My husband and I have talked and dreamed of one of those fancy outdoor fireplaces ever since we started vacationing every year at our favorite getaway and realizing how fun it is to sit around a fire under the stars.
Since those cost a little more than, you know, NOTHING, which is exactly how much disposable income we have to spend on a thing like that, my super smart husband came up with this dandy alternative.
He and The Boy dug a shallow hole and lined it with bricks leftover from the previous owner. Then he brought home 10 tree stumps (one for each of us) that were being discarded from a landscaping project and arranged them around the pit.
Now, we can enjoy a fire under the stars, roasting marshmallows, singing, and watching aluminum cans melt.
We're easily entertained.