An Outdoor Fireplace does a lot more than Provide Ambiance

Set the Mood with an Outdoor Fireplace If you find yourself dreaming about having an outdoor space that’s perfect for entertaining and relaxing, you’re in good company. More than 60 percent of architects report that outdoor living spaces are the most popular “special function” area today — and 56 percent of homeowners aren’t just dreaming Read more

Patio Fireplaces: The Perfect Backyard Patio Makeover for Summer

Chic design doesn’t have to end at a home’s threshold. Contemporary design has made its way to the outdoors, and it’s more than just stylish furniture! Earlier this year, Heat & Glo once again broke traditional fireplace boundaries by bringing the linear fireplace trend outdoors, and there’s no better way to create a stunning focal Read more

Create Your Perfect Space with Designer Gas Fireplaces

If you’re thinking about creating a space to kick your home up a notch in favor of contemporary design, adding a gas fireplace may be the only investment you need to make. That’s because now more than ever, fireplaces are major focal points that set the design tone, naturally capturing the attention of all eyes Read more

5 Reasons We’re Ready for Fall

[ (2015, August 24). 5 Reasons We’re Ready for Fall [Blog post]. Retrieved from] While the first day of autumn doesn’t officially arrive until Wednesday, Sept. 23, most of us realize summer’s over when the kids go back to school and Labor Day is behind us. Rather than lament the end of summer, welcome autumn Read more

BBQ Recipe of the Month: Grilled Beef Salad with Lemongrass Dressing

[ (2014, July). Grilled Beef Salad with Lemongrass Dressing. [online recipe]. Retrieved from] Ingredients Dressing: 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots 1/4 cup fresh lime juice $ 2 tablespoons chopped green onions 2 tablespoons chile paste with garlic 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce Read more

Outdoor Living Trends to Boost Your Curb Appeal

[ (2015, July 29). Outdoor Living Trends to Boost Your Curb Appeal . Retrieved from] When people drive up to you house, does it draw them in? You’re familiar with curb appeal – it’s that first impression from the street that makes them want to see more. Most of us would love to have Read more

BBQ Recipe of the Month

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas Ingredients: One package refrigerated pizza dough (or you can make your own) Fresh Mozzarella cheese- cut into bite size pieces basil salt, pepper olive oil One-Two tomatoes Directions: Preheat grill to medium heat. Then, roll out the pizza dough on a flat surface. Using a small bowl or wide mouthed glass, cut Read more

Transform Your Patio into a Bright and Bold Garden

(Source Heat & Glo) We enjoy the finer things in life that combine beauty and space conveniently. This makes container gardening a natural addition to the patio. The benefits are plentiful and the work minimal. What you’re left with is an easily and quickly achieved burst of color. If you’re new to gardening, make container Read more

5 Things with Mr. F: Summer Time

Welcome to another issue of 5 Things with Mr. F. With summer less than a week away, I’ve decided it only makes sense to do 5 Things I love about SUMMER! Hot Weather The first thing I love about summer is the hot weather. Gone are the days of having to worry about winter coats, Read more

BBQ Recipe of the Month

Tangy Grilled Pork Tenderloin Prep Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 25 Minutes Portion Size: 6 Servings Ingredients 2 Pound Pork tenderloin 2/3 cup honey ½ cup Dijon mustard ¼ teaspoon chilli powder ¼ teaspoon salt   Preparation Place meat in a large resealable plastic bag. In a medium bowl, mix together honey, Dijon mustard, chili Read more