How To Create A Cozy Backyard Fall Fire Pit

 *This post is sponsored by Duraflame. 

During the fall, our weekends revolve around our kids and their "Friday Night Lights". This time of year we miss our weekend trips up to the Blog Cabin. However, we also enjoy every last minute of our football schedules that keep us anchored at home. Last weekend, I decided it was time to bring a little bit of the up north, deep woods, cabin feeling to our neighborhood back yard. With a little help from my friends at Duraflame, I'm going to show you how I threw together a cozy backyard fall fire pit setting with deep woods feels.

Before I get into the details, click on the video below to watch it come together...

My goal was to create a romantic, fall inspired gathering area where my family could meet up at night after the football games and late night practices commenced. I set the scene with comfortable chairs and some indoor elements to bring a sense of comfort and coziness. A couple light throw blankets and soft toss pillows from the living room did the trick.

A stack of large hay bails from my local farmer not only looked "fallish" but made really nice outdoor "end tables". Keeping safety in mind, I kept them far enough away from the fire pit that we wouldn't have to worry. 

I brought out a couple lanterns and filled them with coffee beans, battery operated LED Candles and bright red and orange leaves. A stack of pumpkins, a few small mums and a couple of large kale plants I picked up at the local nursery look so pretty and festive against fallen leaves and the woods in the background. To illuminate the area, I hung a few strands outdoor lights in the trees. 

To keep the fire starting and ending processes nice and simple, I opted for Duraflame's Crackleflame logs as opposed to real wood. After a long week I wanted the fire to start quick and painlessly. The Crackleflame logs gave out plenty of light and heat as you will see in just a moment. They are so easy to work with and the fire usually lasts about three hours. 

After using the Crackleflame logs, I decided I'm a huge fan. The packaging and the logs themselves are small and compact, but the fire is not! It's just right! And, when lit, the logs produce soothing crackling sound that is so authentic.

Take a look at some of the night time shots I snapped...

You can see that the fire was just the right size. It was big enough to keep us toasty warm, but not so big that we couldn't sit close. 

I think the best part about a Duraflame Crackleflame fire is the lack of bellowing smoke that usually accompanies a real wood fire. 

For the next few weeks, until we are able to make it back up to the Blog Cabin, you'll be able to find us in the back yard around the fire pit.

Stop by for a S'more and a glass of wine!

Back to the Design Studio, until the weekend that is! Then, you'll find me in the backyard. 

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*I acknowledge that Duraflame is partnering with me to participate in this campaign. As a part of the campaign, I'm receiving compensation and products. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. My post complies with the Word Of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

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