Sweeten the Day

On a mission to empower women, families, & veterans to thrive! We're baking the world a sweeter place through desserts & healthy treats!

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Join us as we bake up a sweeter world, one dessert at a time!

The Beginning...

Hi! I’m Steph and I’m on a mission to make the world a sweeter place. My original plan was to be a doctor, but after college I realized that I’d much rather wear an apron than a lab coat. I still wanted to help people and empower them to thrive, so I decided to take two things that I love - baking and design - and create a company!

So in February of 2017, I moved from California to Nashville and launched Sweeten the Day!

My personal mission, and the mission for this company, is to make the world a sweeter place.

Hand decorated sugar cookies- a sweet wedding favor!
Our hand-decorated wedding cookies!

Let’s Talk Dessert…

If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of the unexpected and completely wonderful desserts that bloggers create. My hope is to share that sense of fun and endless possibilities through every dessert Sweeten the Day bakes up.

In Nashville, Sweeten the Day provides dessert catering for weddings and events and takes special orders…everything from irresistible, Chocolate Overload Cake (decadent chocolate cake, layered sky-high with fluffy chocolate mousse, dark chocolate ganache, milk chocolate buttercream, and loads of chocolate chips) to our Skinny Elvis Cupcakes (gluten-free, reduced sugar, peanut butter cupcakes with caramelized banana frosting).

Our next step is to introduce themed dessert days, like Sunday Morning Sweets and We-Made-It Wednesdays, through UberEATS & GrubHub that will allow us to feature new, fun desserts every week through these food delivery apps. And, best of all, you’ll get to vote for the treats you want! The goal is to create a fun and interactive experience, that’s full of delight. Dessert, and life, should be fun!

Beyond the frosting...

My personal mission, and the mission for this company, is to make the world a sweeter place. I want every sweet treat to feel like an invitation to celebrate life, whether it’s a holiday or special event, or something as simple as making it through the mid-week mark. I wrap up each treat with extra care and artful packaging so the people who receive them are reminded of how special they are. My vision is to create desserts that spark joy and deliver an extra helping of encouragement!

Custom Gifts in Nashville for Birthdays & Sweet Events
Our Valentine's Dessert Gift Box!!

A World of Purpose…

As much as I love dessert and design, Sweeten the Day is about so much more. I’ve been blessed to go after my dreams, and my heart’s desire is for this company to be a vehicle that empowers women, families, and veterans to live out their own beautiful dreams.

That’s why we donate at least 10% of profits to Mercy Care Uganda, World Vision, and Disabled American Veterans, three charities that truly do a world of good.

Mercy Care Uganda is passionate about showing love and compassion by providing accessible, affordable healthcare. This community based organization serves people living in a village outside of Masaka and has just built the village’s first clinic. Mercy Care Uganda supports and stands hand-in-hand with the people of this village, empowering the community to build brighter tomorrows! Learn more about the incredible work Mercy Care Uganda is doing and support their efforts here.

Built for a Purpose! Mercy Care Uganda

So thankful for Mercy Care Uganda! They're creating brighter tomorrows for families and these precious kids!

I love World Vision because they’re not willing to let anyone in any corner of the globe be forgotten. They provide nutrition, clean water, disaster relief, education, and more for kids, families, and communities.

Grateful for the work that World Vision is doing!
Grateful for the work that World Vision is doing!

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is an equally amazing organization. A dear friend, who is an incredible advocate for veterans and a combat veteran herself, has seen firsthand how DAV advocates for our veterans and makes sure that they have the resources they need to thrive in life. That’s why I’m so thankful for DAV. They fight on behalf of those who have fought so unselfishly for our freedom.

So thankful for DAV; they do incredible work!
So thankful for DAV; they do incredible work!

#ShareTheLove

The vision and the dreams for this company are truly bigger than anything I can accomplish on my own. And this is why I’m asking for your help!

When you #ShareTheLove through your prayers and support, Sweeten the Day will be able to impact more people in more places in positive, life-changing ways.

Here’s where the money will go:

Celebrating All Moms!

For Mother's Day, we're creating a sweet way for families to celebrate and thank their moms. We’ll be designing special hat boxes to house sweet treats and desserts for gifting on Mother’s Day.

As part of this, we’ll be donating one prenatal kit through MercyCare Uganda for every gift box we sell. Many moms-to-be in Uganda do not have enough money to buy these kits for themselves. Each kit helps moms have a safer delivery and gives newborns a stronger start in life.

Your donations will make this a reality by allowing us to purchase the necessary supplies for the Mother’s Day gift boxes and prenatal kits.

It Takes a Village

With big dreams come big to-do lists! As I work to expand the impact and scope of Sweeten the Day, I need to hire part-time team members who are full-time amazing. Your donations will make it possible for us to bake up more desserts and create sweeter tomorrows for moms, families, and veterans!

With all of my heart, THANK YOU for joining me and making the world a sweeter place!

