Fall Bucket List
Fall is when festival season picks up in Augusta and I have quite a few fun fall activities on my bucket list. It’s sometimes hard to squeeze in time to go to events together because my husband works retail and often his weekend falls in the middle of the week. With that being said, I made sure to add a few outings on my bucket list that we will be able to do outside of the constraints of a typical weekend! I’ve been loving my time with Rooney on maternity leave and the fact that we don’t have to stick to much of a normal schedule yet. It makes it easier to do things we want to do during the week! These things are at the top of my bucket list. I’m hoping to squeeze them all in during the month of October!
Visit the Pumpkin Patch
We have two favorite places to pick out pumpkins in the Augusta area! First is St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in North Augusta. They have tons of traditional orange pumpkins in all sizes that are great for carving. They also do story time in the patch during the week. Rooney may be a little young to enjoy it right now but it will be something we take her to do as she grows. My second favorite place to pick out pumpkins is Bedford Greenhouses. They have the most beautifully colored heirloom pumpkins! Last year we got a pink one from there and it lasted for months! I don’t think it rotted until the spring when we finally threw it in the compost. I’m looking forward to dressing up Rooney in her little Halloween outfits and taking photos at both locations.
Eat gyros at the Greek Festival
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in downtown Augusta has a Fall and Spring Greek Festival every year. It’s always so crowded but they still get people through the lines for food quickly. I look forward to grabbing a Coke, gyro, and feta fries and listening to traditional Greek music while we eat under the big tent! It just screams fall to me.
While I’ve lost close to 30 lbs since I had Rooney, my body is very different and it will take a while for me to bounce back. My belly is still soft and round so I’ll be in the market for some new pants as I go back to work (if nothing else)! It’s my goal to find a pull-on legging type slack to wear to work most days. I may even just buy a pair of maternity pants in a smaller size! I stocked up on button up shirts from Old Navy while they were having a sale a while back but I’m eager to find a few new chunky knit sweater tunics to layer under jackets this fall. Swank is my go-to local boutique and I have my eye on a few items from Loft, North & Main, and Shop Dress Up! It may not be quite as fun as dressing the bump, but I really am looking forward to switching up my style as a new mom and feeling confident in the body that gave birth to our daughter!
Jack o’Lantern Jubilee
Every October our town has an event called the Jack o’Lantern Jubilee. It’s basically a huge street party and fall carnival that culminates in a music event at night. The best part is that we can walk downtown from our house! This year’s headliners are Diamond Rio and Loverboy. You probably know a few of their hit songs!
Makeup Class at Field Botanicals
There is a new indie beauty boutique in downtown Augusta called Field Botanicals that specializes in cruelty free makeup, skincare, and fragrances! I’m planning to attend a class called Don’t Be a Tool to learn how to properly apply some of the makeup products Jennifer carries at her store. It will probably be one of my first girls night outings without Rooney!
Colonial Times is another bi-annual event. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ve definitely seen photos of the Living History Park on here.
Go Trick or Treating
We aren’t actually planning to take Rooney around trick or treating but we may help pass out candy at my mother-in-law’s house or go to a trunk or treat at her church. I bought a cute pumpkin onesie for Rooney to wear and weather permitting it will be nice to just sit outside with her to celebrate her first Halloween! I’ve never been a huge fan of Halloween but being a mom is softening me a little.
Decorate the fireplace mantle with fall decor
I’m waited until October 1st, but I’m eager to find our fall decor that has been packed away in the garage. Our mantle needs a major decor upgrade and I feel like our fall decor looks so much better than what is currently on the fireplace.