Create an Outdoor Gathering Spot – Patio Fire Fountain Giveaway

Create an Outdoor Gathering Spot - Patio Fire Fountain Giveaway

This post was sponsored by Aquascape®

When we started our side yard project at the start of this year, I imagined it being completed by spring so we could enjoy it all summer. Well, it didn’t get finished and we haven’t been able to enjoy it yet. I know I keep saying it is getting closer to completion, but now I’m holding out hope for mid-fall :). But the snail’s pace and frustration with that project didn’t really stop us from finding a way to enjoy another part of our yard.

Create an Outdoor Gathering Spot - Patio Fire Fountain Giveaway

I love easy projects that can almost immediately transform your surroundings. In our last house we built a firepit on our pea gravel patio and it was one of those projects that instantly gave our yard more purpose and function. We hoped to build another firepit on our backyard patio at this house, but we decided for safety reasons we should put it further from the house. Since we didn’t have time to prepare a new gravel area for it this year, we decided we’d save that project for another time.

Create an Outdoor Gathering Spot - Patio Fire Fountain Giveaway

Create an Outdoor Gathering Spot - Patio Fire Fountain Giveaway
But I cannot tell you how THRILLED I was to discover a few weeks ago that there was an easy way to create more ambience in our backyard. This Fire Fountain by Aquascape is absolutely perfect for our patio! We didn’t have to wait for contractors, there was no mess and it took just a few minutes to set up! That’s what I’m talking about.

Create an Outdoor Gathering Spot - Patio Fire Fountain Giveaway

The Fire Fountain established a beautiful focal point for our family to gather around and enjoy.

Create an Outdoor Gathering Spot - Patio Fire Fountain Giveaway

The soothing bubbles from the fountain mixed with the warm flicker of the flame is so comforting and relaxing, amazing for those chilly fall evenings!  At the end of the evening, you just extinguish the flame and unplug the fountain. Let it cool, cover it and it will be all ready for next time.

This is exactly what our space needed, and the perfect way to bring the family together.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

HOW TO ORDER:

If you can’t wait or want to find another model or check sizes, you can find details and ordering information from Aquascape (check out everything else they offer, too, including other types of fountains and ponds!) or you can find a great deal on the model I have here (mine is the medium size!).

The only two things you might want to have for the fountain is paraffin oil for the flame and decorative river rocks.

PS. Did you catch a glimpse of our freshly painted garden shed in this post? :-D

Fall Disorganizing

Fall Disorganizing

A glimpse of my ‘finished” old house inspires me to not give up!

I know spring cleaning is “a thing” people like to do, but I think fall and organizing should also go together. I feel extra motivated in September to begin organizing ALL THE THINGS. I love to organize my house in the fall because we are in more of a routine, I am inspired for my house to feel more inviting and cozy inside, and because there’s only like 102 sleeps left before CHRISTMAS! Don’t worry though, I won’t talk about Christmas just yet :).

Even though I’m really inspired for fall organizing this year, I’m honestly also feeling extra DISorganized about all the things around me right now. I feel like I’m always stepping over or dismantling more than I’m putting away. Many rooms and areas in our house have had to be in disarray for quite some time due to the work being done on our house inside and out.

I’ll spare you the list of issues, but it’s all a part of the process. It’s not going to be perfectly neat and tidy until it’s finished. And the dream of finishing is why we started our projects in the first place. We know it will all be worth it to us in the end; we just have to be patient on the way to the finish line.

Fall Disorganizing

Many other seasons of life feel like that, too. If you want to chase your dreams (build a house? maybe write a book? build a business?), you’ve got be willing to go through all of the steps make it happen. Even the not fun steps. You may have to stare at a blank slate, declutter everything first, or even dismantle what is not working for you at various points along the way (the not fun part) in order to build or restore it to more beautiful than it was before (the fun part). It’s definitely not always a pretty process and can be slow going to get through the chaos of it all, but finally reaching your dream or goal will be worth it.

You guys, have I mentioned lately how stinkin‘ excited I am about my kitchen remodel? We’ve been happily selecting our cabinet styles and this week we’ll finalize the cabinet layout, too. Then we can order our cabinets so they will arrive in time! I’m not only looking forward to a having a cute and clean kitchen, but I’m looking forward to being able to have drawers that won’t accidentally fall on my feet when I pull them out. It’s the little things, you know?

Are you in the middle of some fall disorganizing?

Sources and FAQ:

Wood Framed Chalkboard (similar) / Days of the Week Magnetic Clothespins (similar) / Magnetic Pencil Cups (similar) / Chalkboard PrintKitchen Sources / White Metal and Wood Stool / Paint Colors / Shiplap Info / Flooring FAQ

Fall Disorganizing

If you need a little extra nudge or helpful motivation to declutter and simplify your home and life, I wrote a newly released book called Make Room for What You Love (written as we were moving from our previous and more orderly house)! It contains all the tips and encouragement I have found helpful to motivate and encourage myself to form new habits and get my house in order. I hope it will inspire you, too.

Fall Disorganizing
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