ones in VT going into October! Good luck!

  5. I’ve been trying to think of new/fun ways to eat tuna, and now here I have it = tuna and avocado on a bagel thin/bread. Sounds like my kind of lunch 🙂 And I’m going to stalk your Fall Bucket List for ideas on what to do this year in the Boston area. I have never experienced a fall in Boston, it’s my first one!!

  6. I never got around to making a summer bucket list (and I’m kind of glad I didn’t because my summer was so busy I know I would’ve missed a lot of things I wanted to do). I think I’ll do a fall one this season though, definitely on the list is baking with pumpkin!

  7. I seem to ALWAYS get sucked into Pinterest. I love the idea of creating a Fall bucket list. There are so many fun things to do this time of year that we should take more advantage of.

  8. I’m moving to LA (aka The Land of No Fall) in mid-October, so my bucket list is mostly visiting friends and family in Boston, NY, and at the Jersey Shore one last time while it’s cheap and easy!

  9. It’s funny that you completed some of the hardest things on your summer bucket list, and left a few of the easiest ones out. My fall bucket list includes: carving a pumpkin, make a healthy pumpkin flavored dessert and thinking of a totally awesome Halloween costume to rock, last year my friends and I were troll dolls- it will be hard to beat that!

  10. I want to get out on more walks in the fall, I find the colder weather keeps me indoors however, I love the changing leaves in the fall so I want to get out and enjoy more often… I just have to remember to wrap up and i’ll be fine 🙂

  11. I love cauliflower “couscous” but I’ve never made a mash (I might try whizzing it to a puree!) Fall or Autumn as we call it….eat lots of pumpkin, bake pumpkin things, go blackberry picking, trace leaves on paper with my niece…:)

  12. I’m pin-addicted for sure. Great idea. I just made a board for fall and mine includes finding awesome costumes (couple + dogs), framing leaves, and wearing boots + leg warmers <3

  13. I may have to make one of these lists! I am just trying to get through this semester (reading your blog for an hour isn’t helping with that, lol). There are a few things I want to do like: Go to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair, Carve Pumpkins, and go to a Corn Maze!

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