Kitchen Love: Filling my Space with Joy

Everyone has their very own unique relationship with their kitchen. Some love it, others don't, and many are sort of indifferent. I knew that in order to sustain my career as a YouTube 'Chef' I would need to make sure my kitchen was always a place I loved to be in. I learned this early on in my cooking days too - if I didn't like being in there, I wouldn't cook anything. 


So with that in mind, I consciously decided to only fill my kitchen with beauty and joy. This includes the food I cook with, the tools I use, and the art and pictures that line my walls. 


The tools that I use are ones that feel good to my body, and bring me joy when I pull them off the wall. Every time I pull one of my Japanese knives off the magnetic holder I get a tiny excited shiver that runs down my back and into my belly. I wonder if that's common...?


Trust yourself. One of the hardest things to do, I'd say, and I haven't fully learned how to do that yet... but some days I can. This helps to remind me that I am on the right path, and that Stump Kitchen is what I am meant to do with my life.

My grandma knit this tea cozy. My friend Jenna with Patch & Sparrow Embroidery made the button. I love how they look together.


Keeping stump-themed tidbits around is just fun! 

I love keeping my inspiration close by, to see some of the rad cooks and recipe makers that helped to shape my journey in the kitchen.


My grandma's timer keeps the best time of all the timers I've had. This keeps her close to me as I cook and bake.


There's not a day that goes by that I don't need to read this. This bunny hangs right beside my as I slice and dice, reminding me that I am loved for who I am, in all of the ways that I come.

Thanks for coming on this kitchen our with me :) Be sure to check out Stump Kitchen's Videos, Cooking Classes, and Merch!

BlogAlexis Hillyard