5 Magical Pumpkin Festivals in New England To Visit This October

Come October, New England is home to a plethora of Halloween festivals and attractions – some of the most popular among locals and visitors alike being Pumpkin Festivals! Read on to discover 5 of the most magical Pumpkin fests across the region that have become local tradition, and are sure to get you into the […]

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Introducing S&S Apothecary | Important Update

Some important and necessary changes have been happening behind the scenes over here! As most of you already know, Spirits & Spellbooks was the place where my love for “History, Witchery, & Halloween” met. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make content blend seamlessly, which I realized was tougher than I had originally thought and […]

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The Old Windsor Trolley Rail | East Windsor, CT

Some local haunts bring back feelings of nostalgia for me, the old trolley rail in East Windsor, CT being one. I have fond memories of taking a trolley ride with my grandfather who lived nearby when I was young. We used to ride the trolley rail on Summer afternoons, with cold cream sodas in hand. […]

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The Mount, Haunted Home of Edith Wharton | Lenox, MA

Sat perched on top of a hill overlooking Laurel Lake in Lenox, Massachusetts is home to notable American author, Edith Wharton. The estate which was given the name The Mount, she considered her first “real” home though she only resided there for 9 years. Edith would conjure up some of her most notable works within the […]

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5 Halloween Candle Collections To Die For

Nothing makes me happier than the intoxicating aroma of Fall candles – except Fall candles wrapped in Halloween packaging. Today I want to share with you five awesome Halloween candle collections for 2017. Some may be familiar, most will probably be new to you!

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The Mark Twain House & Museum

One thing I’ve always found fascinating about New England, and something it’s famous for, is that it was home to many great literary geniuses. To name a few there’s Emily Dickinson’s home in Amherst, MA, Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, MA, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s home in Hartford, CT. Also in Hartford lies this magnificent piece […]

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My First Haul! | First Glimpse of Halloween 2017 at Joann’s & Michael’s

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Not only was it my 21st birthday last Thursday, but stores have begun displaying this season’s Halloween goodies. As a birthday gift to myself, I went to Joann’s and Michael’s to scour what’s been put out so far. Read on to find out what I picked up!

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Autumn Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Who says cut-out cookies are just for Christmastime? Not me. Fall is just around the corner, and it’s at this time of year that the anticipation really kicks in. One thing I like to do to make it feel like Fall all year-round is bake! These cookies are a great way to ring in the […]

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30 Spooky Halloween Question Tag

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all having a great Thursday thus far. Today I wanted to do something quick and fun, a Halloween-themed tag. I’ve been blogging for a little over 2 years now over on Cinder n’ Sage and tags are something I’ve always loved doing. They’re a fun way for new peeps to get to […]

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