October 17, 2013

Deb's Fall Decor

Deb and I went to junior high and high school together many, many years ago. I can remember around 7th grade trying to time my walk to school so that I would run into her and we could walk together.
We found each other on Facebook several years ago and have enjoyed staying in touch since then. She and her husband, Brad, still live in our hometown of Northglenn, Colorado. They've been married for 37 years and have two beautiful grand children.
Deb often posts family events on Facebook and I have enjoyed seeing the cute things they've done with their yard and house. I asked her if I could share some of these things with you.

They often have family gatherings on their back porch and it's always decorated for each holiday. I love the warm touches of red for fall.

I think the chalk board pointing the way to the smores is such a cute idea!

And don't you know that cute plaid thermos is filled with something delish!?

A tractor seat holding a pumpkin.

An old cream can and a basket of mums.

And in their front yard, this guy makes an annual appearance! Deb tells me people stop and take pictures of him.

A shelf above the stairs in her house.

A bowl of scare crows.
One of their best ideas is a horse trough turned into a great outside fireplace! Deb's husband, Brad, cut the bottom out of the trough so they could sink it down into the ground to make it the height they wanted. They then propped the (removed) bottom up with cinder blocks and installed the burner tube for the natural gas on top of that. They covered that with gravel and a layer of glass fireplace rock. They went with the clear glass so it would look like ice. Deb said, "We'd wanted a fire-pit for several years but couldn't find anything we loved. We thought about doing it in brick but that didn't really go with our eclectic *hillbilly* style. This is perfect for our yard. All of our friends and relatives love sitting around it and it's a huge hit with the kids! "
I think it's great!
My thanks to Deb for sharing her pictures with me! I'm sure I'll be wanting to borrow them again when she decorates her porch in the spring!
Have a wonderful, blessed day!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore, my heart exults and with my song I shall thank Him. Psalms 28:7


  1. Aww you are very sweet to feature our home on your lovely blog. Next time you're in town, you'll have to come "porch sit" with us. I wish I could take credit for that last gorgeous fall picture, but it's not on of my own. Unfortunately, I don't know who to credit! Your home and your blog are wonderful! I look forward to each new post!

    1. Thanks so much, Deb! It's a date! And thanks for your encouragement.

  2. I have been tempted to call Deb and Brad just to sit on the porch for a few and take in all the decor. She takes some really awesome photographs she posts too. She and I have a butterfly thing for our family that have passed. We could sure swap stories about that. Enjoy your blog Lynda. You need to decorate all your friends living rooms. JuneC

    1. Thank you, June! It's so fun to be back in touch with the people we grew up with! Thanks for your kind comments.

  3. Does the fire pit tub get hot to the touch?

    1. The trough, itself, is set into the ground about 18-24 inches deep, it doesn't get hot to the touch as the flame never touches the metal. The fireplace rock in the middle does get hot from the flames. Hope this answers your question!

    2. Thanks so much for answering, Deb!