Pumpkin Toadstools

• 22 October 2009

I saw this cover and knew this was a project for me for a few reasons...1. our porch needed some attention in the pumpkin category...2. friends gifted us a bunch of squash...and 3. I love toadstools. So one morning while the girls were away at school or playgroup, my son and I donned aprons and set to work. We had such a good time and he loved the one-on-one time so much that half way through the project he told me spontaneously that he loved me. It was so sweet! What a good reminder to spend more time like this with my children individually.

Here is Martha's version:



































...and our version:


17 comments:

  1. I loved this Living cover when I saw it too, and I tucked it away in my inspiration folder. My gourds are already serving a different function this year, but next fall I plan to make some of these toadstools to put at the base of the large pine tree in my yard.

    What a fun little project for you and your son! Your toadstools turned out so cute.

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  2. I saw your porch and it looks even better in person! They turned out so cute ... I'll have to try these.

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  4. Those are gorgeous, great idea. Will definitely have to remember that next year.

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  5. I love it, I'm going to try it too! My porch needs a little dressing up for fall. How fun to have one on one time with L. xoxo

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  6. LOVE this! nice work, steph. yours looks really awesome

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  7. what an awesome idea, yours looks just like the cover of the magazine! They are so cute, I will have to remember that for next year!

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  8. That looks great! I want to try this with my fairy loving daughter!

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  9. Such a cute idea! Very whimsical and classy at the same time!

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  10. Job well done! There are some really great ideas this year in Martha's magazine.:)

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  11. I like yours better than the Martha cover. Thanks for sharing!!

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  12. Not bad! You're just missing the rocks! I've never seen that idea. Clever!

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  13. I too saw that cover and thought it was darling, yours is very cute also.
    I wanted to tell you how disappointed I was in that new restaurant COmmunal that you recommended. I was completely amazed that you recommended it. After 5 things, dessert and a bill of $80.00 the three of us were still hungry and we are small people. I don't know how they will ever make it, not to mention in Utah county. I hope no one else goes there because it is definately not worth the price or atmosphere. Just thought you should know.

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  14. You guys are so sweet to say so many nice things...I am loving your ideas as well. Andrea, I wish I had a big tree in my yard so I could place these at the base like you recommended and I love the fairy party idea too.

    Rach, I am sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at Communal. While I agree that it is on the spendy side, and probably more of a "special occasion" restaurant, the food I received on both occasions was delicious. Did you have a chance to try the butterscotch pots de cremes or the scallops? Heaven.

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  15. those toad stools are PERFECT in every way!

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