Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fall Fun Series: Pumpkin Carving

Today's Fall Fun Series was a Halloween activity. The girls and I had a really nice, lazy Saturday. We watched Ghost Busters (the original) and carved pumpkins. 

I brought out three carving template books but we all decided to free hand our pumpkins in the end. 

Scarlette sorted some of the seeds and we rinsed and dried them to toast today. 

I did Hedwig, Savanna did Pikachu and Scarlette carved a face.

The proboscises of a million mosquitoes were penetrating my skin as I tried to take these pictures.

I hope you all have a nice weekend and a fun Halloween. 

Some of my favorite melts this week were:
LSC Spooky Apparitions
CFTKR Full Moon
LSC  Cast A Spell
House of Usher Sanderson Sisters

I have been burning and loving my Bath & Body Works candles, Pumpkin Woods and Marshmallow Fireside

We will be hanging out with some family today and after school Monday the girls will he hanging with their friends. Do you have any plans? Carve pumpkins? What will be your Halloween melt?


  1. We have not Halloween plans, probably won't even carve the one pumpkin we still have. Just not into it this year and that's a bummer. I do have Halloween day off, unexpectedly, so I'll have to try and melt something fun and try to watch something spooky!


    1. Boo. It is a bummer. But melting something yummy and watching a movie will be a nice way to spend the day. And maybe some snacks and pumpkin spice hot cocoa?? We had some plans today but Adam has a fever and sinus infection and is feeling very poorly so I am not sure what we will do. I may still take the girls to my Dad's house but not sure. The day outside is very nice and breezy. Tomorrow I might take the girls to hang out with one of their friends but we will see. Hoping you have a wonderful day today and tomorrow. xoxo

  2. LOVE all of you guys pumpkins! I wish I had fun plans on this Halloween day but I am stuck at work and will be getting home late. Our neighborhood doesn't get much trick-or-treating so really bummed about that as well. Hopefully I can sneak in one more watch of Hocus Pocus and maybe another spooky show or two! Happy Halloween Julie!

    1. Thank you! Oh boo. Sorry to hear you didn't get a enjoy your Halloween very much. I was surprised that we got some Trick-or-Treaters, I don't remember ever getting that many. The girls had fun. Hoping you got to watch Hocus Pocus and your Halloween ended on a high note, J. <3

  3. Each of your pumpkins exhibits it's own artistry but I'm a sucker for a classic jack'o lantern face. Oh that Hedwig though, such a gallant character till the end, yours has a very wise expression. Enjoy those darlings of yours this Halloween, they do grow up so quickly.
    I've enjoyed going through my Save Your Scentses spooky sampler, such fun touches on the wax and depth of fragrance. Tonight it's Witches Brew!

    1. I loved that Scarlette did a traditional Jack-O-Lantern too. They do grow up so quickly. Soon enough I will be begging them to carve pumpkins with me instead of hanging with their friends or... gulp... boyfriends. Save Your Scentses caught my eye on IG recently but for some reason I couldn't get past the Scentses... LOL! But hey. Depth of fragrance? Sold. I will check them out.

  4. Your pumpkins looked fantastic! Pumpkin carving is such an art form now, isn't it? When I was a kid we always had the same pumpkin - triangle eyes, vampire smile. it was tradition!