1) Give your pumpkins a bath in 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. Soak them stem side down to keep them from bobbing up out of the water. 2) After letting them sit for 10 minutes or so, dry them off and then buff with Vaseline and a soft cloth to make them shiny.
Save Money! Grow some of your own food and can or freeze it. When you shop, build your meals around what’s on sale (and what you have coupons for). Only use coupons when buying things you actually use. When cooking things like beans, cook a lot and freeze some or make freezer meals from leftovers. This way you have quick to fix meals rather than grabbing fast food. You also don't get tired of the same leftovers many nights/days in a row. Get creative and see how much you can save.