I coulda slept in this morning.  I need to sleep in.  Really, really badly.

But when I opened my eyes at Audrey’s first whimpering of the morning, a smile crept over my face, and I knew today was going to be a good day.

So yes, I could have slept in.

But then I would have missed this.




That’s Jenny.  In the pink shirt.  Smiling off into the distance.  Being all cute with her bad self.  She helped organize and work the events of the weekend.  She rocks. 


Madeline was every bit as precious in person as on her famous Daddy’s blog.

I even got to give her one of these.


“for the love” inspired from this image




Thanks Jo, for letting me make these cookies for you. 

And to everyone else that I saw this morning… giving up their time, their energy, their resources…

I was inspired. 

You are amazing!

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Hey! Those cookies tasted great! Thanks for making them plus they made for a cute little story that I put together on my blog. It was nice to meet you. You do a wonderful job on the cookies. They look so nice it almost seems like we shouldn’t be eating them, but that’s silly because they taste sooo good.

  2. YOU rock Amanda!
    Looks like it was a good time. I should have went!
    We are planning on Tuesday, but I wonder about the weather????
    Your cookies look awesome!

  3. So thanks to Jenny I was able to track you down (I was trying to track down who made the cookies!) – I met you briefly at the LLF 5k – AMAZING cookies! Amazing woman you are! And now, I must go read about all the other amazing things I see you do!
    How inspiring!

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