No Bones About It: It’s Warmer by the Fire Pit!

No bones about it, it’s warmer by the fire pit!

Our old pal, Rod Skellington said it was cold on the dock. . .the wind seemed to go right through him! He put his fishing tackle away and moved down by the fire pit to warm up.

 Aah. . .that’s better. A skull cap, scarf and some blankets. . .

A Skeletini cocktail to warm his bones. . .

Rod still enjoys reading a good book.

 Horror is his favorite genre, though his eyesight isn’t what it used to be.

He’s ready to roast marshmallows by the fire. . .

 Marshmallow Ghosts PEEPS are his favorite.

Nothing like a little sunshine and vitamin D to prevent bone weakness and other skeletal deformities.

Only a couple of days before Rod has to return to the closet for another year, where most skeletons belong.

Thanks for indulging my skellie humor and bad puns. ;)

Wishing you some spine-tingling and bone-chilling fun on Halloween!

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  65 comments for “No Bones About It: It’s Warmer by the Fire Pit!

  1. Sarah L Mefford
    October 29, 2018 at 7:50 am

    What a clever Halloween idea. I especially loved the Halloween Peep marshmallows.

  2. October 29, 2018 at 7:51 am

    Mary, your skellie fun and puns are so cute. The fire pit looks so inviting for roasting ghost peeps and warming up on a cool autumn day. Wishing you a wonderful week!

  3. Mary Michelle
    October 29, 2018 at 7:52 am

    So funny and so punny!!! Great way to start my day. Thank you, Mary. Have a Happy Halloween!

  4. Nancy Bailey
    October 29, 2018 at 7:52 am

    This is the most entertaining Halloween post yet! Very, very clever – Great job Mary. And I LOVE that gnarly green pumpkin. Save the seeds from it!

  5. Karen
    October 29, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I love this! You are SO creative!

  6. Gayle Dodson
    October 29, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I enjoy every post. Can’t wait to see what you do next.Happy Halloween!

  7. Theresa Keller
    October 29, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Happy Halloween! I made your peep brownies for our chili cookoff last night! they were a hit. Love your posts….

  8. October 29, 2018 at 8:13 am


  9. Pat
    October 29, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Good morning, Mary! So very cute; your neighbors must get a kick out of you and your displays. Going to make your maple glazed owlets for Halloween; I found my pan at Hobby Lobby last year and made a spice cake recipe in them for my oldest great grandson’s Boy Scout award ceremony last fall; they were a hit! Happy Halloween!

  10. Robyn
    October 29, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I really enjoy your blog! Not only are you creative with your decorating but also with the captions. I look forward to your posts.

  11. October 29, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Love this!! You have the perfect spot to showcase Skellington!! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 🎃🧛🏻‍♀️🧙🏻‍♀️☠️

  12. Kate
    October 29, 2018 at 9:04 am

    You are absolutely amazing! I truly love your posts!

  13. Janice
    October 29, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Your “It’s warmer by the fire” post may be the cutest one yet.

  14. Yvonne
    October 29, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Mary, you’re very humerus! Get it — humerus! I love puns too!

    • October 29, 2018 at 9:24 am

      That tickled my funny bone Yvonne! 👻🎃🍖

  15. October 29, 2018 at 9:25 am

    I’ll bet all the boaters coming by sure enjoy your creative and fun antics, Mary! You are the best!

  16. Rose Farrier
    October 29, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I love all your post and displays. I really look forward to seeing an email in my in box about your current posts. I too love to decorate but on a much smaller scale due to lack of adequate storage space. Question; where do you store all your wonderful items you decorate with? Have you ever don’t an FYI post about that?

  17. Michele
    October 29, 2018 at 9:57 am

    You make my day by your artistic creativity.
    Makes my heart happy and so inspiring!

  18. Cristy Bennett
    October 29, 2018 at 10:03 am

    This is truly funny…very creative…you must have been giggling all the while you were setting up Mr. Skellington by the campfire. Love your humorous captions too! Happy Halloween Wishes!

  19. Deb Johnson
    October 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

    You are such a talent

  20. October 29, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Mary, you are just the BEST when it comes to creativity!!!

  21. Debbie Holman
    October 29, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I usually wait to open your page when I have time to enjoy it. This month was wonderful! I showed my husband and now he drives me crazy wanting to know what you posted! I told him it was once a week but he said you needed to do more! My She Shed is coming along nicely. Should be finished this week. I hope to move in before the hubby does!

  22. Betsy Roush
    October 29, 2018 at 10:17 am

    You’ve proven the phrase “Everyone loves a good book”, including skeletons! I would love to sit by the lake with a toasty fire and a great seasonal read. Sign me up!

  23. Susan B.
    October 29, 2018 at 10:25 am

    I’ve simply run out of words to describe how you continue to “wow” me with every new post! Have I used amazing, creative, incredible, awesome…………….?

  24. Cyndi Raines
    October 29, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Rod has the best set-up, a wonderful fire and view of the lake! Too cute! Great post, 🍊!

  25. October 29, 2018 at 10:28 am

    No Bones About It….Rod was the greatest investment in Spooky Halloween decor ever. Rod may be a spooky character, but have to admit instead of being frightened, he make you smile!….We will miss Rod…but look forward to his visits next year!

  26. Ann Woleben
    October 29, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Have a BOO-tastic Halloween!

  27. October 29, 2018 at 10:31 am

    What a great start to my rainy Oregon day! You crack me up…thank you! Happy Halloween week!

