Tagged fall

Fall Decor House Tour

Fall has arrived in the Fox Valley and I’ve been decorating the house. Or as Squishy says “You are making it Halloween in here!” I’ve been taking photos as I’ve finished areas, so I thought I would take you on a little fall decor house tour! Let’s start at the front door, shall we?

front steps decorated for fall, pumpkin stack, scarecrow
It’s Scarecrow Fest weekend, so we added a little guy that Squishy named Harvey. We’re waiting for someone to show up on our doorstep worried about the toddler left out in the cold. The pumpkin stack and gourd are from Frank Pumpkin Farm near Atkinson, IL.

rat silhouettes climbing steps, pumpkins, skull, fall decor
Yes, those are rats on the steps. Aren’t they cute? They’re Martha Stewart from Michael’s. They were on sale and I had a coupon, so I just couldn’t resist them.

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Chippy Prototype at Oktoberfest

Last weekend we went up to Hunter Mountain for Oktoberfest with a couple friends. Chippy went along for the fun!

There were lots of people there!

And a band up in front of the lodge. Are they really playing “Sweet Home Alabama” ? This is Oktoberfest in upstate NY, right?

I was too scared of heights, but my husband and our friend The Filmonista took Chippy up on the ski lift to enjoy the view.

Chippy don’t jump, we’re too high up!

Much cozier to be safe in her scarf!

It was getting late in the day, time to get back down to the ground.

Chippy thought they should go to the beer tent after braving the ski lift. Time to take this little squirrel home!

Would you like your own little squirrel to take out on adventures? You can now find this little guy, Acorn the Tiny Squirrel Plush in my shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Skippy and a Walk in the Woods


Yesterday we went out for a drive around edge of Catskill Mountain Park and of course Skippy Prototype had to go with. All of the trees are so beautiful right now with every color of fall. We found a little path off of the road to go walking on.


There were so many places along the path to take in all of the beauty. Skippy got down in the fallen leaves so that he could smell them all. The sent of maple, oak and sycamore mixed together is such a wonderful thing.


He loved the look of this hill, all of the leaves making a perfect carpet, so nice and crunchy beneath your feet.


He thought that this log was a perfect place to take in the views.

Skippy was soon very tired and asked for a shoulder ride back to the car.


This was quite a big adventure for a little squirrel, after all Skippy is a house squirrel.  He was so excited to come home and tell all of the others what fun he had.