January 07, 2021

As you gaze into the firelight, we invite you to reflect on the gratitude found in this past year ~


2020 was fraught with lots of challenges on many levels... but in my experience, I was able to learn so much from the lessons which came my way and for that I am extremely grateful.  Reflection and gratitude allow doorways of opportunity to come your way.  As I focused my intentions on what I wanted to draw into my life, the struggles melted away - and without even realizing it, I found myself being blessed with finding a home I've wanted for many years. 

Once I close on the house this month, my first project will be tackling the jungle of a backyard!  It will take a lot of blood, sweat and tears I'm sure... but the end result will eventually be a sanctuary for dreaming in more home projects.

I was inspired by my son and daughter-in-law's backyard in Las Vegas as  I sat many a morning under their pergola...or under the stars in front of the fireplace envisioning my own future yard.   The first photo below is their little slice of heaven and the following photos I now have pinned on an inspiration board! 

I look forward to adding Kouboo's rattan chairs in my outdoor space too!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!


 Nothing beats spending time under the moonlight with family... and firelight kicks it up another notch!  Source:  BRose 2020

The bougainvillea backdrop is breathtaking.  I'm definitely using this one! 
Source: Simonsen-Hickock Interior Design

The contrast between the modern concrete fireplace and old world brick patio is a love match for sure! 
Source: BHG

Simple, soothing and spectacular!  Source:  AD - Photo: Pieter Estersohn

Does this patio, seating surround and  gas fireplace say "party" to you? 
Source:  Contemporist; Design - Steve Hermann

Lush and inviting - this fireplace is a magnificent focal point.  
Source:  Gardenista

This neutral palette of soft gray, off white and natural woods are the perfect compliment to the turquoise waters of the pool.  
Source:  Studio McGee

What's to say?  African sunsets by this fire are breathtaking 🙏🏻  Source:  Pinterest/Twitter

If patios were considered art...this one would be in a gallery.  Source:  AD - ErinnV
Serene surround highlight this fire pit and landscape.  Source:  EstLiving

Bingo!  This beautiful and zen-like landscape with fireplace has my ultimate vote! 
Source:  ArchDaily - Studio Shicketanz

Oh wait... I love the natural beauty of this patio too! 
Source:  Homes To Love

Why did I make the choices so hard to pick from?  Contemporary meets lush garden.  Source:  Casteshill

Firelight equates to fireflies for me!  This one is the adult version.  Source:  Essenziale.hd

Don't have a fireplace... then improvise with candles and lanterns! 🏮 Source:

Creating an outdoor living room is a great way to extend your living space... and lighting is just one way to add ambience.  Source:  IKEA

An evening dinner outdoors is the ultimate romantic experience. 
Source:  Imgur
Whatever you choose to do... make it bright and festive! 
Source:  Noivaansiosa