The mountains were so dry, our monsoon rains were really delayed and the cards all lined up for horrible fire danger. Thankfully, our local Navajo County Emergency Management team had already planned for what could have happened and we had a bunch of hotshot fire crews camped out in our area, as a just in case! We send out a huge thank you to all that were here to keep us safe. The rain finally started and the tight restrictions were lifted, so now we get to finally have some fun!!
I got an email from Lindsay with our Wayfair Homemakers Team about the “Marshmallow Madness” campaign that was happening in honor of National Toasted Marshmallow Day on August 30th. Did you know that was a holiday? Sweet!!! (ha/ha pun intended)
With this campaign, Wayfair was letting us get an outdoor fire pit or other supplies to use for having some fun outdoors with the yummy white treats!! Who doesn’t like a burnt, or not-so-burnt marshmallow, right? My husband and I have been working on our backyard for some time, and already had a fire pit built up for when we burned yard debris, and also for just having some campfires in our backyard in the evening. That should work for some Marshmallow Madness fun, right? Heading over to Wayfair, I found some great additional products for helping to fix up the spot even more for enjoying with friends.
I found some great Mercury Row Timothea Steel Side Tables to put next to my OUTDOOR BRICK BENCHES that I had made for a blog post just recently. Extra places to set drinks and food while enjoying the campfire never hurts. Plus, with them being metal, they would work great outdoors in any weather. Here’s about all it took to put them together:
Also, check out which commercial came on the television while I was assembling the tables!! What are the odds of that? I think that I need to place another order now, it must have been telling me something! 🙂
The tables were super simple to build, and they turned out great!! Perfect addition to our outdoor area. They are super sturdy and can hold a lot. They also hold up well to the weather. Monsoon season lately has been brutal.
I also got a Highland Dunes Bookout Patio Square Market Umbrella, and a Freeport Park Aubin Plastic Free Standing Umbrella Base to help the umbrella to stand up in any weather. Figured this would be good to get a bit of shade in the area. The set turned out to be perfect! The umbrella is super easy to open, and close with the crank. It even stays up well in the wind, since the stand can be weighted with water or dirt!
I also got a cute Personalized Distressed Vintage-Look Fire Pit S’more the Merrier Graphic Art Print on Metal by 4 Wooden Shoes. You get to personalize it with your name, so it really is special! It’s great for us to use for decorating our outdoor area. Isn’t it adorable? (Forgive the shadows, etc. – it’s hard to take a pic in this area)
I also ordered a Camper’s S’mores Grill unit by Coghlans, so that we can make triple the amount of S’mores. It turned out to be back-ordered though, and I won’t get it in time for S’more Day. I figured using the good old hangers would work just fine for now. I can’t wait to get the other unit, though. It will be perfect for outdoor parties, as well as taking with us when we’re out camping, etc.
We just made the simple s’more recipe, but if you’d like some other yummy outdoor treat ideas, head over to this page on Wayfair – they look like some great recipes to try!!!
Like with any outdoor fire, especially for those of us here in the mountains, or other areas that are susceptible to wildfires, be sure to follow this advice from Smokey Bear!
Be sure to leave a comment, and let me know what you’d like to do with your backyard. Do you have a recipe that you’re going to try soon? I’d love to get some new ideas and share them with my TigerStrypes team!
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