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Over 200 FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils, Jack-O-Lantern Patterns, Downloads and Creative Ideas

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200 Pumpkin carving ideas

Pick up a couple of inexpensive pumpkins and try you hand at a fun design with one of  these FREE pumpkin stencils — we’ve rounded up over 200 designs for just about every interest and level of difficulty:

  • The Texas Rangers fan club  has 4 FREE Texas Rangers and Texas themed FREE printable jack-o-lantern templates hereShow your support for our favorite baseball team!
  • Southern Living inspires with over 55 free pumpkin carving and decorating ideas – from elegant to jolly–to ready your house for the fall.
  • Better Homes and Gardens provides over 100  creative ideas and templates for decorating pumpkins hereThey even offer free customized stencils when you answer a short quiz based on your carving ability level, decorating desires, and project involvement needs.
  • Hesheys.com offers a wide variety of 30 different patterns from easy to advanced, with printable carving instructions.
  • DisneyFamily.com has over 30 templates including many Disney character patterns ~ Frozen’s Olaf, Mickey Mouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Toy Story, Ferb and Doc McStuffins.
  • Nick Jr. offers 31 favorite Nick Jr. TV show character patterns like Dora the Explorer, Paw Patrol, and many others.
  • Lowes has created 8 downloadable designs to add fall flair to your front entry.  If you want something less halloween themed and more decorative, the Ginkgo leaf design is fantastic.
  • Kraft.com has 6 different pumpkin face patterns as well as an easy-to-follow guide for carving pumpkins, here.
  • PumpkinLady.com provides a wide selection of clever design templates, most for less than $.99. Click around the site for some great ideas.  You’ll also find 12 designs for FREE  here.

I recommend a couple of great tools for making your pumpkin carving project easier:

Pumpkin Carving

  • For the more serious pumpkin carving project, I recommend the Messermeister Pumpkin Carving Kit which includes a chef quality Pumpkin/Melon knife, scoop and carving tools in a storage case.  The special blades are designed to carve intricate designs beautifully (not for the kiddos, though)!   They’ll give a great grip when cutting and carving pumpkins and thick melons, too.

Pumpkin Carving

  • If you want one really good tool, I recommend getting a special Pumpkin/Melon Carving knife. We really like the Warren Pro Pumpkin Carving knife. It is well made with a walnut handle and comes with several sturdy replacement blades that have a fine saw like cutting action ~ they will not bend or break as with the cheaper versions.  Again, this is not safe for kids.

 

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FREE Cliburn Finalist Performance — Thursday, October 23

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As part of Cliburn in the Community, the Central library in Downtown Fort Worth will host a free performance by pianist Fei-Fei Dong, finalist in The Cliburn competition. A graduate of The Juilliard School, this exciting, gifted musician was a critic and crowd favorite at the 2013 Cliburn Competition. Ms. Dong will play a variety of pieces from the classical repertoire.

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What: For more information about the performance, click here.
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.
Cost: FREE — no ticket required.

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20% OFF Boots for Men, Women, and Kids — Top Brands Like Frye, Ralph Lauren, Ariat, and More

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Get an extra 20% OFF  (on top of already discounted sale prices!) Women’s, Men’s, and Kids fashion, western, rain and work boots at Amazon’s fall boot sale.  To get the 20% OFF, go here, and then at checkout, be sure to enter the promo code BOOTUP14 for eligible boots — now through October 31, 2014.

Buying Tip:  Do note that the 20% OFF is on top of the price you see!

   

There are thousands of top brand boots included in this sale in just about every style.  We found some GREAT finds from Frye, Ralph Lauren, Ariat, Cole Haan, Sperry, Justin, Nine West, Western Chief for Kids and hundreds more.  Not only did we find a huge selection of fashion boots, we even found work safety boots and rain boots in all sizes.

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Examples of 20% off  savings:

:: Western Chief Rain Boots (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid Select Styles) – Drops to $20.79 after 20% OFF 

    

:: Northside Cheyenne Boys Hiking Boot (Little Kid/Big Kid) – Drops to $19.95 after 20% OFF 

 

:: Bandolino Women’s Isannah Leather Boot – Drops to $32.95 after 20% OFF 

:: See all the boots that qualify for the extra 20% OFF here.

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Big Discounts On Books, CDs and More At The Friends Of The Fort Worth Library Big Book Biannual Sale

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Be sure and put the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Biannual Book Sale on your calendar — October 18 (members only) and October 24 to 26. During this bargain basement public sale, you’ll be able to choose from thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, children’s books, music CDs, and moreBooks are always a GREAT deal at this sale, and because all proceeds benefit the Fort Worth library system, all purchases will be tax-free as well!  Here’s the scoop:

Details, Details

Members Only Sale (Held in the Bookstore)
50% OFF and tax-free sale at the bookstore.
Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Public Sale (Held in the Chapter 2 Annexes)
$1 admission; children and members free.
Friday, October 24,  9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 25,  9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$15 All you can fit in a box (they will provide the boxes).
Sunday, October 26, 
Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Where:  The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Book Store is
located at 5332 Trail Lake Drive, in the Wedgwood Village
Shopping Center (South on Trail Lake Drive, off Loop 820).  The Chapter 2 Annexes are located in the same shopping center as the bookstore in suite numbers 5318 and 5334.

