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Pumpkin Carving

I really want to start this post off with a heartfelt thank you to all my readers. Your comments on my last, stress-filled post were so sweet and uplifting. I definitely feel so much better than I did when I wrote that. Thank you for the encouraging words! I appreciate each one, and would like to extend a big cyber-hug to all of you. I'm pretty sure I'm not biased at all by saying I've got some of the best readers around! :)
Now, prepare for photo overload. I caution you now that if you're computer is slow, you may want to just skip this post. Haha, I wanted this entire experience documented, so we took a lot of photos.
 So on Sunday, Kirsten, Patrick, and I went to a pumpkin patch and carved the pumpkins we picked out that night! For Kirsten and I, it was our first time ever doing that. I know, I know, we're bizarre. But we finally fulfilled that childhood activity and had a blast too.
 Patrick said this was one of the best pumpkin patches he's ever been too, and you can see how the field seems to stretch out forever. We spent quite some time wandering the rows of pumpkins just trying to pick out the best ones. Oh, and as you can see from the first photo at the top, we had some fun while doing that :)
 Then we had to pick out some gourds! There were some nasty looking ones inside that bin, but between the three of us, we managed to form an acceptable collage of gourds.
 So after that, we headed to my house, and began the process of carving pumpkins!
 We looked up design ideas on Google before picking out what we wanted to carve. Then the fun began!
 Patrick and Kirsten picked out somewhat traditional faces to make. Me, on the other hand...well, not so much.
 My facial expression below would express what I went through for the majority of my carving.
 Patrick helped me out with refining my messy cuts, so it was a team effort. In that picture below we would be performing "pumpkin surgery." Haha, hey, when you see the design, you'll know why it was such a delicate procedure!
This would be Kirsten's pumpkin
Here's Patrick's...
and this would be mine. I'm quite proud.
That's right. I carved Batman. It was all for the bragging rights. First time carving a pumpkin and I did the coolest super hero out there. Boo ya! ;)
 Haha, all in all, it was a fun night that I got to spend with two of my favorite people. Hey, when you can hang out with your best friend and boyfriend in one night, you know it's a good one!
Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!
I'm excited to see some creative costumes in the blogosphere!

65 comments

Angie | Pandaphilia.com said...

well hey there pumpkin post buddies! this looked like quite the carving party - both of mine are still sitting in my fridge waiting for some TLC after my final. happy halloween!

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Anouka said...

The pumpkin field is something I've never seen before. Wow. Love your creations; you can be proud of your pumpkin trio.

LUXESSED

Hanna & Christel said...

that's awesome, the pumpkins turned out great!

<3

oomph. said...

i'm totally slacking over here...haven't even picked up a pumpkin yet!!

[oomph.]

Ksenia said...

great post!
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Maiken said...

wow, I totally loved going through that post! all those colourful photos, cool emotions, brilliant outcome - simply awesome, to be honest! especially because in Estonia we don't actually celebrate Halloween and we also don't have those pumpkin patches. so yeah, thanks for the super post, Linda! :)

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sonia de macedo said...

You definitely carved the best pumpkin! Love it!

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Mica said...

What cute photos! :) Looks like a fun day - and love the resulting pumpkins! You're all really talented but yours is fantastic - especially for a first attempt! :)

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A Possible Fantasy said...

looks like you guys had super fun time! cute pics!

Tori said...

I'm glad that you had a good time! Your pumpkin turned out really well :)
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Sarah Stright said...

Could you and Patrick be any cuter together? I think not! Looooove that you did Batman :)

Chris Ed said...

OMG this post is soo cute! I love the images and all these pumpkins! Seems like a lot of fun!
kisses chris

Mia said...

Amazing place! *_*



With love,Mia

Victória said...

Great pictures!Love the way the pumpkins turn out, so cute haha!
Kisses.

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Sam said...

Hi linda, I really enjoyed viewing this post because I kinda got to experience the whole idea of Halloween and pumpkins through the story your photos told. We don't have any of it here, so it was a fun read! The first pic is adorable

Saphira Thenalia said...

pretty pumpkins dear...imagine halloween is the fun things! ;)

loves,
saphira-t


Lorena said...

I have never been to a pumpkin patch - it looks like so much fun, you get to pick your own pumpkin !
Your designs look really good, i would never be able to do anything like this.

BERTHA NATASHA said...

major cute!!!
I love the first picture <3

Ali Hval said...

Ahhh, I'm so super jealous you get to carve pumpkins! I really wanted to do that this year. Your batman is seriously somethin' FIERCE. Girl, you are the pumpkin carving queen. :D It looks like you all had so much fun--and gasp, so many pretty pictures! You're becoming quite the photographer.

Lia said...

these pictures are too cute! hope you have a lovely halloween as well!

xx
Glass of Fashion

Melanie Liliana said...

I love the pumpkin carvings! I'm doing that tonight and I'm so excited!! :)

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Alexandra said...

Aw I'm loving this post! That first pic is so cute, and isn't it fun going to the pumpkin patch? Almost as much fun as the carving!

