I'm going to make a confession: I'm not really into Halloween. Aside from the year I went as a Care Bear (I was six and it was the best costume EVER), I don't think I ever had a Halloween that was that amazing. Maybe it comes down to my lack of creativity in the costume department, or maybe it's just the fact that my expectations for most holidays are rarely lived up to, but the whole spooky-element of Halloween in particular has never been very appealing to me.
One thing I can get behind however is going to the pumpkin patch and picking out the perfect little pumpkin. I love everything about the season's pumpkin carving ritual: from the smell of baking pumpkin seeds to carving out a perfectly tealight-sized circle on the bottom of the pumpkin for the candle, it's always been a process that I've been very fond of. I'm not the best with knives (that's an understatement) so I made sure to pick a teeeeeeny-tiny, oh-so-cute pumpkin that I could hopefully handle.
Speaking of Halloween, as usual I have nooooo idea what I'm going to go as. I was thinking Gwen Stefani circa No Doubt's "I'm Just a Girl" video but unless I want to invest in a platinum blonde wig, that may not be the best fit. What are you going as?