Sometimes I wonder if my middle name should be "quick and easy." But, upon second thought...that might send the wrong message! And something about the blog name--Marythe quick and easy--er, probably would reach a demographic that wouldn't be looking for a blog full of recipes, organization tips, and family stories.
So just forget the whole quick and easy description. It's NOT my middle name, and furthermore--my mom reads this blog. So dangit, I can't even make the little joke I'm thinking of. (Hi, Mom)
SO! I wanted to show you the fast and simple (oh great, now I sound like a cheerleader)
Excuse me while I giggle at my lame jokes...
Oh, come on, cheerleaders--lighten up. It was just a little joke. I promise to make some band jokes next time.
Now, where were we? OH! How to welcome a new neighbor...in a not slow and not difficult way.
We had new neighbors move in the other day, and to be really honest, I just didn't have it in me to welcome them their 1st day. And I forgot about it their 2nd and 3rd days. So, this weekend, I KNEW I needed to walk over and introduce myself. I also wanted to take them a little Welcome to the Neighborhood treat. I didn't have time to do anything elaborate. But, what I DID have--was a box of Krusteaz Cinnamon Streusel Muffin mix.
Yeah, now that's MY KIND of easy!
So, I whipped up the dozen muffins...and...well...I needed to "test" one to make sure they were okay...
Nom nom nom...YUMMY!
Now, I had to figure out a cute way to package them...
I didn't have a basket on hand, nor a cute linen napkin to line it...
But, what I DID have was a disposable square aluminum pan (recycle!!) and some pretty fabric.
I put the pan on top of the fabric, and cut a wide 3-inch border around it, using pinking shears.
I put in the muffins...oh, so sad that only 9 fit...whatEVER shall I do with the extra 3, I mean 2???
Welcome to the Neighborhood!
Love, Your new neighbors!
then I printed each of our family's names
Question: Has anyone ever brought you a Welcome gift or a Housewarming present? I'd love to hear about it!! I'm always on the lookout for new and inspiring ideas!