Autumn is officially here! And for today’s post, heres some little sneak peeks of how I’m planning to spend the next few months..

1. Paint pumpkins. Believe it or not I’ve never actually painted pumpkins before, and I really want to re-create those gorgeous mini pastel ones you see on Pinterest. One Saturday afternoon, it’s happening!

2. Try one of the Starbucks seasonal drinks. I don’t often go to coffee shops because I don’t actually drink the stuff, but every Autumn I like to try out some of the sweet sweet drinks just as a little treat. Plus it makes me feel like an Instagram cliche which is okay by me (well, sometimes anyway)

3. Re-watch the Harry Potter series. After finishing all the books a few weeks ago, now is the perfect time to make a start on re-watching the series. I’m trying to get Dan to join me as I’m a total wimp but he seems a bit reluctant at the moment.

4. Go to the arcades. This isn’t a seasonal thing, but I’ve got quite the itch to go visit the 2p machines at the seaside, plus maybe snag a few of Dan’s chips too. I think we’re headed over there next month which I’m looking forward to.

5Buy presents in advance. October is a bit soon for me to mention Christmas (sorry!!) but this year I do want to get a head-start on picking up a few little things here and there that catch my eye. That way it feels a lot less stressful when the weeks come around quickly.

6. Make the most of the seasonal props on Instagram. I really want to gather up all the gorgeous crisp leaves and use them for an Instagram photo. Plus when I’m looking back in months to come it will be a great way to remember the season!

7. Do more creative writing. This is something that I’ve only just started doing thanks to Write Yourself Happy, the book I’m currently reading. I journal, but apart from that I don’t write very much. I’ve always loved English at school so this little project feels great I have to say. I always think writing is so therapeutic, and sometimes you express things you didn’t even know you needed to get out! Look out for the book review in a post coming this month.


Do you have any plans for this Autumn? I’d love to know!

  • This is a lovely post. I absolutely love going to the arcades and 2p machines are my absolute favourite!

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much for reading! I am obsessed with them, they are so fun 🙂

  • I really want to try some of Starbucks’ seasonal drinks!

    Mariya |

    • NatalieLeanne

      Me too! Which do you want to try the most? 🙂

  • I definitely want to get all my Christmas presents in advance, too – it would be waaayy too stressful to only start thinking about shopping for them in December. Not to mention super expensive! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • NatalieLeanne

      Yes! I really need to make a good start with it so I don’t feel bankrupt when the time comes!

  • Yesss, to all of these!

    Hannah / stained tale

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you for reading Hannah xxx

  • Oooooh these sound wonderful!! I love buying presents in advance, it gets me so excited for Christmas!! Sending lots of love your way Natalie, it sounds like you have a wonderful Autumn planned.
    Peta xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment Peta, I always appreciate your loveliness! xx

  • Painting pumpkins sounds like fun!

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m WAAAAY too excited about it!

  • Sounds like you have a lovely fall planned! I’ve painted pumpkins twice and really enjoyed it. Much less of a hassle than carving, too! xx

    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

    • NatalieLeanne

      I’m definitely not a pro carver so I’m looking forward to painting this year haha!

  • I think this year I will also paint pumpkins have normally carved then in the past but gets far too messy!

    • NatalieLeanne

      And theres so much waste too! I’m looking forward to painting them this year 🙂

  • I feel like rewatching Harry Potter series is something that I always do in the autumn!

    Danielle xx

    • NatalieLeanne

      I need to make a start, maybe I should watch the first one this weekend x

  • This is really sweet. I live the idea of making a to-do list for the season. B x

  • This sounds like such a lovely to do list – I always like to make the most of every season too! We’re hopefully going pumpkin picking this weekend, I hope they’ll be some good ones left! hah xxx