Beyond the Kitchen

Let It Be The Weekend

let it be the weekend

I didn’t want to have to be the one to tell you this, but March has almost come to a close.  You know what’s next?  We’re going to steamroll through April, freak out through May, scream through summer, then Christmas music starts.

It’s scary.  Time is an unstoppable beast… unless you’re sleeping (but even then).

I think we should make time work for us this weekend.  I think we should try to stretch every hour and every minute to its deepest point of relaxation.  A time massage?  Is that possible?

Maybe it’s a good weekend to get nice and cozy with a few of your favorite things… unless you’re like, a bridesmaid in your best friend’s wedding… in which case, NO COZY FOR YOU!

Here are some of my favorite weekend cozy essentials.  Maybe some of these elements will inspire you to make some hot coffee, pull out the pretty stationary, flip through a new but forgotten cookbook, and just maybe… take a few moments to daydream.  Also… there better be brunch.  On the real, on the reg.

I’m revisiting The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook.  It’s from famed Seattle restaurant dude, Tom Douglas.  There’s a recipe for Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie that has my name aaaallll over it.

I’m so smitten by this stationery from Minted.  It feels so special to write notes on personalized stationary.  I love this watercolor look.  And this sweet monogrammed situation makes me feel fancy.

Also… am I the only dork that’s totally into stamping their handwritten letters with monogrammed wax!?  Lettered stamps and sealing wax make letter writing sooo worth it!

Sometimes I receive gifts that I deem ‘too good to use’.  Take this pretty turquoise journal.  It’s leather-bound and utterly lovely.  I’ve got it in my brain that no words I put together are good enough for its pages.  That’s ridiculous.  I’m taking pen to paper this weekend!

Have you read the book One Hundred Demons?  If you’re a thinking and feeling woman in the world, I think you should read it.  It’s a cartoon narrative (yea, I said that) about love and growth, awkward times and forgiveness.  Lynda Barry lays it all out there.

Have some strawberries this weekend!  In California they’re starting to get good.

Speaking of strawberries.  I’m testing recipes for the second Joy the Baker Cookbook (it’s happening), and I’m going to nail a recipe for Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream if it kills me (which it probably won’t).

Lastly, let there be brunch.  This Creme Fraiche Quiche was, and continues to be, THE BUSINESS!

I love you most sincerely.  Enjoy your weekend time!

xo joy