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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. Mother and military spouse. Artist and creative expert. Homemaker. Master of anxiety. Friends with pain. My husband is my best friend, and my inner circle knows they can count on me for anything. Adopter of shelter cats. Lover of greyhounds. Enjoys birds, nature and fossils. Child at heart. Can't get enough of My Little Pony, Care Bears and Power Rangers. I watch too much Investigation Discovery. And I hoard books, pops and anything cat related.
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."
My Hocus Pocus pumpkin. Painted and sealed all by myself
My Hocus Pocus pumpkin. Painted and sealed all by myself
A side-by-side of my pumpkin and the original that is sold on Etsy that I cannot afford.
A side-by-side of my pumpkin and the original that is sold on Etsy that I cannot afford.

So I stumbled across this woman that makes hand painted signs on Instagram. And she has an Etsy shop that's amazing. Last year she debuted these incredible Hocus Pocus signs and pumpkins. But they were anywhere from $40-65. I never have that kind of money for something like that because I know I can easily make it myself. I never did get to it last year, but I made a point of buying something to paint the cute design on earlier this month. I already owned all the paint and brushes. So today I sat down and did the work. 

 

Tah-dah! 

 

And it only cost me $5 for the chunky wooden pumpkin from Target. It's painted with acrylics and sealed with Krylon. I love it. Just a bunch of Hocus Pocus, you know.