Thursday, December 30, 2010

Personalized Cupcake Plate Set

January 1st starts the annual Dream Custom Artwork 10+ days of giveaways contest. Once again I am very proud and honored to have been invited to participate. I never know what to offer up as my days prize, so I have decided to keep with the tradition of "something cupcake". This year I would like to introduce the latest at Kelly Roberts Designs: Personalized Plates, Cups, and Forks. These items are 100% hand painted by me using non-toxic, ceramic paints. These make great gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, new babies, and any other celebration you want to turn into a special tradition.

To win this set visit All you have to do to enter, and you can enter as many times as you like daily, is to leave a comment on Brandie's blog under that days giveaway post. Good Luck!!!!!
If you would like to order a hand painted, personalized plate, cup, or fork just give me a call or shoot me an email. 931-808-5518 or

Plates: $18

Cups: $10

Forks: $5

Complete Set: $28

Monday, December 27, 2010

Royal Icing Snowflakes

Shelby has been designing her "my super sweet 9th" Birthday cake for a couple of weeks now. She wants a winter themed cake in shades of blue and white with snowflakes and snowmen. I don't think I have ever made royal icing in my life, but it was surprisingly simple and easy to work with. Would've been even easier if I had some wax paper and templates to cheat from!lol Anyway, here are the snowflakes...I think they turned out pretty good for my first time, and seeing as how they are all hand piped if they will just hold together long enough to put some bling on Shelby's cake. BTW~These need to be sprinkled with luster dust to make them shine....was going to add clear sprinkles, but was out of those too!LOL Shelby came to me as I was piping the snowflakes and said "mom, I THINK that is ENOUGH snowflakes" all know me~go big or don't go!!! xoxoxox

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lady Broncos Christmas/Winning Season Party

I promised the Lady Broncos a HUGE cake and a party if they won overall in the county this season....guess who won???? ORANGE CRUSH!!!!! I am so proud of these girls. They are phenomenal basketball players as well as young ladies who have the best sportsmanship in the league. You are all so special to me and I have truly enjoyed watching you all grow into the wonderful young ladies you are today. I hope the cake was all you dreamed of. We will have a sleepover soon!!!! xoxoxoxox LOVE YOU LOTS~Kelly
A special THANK YOU to Coach Greta Hoover and Coach Brittney Taylor you two are amazing!!!!

Birthday Cake Ornaments

For my sweet little birthday girls I made ornaments to match their cakes. Their names were painted on the back along with the date. I loved seeing their faces light up when they opened their ornaments. Now they can remember their special day every year when they place the ornament on their tree. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Ornament Giveaway-UPDATE

Congratulations Bea Andrew!!!!! You have won the Gingerbread Ornament. I will be delivering it to you today. Merry Christmas!!!!

Please come back soon...I am planning another giveaway before Christmas. xoxoxo

Update: I have had so many people tell me they are having trouble leaving comments. I am not sure what is going on with this, but if you will shoot me an email with your comment, I will be happy to enter it for you. I want everyone to have an opportunity to win. Thank you and good luck!

My life has been blessed in so many ways, and I am truly grateful. I know how lucky I am to have so many good friends and family, and a community of fellow bloggers that inspire me to reach higher than I ever dreamed possible. Thank you for your support over the past year and all the encouragement, orders, and requests I have received. I love to run into people I have never met before and they tell me "I follow your blog". That is amazing to me, and I want you to know you all are the best!
Now~Let's get this holiday started with an Ornament Giveaway! Leave a comment under this post to be entered for a chance to win a Kelly Roberts Designs Original hand painted gingerbread house ornament. The last few posts I have included my favorite quotation, favorite poem, and favorite prayer. Now I want to give you a chance to win one of my favorite ornaments by leaving a comment on something that is your "favorite". You do not have to be from Warren County, Tennessee to win...I will gladly mail you your prize. Please enter as often as you like, the winner will be chosen at random December 10th at 6 a.m. Good Luck and I hope you have a blessed holiday season!!!!

Friday, December 03, 2010

God grant me....

God, grant me the...
Serenity to accept things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can, and the
Wisdom to know the difference
Patience for the things that take time
Appreciation for all that I have, and
Tolerance for those with different struggles
Freedom to live beyond the limitations of my past ways, the
Ability to feel your love for me and our love for each other and the
Strength to get up and try again even when I feel it is hopeless.

When I stand before God....

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me".
Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Smithville Craft Fair this Saturday

Come on out and join us for the Smithville Craft Fair this Saturday, December 4th, from 9-4 at the 303 Building on the Square in beautiful, historic Smithville, Tennessee! Tish Merriman Perry, Jennifer Parkhurst, and I will have lots of wonderful jewelry, handpainted ornaments, hand crochet items, scarves, holiday decor, personalized/monogrammed gifts, and so much more. The Christmas Parade is also scheduled, and Santa will be there as well, so there will be lots of family fun for everyone. We hope to see you there! xoxo
BTW~here is one of the wreaths that will be for sale in our booth. Deco Wire Mesh Ribbon Wreath~Plain $30 w/decorative accent as shown $40 Place your order now, or get there early....we have a very limited supply of these.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

2010 Warren County Arts and Craft Fair

Thank you all for coming out to the 2010 Warren County Arts and Craft Fair. A very special thank you to Homeland Community Bank and all the employees that came out and worked. Also, I would like to thank the high school boys from FFA that pitched in and helped everyone unload and get setup. It was a huge success, and the best craft fair ever!!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Panda Birthday Cake

One of my favorite little girls is having a Panda Themed Birthday Party today and I had the honor of designing her cake.

