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FREE Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags

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8 Free download Gifts Tags to choose from

8 Free Tags to help you meet new neighbors in an easy and comfortable way!Use these FREE Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to meet your new neighbors!

Most of us find it a bit uncomfortable to introduce our self to someone we haven’t met before, or hardly know.  It’s….odd, right?

Have you moved and had someone stop by and make you glad you bought in the area?  It makes a huge difference in your attitude!

After 25 years in our home, handsome hubby Stan and I moved to a new-to-us home.

It’s an interesting experience at our age, without young kids to naturally help us meet people, reach out and find new friends.

Those who have invited us into their home, been friendly, dropped by with a treat and a welcome smile, have done more than they probably can imagine.

We feel it’s important to build a new reservoir of friends, as well as keeping a pool of friends that we already know.  

As I’ve thought about WHY helping new move-in’s in our neighborhood feel welcome would be important, here are a few reasons:

  • unity
  • safety
  • harmony
  • people can help each other in countless ways if they know each other

One of the best ways to accomplish this is to take a small gift or treat and say ‘HELLO’. 

After my experience of moving, a little ‘HI’, or a small treat, is truly one of the kindest things we can do.

To help make it easier, less expensive and more creative, I’ve created for you EIGHT FREE WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD TAGS  that are editable/fill-in so you can personalize them!  Download them HERE or free 

I’ve put together some ideas of how to use these tags, along with a few links of where to find a few of the items to check out if you’d like. 

But, most importantly, get out and meet those new neighbors by just saying WELCOME so they can enjoy your friendship! 

It’s important to learn who lives near you, practice meeting new people and you’ll be amazed at what you will become as a result!  A great blessing to many!!!

8 different Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to put on various items as described in the post to make it really easy and comfortable to meet new neighbors

8 Free Editable/Fill-in Welcome Neighborhood Tags

Here I used dish cloths and dish soap.  Keeping some good quality dish cloths on hand like THESE to give a couple with the tag and soap would be a great welcome gift.

 

8 different Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to put on various items as described in the post to make it really easy and comfortable to meet new neighbors

8 Free Editable/Fill-in Welcome Neighborhood Tags

Making quick bread in disposable pans and attaching with a bright ribbon would make anyone feel welcome.  I made my BEST Poppy Seed Bread for this and it’s always a favorite.

 

 

8 different Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to put on various items as described in the post to make it really easy and comfortable to meet new neighbors

8 Free Editable/Fill-in Welcome Neighborhood Tags

This little package is not only fancy, but it’s very useful.  Wrapped individually are: 3 pack of toilet paper on the bottom, and on the top are paper towels and a box of tissue.  Not expensive, yet the new-move-in would feel very special as they ‘nest’ with this tag and it’s supplies. 

 

 

8 different Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to put on various items as described in the post to make it really easy and comfortable to meet new neighbors

8 Free Editable/Fill-in Welcome Neighborhood Tags

Who doesn’t like chocolate right!  A brownie mix, hot pad, oven mitt and spatula round out this welcome gift and tag. The possibilities are endless with a kitchen tag: a whisk, any quick mix, measuring cups, kitchen scissors—the skies the limit with this tag. 

 

 

 

8 different Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to put on various items as described in the post to make it really easy and comfortable to meet new neighbors

8 Free Editable/Fill-in Welcome Neighborhood Tags

A cleaner and a really good microfiber towel like THIS or kitchen towels with this tag.   Give a one or two of the towels with some cleaner and it would definitely be welcomed by anyone when moving in, since there is always cleaning to be done. 

 

 

 

8 different Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to put on various items as described in the post to make it really easy and comfortable to meet new neighbors

8 Free Editable/Fill-in Welcome Neighborhood Tags

Any sweet will compliment this tag.  Simply attach a bag of candy, or a jar, or wrap with a ribbon if you’d like and head out to meet the new neighbors. 

 

 

 

8 different Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to put on various items as described in the post to make it really easy and comfortable to meet new neighbors

8 Free Editable/Fill-in Welcome Neighborhood Tags

This tag is EASY to use with a bag of pre-popped popcorn of any kind, or a box of ready-to-pop.  It doesn’t matter, because you are making the newbies know you are so glad they moved it.

 

8 different Welcome To The Neighborhood Tags to put on various items as described in the post to make it really easy and comfortable to meet new neighbors

8 Free Editable/Fill-in Welcome Neighborhood Tags

Pick up a house plant, vegetable or herb plant and this tag is ready to go.  If the container isn’t quite what you want to show off, trim a craft sack of any color to use as a cover.  HERE is a twine collection that should cover about any need. 

Make sure to download your  FREE Welcome To the Neighborhood Tags that are editable/fill-in to make it quick and relaxed so you get out to welcome your new friends.  

In this post are eight tags to attach to small gifts or homemade goodies

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2019

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2nd Sunday 1

2nd Sunday

2nd Sunday 1 This 2nd Sunday was uniquely wonderful. WHY?    My daughter, Delsi spoke in our church meeting; then family and friends came to our house after the service to eat and visit.    We also celebrated Mother’s Day with  wonderful women in our life.    Later that afternoon was our 2nd Sunday Dinner.  Between the two events that day, I had a count of slightly over 100 people that came to eat with us sometime during the day.   Luckily I had angels help me prep to get it all together on Saturday (yes hairnets are a requirement for 2nd Sunday cooking) while Stan worked in the yard.


