Everyday Moments: Five Daily Fall Bucket List Items

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Everyone talks about a fall bucket list, and although I make a one every year, here are the five things I like to do DAILY. So much to enjoy! #ad #TeaProudly

Now, I like a fall bucket list as much as the next person!

Every year, we write one together. I think we all have individual fall bucket lists too. I like to use my weekends to schedule clients for fall foliage and holiday photos. I love road trips, apple pie with whipped cream, and to sometimes go up to northern New England to look for moose. The kids love the big New England States fair, our local jumping pillow, apple picking, Halloween decorating, corn mazes, mini golf, and to go for fall drives. They also like to go on moose expeditions.

I mean, naturally.

Fall is our time to shine. Winters are long and cold, but probably clean and shiny for many. Summers can be humid and buggy. Springs are often disappointing and rainy. Fall? It’s never disappointing or rainy or humid or muggy buggy. Not in October, anyway. And as much as I value the addition of a fall bucket list into our family schedule, I noticed lately how much I value the little things even more. I am a work hard/play hard person. Even though I work nonstop at home, I make my own schedule and can enjoy so many experiences both on weekends and weekdays. It’s the little pleasures, starting with the quiet time I have with a mug of hot tea and a good book. That’s high on my list! Are you interested in a daily tea too?

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To me, and many others, fall is the season of “fresh starts.” I love the big and the bold and the weekend plans, but it’s also largely about our everyday lives. It’s about clean slates in the mornings, and doing all the things that make us feel GREAT. It’s about rituals and routines, and how to carve bits of happiness during hectic days. It’s these five daily experiences:

Everyone talks about fall bucket lists, and although I make a one every year, here are the five things I like to do DAILY. So much to enjoy! #ad #TeaProudly

1 – Everyday, I have a GREAT cup of tea, while sitting by myself in the quiet of a fall day. I take in the sounds of the birds still in New England, the sound of the breeze in the changing trees, and the whoosh of the distant traffic on the road.

My hair is dark brown and not purple but yay for creative iPhone colors?

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There’s a reason I Tea Proudly with Bigelow! It’s so much more than drinking tea – it’s an experience. It’s warm and fuzzy and soul-soothing in the middle of a busy work day. I love that it allows me to pause and to connect with other people, and with time to myself as well. Bigelow Tea has always been my #1 choice of tea and I have so many memories associated with the colorful boxes and the varieties. And fall is a memory-making and a memory-keeping time of year. It involves all senses.

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I easily find Bigelow at Walmart while I’m on my weekly shopping trips.

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I also Tea Proudly with Bigelow because I love the company itself as they’ve been making tea for three generations, and I’m a sucker for a family company. It’s also in the details – the foil packaging, freshness, US manufacturing, quality ingredients, and of course, the variety. There’s a tea for every day of the week, and every type of weather and mood.

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fall bucket list

fall bucket list

I also love how it sets the stage and welcomes my four other daily fall bucket list items into my morning.

2 – Everyday, I perform an act of kindness. It gives me a glow I take throughout my whole day. And there doesn’t have to be a limit on doing something kind only once, but it has to be at least once. The sky is the limit to what you want to do.

3 – Everyday, I make healthy comfort food for myself. ‘Tis the season and all. You all know I crave ice cream every day of spring and summer, but my fall and winter craving is for soup. The ultimate comfort food! I also add healthy sides.

4 – Everyday, I go for a cool mid-morning power walk with my dog. I got pretty behind on this during the humid summer days, especially with kids around all summer. I need my exercise peace and I know my dog does better because of it too.

5 – Everyday, I take the time to appreciate these moments. Fall is the most magical season. I’ve always been a warm weather girl, but notice how I’ve never stayed too far from places with four distinct seasons! There’s a reason for that.

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Everyone talks about a fall bucket list, and although I make a one every year, here are the five things I like to do DAILY. So much to enjoy! #ad #TeaProudly

Enjoy those everyday moments!

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer at http://tamaracamera.com/, a mama of two, a writer/blogger at http://tamaracamerablog.com and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns. http://themotherofallmeltdowns.com, as well as Stigma Fighters Anthology (volume 1), and The HerStories Project: So Glad They Told Me. She is also a proud Community Lead/QA Reader with Sway, and a regular contributor to the SoFab Food blog, and the Target Made Me Do It blog. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter, son, dog, cat, and 11 chickens in glorious western Massachusetts.

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Everyday Moments: Five Daily Fall Bucket List Items — 11 Comments

  1. I love this tea…it is definitely my favorite! The fall weather is perfect for spending more time in nature and having a fall bucket list sounds like a great idea.

  2. I am a big tea drinker, especially love Bigelow’s Tea as this is the tea I used to make my cream puffs recipe that my family went nuts over recently. And love your fall bucket list, too 🙂

  3. Bigelow is my go to brand. It is still so stinking hot here that we are drinking slurpees!! I am hoping soon that we get at least a few cool nights or mornings!

  4. I love Bigelow teas and I always keep them in stock in my pantry. I’m a tea person, along with coffee and this is what I just have to have. BTW I’m loving those everyday moments. I need to practice a few of them still myself.

  5. Walking is also on my bucket list year round. There is something soothing about connecting with nature and having the ability to move your legs and breathe. Happy Fall!

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