It’s Fall & we finally have a backyard to hang out in!! A couple of nights ago we decided to break out the fire-pit (given to us by our friends, Amy & Greg) and do S’Mores.
It was so beautiful to just sit out in the brisk night with sweats on & to warm our bare feet near the fire…
It was just Dave & Christian (& of course Ashby!) and me, but we had enough s’mores for 6+ people.
And of course Christian helped find the perfect sticks…
…To get those marshmallows cooked to perfection. (image below from flicker) I have to admit, I was definitely out of practice & lit my first one on fire– oops! I like them golden brown slow-cooked….
Christian had the best time with Daddy:
S’Mores are so good I can’t even handle it!!! (image from here
) This is only the second time Dave’s EVER had them!!!
After burning the first one to smitherines, I learned to concentrate a bit more…
While I’m so happy with my perfect little fire pit, I wouldn’t mind one of these built-in ones below… (image from strawbridgefarm.com) and am now working up plans & a yard location in my mind for the future. (don’t worry, WAY future!)
Love this one too from Country Living. The big boulders for sitting are so fun:
How fun does this look?!! )(below CL)
Mmmm mmm… some pretty roasting marshmallows… (CL)
And of course House Beautiful does a fire pit in style, below. I’d love to have this many adirondacks for a big party:
If you don’t have a fire pit (or the time to make one) I found a few places with pretty ones. The artisan John Tunger
makes beautiful ones:
Front Gate of course has some nice ones but they’re on the pricier side and if I were going to SPEND on a fire pit (some are in the thousands… granite, marble, etc.) I’d rather have one built…
I think this one is beautiful from Smith + Hawken:
Target carries a large variety. Check out this pagoda fire pit:
This one is beautiful:
Target also carries Smith + Hawken. Love the copper bowls:
This one is around $100:
I found this one on Washington Spaces but Target carries it:
Here’s a beauty from Design Within Reach for $350:
(image from kelly shiroevents.com) So if you need something to do on a cool Fall night….
… There’s always this:
And don’t forget the key ingredients!!!
Hope you get to enjoy this simple pleasure!!!
also- thanks so much for all the kind words/ encouragement about my house!! (previous post) You don’t know how much it means to me!!!