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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! :)

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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!

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