Simple Pleasures: Fire Pits & S'Mores

It's Fall & we finally have a backyard to hang out in!! A couple of nights ago we decided to break out the firepit (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!!!

xoxo,

lauren

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!!!

17 comments:

Brenda said...

So jealous. It's a scorcher in San Diego. It was 101 degrees at 5 pm yesterday!! I can't wait for cooler weather to come and homemade s'mores. YUM

Rachel said...

I love those kind of nights. I look forward to the day where I have a backyard and a fire pit is a necessity!!

LindsB said...

I've always wanted one of these so bad- the though of sitting in sweats on a brisk fall night around the fire is just perfect. I would totally buy one but my neighbors might call the fire department on me if they saw me on the sidewalk with one of these things.

PS- still cant get over your house, it's so amazing I have no words for it :)

J&J Geb said...

Ooo really craving smores right now! I want a built in fire pit so bad, but you've come up with some pretty great alternatives. That copper Smith + Hawken is gorge!

Debbie said...

awww..looks like such a great family moment! I'm so glad ya'll had fun making smores :0) I've gotta do that sometime, it's still not exactly cool here in the desert yet, but the nights are beautiful:0)

A Country Farmhouse said...

I can't believe I haven't had a S'More all summer! Your fire pit looks very cozy...love the adirondack chairs! Happy fall to you! Trina

Vanya @ Endless Inspiration said...

S'mores are delicious, I had never had or heard of them until I when to a wedding in Big Sur last year. After the reception and the sun went down, there were candles hanging in the trees, a huge bonfire and s'mores - I was hooked!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

So many great ideas and I love those fire pits. Your little guy looks like he would have fun with my two boys!

Deliciously Organized said...

What a treat! I love s'mores! It's definitely my favorite part about a camp fire. I'm very jealous of your fire pit!

Maria Killam said...

It's certainly the season for smores in the backyard! Loved this post Lauren :)

Greet said...

Here in Belgium we don't know the smores!
Maybe we should try it out! Thank you for sharing!

Greet

KatyO! said...

love the firepit images! Def. have to keep those in my inspiration files for when we build our very own next summer!

Lauren said...

There is no better way to welcome fall with smores and an open fire!

By the way, your home pix are just beautiful! I love how it all turned out! Every piece has a story...which is extra special!

Danielle said...

We just purchased our first fire pit this year and we love it!! It is like taking a mini vacation in the backyard - and this time of year is perfect.
By the way, love your blog. I just started this whole blogging thing, and I love it!

6p00e54f11adbd8834 said...

Well now, I hadn't thought of having a fire pit in our garden! This is our first time having a garden of our own and we have been sitting out in what little summer we have had here in Oxford, but a fire pit might be just the very thing we need...

plaisirs simples said...

how FUN! it's things like this that make me sad to live in the city!! :(

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

We have a fire pit that we haven't used in a few years—sort of like that iron pagoda style. Your post makes we want to go drag it out from behind the bushes. In a month. Too hot right now!