Hey ya'all! (channeling my inner Paula Dean)

Just a few quick tid bits!

Stellan Bible

If you signed up to be a part of Operation Stellan Bible, I sent out an important email about that this morning.  If you did not receive it, please email me at manda2177@aol.com.

National Help a Pregnant Woman Day is TOMORROW!

You still have time to plan an act of kindness for someone you know.  This might mean the world to them and I bet it will make YOU feel all warm and fuzzy too. 😉

I am so excited to share with you the testimonials of how this little idea has affected people!  If you have anything you want to share, you can email me or leave it in the comments.

I am not doing a Mr. Linky or anything, but I would be happy to post a link to your blog if you blog about it. 

(I know some of you have already, but I didnt keep track *boo, hiss* so please just let me know again)

Click here for a beautiful button.

Twin Cities Live


I will be on TCL again this Thursday at 3:00pm to talk about blogging.  We have four blogs scheduled to discuss, and three of them are local.  So be sure to tune in if you are a MN blogger!  Also, the non local blogger is one of my favorites of all time

I cant wait to show you how we are going to feature her!!

There should be a link up same day if you can't tune in.


And I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I am SO so excited for a certain 'season' in Minnesota.  Its is one of my favorite ways to spend some time… and spend my dimes!

Thats right, Garage Sale Season is soon upon us!  Do you have any great Garage Sales tips?  Do you like to visit estate sales and thrift shops?   Do you even have garage sales in your area??

I cant wait to share with you some of my 'trash to treasure' finds!

Share with your friends!

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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. I like garage sales, but I prefer HAVING them to shopping at them. :)I tend to be a hoarder…

  2. Here we call them Yard Sales, but regardless of what you call them, they are great fun. My favorite is getting kids clothes for a quarter!

  3. I cannot wait to garage sale again!!!! It’s like an addiction and I have a very limited time to get my fix. I wish TCL showed in Texas, I’d watch it for sure. Break a leg tomorrow!

  4. oh, Amanda! YOu are so funny! I can’t bring myself to forward your post about being National Help a Pregnant Lady to anyone, but I think it’s a great idea.

  5. I ♥ garage sales/estate sales, too!!!
    Can’t wait to see your clip on the show! You’re a super-star!!! So glad to know you!

  6. Ah yes, I must admit, I am an avid garage sale girl myself. Go early and go often.
    And of course, host one of your own to get rid of all of that stuff you don’t know why you bought it in the first place 🙂

  7. There are a couple of really good consignment shops in my area. Since I don’t really have a good excuse to buy new clothes (being a daycare provider and having a uniform to wear to work at a restaurant) if I manage to spend less than $20 for a few new outfits I don’t need an excuse!

  8. Oh I love garage sales. But I am trying SO HARD to get rid of stuff that I think I had better not go to them very much this year. However, very often both of my boys get Christmas persents and birthday presents from garage sales. Toys that are barely used-toys we could never afford otherwise!

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