Thursday, November 20, 2008

Creating a Welcoming Home Thursday


I just love our neighbors! We live on a block with some really great people! My children play with their children/grandchildren (there are actually 4 sets of parent/grandparent who actually either live in the same home or across the street/next door to one another! So cool!), and hubby and I talk with the adults on a very regular basis. It helps that we all moved here close to the same time from up north, and that the weather is just so stinkin' fabulous here for most of the year!


I get excited about my neighbors! Probably because I never had neighbors growing up in the country. I've loved every neighborhood we've had (3), which has run the gamut from us being the only non-retirees on the block to having a full mixture of elderly and little ones all having fun at a block party!!

Neighbors can give a hug and a meal after the birth of a new baby, or the loss of a loved one. They can babysit when you need to run to the store, or give advice on growing the greenest grass. They'll give a plate of cookies just to be nice. Impromtu pitch-in's when no mom feels like cooking dinner are the most fun! I like having neighbors!!


So, this year our family is going to tell our neighbors how THANKFUL we are!
The kids will be making cards with me today (handprint turkeys!), that say "We are Thankful....for neighbors like you!"


This Thanksgiving, think about sending an "I'm Thankful for YOU!" card to someone!! It'll make their day!

By the way, dear friends, I'm VERY THANKFUL for YOU!!
Won't you be my "neighbor"?! :)


48 comments:

Sandy Toes said...

How sweet!!! I love this idea...great neighbors are a blessing!
-sandy toes

Nancy said...

Hi Stacey, Great Neighbors are a blessing! Btw, I am thankful for you too! I enjoy your blog more then you will ever know! Keep up the good work and Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving! Blessings to you, Nancy

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Sounds like a great neighborhood to live in! I would love to be your neighbor!

Glitter and Bliss said...

A good neighbor is so wonderful!! I have a precious new friend who lives next door. She has a son who is the same age as my oldest. Perfect... Also, my twin sis lives in my neighborhood. You just can't beat that.

Shanda said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it.

Imperfect said...

I remember making hand turkeys! So fun. Good neighbors are such a blessing. What a great way to show them your appreciation!

Ruthann said...

Hi Stacey, love the handprint turkey! So cute!! I just wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a very heartfelt Happy Thanksgiving! I also want to thank you for the wonderful post on the give away, you sent lots of sweet gals my way! God bless you cutie-pie!
Ruthann
Warm Pie, Happy Home

Shannon said...

Hi! I got that fabric at Hobby Lobby. Or if you have a Linens N Things by you, they have ready made panels in the same fabric and they are on sale!

Stacey said...

My neighborhood is great too. Wouldn't trade it!!

I'm also enjoying my blogging neighborhood. :)

Jessica said...

How precious! We don't have a super fiendly neighborhood : ( I want that!

Jenny S said...

Cool idea!!

Wanita said...

What a great idea! Good neighbors truly are a blessing.

Blessings,
Wanita

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Very sweet!! I love my neighbors too...I should be sure to tell them this year!
Carrie

Sit A Spell said...

Love the hand print idea...I think I'll do that with my little man for our wonderful neighbors! I grew up in the country too and did not have neighbors. We've been blessed with nice folks near us. Maybe add a mini loaf of my Pumpkin chocolate chip loaf to go along side the card. : )

Reynie said...

What a sweet idea. I'm sure your neighbors will really appreciate that little gift!

Nicole said...

Just had to stop by and tell you how darling your blog is, I think we have the same taste in digital scrapbook paper!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

A very nice and thoughtful thing to do! :)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

We almost are? Move just a little closer, please.

Tricia said...

Your blog is adorable. And we have a little in common. My homeschool is called best in the nest. A little similar:)

AndreaLeigh said...

i'm just stopping by from sits. congrats on being a saucy blog!

Summer Saldana said...

Oh my gosh, I feel the same way about our neighborhood! I love the community we have, especially because I've never really had that before!

Anyway, enjoy your saucy week on SITS!

Hugs...Summer

Mandy said...

Congrats on being saucy!! :)

One Wired Woman said...

I'm all about hand turkeys!! Love this post... how sweet!! Congrats on being part of the saucy SITStahood!!

~Jill :)

Amanda said...

Love the idea. Congrats on being Saucy

Lynette said...

Hello fellow SITS-er! Congrats on being a blog of the week. I hope you have tons of visitors. Come visit if you get the chance at:
http://theysayimnuts.blogspot.com
I love having my neighbors and Nessa (a fellow blogger) helped me get back to blogging. So she is a double friend to me!

Karin Katherine said...

what a great card and great idea. It's nice to have good neighbors. We finally have some too after many years in a NOT SO NICE neighborhood.

momma said...

congrats on being saucy!

what a wonderful thanksgiving craft for the kiddies!

Blue Castle said...

Congratulations on being Saucy this week! :)

Imperfect said...

Oh my gosh! I was thrilled to visit SITS today and see that you are a saucy blog. Congrats! Hope you enjoy your week.

Tracy said...

Yeaaaaaa for being Saucy for the week. How exciting!

Queenie Jeannie said...

That's so awesome!!! I finally have great neighbors too, and boy is it nice!!

Congratulations on your blog sauciness!!!

I live...therefore I consume. said...

Your blog is so cozy! I love it! Congrats on being a Saucy Blog this week!! Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Tammy said...

Whata nice post. When my kids were much younger we lived in a quiant neighborhood where people actually commentd that it was like a Norman Rockwell painting. It is a blessing to be close to people these days. We live in such a fast paced me me society that a lot of times we have neighbors that don't ever even introduce themselves.
Tammy

Megan said...

Great idea!

Congrats on being Saucy! =)

AmberP said...

There is nothing better than wonderful neighbors!!!

Popped by to say Yay for being SAUCY!!!!

Kristin said...

Congrats on your saucy blog.

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Congrats on being saucy this week!!

Knit Purl Gurl said...

Oops - almost forgot! I grabbed your blinkie for my Mommatudes blog! I love your blog - so cute!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Congrats on being saucy!

Martha said...

Great post and also count my blessing our home doesn't end at our front door.
Here from SITS.

sandy said...

Hand print turkeys are the best!
I stopped by from SITS! Congrats on being Saucy!

April said...

I am so glad I found your blog through SITS! Such inspiration - I'm going to take a time-out!

Susie said...

Congratulations on being Saucy! Enjoy the week:-)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Ok, my friend....aren't you going to be surprised when you log on and SEE YOU ARE SAUCY!! Where are you? Are you surprised? :)

Michaela said...

What a great idea. Just stopping by from SITS and wanted to say congrats to being so saucy!!

ella said...

Here visiting from SITS. Darling, darling blog! And so nice you'd thank your neighbors like that. So important.

Michelle said...

That is such a great idea! It's important to have great neighbors

Jessica said...

GORG!!