Welcome To My Happy Place

  • By bonfire designs
  • 23 Jul, 2015

My Happy Place is right here and I welcome everyone to join me.

Welcome to my happy place where I am Bonfire Designs. I am Mom, Grandmother, Designer, Writer, Coffee Drinker and Pet Lover. I have spent 20 years of my life as a firefighter, very active, very involved proud when I became a Fire Officer. Most of my adult life I have been involved in the medical world as a medical assistant, medical technician, officer manager of a large medical specialty office and almost a decade as an EMT in the emergency services world before I became a firefighter. So proud my older daughter is now a nurse. So proud of my business career younger daughter. Proud of my husband who worked so hard for 40 years of his life to give us a great life and now is able to retire and enjoy it with us. Proud to just try and be the best me at everything I take on.

I believe in family.  I believe in love. I am certain everything in life happens for a reason and how you cope and deal with those things makes you the whole of who you are. Whether I am saving lost and abandoned kittens making them family and so happy they have adopted us, or having fun with my granddaughters or taking some quiet time to design new graphics and blog to share - I am me and hope that you will all be you.

I share with you not only the personalized gifts I design and sell, but also my belief that life is personal. No two people are the same and that I think is how it should be. I share my gifts of family. My gifts of firefighter brotherhood, of the dedicated nurses and EMT Paramedics. I share some motivation and inspiration. My journey to healthy fitness both physical and emotional because life while beautiful, is not always easy.


My Bonfires is a collection and guide to almost all of what I think you will enjoy visiting.
Shop our personalized gifts for holidays and special occasions.
Birthday presents and wedding gifts that are unique and creative.

We hope you will visit our blogs most of which are geared around your personal interests. We hope you will stop by and visit us often.

We love to share especially on our
Facebook pages , Instagram , Twitter and my very favorite Pinterest boards.

Pet lovers are always welcome and we would love to hear from you because we believe strongly that
Pets Are Family Too!

Bonfire Designs Personalized Gifts

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Celebrate For Life

Family favorite celebration drinks ready for party time. No matter what you are drinking, drink responsibly and please - never drink and drive. Let the celebrations last a long, long lifetime.

By bonfire designs 20 Nov, 2017

Beach In The Fall

The beach in the Fall is perfect. In Florida. I always loved the beach in every season before I moved down South but now I have discovered I must be solar powered. There is nothing like the ocean, the sand, the amazing sea shells, the sky, the overwhelming feeling that you can leave everything behind and just look out on the horizon that goes on forever..... for just a little while at least.
By bonfire designs 15 Nov, 2017
Fall brunch trays are our favorite especially on the weekends. Actually brunch trays on the weekend every season are our favorite. Halloween may be over but Fall is still going strong. Even here in the south, as opposed to up north in NJ we may not be celebrating the beautiful colors of leaves changing but we are happy to welcome temperatures no longer in the lava degrees of 90’s (feels like 107°!), palm trees swaying with store bought beautiful Fall Mums placed under them, pumpkins and autumn displays in the garden and in the house and of course, baking and cooking everything pumpkin we can.
By bonfire designs 08 Nov, 2017

Birthday party time is fun for kids and for grown ups. You are never too old or too young to feel special on your birthday and everyone should. From elaborate parties to hanging at home with friends and family it's the spirit of the day - the day you were born that should be filled with smiles, cheers, cake and awesome birthday balloons, happy birthday signs, plates and napkins. Oh and presents who doesn't love birthday presents!

By bonfire designs 29 Oct, 2017
Happy National Cat Day there is also a fun National Cat Month but the truth is every day is cat day in our home. There are truly no better best friends than our cats. Loving but independent. Patient but outspoken when they choose to be. Comforting with a purr. Always looking at you so wisely. Well unless they are napping and they are always up for a nap.

Our cats are our family. All of them are rescues and we mean that in somewhere they found us and that makes us very lucky. Mimi from a rescue family, Sammy from a backyard, Charli abandoned under a dirty loading dock, Rocky stuck in a pile of bricks and rocks, Bruno from a cage, and beautiful Smokey also from a backyard and we love them all so much. Every rescue, every unexpected meow meow here I am I've been waiting for you means so much to our family and so much to all of them.

Kiss and hug your cats. Adopt don't shop for cats and kittens there are so many beautiful lives waiting for you to become your best friend too! Happy Meows Everyone. Share The Love.

Our dogs are our best friends I didn't ever mean to leave them out and they love their cat brothers and sisters too! Read more about why Pets Are Our Best Friends Here
By bonfire designs 27 Oct, 2017
There are a lot of reasons pets are our family and our best friends all of them from the heart. I don't call just anyone my friend and I definitely reserve the special title of best friend for those who really get me, would do anything for me and I would do the same for them. That's why pets are our best friends.

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