Fall Bucket List Review

With Thanksgiving happening last weekend and everyone posting Christmas trees on Instagram, I guess you can say Fall has come and gone. I had really hoped to get this posted before my holiday gift guides when up, but as you can see that didn't happen. BUT today we're taking a look at what was on my Fall Bucket List and how I did at knocking things off of it!

Spoiler alert: pretty okay! Here we go!

Go Apple Picking: We actually did this twice. We first went to Linvilla Orchards with just G and I. It was rainy and a little picked through by the time we made this trip (but it was late in the season tbh), but we had a great time nonetheless. Linvilla has a bunch of other things, including a giant store where they sell pumpkins and mums and everything else you could imagine, a farmer's market area and bakery, as well as food vendors, apple slingshots, donuts, and tons of other things for families. The second place was Highland Orchard and we went with a few friends. Also had a nice farmer's market/bakery, petting areas with goats, and pick-your-own pumpkins.

Reorganize My House: As I mentioned in this post, G and I now live together in my house! We moved all his stuff in early November and though we are still finding places for things, most of our space is working out quite nicely. We still have some things to figure out, but I'm happy with it so far!

Carve Pumpkins/Have a Pumpkin Carving Party: I was so happy with this little shindig! We had maybe 15-18 friends come over, hang out, and carve pumpkins. We covered both my dining room tables and coffee table with paper bags, I picked out some carving knives at the thrift store and got some dollar store carving kits, and it worked out great!

Bake More Pies: Yes! I made two standard pumpkin pies for our two Thanksgivings, and posted recipes for this Pumpkin Tart with Gingerbread Crust (which is basically a pie) and this Apple Crumb Pie

Try 5 New Restaurants/Bars in the City: So I've been to 4 new-to-me restaurants in Philadelphia in the past couple of months and they have all been REALLY good. They are The Dandelion, Mission Taqueria, Fitzwater Street Bagels, and Cheu Noodle Bar. But I'm also going to throw Pub & Kitchen in there as well, because it's someplace that I first went to in the very end of Summer and we've been back several times since. 

Cook Dinner at Home More: Also something we've been doing more of since G moved in. As long as the work week isn't super busy for either of us, we try to make 2 meals at home a week. I currently have a pot roast in the crockpot at home as we speak and stuffed peppers to make this weekend. 

Post a Blog Post Once a Week Without Missing a Week: I feel really good about this one you guys! Throughout the life of this blog, I've blogged often, I've made consistent scheduled, I've blogged several times a week, and I've gone on hiatus for months. I'm currently in the groove of slow blogging. My aim is consistently once a week. If I have more content for a week, I'll throw up an extra post (like this post, actually), but for the most part, I stick to once a week. I'm so thrilled and proud of myself for sticking to this for several months. Blogging is something I do on top of my normal 9-5 job, social obligations, relaxing time, and everything else that comes with being an adult. It's a balancing act that I love, but can also be the first thing to go when I'm not feeling up to it. So I feel good that I've pushed through and made content consistently these past few months. Woot woot. 

Now for the handful of things I didn't complete:

Clean the Back Deck and light the chiminea at least once: Well, I did clean the deck off for the Pumpkin Carving Party, but besides that it's looked pretty awful back there. I get leaves that fall onto my deck that are the size of dinosaur footprints and it's hard to keep up with. But I need to bring in the furniture and roll that rug up so I'm sure I'll be cleaning it soon.

Make More Time For Friend Hangs: I feel like I made the same amount of time for friend hangs. I feel like I saw everyone around the same amount, with the exception of scheduling a day date with my girlfriend who lives back home and her son and getting to attend the wedding of one my favorite people who I don't see that often. Not really a loss, but not a true win either.

Do Something with that Extra Bedroom: The extra bedroom reminds unfinished (still). Though it's better, it's still not there. Still need to deal with this. :(

And that's it! Not as good as last time but still above average! I hope these posts aren't too boring for you and at least some of you are enjoying them. I know they help me remember the things I've accomplished over the past couple of months so I hope to keep writing goals out this way!

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