I hate doing the laundry, all the waiting in between each load, folding, ironing, putting everything away only to do it all over again the next day... or so. Then I came across a picture of a beautiful laundry room with TWO Washers and TWO Drys.... Brilliant!!!! Why not, who wants to do laundry all day? Everyone should have two of each.
My nephew and his wife are having there first baby. Yahoo!!!
I did some research and found this cute whimsical design by Lora Lee Lewis, www.loraleelewis.comCheck out her web site for other great party ideas and products.
“This party was all about the whimsical idea that Storks are organized
into an Airline for Babies… and what it might look like! We had a blast
with all the infant innuendo and putting this one together. We
recreated everything you might find with the airline and put it into the
The party started with ‘Ticketing’, where the
guests signed the registry with, of course, a feathered pen. All
stations were prepped with lovely luxe-cut freestanding signs that
coordinated with the theme. The guests then proceeded to the ‘Baggage
Drop Off’ where they left gifts. FOOD & DESSERT TABLES
Guests claimed their ‘Inflight Cuisine’ at the primary table, where we
had cake bites and macarons in the appropriate colors, along with, of
course, ‘Complimentary Airline Refreshments’ of peanuts and pretzels,
prepackaged into their little Incoming Airlines baggies. The main
course was a sandwich and salad that had been boxed in a brown square
box, resembling possible cargo, with stickers and stamps on it
reminiscent of vintage suitcase travel stickers. The cargo was then
wrapped in a paper bundle receiving blanket cloth that looks to have
come straight off the stork’s beak. We used skewer sticks to prop them
into the proper shape. The final touch was using a large safety pin to
attach the lunch tag. FAVOR TABLE
This table was the ‘Baggage Claim’ where guests would pick up their
suitcase favor boxes. Each suitcase favor box had stamps and travel
stickers of various shapes and sizes with vintage fonts and faded
imagery. Within the boxes were lovely coordinating stork cookies
created by Becky Melton. The boxes were stacked atop an old leather
suitcase we found in a consignment store. DRINK & TREAT STATION
This vintage dresser was stacked with blue and red suitcases filled
with the event planner’s gifts for the mother. It also had sparkling
lemonade in bottles wrapped in the coordinating bottle labels and with
stripey straws and flags announcing the ‘Early Arrival Date.’ We had
Ghiradelli Chocolates wrapped in the theme baby-on-stork labels and
chocolate chip cookies in the ‘Original Chip off the Old Block’ label
and bag. ACTIVITIES
Loralee created some ‘Safety Precaution’ cards for advice to the mother
from the guests, and it started with a short saying about the ‘When
Oxygen Masks Fall, Put Yours on First and Then on Your Child’ and how
mothers put themselves last too often, and need to remember to care for
themselves first so they can best care for the family. The next
activity was a quiz on a coordinating card asking a number of questions
about the baby and parents and mother.”
this sign, it reminds me of my mother. My mother was born and raised in
England and having a cup of tea is always a great source of comfort to
In an episode of , Foyles War, a lady comes home to find that
her home has been bombed and everything she owned destroyed. A
soldier pulls a chair out of the rubble and say's....."Here Dear have a seat, someone get her a cup of tea" . Sitting in the
middle of the rubble with a cup of tea hardly seems like it would help but
for the British, Stiff upper lip and .............
This place is off the hook! I love the country setting and outstanding seasonal organic food. The pictures do not do it justice. I really recommend stopping by for at least happy hour when driving by. I love any opportunity to sit out side with friends and family sharing good times with some amazing wine. They have indoor and out door dinning. In the front there is a large fire place and bar....which is fantastic on chilly nights. This is my new favorite place, I can't wait to go back!
Long Meadow Ranch Winery & Farmstead is a sustainable food, wine
and agricultural center located in St. Helena, the heart of the Napa
Valley. The restaurant is on a large piece of land that has many areas that you can walk around and enjoy. By the roadside sign there is a beautiful vegetable garden.
They have a vintage Ford Truck parked out front, very quaint!
Comfortable seating outside, a great place to sit with friends for happy hour . Feels like home....but better!.
In this area of the out door dinning, I love that they separated the seating areas with Espalier Apple trees.
I grew up in the South and remember in the summer sitting out side with my family just talking and laughing until late into the evening. Having a fireplace outside is fantastic those late chilly nights.
Long Meadow Winery next to the restaurant has an Herb Garden.....beautiful!!