Maybe I'm coming to this realization late, but when it comes to decor, sometimes you need to compromise your adult tastes to keep the littlest members of the household happy. In our house, Autumn and Halloween decorations should fall on the fun and simple side, can't be too scary and definitely nothing that howls, screeches, chatters or otherwise terrifies a 3 year old! Lucky for us, The Home Depot sent us a little gift that was just what Chloe would have picked herself:
The mini hay bales are from a local farm. I'll be moving them out to the base of the stairs and sit our carved pumpkin there for Halloween. I've never used hay bales before - I think they're my new favourite fall decoration! These mini pumpkins are the only ones that have survived the last two weeks - our city squirrels and raccoons seem to like eating them.