Ever since the unfortunate event of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been needing to become more creative with our weekend activities. Simple trips to the movie theatre weren’t possible anymore, and we had to keep ourselves busy with what we had in our own home and backyards instead. That lead us to think… can we create our own outdoor movie theatre? The delightful answer is yes! With minimal supplies and a simple, straightforward setup, anyone can have the perfect movie night with their family in the comfort of their own backyard. [...]
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As South Africans, we love spending time in our backyards next to our braais and fire pits. For some, a campfire is a profoundly human experience shared across cultures and generations. For others, it is merely the culmination of a great day spent outdoors. Fire pits are a rare source of entertainment that pulls friends and families together like few other activities. People are spending much less time outdoors than they used to. Therefore, it is more important than ever to have meaningful experiences outdoors every once in a while. One [...]
Statistically, burns are one of the most common household injuries. If you own a fire pit, there is a genuine possibility that you or one of your family members may unfortunately end up being a burn victim by accident. Luckily you can rest assured because not all burns require a hospital visit. You can treat most first- and second degree burns at home, with the right methods. It is essential to understand that injuries are categorized according to severity. The least severe is considered a first-degree burn and only affects the [...]
If you have a fire pit in your backyard, you have likely been caught off guard with last-minute plans to spend the evening next to the fire, just to realize that you have run out of firelighters; leaving you to rely on your caveman instincts to get the fire going. This is undeniably a very time consuming and frustrating experience. The question stands: How do you light a fire when life throws you a curveball? Here are a few practical ways to get your fire going quickly and efficiently when you’ve [...]
South African's love their backyards, but let's face it; no one really has the time to create a perfectly manicured garden. It's not exactly our idea of fun to spend valued off-time weeding, watering, fertilizing or cutting the grass. Therefore, we have decided to share some top landscaping ideas with you in today's blog. As great as it is having a backyard of luscious grass, you can always make a small exception for a decorative project – putting your own personalised feel to the area around your fire pit and doing [...]
It doesn’t matter if your patio is big or small; the type of flooring you install can make or break the overall experience of your space, therefore choose wisely. The perfect flooring will lead your guests straight to where you want them to be, without having to usher them along the way. Today we are going to have a look at what you need to consider in regards to outdoor flooring and why it’s essential, not only when you are hosting a party, but every other day too. Exposure to weather [...]
Sometimes, there is nothing better than relaxing next to the mesmerizing ambience of your outdoor fire pit. If you are planning on spending a sunny afternoon or peaceful evening on your patio, the crackling sound of a fire is guaranteed to enhance your experience. There are few downsides to a get together around the fire pit. However, one of the most common problems is excess smoke. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to enjoy your fire when thick smoke is blowing all over the show. While there is no way of preventing this completely, [...]
You don’t have to be a professional party planner to host a fabulous game night next to your fire pit - that everyone will enjoy. All you need to do is work according to some carefully planned guidelines and find fun ways to keep your guests entertained. Oh! And don’t forget about the food. It is always a winner to have plenty of delicious snacks and drinks for your guests to choose from. Who to invite: It’s essential to write down the names of the people you want to invite to [...]
Are you looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during a lovely day outside with friends around the firepit? The perfect solution is to add some DIY backyard games to play while the fire is merrily crackling away. Store-bought games simply aren’t always as fun as larger than life lawn games and here, you can really go overboard with your creativity and go for gold! In the following blog, we are going to share some classic lawn games with you. These games are perfect for getting the kids outside and [...]
Storing your firewood might seem easy enough to do, but how and where you stack your firewood is more important than you think. If you don’t pile your firewood correctly, it could lead to mould, fungus and plainly - wood that doesn’t burn well at all. While the possibility of mouldy timber will always be there, there are simple ways to prevent your wood from being mould free. In today’s blog, we share some simple tips with you on how to keep your fire wood as dry, clean and safe [...]