Fall Memories

Hello Lovelies! 

So you can not have a Fall series without going into your favorite Fall memories. We all have at least a few good ones. My childhood memories center more around school. My mom was a single parent and worked constantly so that she could provide for my brother and myself (thank you Mom!!). Now that I have kids of my own I am doing more things to create memories for me and (hopefully) lasting memories for them.

Now for my top memories!
  1. Going to the apple orchard for school. I remember learning how to make apple cider and apple butter. It’s where I first learned of my love for the butter and cider.
  2. Neighbors or family raking leaves and then the kids completely destroying the piles by jumping in them. Most of the time they were alright with us playing in them. Later we would help rake them. I don’t see kids doing this as much any more. I can remember piling the leaves under a neighbors tree and then seeing who could climb the highest and jump in the pile. I know now that probably wasn’t the greatest idea 🙂
  3. As you may have read in another post, I love to hike. I remember going on hikes through the woods and fields where I used to live. I lived in a “holler” so we had woods and huge hills all around us. I loved hiking/climbing up this one and looking down over the tops of the trees during Fall. Right after the leaves started turning and before they fell off. It was beautiful and peaceful.
  4. Now that I have my kids, we make a yearly trip to this small farm. There’s a corn maze, bonfire, small play area with a slide and pools filled with corn, hayride, and pumpkin picking. We go with other friends and there are normally other kids in our group. This year our group is totaling 23! My son loves it. My daughter had her first time last year and she was a bit too young to get into it. Hopefully this year she’ll be able to get into it more.
  5. My last Fall memory would have to be of football. I loved going to high school football games and still do. I love the cooler weather, yelling for your team, and eating concession stand food and snacks. When I was younger, sometimes the family would get together to watch a Buckeye game. Those were the best times. Family,
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    food, and excitement of the game!

There you go. My top five Fall memories. What are your favorite memories from Fall? As always I would love to hear from you. Thank you for stopping in. I hope your day is filled with Bliss

Fall Food and Drinks

Hello lovely people! So when I decided to do this post, I thought I would fill my Pinterest board with some savory meals that I love during the cooler months. Turns out, I pinned more on the sweeter side. Which, yes I love sweets, but I really don’t have them in the house. With a four year old that can reach basically everything (kid has some great climbing skills) and a diabetic husband that loves the sweets as well, I try to keep sweets as a special treat. If you keep checking back I’m sure I will pin more dishes that would fit as a main dish but for now it is what it is 🙂

Last week I linked to my Fall board. If you didn’t see it or didn’t follow it (you probably just got too caught up in my awesome decoration and craft pins. It’s okay, we all make mistakes 😀 ) the board will be linked below the individual pins.

Now here are my Fall Food and Drink pins.

We’ll start off with Broccoli Cheese Soup. Soups are, in my opinion, a must for Fall. They are perfect for the cooler months especially with some crusty bread, mmmm. I love broccoli cheese soups and this one is great because you make it in the slow cooker (for the most part)!

Next up is Crock-Pot Baked Apples. The recipe calls for walnuts, but I’m not the biggest fan. I substitute with granola which is one of the substitution ideas, if you are like me and don’t like walnuts or can’t have them.

I really can’t wait to make this: No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes. They just look amazing!

This next one is something new for me. I have never had pumpkin soup before (*gasp* I know. I love pumpkin but have never had pumpkin soup). I found this and thought it looked delicious and guess what sold me on it? Crock pot in the title. If you couldn’t tell, I love doing things in the crock pot.

How about a little drink time? Here we have Pumpkin Spiced Latte! Yummm

This last drink would be good for the kids and looks really good. I’m going to be sure to try it!

Now as I said, if you would like to follow my Fall Pinterest board or me follow this link! I have a fuller personal Pinterest account but it was a bit too unorganized for the sharing to this blog I wanted. This one is still growing but it will get there.

Hello Fall

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https://www.pinterest.com/mydailybliss/fall/    (Sorry the link works but won’t show the board like the others).

Hopefully you will find something to try through the week, maybe even something new! Be sure to check back to the board often for more food and drink ideas as well as other Fall related items. Check here next week for another Fall related post!As always I hope your day is filled with bliss 

Fall Decorations and Crafts Via Pinterest

Hello Lovelies! As I have said before, I love Pinterest! I can be completely stressed out or maybe just having a day of being down, I get on the site and I start feeling better. There is just something about seeing things that you enjoy and being able to save them to (hopefully) do later. I think the repetitive motions and just sitting still helps calms me as well. Sometimes decorating my planners, making lists, crafting, or even coloring (like those mandala coloring pages) helps calm me as well. There are plenty of other things that I do as well to help but today we are talking about Pinterest and crafting!

I have decided that Wednesdays I will be doing seasonal posts. The posts will vary from food, crafts, lists, maybe memories but will center around the season. Last week I started off with my Fall Bucket List! I know Fall technically isn’t here but I couldn’t wait! So without further ado, I present my Pinterest board: Fall!! (Yes, there are more than just decorations and crafts so see below for my individual favorite pins for this post).

Here are my favorite individual pins for Fall decorations and crafts!

I plan on doing this simple wreath for my door soon!

I really like this idea for my porch or even for my front entrance/foyer.

This one links to another website for a similar tutorial. I pinned this photo because I like the look and want to try and achieve this.

I love this as a centerpiece for a long table. Would be very cheap if you know anyone near trees. Storms tend to knock branches to the ground, so just grab one and start your centerpiece.

