You Don’t Know Jack

The excitement is building around here for Halloween!  My calendar tells me that we have only 19 more days until Halloween, and I am frantically still trying to get all of my Halloween prep done.

I have been working on a few more paper mache pumpkins, yes, I am a glutton for punishment, but making these things is addicting!  Once you completely finish one, you have the craving to make MORE!  With each and every paper mache pumpkin I have made, I am getting better and more creative and I have definitely mastered the technique of using the jigsaw to cut out the pumpkin faces!  Here is what Pumpkin No. 6 looks like so far…

PUMPKIN NO 6 FACE DESIGN

PUMPKIN NO 6 CARVED FACE WITH JIGSAW

PUMPKIN NO 6 ORANGE LIGHTS

With Skully & his friends hanging out in the front yard, I decided that Skully needs to be holding a paper mache pumpkin.  (The pumpkin above will be what he will hold in his skeleton hand!) I decided that the pumpkin he would hold needed to be a bit smaller than the ones I have already made.  I just took a plastic grocery bag (ya know those little blue plastic bags at the grocery store) and stuffed it with lots of paper, then went to work!

Both Nikita and Bella take turns napping next to me on the kitchen floor while I am paper maching the pumpkins, and it is so cute.  Every few minutes, they peek at me to see what I’m doing, and back to sleep they go. I think that Nikita liked laying next to the little heater I have that is drying the pumpkins, while Bella sat by the back door, basking in the sun. (that is one of Bella’s favorite places to sit)  I think Bella loves sitting by the back door because she can see Molly, our neighbors dog when she comes outside.

NIKITA 10-11-13

BELLA SITTING IN THE SUN 10-11-13

Today, we’re going to be back out in the front yard adding more props and lights to our graveyard.  What?  You thought that we were done after you saw the photo’s of Skully & his friends?  Nope!  We have many more props to bring up from the basement to fill up the front yard, so keep watching to see how we transform our front yard into an awesome Halloween display.

On a special note for today, our wonderful next door neighbors are getting married!  Yep, Julie and Shawn are getting hitched and we could not be happier for them!  We saw Shawn drive away this morning in his white vintage Mustang, all dressed up and ready for his exciting day!  We wish them the best of luck & lots of love on their special day!  Congratulations!