More than just pumpkin pie; Jack-o-Lanterns!

After gathering up our scores of gourds at the local pumpkin patch here, we carved away at them the night before Halloween.  We apparently all have different personalities when it comes to carving the faces, as you can see.  They are all unique in their own way!

Once Skylar picked the perfect pumpkin out, the carving began.

He had to get a little help for smaller cuts with the knife.



Jeff went with a spooky face from the Halloween Pumpkin Carving Kit, while Skylar's was more of a comical jack-o-lantern face.  

I went with more of a silly face, but I think Jeff's looked awesome!

Hmmmm, what to do with the leftover pumpkin insides?  Maybe some Pumpkin Pie Fudge?

I painted my house number on the largest one and it turned out pretty darn well.

We finished up Skylar's Max hat from Where the Wild Things are and also ate way too many candy corns and Halloween cupcakes, but they went nicely with our spiced cider!  

After the pumpkins and fill of sugary treats, we made some window eyeballs to spook the trick-or-treaters with.  

Here's how they are made:  
What you'll need:

1.  One battery-operated push like such as, GE Battery Operated Push On/Off Round Closet Light 54807
2.  Sharpie Marker Variety Pack, Sharpie Fine-Tip Permanent Marker, 24-Pack Assorted Colors

Next comes the fun a scary eyeball on top of your closet light.  We went with the vein-look of a regular eyeball, but it can be as scary or as fun as you want them to be.

Don't forget the batteries! Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries, 20-Count

Now it looks like someone's watching you!  

Skylar went as an Ewok last year and as Max from Where the Wild Things are this year.  We always have so much fun making the yearly Halloween costumes!

Eco-Tip:  Use food jars such as Ball® for food storage.  Also food-grade plastic like those that held yogurt or cottage cheese at one time, can also be used for food storage for items that are bought in bulk.  Doing so will help cut down on the package waste.  For this and other tips on going green visit, The Earth and Me Go Green.


  1. So, how are the scary eyeballs affixed to the window??

    1. Hi there, 1105pitbull. We attached ours to the window with plain, clear packing tape. I thought about using Command Strips, but I wanted something that wouldn't be seen. The clear tape wasn't seen and it was a snap to remove after the Halloween holiday. Hope this helps! Have a great week!