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Autumn Self-Care Bucket List

It’s been a tough year, 2020! But it’s time to rejuvenate, get cozy, take your self-care up a notch and just enjoy autumn. I’ve curated a bucket list with lots of self-care ideas for you to make autumn come alive. I’ve attached a printable version which you can put it up in your home and make checking off things a big family experience!

Decorate Your Home or Small Spaces

Autumn wreath with fresh flowers

You could use a lot of eucalyptus with hints of a deep red and orange flowers because at the end of the day we all love fresh flowers around our home.

autumn wreath with eucalyptus

Painted Wreath

If you’re good at drawing/painting then go ahead and decorate your home with your own designs. Above all it will add that sense of personalisation!

Autumn wreath painting

Paint Pumpkins

This is such a great idea, you can get creative with colours too! Check out the link below the picture to see how to create these beauties.

painted pumpkins

Painted Pumpkins- Stone Gabble

Printable Autumn Signs

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to spice up your home this autumn simply use printables everywhere! Download+Print+Frame and you’re all set!

pumpkin spice and everything nice poster, self- care

Printable Autumn Sign-Ministering Printables

Make Autumn Drinks

Apple Hot Toddy

A go to autumn self-care drink that warms you up!

apple toddy with cinnamon sticks


295 ml apple juice with no added sugar (unsweetened)

2 cinnamon sticks

2 star anise

8 whole cloves

1/2 Tbsp honey for each glass (you could add more if you like it sweeter)

118 ml whiskey (you used honey whiskey) or bourbon

1 Tbsp lemon juice

3 slices of apples (for garnish)

3 pieces of lemon peels (for garnish)

2 to 3 glasses

Makes 2-3 drinks


Step 1. Combine apple juice, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Step 2. Remove from heat, cover with a lid and allow spices to steep for about 12-15 minutes.

Step 3. While you wait, grab glasses and add 1/2 tbsp of honey in each one.

Step 4. Add whiskey and lemon juice and stir to combine.

Step 5. Strain spices and add apple juice mixture to each glass and stir to combine. You can add more honey if you prefer it sweeter.

Step 6. Serve with cinnamon sticks, apple slices, star anise and lemon peels.


Maple Cinnamon Latte

maple caramel latte


1/4 cup hot espresso or strongly brewed coffee

1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pinch ground cinnamon plus more for garnish

3/4 cup milk steamed, dairy or non-dairy


Step 1. Pour the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in the bottom of a wide mug.

Step 2. Pour in the hot espresso and stir to combine.

Step 3. While holding the mug slightly to the side at a 45˚ angle, slowly pour the steamed milk in the center to fill the mug and add a thin layer of the foam to the top.

Step 4. Decorate the top with an additional pinch of cinnamon if desired and serve immediately.

Get Creative with Halloween Arts/Crafts

Halloween Dream Catcher

Halloween isn’t just for the kids, this one is for the adults. It’s classy and minimalistic too.

halloween wreath with paper bats

Halloween Dream Catcher

Carve a Pumpkin

Our pumpkins probably look different than these but get the most odd shaped ones, carve out the inside and make funny or spooky faces on them. The kids will love these

carved pumpkins

Halloween Printables

Again this is a cheap and easy way to bring in the spooky feeling with printables around your home.

trick or treat printable poster

Halloween Printables- Clementine Creative

Printable Halloween Banner

Put this banner out on your front door or in the living room to feel a little festive!

BOO halloween banner

Halloween Banner-I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Bake Autumn Favorites

Cinnamon Rolls

The smell of cinnamon just reminds me that winter is close. It’s such a versatile spice and the best one to use during this season.

cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon Rolls- A Cosy Kitchen

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

This season brings so many fruits and vegetables! Although we get apples all throughout the year now, we don’t necessarily make apple crisp all the time! It’s so easy! Try it!

old fashioned apple crisp

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp- Chunky Chef

Make Seasonal Recipes

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons

Who doesn’t love croutons!! But grilled cheese croutons OMG!!! This is a must try autumn self-care dish.

pumpkin soup with grilled cheese croutons



3 separate tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup chopped onion

2 cup pumpkin purée

1 1/2 cup vegetable broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 tbsp. honey


Freshly ground black pepper

3 tbsp. mayonnaise

4 slices white bread

slices of your favourite cheese (cheddar works great)

chopped fresh parsley for the garnish


Step 1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil; sauté garlic and onions for 3 to 4 minutes.

Step 2. Stir in pumpkin, broth, heavy cream, and honey and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 7 to 10 minutes. Turn off heat and melt remaining butter for a silky consistency, then cover with lid and keep warm.

Step 4. Preheat a frying pan on medium-high heat. Spread each piece of bread with a thin layer of mayonnaise and place on the pan, mayonnaise-side down.

Step 5. Top with layers of a good cheese you prefer (cheddar is a good one for grilled cheese) and cover with remaining bread. Cook until golden brown, flipping as needed. Cover skillet to melt cheese.

Step 6. Transfer to a cutting board and cut each grilled cheese into 8 pieces.

Step 7. Divide soup into bowls, top with grilled cheese croutons, garnish with parsley and drizzle with olive oil. Serve immediately.

Stewed guava with custard

Guavas are mainly in season during this time. This recipe is so close to my heart, it was my grandfather’s recipe! There’s so much warmth and love in this recipe.


5 guavas

1 1/2 cups water

2 tbs sugar

4 sticks cinnamon

8 cloves

Custard (ready-made powdered custard)


Step 1. Wash your guavas.

Step 2. Slice them up into wedges.

Step 3. Scoop out all the seeds.

Step 4. In a medium sized pot add sugar, water, cinnamon and guavas.

Step 5. Cook on low to medium heat for 12 minutes or until the guava is softish

Step 6. Serve warm with cold custard!

Roasted corn on the cob

Roast your corn on the stove on an open flame, rub some butter, salt, chilly powder and lime. Mumbai Street Style!

roasted corn on the cob

Make Indoor S’mores

I talk about indoor s’mores in my Themed Birthday Party Food Ideas go check it out.

Watch Movies

I’ve listed out a few movies for the whole family to watch. A romantic one, mainly to show you how autumn looks in different countries and in addition some spooky ones for Halloween.

You’ve Got Mail

you've got mail movie

Warner Bros.

Hocus Pocus

hocus pocus movie


The Addams Family

the addams family movie


Do an Autumn Inspired Look

Have fun and put together an autumn inspired outfit and click pictures even if you have nowhere to go.

Family Halloween Costume Photo Shoot

Since halloween is going to be different this year, make some costumes for you and your family and do a mini photo shoot. Check out @annawithlove on Instagram for This Game of Thrones family costume shoot is so fun and more costume inspo!

Check out the link below to get more ideas.

game of thrones costume family photo

30 Family Halloween Costume Ideas That Will Blow Up Instagram Newsfeeds

Ladies in addition you could do really cool halloween make up looks too.

Or better yet a funky nail look!

Let Nature Take Over

Take a nature walk down your street or a park close by and photograph your journey. You’ll be surprised to see how much you haven’t seen down your own street.

Take a hike if you can, it’s so green out there right now!

Or simply just walk in the rain, get your feet wet and sip on some hot chai after.

I hope you get a chance to tick at least one thing off the bucket list this autumn. In conclusion you deserve some autumn self-care, do it for yourself and for your family!

See you soon busy bee!

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