October 16, 2013

Swapping Fall: Neighborhood Project

Recently our family had just returned from a fro-yo outing after dinner when there was a knock at the door. My husband went to check it out after I gave him the I'm-not-the-kind-of-girl-who-answers-doors-at-night look. He came back in carrying this cute gift that was left on our doorstep with a note.

Officially, our basket arrived with a teddy bear, 2 fall themed kitchen towels, 2 packs of crayons, 1 pack of markers, 4 apples, 3 small bottles of bubbles, and a delicious bag of oatmeal spice cookies. The cookies were the first to disappear, and it took everything I had to keep our daughter focused on the teddy bear and not blowing bubbles inside the house that night. Someone in our neighborhood knows we have a toddler!

Inside we found an explanation and directions:

This now hangs next to our front door.
Since it was my turn to "Pass It On," I put together this basket for our neighbors who have two teenage daughters, two cats, and a dog.

I filled a chicken wire basket (bought at Joann's with a 40% off coupon, of course) with a picture frame, 2 fall themed kitchen towels, a bottle of sparkling cider, a box of Starbucks hot cocoa with marshmallows, a can of whipped cream, a homemade pumpkin pie (we enjoyed its twin), and small bags of dog and cat treats for their furry family members.

I'll admit that I broke the rules -- I didn't leave this on their doorstep. Instead I rang the doorbell, handed it to our neighbor, and said "You never saw me, but I didn't want to risk leaving a homemade pie on your doorstep overnight," to which she laughed.

Happy Fall Ya'll!

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