soda syrups.

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  Summer and soda (or pop, or Coke, or soda-pop, or whatever the heck you want to call it) go hand-in-hand.  But we aren't fans of all the chemicals and sugar in our soda.  So we created our very own soda syrups.  Now, we can simply ad a bit to our carbonated water and have our own chemical-free and gourmet sodas. (Although Izze is growing in popularity around our house. … [Read more...]

wordpress basics-categories.

Wordpress basics: Categories.  How to use them well, and make the most out of them.  This video is maybe a bit longer than absolutely necessary, but we wanted to be thorough.  And we were!   For those of you who really don't like watching YouTube videos, here's a list of the main points we discussed: In Wordpress, categories are the way you keep everything organized. … [Read more...]

picnic pizza party.

indoor picnic pizza party from nelliebellie.com

 “This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Tony’s Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #tonyspizzeria http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV.” Spring pretended to come, so we had this great idea to go outside and have a picnic pizza party with Tony's Pizza!  See, we love the idea of using pizza for picnics. … [Read more...]

raising children that love the outdoors.

Raising children that love the outdoors, from nelliebellie.com

Tomorrow is Earth Day 2014. We love Earth Day. Because we love our earth, the outdoors, and all that brings. We hope that you do as well. And, if you are parents...that you are raising children that love the outdoors as well. Here are some tips and tricks to help you on your way! I am writing from the coolness of my living room after just spending time in the hot sun. If you follow me on … [Read more...]

Minnesota Zoo Farm Babies

Cuteness at the Minnesota Zoo Farm Babies, from nelliebellie.com

  Farm Babies happens every spring at the Minnesota Zoo, and this year we were lucky enough to be invited to go!  So we all grabbed our cameras, got warm clothes (it's still a little chilly here), and headed out to the zoo for a day on the farm. The images that follow are our favorites from the day.  After seeing all the stinkin' adorableness, you'll have no choice but to head … [Read more...]

chicken pot pie.

Delicious individual pot pies from nelliebellie.com

We've been seeing your instagram pictures, you southern readers, you. We see your fresh produce and we raise you...SNOW! Seriously, stop with the jealousy-inducing garden, farmers market, and produce pictures. It's enough to make a girl go batty! Or, take matters into her own hands and pretend. Chicken pot pie. The dish our summers are made of. A trip to the Farmers Market on Saturday always leads … [Read more...]

marshmallow fluff 8 ways.

8 ways to make delicious desserts using marshmallow fluff from nelliebellie.com

Recently here at NellieBellie we made fluffernutter cookies.  And we thought we were pretty darn intelligent for figuring out a second way to use marshallow fluff, because the only way we'd ever used it was to make fluffernutter sandwiches.  Then we got to thinking.  Dangerous.  What other things could marshmallow fluff be used for?  Surely it didn't just have our 2 … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Hashbrown Egg Bake

mason jar hashbrown egg bake from nelliebellie.com

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #Collective Bias and its advertiser. We aren't breakfast people.  We try, because it's good for you, but we really prefer waiting until mid-morning to eat anything.  So we don't do a traditional Easter breakfast.  We'd rather sleep … [Read more...]

cauliflower macaroni and cheese.

cauliflower mac n cheese from nelliebellie.com

Cauliflower. I'm going to admit that when I was a child I thought this veggie was a cruel joke by God. Why would he create such an utterly horrible and awful vegetable? As an adult I understand. As a parent, I really really understand! It's a magic veggie. It's a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. And it has the ability to hide. A chameleon veggie? That's pretty powerful stuff! Today I'm … [Read more...]

Why we blog.

Why we blog, from nelliebellie.com

There is an adorable blog called Green Bay Sparkle that asked us to share why we blog. At first, we shrugged it off thinking no one would be interested. Let's just post our cauliflower mac n chz so we can get the fabulous pinterest traffic (coming tomorrow! *shameless plug*). Hold up. Why? Why wouldn't our readers want to know why we blog? It's a fair question. And so...we answer … [Read more...]