Fall 2016 Bucket List

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One of my  favorites parts about my birthday is that is it always the Autumnal Equinox aka the first day of fall! I am unabashedly a  very basic girl. I love leggings, sweater weather, PSLs, and instagraming leaves. Fall is literally the best season! To start my fall off right, I have created a Fall Bucket List. I'm hoping to get everything crossed off by December 21st, the last day of fall!

coffee_cups_bucket_list_11. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

coffee_cups_bucket_list_22. Move into our new house and completely unpack

coffee_cups_bucket_list_33. Host Family and friends in our new home

coffee_cups_bucket_list_44. Have cozy coffee/cocoa dates with Steve

coffee_cups_bucket_list_55. Make an apple pie from scratch

coffee_cups_bucket_list_66. Fill our new home with autumn candles

coffee_cups_bucket_list_77. Mail out our holiday cards

coffee_cups_bucket_list_88. Make/Get Steve and I stockings for Christmas

coffee_cups_bucket_list_9 9. Visit a Haunted House

What are you plans for the fall? I'd love to hear!

Happy Fall! Let's celebrate with PSLs!

As always, thank you for reading, XO-

P.S. If you liked this, then you will also like Summer 2016 Bucket List Recap

and What’s In My Bag?

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What I Packed for Alaska

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We are in Alaska! Yesterday, we took our long flight from KC to Anchorage. The travel time, including the layover, was 8 hours. But I came prepared with things to do, like writing this post, so the time went quickly.

Prior to the trip, my friend we're visiting sent us a "must pack list." This list contained items that we would need specifically for our Alaskan adventures.  Because of this, we had a bit of an unusual packing list. Some key pieces are included below!

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  1. Leggings on leggings on leggings. We will be going on hikes, among other outdoor activities, and leggings are perfect for all of them.
  2. Hiking boots. As you may have read in last week's Friday Finds, I recently bought hiking boots for this trip.
  3. Rain Coat. This was actually a wonderful excuse to buy a rain coast, which I have been meaning to get for years. A necessity because we will be doing some ice hiking and boating.
  4. Hat. It may be summer, but it's still cold in Alaska.
  5. Swim suit. You may have read my statement above and thought, "If it's cold, why the swim suit?" One of the places we're going has a hot tub, so we gotta be prepared!

Then, of course, we had to pack the typical clothing items and usual travel accessories. The weather is expected to be mostly in the 50s and 60s. So I packed jeans, leather leggings, sweaters, tees, and booties. The cooler weather is definitely welcomed after the 100+ heat wave in Kansas City!

If you're interested in seeing photos from Alaska in real time, check out my Instagram page.

As always, thanks for reading, Helen