Wednesday, October 02, 2013

a cool evening, a husband, a blanket, a good read, a fire by the chiminea and s'mores of course

then i played with the 12-42 inch long L.L. Bean forks
best thing ever by the way for campfires (s'mores only - no hot dogs allowed (super gross))

while we waited for the fire to die down ....

the crisp evening night came and the hot coals were ready.... and it was time....


for s'mores

This past weekend was an altogether low-key weekend for us.  no complaints here.  I love those kind of weekends.  They come far and few between for us so I was bound to take advantage of the quiet time I was able to share with my husband.

Autumn fell upon us early here in North Carolina.  That is one weather pattern I am certainly not going to complain about.  The last two weeks have left us with minimal humidity, highs in the mid-70's and lows in the 40's.  The idea of sitting outside on a crisp fall evening, snuggling under a blanket next to Joe and listening to crackling noise of the wood burning fire brings me happiness.  that means fall is here.  One of my favorite parts about building a fire whether outside with our chimenea or inside with our wood burning fireplace is roasting marshmallows to make s'mores.  That golden roasted marshmallow smooshed between two graham crackers with it's partner in crime the Hershey bar is delectable.  by far my favorite time of year


  1. I wish it was cool enough here to roast S'mores! I'm ridiculously excited that by the weekend, highs in Texas will only be in the 70s...

  2. I love low-key weekends. Happy Autumn!

  3. mmmm I love Smores and agree ... best time of the year!

  4. Looks perfect! We have a wood burning fire place in our new house and I can't wait to put it to use!

  5. Hooray for low-key weekends! Enjoy your fall weather!

  6. What a gorgeous backyard you have! Such cute pics of you!!!

  7. That is my idea of a perfect evening. The pictures are lovely. I want a s'more now!

  8. You take such beautiful photos, and your home looks like heaven!

    Adoring your blog!


  9. Amanda!!
    I love your garden!!
    And I'm so happy that you write your blog even without blogterm!!
    I'm getting used to read about you everyday!
    Have a nice day!

  10. Love, love your chiminea! Has never heard of s'mores, but now that I've seen them, I want to make them!

  11. I love your outside area. It looks so cozy.

  12. This looks like such a perfect evening!


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