We live in a good neighborhood - but not necessarily tight-knit.
Still - I try to welcome newcomers in some way.
Homemade baked goods are my 'go-to' gift.
And then I pray they don't have food allergies.
(I always figure there's probably at least somebody in the family that can eat them.)
I don't often make chocolate chip cookies cause My Love
doesn't like chocolate - but the rest of the world does right?
So I whipped up a batch using chocolate and peanut butter chips -
(it's what was on hand) and guess what - hubby loves them!
Good thing they didn't all fit in the basket.
Speaking of baskets - I keep a lookout for cute
containers and pick them up for such occasions.
This one was 'free'. I lined it with a scrap of denim fabric -
added the plastic bag of cookies and finished it off with a bow.
I like to include a card with our name and contact information,
just 'cause I think it's good to know how to get hold
of your neighbors if you need to.
Then I hand delivered our little gift when I saw
they were home so we could have a face-to-face meet.
Now here's hoping they'll think of the cookies when
they become annoyed with our barking dog! ~Joyce