Photobucket     Photobucket        

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Fire Pit Patio Dressed For Fall

Welcome to the fire pit patio...Sassy is here to greet you! Would you like a hamburger or hot dog? Or...maybe you would like to roast some marshmallows on a cool autumn night. lol...I would invite you over if I could!



We love sitting out here on these cool crisp nights and just relax around the fire. I went all out with the mums this year as you can see. I think they are at their peek now. Unfortunately from here they will just go down hill. Darn! I just love all the color...





As you can see we have a grill/rack inside the pit that can be removed. I meant to take it out for the pics...oops! oh well. I've mentioned before that Kevin does alot of cooking out here, everything from hot dogs to steaks. It's kind of like camping in a way! lol...This is his favorite spot!



I kept the cushions from the spring and summer months. They blended pretty well with the fall colors.



I found the scarecrow pillows at Kirkland's. I thought they were pretty cute!




The whole patio...




You might remember we had a tree replaced last year...well, it died too! I think the stress of 115 temps was just too much. Kevin took out the dead tree (actually he pushed on it and it snapped...he fell and rolled on the ground...LOL! I'm sure he didn't want me to tell you that) Anyway, since the magazine was coming I spruced up the hole in the ground with a scarecrow, mum, and pumpkins. Better than a dead tree! lol....




Well, that's the fire pit patio dressed for fall! We have some good times out there...





I will have a fall giveaway soon! I'm getting some things together.





I am also listing several new items in my Etsy store over the next few days. I had to put things on hold for a while, but I will be restocking now.





I am also going to show you Chase's room...it's done, all except for a few accessories here and there. The solid black bedding had to go...I'll show you what I did soon.




I'm joining Susan at BNOTP for Met Monday and Carrie at Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday and Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.




29 comments:

Stacey said...

Kristen, that looks like the perfect spot to spend a cool evening outside. I'd love a marshmallow, burned please. :)

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That looks so very pretty Kristen. I love all your Fall colors. Great area to gather with friends and family indeed! Enjoy!!~

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Your yard and patio are both so beautiful and inviting! Love what you did to the dead tree area. Looks great!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous!!!!

NanaDiana said...

Kristen- It looks beautiful out there! I love the firepit area. We don't use ours nearly enough...sad. Glad you get a lot of use out of yours!

Your mums look fantastic. Ours are almost gone already. I dread this next few weeks..the one between cold and colder! Hope you have a great Sunday night- xo Diana

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Kristen! This looks like a great area to sit and just enjoy with your family or with some friends. I love mums when they are at this point, too. I've enjoyed seeing them used all around the new neighborhood.

Carol said...

Great outdoor space!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kisten, your patio is wonderful. I love it and such a lovely place to sit and relax. YOur scarecrow items are way toooooooo cute. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Everything looks so pretty Kristen and those scarecrow pillows are just too cute!! Martina

Heather said...

Lovely backyard! The benches look so inviting to spend an afternoon reading a book.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sassy and Kristen!
She is too cute. I hope she made it into the magazine. That would be adorable to see her.

Your colorful mums are gorgeous! Wow! Can you believe I didn't even buy any this year? It's the first time I haven't since we have lived in this house. It must be my desire to move. I feel blah with my decorating and can't wait to get started on the new home.

I love what you did with the dead tree spot. That looks great.

Enjoy your yard. I'll take a burger please. Yum! :)

Paula said...

Your fire pit area looks like such a relaxing space day or night. I love all of your mums. Hope you have many cool fall nights to be out there enjoying a fire.

(I just came inside and was enjoying our fire pit. 'Tis the season!)

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

Your patio is gorgeous! Those huge mums and warm fire pit, love it all!
Debbie

Elaine said...

What a fun and cozy place to gather around! We purchased a fire pit in June and never found the time to create a space for it. You have inspired me to git 'er done! :)

L said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
L said...

This fire pit patio is gorgeous! Those little scarecrow pillows are so cute. What a great area to relax and build a fire. Roast a marshmallow for me, too! ha

Miss Janice said...

Well, your back yard and patio looks gorgeous. I must say that your mums are fabulous!!!

Really Rainey said...

Great patio project! I love sitting around our little "portable" fire pit. We use it on the back patio most of the time but take it out front to the driveway for Halloween night. I envy all your gorgeous Mums...
Have a Great Week!
~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

Becca said...

