Hello October – one of the most beautiful months of the year! Today I’ve got a list of fall activities you can still enjoy right now before the weather gets a little too nippy. Most of these are outdoors, but a few are inside. (This post contains affiliate links.)
Since today is the first Saturday of the month – it means it’s Cozy Living Saturday. I’m joining a few blog friends to share what makes us feel warm and cozy in October. You’ll find links to their inspiration at the end of this post.
One thing that I love to do this time of year is take a picnic. The fall colors are so amazing and it’s not too cold to enjoy the outdoors, provided you have a warm plaid blanket or two.
How about a casual bike ride? Our area has plenty of woodsy trails to explore on a pair of wheels. If your bike has a basket, be sure to take along a thermos of hot chocolate to enjoy during a pit stop.
Make a floral arrangement. If you planted dahlias, zinnias, or mums, chances are they’re still thriving out in your garden. Pick a few and arrange them in a hollowed out pumpkin or small gourd.
Bake something – anything – with apples. Even more fun is going to a u-pick orchard to get fruit fresh off the branches. Try my apple cake with caramel sauce recipe for a sweet and satisfying treat.
Once you’re done in the kitchen, take a brisk walk outdoors. Change up the scenery by driving to another neighborhood for your walk. One of my favorite fall activities is to shuffle feet through the leaves on the ground.
Don’t forget to plant your tulip bulbs! How often do you see beautiful tulips in the spring and wish you would’ve remembered to get them in the ground the prior fall? Don’t be that person anymore and make a date to get out in the garden before the ground freezes.
Visit a local winery. Fall is my favorite time to drink wine and visiting a winery provides a great backdrop for enjoying a glass or two of your favorite vino.
Dine al fresco in your backyard by setting a pretty table and stringing up a strand of Christmas lights for added effect. This is just another of many outdoor fall activities you can enjoy before the snow flies.
Something to do indoors is to set up a candle tray. Find a wooden or enamel tray and gather up a few of your favorite fall candle scents. You can create a custom blend of fragrances. Pair a cinnamon candle with a vanilla, apple, or sugar-cookie scented candle. It’s fun to blend scents.
What are some of your favorite fall activities?
Be sure to visit my cozy living blog friends below. You’re sure to find some inspiration to enjoy during the month of October!