The Year of Cozy, Cover and Pre-Order!!!


The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme

This is the cover of my new book, The Year of Cozy!

Please judge this book by its cover because I think it’s a good indication of what’s inside. There is lots of pie (naturally). There are pretty flower arrangements. There are fluffy things like whipped cream and soft fabrics. And those crafting scissors make an appearance or two. Also, AMELIA. That bitch is in da book A LOT.

I’m like one part excited and happy to share this with you and another part completely petrified. Like, part of me wants to hide under my bed and come out after the holidays. I’m at my most comfortable in the kitchen, writing and cooking and listening to music and saying inappropriate jokes with Billy. The part that scares me the most is having to present something like this to you, to shout this off the rooftops. This is the part that feels very uncomfortable. But here I am, screaming at you! Haha.

That’s not to say I’m not incredibly proud of this book. This book is personal. It feels like good piece of me is throughout; in the recipes and in the writing and in the use of lots of pale pink and grey and orange. It’s me.


There’s lots of Amelia in this book, too. TONS! She has a dog leash and doggie doughnuts and, and…lots more. This book is one part crafts, one part recipes with tidbits about how to make your days a bit more meaningful and exciting and fun.

The book is really about being happy. I cook and create because nothing makes me happier. And I firmly believe that this is the reason you probably do it, too. These recipes are meant to bring sparks of joy in the midst of our mundane and sometimes challenging lives. We can’t always control the larger things in life, like our jobs and relationships and family problems, but we can control how we spend our Saturday mornings. This book is about living with a bit of intention.

There will be more posts about the book, leading up to its release, which is October 6th (EEEK!). I want to write a post about making this book because OMG was it equal parts fun/hard/sweaty (heatwaves galore!).


I also think it might be helpful to see a proposal process?!

Honestly, writing this book reaffirmed my belief that nothing makes me happier than making, creating, cooking and hanging out with Amelia.

In publishing, pre-orders are extremely important. So, this is me pleading with you to pre-order. It also means that come October 5th or 6th, you’ll have this cute thing right at your doorstep! Also on Amazon it’s on sale for only $13!! (That’s about half off!)

Thanks in advance for your support. I can’t do it without you.

The Year of Cozy is available here for pre-orders! Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Indiebound

(Above are some behind-the-scenes pics. For more go to Instagram and look up #TheYearofCozy)


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  • Reply Ileana July 20, 2015 at 5:06 am

    Congrats on your book! Love the cover.

  • Reply Ashlae July 20, 2015 at 5:49 am

    !!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for this. High fives, woman – that cover is a beaut.

  • Reply Lisa July 20, 2015 at 6:11 am

    How exciting! Congratulations on your book! I will pre-order for sure! All the best to you!

  • Reply krystal Mcmahon July 20, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Pre-ordered!!! I can not wait!!!!! 😀

  • Reply Mary Frances July 20, 2015 at 6:38 am

    It looks fantastic! Congratulations!

  • Reply Sarah July 20, 2015 at 6:47 am

    I’m so excited for this!

  • Reply Caroline July 20, 2015 at 7:09 am

    October 6th will be just like Christmas. Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work!! 🙂

  • Reply Alice July 20, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Congrats! The cover is beautiful, I’m excited for this to come out. 🙂

  • Reply Ashley Nathalie July 20, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Yay! Just pre-ordered mine! So excited 🙂

  • Reply Sydney | Modern Granola July 20, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Yay! Congratulations! It looks so beautiful and amazing! And best title ever! October can’t come fast enough 🙂
    xx Sydney

  • Reply Shrutika Sachdev July 20, 2015 at 9:15 am

    You were one of my first Food Blogger Inspirations! Pre-ordered and can’t wait!!!

  • Reply Jenna July 20, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Congratulations!!! Pre-ordered!! Cover is so so beautiful, can’t wait to receive it!

  • Reply stephanie @ iamafoodblog July 20, 2015 at 10:05 am

    girlfriend, this cover is EVERYTHING!! i cannot cannot wait to get my mitts on this book! i’m so looking forward to living cozy 🙂

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 20, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Thanks girlfriend! Might vom today but trying to keep it together. Haha.

  • Reply Mel July 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Happy to help support what has become an awesome and inspiring career for you! You’re the wo-man.

  • Reply Nella July 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Been following you for a while now and i have to say…i’m so getting your book! I actually don’t cook at all but i love all of your recipes…they make me want to learn to cook! Also…love Amelia! She’s such a charmer 😉

    Greetings from Lima, Peru! 🙂

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 20, 2015 at 10:30 am

      Oh amazing you’re from Peru. I have a few Peruvian-inspired recipes in the book because my mama is Peruvian. I hope you love it. Thank you! oxox

  • Reply Allison from Baking: a Love Story July 20, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Absolutely gorgeous. So excited to get my copy!

