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The Ultimate Fall To-Do List

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Happy first day of fall! This ultimate fall to-do list I look forward to every year.

Most of these things are annual traditions for us because my husband and I are absolute fall fanatics. When we were first dating (11 years ago!), it was something I was so happy about. There was actually a person out there who loved this season, as well as Christmas, as much as me!

Let’s take a look at what we plan this year:

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Almost Free DIY Pumpkin Planter for Fall

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Almost Free DIY Pumpkin Planter from recycled pots that plants come in! Transform a cheap pot into a cute jack-o-lantern pumpkin planter for fall on chemistrycachet.com

This almost free DIY pumpkin planter for fall is such a fun little project. I call it almost free because you may need to buy some paint, which is very inexpensive.

I bought some new plants for fall and wanted to work on decorating my front porch area for the season. I wanted a cuter planter to put my mums in, but I forgot to buy some. I really wasn’t feeling the black color that most of those plastic planters are from the store, so I decided to make it a little more festive.

It turned out pretty cute and it was very simple, which is the best DIY in my opinion 🙂

Don’t forget to check out my stone cauldron planters from last fall that you can see in these photos too!

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The MOST Delicious Healthy Pumpkin Frappuccino At Home

The MOST delicious pumpkin frappuccino that's healthy too! This pumpkin frappuccino recipe is the perfect at home treat this fall! Pumpkin frappuccino recipe on chemistrycachet.com

This is my favorite healthy pumpkin frappuccino to make at home! You would never guess that it has healthy, natural ingredients in it though because it is so tasty!

The first day of fall is coming up soon, and I am so excited! Fall is such a welcome relief in Texas after all those long, hot 100 degree days. While we don’t experience that autumn crisp for awhile, the days have already gotten more mild.

Fall is full of some many wonderful scents outside and in the kitchen. Baking apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, with a hint of maple is pure heaven in my opinion!

Way before it was cool to like pumpkin spice everything, I was a huge fan of pumpkin flavored treats. I remember making my first pumpkin spice latte at home when I was in college about 10 years ago. I just loved the scent of pumpkin and though it would be fun! We didn’t even have a Starbucks at that time, so making it at home was my only option.

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Friday Favorites – The Middle of September Already?

Early Morning Downtown. The middle of September!

As I sat down to review the week for my post today I was shock to see it’s the middle of September already!

Is that possible??

Well, I am glad though because that means fall is coming fast! I am super happy about that!

The good thing about my husband working nights is sometimes we go to breakfast together when he gets home around 7am. The other day we headed downtown to my favorite coffee shop for breakfast. I love downtown when the sun has just risen. It is very quite and the only places open are the coffee shops and breakfast places. Very serene!

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Simple Gift Giving Ideas with the Biggest Meanings

Simple gift giving ideas with the biggest meanings. Perfect list for holidays, birthdays, etc on chemistrrycachet.com

Gift giving shouldn’t be stressful, but that’s often the case. Maybe you’re on a budget, overwhelmed by choices or really unsure if what you want to gift is desired or needed. When you want to show someone how important he or she is in your life, how can one object show that?

Focus on meaning and memory. Powerful, unique gifts can be simple acts or handmade items that you create with a personal talent. Try these simple gift giving ideas:

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Simple gift giving ideas with the biggest meanings. Perfect list for holidays, birthdays, etc on chemistrrycachet.com

 
1. A Journal

The little moments pass you by too often. Over the years, the details of even the most special moments fade. Journals can record anything: to-do lists, quotes, art, daily life and special occasions.

Journals have many purposes. New mothers keep baby books to journal the experience for their child as he or she grows. Sons and daughters collect the memories of older loved ones in journals to pass down wisdom to family members. Many people journal to heal old wounds and write about the beautiful things seen in the everyday. If your gift recipient is a writer, don’t worry: A writer can never have too many journals.

2. Freshly Picked Flowers

Flowers have their own language. Over centuries, flowers have been used as symbols to communicate friendship, intentions of courtship, fertility and sympathy. Use this language to share a special message with a loved one.

Pick a flower because it reminds you of her eye color or the impact of his smile. If you don’t have a garden, seek out a nearby field where picking flowers is allowed. Ask a good friend if you could trade a talent for a few beautiful flowers from the garden.

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3. Hand-knit or Crochet Items

There’s always one relative that hand knits scarves every Christmas. It may seem cliché, but some people have a knack for knitting beautiful gloves and scarves that are well-received. You can also crochet small stuffed animals, such as foxes and bears.

Don’t be daunted if you’re new to knitting or crocheting. Find a relative or take a class to learn a new skill! Handmade items like this are treasured for years and often passed down to new generations.

Simple gift giving ideas with the biggest meanings. Perfect list for holidays, birthdays, etc on chemistrycachet.com

4. Handmade Card

Handmade cards aren’t just for kids to make on Mother’s Day. The thought and care that goes into a simple handmade card is priceless. It doesn’t matter if you fold over a piece of construction paper or design a fancy card on the computer—it’s the thought that counts when you give a handmade card.

Handmade cards are easy and creative, from origami animals with a message inside to a cute drawing of a bee on the front of the card. A simple sketch with the words “Thinking of you” in a handmade card can easily cheer someone up.

5. Personalized Poem

It’s time to use up some of that stationary everyone keeps giving you. Create a personalized poem for your loved one on their birthday or for an anniversary. You don’t need any special talent to write a personal poem. All you need is a memory, a message and inspiration.

Zero in on one special memory you have of this person and visualize it. Write down your impressions in a list form. What makes this memory special? Did your friend show a particular kindness or had an infectious laugh? Focus on the unique details to avoid cliché, and write from your heart.

6. Favorite Book Picks

Look no farther than your own book shelves. Does the gift receiver have a habit of perusing your book shelves when at your house? Have you often suggested must-read books to each other?

You could purchase the same titles, and make a book lover’s basket with teas and a mug. Here’s a better idea: Take your personal copy from your shelf. Handwrite a lovely note inside of the book about what you found in those pages and what you hope your loved one will find.

The simplest gifts can mean the most to a person. A handmade card reminds someone you are thinking of them. A journal provides relief to a stressed out friend in the middle of the night. A favorite book shared with a loved one passes on wisdom, brings comfort and offers conversation. The big, expensive gifts are best left in the store when you can say more with so “little.”

 

About the Author: Kaunnamedcey is a lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.” Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.

The Drifter Collective: An eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Follow on Twitter , Pinterest , Instagram

 

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