Friday, July 2, 2010

Summertime Is An Attitude

For Father's Day we had the amazing experience of seeing The Doobie Brothers and Chicago at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, CA.  These two bands contributed so much to the soundtrack of our lives, especially in the 70's.  We've seen them individually over the years but the chance to see them together in a beautiful foothills setting was perfect.  Even Hallie, who is 17, was looking forward to watching the "old people's" concert.  It was one of the best we've been to in a long time, between the setting, the music and our parking lot picnic under the trees, made it a great Fathers Day.

The summer heat has finally arrived (accept for my daughter in Portland).  The July 4th Weekend is here and beyond that picnics, camping and outdoor living are in full swing. 

From Crate and Barrel are all the accessories you need to complete your outdoor picnic...the LaBassa large beach towel, the Avignon picnic basket, an insulated drink tote, the perfect way to eat and drink with a maple tray that also holds a wine glass and some citronella candles to keep the bugs away. 

How about a great book by Denise Gee to help you create an uncomplicated summer get together...if it's not perfect, that's perfect.  It's the season for chilling out, hanging out and spending time on the porch, patio or deck!
You can find it at here

When we were growing up, summer nights meant being outside til we absolutely had to come inside.  Baseball in the street til we couldn't see the ball, hide and seek after it got dark and maybe doorbell ditch a time or two (especially the cranky neighbor who yelled at us if we walked on his grass).  So maybe you don't have to doorbell ditch your neighbors but invite them over for some summertime 'tude', show off your patio decor and get the kids to ring the doorbells!

Have a great holiday weekend,


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