About AMor&Baking

The idea for Amor & Baking first came to me a few years ago when I was living in Houston. I had fallen in love with baking, had a bunch of time on my hands and wanted random people on the internet to appreciate my attempts at baking. I recognized I was by no means skilled at the art. So I landed on amor because it was for the love of something (baking) I had no particular skill at. The original idea did not pan out, because it turns out I do not bake as much as I thought. And for the sake of my own mental well being I need to dabble in lots of different stuff.

This time around I want Amor & Baking to be a better reflection of who I am—someone trying her best to be a good human. Amor & Baking is an exploration of all the things that make me love being alive (which, for the record, includes baking). Conveniently for blogging purposes the things I most love in life fall under three broad categories: Things you MAKE, things you LEARN, and things you EXPERIENCE. The world is filled with awe-inspiring things—big and small, good and bad. I want to shine a spotlight on the people, places, things, and organizations that make the world a better place and discuss those that could do better. I strive to create a space where honest, nuanced discussion of the modern world can be applied to our actual lives, without forgetting life is filled with joy and we are all giving it our best shot.

Let’s start a movement dedicated to becoming kinder, smarter, more informed, well-rounded people. Let’s go from amateur to pro!

With love,

Andy, the amateur everything-er

amateur (adj.) done in an inept or unskilled way, from the Latin amare ‘to love’


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Andy wrapped in one of her crochet creations.  Andy grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California exploring all the great stuff Southern California has to offer. She earned her BA in International Relations and Global Politics from the American University of Rome in Italy. She went on to earn her MA at 21 from Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland. She speaks English, Spanish, and Italian. Both of her parents migrated to California, one from Mexico and the other from Kentucky. Her mixed heritage is incredibly important to her and her worldview. She calls herself a Mexican slash, not dash, American. She loves her hermanito more than anything—most days.

Andy wrapped in one of her crochet creations.

Andy grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California exploring all the great stuff Southern California has to offer. She earned her BA in International Relations and Global Politics from the American University of Rome in Italy. She went on to earn her MA at 21 from Queen’s University of Belfast in Northern Ireland. She speaks English, Spanish, and Italian. Both of her parents migrated to California, one from Mexico and the other from Kentucky. Her mixed heritage is incredibly important to her and her worldview. She calls herself a Mexican slash, not dash, American. She loves her hermanito more than anything—most days.