Is it just me, or is carving a pumpkin extremely difficult?

Last year, my sad little jack-o-lantern looked like a pig, which would have been fine if that was the look I was going for. Unfortunately, it was not.

So, this year I have vowed to carve a pumpkin that will make the whole neighborhood jealous! Ok, fine, maybe it won't make anyone jealous, but I want to display my pumpkin proudly without worrying that trick-or-treaters are laughing at my pumpkin carving skills.

I found a great list on mentalfloss.com to help me carve the pumpkin of my Halloween dreams. With tips like leaving the top on your pumpkin to help contain moisture, to keeping your jack-o-lantern in the refrigerator to delay the decaying process.

This year, I will conquer pumpkins with pro-status carving abilities and it's all thanks to mentalfloss! Check out the full list of 11 Tips for Carving Better Pupmkins on the metalfloss website.

[via mentalfloss.com]