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We recently had new neighbors move in next door and I wanted to bring over something to welcome them to the neighborhood. I think it’s worth noting when you’re putting together a housewarming gift, it doesn’t need to be expensive. Something homemade or specially wrapped I think feels like you put more time and care into it and feels special. I’m showing you how to create a thoughtful housewarming gift.
And scroll down for my free printable to add to your housewarming gift!
How to create a thoughtful housewarming gift
1.) Start with your vessel
I think baskets or decorative trays are a great place to start and nice way to deliver your gift.
I found a similar one to the one I used at Target.
This is such an easy weeknight meal and pure comfort food without being too heavy! I usually make enough for leftovers to have for lunch the next day. Chicken sausage with warm creamy pasta and peppery arugula topped with fresh Parmesan cheese (I use mozzarella for the boys because they don’t like “stinky cheese”). Sharing my recipe below.
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Who else has a tendency in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep to scroll Amazon and buy random stuff? I’m sharing some of my favorite recent late night Amazon purchases below. As always, everything is linked making it easy to shop.
My Recent Late Night Amazon Purchases
Bissel steamshot– You know you’re an adult when you get excited over cleaning stuff. This was a purchase influenced by Jacki at Crazylifewithlittles. Clean tough spots with the power of steam like the inside of your microwave, grout, carpets, etc.
Frother– be your own barista at home and whip up some delicious coffee drinks. I even use it on my protein shakes to make them really foamy and pour into my coffee. Sooo good.
Electric kettle– waiting for water to heat up when you just want a cup of tea or your french press coffee is the worst am I right? This electric kettle is so fast and looks cute on your counter.
Pruners – I needed a good set of garden pruners and these are really comfortable and easy to use!
Jumpsuit– This girl’s never met a jumpsuit that she didn’t like and this one is no exception. This jumpsuit is perfect for summer on its own or you can wear with a tshirt underneath or jacket over for fall. Comes in lots of different patterns/color options. TTS.
One of the things on our summer bucket listthis year was to make homemade ice cream. This recipe is for easy homemade no churn ice cream and the best part is the flavor options are endless! I did a little experimenting in the kitchen last weekend and put two flavor combinations to the test. I’m sharing them below.
Easy Homemade No Churn Ice Cream
The base for the ice cream is super simple with only 4 ingredients – heavy whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and salt. Once you have the base, you can add in whatever your taste buds desire to make different flavor combos.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks start to form.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and salt
Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk mixture into the heavy whipping cream until combined.
If serving plain vanilla ice cream, spoon into a bread loaf pan or glass container. Cover and freeze.
If making flavored ice cream, add in your mix-ins of choice and then follow step 4.
2 of my favorite flavor combinations are lemon blueberry and one that I named “Salty Mama”.
This one is just so refreshing and perfect for summer. Prepare the ice cream using the recipe above. Add in 1 cup of blueberries (I did mine whole but I would probably suggest quartered or mashed) and 1 tbsp lemon zest. Freeze as instructed. Prior to serving, top with some additional grated lemon zest to taste.
This one is definitely richer! Peanut butter and nutella flavored topped with salty pretzels for the perfect sweet and salty combo.
Prepare the vanilla ice cream base. Using a mixer, mix in 1 cup of peanut butter and 1/2 cup of nutella until smooth. Freeze in your loaf pan or container. Prior to serving, top with crushed pretzels. Mmmmmm.