It is always good, though, to identify original sources and ideas. There is a reason Pinterest is so popular, and it's because of these original sources and ideas! All the creativity and information is amazing to me!
I guess I should've just called this post "Ode to Pinterest."
I have done some really cute things, some not turning out like they *should* and some that turned out better than I expected. I have used the basic concept of things and made it my own. I have printed out that free printable and have cute frame-able wall art for all seasons and occasions.
I love Pinterest.
I have had so much fun and comical moments because of Pinterest (and yummy stuff, too! And, not so yummy...).
I thought it would be fun to share the ups and downs of actually trying some of the stuff I have so much time pinning! It's fun, and I just want to inspire you to try out that new recipe or craft or decor or ingenious simple trick I wish I'd thought of first. (haha)
Since it's the start of summer, I wanted to share what we actually did tonight! Our old fire pit is rusted out and yucky. So, it had to go. Bye-bye Summer S'mores. Bummer.
Then, I came across this pin.
Nest of Posies to save the summer!!
Such a simple idea, so yummy, and cheaper than buying a new fire pit! And, fun!!
Her directions are great, so just click on her link up there, and you can have your very own table top s'more fire. I forgot about that little paver, but we will use that when we do this again.
Definitely cheaper than a new fire pit (although we have that coming up in our own little DIY), and not as messy (or HOT) as a big ol' firepit on an 80 degree summer night.
Honestly, I was a little scared I'd used too many bricks, and too big a pot!
But, it went down pretty quickly.
See, the fire went down to a nice little guy... No worries.
Aren't those toasty marshmallows pretty?
We had a lot of burned up ones, too! We're not picky!
See? They were LOVING it!
They had just had a water balloon fight and playing with their squirt guns.
Then we topped the evening off with catching some lightning bugs.
I love summer.