How to Carve a Pumpkin
The only thing that matters to me is that my pumpkin is better than other people's. See that? I totally have my priorities straight.
| Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils |
Of course, knowing where to get free stencils helps. (And because I'm a benevolent competitor, I'll even share them with you.)
| How to Choose Pumpkins for Carving and Cooking |
The first step is to pick a pumpkin suitable for carving. I still have nightmares about the year I tried to get fancy and carve one of those white pumpkin-like gourds. I thought it would look extra spooky, all pale and ghostly on my porch. I forgot that gourds have thicker hides that are almost impossible to cut through.
| Halloween Safety: Carving and Displaying Pumpkins Safely |
Also: Please don't hurt yourself either carving or showing off your jack o'lantern. Injuries are not festive and should be avoided.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
8 First Aid Tips You'll Actually Use
Years ago, when my sister took her turn at trying to add her fingertips to the salad, I sat in the back seat with her on the way to the emergency room. My mother commended me on holding her hand above her heart, to slow the bleeding. I didn't have the heart to tell her that I was trying to keep the blood off my shirt.
| 5 Reasons to Call 911 |
Sometimes, though, you don't want to wait for your blood-phobic sister to help you get to the ER. At those times, call 911 immediately.
| 9 First Aid Skills That Can Really Save a Life |
This is a favorite Hubley skill: Using an Epi-pen. When you're allergic to the earth, it's a good idea to be prepared.
| What Should You Have in Your First Aid Kit? |
My friends find it hilarious that I travel with a first aid kit at all times. This is perhaps because they're not as accident-prone, but I still maintain it's a good idea.