This online bake sale and auction brings together a wonderful collection of bloggers and their friends and family from the food and healthy living blogger community. Additionally, some of my friends in Charlotte, NC wanted to participate, so there is a special section for items that will require a Charlotte, NC pick-up arrangement. The money raised from this bake sale and auction will benefit the American Red Cross and World Food Programme (bidder’s choice on which charity they will donate to) to help with the Typhoon Haiyan relief for the Philippines.
Please read below for details/instructions on how the auction will work.
How Can I Help?
Now that the call for donations/bakers has closed, there are 2 ways to help with the auction:
- Bid – take a look at the items up for auction below and make a bid. 100% of the bid will be donated by the winning bidder to their charity of choice (American Red Cross or World Food Programme)
- Spread the Word – please help spread the world by sharing this auction with your friends, family, and co-workers using any of the share buttons at the end of this page, sharing the badge (code below), or otherwise sharing this auction via your social media outlets, etc.
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Note: if you can’t participate in the auction, here are direct links to the donation pages for each charity referenced in this post if you’d like to make a donation on your own: American Red Cross and World Food Programme Typhoon Relief.
How the Auction Works (Overview, How to Bid, If You Win):
- The auction will OPEN at 9pm ET on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 and will run for 24 hours, CLOSING at 9pm ET on Friday, November 22nd, 2013.
- The list of items up for auction are listed below. Please click on the respective link to view the auction page for the item you’re interested in bidding on.
- How to Bid: on the individual page for the item you want to bid on, leave a comment with a valid email address with the amount you’d like to bid. Please use at least $1 increments. The comments are time-stamped, so the comment with the highest bid amount before 9pm ET on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 will be considered the winning bidder. (Comments/bids posted after the auction closes will not be accepted)
- If you’re the highest bidder: I will email the winning bidder to let them know they won their respective auction item. The winning bidder will have 24 hours from the sent time of my email to reply and make their donation to the typhoon relief fund for the charity of choice (American Red Cross or World Food Programme). The winning bidder will forward/email their receipt proving their donation was made, and I will let the donator/baker know their auction donation was made. The donator/baker and the winning bidder will work together to determine how/when their winning item(s) will be shipped and will complete the auction from there. I’ve asked the bakers to ship your treats as quickly as possible, but please be sure to take a look at your treats upon receipt as these baked goods are perishable. Eat at your own risk. If you have questions about expirations, etc. get you in touch with your baker to discuss.
- NOTE: If I do not hear from the winning bidder within 24 hours of emailing them, I will move to the next highest bidder. If you haven’t heard from me within 24 hours of the close of the auction, please check your spam folder or email me at thechiclife at gmail dot com.
Auction Items – Ready to Bid?
Click on the button for the respective item you want to view or bid on – you’ll be taken to a separate page where you can leave your bid via a comment on the individual listing page:
|Baker Name||Item(s) Donated||Item(s) Description||Shipping||Click to View/Bid|
|Aly of Cooking In Stilettos||Mexican Chocolate Cookies||1 dozen of these delicious cookies – http://cookinginstilettos.com/recipe-redo-mexican-chocolate-cookies/||US Only|
|Aly of Cooking In Stilettos||Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies||1 batch of these yummy cookies – http://cookinginstilettos.com/oatmeal-cherry-chocolate-chunk-cookies/||US Only|
|Charlie of Sweet Salty Spicy||10-12 cups homemade granola||Winning bidder can choose one of 14 granola flavors here: http://sweetsaltyspicy.net/recipage?search_term=granola. Recipes under 10 cups will be doubled. Vegan options!||Both US and Canada|
|Attune Foods (with thanks also to Annelies)||HUGE Attune Foods Package||3 boxes of Peace cereal, 3 boxes of Erewhon cereal, 3 boxes of Uncle Sam cereal, 3 cartons of Sweet Home Farm Granola||US Only|
|Elle of nutritionella||BKR Water Bottle, Briggi Lunch Box, a batch of my homemade granola, BondiBand Compression Socks||A few of my favorite items including an coral bkr water bottle, a cute Briggi lunch box and a pair of new pair of compression socks from BondiBand!||US Only|
|Erica of Itzy’s Kitchen||Bidder’s Choice Baked Treats||paleo friendly chocolate, oatmeal chip cookie, almond butter chocolate chunk, or a variety of muffins (all vegan) including PB banana chip, PB pumpkin chip.||US Only|
|Heather of Bake. Create. Love.||Chocolate Dipped Caramel Biscotti||1 dozen delicious caramel biscotti, dipped in chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt.||US Only|
|Heather of Then Heather Said||1 lb homemade Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola||One pound of homemade Nutty Pumpkin Pie Granola – perfect for snacking, parfaits, in a bowl of your preferred milk or as an ice cream topping.||US Only|
