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Friday, September 22, 2017

Chalkboard Fall Bucket List 2017

Happy Friday and first day of fall! It's so hard to post about "fall" things when temperatures are still in the high 80's here in Kansas! I love the heat, but I'm ready for it to cool down a bit!

Every year I post about our chalkboard bucket lists and today is all about fall! I originally painted this chalk wall in our home 5 years ago. My kids were little then and I thought it would be a place where they could draw. I quickly found out that wasn't going to work because chalk walls are high maintenance if used on a daily basis! And chalk makes a mess! We've since made it a space for bucket lists and quotes...aka, I don't have to change it out very often!


This list changes a little as the kids get older (they are 10 and 8.5), but so many simple things remain the same. Fall fun is great at every age! I'm huge on experiences in lieu of things. We are hoping to raise children who are do-ers and explorers and people who try new things. We are also hoping to build and make quality memories together!
This chalk wall has full chalk paint on a narrow wall that connects our mudroom and kitchen. We come up with the lists together as a family and I try to come up with new ways to make the board look different every year. This year I added a banner using nails hammered into the wall. It's from Target I think (last year though).
Since these photos were taken, we've added "Negro League Baseball Museum" to our list and I think we are adding a long weekend trip to this list too! We've hit three things on the list so far...

Grinter's Sunflower Farm - What a sight! A true gem if you're near the KC area!


Iowa Football Game - We are huge Hawkeye fans (Steve and I met there) and we were lucky enough to be invited to Ames, IA to see the Iowa/Iowa State game a few weeks ago. We had such a fantastic time!

Dunn's Cider Mill - Some friends told us about this place and they hands down have the BEST cider donuts in town! We went on opening day with my parents and crushed two dozen! The kids also had cherry cider slushes. We will definitely be going at least one more time this fall!

We don't ever get to all of the items on our list. It's just a good reminder of all the things we would "like" to do. It's a no pressure list, just all about fun and the kids know this!
I hope your fall is full of friends, family, and fun (and football)! xo

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