On the Fall Bucket List: Cozy Fall Firepit + S’mores

This morning we woke up to another dusting of snow, but plenty of autumn sweatah-weatha is left. Cozy Fall Firepit Ingredients + S’mores peeks at a casual idea for a mini bonfire and easy dessert.

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

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Cozy Fall Firepit + Mini S’mores

It’s Fireplace Season!

Did you see my ditty the other day with inspiring fireplaces? Fall and winter are indeed perfect for crackling fires.

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

Whether you love your current fireplace, are thinking about upgrading a mantel surround, or like me, are in the market for a fire pit, ’tis the season! (If you don’t have time to read this post, use the little white arrow on the right of this video slide deck below for the summary.)

New Firepit for Cool & Cozy Autumn Evenings

It has been years since we even owned a fire pit! When we downsized, we also parted with half of our stuff including a fancy fire table.

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

While this one is inexpensive, it lives large. It can be easily moved between the courtyard and backyard and also comes with a cover.

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

On Saturday night, the weather was ideal for roasting marshmallows over the fire.

BELOW: Here’s the steel wood burning fire pit from Wayfair I chose, and its understated design and size are just right.

Black Steel Wood Burning Fire Pit from Wayfair. #firepits #patio #outdoor #woodburning
Steel Wood Burning Fire Pit…in case you love a cozy fire.

We brought flameless candles into the courtyard and enjoyed a fire under the moon…here’s a peek along with sounds from the coyotes in the forest:

Did someone say MOON?

One of my favorite scenes!
Funny quote about moon on Hello Lovely Studio. #funnyquote #moonquotes #cleverquote #naturequotes

Back to business.

Seating & Side Table Idea

I also love my wood farmhouse stools which make sweet side tables as well as perches for everything. They are table height and not counter or bar height, btw.

S'more fixins when you skip the graham crackers and go gluten free!
Encouragement quote - if you're reading this, I hope something beautiful happens to you today - from Michele of Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #encouragement #positivevibes

Bowls Perfect for Everyday & Entertaining

I love a shallow 40 oz. bowl that can live large as a pasta, popcorn, or whatever bowl since we don’t have oodles of storage in the kitchen, and here’s one from Wayfair.

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

Roasted Marshmallows on the Fire

Since there were no g-free graham crackers at the market, I improvised so my husband could enjoy s’mores too.

Who needs graham crackers when rice krispy treats and cookies work just fine for s'mores? #hellolovelystudio #gfreesmores #smoreweather #roastedmarshmallows #fallvibes

The easiest recipe in the world is comin’ at ya! I bought readymade Rice Krispy treats and whipped up homemade g-free chocolate chip cookies to sandwich itty bitty bricks of fun-sized chocolate and gooey marshmallows.

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

You could also buy cookies or dough, and I bet there will be no complaints. However, with my restricted diet, I must be mindful of every ingredient.

Who needs graham crackers when rice krispy treats and cookies work just fine for s'mores? #hellolovelystudio #gfreesmores #smoreweather #roastedmarshmallows #fallvibes

My homemade cookies have coconut oil (a good fat I can break down) and less chocolate chips since more chocolate went inside. Sweet cozy Moses, I can’t even remember when the two of us could eat anything we wanted! These s’mores are g-free for him and low-fat for me.

Who needs graham crackers when rice krispy treats and cookies work just fine for s'mores? #hellolovelystudio #gfreesmores #smoreweather #roastedmarshmallows #fallvibes
Fun-sized mini s’mores

What’s the secret to not consuming too much sugar or fat as you get cozy with a new firepit under the harvest moon? (See actual size above…keep those s’mores mini!)

My little oval plates are very early Rae Dunn, but Wayfair offers so many equally adorable Rae Dunn options with that hand-thrown look:

Rae Dunn Eating Dishes 6 Piece Platter Set
Rae Dunn Plate Set…hello simple lovely indeed.

Can you spot my lace-up boots?

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

Even without the grahams, the s’mores made me feel like a kid again!

As you can see below, I couldn’t wait to sample ’em before I snapped a photo inside!

