Our church, Crosspoint, held a Ladies Night Out event last night! The whole night was so much fun and the theme was Pinterest. I was terrified when I was asked to present a project to 240 ladies!
I’m a mommy by day, and a blogger/ pinster by night;). Pinster- a pinning gangster. I’m not used to speaking to large groups without the filters of a computer screen, spellcheck, and wearing pajamas. Hence the terror, I was going to essentially be naked! But I was up for a fun challenge:) I chose to show a few DIY pumpkins inspired by Pinterest! Here are the slides from the presentation!
The Chevron Pumpkin:
The Polka Dot Pumpkin: (pairs well with the chevron pumpkin)
The Filigree Pumpkin:
The Metallic Pumpkins:
The Ribbons & Bow Pumpkin:
The Patterned Pumpkin:
The Monogram Pumpkin:
The Present Pumpkin:
The Honey Do Pumpkin:)
Soaking carved and/or cut pumpkins in bleach water eliminates bacteria on the raw surfaces, slowing down the process of molding and deterioration. Pumpkins last longer!
The Chalkboard Pumpkin: (love this one for the littles)
The Tea Light Pumpkin: Attendees took home a mini pumpkin and tea light in a goody bag, so that they could make this one at home!
I finished here and inserted a funny, “I don’t know about you, but I don’t care how many hours I spend on Pinterest…….pretty sure that I would not be able to pull off this handpainted pumpkin myself!” Seriously though! And we gave these handpainted pumpkins by the artist Ivy Breen to a random person in the audience. I forgot to mention that Ivy Breen is my mother! I just called her a local artist…….which she totally is, and it just sounds more fabulous that way too!
Guess what guys! I think I did alright. I mean I totally dropped the clip on microphone system, and an audience member had to lend assistance. I also had a nervous sweat circle on the back of my tshirt…….but it’s fall, so it was totally covered by my cardigan;). And I don’t remember a minute of the presentation so I’m guessing I raced through it! But I survived;). And then I had a blast listening to the other presenters, and visiting with friends. Thank you to Robin Henderson for inviting me to sit at your over the top circus themed table. Your creativity is too much! Thanks to Ashley and Kellsi for coming, it really helped to know you were there too;). And I leave you with a few pictures from the fabulous Deborah’s DIY photo booth.