7 Environmentally-Friendly, Anywhere Fireplaces

Bio-Ethanol fuels, and other “green” fuels, have become increasingly popular lately. It seems silly to say that being environmentally friendly is a trend, but it is! And it’s a trend I love. Now we can have fabulously decorated houses … without worrying about what effect we might be having on the environment. To that end, I would like to show you seven gorgeous bio-ethanol/green-fueled fireplaces. They are from our newest Pinterest board: Green-Bio Ethanol.

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Guest Post: Creating the Cozy Feeling

When you look at a Christmas card, you never see the image of children’s stockings draped around a gas fire with a cold, brushed steel finish. This is because the impression that the card is meant to portray is one of comfort, family and warm memories. A welcoming fireplace is something that can instantly create a feeling of homeliness in any building. There has been a marked increase in the revival of the fireplace even if they are, in most cases, housing a gas fire.
Choosing the Correct
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Recipe: Cream Cheese Squares

Over on our Food by the Fire board on Pinterest, we’ve got some seriously yummy food ideas. Case in point, these Cream Cheese Squares.

Originally posted on allrecipes.com, these squares sound delicious & easy to make! You will need …

  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough (8 oz each)
  • 2 packages cream cheese (8 oz each)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

To put them together, all you have to do is …

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
  3. Press one can of the crescent rolls into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Spread over the crescent layer.
  5. Unroll the second can of crescent rolls and lay them on top of the cream cheese layer. Do not press down.
  6. Pour the melted margarine over the entire pan.
  7. Combine the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and cinnamon & sprinkle over the top.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is crisp and golden.
  9. Devour :)

Pop on over to the allrecipes.com site if you’d like to see the nutrition information. (Personally, I prefer to stay
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Guest Post: Could the Fireplace Not Be in the Living Room?

Fireplaces have long lost their necessity factor – they may have been required for warmth and cooking in the old days, but today they represent luxury, class, and add a level of sophistication to any home. Although traditionally we are used to seeing them in the living room, a fireplace can become a pleasant surprise to find in any room around the house – inside and out.

For example, a fireplace put in the dining room would turn mealtime into a fun and exciting experience! The soft flames
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