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One-Year Blogiversary

Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats officially turns one-year old today!  Birthday cupcakes for everyone to celebrate!  I started this blog to share with you my recipes and my passion for baking, and to connect with my readers and other bloggers.  This year has had many ups and downs….and I have learned so much!  I thought to celebrate, I could share with you five things about me that you may not know, as well as my top five FAVORITE recipes here on the blog.

First, I have to give a HUGE shout out to all my subscribers!  THANK YOU!!  To have you sign up to receive my free email subscription really means the world to me.  Thank you, to you all, that have stuck with me when I have sent the wrong picture with the wrong post, or for the several emails I may send in a week, just because I can’t wait to share something with you.  And if you haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for?! 😉

In case you missed it, here’s my first blog post ever posted on Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats….Plum Jam Scones

I develop the recipes you see here on the blog, from inspiration I draw from ingredients I have on hand, including those given to me by some of the wonderful companies I have had the opportunity to work with over this past year: Vain Extracts, Foodlyn, LorAnn Oils, The Original Cannoli Chips, B. toffee, My Favorite Indulgence Granola, Wilmax and Bakeology.  I love working with new products and introducing you to these amazing companies!

Ok….FIVE things about me:

  1.  I know next to nothing about computers, blogs or computer coding.  Hence, the errors you may see.  If something isn’t working on the blog, I have to try and muddle my way through it to fix it.  And I am not the most patient person.
  2. I am the most introverted introvert and my happy place is at home in my pajamas watching Food Network (or sappy movies on the Hallmark Channel).
  3. I have a full time job, working 10-hours a day, and I don’t make any money from blogging.  I blog because I love it and I love sharing my recipes with you guys.
  4. There are only two things that will totally freak me out: mayonnaise and ants.  My house never has ants, because I pay good money to a pest control company to keep it that way.  Mayonnaise will sometimes make its way into my kitchen, but only if I am using it in a recipe though.  Those recipes get taste-tested by James 😉
  5. Baking and sharing my desserts with friends and family is my way of showing them I love them.  Which is why this blog means so much to me, because I am sharing my recipes with you.  And every time I get a new subscriber to the blog, it makes me smile.

Kelly’s FIVE favorite recipes from the blog:

Cake Mix Cookies

Graham Cracker No Bake S’mores Cookie Sandwiches

Outrageous Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Amazing Oatmeal Cookies (A Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix Copycat!)

Easy and Healthy Seasoned Grilled Chicken Breasts

Thank you to everyone who has read my blog, subscribed, commented, tried recipes and supported and loved me over this past year.  And a huge thanks to James, my most honest and willing taste tester,who is always promoting my desserts and the blog, and for understanding the hours upon hours I spend working on the blog on my days off from work.

I am excited for this next year, and would love for you to comment below and tell me what recipes you would like to see on the blog!  And if you haven’t subscribed to the blog yet, I would LOVE for you to sign-up!  It’s free recipes straight to your e-mail inbox!

XOXO,

Kelly

PS—- one last secret: my name is just Kelly.  Lynn is my middle name, and the name “Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats” came from years of my momma calling me “Kelly Lynn” or “Miss Lynn” when I was growing up.

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Deepika|TheLoveOfCakes
    September 27, 2017 at 5:11 AM

    Congratulations on completing one year of the blog! It’s such a happy feeling! I love all the recipes here Kelly, especially because most of them are so no-fuss.. it’s amazing how you utilize leftovers from the previous recipe or some bake fails to make another amazing recipe! Way to go 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 28, 2017 at 6:12 AM

      Thanks Deepika! The best part of starting the blog has been “meeting” great people like you! Thanks for always being so sweet 🙂 XOXO

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    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    September 27, 2017 at 8:03 AM

    Girl, CONGRATULATIONS on one year of blogging! That’s amazing and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings. I’m sooooo glad we’ve found each other! Popping over to you blog is one of the highlights of my day :). We bakers (and mayonnaise-haters UGH!) need to stick together right? Have a fabulous day, Kelly!

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      Kelly
      September 28, 2017 at 6:14 AM

      Awww! Thanks Kelsie! Finding people like you has been the icing on the cake to blogging! I always enjoy reading your blog and all the yumminess you are always making (and to hear about what Cookie is up to) 😉 Have a great day too my dear!!! XOXO

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    Maria Doss
    September 27, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    Huge congratulations Kelly!!! We have so much in common – zero knowledge on blogging/computer, a total introvert, new into the blogosphere……Glad to have found you in this little corner of the internet.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 28, 2017 at 6:15 AM

      Thanks Maria! It’s good to know I am not alone in a lot of things! It has been so nice getting to know you and I enjoy reading your bog and checking out your amazing recipes and ideas! Have a great day! XOXO

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    September 27, 2017 at 10:35 AM

    congrats on one year!!! these cupcakes look so dark and decadent and chocolatey, aka the perfect way to celebrate such an awesome acheivement (seriously though, one year is something to be super proud of).

