What would Caj’s Halloween be like without bedazzling pumpkins and carving sassy jack-o-lanterns? Nothing, I tell you. I pinned Lauren Conrad’s creative pumpkin decorating ideas many months ago and have been waiting for the opportunity to get creative ever since. Too bad I had to wait until the actual day of Halloween to do so (I’m looking at you, OGS application).

A quick look at today’s efforts:

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^ Doing the classic Caj wink.


^ For the bedazzled pumpkin, I just used stick-on rhinestones from the dollar store. I love the way it turned out!

Finally, what’s a pumpkin carving session without pumpkin seeds for snacks?

Whipping these up was super easy. I collected the seeds as I hollowed out the first pumpkin and rinsed them in a colander to remove all the pumpkin guts. After drying with a paper towel, I spread them on a baking sheet, drizzled a little bit of olive oil, and added a healthy sprinkle of salt and chili powder.  Then I mixed it all around with my hands to coat, spread the seeds in a single layer and popped them in the oven at 325 ºF for 20 minutes (tossing once in between).


Perfect for balancing out all that Halloween candy with something salty…or if you prefer sweet, you could try vanilla extract, sugar and cinnamon!


Stay sassy ‘n’ spooky,


P.S. What does your favourite Halloween candy say about you? I’m a “candy hound” and “secret weirdo”…