September is upon us. Everyone is going to start seeing more of the “P-word” around the blog world. You know…pumpkin. I promise I won’t mention the P-word just yet. It’s still summer in the U.S. until late September!! Can you tell I’m really hanging on to this season? 😉
I was thinking about September and all of the things I want to do, so my random thoughts inspired this post.
8 Things to do in September
1. Read a book. It’s back to school time, and whether or not you’re headed to the classroom, now is a great time to crack open a new book. Head to your library, check out the New York Times Best Sellers list, or visit a local book store for inspiration. After a busy summer, I’m finally getting back into reading and it feels so good! Jimmy and I are reading The Love Dare together, and I’m hoping to start American Wife soon. I’ve read some controversial reviews on it, so I’m intrigued!
2. Sort through your clothes. When the weather begins to change, it becomes a wonderful time to go through your clothes and weed out what you no longer wear. You can donate, sell, or giveaway clothes to friends or family. I usually give mine to Hannah. Sometimes we actually trade clothes… it’s definitely a win-win situation when that happens!
3. Finish outdoor projects and begin planning indoor projects. Finish that paint job or patio renovation, and think about any projects you want to do inside during the coming months. I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I have done zero decorating since Jimmy and I moved into our home. None. I’m finally starting to think about it, and totally going hard on Pinterest.
4. Decorate for fall. This is pretty self explanatory, right? Some ideas: make centerpieces by taking a walk through the woods to collect pine cones, berries, and other fall-ish things, buy seasonally scented candles (I’m not saying the P-word!!), or pick up some mums from your local garden center. My mom and I had a blast creating fall wreaths last year. Still not sure what to do? Check out 60 fall decorating ideas from Southern Living’s website!
5. Wash your vehicle. If you own a vehicle, give it a good hand wash, vacuuming, and detail before it gets too cold outside! If you live somewhere warm and can do this year-round… then whatever. I envy you and your warm weather lifestyle.
6. Read Proverbs. The start of a new month is the perfect time to commit to reading one chapter of Proverbs per day. There’s 31 chapters in Proverbs, so that would bring you to the beginning of October. Cool, right?! Don’t limit yourself to one book–consider starting a new Bible study, too!
7. Do something you’ve been putting off. There are too many little things I have been putting off lately, so I’m going to tackle a few this month. I want to organize paperwork (yay bills and grownup stuff!), order wedding picture prints, and donate a few things to our local Goodwill. I also want to watch Sharknado 2. I’ve been putting that off way too long 😉
8. Print pictures or make a scrapbook. What better way to remember your epic summer than to scrapbook it or have pictures printed?! If you’re not all about scissors, paper, and glue, try making a photo book via Shutterfly, a website that allows you to create scrapbooks online and mails the finished product right to your doorstep.
I started getting back into scrapbooking recently, and began using Project Life, which is a totally different system of scrapbooking that focuses on simplifying the whole process. I recommend it to anyone who thinks cutting and gluing is tedious, haha. Also, I found this awesome link to 10 design tips for visually appealing scrapbook pages. Love it!
Three (!) questions for you today:
What do you plan to do in September?
Have you been putting anything off?! (<— tell me I’m not the only one!)
Are you reading any good books?