XOXO,

Steph :)

Updates

The Project FAQs

The main challenge right now is spreading the word about Sweeten the Day. There are already a lot of amazing bakeries and dessert caterers in Nashville. I’m so excited to be joining this incredible community of dessert mavens, but it does mean that Sweeten the Day has to bring its own unique flare to the food scene in Nashville. Is this a challenge? Absolutely! But I think it will also be a source of sweet inspiration :)

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Just Because I Care

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$10
Sweet Social Media Shout Out

We’ll give you a shout out on Instagram and Twitter and say thanks with a sweet quote in your honor!

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$25
Nashville Special!!

A sweet sampler of Sweeten the Day’s own creation, the Barely Bar, dreamed up right here in Nashville, TN! An irresistible cross between cookie dough and a cookie bar, our Barely Bars are full of melt-in-your-mouth yumminess! Included flavors: Fudge the Line (peanut butter cookie dough with a decadent fudge filling), S’more Decadence (chocolate chip cookie dough layered with dark chocolate ganache, graham cracker crumbs, & ooey-gooey marshmallow), and Caramel Chocolate Chipper (double chocolate cookie dough with caramel nougat and pretzel bites). *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

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$35
Power Protein Muffins (Gluten-free, reduced sugar, high protein!)

Fuel the fun with our power-packed protein muffins! Each muffin is gluten-free and comes with 9 grams of protein. Comes in Peanut Butter & Jelly, Double Chocolate Chip, and The Skinny Elvis (caramelized banana muffins with a peanut butter core). *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

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$35
Nutella Fudge Brownies or Salted Caramel Brownies (half-dozen)

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with our most popular brownies: Double Decker Nutella Fudge Brownies (decadent, dense brownies layered with chocolate hazelnut fudge and a layer of dark chocolate ganache) and Salted Caramel Brownies (rich, dark chocolate brownies with sweet caramel swirls and a dash of sea salt) *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

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$70
Custom Batch of Brownies or Cookie Bars

We’ll whip up a batch of brownies or Barely Bars (our own indulgent creation that’s a cross between cookie dough & a cookie bar), just for you! Let us know what sweet treat you’ve been craving, or choose from our irresistible Barely Bars flavors: Fudge the Line (peanut butter cookie dough with a decadent fudge filling), S’more Decadence (chocolate chip cookie dough layered with dark chocolate ganache, graham cracker crumbs, & ooey-gooey marshmallow), and Caramel Chocolate Chipper (double chocolate cookie dough with caramel nougat and pretzel bites). *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

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$80
Sweet Custom Gift Box

Our sweet gift boxes, designed in-house, filled with a batch of decadent treats (brownies, cookies, crumb cakes, or Barely Bars in your desired flavor!) and a handwritten note card. *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

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$100
Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Send your mom a heartfelt thank you with our sweet gift basket, filled with our popular Barely Bars, decadent brownies, sweet pastries, and lots of love! With every gift basket purchase, Sweeten the Day is donating a prenatal kit to moms-to-be in Uganda through Mercy Care Medical Ministries. *Includes sweet, Pinterest-worthy packaging, and Priority Mail shipping for delivery by Mother’s Day*

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$200
Dessert Catering or Sweet Party Favors for 20 people

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Choose from an elegant, Pinterest-worthy dessert bar, sweet favors (especially perfect for weddings and children’s birthday parties), or an interactive station (like a s’mores bar, candy bar, or ice cream sundae bar!). *Please contact us at hello@sweetentheday.com so we can start planning and dreaming up your sweet dessert experience*Available in Nashville*

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$300
Dessert Catering or Sweet Party Favors for 30 People

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Choose from an elegant, Pinterest-worthy dessert bar, sweet favors (especially perfect for weddings and children’s birthday parties), or an interactive station (like a s’mores bar, candy bar, or ice cream sundae bar!). *Please contact us at hello@sweetentheday.com so we can start planning and dreaming up your sweet dessert experience*Available in Nashville*

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$475
Dessert Catering or Sweet Party Favors for 50 People

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Choose from an elegant, Pinterest-worthy dessert bar, sweet favors (especially perfect for weddings and children’s birthday parties), or an interactive station (like a s’mores bar, candy bar, or ice cream sundae bar!). *Please contact us at hello@sweetentheday.com so we can start planning and dreaming up your sweet dessert experience*Available in Nashville*

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$900
Dessert Catering or Sweet Party Favors for 100 People

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Choose from an elegant, Pinterest-worthy dessert bar, sweet favors (especially perfect for weddings and children’s birthday parties), or an interactive station (like a s’mores bar, candy bar, or ice cream sundae bar!). *Please contact us at hello@sweetentheday.com so we can start planning and dreaming up your sweet dessert experience*Available in Nashville*

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$7
Jumpstart Your Sweetest Dreams

Jumpstart your dreams with our power-packed 2-week email course. Brimming with inspiration and practical tips, this digital course will help you live your most beautiful life, full of dazzling dreams, rich purpose, and abundant joy! Get ready for your sweetest horizons yet! *Email course launches in June*

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$5
Share a cookie :)

We'll bake up & donate a yummy baked good to Nashville Rescue Mission's feeding program in your honor!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Just Because I Care

8 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Sweet Social Media Shout Out

We’ll give you a shout out on Instagram and Twitter and say thanks with a sweet quote in your honor!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Nashville Special!!

