Pumpkin Carving 2019

For the first time in recent memory, pumpkin carving happened on Halloween. I took the day off from work and spent a few quiet hours turning these beautiful gourds into fun decorations.

Our theme this year was The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown – which I sarcastically kept saying was the Great PLumpkin. Haha!

I carved a total of three pumpkins in record time. Truthfully, there were three factors at play with that.

  1. The pumpkins were crazy good quality. We got them from a local farm and they could not have been healthier!
  2. The designs were easier than I’ve done in recent years. You’ll notice there are not as detailed as I usually do. That’s just due to the nature of the design. I mean, it’s Charlie Brown.
  3. I was home alone – no interruptions!

So without further ado, I present to you the three pumpkins for 2019.

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LEGO Manuals Organizer

The Lawrence family LEGO collection is already growing. I’d love to blame it on our son, but really, it’s us. We love putting LEGOs together and they have even become a part of our Christmas traditions.

However, as any parent can tell you, LEGOs come with a little storage problem. Not only do have to find a way to wrangle all those little (evil) bricks, but then there are manuals that you have to hang onto unless you want to have a mental breakdown trying to figure out how everything was originally pieced together.

The manuals were the challenge for us. We kept them in a gallon ziplock bag in the LEGO bucket until one afternoon with a few kids showed us how horrible of an idea that was.

So with a few office supplies, I found another solution!

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Jolly Holiday Decorations

As much as I enjoy doing the big themes, the smaller “character” years are a welcome break from crazy holiday crafting. A year ago, after we found out I was pregnant, we knew the perfect theme would be simply Santa. With a little one joining the family, we couldn’t imagine doing any other character. Thankfully, we also made this decision while digging through the post-Christmas clearance bins at Target, so the Santa theme was also going to be wildly inexpensive. How convenient!

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