Trick Or Treat

The kiddos were so excited to celebrate Halloween and managed to tape spooky hand-drawn decorations all over the house for what felt like the entire month of October.  We had fun visiting the farm with a ton of family, decorating pumpkins and partying at the annual school bash.  When the big day finally arrived, Captain America was highly annoyed with the layers that his mama-stuffed underneath his costume.  Thankfully, the first trick or treat experience of the year seemed to cure the crank-factor.  A single piece of candy tossed into a bag can work wonders!

We decided to skip the visit to the local stores this year and only walked to the street where all the action is. It really is incredibly how families go all out to make Halloween such an experience in our community.  The kiddos had a blast!

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We hope you had a great one friends!




Happy Halloween!!

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We hope that your day was spooktacular!



Pumpkin Carving With Pumpkin Masters

So many things about the month of October are incredibly exciting with young children at home.  Halloween holds the promise of treats, dressing up, and fun family time spent together.  Our family trips to the farm are always highly anticipated.  We recently drove to Long Island to celebrate all things fall and of course score some amazing pumpkins.  The kids applied some sort of bizarre system to their pumpkin selection process, and we spent a LONG TIME decided which ones would come home with us.

Pumpkin picking

Our pumpkin carving was taken to a whole new level this year thanks to Pumpkin Masters!  I’ve frequently seen these inexpensive kits are our local grocery, drug and craft stores, but always stuck to an old-school knife.   We were sent a variety of Pumpkin Masters carving kits and strobe lights to test out, and they proved superior to our previous knife carving/candle lighting techniques (and much safer too!).  The kids were so eager to get involved and luckily Pumpkin Masters has a designated kit for kids.

We all liked using the scoopers to scoop out the pumpkin guts!

pumpkin carving with family

Decorating with Pumpkin Masters was fun and straightforward.  I used one of their patterns to trace a spider design onto a pumpkin, traced it with their tracing tool and applied the design with their surface carving tool.  We also marked circular and floral designs on pumpkins and punched them out with their designated tools.

Pumpkin Masters Pumpkin Carving Kit

We’ve had so much fun making the most of our family time spent together this month.

BWAA-HA-HA and Happy Halloween!

When using Pumpkin Masters carving kits, enter the annual Pumpkin Masters Carving Contest by sharing an image via Pinterest or Instagram including the hashtag #PumpkinMasters2013.  You can also share your pumpkin creations via Facebook, or email an image to to enter to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the best pumpkin!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.