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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Pumpkin Carving 2018

Avengers Assemble!

For our little pumpkin’s first Halloween, we chose the easy route for Cameron’s costume and bought an outfit on sale from Disney. I’ve always loved their body suit costumes for babies – they are just so cute!

Enter Captain America – saving the world… until naptime.

We used Cam’s costume to guide our pumpkin carving selection. As always, I started with the patterns at Zombie Pumpkins. Every year I use their patterns and they never let me down!

But this year, I made a mistake like I’ve never made before. Keep reading to find out about my total facepalm moment.

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Dead and Breakfast Halloween Tour

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast.

In an effort to control the amount of decorations we purchase for Halloween, as well as ensure cohesiveness, we decided to pick a theme for our house. Without it, I would probably buy or make every silly, cute, spooky Halloween thing on the planet. Instead, we forced ourselves to narrow it down. The intention is to build up on the decor every year, staying within the aesthetic of the original theme. This helps guide what projects I do too! So, after scouring magazines and Pinterest, we ultimately found our inspiration from this Better Homes & Gardens article. And the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast was born.Read More »

“Sleeping Like the Dead” – Dead and Breakfast Door Hangers

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast Inn, where you can rest in peace… if it weren’t for those pesky ghosts.

We are bringing our Dead and Breakfast theme back to life with a few clever decorations. Have you seen the Dead and Breakfast sign? What about the room keys?

Now we’re rounding out this year’s projects by laying you to rest – literally.

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DIY Dead and Breakfast Room Keys Sign

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast Inn, where we always have room for spirited souls. Be sure to check in at the front desk, and we hope you rest in peace. Remember, tea time and the hauntings are always free.

Lawrence Made Dead and Breakfast Room Keys

We’re bringing our Dead and Breakfast theme back to life with a few ghoulishly fun projects. Did you see our Dead & Breakfast Inn sign?

Oh, you did? Great. Let’s get you checked in and you’ll be sleeping like the dead in no time. Read More »