Friends, I am sitting down to write this update to you with a full heart and a gratefulness that I can’t express! Just a few short months ago I was announcing that we sold out of Keepsake Kitchen Diaries- and although we received more back in stock for the holidays, we have yet again sold out (!!!) I wanted to take the opportunity to explain a bit more…

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is an heirloom recipe keeper and journal with room to record recipes along with the memories that coincide with themWhen we first produced the Keepsake Kitchen Diary we had no idea what would happen! The concept was something near and dear to my heart (you can read that story here) and I knew I personally wanted to own it! This was our first time manufacturing a product like this and it was both exciting and scary! Selling out this past October was an amazing validation to our entire team and we couldn’t have been more thrilled. We were able to get more back in stock and, thanks to the amazing work of our shipping team, ship them just in time for Christmas.

We produced what we felt would get us through the holiday season and far into the spring, but yet again, your support and love for the Kitchen Diary this holiday season blew us away! I didn’t expect to be letting you all know in January that we are sold out again. As a small business, we do our best to gauge our ordering and manufacturing. We want to make sure we have everything available to our customers, but at the same time, manage our inventory and grow in a smart way. This is a tricky balance and I appreciate your patience with us and we continue to figure everything out.

Every tab in the Keepsake Kitchen Diary features a hand-drawn illustration by Valerie McKeehanWith all that being said, I’m happy to tell you that more Keepsake Kitchen Diaries are on their way! They will be shipping out to arrive on your doorstep at the beginning of May (just in time for Mother’s Day). You can still reserve & purchase your diaries on lilyandval.com.  They are listed as “back-ordered” and will ship to you as soon as they hit our warehouse. As the date gets closer, we will continue to update you.

You may also be able to find diaries in person from one of our wonderful wholesale customers! Find a retailer near you by searching here.

In the meantime…

For those who already have their Kitchen Diary or are in anticipation of receiving yours, we will continue to use the Keepsake Kitchen Diary Instagram (@keesapekitchendiary) for updates, recipes, ideas, & decorating inspiration! Our goal for this feed is to provide inspiration for using your books and to share what others in the Kitchen Diary community are creating!

We’ve heard from some of you that you feel intimidated to dive in, but I encourage you to let go of the pressure and get messy!! You don’t need to be artistic at all to make the pages beautiful. The imperfections are part of what will make the book real and well-loved. We do hope these posts inspire you to make the pages your own and create a memorable heirloom.

If you have recipes, stories, and decorated pages to share with us, please do so using #keepsakekitchendiary and tagging us!

The Keepsake Kitchen Diary is a recipe keeper and journal and makes a perfect gift for a baker or foodieThe Keepsake Kitchen Diary in an heirloom recipe keeper book and journal to hold your most precious memories surrounding foodAs always, thank you from the bottom of my heart. When you purchase from Lily & Val it means the world to myself and our small team. We want to continue to create meaningful art and products and your support allows us to do this. For that, we are grateful beyond words. xoxo

Thank you cross-stitch note card from Lily & Val