ABOUT ME

Kelly Dees is a lifestyle blogger focused on healthy living and family life.

Kelly is a lifestyle blogger that focuses on healthy living, family life, home decor and entertaining.

. . . w/ Kelly is my blog. The dot, dot, dot is meant to fill in the blank. Such as Cooking with Kelly, Life with Kelly, Beauty & Fashion with Kelly and Life with Kelly. 

I started my blog mainly to occupy my time during the first few month’s of the pandemic. I’m a VERY creative person and I needed an outlet to express myself. Being at home ALL day with a newborn, by myself, may seem magical but if you’ve done it then you know how mentally exhausting it can be and how we really do need social interaction with adults!!!! I never understood this until that moment of my life.

My blog initially started out as an interior design blog but when I became a mom it quickly changed. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and Diabetes and I had sooooo many questions. Frankly I just wanted someone to tell me what to eat, why my hair was falling out and what the heck all of these dark spots were that just showed up on my face! 

I’ve always enjoyed cooking and entertaining. I would find recipes on Pinterest that looked delicious but I would make them and YUCK! So that’s when I started sharing my favorite recipes, cookbooks and my meal plans. My endocrinologist suggested that I try Keto years ago and I’ve never looked back. Family members started noticing a change in my appearance and wanted to know what I was doing. I remember thinking I could NEVER do Keto because it was just too difficult counting carbs, etc. 

I’ve been a meal planner ever since I can remember, I don’t spend as much on groceries when I plan our food out for the week! So when my family wanted to know what I was eating I just started sending them my meal plan for the week. My meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks. I honestly feel like I eat so much more on the Keto diet. I was already e-mailing everyone my weekly plan so I just started posting it on my blog! 

I can honestly say the thing for me was cutting out the gluten. Not just because I have Celiac but gluten is an inflammatory and once I got that out of my system the swelling in my face and body was completely gone! Not to mention all of the aches and pains I had for years were gone as well.

I created . . . w/ Kelly to be your gluten free, sugar free, low carb, Keto resource. Think of Southern Living but instead of those delicious fluffy baked recipes I share delicious gluten free recipes, home decor, gluten free entertaining and even gluten free travel! Yes, GLUTEN FREE TRAVEL!!!! 

Gluten free food is becoming much more popular, frankly I just think doctors are testing for it more these days, but I’m here to tell you that traveling and trying to find gluten free options is a pain in the rear end! It’s something that I NEVER though of until we were staying in a hotel and I wanted to order room service for breakfast. The only thing that I could eat was a cup of berries! FYI, a lot of hotels mix in flour with their eggs to make them fluffier which is why they’re not labeled gluten free on the room service menu (I NEVER knew this)! So yes I post our travel expeditions with hotels, restaurants and even airplane/car snacks. 

LATEST POSTS

Gluten Free Bagels, Potty Training and the Kitchen Renovation Update (weekly vlog)

What a week! I tried to make gluten free bagels, we’re potty training and I’m trying to finish pulling tile in the kitchen. Please send wine 😉

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