(Since so many of you ask, this top is from Pink Blush and it’s my FAV! It’s so so soft and perfect for fall. I wore it with white jeans, which are always a staple and Annabelle’s outfit is from Carters!)
Who remembers baking these Pillsbury Ready to Bake!™ Pumpkin Shape™ Sugar Cookies as a child around the holiday season? They were my absolute FAVORITE growing up so Doug and I jumped at the chance to have a little throwback and bake a box to kick off the start of the holiday season. We decided to bake the Pumpkin Shape™ cookies with it being October, but I also remember baking the Christmas tree and snowman ones in December with my Mom growing up! They are so easy to make being breakaway cookies, cooking for only a few minutes, and being available locally at Walmart, not to mention they are super yummy! I really wish Annabelle could have a taste, but she got to enjoy the smell of them baking so I didn’t feel as bad.
Now that Annabelle is here, I am beyond excited to share our fall bucket list because I have so much planned. Having a baby makes each new holiday/birthday/event 10x more exciting because seeing her reaction to experiencing something new for the first time melts our hearts!
Go apple picking at Riley’s Farm: We’ve already crossed this off our bucket list and we had so much fun! Riley’s Farm is a working apple orchard in Oak Glen, CA where you can have a picnic, pick your own apples, tour historic grounds, and other fun activities! Go to a pumpkin patchand carve pumpkins: We didn’t do this last year and I was so sad! I’m not going to lie, carving pumpkins isn’t always a fun task when you’re doing it because it’s a messy process and you need a bit of muscle, but it’s a fun excuse to get everyone together and I love coming home to carved pumpkins lining our doorway throughout October!
- Shop for Halloween costumes: I was never big on dressing up for Halloween in the past, but like I mentioned earlier, everything’s more fun with a baby! We are doing family-themed outfits this year and I’m SO excited to share them.
- Have a “Friendsgiving”: We do this every year and it’s one of my favorite events. We usually host it at our apartment and it’s a huge potluck where we all wear comfy clothes and eat everything in site! Doug and I’s friends love to eat, which is probably why we are friends;)
- Bake a pie from scratch: Last year I made this pecan pie and Doug fell in love. He’s been begging me to make it ever since and I haven’t gotten around to it, but this year I want to bake that one and a new recipe! It’s so fun making something from scratch and having your family try it and love it!
- Cook mac n’ cheese, soup, and chili from scratch. All three of my favorite fall foods!
*This collaboration was supported by Pillsbury™ and Acorn Influence.