date idea: outdoor movie night and firepit

outdoor movie night | madeline made

i’m back this week after last week of no blogging. it was a crazy week. to relax during this time of year, we love to pull out our adirondack chairs and have an outdoor movie night. at the beginning of november before the leaves had fallen, instead of our typical date out at a restaurant or movie we decided to stay in.

outdoor movie night | madeline made

outdoor movie night | madeline made

outdoor movie night | madeline made

our s’mores essentials are simple: marshmellows, graham crackers, nutella or reeses cups, fruit preserves, and roasters. when we host movie nights, we like to have options for everyone to get something they like. we recently invested in a projector screen and roku player to stream movies and have really loved it. we hung simple s hooks indoors and outdoors to mount our projector screen. all you will need is a roku player, speaker, and screen or white wall. we used a sheet with grommets for a long time to save up for the screen (which was surprisingly inexpensive). josh made these adirondacks for us to enjoy year round and they are so comfortable even for a 2 hour movie. i will be doing a tutorial on how to build your own adirondack chairs soon!

outdoor movie night | madeline made

outdoor movie night | madeline made

outdoor movie night | madeline made

we chose the woody allen thriller, match point. we love to play thrillers or old movies; it just feels drive-in-esque. the fire is really perfect throughout the movie to keep warm and we brought cozy blankets out also. here are some essentials that we recommend…

outdoor movie night

1. stump from west elm.com. 2.cross blanket from terrain.com. 3. matchpoint movie from amazon prime. 4. marshmellow roasters from terrrain.com. 5. roku player from amazon.com. 6. firepit from terrain.com. 7. projector screen from amazon.com.

 

happy monday.

 

xoxo madeline

catbird seat

i owe a few promised posts. my little family (my husband and dog) just got done with our nightly routine of walking and fixing dinner together. i said i was going to post my ottoman restyle and got a little too lazy sunday, but then i realized i have still not posted pictures of birthday dinner at catbird seat. it was really a perfect night. the restaurant has a set menu and personalized mine to be pescetarian. each course had a wine pairing (so delicious!)

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{outdoor sign and one happy birthday girl}

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{oyster + apples, wild rice krispy | hot chicken}

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{roasted vegetables, beets, and crispy rice | poached halibut with egg yolk}

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{chef + wine pairing | roasted fall vegetables}

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{egg with custard + thyme | bourbon beads with cherry crisp}

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{pretty + personal menu}

awesome food, awesome night. thank you sweetheart. ottoman restyle tomorrow.