I received products from Pumpkin Masters for this review in exchange for my honest opinion.
How many of you are going out to pick your pumpkins for Halloween or have already done so? That's where we were yesterday -- PUMPKIN HUNTING!
Usually we go down to the supermarket to pick out our pumpkins, but this year we had a treat. I was contacted by Pumpkin Masters to do a review of their several of their kits and lights, so we made a special trip to find some perfect pumpkins. After our trip of almost an hour and a half, we reached our destination. What a bountiful supply of pumpkins!
It was a long search in 80+ degree weather (that's the desert for you), but we found all the pumpkins that we found pleasing to us. We even got one sweet pumpkin to bake with.
This Sunday will be our carving day! We are all excited at the prospect of carving with our Pumpkin Master Kits. I got the following kits and lights to review from Pumpkin Masters: Pumpkin Carving Kit, Kid's Carving Kit, Surface Carving Kit, Decorative Patches Pumpkin Tool Kit, and their two Xtreme Strobe Flashing LED Lights - clear and multi-colored.
I have always been wary of using knives when carving our pumpkins. My husband used to be a chef and demands that the knives be kept very sharp. We did not let any of our kids carve pumpkins until they were almost teens for fear of them creating a real Halloween horror story. It's so nice to know that even younger children as young as 3 can carve their own pumpkin with Pumpkin Masters Kids.
Now it was time to get to carving. You get everything you need to clean and carve your pumpkin using a kit from Pumpkin Masters. All the instructions needed to carve a great looking pumpkin are right on the back of the package. I basically followed to the letter but because we keep the pumpkins indoors (we don't have any neighbors within a 1/4 mile of us to show our pumpkins off to out here in our lonely desert), I cut a hole in the top rather than the bottom as recommended. It's what we always do.
It was then time to get the design traced onto the pumpkin. I traced and punched the pattern out with the tools provided. It came out that I had a dot-to-dot pattern on my pumpkin that made it a breeze to cut out with the special carving tools provided as per the instructions.
Do you have a Show Stopper of a Pumpkin? – This Halloween don’t let your neighbors be the only ones to view your work of art. Pumpkin Masters is searching for carving talent as part of its annual Pumpkin Masters’ Carving Contest. Submit an image of your pumpkin on Facebook or Instagram using #PumpkinMasters2013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter for the chance to win one of six prizes, including $5,000 for the Best Pumpkin. Contest and category details, as well as carving tips and carving kits can be found on the Pumpkin Masters’ site. Hurry and submit before Oct. 31!
Visit the Pumpkin Masters Pinterest page for inspiration and PumpkinMasters.com for instructional carving videos, free pumpkin patterns, an IPad app, SimplyCreate.com for recipes and more and follow them on Facebook.
One person is going to win the exact items that I reviewed from Pumpkin Masters! This is a real quick giveaway, and will end on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Open to US residents only.
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Many thanks to the sponsor who provided a product or sample for this Review and Giveaway. I received no monetary compensation. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Must be 18 years or older to win. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." This Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Google, Facebook, or Twitter. Good Luck!