I'll take one hamburger and s'more, please. ;) Your patio is wonderful, Kristin ... look at those gorgeous full mums! I can only imagine perfect Fall evenings, gathered around the fire. I *know* this must be one of your favorite spaces! xoxo

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Beautiful, inviting, and relaxing space! :) Love the little scarecrow pillows, so cute!

Congrats on the magazine shoot, that is awesome! -So well deserved!

Savvy Seasons said...

So pretty, Kristen. Your backyard looks amazing and I love all the pops of color. The fire pit looks like so much fun. Enjoy~ xo ~Liz

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, what a wonderful outdoor space! The mums provide such a great dose of color!! The scarecrow pillows are just adorable...and what a great solution to the hole where the tree used to be! Very creative! Everything looks so warm and inviting! Very pretty!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Everything looks so good, Kristen! You have the perfect touch!

CAS said...

Oh my goodness, Kristen, your backyard is just beautiful. I love, love, love all the mums!
:) CAS

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

What a relaxing outdoor space. I love the firepit too. I am a new follower.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Kristen, you have such a pretty and private backyard to enjoy. Love the fire pit.

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Your fire pit area is so inspiring...We have one similar to yours and every time you post new pics I want to run out and buy plants...LOL

Cathy Pieroz said...

Wow that looks fantastic. We're nearly ready to head into Autumn so I'll definitely be trying something similar for my outdoor fireplace area. Thank you for the inspiration :) - Cathy Pieroz at Ray White Alexandra Hills

Belgardehlxv said...

Great outdoor space!

Featured in Country Woman Magazine fall 2012 for kitchen and crafts

My Photo
I'm a 40yr. old mother of 1. I've been married for 19 years to a wonderful man, Kevin. We have one son together named Chase who is 14. We live in a small town in Arkansas and have a dog named Sassy, a cat named Coco and now a chinchilla, Tiki. My husband is a Database Administrator and I have my own business called Kristen's Creations where I make and sell a variety of crafts. I worked in a shop as a floral designer for 15 yrs. until it closed. My former boss decided to retire and lease out her building. I enjoy crafting, decorating, and hanging out with my family. E-mail me at Kristenscreations@hotmail.com

To subscribe through email, add your email address below.

You are welcome to pin anything from my blog

Follow Me on Pinterest

Total Pageviews



The tip junkie featured my snowman mesh wreath!

homemade crafts

Popular Posts

BlogCatalog

Decorating Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Sassy Girl

Sassy Girl

Cock a doodle doo!!

Cock a doodle doo!!

Wish we were here!

Wish we were here!

