Tips for no mess easy clean up pumpkin carving

If you haven’t already carved your Halloween pumpkin this tip will be a time saver!  I tried this lil trick this evenin’ when my chicklins and I carved our Halloween pumpkins.  It is so super easy that you will wonder why you never thought of it!  Normally we line our table with newspaper and clean out the guts of the pumpkin while making this huge mess that we are stuck cleaning up afterwards.  This year I thought why not do the guttin and carvin over a trash bag?!  So I spread open two large (yard rubbish size) trash bags on the table leavin a rounded area in the middle of the bag, in which to set each pumpkin in.  This acted as our workin area.  We cut the top off of the pumpkin and gutted the pumpkin right inside the trash bag.

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When we were done carving out the pumpkin, we closed up the bag and there was nothing left to clean up. This was the fastest Pumpkin guttin clean up ever known to man!  And the kids enjoyed the extra time to be ghoulishly cute and to enjoy their Jack O’ Lanterns!

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A Star for Jesus- a book review

What a precious book written for the lil ears in the family.  In A Star for Jesus, the author Crystal Bowman retells the Christmas story and how the bright shining star led the wise men to the newborn King, Jesus. Using rhythmic lyrics it is sure to delight the smallest readers.  This board book is intricately shaped like a star making it easy for lil hands to hold.   A Star for Jesus is a great first read  about the birth of Jesus, our Emmanuel.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.