Adulting, Holidays

5 Things to Do This Fall

It’s fall ya’ll! Last Thursday, fall officially began at 10:21 AM. I’m sad to see summer go but the start of a new season means so many new things to do. With every new season comes a bucket list of oh so fall like things to do. Pumpkin picking, apple picking, corn mazes and so so many more fun things. There is always something fun and exciting to do and so many things I haven’t tried yet but this fall, I wanted to share some of the not so obvious things to do.

5 Things to Do This Fall // The Krystal Diaries


Now that the heat scorchers and humidity are nearing an end, this is the perfect time to do some cleaning and reorganizing at home. You won’t melt to death going through junk and putting things away, and it’ll allow you to make room for more stuff before the Holidays roll around. Toss, donate or repurpose items that are just laying around collecting dust. I just put together tons of clothes and shoes to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Visit a new town

There are so many fun things to try in the fall so why not venture out to a new location and experience fall activities you may not have close by. If you’re able to, dust off that passport and experience another country’s fall weather and activities. Venture out of your comfort zone.

Start a new beginning

Who says you have to wait for the new year to make a resolution? Why not start a new habit now? Been wanting to start a new workout routine but the summer heat kept you down? Well, now it’s cool enough outside to start that new routine. This is the perfect season to get outside and get going.

Experiment with new recipes

With temps cooling down, in most places – sorry Floridians, kitchens aren’t sweltering anymore. So stop using your oven as storage and start testing out those recipes you’ve been pining all summer long.

Catch up on reading

I know everyone thinks summer is the time to read every book you have while laying on the beach but if you’re anything like me, your summers are jam packed. Summer weekends and nights are for spending time with family and friends. Most of the time our schedules clear up a bit during the fall giving you plenty of time to break out those books you’ve been dying to read. I know what I’ll be reading for the next few weeks

Don’t forget, though; it is fall, and that means it’s #basicseason so you must do all of these things surrounded by pumpkin scented everything, apple pies while wearing boots and blanket scarves, OK? As I type this, I’m drinking a PSL and burning a pumpkin apple candle. Embrace the basicness.
What are your plans for this Fall?

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  • Reply Ashley

    I just reorganized all my closets and put my fall wardrobe in them! Now my closets are so clean, so we will see how long that lasts!

    September 26, 2016 at 7:52 AM
  • Reply Chelsea @ The Johnsons Plus Dog

    Great list. I need to work on the reorganizing bit but we did just start meal planning and trying to stick to a strict grocery budget so that means try a lot of new recipes. Happy Fall!

    September 26, 2016 at 7:59 AM
  • Reply Lisa @ The Merry Momma

    I love the idea of reorganizing for fall! The change of seasons always means reorganizing clothes for me, but I think I’ll add a few more things to my list this year. You make a good point about the nice temperatures. My freezer is in dire need of cleaning and reorganizing! Your post was just the motivation I needed! 🙂
    I will definitely take your advice and do my fall reorganizing with a fall-scented candle … and maybe a pumpkin flavored coffee drink to keep me going. 😉

    September 26, 2016 at 8:37 AM
  • Reply taylordavis71

    Those are so many of the things I want to do this fall! Ready for some cooler weather and slower schedules to explore and read more!

    September 26, 2016 at 8:46 AM
  • Reply Song of Jewellery (@SongofJewellery)

    I love the pumpkin theme – makes everything way more cosy 🙂 Finally the time is on again to sit on the sofa, drink tea and read a good book 🙂

    Nicole | Blogging at

    September 26, 2016 at 9:21 AM
    • Reply Krystal

      Sitting on the sofa, drinking tea & reading is exactly what I want to do every Sunday this fall!

      September 26, 2016 at 11:13 AM
  • Reply khoner001

    Fall is the perfect time of year to start anew! On my list is to try out new recipes (pumpkin spice everything) and catch up on my long reading this that I have been putting off all summer.

    September 26, 2016 at 9:54 AM
  • Reply Stephanie Lee

    YES I’m definitely all about trying some new fall recipes. Great idea!

    September 26, 2016 at 10:05 AM
  • Reply Onlygirl4boyz

    Great post! Yes to catching up on reading! As it gets colder and we are inside more, I love to read more rather than just binge watch TV!

    September 26, 2016 at 10:35 AM
  • Reply Tiffany @ Arrows & Awe

    I’m looking forward to exploring a new city next month! I will be visiting Tallahassee, FL & I’m hoping I get to see some cool weather!

    September 26, 2016 at 10:45 AM
  • Reply sogoshdarnbusy

    Love the “start a new beginning” suggestion. Often times people put off new things they want to try out or habits they want to establish until the new year. Using the start of fall is just as good. Fall is the perfect time for new beginnings.

