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Neighborly Love

So I have been a major slacker of a neighbor lately. Like I am down to just saying hello when unloading the car of groceries and babes, or when I'm grabbing the mail.
Don't get me wrong, I love my neighbors, it's just I've been in and out and short on time and the conversations.
Now that the holidays are approaching I wanted to get back into my groove of baking and what better way then baking lots and then unloading the love to my neighbors.
Plus it's a great way to get the littles involved in helping and teaching them to give to others!
What you'll need:
  • Ingredients for your favorite Pumpkin Bread Recipe (or if you're like me and recently boo-hoo'd about it not feeling like Fall in California you'll have an endless supply of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix.) 
  • A Handy lil' helper(s)
  • Container for muffins
  • Parchment or Kraft Paper to wrap bread with
What you do:
  • Bake your bread or muffins with your helpers
  • Once cooled place muffins in containers of choice
  • Cover Bread in foil then wrap in parchment or kraft paper & tie off with some festive twine
  • Write a sweet note to attach to baked goods
  • Have your monsters & princesses deliver the goods

This was such a fun way to spend the day with the kids. Baking, decorating, dressing up and then visiting neighbors. They had so much fun and it helped me not feel like such a slacker neighbor anymore.
Some things: the pumpkin glass jars I scored at the Dollar Tree last year.
Elsie is Rapunzel and Vernon inherited Elsie's dragon costume. They both seemed so big when dressed up I almost couldn't stand it! 

Okay, now go and bake something and share the Love!

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Beth Branstetter said...

Oh my much about this post that I LOVE!! First, your kiddos are stinking adorable!! Second, I LOVE anything pumpkin, and third, I love your heart for your neighbors! I grew up on the farm and the nearest neighbor was a mile down the road. I hope to one day have neighbors that I can converse with and have a relationship with. I love that you are showing your kids how to love people. :) I really enjoy reading your blog!

shannon said...

GREAT idea!! (I recognized that dragon costume right away.)

Claire Bone said...

That is just adorable! And a great way to love on your neighbors. We are blessed with an awesome street of neighbors, I need to do this also!!

Kate Snow said...

Totally doing this! Since we're moving, I wanted to bake some goodies to introduce ourselves to the new neighbors. Thanks for solving the problem of what to make!

Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek said...

awwww your heart is SO BIG. I am inspired to go make something now and share! xoxo

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...

What a great thing to do Nat!! I am awful at being a good neighbor, but lately it has been on my heart to reach out to my neighbors and you completely just inspired me!

molly june. said...

oh my gosh. you melt me.
just one more reason to be your neighbor :)
love you!

Cheri said...

So grateful to be one of your neighbors. Looking forward to returning the blessing. My peeps LOVED the pumpkin bread (and the costumed cuties)!

tahnie said...

hi there! visiting from the wiegands ...on my heart. what yummy treats and beautiful kiddos you have! there is something about taking a day to make and embrace the moments with your little ones, isn't there? you can be my neighbor. ;)


p.s. - happy to be your newest follower! :)

Lauren said...

Sweet photos.


My Froley said...

Such a sweet idea to give festive gifts to your neighbours. I don't know any of my neighbours, I think you're very blessed to live in such a friendly community. Your kids are so cute. Looove the dragon costume !