Happy Birthday Saylor!!!! xoxoxo

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Coupon Fraud

Coupon Fraud

It has come to my attention there is some coupon fraud, and also at the very least coupon abuse, going on in Warren County. In the coming weeks you are going to see some changes in the way stores choose to accept coupons.
Kroger coupons(which are manufacturers coupons) you load to your card will no longer be combined with hard copy manufacturers coupons. You were never suppose to be able to do that, but as we all know, it was possible. Not anymore.
Please do not give the cashier, or the manager, any grief over this, it was NEVER intended to be this way.
Take time to learn exactly what constitutes "coupon fraud". It could save you a lot of headaches, or being barred from the store, not to mention jail time, and very steep fines. Also, PLEASE be courteous of other shoppers. Do not completely clean out store shelves. If you need more than a handfull of an item, the manager will be more than happy to order it for you by the case....just ask. Everyone needs to save money right now.
I cannot believe how such a good thing is going to quickly turn into a thing of the past. One person can ruin it for everyone. This is a small town, people will eventually figure out who you are.

Happy Birthday Cupcake Cake

Happy Birthday Ashley and Leah!!!! Hope you enjoy your cupcake cake!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Needing a GOOD home UPDATE: She has been adopted!!!!

My friend has a sweet little Yorkie in need of rescuing, love, and a good home. This 4lb, approximately 4 year old baby has been Vet checked and has received a clean bill of health. If you are interested, please give me (931-808-5518), or Lynn Garms (615-631-6649) a call. As you can see she is in need of a trip to get her do done and with a little pampering she will look like a show dog! These little dogs are loyal and will provide you with more love than you can ever imagine. She must be adopted out to a wonderful home that will keep her inside and treated like the little princess she is. Thanks so much!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Natalie!!!!

Happy 11th Birthday to Natalie Knox! Wow how the time has flown seems like only yesterday Natalie and my daughter Reagan were starting kindergarten together, and now they are in 5th grade. Natalie gave me a PEACE theme, a color scheme, and had one other request "make it two layers". She was super excited to see this monster come through the door. I "zebra stripped" the cake batter so she would have a nice surprise when the cake was cut. I hope I helped make your day a special one Natalie....I love you sweetie!

This just says it all! LOL

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Warren County Fair Art

Black and White Division: Bass 1st Place

Portrait Division: Two little girls~1st Place

Watercolor Division: Whimsical Santa and his Reindeer: 3rd Place

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cupcakes make me hApPy!!!

Thank you Margaret for your cupcake cake order. The large one is a Cookies and Cream Flavored Cake and the other is a white chocolate cupcake. Both are frosted with buttercream and decorated with multi colored sprinkles.

Congratulations Jared and Ashley

Congratulations Jared and Ashley!!! Thank you so much for allowing me to be a small part of your special day! The cake consisted of traditonal white, pina colada, white chocolate strawberry, and white chocolate cake layers, covered with a faux fondant buttercream frosting, chocolate candy ribbon, and piped with chocolate buttercream. The cupcakes were "turtle" cupcakes: chocolate cake, caramel buttercream frosting, drizzled with caramel, sprinkled with pecans, and topped with a chocolate fleur de is.
Do you need to rent a cupcake stand for your next event? You can rent the one below for $50 a day with a $25 refundable up return deposit.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Creative Couponing~another scheduled class!

Due to the overwhelming response to the last class I am going to offer another Sept. 25, 2010 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Couponing is so much more than just clipping and redeeming. Come on out and join us to learn how to make coupons work for you!
Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Haylie Hayes!!!!

What a little cutie pie Miss Haylie is and she LOVES to share!!! I had the honor of making Miss Haylie's first birthday "smash" cake, but as you can see from the last pic she didn't do too much damage to it!lol

Friday, August 27, 2010

BCS Creative Couponing Class a HUGE success!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out last night to the Creative Couponing Class in support of Boyd Christian School. I would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Margaret Hobbs for joining us and bringing a large box of coupon inserts compliments of the Southern Standard.....that was a HUGE hit! We had such a wonderful, fun filled evening and hopefully everyone learned how to maximize their coupons while enjoying punch, cupcakes, and door prizes. Another "special thanks" goes out to Holly Goolsby Hodges and her Parents for the boxes of sausage donated for us to use as a couple of our door prizes. The Goolsby's are a tremendous blessing to our school and I can personally NEVER thank you enough for all you do. The feedback has been absolutely amazing, and another class is already in the works! Next time we are going to do some real world scenarios where Register Rewards are concerned, because that is what people have the most trouble understanding. Please check out the Boyd Christian School blog at the link below and also keep an eye open in the Southern Standard for an overview and pictures from the event.


btw~I ran into a girl that attended the coupon class in the parking lot of Kroger this afternoon. She had her binder, coupons, and notes from the class. She was so proud, saved right at 50%...but guess what, she wasn't half as proud as I was of her though!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Talk about a "COUPON HIGH"

Ok, I am on a total "Coupon High"!lol I saved....are you sitting down... a whopping 107%!!!!Kroger actually PAID ME to take this stuff home. Yeah, I only made $.74 cents, but look at what all I got. I did this by combining: A great sale+ coupons, a rain check, and 3 Catalina ($8.50 total) "thank you " coupons from the last visit. It will probably NEVER happen again, but I am so excited, and thankful, it happened once.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Introducing my "Timeless Memories Collection"

Timeless Memories Ornaments are my newest creation combining a love for all things old and your precious memories. Vintage pocket watches are repurposed to create a beautiful family ornament to be handed down through the generations. These can be made with your family treasures or mine. Prices start at $18.