She blogs about all different topics. She and Bobby have been updating their home, losing weight, talking about religion, and loving on their little Noah. So stop by and see what they are all about!
They recently built a fire pit and anyone thinking about making one is sure to be inspired!
I'm so excited and honored Whitney asked me to guest post on her site today. I'm a PR professional, a mom, a wife, a workout enthusiast, and I somehow also find time to blog regularly over at The Family Math.
My husband Bobby and I bought our house three years ago, and we are in the process of putting it together the way we want it -- on a very tight budget. We are working the Dave Ramsay plan, trying to save and pay off debt, and (at least at the moment) there's not a lot of extra cash to spend on house projects.
I'm sure some of you can relate.
|Bobby enjoying the fruits|
of his hard work!
One of the things Bobby has been itching for since we bought our home is a fire pit. You know about dudes and fire, right?
He's priced them, told me about nice ones he found on clearance in the off-season and all but begged, but we just hadn't been able to find the room for it in our budget. A few months ago, I found this tutorial for a homemade fire pit that I shared with him and pinned as possible inspiration for a future project, but, again, we were waiting for the right time to buy the supplies.
So when some friends of ours announced on Facebook that they had a huge pile of bricks to give away, I jumped on that immediately!
We were a little iffy about how it would work out at first, but Bobby, who is admittedly not one of those McGuyver-type guys who can build a helicopter out of a paper clip and a rubber band, was more than up to the task. It ended up being a really simple little project that just about anyone with the bricks and space could do.
|The final product|
Total cost of the project: FREE.
You really can't beat that. We debated whether we wanted to mortar the pit together, but as is, it's plenty stable for use (believe me, we've put it to the test!) but can also be moved and rebuilt quite easily.
If you are like us and on a tight budget, don't let that keep you from accomplishing what you want to in and around your home. Be creative and patient, and you may just end up with something better than what you even imagined to begin with!
______________________________________________________________________________________Thanks Misty for showing us your mad fire skills!
Come back tomorrow and enjoy an afternoon under the covered porch!