Long time neighbors and friends, Jessica and Michal came over to assist in putting together the tortilla roll-up’s, made biscuits and gravy  – basically saving me hours and hours of work. THANKS gals.2nd Sunday 3Delsi made the Lasagna Roll’s. She wondered if they would ever end….2nd Sunday 4




Stan put in our garden, then had to go back and cover the new tender plants from the extreme cold we are having here in our area.2nd Sunday 5

2nd Sunday 6I am so frustrated with myself! Instead of copying pictures to attach for the post today, I accidentally deleted them! I apologize to those who were so kind to pose for the camera and give permission for me to use your picture. 

Next month, I’ll try to get them again.   Luckily, I do have some that my son took.

MENU: Brunch for those who came after the church service –

Yogurt Parfaits

Tortilla Roll-Ups (in my cookbook)

Sausage Gravy & Biscuits (in my cookbook)

Veggies & Dip Cut Up Fruit Muffins

Thank you so much to family and friends who brought food for the morning event! 

Notice the bottle of hand sanitizer at the beginning of the food? If you have people over for a group activity or event, small or large, it is a good idea to provide this to your company. 2nd Sunday7

2nd Sunday 8


A few of the very special women in our family.

My sister Jody with one of my granddaughters.JodyMy mom Connie2nd Sunday MayMy mother-in-law MeredithMom and Delsi2nd Sunday Dinner Menu:

Lasagna Rolls Rolls & Butter Green Salad & Dressing Desserts of Cinnamon Rolls, Cream Cheese Brownies with Chocolate Frosting and Neimen Marcus Bars   

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow,  2014

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2nd Sunday Open House Dinner

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This 2nd Sunday was a bit of a challenge with my granddaughter having problems and in the NICU. Luckily Stan and Dallin were a tremendous help with the grandkids, deep cleaning the house, shopping and cooking.

We really look forward to 2nd Sundays. It is a day we open our home to the neighbors to come, bring friends and eat great food. We never know who will come, or how many will drop in, so it is an exciting adventure every month. Stan and I are always amazed and thrilled at the experience we have in our home because of this event.

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My challenge is making food that is delish, affordable and easily done mostly ahead of time. This month I served:

  • Sloppy Joes*
  • Pasta Salad with Italian Dressing and Olives
  • Spinach Salad with homemade dressing, mandarin oranges and fresh strawberries
  • Pickles
  • Chips

 Dessert:

  • Homemade Oreo Cookies*
  • Peanut Butter Bars*
  • Key Lime Poke Cake

*These recipes are in my cookbook, Carrie’s Cooking For Keeps

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Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

Thankful Thursday: 2nd Sunday Dinner

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Neighborhood Dinner!!!

Hey All, So after the blog conference we were experimenting with the camera and didn’t quite get it back to proper settings for ‘normal’ shots. I apologize for the blurriness, but I’ve included a few pics anyway.

Menu:

  • Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
  • New Orleans Red Beans & Rice (my recipe on site)
  • Rolls and butter
  • Best Fudge Cake (my recipe on site)
  • Valentine White Chocolate Bark (my recipe on site)
  • Sweetheart Palmiers (my recipe on site)
  • Valentines Muddy Buddy’s (my recipe on site)

Pictured:   The center is the chicken noodle soup. Did you know that if you add oil to your pasta cooking water it will not absorb the liquid as readily? So depending on what your purpose is for the pasta, that determines whether you add oil or not. I did not want the noodles in the soup to take in extra broth causing them to be limp, so I added the oil to the cooking water. However, when I want pasta for a sauce, I do not add the oil do it will soak up the wonderful flavors.

This tip and tons more are in my new cookbook, “Carrie’s Cooking For Keeps”

Also, in my cookbook I teach you how to make perfect white or brown rice on the stove that will not fail you.

Thanks to all who came and to all of you out there who send love and warm wishes for our 2nd Sunday dinner, though distance makes it impossible for you to join us. Carrie

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2nd Sunday Dinner

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It’s our ANNIVERSARY! Actually Stan and I recently celebrated 32 years of marriage, YAHOO!! However, this is our 1 year Anniversary of holding 2nd Sunday Dinners. Once a month we open our home to all our neighbors to come eat, visit and make new friends.   Why do we do this?  Well, we attended a class taught by Chef Brad, which during his presentation he talked about his once a month dinners and we decided to do it too!  It has been an incredible experience!  We are SO THANKFUL for great friends, new, as well those we have known for years.

 

 

This month our menu included many of my own recipes:

  • Pork Lo Mien
  • Ham Fried Rice
  • Asian BBQ Chicken Thighs – recipe follows this post
  • Green Salad with Stan’s garden produce (Stan grows it, I cook it)
  • Peach Cake
  • Toasted Coconut & White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Lime Bars

 

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Recognize a blessing and be a blessing today.