  • Reply Cindy July 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

    CONGRATS!! Your Pancakes book is literally a weekend staple around here. It’s our go-to for pancake making. I am so excited about this new book–for you AND for it to arrive on my doorstep on a few months. And, that cover. LOVELIEST.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 20, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Whaaa!! That makes my day. Thanks, Cindy. I appreciate your support, for reals.

  • Reply Jonathan July 20, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Adrianna! First off CONGRATS! Such a beautiful cover and I’m OBSESSED with that font!!!!! Can’t wait too see it/cook from it/cry all over it!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      If it makes you cry, please send me a selfie! Thanks in advance! xoxo

  • Reply Abby July 20, 2015 at 11:01 am

    So much beauty. This is incredible.

  • Reply Michelle July 20, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Everything about this is so awesome!! Like !!!!11!!! exciting!

    “The book is really about being happy” <— This x 1000. Thank you for taking the time to share your happiness (and Amelia) with the rest of us. She really is such a show stealer. Was probably a little bit difficult not to have a dog paw in the cover. I half expected one. She's so sneaky like that.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Umm… she was supposed to be on the cover. It was an older iteration but she would’ve completely stolen the show. Now she’s on the back cover in full effect. Will show it to you soon! xoxo

  • Reply Alanna July 20, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Congratulations Adrianna – the book looks spectacular!

  • Reply Abby @ The Frosted Vegan July 20, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I seriously can’t wait to get this book! I just pre-ordered it (YAY!) and probs will forget about it til October, so it will be a nice little surprise in a few months 🙂 Congrats girlfriend!! xo

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      I always do this and I’m like what the hell is this, ohhh yeaa!!! Haha. Thank you, appreciate you! x

  • Reply Oshaun Sasso July 20, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Congratulations Adrianna….. I’m very happy for you and I wish you all the best with your new book!!!!!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks, Oshaun! So lovely to hear from you, hope you’re well!

  • Reply Tiffany July 20, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    I pre-ordered!!! The cover looks great! Can’t wait for it to get here in October!

  • Reply Emily @ Life on Food July 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Its beautiful! I definitely shop books by there cover and this one would be in my arms for sure.

  • Reply Rudi July 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Done and dusted – I look forward to seeing your e-mail address pop up in my in box. So its nice to be able to let you know in a real sense how much I enjoy you blog.

  • Reply Dawn Graham July 20, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Congratulations! Definitely preordering. =)

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 21, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks, Dawn! I appreciate you!

      • Reply Dawn Graham July 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm

        I appreciate all your fantastic, amazing recipes! Pre-order done. It will be a nice surprise in October. Can’t wait.

  • Reply Susan Mohr July 20, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Just pre-ordered 3 copies!! Love the cover and lot your blog and recipes!

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme July 21, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Omygoodness you’re so sweet. Thank you! Hope to see you soon!

  • Reply Kate July 21, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Congratulations! Preordering today!

  • Reply Lisa Conner July 21, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Of course I’ll order, be nuts not to! Congrats on your beautiful book! Can’t wait:)

  • Reply Courtney July 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Congrats. I read this blog and Minimalist Baker exclusively for my weekly recipes. Love your site, humor, photos, and recipes. Cheers and congratulations. Just got my pre-order.

  • Reply Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    The cover is gorgeous, huge congrats! So glad Amelia will be making multiple appearances too ;).

  • Reply Beverley July 22, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Adrianna I’m so happy that this book is coming out. Can’t wait to see all your lovely recipes in print…this is super duper exciting…UK can’t wait either xoxo

  • Reply Chrissy July 24, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I judge your cover as awesome. Congrats!

  • Reply sarah July 25, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Order placed! Congratulations! Can’t wait till Oct 6th!

  • Reply Bekah July 26, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Ordered it!! So excited!!!

  • Reply Valeria July 30, 2015 at 7:34 am

    Congratulations!! I am a fan of your recipies, I have cooked several myself over the last few months. Your blog is amazing and it got me into cooking. I will definatelly pre-order your book!! I hope some of my favorite recipies made it in…either way, it will give me the opportunity to try new things. So excited to get it!! Thank you for giving me so many happy hours in the kitchen 🙂 🙂

  • Reply Nini July 30, 2015 at 8:34 am

    AHHH SO EXCITED!!! Definitely ordering it! Your blog is the best.

  • Reply Lucy August 3, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Congratulations! It looks lovely!

  • Reply Alana August 10, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    WOW!! That’s a good looking cover! HUGE congrats!!

  • Reply Christine August 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

    So obvi I LOVE your recipes and your humor. But I HAD to preorder this amazing accomplishment you’ve put out because …. Well….Amelia! That darn corgi has my heart <3 I will need another for my other foodie dog-loving friend. *cue Karate Kid music – You're the best, AROUND!*

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme August 26, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Hahha. She and I thank you. And she’s in this book A LOT so you shouldn’t be too disappointed. Thanks so much for the pre-order! xoxo

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