9.06.2012

new neighbors, new pancakes.

We have new, cool, sweet neighbors! And bonus: they have a big, fluffy dog who makes Mari giggle. They are a welcome addition to our fun little street - the kind of street you hope to introduce your daughter to, with neighbors who help you when you're locked out of the house (and your little one is snoozing inside (with roasting veggies in a hot oven) - yes, that happened), water your plants when you're on vacation and have a glass of wine waiting for you when you need it most. Our newest couple fits right in.
When I saw Laken's post on a thoughtful housewarming gift, I threw out the instinct to bake something and stole her brilliant idea; buttermilk pancake mix in a jar, topped with fresh blueberries for some good, new home cooking. Just in time for the long, holiday weekend.

Using Joy the Baker's pancake present mix and Laken's example, everything went into a mason jar, topped with blueberries and finished off with red-and-white twine and a card with baking instructions, which came straight from Joy's recipe.
Housewarming gifts are a lot like hostess gifts, and using Mary's golden rule, shouldn't add clutter, and in essence, 'go away' at some point. I really like the idea of homemade gifting, and this jar of mix represents what I love most about blogging - smart, crafty ideas are everywhere, just waiting for you to pluck and make your own. Thank you for the inspiration, Laken, and of course, Joy the Baker!
Card stock and gel pen from Paper Source; stamp from Michael's; twine from Shop Sweet Lulu.

1 comment:

Garden, Home and Party said...

I love Joy the Baker's site. This gift looks adorable, what a great idea. It's so nice to have nice neighbors.
Karen