Okay. Last one. This one is another very simple D.I.Y. decoration. Could be left alone for something simple or add in other things like leaves or pine cones to give it a little something extra.

I hope you liked these pins! Feel free to follow my boards. They are bare right now compared to my personal Pinterest account. I just wanted something a little bit more organized for this blog 🙂 I’m always looking for new people to follow and looking for new crafts to try out (or pin for later 🙂 ) so comment below with your crafts or links. I hope you all have a blissful day 

Fall Bucket List!

Hello Lovelies! I know you have heard everyone talk about it in one way or the other, but I haven’t yet. So here we go!

FALL IS COMING!!! That’s right, the hot days of summer are passing. Now the days of cooler weather, hoodies, leaves changing color, pumpkin everything (and the list could go on) are coming up on us. It is, seriously, one of the greatest times of the year.

Every season, I have a list of things I want to do. Except, I don’t write them down (*GASP* me not making a list?) and then I forget until usually too late or I only get a few activities done. So this Fall I am making a Fall Bucket List. In fact I think before each season I will make a bucket list. That way I can continuously look at it and see what I can do when I have the extra time. List view will also let me cross off the things as I do them. Seriously, I LOVE lists!

Now, I had planned to make this list more interesting (or pretty if you will) with a graphic, but my computer with all my programs and saved things stopped working. Yes, I cried. Maybe it will get fixed… someday.

Okay. Let us get on with my Fall Bucket List: Top 20 (which is basically everything 🙂  )

Fall Bucket List      Pumpkin Farm

  1. Visit a pumpkin patch
  2. Visit an apple farm
  3. Go on a hayride
  4. Find our way through a corn maze
  5. Go to a haunted house or trail
  6. Go hiking!
  7. Go to a football game
  8. Carve pumpkins!
  9. Roast pumpkin seeds
  10. Enjoy a pumpkin spice latte (yes I had to add that!)
  11. Bake as many pumpkin things as possible
  12. Roast s’mores in the fire pit
  13. Eat candy apples
  14. Drink hot apple cider
  15. Make leaf prints
  16. Make apple prints
  17. Make apple or pumpkin scented play dough
  18. Watch Hocus Pocus!!!!
  19. Have a scary movie date
  20. Watch Nightmare Before Christmas (yes I watch this for Christmas time as well)

So as you can see, it is a big list. There are things that will be perfect to do with my kids as well as things for just Hubby and I. Even a few just for myself, latte anyone? So what does everyone else have planned for Fall? Anything that is basically tradition? I would love to hear from you!

Thank you for stopping by 🙂 I hope your day is filled with bliss 

Introducing A Cleaning Schedule!

HOORAY for school!!

So my four year old son just started Pre-K.  *cue the sniffles* While I miss him, I am also kind of relieved. We spent, pretty much, 24/7 together and constantly bumped heads. I also got way behind on my cleaning. It’s difficult when you are cleaning and a four year old is literally behind you tearing things back out (like his toys and even clothes). So with him gone from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. I actually have a little time to try and get some things done. Of course I still have my 15 month old daughter but for the most part she likes to independently play. When she gets tired of that or needs to eat or nurse then I have to stop, but again, I still have a slightly easier time getting things done.

Due to being behind and not being used to having the “free” time to get things done, I have been feeling slightly over-whelmed. I also keep shifting from one thing to another so a lot of my time was wasted without more things being accomplished. So I did what I do best. I hit up Pinterest. You know the site I’m sure. It’s a place where I get so many ideas (that I sometimes put to use) and where I feel so crafty yet I hadn’t actually begun any of the crafts. It’s also the place where I completely lose track of time. If you’re an avid pinner, you know exactly what I mean 🙂 So I typed in “Cleaning” and after looking around found what I needed.

enter the cleaning schedule

There are many types of cleaning schedules out there from your basic cleaning to extreme deep cleaning. I looked at several and kind of pieced together bits from different sources into something that I think will work for me. I have only been doing it for a couple days but so far so good. Once everything is caught up, I think it will be even better. To keep myself on task (or motivated might be a better word?), I spend part of my morning writing out my tasks in a notebook insert dedicated to my daily to do lists. I love lists and planning so this gets my morning started off right. I love being able to mark off each task as it’s completed. The insert just slips into my FoxyDori (or Foxy Fix) Traveler’s Notebook so I always have it and it’s with everything else I use for the day.

So, on to my schedule. My morning and evening routine doesn’t change.

morning
  • Wipe bathroom counters and mirrors
  • Empty dishwasher
  • Do 1 load of laundry
Evening
  • Load dishwasher
  • Wipe kitchen counters and stove
  • General pick up
  • Light sweeping
  • Put clothes away

My afternoons vary by day. Each day is dedicated to a room in the house.

Monday Kitchen/Dining Room

Tuesday Living Room/Foyer

Wednesday Master Bedroom

Thursday– Kids’ Rooms/Hallway

Friday– Office

Saturday– Bathrooms

Sunday– Just do the morning and evening routine. Keep up with general pick up.

There are several tasks that are done depending on which room I am in that day. If someone is interested I can edit those tasks in. Basically it’s just making sure everything is really clean like wiping down walls and doors, giving everything a real good dust, sweep and mop. The usual things.

If everything is in decent order, then the tasks won’t take so long, maybe at most a couple hours. As i said, I am extremely behind so everything is taking longer.

So does anyone else do a cleaning schedule? What does it look like?

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day is filled with bliss 🙂