#makeovermonday / painting pumpkins and visiting grandparents

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I know some families don’t celebrate Halloween for various reasons and I totally respect that. In our family, my parents always allowed me to dress up in a costume, but we never did anything scary or mean spirited.

Halloween when I was young was all about going to a handful of houses in our community – usually our family and teachers.

Brian and I have continued this in our own family and tonight we made 2 simple stops – the grandparents!!

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Kayla is some girl from the Teen Beach Movie – she and Aunt Joy picked this out, obviously…

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And Kylie is Arial from the Little Mermaid!

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Brock is a future Tennessee VOL Player! This outfit is a hand-me-down from Aunt Joy – and someone in our Tennessee family gifted this probably 15 years ago!

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Brian and I are just old people.

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We honestly haven’t dressed up since we’ve had kids – but Joy convinced us to be old people at our church’s Trunk or Treat last night.

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That house coat belonged to Glennie the Great and I’m sure she is smiling and laughing down on us tonight!!

Now – for today’s #makeovermonday project we did a first – painted pumpkins!!

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We’ve always carved pumpkins and y’all – I dread it each year!! Such a mess and not really fun in my mind!!

I grabbed two cans of paint from the garage – YES – house paint. Yes.

We painted right on the pumpkins, dirt and all.

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Then, while the paint was still wet – we added gold and pink glitter to the top!

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They turned out beautifully! Bonus – they may actually last a bit longer than pumpkins that are carved.

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I would highly recommend painting pumpkins for a fun different twist! It took us all of 15 minutes and our porch is so cheery and colorful- woooohoooo!

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Whatever your fall brings, I hope you have time for a few pumpkins and family!

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Want to paint pumpkins? You can use the following supplies:

  • Drop cloth to cover table
  • Paint – either craft paint or any extra paint you have for your walls or furniture will do!
  • Paint brushes
  • Glitter

Paint the pumpkins and use the stem to rotate. While the top is still wet, add your glitter. Allow to dry before moving.

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