I'm so excited about this series that we will be bringing to NellieBellie over the next many weeks. I have been teary eyed while reading these women's words. They are full of inspiration, good advice, and plain fun. These are women in business. Specifically creative businesses. I've spent a bit of time interviewing and visiting them to hear some of their highs, lows, tips, tricks, and goals. Not . . .
Pistachio muffins one of my favorite muffins to make from my muffin mix recipe. It is a universal mix (okay, not quite. lemon poppyseed is not our friend with this muffin mix) that can be used for a whole bunch of different types of muffins. ai like using a prepared mix and then customizing it with my favorite kinds of muffins. Keeps it simple. You can also find the recipe . . .
Gosh, don't think for one second that I have my schedule under control all days, all weeks, and all years. Heck...sometimes I'm lucky if it's for a few hours. However, you don't get to my age in life having ran a business all of your life while being a mother of 2, a youth director, a sibling of 9, and all sorts of other titles without knowing a thing or two about time . . .
Remember, if printing and sticking gum on to these Valentine's is still too much work for you right now...buy Valentine's. Especially the ones with sugar attached :). Sure, you might get some dirty looks for being "that mom". But your kid's will love that you aren't stressing and crazy. And their classmates will love that they finally got something good. Our "into Orbit" . . .
I'll be giving you glimpses into my tiny home a bit at a time in the weeks to come. I want you to see that it is perfectly possible to have a practical AND beautiful home that is tiny in stature but big in living. Not that I want you to join in the tiny home movement. Simply so you can rethink how many THINGS you have and are taking care of. And maybe, just maybe...reduce that stuff. So you can DO . . .
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Do you know one of the foods I have most missed by removing milks and sugars from my diet? Chocolate. Chocolate in all forms. Chocolate in all flavors. But mostly in the silky smooth form of pudding and mousse. I ADORE silky smooth chocolate and milk smooshed into one big giant bowl of deliciousness! Do you know what I have found as a fantastic substitute for my favorite chocolate mousse . . .
Answering a reader question today "How do you, Janel, declutter and organize your spaces? What are the steps?" Oh boy, is that a full question! I'm giving you my process, why I rarely need to use the process anymore, and my favorite tip... "Your home should be for people, not stuff." . . .
Today I have a craft project!! I know, ring the bells, send out the banners, it's a big day! I realized I had been talking about food, food, food lately and forgetting to give you all a bit of a craft fix from time to time. Sorry about that! Today I have a fun kid's craft that will be a great way to pass a January Saturday afternoon. Do you remember the God's Eye we all used to make at summer . . .
After seeing the success that our homemade chocolate cake recipe has had and how much you all love it I realized that that my best white cake recipe could be something that you would find valuable as well. Having a chocolate cake or white cake recipe that you KNOW will produce a fantastic cake makes life so much simpler. It might take a bit longer to make these cakes than a box mix, but it . . .
Do you know what people do for fun in Minnesota? They ice fish. As in, go out on the frozen lake, drill a hole through the ice, and stick their fishing pole down. I know...crazysauce! Minnesota is a fishing mecca that people travel far and wide to come to simply to freeze their buts off for little fishes. Oh but those little fishies are tasty! And the most famous Minnesota fishie? The . . .
Looking for the FREE 2015 Fall Capsule Wardrobe Printable? HERE you go! (just save the file to your computer and print away!) A photo posted by Nellie and Bellie (@miznelliebellie) on Nov 15, 2014 at 9:11am PST Season: Your capsule wardrobe is intended to last you 3 months. Those 3 months will be your season. Summer, winter, fall, and spring capsule's. It . . .
These little Valentine's Day rice krispie treats are a simple, fun way to spend a cold Saturday afternoon with the kids. If you are in Minnesota cold means... -30 windchill. The kind of cold that freezes your breath before you even get a chance to THINK about breathing. But that's okay, I can hibernate inside with my kids and cover krispie treats in chocolate and . . .
I've been reading article after article from parents, teachers, business people, and "experts" about the struggle of finding balance in life. About balancing family, work, fun, and all the stuff that life throws at us. Conversation after conversation, tip after tip, criticism after criticism all in the hunt for the elusive beast that is balance. Stop hunting. Balance doesn't exist. It . . .
A free printable for you to celebrate all things love. This printable is perfect for Valentine's Day. So, I made this love nutrition facts printable for you! It is an 8 by 10 size. Print on regular size paper and throw that baby in a frame (or not...mine's on my wall with washi tape)! These love nutrition facts are great for everyone as a sweet gift for Valentines . . .