Alexandra xo

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Nikki | The Ginger Diaries said...

Okay, yours is definitely the coolest. Great idea to carve out Batman! :) x

20 YORK STREET said...

Booyah indeed!

I've never carved a pumpkin, waaah! Now, I'm jealous!

A Batman no less!


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JanM ♥ said...

The pictures are too cute :)

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Jodie said...

thank you for the lovely comment- im really really glad your feeling so much better :)
you look like you had an amazing time- i havent carved a pumkin either ive only ever ate them. yours looks amazing! very jealous!
x

Liora said...

Nice photos! Your pumpkins turned out great! :)

xxLiora
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Tasnim Hassan said...

aw you guys are freaking cute <3 and omg, i carved my first one too!! haaha was so much fun and looks like you enjoyed it too!

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Jessi said...

Aw, that first pic of you and Patrick is SO cute!! Looks like you guys had a blast! I can't believe it was your first time carving a pumpkin. Wow! We did it every year as kids haha. You did an awesome job!
-Jessi
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Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

i loooove pumpkin patches
Xo Megan

Erin said...

These are the cutest pictures of yall at the pumpkin patch-and I'm soo impressed with your Batman! WOW! I'm not a very good pumpkin carver, but I enjoy watching other create masterpieces!

xx

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adorable photos!

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Sandra Leiva said...

You guys look so cute!
I love the first picture <3

febrina utami putri said...

looks like you guys had a blast! love the pumpkin garden, feels like cinderella coming out from one of the pumpkins there

kcomekarolina said...

wow! this looks so cool!!!



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Ashley said...

I've never carved pumpkins (all by myself, anyways...my daddy always did it for me growing up...ha), and this was supposed to be the year! I never got around to doing it though and seeing this post makes me want to run out and buy a pumpkin ASAP and get to carving! Your pumpkins turned out SO cute! Looks like you had a fantastic boyfriend/best friend day too! Happy Halloween, Linda!! xx


Ashley
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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I'm so happy you are doing better! We all get that way and that is what friends are for. THAT is the BIGGEST pumpkin patch! So beautiful! Glad you went! We all should experience once in our lifetime. I went to one a couple of years ago and had a blast. I love the carvings you guys did. So talented and you all looked great! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Grazziella said...

I would love to do all this things for Halloween ! In France we don't do this kind of things :/


Sweet photos

Bisous from France

Nancy said...

This is such an adorable post. I love the pumpkins you guys created! =)
Happy Halloween!
xo,
nancy

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Tie Bow-tie said...

Great job! Lovely pumpkins!!!

Maddie said...

Aw those are such fun photos! So great! :)

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when BABI speaks said...

looks like you guys had so much fun! happy halloween! :-)

Babi

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Sam said...

Hi dear, wanted to wish you a Happy Halloween!

Alessandra Mazzini said...

That place is amazing!!! I think we don't have nothing like that here! I've never cut a pumpkin before :(
Have fun tonight!

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Katie Aman said...

Such cute photos! Looks like a great time, and the pumpkins turned out so great! The first photo is especially cute :)

monica said...

so cute - that field of pumpkins is adorable

Chezka said...

Awww, you guys look so cute :) I never tried pumpkin carving but it looks really fun!
-Che

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Sara said...

FUN! Can't believe it was your first time! Looks like it was a great start though :D I carved pumpkins tonight, too! You'll see it on my blog soon ;)

SaraM
http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

Sara said...

FUN! Can't believe it was your first time! Looks like it was a great start though :D I carved pumpkins tonight, too! You'll see it on my blog soon ;)

SaraM
http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

Great pics! I hope you had a fab halloween night. Your pumpin looks amazing!

Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

The Fashion Milkshake said...


Amazing post!

2 words.. LOVE IT!

Love,

Janice
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The Chic Sheet said...

Looks like fun ;)



XX,
Miranda

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Borjana said...

Wow,what's not to love about it honey,right?Amazing;)
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April Cheung said...

awww this is sooo cute. your pumpkin look ssooo cool! and that first picture is wayyy too cute. <3

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Meg {henninglove} said...

i love photo overloads so i definitely enjoyed this post!! looks like a great day at the pumpkin patch and all of the jack o'lanterns are cute

the baG girl said...

great pics :)
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Danny said...

wow, such an enormous quantity of pumpkins! Here in Portugal they're very usual :)

Jo said...

The first picture is so sweet.

It sure looked like you guys had lots of fun!

Simone Diederich said...

Nice pics!

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czarianonuevo said...

wow!! this is such a very awesome experience! from the photos above, it is very obvious that all of you were having so much fun!! i really enjoyed reading this post :)


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Pettit Mom said...

very nice blog and photos.. those pumpkin so cute .... thanks for the comment

Sheila Jackson said...

Awww this is great, pumpkin carving is one of my favorite activities in halloween, well aside from trick or treat. That's why I also have featured some nice pumpkin carving ideas that you may want to check our for this year's halloween. Cheers!

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