Who needs graham crackers when rice krispy treats and cookies work just fine for s'mores? #hellolovelystudio #gfreesmores #smoreweather #roastedmarshmallows #fallvibes

Sorry, Martha, but my mindful minis are far lovelier than your traditional plain ones:

Feel like smacking Ms. Mindful here for suggesting a sacred s’more could go graham-less? ๐Ÿ™‚

Uplifting inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio from @mattcama: Not to spoil the end for you... #quotes #inspirationalquote #strugglequotes #encouragement #healing #hopequotes
These farmhouse wood stools are perfect for extra seating or as a side table on the patio! #rusticstool #woodstools #farmhousestools

Fall Decor for Casual Gatherings

The very Scandi lantern with flameless candle is RH from many years ago. I also showed you the versatility of these Turkish cotton towels from Wayfair HERE.

You can of course reserve them for the beach, but I used four of them in the courtyard all summer on wood furniture (like a little slip). In late summer and early fall, they can be brought into service as wraps/shawls on the patio or deck.

Who needs graham crackers when rice krispy treats and cookies work just fine for s'mores? #hellolovelystudio #gfreesmores #smoreweather #roastedmarshmallows #fallvibes

Above: Yep, that’s a pumpkin that has not yet been painted or carved. Which is your preference?

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio
Inspirational optimistic and hopeful quote to encourage from @greentoblack. #quotes #encouragementquotes #inspirationalquotes

More Praise for My Wood Burning Fire Pit

One of the features I appreciate about this firepit’s design is the steel’s open weave. Glowing embers as well as warmth can be enjoyed through the little mesh windows.

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

While the steel may appear brown in some of the night photos, in daylight you can see it is indeed black.

Wood burning fire pit in our French country courtyard with pea gravel is the perfect little addition to enjoy roasted marshmallows and family time. #firepit #woodburningfirepit #outdoordecor #patiodecor #hellolovelystudio

S’more Tips for Alternative S’mores

I have decided buying pre-made Rice Krispy treats beats making them…mine are never memorable. For these s’mores, I divided each treat into two thin rectangles…worked like a dream.

Who needs graham crackers when rice krispy treats and cookies work just fine for s'mores? #hellolovelystudio #gfreesmores #smoreweather #roastedmarshmallows #fallvibes

I picked up the cloth napkins in the killer pumpkin color at the grocery store, and here’s a casual grainsack stripe set perfect for the season too:

Thankful Cloth 20" Cotton Napkin
Thankful Cloth Napkin Set…hello lovely indeed.

Cozy Fall Fireside Ingredients

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Shawl/Bowls/Firepit/Stool/Flameless Candle

Thanks so much, Wayfair, for partnering with me and nudging me to choose a new firepit…it’s just right for crisp autumn cozy fireside chats.

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6 Comments

  1. Theresa
    October 21, 2021 / 6:51 pm

    Cool! … or should I say, “Toasty!” I have a confession … I have NEVER had a s’more!! … on my bucket list! Thanks for the warmth … in pictures and words!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 21, 2021 / 7:45 pm

      Toasty is music to my ears – thank you for reminding this werd nerd how wonderful it is. xox

  2. October 25, 2021 / 8:50 pm

    Michele,
    I agree, fall doesn’t last long enough. There is nothing like a fire and smores. We do that often.
    Enjoy the outdoors.
    Hugs,
    Bev

    • Michele
      Author
      October 26, 2021 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks so much, Bev. We have had some gorgeous days, and even when I’m stuck inside working, I am right next to the window and soak it all in! Hope you are well, friend.

  3. October 27, 2021 / 1:17 pm

    Ah, this post makes me want to get a fire going outside, TONIGHT, Michele. Our firepit is getting a little on the rusty side, so yours would be a nice replacement. Thanks for the ideas for the s’mores – I’ve never made them any other way than the traditional way, and yours sound way better to me. (I also just learned about using a Reese’s peanut butter cup, instead of a Hershey bar!) I have those white serving bowls on my wishlist now, too, so thanks! (My daughter would love those for Christmas as much as I want them.) I’m featuring this cozy post at Thursday Favorite Things, tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy fall, friend.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 27, 2021 / 7:50 pm

      Thanks so much, Pam! Hope you enjoy the s’mores and find a moment to have fireside time soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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