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How to Have a Happy Girl Fall


The new autumn equinox was August 27th, also known as the day pumpkin spice lattes returned and I started lighting my fall candles again!


Trying to refrain from showing my obnoxious love for the season has already failed despite the sweltering heat we’re stuck in.


The way I see it, since we only really get about two months of peak fall, I’m taking in as much of it as I can! The best way to give yourself a happy girl fall is to partake in every aspect of the season and appreciating that certain things are basic for a good reason (who doesn’t love a good pumpkin spice latte?)


Here is a list of some fall worthy staples you should definitely get out and do this autumn!


Activities for you and your friends:

  • Pumpkin carving (bonus points if you pick your own pumpkin)

  • Hayrides

  • Candle shopping (hit up bath and body works for the best scents!)

  • Farmers markets 

  • Haunted houses

  • Corn mazes

  • Baking spooktacular treats


Television and movies to enjoy:

  • Gilmore Girls

  • Dead Poets Society

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox 

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

  • Halloweentown (and any other Disney channel movie about halloween!)


Tastes and treats:

  • Pumpkin spice latte (the QUEEN of fall foods and drinks)

  • Caramel apple bars

  • Apple cider doughnuts 

  • Cornbread 

  • Pumpkin Pie

  • Baked mac n’ cheese 



  • Cinnamon pumpkin

  • Apple cinnamon cider

  • Hot cocoa and cream

  • Pumpkin pecan waffles 


Any combo of these activities is guaranteed to help you have the best happy girl fall you can!

Ruth S

Cincinnati '20

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