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Pumpkin Inspiration - #galpalholiday

Every year, a few nights before Halloween, my family and I always decorate pumpkins. It's by far my favorite part of Halloween. There are so many different ways you can decorate your pumpkins and you can be so creative with it! In years past, I've just carved pumpkins, but this year I got really creative and expanded my horizons. I've been pinning a bunch of ideas (follow me on Pinterest @preplifeblog) and I finally started recreating some of my favorite pumpkins I've seen floating around the internet.

This post is the first of many to come in the #galpalholiday linkup, hosted by Cathleen, Rachel, and Cristina! I'm so excited to be part of this linkup and I can't wait to read everyone else's Halloween posts. Go check out their blogs right now and all of the amazing people who linked up!

You may have seen this picture on my Instagram (@livethepreplife) earlier this month, but I just had to share it again! I decorated these pumpkins these last year, and they were the easiest thing ever! All I did was stick Micky and Minnie in pumpkins and put the googly eyes and mustaches on the others. It took about five minutes and it's such an easy way to decorate pumpkins if you're bad at carving (that's me) or painting, but still want to get in the Halloween spirit.

This pumpkin is my favorite out of all of them! I spent the longest time looking for a white pumpkin, and I was so excited when I finally found one, because I'd really been looking forward to painting this little guy. I painted the top half pink and when it dried, I painted sprinkles on it to look like a donut. I'm obsessed with this!

I had a couple friends over to paint pumpkins, and the paint didn't stick that well so this project turned out kind of messy, but in the end I still thought it was cute. The colors on this one are more traditional for Halloween so it stands out among the others. 

Disclaimer: I can't carve pumpkins to save my life, so my sisters and I just came up with the design and let my stepdad do it. He's really good at this kind of stuff. The fangs were kind of flimsy but once we stuck the other pumpkin in his mouth it was all good! (And just ignore the mess in the background - I tried to blur it out but you can still see it. This one was from last year too so I don't have any more pictures.)

When I heard the idea for a heart-eyed pumpkin on Erin's blog, duh I was gonna make it! Again, my stepdad carved this one, and we used the seeds inside for Elly's recipe and it was AMAZING.

And that's it! I hope you enjoyed reading and got some ideas for this year (if you're last-minute like me), or next year, or any year after that. And to all my new blogger pals from #galpalholiday - welcome! So glad to meet you!

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