March is a huge birthday month in my family, so it is only appropriate that Keep It Sweet Desserts squeezed in there as well. I still remember thinking to myself, just a few hours before the website went live, “I have no idea what is about to happen”. That could not have been more true!
Yes I developed a business plan and yes I had goals, but the first twelve months of running this company has opened up opportunities, challenges and business ventures that I never could have imagined.
For instance, I…
Brought desserts on set / met the cast of Royal Pains
Was featured in Star Magazine
Participated in a friendly office bake-off
Was featured on Fox & Friends
Became known for some of the best brownies in the New York City area
Made cake pops for numerous Anthropologie events
Was featured by Fox Small Business Center
Was surprised by my mom with KISD t-shirts for the family
Had my entire family working with me through the holidays
Made friends with other awesome foodie entrepreneurs
Was featured on New York Live
Became a finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Award
Learned important lessons
Helped raise money for several charities by contributing cookie platters, favors and auction items to events
Participated in filming the pilot for a reality TV show
It has been an amazing and wild ride!
*Thanks for being a part of such an incredible year. Be sure to Instagram, Tweet, Facebook, etc. about your Keep It Sweet Desserts experience! #KISDesserts*
I am so, so, SO happy for you! Congrats on all your HUGE accomplishments! I can only imagine what year #2 holds for you.
Thank you so much, Rachel, I really appreciate that!
I hope you look at that list of all the things you’ve done with this business and feel accomplished. Best freaking brownie in NYC?! Do you know what an honor that is? Anthro calling you? Anthro calls Giada deLaurentiis! You’re doing GREAT! :)
Thank you so much! You are the best!!
I am soooo happy for you Lauren, you’re an amazing baker and I know you’ll just keep getting more and more amazing opportunities! Happy birthday Keep It Sweet!
Wow, this is so fantastic Lauren! So happy for you and your amazing first year. Can’t wait to see what’s to come in year two :)
Congratulations!! Here’s to another fantastic year, and many more. :)
Congratulations!! Your cookies, blondies, and brownies are some of the best I’ve ever eaten :) I know this next year and the ones after will be even more wonderfully delicious!!
Thank you so much, Madeline!! I hope that you continue to enjoy KISD for a long time:-)
Congratulations!! What an amazing experience and great first year. Wishing you more success in the coming years :)
Thank you so much, Bianca!
Congratulations!! You’ve definitely built something up that you should be very proud of! I’m so thrilled you followed your dreams and everything is going so sooo well for you :) xoxo here’s to another amazing year!
Thank you Julie, that means a lot to me!
CONGRATS Lauren..so incredibly proud of you and happy that you’ve hit the 1 year mark.. what an incredible year it’s been!
So glad to hear all that you’ve accomplished :) you’re doing great, it seems!
Thank you, Brandi!!
Hooray for KIS desserts!! Happy birthday Lauren and here’s to many more successful years :-)
I am SO SO SO proud of you girl!! You have done SO incredibly well this year and that is no easy feat. I’m hoping this second year blows the first out of the water!
You’ve had quite an exciting year – congratulations, and Happy Business Birthday to you, Lauren!! :D
So so so very happy for you and all you’ve accomplished! Here’s to many more exciting things in the next year of KISD!! xo
Thank you so much, Kelly!
Congrats Lauren! What an amazing and exciting year! It was so much fun to meet you at Foodbuzz last year – hard to believe it was so long ago! I love following your amazing treats!
I know, I can’t believe how long ago that was either! Thank you so much for the nice note!
Congrats!!! Sounds like a fantastic first year. Hard to top that.
I can’t believe it’s already been 1 year!
Congratulations!! I remember the posts when you first announced your plans, and look what you’ve done. Amazing!!! Only the sky is the limit and who knows where you will be next year!
On a side note, Liv is on her way your direction!! She’s participating in a Spring Break East Coast trip over the next week and will hit DC, NY, Philly and Boston. I”m So jealous!!
Thank you so much, Kim! Hopefully next time you will go with Liv and I can see you. Hope she had a great trip!
Congrats! I’m so happy your business is taking off :)
Thank you, Ashley!
WOW! All those accomplishments in 1 year… YOU ROCK!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
Thank you so much, Kate!!
That’s a lot accomplished in one year–a warm congrats to you. Wish you many more years of success! :)
Thank you so much, Jean!
Congratulations! Running your own business is a lot of work but so rewarding – best wishes!
Thank you, Jeanette!!
Happy Blogiversary, Happy Birthday Bloggy :) Just found your blog, so many amazing recipes!