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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 Thanksgiving Printable Chalkboard Art

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Prepare your home and hearts for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration with FREE printable art from fellow blogger, A Bird and a Bean.  This lovely chalkboard design prints on standard letter paper and then trims to fit a standard frame.

:: Download your FREE Thanksgiving printable here.

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10 Columbus Day Sale Coupons Worth Checking Out — 50% OFF at Michael’s, 25% OFF at World Market & More

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Here’s a nice collection of savings coupons for Fort Worth and Dallas retailers, valid this week (and beyond in some cases)! 

Secret Sauce Savings Tip:  Note that you can print these out as many times as you need them, but typically you can only use one per store visit.  Read the “birdseed” for each coupon.

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Big Lots 20% OFF Entire Purchase This Weekend

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This weekend, Big Lots is offering a special 20% OFF your entire purchase deal. This is a great time to fill in the gap on your food pantry, personal care items, office/school supplies and other household items.

There are two different ways to get 20% Off at Big Lots this weekend:

  1. Saturday, October 4:  If you are a Buzz Club Rewards members you can get a head-start on saving 20%.  Show your rewards card at checkout after 2PM on Saturday to get the 20% OFF your entire purchase. You can easily  become a Buzz Club Member online for FREE, here.
  2.  Sunday, October 5:  Print out the 20% OFF coupon you’ll find here (no membership needed) and use it anytime during Big Lot’s Sunday store hours to get the 20% OFF your total purchase.

Find a Big Lots Store location near you, here.

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REMINDER — FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card When You Buy $50 in Gift Cards Ends Sept. 30

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Just a reminder that if you haven’t jumped on this hot $10 Amazon Credit offer yet, it ends September 30th

Amazon Gift Cards Free 10 with 50

Amazon is running a nice gift card promotion for eligible customers  get a FREE $10 Amazon Credit/Gift Card emailed to you when you purchase at least $50 in Amazon.com gift cards by September 30, 2014. You can even send the gift card to yourself if you have a purchase you need to make or even better, surprise someone and make their day!  Read more

:: Go here to learn more.

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IT’S BACK — FREE $10 Amazon Gift Card When You Buy $50 in Gift Cards

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We heard from several of our happy readers who saved a nice bundle with this free $10 Amazon deal a few months ago. This offer is back for eligible customers, but only for a short time

Amazon Gift Cards Free 10 with 50

Amazon is running a nice gift card promotion for eligible customers  get a FREE $10 Amazon Credit/Gift Card emailed to you when you purchase at least $50 in Amazon.com gift cards by September 30, 2014. You can even send the gift card to yourself if you have a purchase you need to make or even better, surprise someone and make their day!

Here’s how it works:

1.  Go here to find out if you are eligible for Amazon’s FREE $10 Gift Card deal. The promotion details will indicate if you are eligible.

2.  Purchase at least $50 in Amazon.com gift cards by September 30, 2014, and if you are eligible, Amazon will email you a $10 promo code to spend at Amazon.com.  There are 100s of gift card styles from which to choose (birthday, thank you, “thinking about you” — just about any occasion or holiday that comes to mind).

3.  Decide how you want to receive your gift card(s).  Amazon gift cards can be sent via email to use or give immediately, printed at home (so that you can save it or give as a gift), or sent through postal mail. They will even be shipped with FREE One-Day Shipping if you go the postal route.

4.  Redeem your gift card anywhere, anytime on Amazon for millions of items. Your purchased gift card never expires.

Buy $50 Amazon Gift Card, get $10 FREE!

:: Go here to get the FREE $10 Gift Card or learn more about the promotion details.

Secret Sauce Buying Tips: While Amazon Gift cards can be used anywhere on Amazon.com, items you purchase with the $10 gift card promo code need to come from Amazon, not a 3rd party seller, in order for the promo code to work.  Also, you will need to complete your purchase with the $10 promo code no later than October 31, 2014, as it expires (the $50 gift card you purchase will never expire).  Lastly, there is a limit of one $10 credit promo code per customer.

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FREE Printable Summer Time Chalkboard Art

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With all the back-to-school buzz in full force, you might need a little reminder that the lazy days of summer are not yet over!  Here’s a great way to do just thatprint out this FREE chalkboard printable from creative blogger, ishouldbemoppingthefloor (isn’t that the truth?).  This fun summer time design prints on standard letter paper and then trims to fit an 8 x 10 frame — perfect!

:: Download your FREE Summer Time And The Living Is Easy chalkboard printable here.

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