Beautiful Girl Kelsey! Baking, Traveling, KutiePie!

Beautiful Girl of the Week is a series of Beautiful Girls who are stand outs for what they contribute to the world through their beautiful actions!  We feature the Beautiful Girl of the Week on the Rewrite Beautiful blog as an attempt to inspire other girls and women to use their own gifts and talents to impact their communities. Our hope is that bringing positive attention to women’s actions will inspire them to embrace their own creative calling!

How do I know so many talented, creative, brave, beautiful girls? Like must attract like ;) Haha! Well Kelsey pretty much just showed up on my door step! She's an old roommate of mine who was always baking up something good for her lady friends! These days Kelsey is getting ready to bake for quite a few more and it might be you! Check out the woman behind the scrumptidy yumptious KutiePies, Kelsey! 

Irvina: Please tell us about a fun project you’re currently working on?

Kelsey: Currently I am in Florence, Italy going to Culinary School with a focus on Baking & Pastry. I am having a wonderful time being surrounded by a new culture, making new friends, and spending the whole day doing something I love – baking! In conjunction with this, I am figuring out exactly what I want my business, KutiePies, to evolve into when I return to America. I look for inspiration and new ideas daily that I will incorporate into my own business.

Irvina: Wow! What an amazing opportunity! I can’t wait to see what direction you take KutiePies in! If you need a taste tester, I’m your girl! So besides baking delicious, adorable treats, what else are you passionate about?

Kelsey: God. Family. Friends. Creativity. I believe that God is behind every passion that stirs up in my heart. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the path He has provided me, the free will He has given me, and the friends and family he has surrounded me with as a support system. I think imagination and creativity are things that should be carried on way past childhood, but somehow we get lost in the hustle and bustle of adulthood. I have always had a huge passion to maintain that childlike imagination and encourage others to do the same.

Irvina: I love that! That’s a beautiful approach to life! So, what do you do for fun?

Kelsey: At the moment, I bake every day in school, and that is fun! Aside from that, I like to travel to new places, play tennis, hike, and journal. I love to write as it allows me to get my thoughts out. One of my favorite things to do it actually to look back at my writings from years at a time to see how much change has taken place in my life.

Irvina: Isn’t that the truth? I’m a big journaler too! I love to go back and remind myself of lessons I’ve learned. I also love to reference my journal when I’m in moments of chaos (the Latina in me can be a tid bit dramatic, so it happens often) and remind myself what I believed when I wasn’t in the middle of a crisis.  Anyways, so whether it’s a hobby, a job or friendships what do you contribute to the world that you’re most proud of?

Kelsey: I am most proud of my decision to start catering while I was still working. Although I was just baking, I feel like I was able to contribute to memories that many people will have for a lifetime. A goal I have in catering events is to adapt to the theme and make eating desserts more of a full experience versus just having a sweet treat. I had the opportunity to cater weddings, baby showers, corporate events, etc., and I always made sure that the desserts not only tasted how they were expected to, but that they added a visual memory of every event I catered. I look forward to enhancing this goal as I move forward with my business.

Irvina: Wow Kelsey, you sound like a TRUE artist! The culinary world is lucky to have you! You take craft seriously! I love it! So, which action of CREATIVITY, KINDNESS and STRENGTH do you think you most exhibit in your community and WHY?

Kelsey: This is a tough question to answer, but I’d have to say I exhibit kindness the most. I have always had a passion of helping others, in whatever way that looks. I believe that a simple act of kindness can go a long way, and it doesn’t hurt to spread love throughout the world.

Irvina: Amen sistah! Who is the most beautiful woman you know and why?

Kelsey: The most beautiful woman I know is my Mom, LeAnn Richards. She is the strongest woman I know; full of passion in everything she does, and could be the definition of integrity. My parents own a business with hundreds of employees, but my Mom’s passion is “growing people”. She touches every life she comes into contact with, and she has always been the voice in my head telling me to follow my dreams no matter what the world says or tries to do to stop me. She doesn’t care how hard a situation may be, she will always be honest to herself and others. I go to her on advice for all aspects of my life whether it is my business, my dreams, my relationships - I don't know what I'd do without her!

Irvina: She sounds amazing and very loved! What do you wish young women knew about beauty?

Kelsey: Beauty truly does come from within. Confidence shines through, and confidence comes from knowing that you are the woman God created you to be, you are exactly where He wants you in life at this exact moment, and you will get through whatever comes your way. One of my favorite quotes is by Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. Dreams are so powerful, and I believe every woman has dreams in her heart. We are meant to follow those dreams and to pursue what we are passionate about. One question my Mom always asks me is, “why not?” Why not go after your dreams? Why not live every day to the max, full of passion, and doing what you love? Beauty shines through when you allow yourself to be the woman God called you to be, the woman who follows those dreams she has had since a child and the woman that you really are.

Irvina: I’m so INSPIRED by you and your mom! Thank you for sharing your life with us today! Ciao bella! 

Add new comment