|Janetha of Meals and Moves||loaf #1 of the best banana bread ever||not vegan due to the eggs but it can be made dairy free (2 separate auctions)||US Only|
|Janetha of Meals and Moves||loaf #2 of the best banana bread ever||not vegan due to the eggs but it can be made dairy free (2 separate auctions)||US Only|
|Kath Younger of Kath Eats||Great Harvest Charlottesville Goodies||Great Harvest Granola – Cville Cluster and Pancake Mix||US Only|
|Kelly of Foodie Fresh||Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (No Bake Cookies)||Rich peanut butter and chocolate make these oatmeal cookies a family favorite. They are easily made Gluten Free, so if you win the bidding on these highly addictive cookies, let me know and I’m happy to convert them for you.||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #1 Banana Nutella Bread||Moist banana bread with silvered almonds and a rich ribbon of chocolate hazelnut spread. Enjoy now or freeze for up to 3 months. Winners may choose to receive one large, standard sized loaf, or 4 mini loaves. 10 prizes/winners to be donated.||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #2 Banana Nutella Bread||Moist banana bread with silvered almonds and a rich ribbon of chocolate hazelnut spread. Enjoy now or freeze for up to 3 months. Winners may choose to receive one large, standard sized loaf, or 4 mini loaves. 10 prizes/winners to be donated.||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #3 Banana Nutella Bread||Moist banana bread with silvered almonds and a rich ribbon of chocolate hazelnut spread. Enjoy now or freeze for up to 3 months. Winners may choose to receive one large, standard sized loaf, or 4 mini loaves. 10 prizes/winners to be donated.||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #4 Banana Nutella Bread||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #5 Banana Nutella Bread||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #6 Banana Nutella Bread||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #7 Banana Nutella Bread||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #8 Banana Nutella Bread||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #9 Banana Nutella Bread||US Only|
|Kerri A (my sister’s friend)||Batch #10 Banana Nutella Bread||US Only|
|Lindsay of Cotter Crunch||1 box Healthy Bites (Variety)||One box Healthy Bites for gluten free eaters! These bites are custom made, protein packed, made with mostly organic ingredients. Can be made paleo or vegan if needed. Details: http://www.cottercrunch.com/healthy-bites-2/||US Only|
|Lisa of Anali’s First Amendment||Gingerbread or Scones||Choice between: Gingerbread or scones. You can customize the scones based on certain likes or dislikes. If you don’t like chocolate, nuts, etc. I’ll do my best to accommodate your ingredient requests.||Both US and Canada|
|Madeline of Edible Joy||Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats||A twist on a classic sweet treat that everyone loves. The brown butter is a game changer! (Gluten-Free)||US Only|
|Marlon of Me in the Balance||Bidder’s Choice: cupcakes in a jar or s’more cupcakes||Bidder’s Choice: 6 total – cupcakes in a jar (red velvet with cream cheese frosting) or s’more cupcakes. Pick-up can potentially be arranged in SoCal at a mutually convenient location.||US Only|
|Michelle and Lori of Purely Twins||pumpkin coconut chocolate chip cookies (gluten free, vegan, grain-free and nut free)||pumpkin coconut chocolate chip cookies (gluten free, vegan, grain-free and nut free)||US Only|
|Sophia of Sophia Kristina Creative||Mexican Wedding Cake cookies||These light, melt in your mouth cookies are always a party favorite. You’ll get three dozen cookies in this batch, but you can choose who you want to share it with 🙂||US Only|
|Theresa (my sister)||Batch #1 – Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Oatmeal Chewy Bars||Chewy bars that include all the best ingredients: oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, butterscotch and chocolate chips. Of all the desserts that I make this is my absolute favorite! I will be making 5 batches.||US Only|
|Theresa (my sister)||Batch #2 – Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Oatmeal Chewy Bars||Chewy bars that include all the best ingredients: oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, butterscotch and chocolate chips. Of all the desserts that I make this is my absolute favorite! I will be making 5 batches.||US Only|
|Theresa (my sister)||Batch #3 – Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Oatmeal Chewy Bars||Chewy bars that include all the best ingredients: oatmeal, brown sugar, butter, butterscotch and chocolate chips. Of all the desserts that I make this is my absolute favorite! I will be making 5 batches.||US Only|
|Theresa (my sister)||Batch #4 – Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Oatmeal Chewy Bars||US Only|
|Theresa (my sister)||Batch #5 – Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Oatmeal Chewy Bars||US Only|
Books, Accessories, Gift Certificates, etc.
|Donator’s Name||Item(s) Donated||Item(s) Description||Shipping||View/Bid|
|Alissa of alisueonthemove||doTERRA Essential Oils Intro Kit||
Using essential oils is intuitively simple and highly satisfying. However, the many oils available, with their numberless combinations and wellness applications, can be a bit overwhelming to beginners. So, as a simple first step on your journey with essential oils, dōTERRA® recommends the trio of lavender, lemon and peppermint; three of the most popular and versatile oils (and those included in the Beginner’s Trio set).
In addition to a 5 ml bottle each of dōTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® (CPTG®) lavender, lemon and peppermint essential oils, the Introduction to Essential Oils Kit includes an introductory audio CD and booklet. The attractive presentation box also includes at-a-glance suggestions for the uses of the included oils, providing you with an immediate experience of the life-changing benefits of essential oils.
|Both US and Canada|
|Aly of Cooking In Stilettos||Autographed Copy of Sunny’s Kitchen||This is signed copy of Sunny Anderson’s debut cookbook, “Sunny’s Kitchen” with some amazing recipes that have been raved about on The Rachael Ray Show, The Today Show and more. If you love her on Food Network, you are going to want this cookbook for your kitchen!||US Only|
|Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows||1 signed copy of The Oh She Glows Cookbook||The Oh She Glows Cookbook, written and photographed by Angela Liddon, features a treasure trove of more than 100 mouth-watering, wholesome recipes—from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes – all packed with flavor. From rich and hearty entrées like the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta to decadent desserts like the Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust and Angela’s famous Glo Bakery Glo Bars, there is something for everyone. The cookbook also includes many allergy-friendly recipes–with over 90 gluten-free recipes–and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains too! Official release date is March 4, 2014.||Worldwide|
|Ashley McLaughlin of Edible Perspective||1 signed copy of Baked Doughnuts for Everyone||With Baked Doughnuts for Everyone, you can now enjoy fresh doughnuts from the comfort of your own kitchen and without fussing over a fryer. All you need is a doughnut pan, a mixing bowl, and simple ingredients like oat flour, almond meal, and pure cane sugar. The result? Truly cake-like doughnuts with no grainy texture, starches, or gums. No one will ever guess they’re gluten-free! Prepare to become a baked doughnut addict.||Both US and Canada|
|Brittany of A Healthy Slice of Life||$20 Starbucks gift card||Who doesn’t love the comfort of a red cup during the holiday season? Cheers!||US Only|
|Dana of Words to Sweat by||$30 gift certificate to Words to Sweat by online shop||Words to Sweat by wants to fuel your fitness fashion and passion with this $30 gift certificate to the online shop of motivational fitness accessories.||Both US and Canada|
|Farihah of Spice’s Bites||$35 Penzey’s Spices gift card||Want to “spice” up your cooking or baking? This $35 gift card from Penzey’s Spices will let you do just that!||US Only|
|Mara of Foodie Reset||Minion Hat (From Despicable Me)||Handmade crochet hat||Both US and Canada|
|Mary Fran Wiley||Positivity Poster (designed by donator)||Valued at $45, this is an 11×14 Giclee print of a Tanzanian proverb from the Chronic Positivity Project, a series of inspirational quotes and typographic designs from Chicago designer, Mary Fran Wiley.||Both US and Canada|
|Rebecca of Rosey Rebecca||$50 Winner’s Choice Gift Card (groceries/athletic wear)||$50 USD gift card choice of: whole foods, trader joes, wegmans, Athleta, or Lucy||Both US and Canada|
|Roni Noone of Roni Noone||1 signed copy of the GreenLiteBites Cookbook||Favorites From the First 3 Years is a full color, photograph rich, cookbook containing recipes and ideas for lighter, healthier meals from the popular website GreenLiteBites.com. From breakfast to dinner, sides to sweets, GreenLiteBites has a little bit of everything to inspire the hesitant home cook. The ideas are simple and use every day ingredients and techniques.||Both US and Canada|
|Tasha of The Clean Eating Mama||re-usable produce bags||A set of 4 – 1 large, 1 medium and 2 small. Use the large for lettuce or bananas, use the medium for apples and oranges and the smaller bags work well for bulk beans and grains. Made from unbleached, washed muslin and a cotton yarn drawstring. Carry them with your reusable shopping bags and help the planet!||US Only|
(I’ll continue updating this list as we approach the auction go-live)
Charlotte, NC Auction Items (for Pick-Up in Town Only) – Ready to Bid?