blog ranking

Lifestyle Blogs - Blog Rankings

Blog List

  • Happy Friday! As “that time of year” approaches us, I thought I’d share some back to school ideas that I’ve used around our home. Their needs are changing ...
    35 minutes ago
  • It's Monogram Friday!!!! Today is a great day to link up and post any monogrammed clothes you have and might want to sell. If you will just put in the lin...
    3 hours ago
  • Hello and happy Friday to you! Ya-yah. I need your help today! I mentioned earlier this week that I was able to start rearranging the furniture since th...
    3 hours ago
  • We put together a collection of 12 Alphabet Themed Rooms to showcase all the unique ways you can incorporate ABCs into playrooms, nurseries and bedrooms....
    3 hours ago
  • [image: http://team-t-adventures.blogspot.com/2014/07/diy-sew-chevron-vinyl-diaper-changing.html] *The Pursuit of Happiness* made this adorable, and supe...
    3 hours ago
  • Hello ~ This is Loi from TONE ON TONE, and what an honor it is to be sharing my favorite room with you all here at Savvy Southern Style!! First, a huge th...
    4 hours ago
  • [image: Nicky Haslam's Folly de Grandeur]My main computer, the one where I store all my photos, is at the computer doctor getting worked on. It feels like ...
    4 hours ago
  • Hello, Tatertots & Jello readers! This is Sarah from Bombshell Bling, and I am beyond thrilled to be guest posting here at TT&J! Back in my pre-blogging ...
    4 hours ago
  • Last week, I had a really hard evening with my kiddos. I was tired, impatient, stressed out and doing battle with an overstuffed yard bin I was trying t...
    5 hours ago
  • [image: kitchen-4_thumb.jpg] Of all the up and coming designers out on the internet and in magazines these days, Lauren Liess is probably my favorite. It’s...
    6 hours ago
  • Last Saturday we got up early and hit the garage sales...except... There were hardly any sales at all. It's the heat I think. We saw maybe five of them...
    12 hours ago
  • [image: FFFbutton] I found some really great features for you tonight. There were a lot of great ones, but these three were no-brainers for me to feature...
    13 hours ago
  • Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! The 24th of July is Pioneer Day here in Utah, so I've been celebrating with family! But I did have time t...
    13 hours ago
  • Welcome to Foodie Friday, where great food is always on the menu. My grandmother used to say that if two forks are crossed it means that company is coming....
    16 hours ago
  • Remember when I added just a small touch of tangerine to the Master Bathroom a couple weeks ago. Read More - - - -
    17 hours ago
  • {the secret to perfect…} Caramelized Onions We are in a very “monsoon-y” rain pattern right now in Eastern North Carolina. My grass. Loves it. My ga...
    18 hours ago
  • We have the bed, the bedding, and a piece of art! [image: Ribbet collage guest room] *What’s next?* Navy and white are the base colors, and the art ga...
    23 hours ago
  • [image: Garden Tablescape 1] It was too humid to eat outdoors, so I brought the garden indoors. I’ve probably had this plaid tablecloth for 40 years! (...
    1 day ago
  • Exhausted, we took a break from demo yesterday to sit by the pool and we watched the kids playing in the water as we talked about different ideas for fut...
    1 day ago
  • [image: SONY DSC] Getting back to my design book library series this week ~ some of you may know these next books by the name “Nell Hill”. These books a...
    1 day ago
  • *As much as I adore the 1920’s charmer I shared with you on Tuesday, I have to sadly move on because it is completely out of our price range. Sigh, why d...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Themed Furniture Makeover - Pi] It’s time for another themed furniture makeover! Each month of group of blogging friends challenge each other to m...
    1 day ago
  • I have been keeping a secret for a few months... and it has been hard not to give it away! Thank goodness I can finally tell you today!!! After 4 1/2 y...
    1 day ago
  • Steve grew up on the water and he loves boats, especially sail boats. We have owned several, but none since the last one ended up twenty feet in someon...
    1 day ago
  • Hi there friends... I know I've only been posting once a week but summer calls and I'm enjoying time with my family:-) ~~~ I wanted to show you guys the n...
    1 day ago
  • [image: image] I found this old Architectural Digest with the photoshoot from Lee Radziwill’s Park Avenue terrace apartment. The cover story is from ...
    1 day ago
  • I can’t believe that it has been almost two months since my last blog post. Where has the time gone? Hopefully, I will get back on track and start sh...
    1 day ago
  • [image: CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Parisian Architecture {Aged Paper} Candle Wraps]I have a new project to share with you today using one of my favorite...
    1 day ago
  • [image: Krylon Spraydown #teamIslandSplash] Last week I told you about how I got the opportunity to go to Cleveland and participate in a Krylon Spraydown...
    1 day ago
  • It all started as a search for some new sheets for the master. BUT, I found these great blue and white shell patterened sheets, ON SALE, so grabbed them fa...
    1 day ago
  • *Summer at Lake Powell!* *We have had our new houseboat for* *three summers now and this is * *the first time I have gotten * *around to doing a tablescap...
    2 days ago
  • This past weekend, family and friends gathered around my sister's home ... We celebrated this sweet girl. She is my niece Brittany. She and her husband...
