Fan-freaking-tastic with a cherry on top

Oh, hi!
It's Friday! It's sunny and beautiful and I get to leave work in one hour and 46 minutes (but who's counting?)!

I just wanted to pop in to say hello!

Honestly, this month has been so amazing.

Amazing, I say!

I am finally married to the love of my life and every day I wake up with a huge grin, thinking about how lucky I am.

Married! I mean, how long does it take to sink in?

And then, yesterday happened, and I think, can one person really be this lucky? (But really?)

Last night, my biz partner and I met with a vintage shop owner (who I love and adore and have collaborated with in the past) in Minneapolis. She knows that my dream is to one day open a shop - she has been a huge support to me and very "rah! rah! you can do it - I believe in you" about it all.

It turns out that her store is expanding (doubling, actually) and she saved a place in her store for Tandem Vintage. I felt so honored and surprised and grateful when I heard this.

We are going to rent 1/2 of her old shop (connected to the new shop) and be open when she is open - two weekends a month.

This is it. I get a space - I get a key - and I get a place to hang my hat(s).

We were walking through the space last night and I just burst out crying because I was so happy.

My guts are just screaming: this is right. I have no doubts. No apprehension. No fear. I am excited, happy, inspired, and so motivated to begin this new adventure.

Best part is, we get to keep our brand and we get to decide what we want the space to look like. It's a blank slate! I am already daydreaming about new racks, displays, and a sign...And I get to clear out our little one-bedroom - we will have breathing room! :)

I just wanted to share my good news with you, friends. It's happening!

Wishing you all an amazing weekend - cuddle up and enjoy this amazing fall! Love to you....


S.S. (a.k.a. Mrs. Baumann!)


  1. huge congrats to you!!!!

  2. Say what?? That is great and amazing news, I am so excited for you guys!!!! I cannot wait to see it when it's all opened up!! Best news on a Monday morning ever!! <3

  3. This is the happiest post ever, and it put a huge smile on my face! I'm so happy for you, lady!!! Can't wait to congratulate you in person :)

    And does that pug's sweater come in my size...?

  4. Wow, that is so amazing! I'm so happy for you. Everything seems to be going your way! :)

  5. Amazing news!!! Can't wait to stop by and shop your goodies :-) .

  6. Amanda! This is so amazing! You are totally getting an opportunity to pursue your dream in a way that doesn't require a huge quit-your-job-take-out-a-loan commitment, and that is so great! I'm really, really happy for you and can't wait to see pics!

  7. how did i not know about this? congrats!!!

  8. Eeee, that's awesome! I'm so happy for you. That is a dream that is way, wayyyy down the road for me and I am so happy to see it happening for you!

  9. wow that is so so kind of her!! can't wait to see how you decorate it all. will you still keep your day job? and aww, so sweet what you said about marriage. i def need to read things like this to remember to be so very thankful.