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It’s official…I’m obsessed with silhouettes.  So when I started brainstorming fall decor I thought DIY silhouette pumpkins were a must.  Today, I’m sharing with you how I created this look on pumpkins that can be reused next year.

DIY Silhouette Pumpkins

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Rounding up some of my finds over on Pinterest today in my Friday Favorites.  Follow me here where I am constantly pinning delicious recipes, home decor, and DIY goodies.

Darling “sand witches” for a kid’s Halloween party:


Halloween printable decor:


Cute cotton candy spider web treats:


Healthy Halloween treats – would be great to bring for classroom parties:


Halloween printables:


A list of family friendly Halloween movies:


This gold foil pumpkin art print went out in my monthly newsletter yesterday.  To get one emailed to you simply enter your email address into the box at the bottom of the post!

Gold Pumpkin Printable

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays.  All of the traditions are so fun with the kids.  And they just get a kick out of decorating our home with spooky decor.  I wanted to document our Halloween home decor for 2014.  Click to view last year’s Halloween home tour.

Neutral Halloween Mantle

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In years past I waited until Halloween night just before going out to trick or treat to try to take a photo of my children in their costumes.  And it would almost always backfire.  Either they were in such a hurry to get out and trick or treat, it would be dark outside, or they would just be melting down that I would never get a great shot.

I have learned some things to make it easier and wanted to share my Halloween photo tips with you so that you can get some great pictures of your children this year!

Halloween Photo Tips

1.  Don’t wait until Halloween night to get a picture – Try a costume trial run another day to get some portraits.  Without the anticipation of trick or treating they are more likely to take their time, look at the camera, and smile!

2.  Get great light – During your portait session head for open shade (shaded side of a building or covered patio) or wait until the sun is low in the sky.  Your images will look so much better when the light is diffused and your subject is without shadows on their face your images.

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Halloween Photo Tips

3.  Start trick or treating at least 30 minutes before the sun sets – Light is a major component when it comes to photography.  You want as much natural light as you can so that your images aren’t dark or blurry and so that you’re not forced to use flash.

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4.  Be Present – I suggest taking a handful of photos gathering candy from about 3-4 houses to document the occasion and then put your camera away!  Enjoy the evening with your family without your face behind the camera.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!