its a beautiful day in the neighborhood

When you were young, did you watch Mr. Rodgers? I did, so I can just hear these lyrics over and over in my’s a beautiful day in a neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor.

My friend and her family just moved into the neighborhood…I’m thrilled and so our my kids. As we all know, moving is so stressful and the last thing we want to do is cook a meal while surrounded by boxes and overwhelmed with exhaustion. With the help of Jenna at Fleur de Lis, my homemade spaghetti sauce and peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, and a trip to the grocery store, I made a lovely basket to take to my neighbor to welcome her to the neighborhood.

If you have a new neighbor, take the time to welcome them with Fleur de Lis welcome to the neighborhood labels. Yay for you because Jenna is offering them for FREE. Download here.  It doesn’t even have to be gourmet – just a simple meal accompanied with cute printables. A lovely “Martha” touch. :)

For my basket, I included:
homemade pasta sauce in large Mason jar
parmesan cheese
salad {along with an avocado, carrots, etc for salad}
salad dressing

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{images via Tutto Bella}

FREE valentine’s day printables

We’ve bought boxed Valentine’s in year’s past, but last year we got creative with our words. We received such a positive, overwhelming response from Tutto Bella readers this year, that we decided to revamp last year’s tags and offer them to you for free. KEEP READING {details on how to receive the free tags is at the bottom of this post}.

Some are healthy and others are not, but they are all adorable, and for Valentine’s Day, that’s all that really matters, right? We have cutesy kid-and-adult-friendly DIY Valentine’s for…all the hot mama’s, the stud{s} in your life, all the cutie’s and for those who make you giggle!

DIY Adult Valentine’s

you are one hot mama
{fill the bag with hot tamales, fold over the custom tag and staple closed}

happy valentine’s day stud muffin
{fill the bag with a homemade poppy-seed muffin, fold over the custom tag and staple closed}

Poppy-seed Muffin Recipe
Makes 12 muffins
recipe adapted from our wonderful mom

Add the following ingredients to a large bowl and mix:
2 cups flour
1/8 cup poppy seeds {a used a little more, but less than 1/4 cup}
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

Add 2 eggs{1 at a time} to the above ingredients and mix well

Add 1 cup plain yogurt and 2 tsp. almond extract and mix into the rest of the mixture.

Put the muffin mixture in baking cups and bake in the oven on 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes {It took me about 18 minutes}.

DIY Kid Valentine’s

i think you are quite a cutie
{fill a bag with clementines, fold the custom tag over the top of the bag and staple closed}

friend, you make me laffy
{fill the bag with laffy taffy for your silly friends, fold the custom tag over the bag and staple closed}

Here’s the new look for the fold-over tags.
 Tags are 2×4. And, yes you can have these files for FREE. There are 2 tags of each style per pdf. All you have to do is ‘Like’ Fleur de Lis on Facebook {after all, Jenna, owner of Fleur de Lis, designed these printables}. Please click on the Rafflecopter link below to like Fleur de Lis on Facebook, and we will send you the file via e-mail within 5 business days. This offer ends Friday, February 1st. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

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{images via Tutto Bella}