Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Who are the people in your neighborhood?

....they're the people that you meet, when you're walking down the street, they're the people that you meet each day!!!!!!! When the hubby and I decided to sell our house (aka-"the beast") and move downtown, people thought we boarded the crazy train. We had lived so long in the land of gated communities, it was a normal thing to need a "code" to visit your neighbor. Ridiculous I tell ya! I longed so much for a real sense of community. You know, where you KNOW your neighbors?? And my wish has been granted:) Meet Jen. She's my sweet neighbor who also moved from the land 0' gates not long after we did. We share a love for our "hood" and everyone who lives in it. We decided to host a little meet and greet this last Sunday on our boulevard, it's this fabulous patch of grass that goes all the way down the middle of our street:)

We passed out flyers, and nervously waited for everyone (or anyone) to show up:). And they did!!

Here is my next door neighbor. He's a psychiatrist and has the most captivating stories! Sitting on the porch with him and a bottle of wine is always entertaining. It's comforting to know I'm just steps away from a man who can make me feel better about my addiction to addiction television :)

Here's Jen again. Yeah, check those guns. Nope, not a personal trainer. She imports and exports fishing lures:) Rico to be exact. My hubby was dying when he heard this:) And because I think she's awesome I'll mention that she has a fab building for sale:)

Behind her, our neighborhood Rocket Scientist. Okay, Aerospace Engineer. What? Doesn't every neighborhood have one? Well you should. He's fabulously intelligent and equally hilarious:)

And here's my new little friend Tori. She thinks it's great that her name rhymes with Dorie:)

Her little sis Addie. I know! Adorable:)

This little guy entertained himself with straws and ice:) cause what else do you need?

Sweet girl in white? 8TH GRADE!! What?? I seriously did not look like that in 8th grade. I think they're talking about "the guy with the handlebar mustache?" JK! I really don't know what they were talking about:)

And here's Gretchen. She works at the zoo and is my fellow co-dependant Pisces. She's reeally funny and has the biggest heart for animals.

These are just a few of the peeps that showed up to our little party. Jen and I were actually surprised how many did come! It just goes to show ya- neighbors reeeally do want to get to know each other, and I think that's fantastic:)

Enjoy you're Easter weekend and hey, get to know the people around you. It really is what life should be about right? :)

**Don't forget about the Giveaway!! Just two weeks left!!


  1. That's so great you know all of your neighbors! We don't live in a gated community...but sadly we only know a few of
    the neighbors.
    Great photos!!
    Have a wonderful Easter Dorie,

  2. What great fun! It's good to get to know each other! I have fantastic neighbors and love them all. I know they would do anything to help us out and we would do the same for them. It just goes to show you there are good people all around us but we'll never know unless we make the effort. Good job!

  3. What a great idea to get the neighbors together! I must admit I live in a gated "hood" but we do know most of the neighbors and there is something to be said for not having just anyone roam around the area that we do not know. With that being said imagine who we could/would meet if we had roamers! :D

    love your blog, photos and stories!

  4. We here in Queentuckey have a monthly happy hour. It's so much fun. I also have a neighbor who is a psychiatrist and when I talk to her she just nods her head and says "mm hm".

  5. I LOVE YOUR NEW BACKGROUND!....and your hoody party.
    so may interesting peeples out there to know.

  6. I worked with Dt T.O. (as we called him). We have partied at each others' homes! And the next time you see him say hi from me.

  7. oh my goodness! thank you for the comment on my blog - so happy to have found yours. guess what? you're the owner of my dream house in downtown mesa. seriously. i've been obsessed with it for years and years.

    what you've done with the house is beautiful! right now we're in the evergreen historic district, but would eventually love to move south of university, closer to where you are. so... just in case you're ready to move on and restore another house down there in 8+ years... can we buy yours?! :)

  8. dang girl, you in the hood now! lol :) we don't like in a gated com either, but we're only friends with one of them. everybody else were just friendly with. we just tend to keep to ourselves. the party looks like it was lots of fun, great idea! p.s. please tell Jen, nice gunz :)