I'm a girl. I live in Wisconsin with my husband. We have a cat named Zelda, a houseplant named Lindsey, an herb garden on our balcony that is always *thisclose* to being nothing more than soil, and a habit of watching Criminal Minds until way past an appropriate bedtime. I'm a grad school flunkie with leftover angsty feelings from that time in my life. I can't parallel park or ride my bike with no hands. I can teach systems of equations, though, so I feel like I've gotten a fair shake in life.
My best friend and I take pictures every day. Every day of the month has a different theme. Enjoy!
The best part, by far, about carving pumpkins for Halloween is roasting the seeds. We carve the jack-o'-lanterns and expect them to do their best at protecting us from evil spirits, but the best part is getting the seeds and making delicious snacks.
As soon as we were done carving, I cleaned the seeds and then laid them out on kitchen towels and waited for days for them to dry out. Our two pumpkins yielded enough seeds to make two batches - I made one that was cinnamon and the other a traditional salt and pepper.
So now I have not only left over Halloween candy, but also pepitas. It's no wonder that Halloween is my absolutely favorite holiday, really.