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Episode 85: Love It Or Bucket List It: Our Plans To Captialize On All Fall Has To Offer

Episode 85: Love It Or Bucket List It: Our Plans To Captialize On All Fall Has To Offer

It's the beginning of the fall season and that can only mean one thing- it's time for our Fall Bucket Lists! It's the time of year when we set our intentions for the season to come by sharing our hopes and dreams for the fall in the hopes of inspiring you to do the same. Also, we not-so-secretly hope mother nature will get the hint and bring on the cooler temps. Tune in as we share some new coffee recipes we hope to try, books we want to read, and practices we want to implement during the next few months. 

  • Travel to San Fran. I'll be spending time in Murrieta's Well and am daydreaming about a day trip to Carmel. Have any must-do recommendations for me? Hit me up on Instagram and let me know!
  • Perfect the art of homemade pumpkin spiced coffee creamer. I have my eye on these recipes, stay tuned for my review of how they turn out. 
  • In addition to trying out this coffee creamer, I'm also trying to master the art of the homemade latte. I've already purchased a milk frother, now I've just gotta figure out to take my concoctions from semi-frothy coffee to latte. Again, stay tuned. 
  • I want to implement a weekly soup in my house. At the end of the week, I want to take what's left over or in the fridge and make a big pot of delicious soup. It seems like a great way to reduce waste by using what I already have and it'll be perfect to nosh on throughout the week. 
  • Luke's bucket list includes learning how to smoke meat and try out new grilling techniques, so in turn, my bucket list is to try his new creations and become more adventurous with my side dish game. 
  • Fall is the season of the memoir for me. I've been reading The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner and in my TBR pile is: Educated by Tara Westover and Escape by Carolyn Jessop. Are you sensing a theme here?
  • I've waited all year and college football season is finally back! Now that we have more space in our new house and since Luke will be trying out new grilling recipes, we plan to host lots of football watch parties. Our living room has practically been begging to be filled with people watching college football, eating corn dip, with the smell of ribs smoking in the backyard. 
  • Fall-ify the porch. Our apartment may be temporary, but that doesn't mean our porch can't be welcoming and thematic. I have visions of a fall welcome mat, pumpkins, and mums enticing visitors into our home.
  • Continue cultivating a more stress-free life. Okay, so that sounds really big and broad and vague. This is actually something I've been working towards all year as I focus on my word for the year, which was settle. That has taken on new meanings throughout the past few months, but right now it's looking like quitting my job, settling into new roles, and learning to feel at peace in the temporary discomfort of the unfamiliar to get to the more settled way of living that is on the other side of discomfort. This is something I have a lot of thoughts about and I'm sure I'll be sharing more as this season continues. 
  • Speaking of cultivating, I want to cultivate a gratitude list habit. While I'm so head over heels in love with my baby boy and so grateful for the opportunity to stay home with him, I can see how it can be easy to get lost in the day to day responsibilities and lose sight of how immensely blessed I am in this season. I want to be intentional about counting my blessings every day, the big ones and the small ones, so I don't lose my perspective. 
Episode 86: The Ultimate Kitsch Picks: Products We Swear By

Episode 86: The Ultimate Kitsch Picks: Products We Swear By

Episode 84: KB Tells All: When Your Birth Plan Doesn't Go According To Plan

Episode 84: KB Tells All: When Your Birth Plan Doesn't Go According To Plan

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