To get in the spirit of harvest, pumpkins, and coziness we loaded our hoodlums up on a weekend and went to the local tree farm... who sells pumpkins in the fall :)
This is seriously the best I could get with all three kiddos.
After our trip to get pumpkins, they sat scattered around the entire front yard as the boys played "pumpkin patch" and their mother got enough gumption to place them strategically and look decent. ;) We had a cart load of pumpkins/gourds and three straw bales, this totaled about $45. BUT we did not have to pay an expensive admission fee to get into a fancy place with games, and such. Don't get me wrong, those places are fun, but with three kiddos under five...it's just not something we need to do every year. Our kiddos got to enjoy the "experience" and fun that goes along with picking out pumpkins, and they don't even know that they are missing anything! So... this counts as "seasonal" budget costs and "entertainment" budgets costs in my book!
These little wood slices give a little more dimension and rustic look to a simple pumpkin. They were leftover from my sisters wedding and I took them off her hands for a couple bucks each. The chair they are sitting on has been around for about 4 years. It was a $4 garage sale find, and has been used outside the entire time it's held up great to the elements!
The corn on the cobs came straight out of our field. They missed a few stalks so of course I made Jerrad drive me out there to grab them!
I also decorated our mailbox with a straw bale, corn stalks, and a few pumpkins and squash but forgot to get a picture of that :) Parker never seen me decorate it... so he told my cousin that our neighbor must have done it... HAHAHAHAHA!
Have you put any decor outside for the season? Let me know!