October 26, 2010
i am so ready for halloween. as you know, we moved last year. to the best trick-or-treating street in town! seriously, it's famous for it. i can't wait to see how many treaters we get this year. only a few more days! our candy has been bought. our entryway will be done (hopefully). and our pumpkins will be carved. will yours?

today you can see my step-by-step pumpkin carving tutorial (and best tips) on the smithfield blog!

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7 comments:

marta said...

i love this classic jack-o-lantern! thank you for the tutorial, i'm hopping over now to see your tips. my husband and i were just discussing this very activity over bowls of oatmeal. happy halloween!

p.s. how fun to live on trick or treat street. so very charming.

Renee said...

well now chelsea will really want to carve pumpkins! yours looks great!~
where is grant's??!!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

This couldn't have come at a better time as I plan to carve pumpkins tomorrow night. This is one is adorable!

laura.railing said...

Very cool!! I have a pumpkin all ready to be carved,but haven't done anything yet and I need to!

Handing out candy is a great opportunity to stick tracts in there too!!

{lovely little things} said...

I carved pumpkins last week, so much fun. What a fun way to get in the holiday spirit!

Laura said...

Awesome! I'm definitely going to do some carving this year - though we don't really have that many trick or treaters.

A friend of mine just made some gorgeous snacks with the seeds too - she boiled them in salt water for ten minutes, (she suggested 1tbsp salt per 1 cup of water, probably need 4 cups of water for 1/2 a cup of seeds), let them dry overnight and then pop in a low oven for thirty minutes.

Think I'm going to try it - maybe with some red chilli/garlic salt like the put on the edamame at Wagamamas! They were honestly delicious.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tip on cutting the steam out, so it doesn't fall in:) My Hailey reminded me and it worked!!!

Tammie Moore

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