Watch This Mesmerizing Pumpkin Carving Video of the Sanderson Sisters, Wednesday Addams, and the Grady Twins
If the first step to fall is a visit to the pumpkin patch, then the second is carving something spooky in the pumpkin. While some stick to the classic jagged toothed smile or witch on a broom, James Hall, expert pumpkin carver and season six winner of Food Network’s Halloween Wars, took it a step further with these decked-out versions of everyone’s favorite Halloween porch accessory. Watch him transform these gourds into our favorite characters from The Addams Family, The Shining, and Hocus Pocus.
WEDNESDAY ADDAMS PUMPKIN CARVING
Hands down the moodiest television teen we’ve yet to encounter, Wednesday embodies all things Halloween year-round with her iconic black dress and perfectly pressed collared shirt. The seemingly emotionless expression on her face lets you know she’s not here for fun and games… at least not the kind we’re used to.
THE GRADY TWINS Pumpkin Carving
From the cult classic The Shining, these girls started the trend of creepy twins. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t watch the scene through our fingers as they said their signature line “Come play with us.” The pumpkin version of this scene is no less frightful with its ghoulish glow.
THE SANDERSON SISTERS Pumpkin Carving
Say hello to the witchiest of the witches! These sisters will curse you if you look at them the wrong way, so don’t stare too hard. From the skulls lingering in the background to the brooms supporting their floating heads, this lantern looks like it came right out of the witches’ cauldron.
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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