Friday Five · Living in Alaska

Friday Five: Fall Bucket List

Hi everyone!  Happy friday!  Here in Alaska, it’s definitely fall already and I’m loving it.  Fall is my favorite season – who doesn’t love the colorful leaves, chilly temps, and pumpkin spice everything?  It’s a short season in Anchorage, so I decided to join the Friday Five Linkup with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney to talk about the five things on my fall bucket list this year.

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1. Carve a pumpkin:  Now that I have a house, I’ve got a front door that totally needs a carved pumpkin next to it!  I’ll probably hold off on doing this until October, but it’s going to be so much fun!

2. Hike one more mountain:  My time left to do this is running out because it’s going to start snowing in the mountains again soon.  But I really hope I can hike one more peak before that happens.  Maybe Mt. Baldy?

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3.  Bake a new pumpkin spice dessert:  Every year I love learning how to make new pumpkin desserts.  My current favorite pumpkin dish is my homemade pumpkin cheesecake, but have you heard about these?  I have to try that recipe out!

4. Go for a trail run:  I had such a blast running the Lost Lake Run a few weeks ago, and now that the forest is gorgeously yellow I want to spend as much time as possible out there.  I’m hoping to get out for a pain-free run on the trails asap!

5.  Have a wicked Halloween get-together:  I never dress up for Halloween anymore, but now that I have a house and a puppy I’m hoping to invite people over and actually have an excuse to dress up for once!  And Ridley has been invited to the Howl-oween party at Petco so he’s definitely going to need a costume.  Any suggestions for a tiny teething puppy?

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What’s your favorite part about fall?  Any amazing pumpkin recipes I need to try this year?

25 thoughts on “Friday Five: Fall Bucket List

  1. My favourite part is Halloween. I will decorate our house (again), cover the outside with cobwebs (if it is not raining) and put a lot of lights in the windows to guide lost souls to me. In my case my late granddad. I also prepare a chair and a plate for him. To know that his spirit might be with me that day makes me smile!

  2. I am jealous that fall weather is there for you! I’m down in Georgia and it’s still miserably hot, though the leaves are changing and the pumpkin-flavored-everything is in the stores! This is my first fall in a house as well, so I agree with you on the pumpkin carving! I’m dressing up my dog as a UPS man this year and it’s going to be great. Amazon has a TON of dog Halloween costumes. Last year he went as a piece of bacon and won the contest at his doggy daycare!

  3. I love Fall. It’s my favorite time of year but we don’t have much of seasonal change in FL so I’m slightly jealous of your weather change. Halloween is definitely a perk along with the fall colors. I also love all the spices and scents (yes the pumpkin and cinnamon) that come along.

    1. I’m trying to get Ridley to do as much with me as possible so that he can be comfortable doing things as an adult. My next idea is to get him to kayak with me. It’s so cool when dogs can do that!

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