    September 26, 2016 at 11:09 AM
  • Reply Paula

    I love the fall! I used to live in Scandinavia and I hated it, but here in California, it is my favourite time of the year. Not too hot, not too cold. Also lovely harvest decorations and pumpkins are every where.

    September 26, 2016 at 11:30 AM
  • Reply Essere Moda

    Great points! I will definitely try some new receipts. I want to try something with pumpkins 🙂

    September 26, 2016 at 12:29 PM
  • Reply WanderTruant (@WanderTruant)

    I love the idea of visiting a new town – I am definitely doing that this fall! Fall is my favorite season and there are so many ways to celebrate!

    September 26, 2016 at 1:45 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      There’s so many things to do! Have fun visiting a new place.

      September 26, 2016 at 2:28 PM
  • Reply chen

    All of them are on my list, especially new recipes haha.

    September 26, 2016 at 2:09 PM
  • Reply mrskimberlyhan

    Yes to reorganizing! We’re moving this winter so I definitely need to get on that. The cooler weather is energizing, especially for outdoor projects like painting.

    September 26, 2016 at 5:47 PM
  • Reply Jocelynne Flor

    I totally agree with you! Why wait til the new year to start something new? A new season is the perfect time to start 🙂

    September 26, 2016 at 9:11 PM
  • Reply Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    Such great ideas! I love fall, it gives me motivation! Yes to something new! Yes to organization!

    September 26, 2016 at 10:07 PM
  • Reply Tiffany

    Fall is one of the best seasons! Great list! I have to work on that re-organizing though. Fall just makes me want to be cozy and lazy out on the porch with my warm cup of tea and with my books 🙂

    September 26, 2016 at 10:23 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Being cozy on the porch with tea and a book sounds great!

      September 27, 2016 at 6:18 AM
  • Reply Ariadna

    I love reading during the fall, whilst sipping on some coffee or hot chocolate! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    September 27, 2016 at 5:48 AM
  • Reply Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    I’m so ready to experience a real fall! I just moved from California and we all know fall feels the same as every season around there!

    September 27, 2016 at 6:06 AM
  • Reply Amanda @ Anchored to Sunshine

    I love trying new recipes! And fall is the perfect excuse to get in the kitchen and start cooking 🙂

    September 27, 2016 at 7:29 AM
  • Reply Blair Villanueva

    I wish we have fall season here in Manila.. but I love to capture good reads and also decorate my place (like we have fall), lol

    September 27, 2016 at 9:04 AM
  • Reply Amber

    I do like the idea of catching up with reading. I love to read! I’ll probably taste new things too!

    September 27, 2016 at 11:17 AM
  • Reply Kindly Unspoken

    I always love trying out new recipes in the fall months! Soups and yummy seasonal desserts are my favorite! 🙂

    September 27, 2016 at 11:45 AM
  • Reply chelseajacobs

    I’m burning my pumpkin apple candle too! the best!

    September 27, 2016 at 11:51 AM
  • Reply Jennifer {}

    Yes! Love this list! I definitely need to reorg my closet though – I can’t remember what Fall options I have, and if I’m correct, I *may* need to shop for some things… LOL!

    September 27, 2016 at 5:30 PM
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Great list!!! It’s been fall for like one week and I have already broken into my fall recipes

    September 27, 2016 at 11:46 PM
    • Reply Krystal

      Haha nothing wrong with that!

      October 3, 2016 at 2:43 PM
  • Reply Valerie Ratliff

    I’m so excited about Fall..there is so much to do that’s affordable. Reading is always my favorite.

    September 28, 2016 at 1:15 PM
  • Reply Anamika Ojha

    I love fall and my favorite part is going for a pumpkin picking and Halloween of course! 🙂

    September 28, 2016 at 2:13 PM
  • Reply Jasmine Watts

    I love these ideas! I will definitely be trying some of new fall recipes!

    September 28, 2016 at 3:21 PM
  • Reply Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life

    I really like this list, and my favourite of your list is start a new beginning. I am into self growth/personal development and I believe in making new beginnings for yourself as your learn to love yourself more. You are right about not waiting till New year’s.

    September 28, 2016 at 4:03 PM
  • Reply Kyla

    Great list! I’m usually depressed in the fall from summer being over but maybe I’ll try some yummy new recipes to make me feel better!

    September 28, 2016 at 5:59 PM
  • Reply petite heartbeat

    These are all great ideas! Reorganize is on the top of my list, hello chunky sweaters!

    September 29, 2016 at 7:34 PM
  • Reply Rita

    Amazing ideas! Thanks for sharing. I need to catch up on my reading!

    Rita |

    September 30, 2016 at 12:41 AM
  • Reply Sondra Barker

    I particularly liked your suggestion about a new beginning! So true that new starts aren’t just for New Year! Also, #basicseason had me cracking up!

    September 30, 2016 at 7:20 AM
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