Sunday, March 3, 2013

What I Did Today

A couple of weeks ago a good friend of mine lost his Dad, and it was unexpected.  I wanted to do something, but let's face it we all get way too many flowers and plants when something like this happens, so I did not do anything at that time except to give them a hug and tell them how sorry I was for their loss.  The last few weeks have been very trying and exhausting for them to handle all the estate details and dealing with the will, legal details and such.  So yesterday I went shopping and got all the things I would need to fix them up a little goody basket.  Here's what I did...

I went to The Dollar Tree and bought two bags of shredded satin ribbon in a pretty emerald green.  Then I went to Wal-Mart and bought a $4.88 square white plate and then the grocery store to pick up a few things I needed to make the things I knew they would love.

So I washed and dried the plate and applied a fancy vinyl "Y" since that's what their last name begins with.  Then I made a batch of double chocolate pecan cookies. and filled their personalized plate.
 Then I wrapped them in plastic wrap and added my cute little Small Town label...

I made a batch of my homemade chicken salad that I know they love and made homemade yeast rolls and baked them.  I put everything in a white basket with the green shredded ribbon and tied a big bow on one side of the basket and delivered it to their house.

I was so pleased when I got to their house because they were working in their garage going through boxes and boxes of personal items from their Dad and they were all starving!  I am so glad I waited and did not send flowers because I think they will enjoy their goody basket much more and I know I thoroughly enjoyed making it for them.

So, what did you do today?


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  1. What a great idea, Ginger, and I am sure it was much appreciated. xo

  2. Thanks Barbara. They were so excited and very appreciative. Hope your weekend was good. We finally have a little sunshine.

  3. lovely & sweet idea. so warm & cozy. you are a true friend. i know she & her family will feel loved & so special. ( :

  4. This was a great idea and so thoughtful of you.

  5. You are so sweet, my friend. This is the most thoughtful gift and I know they appreciated it. When you're going through hard times, having a sweet basket brought by means so much more. Wish I could give you a special HUG!

  6. This is the best gift! After having experienced a similar situation with the loss of my mother, I so understand. You are truly a sweetheart!

    Now, are you going to share the recipes, how you did the vinyl letter and the stickers? :)

    Hugs to you!

  7. A thoughtful gift that will never be forgotten!

  8. What a sweet friend you are, Ginger and I bet it was just when they needed it most.

  9. That was so nice to make a goodie basket for them, Ginger. I'm sure they loved it. The double chocolate pecan cookies look so yummy. I love how you put everything in a basket and put green ribbon in it with a bow on the side. That 'Y' is so pretty, very clever. I'm so sorry that your friend's dad passed away. I am feeling sad today too because my cousin is very sick right now, and not doing well. Life can be hard sometimes, you know? But what you did in friendship by making this basket shows that you are truly a special person. Love you, Ginger.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  10. That was so kind of you! Food is the great comfort, and in times of grief it's usually lost to obligation and emotion. In those times, true friends like yourself bring the best kind of comfort. :)

  11. How thoughtful, Ginger. I know they appreciated it!


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