A sweet sampler of Sweeten the Day’s own creation, the Barely Bar, dreamed up right here in Nashville, TN! An irresistible cross between cookie dough and a cookie bar, our Barely Bars are full of melt-in-your-mouth yumminess! Included flavors: Fudge the Line (peanut butter cookie dough with a decadent fudge filling), S’more Decadence (chocolate chip cookie dough layered with dark chocolate ganache, graham cracker crumbs, & ooey-gooey marshmallow), and Caramel Chocolate Chipper (double chocolate cookie dough with caramel nougat and pretzel bites). *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

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$35
Power Protein Muffins (Gluten-free, reduced sugar, high protein!)

Fuel the fun with our power-packed protein muffins! Each muffin is gluten-free and comes with 9 grams of protein. Comes in Peanut Butter & Jelly, Double Chocolate Chip, and The Skinny Elvis (caramelized banana muffins with a peanut butter core). *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

0 Supporters
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$35
Nutella Fudge Brownies or Salted Caramel Brownies (half-dozen)

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with our most popular brownies: Double Decker Nutella Fudge Brownies (decadent, dense brownies layered with chocolate hazelnut fudge and a layer of dark chocolate ganache) and Salted Caramel Brownies (rich, dark chocolate brownies with sweet caramel swirls and a dash of sea salt) *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

0 Supporters
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$70
Custom Batch of Brownies or Cookie Bars

We’ll whip up a batch of brownies or Barely Bars (our own indulgent creation that’s a cross between cookie dough & a cookie bar), just for you! Let us know what sweet treat you’ve been craving, or choose from our irresistible Barely Bars flavors: Fudge the Line (peanut butter cookie dough with a decadent fudge filling), S’more Decadence (chocolate chip cookie dough layered with dark chocolate ganache, graham cracker crumbs, & ooey-gooey marshmallow), and Caramel Chocolate Chipper (double chocolate cookie dough with caramel nougat and pretzel bites). *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

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$80
Sweet Custom Gift Box

Our sweet gift boxes, designed in-house, filled with a batch of decadent treats (brownies, cookies, crumb cakes, or Barely Bars in your desired flavor!) and a handwritten note card. *Local Nashville pick-up, starting in May*

0 Supporters
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$100
Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Send your mom a heartfelt thank you with our sweet gift basket, filled with our popular Barely Bars, decadent brownies, sweet pastries, and lots of love! With every gift basket purchase, Sweeten the Day is donating a prenatal kit to moms-to-be in Uganda through Mercy Care Medical Ministries. *Includes sweet, Pinterest-worthy packaging, and Priority Mail shipping for delivery by Mother’s Day*

0 Supporters
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$200
Dessert Catering or Sweet Party Favors for 20 people

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Choose from an elegant, Pinterest-worthy dessert bar, sweet favors (especially perfect for weddings and children’s birthday parties), or an interactive station (like a s’mores bar, candy bar, or ice cream sundae bar!). *Please contact us at hello@sweetentheday.com so we can start planning and dreaming up your sweet dessert experience*Available in Nashville*

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$300
Dessert Catering or Sweet Party Favors for 30 People

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Choose from an elegant, Pinterest-worthy dessert bar, sweet favors (especially perfect for weddings and children’s birthday parties), or an interactive station (like a s’mores bar, candy bar, or ice cream sundae bar!). *Please contact us at hello@sweetentheday.com so we can start planning and dreaming up your sweet dessert experience*Available in Nashville*

0 Supporters
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$475
Dessert Catering or Sweet Party Favors for 50 People

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Choose from an elegant, Pinterest-worthy dessert bar, sweet favors (especially perfect for weddings and children’s birthday parties), or an interactive station (like a s’mores bar, candy bar, or ice cream sundae bar!). *Please contact us at hello@sweetentheday.com so we can start planning and dreaming up your sweet dessert experience*Available in Nashville*

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$900
Dessert Catering or Sweet Party Favors for 100 People

We’d love to help you celebrate your next event! Choose from an elegant, Pinterest-worthy dessert bar, sweet favors (especially perfect for weddings and children’s birthday parties), or an interactive station (like a s’mores bar, candy bar, or ice cream sundae bar!). *Please contact us at hello@sweetentheday.com so we can start planning and dreaming up your sweet dessert experience*Available in Nashville*

0 Supporters
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$7
Jumpstart Your Sweetest Dreams

Jumpstart your dreams with our power-packed 2-week email course. Brimming with inspiration and practical tips, this digital course will help you live your most beautiful life, full of dazzling dreams, rich purpose, and abundant joy! Get ready for your sweetest horizons yet! *Email course launches in June*

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$5
Share a cookie :)

We'll bake up & donate a yummy baked good to Nashville Rescue Mission's feeding program in your honor!

1 Supporter
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