The Journal

The Sweet Melissa Journal is a quarterly publication with a focus on seasonal living, recipes, rituals, kitchen, home & garden. Each issue is meant to inspire a slower, more comforting life while embracing the changing seasons.

Thoughtfully & intentionally created by founder Melissa Miller—all design, photography, illustrations, and words are her own.

- MELISSA MILLER

"I picture you sitting with a cup of coffee, flipping through the journal...being inspired for the months ahead. My hope is to offer a respite from the chaos many of us deal with in everyday life."

The Sweet Melissa Journal Gift Set include all the most recent four seasonal print editions—Spring Vol 05, Summer Vol 06, Fall Vol 07, and Winter Vol 08. Full of recipes, inspiration, and ways to embrace each season. A perfect gift for yourself or others. 

The Journals are 52 pages filled with recipes, articles, and heartfelt words to inspire you each season. Printed in the U.S. with high quality matte cover + heavyweight paper. Timeless in nature—ideal for gifting & treasuring.

Sweet Melissa Journal Vol No. 5-8 Gift Set

This issue abounds with wonderful ideas to keep the winter blues away for the months to come. As featured on the cover, snowy-topped gingerbread houses look great displayed throughout the season. When cold weather keeps you homebound, host a game night with delicious homemade snacks. Plus, create festive accents using dried citrus and pressed flowers to adorn gifts or use as decoration.

The Journal is available in both print & digital versions—52 pages with recipes, articles, and heartfelt words to inspire you each season. Printed in the U.S. with high quality matte cover + heavyweight paper—the Journal is meant to be kept & displayed. The content is timeless in nature, no ads, and created with the hopes you can step away from the chaos of everyday life & social media to take a moment for yourself.

In this winter issue of the Sweet Melissa Journal, harness the magic of the season and let your eyes twinkle from lit trees, scented wreaths, rustic pinecones, and dangling mistletoe.

Winter Issue Vol. 08

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Digital edition is easily viewed on all mobile devices or desktop computer. Comes with PDF versions for desktop, iPad/tablet, and mobile phones.

Winter issue vol no. 08 | digital edition $4

This issue is an ode to fall with loads of inspiration to help you savor the season. Pumpkin takes center stage in a delicious soft frosted cookie recipe, plus on the cover with a scrumptious pumpkin pie martini. Throughout the pages, you'll find stunning autumn colors in a vineyard, an outdoor pizza party, and a highlight on local honey.

The Journal is available in both print & digital versions—52 pages with recipes, articles, and heartfelt words to inspire you each season. Printed in the U.S. with high quality matte cover + heavyweight paper—the Journal is meant to be kept & displayed. The content is timeless in nature, no ads, and created with the hopes you can step away from the chaos of everyday life & social media to take a moment for yourself.

In this fall issue of the Sweet Melissa Journal, let the scent of cinnamon and crunch of leaves fill your senses. The fleeting season of autumn is one to be cherished.

Fall Issue Vol. 07

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Digital edition is easily viewed on all mobile devices or desktop computer. Comes with PDF versions for desktop, iPad/tablet, and mobile phones.

fall issue vol no. 07 | digital edition $4

In this issue, an alfresco lunch in the garden scene graces the cover—showcasing a delectable peaches & cream cake, poblano corn chowder, and chamomile peach sun tea. A blueberry extravaganza highlights three unique ways to use up your u-pick harvest. Plus, find my always popular fudge brownie recipe that is perfect for cookouts or picnics.

The Journal is available in both print & digital versions—52 pages with recipes, articles, and heartfelt words to inspire you each season. Printed in the U.S. with high quality matte cover + heavyweight paper—the Journal is meant to be kept & displayed. The content is timeless in nature, no ads, and created with the hopes you can step away from the chaos of everyday life & social media to take a moment for yourself.

The summer issue of the Sweet Melissa Journal transports you to warm days spent blueberry picking, making ice cream, and walking through beach grasses at the lakefront.

Summer Issue Vol. 06

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Digital edition is easily viewed on all mobile devices or desktop computer. Comes with PDF versions for desktop, iPad/tablet, and mobile phones.

summer issue vol no. 06 | digital edition $4

A buttermilk glazed carrot cake makes a show-stopping dessert for a bright & cheery brunch, alongside deviled eggs, lemon cream pasta, an asparagus galette, and citrus cocktail. You’ll also find ways to spend a rainy day, a calming lavender stress relief dough recipe, plus a how-to on growing edible flowers.

In this issue of the Sweet Melissa Journal, the liveliness of spring is in full force. Notice the skip in your step that comes from the excitement of a brand new season. 

Spring Issue Vol. 05

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Digital edition is easily viewed on all mobile devices or desktop computer. Comes with PDF versions for desktop, iPad/tablet, and mobile phones.

spring issue vol no. 05 | digital edition $4

In this issue, you’ll find a collection of sweet recipes that make perfect little edible gifts, and the coziest dinner of white cheddar fondue and homemade dutch oven bread. Plus, the decadent vanilla chai hot chocolate from the cover may become your new go-to for the season.

The winter issue of the Sweet Melissa Journal is an ode to hibernation. Indulge in all things cozy + warm. Bring joy to others with sweet treats. Relax & recharge.

Winter Issue Vol. 04

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Digital edition is easily viewed on all mobile devices or desktop computer. Comes with PDF versions for desktop, iPad/tablet, and mobile phones.

WINTER issue vol no. 04 | digital edition $4

Throughout this issue, you’ll find a host of fall inspiration—a flavorful Friendsgiving Gathering menu, camping in a local orchard, homemade marshmallows & graham crackers for the ultimate s'mores, plus the cover feature with a stunning fresh floral decorated caramel apple lattice pie.

The fall issue of the Sweet Melissa Journal has an unplanned but very fitting theme of autumn apples along with a host of seasonal recipes & entertaining inspiration.

Fall Issue Vol. 03

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Digital edition is easily viewed on all mobile devices or desktop computer. Comes with PDF versions for desktop, iPad/tablet, and mobile phones.

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Throughout this issue, you’ll find a delicious no-churn vanilla ice cream recipe, a how-to on making your own pasta with simple sauces, a nostalgic piece on picking local fruit at an orchard, plus the cover feature with a simple farmer's market backyard picnic.

The summer issue of the Sweet Melissa Journal highlights all the local goodness to embrace this season—from visiting the farmer's market to spending the afternoon at a nearby u-pick orchard.

Summer Issue Vol. 02

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Digital edition is easily viewed on all mobile devices or desktop computer. Comes with PDF versions for desktop, iPad/tablet, and mobile phones.

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Throughout this issue, you’ll find fresh kitchen tips to jumpstart your spring cleaning, a heartfelt piece about the joy of gardening, a spotlight on slow mornings, a delicious strawberry latte, plus the cover feature with a beautiful fresh floral bouquet and Neapolitan layer cake.

The premiere issue of the Sweet Melissa Journal is an ode to new beginnings—highlighting the gentle reawakening nature and freshness of spring.

Spring Issue Vol. 01

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