    2 days ago
  • Hello, Dear Ones! I'm a pretty happy gal these days knowing we're moving to New York to be close to our little grandchildren but I found a couple of little...
    2 days ago
  • I am going to try to show a bit more of my trip. You know this going back and forth to the cabin is keeping me hopping!! After 3 times trying to get a pla...
    2 days ago
  • Summer has decided to return in full force here in the Midwest. Last week the temperatures felt more Fall like to me. Windows were open fresh breezes blew ...
    2 days ago
  • Sidewalk Checkers from Crayola Read All About It
    3 days ago
  • Helloooooo "elloooo ... elloooo" ((*echoes*)). Is anybody out there?! It's me ... the queen of blog neglect! I've missed my little ol' blog and connect...
    3 days ago
  • If you love parties like I do, make sure you practice "Party Etiquette" so that you'll be invited back! R.s.v.p. If you don't R.s.v.p., you are commi...
    3 days ago
  • If you were my neighbor, I'd call you over right now for a piece of Strawberry Pound Cake. I'd share with you that I just found the recipe at this beautifu...
    6 days ago
  • [image: Copy_of_001] WELCOME! I am so glad you stopped by today. I love Friday’s…it is the start of the weekend…and…Friday is a BIG day for us here at To...
    1 week ago
  • Hello everyone! Here it is! Our new home in Florida is ready for me to decorate. Can't wait to share it with you. We start the moving process soon so I wil...
    1 month ago
  • Balsamic Roasted Turnips with Thyme - ButterYum
    1 month ago
  • Hello Lovlies, You are cordially invited to join me at my new blog, Larkspur Interiors. WHEN: Now! WHERE: www.larkspurinteriors.com R.S.V.P.: Not necessa...
    4 months ago
  • *Today, I want to share my dining area/family room. This is the side of the house that we spend the most time in. Join me as I take you on the tour.* *Here ...
    4 months ago
  • Hey there everyone!! THANK YOU so much to everyone who responded to me after my post this weekend! Meant so much! But I wanted to do a 2nd little post t...
    5 months ago
  • *ALAT PEMBESAR PENIS* - Adalah Salah satu Penemuan spektakuler abad ini untuk terapi pembesaran penis tercepat, sudah banyak di buktikan oleh hampir 98% pr...
    6 months ago
  • On the twelve days of Christmas, My true Love gave to me..... *December 14, 2009* Dearest Dave, I went to the door today, and the post man delivered a par...
    7 months ago
  • I LOVE decorating and my favorite holiday to decorate for is Christmas. Last Christmas I created this sign.... I had so many people see mine and want one....
    8 months ago
  • *Hello!!!! Thank you for visiting!!! BPB has NEW PRETTY home! Click the link below my photo and you will be redirected to the new si...
    8 months ago
  • I've been busy creating very special MiMi Turkey tops for little girls - I decided that I wanted to create a Grandmother Turkey that is gray - so I could ...
    9 months ago
  • It's here, the day I haven't been looking forward to. The first day of middle school!! The end of our lazy summer, lazy year for that matter. Homeschooling...
    11 months ago
  • It's Friday once again. Can you believe it? And it's time for another great house tour. Today we're snooping around Jenna's home at Rain On A Tin Roof. ...
    11 months ago
  • *A day filled with frustration, a scary day beyond belief.* *No way I can possibly answer each one of you but your words and prayers have literally kept us...
    1 year ago
  • I’ll be honest…it wasn’t intentional, but it WAS fantastic. Am I done for good? I don’t know, but I suspect I am. In the mean time, I’ll be busy doing this...
    1 year ago
  • Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Oscar Pick": *Why make fun of someone you do not even know. It is sad when you try so hard to be someone you...
    1 year ago
  • *This blog has been so neglected this year for many reasons, but mainly because LIFE JUST HAPPENS....I am sorry I did not fill it with more tree pictures. ...
    1 year ago
  • I have a secret....... And it's a dirty little one..... I have been living in shame for some time with something I dared not mention... For fear of being...
    1 year ago
  • The Finished Product Well, it's been awhile since I've been on here. Don't know why, just busy I guess. I went back to work full time so that doesn't lea...
    1 year ago
  • * * Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day! * Ohhh boy...I am having sooo much fun revisiting a few of my past autumn posts. I really do lov...
    1 year ago
  • Projects, projects, do they ever end? lol There is always something to add to the list, isn't there? I had wanted to add bead board to the ends of our ...
    1 year ago
  • Are you looking for a festive adult beverage to serve your guests for the 4th of July? [image: DSCN4230_281] This one will get some ohhhs and ahhhs and it...
    2 years ago
  • Seems I have the hardest time getting this house all decorated the way I want….or do I….sometimes I just really feel CONTENT and really don’t feel the ne...
    2 years ago
  • Wow, how time flies?!?! This time of year is busy for everyone, that I know, but this year has been an even more busy and hectic (and let’s add “flat ou...
    2 years ago
  • [image: DSC00081] [image: DSC00082] [image: DSC00083] I found the antique book at one of my favorite stores in McKinney, Texas called SMITTEN! I have...
    3 years ago
  • Why does the confining upgrade grade the disorder?
    3 years ago

Designed By: