Turning Two, a topiary, cranberries and more


Hi friends,
It seems like Autumn is just flying by around here.  But I wanted to share a little bit of our Autumn with you today.
My pumpkin topiary is made from real pumpkins purchased at our favorite little pumpkin patch.
The tutorial for this is as simple as can be.  Find a good size urn...mine came from Wally World, on clearance for $5.
Pick out some colorful pumpkins in various sizes, remove stems except for the one on top and stack!  It helps to eye up your pumpkin sizes and try stacking before buying.
I then added a few colorful autumn pics and few more pumpkins around the base.  And little grand-daughter added a few colorful leaves she picked up from our yard!
Now how's that for easy peasy!

This past Saturday, we celebrated Addison's 2nd birthday.
Since she is an October baby and loves Dora, we just combined the two for a Dora in the pumpkin patch theme.

Some yummy frosting and trying to steer clear from her Mother's washcloth.

It's always fun when your cousin and bff Chloe comes to help celebrate!  Actually Chloe is Addison's Mommy's first cousin but cousin 1st or once removed...all the same!

Her expression when we sang Happy Birthday to her was priceless!

Early this morning this fellow walked right up to one of our living room windows!  We see a lot of deer in our yard but seldom the bucks.  Autumn is in full swing around here, as you can see we have had some trees drop their leaves already.
In a few weeks I will be heading to Phoenix to visit my son and his family.  I am really looking forward to this and getting lot's of hugs and cuddles with little Calista.

Here she is now at 14 months of age!  It's hard when you only get see them a couple times a year but I am sure hoping we can bond again.
Well that's it for me right now.
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Show off
Tutorials and Tips @ Stonegable
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch