hey hey! Welcome to Bits + Bites.

I’m Katie Kelly, the face behind all this madness.

Currently,  I’m a 24 year old social media manager, and cooker/baker/blogger by night bouncing between Chicago and the south ‘burbs. I’m a coffee, sweets and all things Italian food addict, seriously. In attempts to balance my sweets and Italian food addiction, you will find just as many clean eating recipes. Life is a balancing act, especially your diet. When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m more than likely trying the latest and supposedly greatest face mask or skin care trend, new makeup looks or online shopping.

A little more about me, when I was little, I wanted to be a combination of a cupcake baker, a smoothie shop owner and a florist. I didn’t go through phases, I literally wanted to be all three of those things. At the same time. This blog is the perfect outlet for me to explore two of the three dream careers I wanted. Plus, I love to cook, and share stories. I could truly talk to a brick wall if I needed to.

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Growing up, food was very prominent in our family home. My dad is a phenomenal cook, taught my mom the tricks of the trade, and I picked up whatever I was able to. One thing I’ve learned is you can never have too many heads of garlic in the spice cabinet. I have no formal culinary training, everything I’ve learned is what I’ve learned through family and through my own trial and error. Plus, having a love for all things creative and visual, I was always drawn to art, and love being able to create something out of nothing. Hence my love for makeup, cooking, baking, fashion, and photography.

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  • rollin’ into the weekend 😛
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  • ok... you guys... kombucha margaritas!!! I combined two of my favorite things (kombucha + tequila, duh) for #nationalmargaritaday and the result was this guava jalapeño margarita and possibly one of the best margs I’ve ever made.
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  • when you realize #nationalmargaritaday is tomorrow plus @anthropologie has an extra 25% off their sale items. this week is looking uuuuuup. 💃🏼🍹 http://liketk.it/2uJtv @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 -
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  • i could spend hours and hours and hours doing makeup... but then nothing would get crossed off my to-do list for the day. so, i’m sharing my everyday makeup essentials for a quick and easy morning routine. http://liketk.it/2uIB9 @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKstyletip #LTKunder50 #LTKbeauty -
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  • my new FAVORITE thing to make... caramelized onion flatbread with havarti cheese it’s just so so so so good and that’s all I have to say. -
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  • how much coffee is too much coffee? considering I did nothing yesterday, here’s to a day of much needed productivity. 👩🏼‍💻☕️http://liketk.it/2uH0x #liketkit @liketoknow.it.home @liketoknow.it -
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