Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

“Dear Great Pumpkin. I’m looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night”

Linus in It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Every year up at the cottage, our family friends host a pumpkin carving contest over Thanksgiving weekend. I’ve therefore developed a pretty strong passion for all things pumpkin carving… or lack thereof! With Halloween fast approaching, I wanted to share a few of these super fun & creative ideas with you guys today! Some involve a bit of carving while others are completely non-carve! ALSO, if you do happen to try out some of these DIY projects, use the hashtag “HHHpumpkin” to get featured on our Instagram page: @healthyhappyandhilarious  (more…)

Mike Wazowski Pumpkin Tutorial

“On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises out of his pumpkin patch & flies through the air with his bag of toys for all the children”

– Linus, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Every year our lake hosts an annual pumpkin carving contest on Thanksgiving weekend & it’s by far my favourite part of the entire holiday. Competitive is a gross understatement to describe these people (myself included) & we don’t exactly play clean (think bribery, stolen carving utensils & on one occasion, a stolen trophy from a child… cough – dad – cough). But don’t worry, everyone has been friends for years (they were all best friends in high school during the 70’s) so there are no hard feelings & it’s all in good fun. Some of my ‘notable’ pumpkin achievements are a Shark Week pumpkin & Burger & Fries pumpkin: (more…)