  28. Lisa Clark
    October 29, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Very glad he decided against wearing his Speedo – not a good look even though he is extremely svelte.

  29. Debbie
    October 29, 2018 at 11:16 am

    So funny! I’m still chuckling. Thanks.

  30. October 29, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Oh Mary, what fun with Rod. Maybe he can come out to eat for Thanksgiving and you can put some meat on his bones.

  31. Shirley Graham
    October 29, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Love your “fireside set-up” & Rod looks like he has everything, especially the marshmallows! Love it!

  32. October 29, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I share your blog in the morning with my husband, and we both have a great laugh.This is fab, of course the Mrs. has to enjoy the outdoors, too. Too funny!

  33. Chloe
    October 29, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    You are so clever. Thanks for the puns!

  34. Nonie
    October 29, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Now, that is the cutest Halloween decoration ever! I have loved the creativity and to tell the truth, I was hoping some would wear off.

  35. Nancy Townsend
    October 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    You always make me smile! I bet your neighbors love to boat by your place to see what’s going on :) It sounds like you inspire a lot of us.

  36. October 29, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Totally freakin’ love this!

  37. Rita C.
    October 29, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    This is hilarious, Mary! The only thing better would be if you were having a cocktail yourself while creating it, and having a friend with you. I’d be peeing my pants, laughing so hard. Love your humer(ous). :)

  38. Vanessa
    October 29, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    You are having way too much fun with Rod. This guy is just chillin by the water. So funny! Last week I was driving to Florence, SC via way of a country road and on the way there I saw a skeleton on a Harley parked in front of someone’s house. He was suited up and had a bandana on his head. I thought of you and smiled. Thanks for what you do.

  39. October 29, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Mary, your dialog has me giggling as I scroll. I love your sense of humor and find this great fun! I had fun with my witch picnic. Oh, the things we do to amuse ourselves. Happy Halloween!

  40. October 29, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Looks like Rod is living the life Mary! Very fun… and funny:@)

  41. Virginia
    October 29, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Really funny. Enjoyed today’s spooktacular post

  42. October 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Omg Mary, I am crying laughing! He does look like he’s having a big time at your fire pit! I am heading to the coast tomorrow to check on things and thought about taking my Skellie along as my “date!” But I promised Big E I would put him in Super Boy’s shower before I left, he wants to scare his big brother! You are having too much fun {me too} I will be depressed when Halloween’s over!

  43. Sue
    October 29, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    Love your post; even though I’m not usually in to skeletons as Halloween decorations. Yours though, I like.

    Happy Halloween to you also.

  44. Marilyn
    October 29, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Mary, you always come up with such good ideas.

  45. Joan
    October 29, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Talk about chilled to the bone, what a display.

  46. Marion
    October 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    This is a unique and ingenious idea. Thank You for sharing.

  47. Jeannie
    October 29, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    I don’t especially like Halloween but oh my goodness, this is SO funny! I love it!

  48. Dianne Chrestopoulos
    October 29, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Adorable post! I love Halloween and because I have so much packed I did not put up any decorations this year (we are waiting to move to the lake) so I am totally enjoying all of your Halloween holiday posts. I love Rod Skellington and enjoy your fun humor and jokes. I think you are very creative and I wish I could be too!

  49. October 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Dem bones git around! Skull cap, cannibalism and a reader too, this IS your season!

  50. Granny Gay
    October 29, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    No doubt Rod is reelin’ in the laughs, Mary! Fantastic display! What do the pups think of Rod? He looks quite elegant wrapped in the plaid…have a grand time Wednesday evening!!!:)

  51. Kari
    October 30, 2018 at 7:06 am

    Mary, your mind must be going a mile a minute with new ideas….I have visited Pinterest and there are so many cute ideas and my intentions are good but my follow through got up and went without me. You, however…are so much more intuned and disciplined. I envy your tenacity as it takes much work and planning to pull off your “settings”. I bought a full sized skeleton at Michael’s this year and just hung him on the outside door. How original is that? LOL You are an inspiration to all. Happy trick or treating to you my friend. You are such fun.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  52. October 30, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Mary, I think the two posts featuring Skellie are my favorite Halloween posts ever! You are the queen of puns and have the knack for cleverness with words and styling. So fun!

  53. Daphne Davis
    October 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm


  54. Sharon
    October 30, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    you are a hoot! You seem to really enjoy Halloween! Where did you get your outdoor chairs? They also match the settee you have on the front porch. Happy Halloween!

    • October 30, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      Yes I do 👻🎃🕷🕸🍁 they’re by Uwharrie Chair Company 😀

  55. October 30, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Loved it!

  56. October 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    okay, Mary…I have avoided the urge to buy one of these big skeleton for YEARS…thinking did I really need one. Now with your post this season I think I have to have one! So many different vignettes are flowing through my mind…a trip to the thrift shop could dress it perfectly even!! SOOO I guess I’ll be going to the “after Halloween” sales and getting me one!!! mwahhh!

    • October 30, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      I think you’ll enjoy playing with it Dixie! I know what you mean about different vignettes. I’m already thinking about next year 🎃👻🕸🕷🍁

  57. October 31, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Oh my goodness Mary, you are the best! This is hysterical! Glad those bones are soaking up the vitamin D! I love the roasting marshmallows too. How I wish I lived close by to see all your glory in person!

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