All that apple picking really got me into the fall mindset. Since then, I’ve been thinking about all the fun stuff to do this season.Because I’m a little OCD, I like writing activities down that I want to do. That way, if we’re ever sitting at home with nothing to do, I pull out my list and we have instant ideas on what to do to fill our time. Also, I find that if I make a list, I’ll start scheduling the activities that require a little planning ahead. With a busy schedule, planning ahead really helps. I planned on writing down my to do list on the chalkboard we made for the office, but then decided against it. I wanted the list to be prominently displayed along with the rest of our seasonal decorations. I looked online for some printables of this sort, but wasn’t finding anything that I liked or that suited the activities Dan and I would want to do. So, I made my own.
I’m sure there is a MUCH better way to have created this, but I think it turned out all right in the end.I started by creating boxes filled with each color in Paint, saving it as a picture.
Then, I uploaded the “picture” to Picnik.com, where I added all the text.
Finally, I saved the photo as a jpeg, for easy printing.I framed my list in a frame I already had. I put the glass in to create a sort of dry erase board where I can check off the activities as we do them. I’ve already checked off apple picking with the family, making chili, and making the house smell like cinnamon. I burned a candle that smelled like cinnamon buns last weekend. It went much better than the soy Yankee Candle pumpkin one. Feel free to print your own copy! Did I miss any of your favorite fall activities?