Time Well Spent

Well, if you are keeping track, today we sold NO Reddi-whip at all…which maybe just means that zero out of four people are interested in purchasing aerosol whipping cream.  Or today wasn’t a representative sample of whipping cream sales to come and my...

Irrepressible.

Not to break the Internet with this announcement or anything, but Behind-The-Scenes Jason has conceded that the vintage refrigerator from the shop DOES INDEED look pretty cute on our screened in porch at home.  And I’m completely using this platform to declare...

End of an Era…

Today we wrapped an era at PJP known affectionately as the “those years we used a retro refrigerator in our store” era.  If you recall, one of our first purchases after opening PJP was a 1954 refrigerator from a Craigslist ad.  I’m fairly certain we...

Wax Poetic

On behalf of Jeanne and I and our sweet girl, PJP, thank you so much for all your well wishes on her fourth birthday.  It still seems implausible to me that 48 months have passed, though I am melancholy for any sort of milestone that comes my way.  In fact, I consider...

On Your Fourth Birthday.

Dear Sweet PJP, In just a few hours, we’ll roll right into the day that celebrates your FOURTH birthday.  We’ve been at this together for 1,460 days…can you even believe it?  Just when we think we have you all figured out, you keep Jeanne and I...

Advice.

Exactly four years ago, I posted some entrepreneurial advice to the blog…which is actually hilarious because our store hadn’t even actually opened yet, so what the heck did I know?  Here are those original thoughts, with my four-year-later edits. 1)...

Totally.

Well, it is fairly safe to say that we’ve now alerted approximately 94% of the world to our Food Network accolades and therefore, we are slowly returning to regular life.  And there’s nothing to remind yourself just how average you are like a heavy baking...

Food Network

Unless you moved to Mars for the weekend, you’ve likely heard by now that our White Chocolate Strawberry pie was named one of the BEST PIES IN AMERICA by Food Network.  Whhhaaaaaat? Look, we are just as surprised and as excited as you would imagine.  And since I...

Yes, Sometimes.

Maybe it’s just me (though I doubt it), but this week seems like it has been 972 days long.  I’m going to blame the recovery from the busy Easter weekend, the anticlimactic return to routine after spring break, and the incessant winter forecast.  So, in...

The Floors Are Fine.

Four years ago today, I took this picture… That’s standing at the entryway of PJP, looking directly through our space to the open back door. Remarkable, isn’t it? That afternoon, the floors would be stained and the next morning, the equipment would...

I Saw The Sign…

Because my very essence is geared toward the melancholy (especially when it comes to the passage of time), I literally can’t stop myself from checking the blog archives to see what we were doing just about this time four years ago as we approached our opening...

Bonus Points.

I’m probably not the only one on Team PJP still struggling to recover from an epic Friday and Saturday of Easter pie baking.  I rolled into PJP a bit before 4 am on Saturday and was the last one out at 4:30 that afternoon, as we were busier than we’ve ever...