Episode 32: Love It Or Bucket List It: Our Plans To Capitalize On All That Fall Has To Offer
Crockpots, football games, apple picking, and camping. September is here, and just like that, summer is a distant memory. Unless of course you live in Texas, then it’s just as hot as August. But a girl can dream, right? Join us in the this week’s episode as we establish our goals for taking advantage of the cooler weather in order to make the most out of the autumnal months. After you listen, make sure you head to Instagram to share what your fall bucket list items are.
This episode is was fueled by Shiner Light Blonde on KA's side and Lime Le Croix on KB's side
KA- Attend/watch as many OU/OSU football games as possible. Saturday mornings in the fall are unlike any other. Waking up, cooking breakfast, sipping mimosas and coffee, watching our favorite teams play as we’re curled up on the couch, HEAVEN. In terms of attending games, don’t be mistaken, I don’t actually want to go into the stadium and stand up for 4 hours in the heat or cold (I’m not in college anymore and therefore my stamina has decreased.) I love the atmosphere of college game day, be it in Norman or Stillwater (don’t worry, my allegiance will always and forever be to OU) and love tailgating and getting in the football spirit.
KB- Speaking of football, I’m going for more of a Friday Night Lights feel and want to channel my inner Tammy Taylor by enjoying a high school football game this fall. As a former high school drill team dancer, Friday night football conjures up a certain nostalgia that I’m excited to relive. Not that I plan on paying attention to a single second of what’s actually happening on the field, I just want the atmosphere.
KA- Embrace the magic of crockpot meals. I fully realize it’s a free country and I can use my crockpot any time I want, but there’s something to be said about using a slow cooker in the fall. Chili, taco soup, pot roast, my mouth is already watering at all the delicious cooking options that are available to me in the fall. I also can’t wait to try this recipe KB suggested.
KB- Taking it one step above just using my crockpot, I want to master fall foods in general. Pumpkin bread, chili, homemade PSLs, I want to be a fall foods connoisseur and maybe save a couple bucks at Starbucks along the way…
KA- Read more fiction books. While summer was dedicated to reading light books written by female comedians (what a wildly specific genre), fall is dedicated to big fat fiction books. Or small skinny fiction books, I don’t have a type. Right now I’m currently reading Crazy Rich Asians and I went a little nuts ordering my BOTMs this month, adding Little Fires Everywhere, Lies She Told, and Rules of Civility. Stay tuned for my reviews.
KB- Go apple picking. While I realize apple picking in North Texas probably won’t be as idyllic as apple picking on the east coast, a girl can dream. I mean, what’s more quintessentially fall than throwing on some plaid and picking some apples at the nearest orchard? Nothing, that’s what.
KA- Take daily walks. Not that I’ve lived through a Houston fall before, but the weather has to cool down eventually, right? I’m choosing to believe that the answer is yes and that it will be the perfect time for me to take a walk every evening, provided I stay safe and don’t have to call KB to stay on the phone with me until I feel I’m out of harm’s way.
KB- Go camping. Being married to Tom Baty means there are camping trips a plenty in my life. Fall camping is a delight, though, because the weather is cool, the campfires are warm, and it’s the perfect opportunity to take a hike, read a book, play some cards, lounge in a hammock, and embrace the cool, crisp fall air.