14 reasons to fall in love with fall

14 Things You Know To Be True If You Love Fall As Much As A White Girl Loves Pumpkin Spice Lattes

If Fall is your favorite season, you will definitely relate to everything in this list.

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Fall is easily my favorite season, I could literally write a list about it (hence the list below). All the best dates happen in the Fall, the best food and drinks, the best weather and cutest outfits come out in the fall. Not even to mention, the best Holiday and activities also take place in the Fall time. If you love fall as much as me, AKA a white girl who is pumpkin spice latte obsessed, everything below will be more than relatable.

1. Fully embracing sweater weather

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I wait all year long to break out my amazing sweater and Fall bootie collection. Sweaters are always my go to and best look in the Fall time. I am in love with layers and feeling cozy during the chilly months.

2. Constantly admiring the changing of the leaves

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Fall is the perfect time for a relaxing cruise on a Sunday afternoon. No destination or time limit, just admiring all the beauty of Fall colors and change.

3. Buying and making pumpkin spice anything

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Pumpkin spice pie, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice candle, you name it.

4. Taking in the fresh smell of Fall

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Cracking your window a little to let in a cool breeze and the faint smell of fallen leaves, it doesn't get better than that.

5. Going on as many Fall themed dates as possible

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You can go apple picking, carve pumpkins, get lost in corn maze, hay rides and sip apple cider, check out the spookiest haunted houses and trails, there are endless possibilities to the perfect date.

6. Going all out for Halloween

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Halloween is my favorite Holiday. You get to dress up in cool costumes and eat lots of candy and everything around you is perfectly decorated with purple, orange and black.

7. Taking advantage of all the goodies and desserts

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My favorite treats are all Fall time delicacies. Baked pumpkin seeds, caramel apples, pumpkin bars, apple pie, all the super yummy stuff is made in the Fall.

8. Loving anything and everything with Fall colors

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If it's maroon, burnt orange, mustard yellow, olive green, plum purple and various shades of brown, I'm getting it. Everybody can rock earthy fall tones.

9. Football starts to crowd your life

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All of a sudden you have plans every Sunday because football is the only thing that matters. And you're watching Friday night lights and waking up to tailgate all day Saturday. Then, Monday and Thursday night soon become football filled.

10. Enjoying the cool and perfectly brisk weather every chance you get

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Being able to sleep with the window open and not need a fan at night and throwing a light jacket on for the day.

11. Being excited to say goodbye to bikini season 

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No need to keep your figure anymore, it's time to start putting on your winter layer starting with the loads of caramel apples and pumpkin pie.

12. Celebrating Thanksgiving

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It's such a nice time to gather with your family, watch the parade and football game and eat enough to be full for a week.

13. Participating in black Friday shopping 

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Waking up incredibly early and scoring great deals for the upcoming Holiday.

14. Going way over board on decorating

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If you're going to decorate for Fall, you may as well go all out with the pumpkins, mums, corn stalks, hay bails, scarecrows and gourds in a cornucopia all neatly lined up on the front steps to your home. And the same goes for Halloween, go big or go home.

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14 Haunted Hotspots On Cape Cod, MA

Each town has its own haunting story.
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From Bourne to Provincetown, each town on Cape Cod has its own set of legends about the souls of sea captains, misplaced messengers, and notorious witches-- all whose spirits have never left the peninsula. Read on to see who (or what) haunts your neck of the woods. Want to spot them? Go ahead and visit these ghostly sites...if you dare.


1. Bourne

The crypt of Isaac Keith - 1893. Sagamore Cemetary, Sagamore MA

Legend has it that more than one spirit haunts Sagamore Cemetery. Isaac Keith was a prominent Sagamore businessman who died in 1893, and his apparition has been spotted throughout the graveyard. According to this article by Wicked Local, Keith has come back to the cemetery "...to try and write some wrongs from the past." The ghost of cigar-smoking Emory Ellis is said to haunt the site as well. Take a stroll through Sagamore Cemetery, and see if you can smell the faint smoke of Ellis' cigar.

2. Sandwich

The Dillingham House is one of Cape Cod's oldest-- built in 1650. It is said that in 1813, Branch Dillingham, grandson of the home's original builder and Sandwich forefather Simeon Dillingham, committed suicide, leaving his nine children to fend for themselves in the home. His wife, Ruth, died not long after he did. Today, the Dillingham House is a Bed & Breakfast, but you should only stay there if you are into doors slamming, windows mysteriously shutting, and a host of other eerie disturbances.

3. Falmouth

Highfield Hall and Gardens, Falmouth MA

Highfield Hall is a grand mansion and compound built in 1878 by the Beebe family as a summer getaway. Mary Louisa Beebe haunts a second-floor bedroom where she died from cancer at age 45. She has been seen gazing out of the second-story window, staring blankly at the gardens below her. Today, Highfield Hall is open to the public as a historic site, and you can explore the buildings, gardens, and exhibits that they often have on display. Or, you can try and spot Mary Louisa in the second-floor window.

4. Mashpee

A redditor claims to have seen the ghost of an Indian woman and her child, both dressed in deerskin, at the Mashpee River Woodlands. Mashpee is currently home to a large population of Wampanoag Indians, and it is the Wampanoags who know many stories and legends of their spirits still existing in the Woodlands along the river. After all, it was one of the many Indian burial grounds scattered across the Cape.

