Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Three Ways

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it seems like each year it’s here and gone before you know it! Did anyone notice how this year they didn’t show The Nightmare Before Christmas at all on ABC Family Free Form??? I was especially disappointed, because that’s one of my favorites. Thankfully, they still had Hocus Pocus and the Addams Family, so I was pretty content while carving my pumpkin.

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Pumpkin carving is one of those traditions you either love or hate. I (obviously) love it, it’s something my family would do together growing up and I’m a sentimental sap so I love to keep it going. It’s a creative way to pass an hour or two, a little bit challenging, and you wind up getting a snack out of it! Not only are pumpkin seeds delicious when done right, but they have a ton of health benefits too. So thanks, mom and dad, for helping us carve all those years back and for making us a snack to boot!

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If you still have some seeds laying around from your own carving adventure, I’d suggest a few different versions: Chili & Lime if you’re looking for a kick, Italian if you’re looking for something savory, or Fall Spice if you want something warm and sweet. If you have your own way of roasting your pumpkin seeds, I’d love to hear them too!

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Creepy Crafting

You know what’s really unfortunate? When you’re trying your hardest to get into the fall spirit, but it’s 97 degrees outside! Total first world problem, but LA is at the tail end of a heatwave and all I want to do is drink cider, wear scarves, and watch scary movies.

In an effort to get into the season, my friend Sierra and I had a craft night the other day to do some Halloween crafts. It might have been 80 outside, but we had the apple cinnamon candle going and Sleepy Hollow on TV so it was as close as we were gonna get!

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Looking good, Mr. Skull

Michael’s was having an awesome deal on Halloween items, so I got this ceramic skull for $3.50 which was even less than  the chalkboard paint I used on it. I painted the whole skull in chalkboard paint, before deciding to use metallic gold on his teeth – yes, my skull has a grill.

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Mr. Skull doubles as a candle holder

I love the chalkboard paint on this, because it turns out matte and I can decorate it differently each year/week/day with something different. For now, I’m digging the all black (and haven’t bought chalk yet…). If you have any fun Halloween crafts you’ve done, I’d love to see them!

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Feeling like fall in here!