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 28, 2017 at 6:16 AM

      Thanks Heather! I wish I could send you a cupcake 😉 They were da bomb! Have a great day! XOXO

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    Amanda
    September 27, 2017 at 1:13 PM

    You know I am always rooting for you, Kelly–in ALL facets of your life. You are strong, a survivor and an inspiration. Don’t work too hard! And I wish I could join you in watching the Food Network–but I guess I would be imposing on your introversion 🙂 Take care of yourself and let your family take care of you! You deserve it.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 28, 2017 at 6:18 AM

      Thanks Amanda! You have been so sweet and I always appreciate when you comment! One of the best things from starting this blog, is the amazing people, like you, that I have “met” along the way 🙂 Have a great day! XOXO

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    jamesw1289
    September 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    Congratulations babe! I see how hard you work day in and day out on this blog and I’m proud of how far it has come!! I still remember the first day you bought your domain and you were literally punching your laptop in frustration 😂. I’m looking forward to another year of your amazing creations and maybe a few more travel posts…!

    – Your CTO 😘

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 28, 2017 at 6:19 AM

      Thanks honey! I am definitely surprised I have made it to where I am today. And even more surprised that my laptop is still in one piece 😉 Love you!

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    Alia | Everyday Easy Eats
    September 27, 2017 at 8:20 PM

    Happy happy happy One-year Blogiversary!! Congratulations on this milestone! And purple is my favorite color, so those birthday cupcakes in the first photo are pretty much the best thing ever. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 28, 2017 at 6:21 AM

      Awww thanks Alia!! I wish I could send you one of these cupcakes! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Suzy Regan
    September 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM

    Congrats to (1) year down & many more to go!!!! Very proud of you my dear friend!!! Keep up the great work!! Hugs!! ❤️

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 29, 2017 at 6:48 AM

      Awww! Thanks Suzy!! Love you and miss you 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Rebecca Roper
    September 28, 2017 at 7:50 AM

    Congratulations on an exciting milestone! I love reading your posts and making your recipes. I, too, show my love by feeding people. From a great grandma in a small Utah town.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 29, 2017 at 6:50 AM

      Hi Rebecca! Thank you so much! I am so happy to hear that you love my blog and making my recipes. That means so much to me 🙂 I am sure you make a lot of people happy with all the treats you make them!!

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    Momma
    September 28, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S to my Miss Lynn (xoxo) on a fantastic year of blogging! I so enjoy reading about and seeing (and sometimes when I’m lucky) tasting your creations. You are so creative and I’m also amazed at the things you come up with! Love you sweetheart!

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      Kelly
      September 29, 2017 at 6:52 AM

      Thanks momma!! My love for baking started from growing up and all the baking, cooking and candy making we did! Thank you for allowing me to make messes in the kitchen growing up 🙂 Love you!!! XOXO

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    Amy
    September 28, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Congratulations on your 1 year blogiversary. We are soon coming up on our 1 year anniversary as well. I also know next to nothing about computers and am not that patient when it comes to computers either. Baking has always been a way of telling the people that I care about how much I love them for me. I almost felt like I was reading about myself when I was reading your post! I love the cupcakes – they are so pretty, and the perfect way to share your “birthday”. Here’s to many more years of your sharing your wonderful recipes. Enjoy your day!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 29, 2017 at 6:53 AM

      Thanks Amy! I love that we are so much alike. I read your blog and I totally relate to you in so many ways, it always makes me laugh!! Have a great weekend! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Angie B
    September 28, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    Congratulations, Sweet Girl, on your 1 year anniversary of blogging and baking! ❤ But I am simply mystified how the most amazing lemon rose sugar cookies didn’t make your top five… ??! 😉

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 29, 2017 at 6:57 AM

      Thanks Angie! Hahahah…. girl, it was hard for me to pick just five favorite recipes! It’s like saying you have a favorite child lol. XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    September 29, 2017 at 12:22 PM

    Happy Blogiversary!!!!! I always enjoy your posts and recipes!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 29, 2017 at 2:52 PM

      Thank you Amy!! Have a great weekend! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Julie Pollitt
    September 29, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Happy Birthday to your blog! Glad you are here!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM

      Thank you Julie!! XOXOX 🙂

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