I had such a fun afternoon… I wish you could all see it.

Oh wait.  You can!

Meeting the staff from Twin Cities Live was a blast… they are so friendly and funny and helpful, I wish I could have stayed there all day! 


John and Elizabeth were totally sweet and easy to talk to!  They spent more then a half hour prior to the show just chatting and getting to know all the guests.  They posed for pictures and answered questions and laughed politely at my guests poorly told stories.


My little spot wasnt until later, so it was kinda fun to see the show prior to that. 

Here was a round table discussion about Bristol Palins' abstinence pact.  They talked about whether it was an attainable enough goal and the realities of abstinence.  Oh you know I was biting my tongue on that one! 


This was a health or exercising segment… it was about balance.  I thought John was hilarious trying to do the poses.  He was actually really good!


And here is me on the show.  I was SO nervous.  I know people say that, but. I . Was. Nervous. 

I think my toes were even sweating.  And I kept moving and swinging appendages all over.  And interrupting.  And not answering the questions they asked.  And generally dispelling the whole preconceived notions of how a successful interview should go.

And please believe me,  the camera DOES add 10 pounds.  More like 57 extra in my case.

Just sayin.

If you would like to see the whole segment you can click here.


And just in case anyone out there is asking, "Why does she get to be on TV?  What makes her so special?"

I will tell you.

Nothing.  I got to be on TV because I asked them.  No one approached me.  No one even knew about me until I introduced myself. 

Me and my little blog are NO more special then the next guy.  As a matter of fact, some of the blogs that I had wanted to talk about have far more readers then me!  And are funnier.  And prettier.  And have better pictures.  And deserve more recognition!

I know I have said this before, but I believe that everyone has gifts, and if we want to be recognized for our gifts, sometimes we need to let others know!  

Even though this is cliche, I really, really mean it. 

If I can do it, anyone can!

*Speaking of, Twin Cities Live is hosting a contest right now for a cooking segment.  Can you cook?  All you have to do is submit a little tape of you and you could $2000 from Cub or a regular cooking segment on their show!

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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. Girl, you are amazing! Just watched the entire segment (brownie points for me – kidding) – Love, love, love your personality and it looks like the hosts did too.
    Currently working on suggestion #1 Have a Life so I can get some more blogging material.
    Have a fantastic weekend 🙂

  2. You did NOT have appendages all over the place. In fact, the two hosts moved their arms more than you did. And I didn’t notice you interupting either. You did a super job, Amanda!
    Never looked nervous for a moment, either. Think your comment about sweating was funny because The Hungry Housewife did an HSN segment and talked about the same thing.

  3. Hello
    I can understand you that every one get nervous at that place but still I must say that you have done a great job.I do appreciate for this.Those are very nice photographs.Thanks for this lovely post.

  4. That was super! and you looked great! I feel like you do with what to talk about in my blogs and why.
    Great insight into the blogworld!
    Oh and my kids DO read my blog. At least my 15 year old does and she gets upset sometimes… like, “Mom – why did you have to mention that?” or “Mom – you go the facts all wrong…” But oh well.. this is MY journal of life. Let her write her own version!
    Your kids will love yours to look back on like it’s your letter of love to them!

  5. I think you did a fantastic job on the interview! Sorry – I guess I’ve been a “stalker” for a while now – and just had a few moments to comment 🙂

  6. Awesome job on the interview! Your sites are great, I enjoyed browsing through and will be back. (Came over from My Charming Kids.)

  7. I love reading your blogs! I must admit though it took me a few minutes to find my way around and to figure out how the heck to leave a comment lol

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