Meet Anna

squamish life.
squamish life.

Hey there! I’m Anna. I’m the author, creator, maker, baker, picture-taker, and designer of Cheeky Baker. I am a Midwest transplant living in Squamish, BC, and loving every minute of it.

Growing up, baking was always a part of my life. My mother baked whole wheat honey bread, and deeply planted in me my love of cinnamon rolls. My Me-maw was an expert pie baker, who in one night could effortlessly make a dozen pies, each with a perfect crust. I came to know baking as a safe place. A place I could go at 2 a.m. when I couldn’t sleep, and I knew that if I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies, all the unrest within me would subside.

When I was 20 I joined YWAM, and over the past several years, I called other places around the world home (Maui & Scotland). I moved back to the Midwest in Autumn 2011. I enrolled in culinary school to pursue baking, and had an amazing job as a barista, where I got to greet people before the sun was up and give them superb coffee. I did my living, baking, writing, and general mulling & musings in my small apartment downtown with very little counter space, a half-sized oven, and a lot of determination.

Salt Spring Island

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The past two years, life has changed drastically, in the best kind of way. I found someone {rather, someone found me} to grow old with, and ten months later, we said our “I do’s,” & I moved to Canada. Living in BC, I continued to do my baking, writing, & musings from my bit bigger kitchen in a small apartment. Now living in community with a couple friends, I still experiment and create from this slightly bigger, yet shared kitchen. Though life has changed, and will indeed continue to change, my attitude & passions haven’t. In fact, they have grown my heart for food, people, & hospitality.

“In genuine hospitality we work to make our entire existence a welcoming table, a place prepared for others to be at ease, to receive from us comfort and strength . . . Every meal, like every encounter with a human being, has the potential to reveal God present in Creation. The table represents the unknown yearning of every human heart for communion with the “something more” that infuses all that exists.” -Daniel Homan, “Radical Hospitality”

I create things for people, and life is my inspiration. Adventure & laughter are things I hold dear.

xx

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  1. Cute blog. Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see future posts 🙂

  2. You’ve got a great blog – keep up the good work! 🙂

    Simone
    http://adventuresofvintagebarbie.wordpress.com/

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