Cruelty Free Fall Checklist
the leaves are changing, the weather is cooling, kids are back at school. Autumn has arrived, and with that comes busy schedules, family dinners, warm beverages, and a lot of pumpkin flavoured everything. So, to celebrate the new season, i’ve created a cruelty free autumn checklist filled with fun, eco-conscious ideas to fill your weekends and weeknights with as the leaves begin to fall.
Our Fall Checklist
☐ Go apple picking ~ visit your local apple farm, bring a reusable bag and pick them apples!
☐ Make ‘healthy’ apple cider with the apples you just picked ~ replace sugar for maple syrup! Try this vegan apple cider recipe.
☐ add some fall flavoured candles to your home ~ Look for pumpkin spice, cinnamon apple, leaves, and other fall scents. try a soy-based one like these!
☐ Make vegan pumpkin pancakes ~ replace milk and eggs with nut-based milk and 3 tsp of baking powder (let rise 5 min). Or try this recipe by the Minimalist Baker.
☐ Cozy up with a chunky blanket, a hot beverage, fluffy socks and a good book
☐ Have a family board game night ~ The winner gets a free massage?
☐ Add fall decor to your home ~ shop for fall decor at a thrift store and get creative. Check out our “Get Ready For Fall” pinterest board for ideas!
☐ go for a leisurely walk in your neighbourhood and appreciate the colourful leaves and crisp fresh air.
☐ Go to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin
☐ Have a pumpkin carving contest with your family, friends or neighbours ~ Don’t forget to keep reuse all of the pumpkin after. try roasting the seeds with sea salt and garlic. When halloween is over, wash & bake your pumpkin to make pumpkin pie or cookies. If you can’t do this, be sure to compost it.
☐ Meditate and/or do yoga with only natural lighting ~ Himalayan salt lamps are highly recommended.
☐ Give back ~ call your local pet shelter and ask if they need any donations, volunteers or sponsors. Shelters usually need pet food and blankets.
☐ Attend a local outdoor festival or parade ~ check your local newspaper for upcoming events.
☐ Stock your pantry and fridge with in-season fruits and root vegetables ~ think beetroot, brussel sprouts, squash, sweet potatoes, cranberries, pears, persimmons, etc. then you can try this Fall harvest salad, which looks amazing!
We’ve curated a smaller list of our five favourites and have created a little instagram challenge for you! See the details below!
I hope this checklist can add a little fun to your busy lives and help you enjoy the little things. All of these tasks can be done with family, friends or your own company!