5. Barnstable

The Barnstable House, Barnstable Village MA

The Barnstable House, located on the historic Old Kings Highway (now Route 6A), is quite possibly the most haunted building on Cape Cod. Many know it as the house of 11 ghosts because of the 11 supposed spirits that are said to be lingering throughout the house and its perimeters. Built in 1716, the house was the site of a suicide hanging, black magic practice, the drowning of a little girl, and the perishing of homeowners in a fire. Lawyers who rent out the space today have seen apparitions of colonial women carrying hatchets and churning butter, and the ghost of Lucy Paine, the little girl who drowned in the basement. Firefighters who responded to a fire in the 1970s reported seeing a woman hanging out of a window on the second floor, calling for help. Upon investigating the scene, neither the woman nor her remains were ever found.

6. Yarmouth

Old Yarmouth Inn, Yarmouth Port MA

The Old Yarmouth Inn, built in 1696 and also located along the Old King's Highway, is the site of "more than one ghost," according to its website. A previous owner of the house is convinced that her grandfather's spirit is one that is still present, while others swear a young woman who was killed in a fire is still hangin' around. The Inn has been a hospital for Revolutionary War soldiers, a stopping point on the Underground Railroad, and a place where thousands of others have rested their heads, and many have died. Today, cold drafts can be felt, as well as unexplained disappearances of personal items. Visitors have reported seeing the apparitions in their rooms, with one man even saying a ghost had massaged his feet and proceeded to shake his bedpost. If this kind of ghostly overnight stay is your thing, then by all means, give the Old Yarmouth Inn a try.

7. Dennis

It is said that Captain Roland Kelley haunts his home on 480 Main Street in South Dennis. Residents of this Victorian home have literally heard things that go bump in the night, as well as the outlines of apparitions. I'd say it's worth a drive-- maybe you'll catch sight of Captain Kelley himself.

8. Brewster

The Old King's Highway has many notable haunted buildings along it. The Burgess House is the former home of Captain William Burgess, who perished at sea and left his widow, Hannah Rebecca, to occupy the home for another 63 years. It is said that she turned down 50 marriage proposals while she was waiting for her husband to return. Furniture and various artwork are often rearranged , and the home's residents swear it is Hannah Rebecca who continues to haunt them.

9. Chatham

"The Orb of the Chatham," a novel by Bob Staake, details the 1935 sighting of a 'black orb' that rolled through the fishing town in 1935. Five young men witnessed this mysterious orb and then were said to have disappeared shortly thereafter. Is this just an urban legend? Or did this 'orb' bring some sort of omen to its witnesses?

10. Orleans

Orleans Waterfront Inn, Orleans MA

And the Old King's Highway strikes again. According to its owner, the former brothel was the site of a gruesome murder. Hanna was a brothel worker in the 1920s, and she is said to have never left the premise. A bartender named Fred also hanged himself at the Inn, and one more unnamed spirit haunts the site as well. This Inn is open to the public, and it's worth a stay if you are keen on experiencing the supernatural.

11. Eastham

"The Witch of Eastham" is a favorite ghost story among Cape Codders. Maria Hallet was a local woman who fell in love with Captain Samuel Bellamy, an infamous pirate who frequented the shores of the Cape. "Black Bellamy" had abandoned Maria-- who was carrying his child. After being imprisoned for "laying with the devil," Maria had escaped and moved to a shanty where she sold her fabrics. Legend has it, Maria practiced witchcraft in her shanty and it was her who cast a spell on the famed ship Whydah-- which sunk off the coast of Wellfleet-- and was carrying Black Bellamy. You can spot Maria "Goody" Hallet by dunes of the National Seashore in Eastham today. Don't approach her though; it is said that she has never stopped practicing her witchcraft.

12. Wellfleet

The Inn at Duck Creek, Wellfleet MA

The Inn at Duck Creek was built in 1810 and is the site of a few haunts, according to their present owners. The have seen both an apparition of a woman and two little girls, along with strange sightings of flying objects and slamming doors. The woman is thought to be Eulalia Price, a former owner who had her husband committed to an insane asylum while they lived there.

13. Truro

The Jenny Lind Tower in Truro is located near Highland Light, but it is sitting on protected government land. Although one cannot legally access the tower, if you want to spot the ghost of musician Jenny Lind, it is worth a sneak up there. Legend tells the tale of opera singer Jenny Lind who performed a concert for a mob from that tower, and according to Haunted Massachusetts, she disapproves of modern music.

14. Provincetown

Provincetown is a particularly haunted community, and it is at the Carpe Diem guesthouse where you can experience one of the many haunts that peruse the historic buildings. Guests of the Carpe Diem have reported seeing a couple walking around in Victorian clothing, as well as whispers, cool touches, and voices telling them to "get up and get out!". Provincetown offers a ghost tour for the not-so-faint of heart; book your tickets, if you dare.


Note: I could not find a record of a ghost in the town of Harwich. If you know of any apparitions in Harwich, comment below.

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25 Activities You Must Add To Your Fall Bucket List This Year

Before we blink, it'll be next year.

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Jot these down, sister, it is officially the best season of the year.

1. Make apple cider

2. Carve pumpkins

3. Go on a hayride 

4. Burn ​​ALL​​ the fall scented candles, girl

5. Make homemade caramel apples 

6. Watch Freeform's 31 nights of halloween 

7. Go through a corn maze with your BFF's 

8. Bake pumpkin bars/bread/pie/EVERYTHING pumpkin

9. Visit a haunted house 

10. Make a cozy playlist 

11. Toast pumpkin seeds

12. Create a gratitude jar 

13. Attend a farmers market for fall produce 

14. Cheer on your favorite football team

GOOOOO BUCKS.

15. Shop those Black Friday deals

16. Find joy in a new hobby

17. Find a new favorite soup recipe 

18. Host a friendsgiving 

19. Two words... halloween. oreos. 

20. Try a new fall Starbucks drink

21. Start a new book

22. Take all of those fall inspiration insta pictures

23. Explore a new local coffee shop 

24. Buy a new (or old) three times too big flannel 

25. Soak it all in 

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