You can’t REALLY experience Chicagoween without candy, costumes and carving a pumpkin. I just made up that rule, but I like it. And with a moniker like JenChicago, I feel more than entitled to make up arbitrary rules about how to have fun during Chicagoween. You’d be a fool to try to argue with me about it.
Back to the pumpkin… this was my first time carving a pumpkin on my own. Okay- I had some help from Emily, but none from my dad or any other male. (This is probably some old baggage about pumpkin-carving being a man’s business.) In any case, I carved the “CHICAGOWEEN” outta this bad boy- and I had a BLAST doing it! I want to carve another one now! Maybe I should take orders… Hmm…
BUT- if you want a one-of-a-kind, exclusive, Chicagolicious, hand-crafted template from yours truly… you are in luck! Here’s my free, downloadable, printable pattern. She’s a beauty, ain’t she? And make sure you watch the video to see “What not to do when carving the letter “A”‘
Here’s my final product.
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