Other helpful tidbits: MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted. All proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Library. To learn more, call the Friends Book Store, 817-346-2255.

::  Go here to learn more about the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Biannual Book Sale

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20% OFF Boots for Men, Women, and Kids — Top Brands Like Frye, Ralph Lauren, Ariat, & More

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Get an extra 20% OFF  (on top of already discounted sale prices!) Women’s, Men’s, and Kids fashion, western, rain and work boots at Amazon’s fall boot sale.  To get the 20% OFF, go here, and then at checkout, be sure to enter the promo code BOOTUP14 for eligible boots — now through October 31, 2014.

Buying Tip:  Do note that the 20% OFF is on top of the price you see!

   

There are thousands of top brand boots included in this sale in just about every style.  We found some GREAT finds from Frye, Ralph Lauren, Ariat, Cole Haan, Sperry, Justin, Nine West, Western Chief for Kids and hundreds more.  Not only did we find a huge selection of fashion boots, we even found work safety boots and rain boots in all sizes.

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Examples of 20% off  savings:

:: Western Chief Rain Boots (Toddler/Little Kid/Big Kid Select Styles) – Drops to $20.79 after 20% OFF 

    

:: Northside Cheyenne Boys Hiking Boot (Little Kid/Big Kid) – Drops to $19.95 after 20% OFF 

 

:: Bandolino Women’s Isannah Leather Boot – Drops to $32.95 after 20% OFF 

:: See all the boots that qualify for the extra 20% OFF here.

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30% OFF Amazon Promo Code for Toys with Amazon Mom

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Amazon has been churning out great promotions this week — this 30% OFF toys deal is another great one worth sharing

Amazon 30% OFF promo code

“Amazon Mom” members can use the promo code TOYS2014 at checkout to save an extra 30% on hundreds of eligible top brand toys from Melissa & Doug, Battat Toys, Green Toys,  Manhattan and more through October 12, 2014.  Not an Amazon Mom Member? Try Amazon Mom Prime for FREE here.

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Examples of 30% off  savings:

:: Melissa & Doug Car Carrier – Drops to $12.59 after 30% OFF
(Reg.  $19.99)

:: Melissa & Doug Princess Costume Set – Drops to $15.89 after 30% OFF (Reg.  $29.99)  Several other costume designs for boys and girls are available also.

:: Hape Galloping Zebra Cart — Drops to $35.32 after 30% OFF (Reg.  $69.99)

:: Dalmation Vet Kit — Drops to $17.14 after 30% OFF
(Reg.  $35.99)

Secret Sauce Savings Tips:  You will need to sign up for Amazon Mom in order for the promo code to work.  You can sign up for free for 30 days here.  Also, the savings discount only applies to this group of eligible toys from Amazon.com and will not work on other products or those sold by third-party merchants.

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Up to 40% OFF Light & Motion Bike Safety Lights at LeftLane Sports PLUS $10 OFF Through Friday

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Cyclists, if you are starting to run out of daylight on your morning & evening rides, check out this great deal we found on 5-star rated Light & Motion Urban bicycle safety lights over at LeftLane Sports. Here’s the scoop…

:: Light & Motion Urban 400 Light drops to $64.95 with $10 OFF LeftLane Sports new member credit (retails for $109.99).  We did the research while we were looking for a light ourselves — this is a 5-star rated light and very highly rated by commuter cyclists.  It’s known for its light power, increasing visibility, and delivering a safer riding experience.  Personally, we are buying these lights for all of our family bikes so that we can better see potential obstacles on the roadway, as well as to be easily seen by drivers. 

:: There are 5 different cyclist light options available in the Light & Motion light sale.  Learn more here.

…And Here’s the Scoop on LeftLane Sports’ HOT $10 Credit Offer For New Members!

It’s a great time to get signed-up for LeftLane Sports daily deals!  When you sign up for the first time, you’ll get $10 credited to your account to use towards any LeftLane Sports  order of $50 or more ~ including these already discounted Light and Motion Bike Lights!  It looks like you have 6 months to use the credit before it expires, but other than that, there are no other strings attached (love that!). Do note that the $10 credit is only offered for new account sign-ups and that it is FREE to join.   Go here to sign up for free and get the $10 credit!

How to get the $10 OFF LeftLane Sports credit:

  1. Join LeftLane Sports for FREE and get a $10 Credit. Once you are signed up as a new member, a $10 credit will be waiting for you to use on your minimum $50 Purchase.
  2. Find and select the Light and Motion sale by scrolling through the discount “boutiques” listed on LeftLane Sports (look for this image).
  3. Make your purchase before Friday. This sale goes away on Friday, so you will not want to wait!  As usual with LeftLane Sports, many items do sell out.

New to LeftLane Sports?  It’s a members-only (joining is free!) daily deal website featuring top endurance, outdoor, and sports brands — like Pearl Izumi, Asics, Columbia, Patagonia, and Camelbak — at typically 50-70% off retail price!  Whether you run, cycle, hike, camp, or swim they’ve got you covered with great daily sales.  Membership is free, and since I invited you, you’ll receive an instant $10 shopping credit towards your first purchase!   Learn more or join here free to get the $10 credit.

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