IMPORTANT: Please don’t plan to bid on these items unless you are able to work with the donator/baker to arrange pick-up in the area/neighborhood(s) listed below. Click on the button for the respective item you want to view or bid on – you’ll be taken to a separate page where you can leave your bid via a comment on the individual listing page
|Baker Name||Item(s) Donated||Item(s) Description||Area for Pick-Up||View/Bid|
|Ali of Labels are not my forte||Dozen cupcakes and Tupelo Honey cookbook||One dozen white vanilla cupcakes and a copy of the Asheville favorite Tupelo Honey cookbook||Charlotte, NC|
|Desserts Specialists||1 dozen kronuts!||1 dozen kronuts!||Charlotte, NC at Fourth Ward Bread Company|
|Emma of Southern Cake Queen||1 dozen 14 Karat cupcakes||The best carrot cake you’ve ever had. Shredded carrots, crushed pineapples, a hint of cinnamon topped with cream cheese icing!||Pick up from Carolina Commercial kitchen located at 3500-300 latrobe dr, CLT NC 28211. My number 704-287-8314|
|Katie of honeystuck||Vegan Gluten-Free Blondies||These are THE BEST EVER. I make them all the time for everything and they are always a hit. No one ever knows they’re vegan and gluten free. Customize your order with your favorite nut butter. Choose from: almond butter or peanut butter. Includes 1 8×8 pan of blondies.||Charlotte, NC|
|Keia of Ink & Fork||(1) Strawberry Tart||Strawberry Tart filled with vanilla bean cream and topped with local strawberries from Bush n’ Vine.||Charlotte, NC Pick-Up (Center Charlotte preferred)|
|Keia of Ink & Fork||(1) Pumpkin Pie||Pumpkin Pie- Because it’s Pumpkin Pie time!||Charlotte, NC Pick-Up (Center Charlotte preferred)|
|Kelly aka @KellyWoodfin||Bidder’s Choice Cookies||One batch chocolate chip or one batch pumpkin cookies, bidders choice. If local (if bidder can do pick-up), pumpkin cookies will have cream cheese icing. : )||Charlotte, NC (weekend pick-up only)|
|Kseniya of in the Queen City||2 dozen mini honey cornbread muffins||Irresistible, small and sweet. Baked with love using local honey and organic cornmeal.||Charlotte, NC (Arrange pick-up in 3rd Ward or other nearby neighborhoods.)|
|Leslie (my friend)||Breakfast Gift Basket||Coffee (roasted locally)
Hand painted mugs (2)
Very Berry Jelly
Apple Bread (2)
Cinnamon Bread (2)
Local and Organic Apples (4)
|Sarah (my friend)||Sarah’s Famous Cheesecake||This classic cheesecake is one you won’t want to miss.||Dilworth, Myer’s Park, Southpark, Noda, Plaza Midwood, Elizabeth, Southend, Sedgefield|
|Savory Spice Shop Southend||Picks For Popcorn gift pack||These four flavors can empty a bag in a hurry so pay attention or you’ll be left with crumbs. Toss dry-popped corn with 1-2 tbsp. of vegetable oil before seasoning. Toss in 1 tbsp. of seasoning, toss again, taste test and add more if needed. The additional spices used to pack this set are also of excellent quality and should be stored in a container for future use.
This set contains the following products in medium glass jars (4floz): Cheddar Cheese Powder, Honey Powder, Smoky Hills Cheese Powder, Paris Cheese Sprinkle
|Pick-up in the store in Southend|
Gift Cards, Packages, etc.
|Donator’s Name||Item(s) Donated||Item(s) Description||Area for Pick-Up||View/Bid|
|5Church||$50 Gift Card to 5Church Restaurant||$50 Gift Card to 5Church Restaurant (Uptown)||Pick up at the restaurant (Uptown)|
|Lindsay of Lindsay Wynne Photography||Petite Portrait Session||Pamper yourself with a petite portrait session! 1 hour photo session with Lindsay Wynne Photography (Can be beauty, boudoir, headshots, holiday portrait) with express hair and makeup in my Plaza Midwood studio, in your home or on location. ($249 value)||in my Plaza Midwood studio, in your home or on location|
|Nan and Byron’s||$50 Gift Card to Nan and Byron’s||$50 Gift Card to Nan and Byron’s (NEW in Southend)||Pick up at the restaurant (Southend)|
|Y2 Yoga||One Month of Free Unlimited Yoga||Charlotte’s hottest yoga studio is expanding, big time. Opening Winter 2013, the new Y2 Yoga will feature two stories, three practice studios, a cafe, a sushi bar, a wine bar and a luxury on-site spa. Be one of the first to practice in the new studio with a one-month unlimited membership (a $180 value).||Studio is located in Cotswold|
(Please see the instructions above for full details on how the auction works, which charities will benefit, and what to do if you have the winning bid)
This auction wouldn’t be possible without the donations from the wonderful people listed above. I’ve tried to link up their blogs and businesses so you can check them out more to support those who are supporting this auction.
Thank you for your help and support! Let’s see how much money we can raise to help the Philippines!