Hello friends. It’s SUNDAY!
This week I’m thinking about little gifts. I was chatting with my friend Trevor on the phone about how we’re going to shoot an upcoming live tv segment. All business – but before we got off the phone Trevor says, hey I have a song I want you to listen to. He sent me this Henry Mancini song and said he heard it and was sharing it with everyone he connected with that day. It’s that just the sweetest offering? Next time I talk to Trevor I need to remind him that his friendship is a gift. Who do you need to pass that sentiment on to? (Spotify)
Below is the offering this week. I hope this finds you well and I hope you take only what you need here:
• Prepare your hearts – I made another Joy the Baker Holiday Magazine for you! It’s a great one, friends! The magazine will be on grocery store shelves nationwide (and in Canada) on November 1st BUT you can order it online now and get it a few weeks early! (Magazineshop.us)
• My friend Sara just joined the 5am Club (well… she’s reading the book and setting her alarm for 5am) and it made me realize I’ve been part of my own little 5:30am club for the last few years. I’m a morning person and I love getting up in the dark and pitzing around the house getting ready for the day as the sun comes up. I’m most productive in the morning so I really try to take advantage of those morning hours because after 2pm I reeeaaaallllyyyy slow down. Tell me you. Are you a morning person? Could you be part of the 5am Club? (Amazon)
• This was an incredible read. All of the little things that have to come together. Writing Eleanor Rigby by Paul McCartney (The New Yorker)
• Listened to this powerful podcast this week: RadioLab: The Queen of Dying (WNYCStudios)
• Dust off those keyboards and take this free online piano less from Kelsey Georgesen with me: 3 Ways To Play Jingle Bells. And see more ways to learn from Kelsey here! (Kelsey Georgesen)
• I’ve been staring down a nearly full canister of masa harina (cornflour) in my pantry. If memory serves, it’s been in there since a frenzied tortilla and pupusa making journey during the early days of the pandemic. Turns out I don’t use cornflour that often but this inspiration from King Arthur Flour might have me singing a different tune (and buying another bag). I particularly have my eye on Tamal de Cazuela and Whipped Lemon Shortbread. (A Cozy Kitchen / King Arthur Flour)
• Here’s a recipe for Kale, Sausage and White Bean Soup I left here on Pinterest for you.
• I baked a very chill 8 dozen of these Halloween Sugar Cookies and I support you doing the same. (Joy the Baker)
• We all have our own super powers. Mine has something to do with butter and sugar, I’m sure of it. In my heart, I deeply wish my super power was this sort of karaoke moment from one of my favorite bands, Joseph. (Instagram)
• Jon’s Chocolate Cinnamon Sandwich Cookies are my ideal proportion of cookie to frosting. (The Candid Appetite)
• Let’s hang out! I’m hosting 3 events (so far!) this fall. Meet me at Williams Sonoma Knoxville, Dallas, and Houston in the next few weeks. Click the city links for details. It’s free! There will be cake! We’ll have magazines for sale and we’ll chat about holiday baking! Come say hey, please! I’d love to see you! (Squadup.com)
• I took the image above at Suzonne’s house. (Flower Magazine)
Enjoy your Sunday, friends!
My love to you.
I was more of a morning person before the pandemic, now my works stress me so much during the day that I go to bed early in the evening and wake up never before 6.45!
I love the wee hours of the morning! It’s 4:30 for me – my cats and dogs make sure I’m up to start their day! Love the Mancini – my mom was a huge Mancini fan and I was raised listening to those smooth, lush tunes. Thanks for the share!
YAY DALLAS! Just bought two tickets!!!! Can’t wait to say hi!
Iv never been a morning person, and doubt I’ll ever be. I like he g up at night. Thanks for this week’s offerings, Joy!
Hello Joy! I’m with you about mornings! It’s nice to have a few minutes to myself. I just got a ticket to see you in Dallas. Looking forward to meeting you in person!
I’m a morning person as well. I like to power through as much as I can before 9am, when the emails and calls start coming in.
I also love getting up early, usually between 5 and 5:30. I enjoy the peacefulness of the morning, while listening to my outside world wake up. And Sundays especially, starting the day with “joy the baker”. And most recently, ending the day watching Lucy Lawless’s new show “My Life is Murder”. She solves crimes and bakes bread. :)
Love that show too !! I’m devastated that it’s over …..
I’m a very reluctant member of the 5am club thanks to my commute for work, but the longer I do it, the more I’m starting to like it. Something nice about being up & about before the rest of the world, you know?
I get up at 04:50 every weekday morning for an hour plus commute to work. So, I think that I qualify for the 5 am club.
I have become more of a morning person by choice as of late, but growing up I was not keen on 5:45 am. Now I love it- and also need to because the dog won’t let me sleep in! Fingers crossed you make it to Chicago, but also fingers crossed I make it to Nola for an IRL Bakehouse class! Hope everyone has a great week!
Good morning all. I’m. definitely wasn’t a morning person until I started fostering the stray neighborhood kittens and feeding the adults. Now, with a new job and them to feed it’s 5am 24/7.
Joy I hope you make your way up to Philadelphia. I’d love meet you. Thank you for the inspiration and I hope Tron is well.
Good morning, Joy! I, too, am a member of the 5:00 am crowd (actually 4:30 thanks to one of our cats). I’ve always been a morning person, and enjoy the quiet time before anyone else is awake and moving. And I’m also in your boat about slowing way down around 2 pm.
Our family is muttering about having a cookie bake off around Christmas. I believe Jon’s cookies will make the final cut…yum!
I hope your running is progressing as you like. Have a happy week ??