Friday, July 25, 2014

Southern Welcome

Hello Lobster Meets Peach readers!  I’m Amie (aka “Former Blogger A”)... a daughter, wife, mother of two, former blogger, and lucky local friend of our dear Eileen.

Ei recently asked me if I would write a guest post for her lovely blog, and I couldn’t be happier to oblige.  Since this is my first entry to Lobster Meets Peach, I first want to say a big Thank You for welcoming me to this beautiful little corner of the internet.  It might be a virtual one, but it’s a neighborhood all the same and I am honored to be a part of it! 

To carry on the welcome theme, I thought I’d share how our family recently welcomed our new next door neighbors to the community. I always love taking fresh baked goods to families who are just getting settled in their new homes.  This time though, we took a different route.  We still included sweets, but they were provided by our favorite local shop, Joy’s Dream Bakery.  Joy makes the freshest, yummiest confections.  We picked her white chocolate raspberry and tiramisu cupcakes. 

My sweet almost nine year old son made handmade a card, which my sassy little six year old daughter decorated with a picture inside. 

We capped off the gift with fresh wildflowers from our backyard garden, placed in a mason jar that we filled with stones to anchor the delicate flower stems.  Truly, is there anything a mason jar can’t do?!

What’s your favorite way to welcome someone to the neighborhood?


  1. Such a sweet idea! Our neighborhood HOA welcomes our new families with a directory of the neighbors phone numbers, and local numbers that they might need. I have also sent over lists and phone numbers of favorite restaurants and take out for those moving in from out of town. It's nice to have the pizza delivery number when you are busy unpacking boxes and need a quick meal for the family.

  2. That is such a sweet and thoughtful welcome gift! The cards and flowers added the perfect personal touch!

  3. I love being welcomed and doing the welcoming. It's always so nice to meet new people. Your gifts were charming and I'm sure much appreciated!

  4. How precious. Were your ears burning? Last week, at our dreamy blogger luncheon, Katie from Preppy Empty Nester was saying how much she loved your blog. I agreed.
    I love welcoming new neighbors and telling the old one's how lucky I am too.


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