3 Tips for Complete Backyard Fire Pit Safety

Have you seen our new patio table fire pits? They’re absolutely stunning, and complete an evening get-together on the patio. First, you can serve dinner at the table, and then later… gather with some friends and make S’mores! What could say “hello, summer” better than one of these bad boys? You may prefer to have a fire dome, separate from the patio area, especially if you have a larger backyard. Fire domes are amazing too, as they bring the feeling of camping right to your home. Whichever way you decide to enjoy a nice summertime fire, remember to be safe! There are a few things you should know before getting started.

Patio Chair &  Fire Pit Table Set

Staying Safe Fire Pits, Fire Tables, & Fire Domes

First, be sure you’re using the proper fuel. Pre-fab models, like our Patio Chair & Fire Pit Table Set, will tell you how to fuel the fire. If you’re going with a model that you’ve made on your own, be sure to enlist the help of a professional. Whether you know someone who deals with propane, or have to hire a specialist, it’s important. You need to know what you are doing before you use propane and light that fire!

Secondly, make sure your fire dome or table is on a sturdy, flat surface that’s resistant to flames. Don’t just put it where you think it looks good! You need a flame-retardant surface area, to avoid issues from flying sparks or escaping embers.

Finally, you must practice and enforce safety rules for you and your guests. Nobody should stand too close to the fire, and the fire should never be left alone. These last two points are extremely important when alcohol might be involved. Make sure everyone keeps their distance and admires the fire from a reasonable distance. Don’t let daredevil friends play with the flames or set things on fire (sadly, some people will try).

8 Thoughtful Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is about a month away. What are your plans for dad? We have a few products that make perfect gifts, or at least inspiration ideas to get your gears moving. Take a look at some of the things I’ve highlighted below and make a list of ideas. Consider the things your dad loves to do. What are his favorite books, hobbies, movies, or sports teams? If you see something you love below, just click the photo to learn more!

You Could Decorate the Dining Area with a Cute Father’s Day Banner
Cute Father's Day Banner


Or Give Him a Sentimental Pillow
Give Him a Sentimental Pillow

You Could Help Him Decorate or Create His “Man Cave”
Man Cave Wall Plaque


A Sweet Photo Frame is Always a Great Gift
 Dad's Little One Photo Frame

Is He a Hunter? Give Him Stag Wall Hooks

 Stag Wall Hooks
Maybe He’d Like a Fun Bacon Flask

Fun Bacon Flask

Or Patriotic Wall Decor
Patriotic Wall Decor

Does He Appreciate DIY Gifts? Try some of These! 

Sherrie Carter

5 Fun & Fruity DIY Decorating Ideas

What invokes a happy and bright atmosphere better than summertime fruit? Throw in a few minute fruit accents to brighten up any part of your home or patio. We don’t just mean keeping fresh fruit in a pretty jar either. Although fruit-jar decorations are very pretty and so “adult” of you, try adding in a little fun and flashy decor. Check out some of these adorable fruit DIY decorating ideas I found on Pinterest. Do you have a fruity fun decor idea to share? Post it in the comments below or share it with us on Facebook!

Watermelon Door Swag

DIY Pineapple Lamp

Fruit Slice Serving Strays

Lemon & Lime Slice Wall Art

Stawberry Door Swag

Geometric Pineapple Wall Art

Sherrie Carter