10/3/10

We're Ready For More Marshmallows

Ready for The Chill
We went out and bought landscaping bricks last weekend and set this up after dark with Sebastian's assistance. We toasted (burned) marshmallows that first night and hot dogs the next. There is no longer an excuse to wait until my house is clean to have friends over!

Ready for The Chill
We're two bricks short of a fire pit, though! Ha! Maybe next weekend we'll get around to that part.

My dad was an Eagle Scout so I know how to build a mean fire. Now all we need are some fantastically large tree stumps to sit on while we're wrapped up in blankets and swap stories from high school. I've got graham crackers and marshmallows stocked!

Fire pit + chilly nights = favorite thing about fall!

xoxo,
Rachel

26 comments:

Desiree Fawn said...

Oh wow, that looks fantastic! :) What a great space to have in your backyard!

Chrissy said...

That looks like fun! What a nice place in your backyard!

agiraffeinascarf said...

How lovely! I wish I had more backward space.

Sophie Laughton-Mutu said...

Brilliant idea for friends and family! :)

Kate said...

What fun!

Gussy said...

that's so fun! good for you for just "doing it" -- it's never going to be perfect {you know what i mean} :]

hollysarah said...

awesome! This looks like so much fun, can we come over?!

smilymel said...

I've recently dug a fire-pit in my back garden, but haven't got around to trying it yet (too much rain!). I'm also on the lookout for a couple of good logs for seats. Can't wait for a nice evening without too much to do to get out there and cook some sausages!

Cat said...

Love it! Thanks, also, for the Tweet Baby link...I've been looking for an amber necklace for my little one.

Leigh said...

So lovely! I cannot wait to have my own yard (no more apartment) so that we can have a fire pit!

Busy Bee Handmade said...

What a fab idea...it is spring where I live but it still gets cool in the evening. I will be suggesting this project to my hubbie for this coming weekend!

Tonya said...

you made me laugh out loud on that, "two bricks short of a fire pit." too cute.

Kate said...

Love the fire pit... makes me want one!
- Kate
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Erin Lang Norris said...

I should have went your route for a fire pit rather than wasting my entire spring (and like 3 bottles of ibuprofen) making ours. Yours looks so much more inviting! I still cringe at mine from time to time...I totally resent it!

And YES to logs around the fire! :)

~3iNnA~ said...

Thats really cool. I wonder if I could have this in our backyard. Not sure if it is allow or not? Thanks for the idea. Now I want some marshmallows and graham cracker...mmmm.

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Vera said...

that looks amazing Rachel! soo cozy, love it!

katie said...

so fun! my husband built us one last spring and it's sad to say we've only used it once or twice. (stupid mosquito-y summer!) I think I need to go buy some marshmallows as a reminder for us to get out there a few more times before it gets too cold.

Kendra said...

That looks great! I wish I had a yard to make a fire in. I love fire pits and marshmallows :)

Lesley said...

so warm, cozy and fun!

Serena said...

I think I want you to adopt me :-)

Joyeful said...

It's so fun to sit by the fire in your own backyard! What a fun mommy you are, my dear! My boys built a fire pit last year and I looove it :) They went camping this past weekend and ate a whole bunch of hot dogs and gooey burnt marshmallows...mmmmmm.

MandiCoulter said...

what a great little spot :)

The Design Boards said...

I've been dying for some cooler weather so we can start our fire pit, I think we might actually be able to get ours going this weekend. There is nothing better than sitting by a fire on a cool night...

Road Less Traveled said...

swings in trees and fires are what fall days and night should be made of-- love, love, love

Bekka said...

This is hands-down my favorite thing about summer/early fall. When we bought out house last year, a fire pit was the first improvement we made to the property. However, I'm sad about the current burn-ban our county is currently under..really hoping for a good rain soon so I can get back to the fire pit. :)