Spread some Cheer!

Over the weekend Jared and I enjoyed a waffle breakfast Saturday morning. We rarely do big breakfasts at our house, usually because we're just rushing off to another activity, another to-do list. So it was nice to take the time to sit down, watch a short Christmas show and enjoy some tasty, syrupy goodness together. Plus how cute is this smiley face in our bottle of syrup??
When I saw this smiley face, I told Jared to leave it out because I just had to snap a picture of it! (Typical blogger comment, right?!) Jared laughed at me, but responded, "It really is the little things, isn't it?!" And how true is that?? The littlest things can make me smile so quickly, especially at this time of the year! Just plugging our Christmas tree in when I get home from work, or just seeing a kid's face light up when they see the Santa at the mall- those little things are so precious around the holidays! We can't overlook them!

So Jared and I decided to do something we've never done -bake gingerbread cookies- and then share them with our neighbors -another something we've never done. We decided that if simple things could make us smile, then maybe we could spread a little extra cheer to our neighbors for Christmas-time too.

We made a huge mess, which you'd think wouldn't be possible in a kitchen the size of a postage-stamp, but ohhhh it is! I'm pretty sure there is still flour in random crevices by the microwave, but I'm working on that.

We iced them like pros (ha!) and of course kept a few "mess-ups" for ourselves as well. It was so much fun, just taking the time to actually bake and knowing we were going to share them with our neighbors too. We don't know many of them very well at all, but why not try to bring a smile to their face this holiday season? I know I'd love it!

So spread a little extra Christmas cheer this week- I dare you ;)

31 comments

  1. love love love!!!! I wish I was your neighbor ;)

    we are going to make some more sugar cookies this weekend and actually share some this time around.....we had to make sure they actually tasted good first you know by eating them ALL!

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  2. That's awesome... I think that whole act of sharing food with your neighbors is close to non-existent now so I LOVE that you're doing your part to bring it back. The important things really are the little things <3

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  3. SO fun! I've done that once & want to do it again! It was such a nice thing to do. And yes... it is the little things! That smiley face on the syrup is sooo freaking cute!!!

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  4. So cute, and such a thoughtful thing to do. It really is the little things that make the most difference! :)

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  5. Gingerbread cookies are seriously my favorite EVER. We usually make 4-5 batches every Christmas!!!

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  6. I am needing some waffles right NOW! YUM YUM! That's such a nice idea, giving cookies out to the neighbors. It would be so hard not to eat them all though.

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    1. Oh trust me, we definitely ate our fair share of them- lol! We made quite a few batches ;)

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  7. Well aren't you two more adorable than ever!

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  8. This is so sweet. I've been dying to pay for someone's "something" at the drive thru of Dunkin or Starbucks, but I honestly haven't even been to the drive thru in a while. May have to make a special trip! hahaha

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  9. Your cookies are so pretty!! And good for y'all for being such cheermeisters! I love it! Though some people do become total Grinches and bad drivers and etc. etc., I still firmly believe the holidays bring out the best in people and there's no limit to the happiness each person can spread if they're just intentional and genuine about it. :)

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  10. Your cookies look so good!! And I love the smiley in our syrup too :)

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  11. You two kill me! Cuteness overload, every post!!! Also, totally wishing I was your neighbor now, dangit.

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  12. Where were you when I made these cookies Saturday night?!? I am not a baker, whatsoever. I cut my cookies AFTER they baked and they turned into fluffy fat gingerbread men.

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  13. It is the little things! I think its so nice that you took the time to do that. We recently reinstated 'Pancake Sunday' at our house. Its fun to just sit with Boomer and eat syrupy sugary goodness :)

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  14. Those little things that truly make you smile are worth noticing! That's for sure! It's not a dishonor to be "little"--so many seemingly little things sure add up to bring a lot of joy to the world!

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  15. Aw that's so fun! I would love to do that for our neighbors sometime...though we live in an area with a lot of Jewish families, so Christmas cookies might not be the best thing to do...haha!

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  16. Awww looks like so much fun! I love days like that! :)

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  17. How cute is it that he's wearing a santa hat while baking?? Your cookies turned out so well! Yum!

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  18. This is perfect timing - can you send me the recipe you used? My husband got Ninjabread men cookie cutters from my brother's girlfriend and he's so excited to use them, but we've never made gingerbread cookies and I don't know what is a good recipe :) I love that you shared them with your neighbors. I think we will probably take your lead.

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  19. SO CUTE! You two are adorable. :)

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  20. So, what you're saying is that I should expect a visit from S & P with cookies this week? ;)

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  21. Where is your apron?

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  22. YES! My girlfriends and I made gingerbread the other week but selfishly kept it to ourselves ;)

    Love the syrup smiley!

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  23. Those look delicious and they look so cute!! You have some lucky neighbors. :)

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  24. YUMM. That's what I'm going to do this weekend, and I'm so excited! I love that you gave them out to the neighbors. As soon as we have some I want to do the same :)

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  25. I love it! What a perfect way to spend time together and do something to make someone else's day. You're just happy, happy people. :)

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  26. Where was I at? Man oh man does all that look so yummy..

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