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“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright vintage copper kettles and warm oven mittens. Brown parchment packages stuffed with fish and tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite thingggsssss.”
You sang along with me right then, didn’t you?
Ever since starting this blog back in 2009, I’ve always wanted to encourage anyone reading to add a little joy to his or her food-life. Whether that means using a pretty little vintage plate when eating an afternoon snack or investing in really beautiful and functional kitchenware.
Finding “balance” when it comes to “joyful” is remembering to keep things simple. I know! I know! That’s hard to do! Try walking in to William-Sonoma and telling yourself that when the clearance table is beckoning!
Guess what? I did something for you!
I created a curated Amazon storefront with twelve simple and joyful food-related categories. These are items that inspire me and many of them are my everyday staples.
If you’re looking for joyful inspiration that is balanced and simple, here are five ideas to get you going.
Let’s get started!
Shop with me: 5 joyful things:
1. Slow Living
When we’re feeling overwhelmed, it can be a challenge to find the joy in the big things, let alone the little things. I’m a big fan of author Brooke McAlary’s Slow: Simple Living For A Frantic World. This book is a fun read and one of the best guides that I have read to help eliminate the stuff in life that drags us down. Read it and let’s talk about it!
2. Joyful Kitchenware
File this under part nostalgia and part “wow, this is an amazing ice cream scooper!” A million years ago when I lived in Central California, Dennis and I would go to Thrifty’s Drug Store and get the 50c ice cream cones. I found it FASCINATING to watch them scoop the square-ish scoops. This brilliant old timey ice cream scooper does the work for you and you’ll get perfect scoops every time.
3. Cozy Your Kitchen
4. Joyful Beverageware
If you drink good beer, you need a good way to pop the cap off, right? This high-quality German RESEALABLE beer bottle opener ensures an airtight seal. If you’re a slow drinker who likes to savor and wants to keep the freshness inside the bottle, get this!
5. Simple Meal Prepping
5350+ reviewers on amazon have given these 3-pack
Simple Joyful Food shop:
I hope you enjoyed these curated items I picked for you today. If you click on any of the links, it will take you to my storefront and you can browse all the items. Because – let’s face it – amazon is BURSTING with so many great finds! Sometimes we just need someone to guide us to the good things.
I also add a SHOP PAGE to the menu header of this blog for when you want to come back and browse.
If you have discovered awesome food-related items, share the link in the comments! Let’s help each other add more joy to our lives.