There really aren't all that many life topics I know much about, or feel I can give advice on, but this is one of them. Time management is something we all have to figure out, at least to some extent, and I think I've gotten to a pretty good place when it comes to this difficult topic. But perhaps you need more reasons to believe in my expertise; okay. I get it. I'll give you . . .
Archives for August 2012
Creepy mantel for halloween First…I apologize if you don’t do creepy. Second…I apologize if you don’t do Halloween. Okay…are you still here? Good. This is my “mantel” for Halloween this year… I usually don’t do decorations for Halloween. Because it seems to run so much into fall and then Christmas it annoys me. But…my kids had this great idea and you know how I am about my . . .
Recently I had this wonderful table that needed some loving. The table had good bones, and a great antique vibe, but was just rather sad looking. As if it hadn't been loved in its previous life. It really was quite pathetic. So I set about remaking it into a loved piece of furniture using Rub N' Buff and a DIY compass rose. Here's the table at the start of the . . .
Q & A vlog I believe I am going to try to do some video stuff. Not sure what. Or how. Or what it will look like. But…I wanted to test it out. So, we held an impromptu Q and A session at my house… Covering Starbucks...meeting Nate...and lots more! . . .
DIY Mini Notebook Good Morning fabulous readers! Well, I’m going back to bed after I write this for you. I just got back from “vacation” and need to recoup. Ha…isn’t that funny how we need to rest from our “vacation”. I bet you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about! But first, a quick tutorial for this DIY mini notebook... Okay, this craft is about 10 minutes. But…I . . .
Give Me a Minute? Feature teacher...Cox's Corner Do NOT pin from my blog...please visit the featured blogger! Our Give Me a Minute feature teacher is... The Cox Corner. She took an IKEA frame and gave it a quick and fun update with washi tape. Love quick! Love easy! So cute!! Do NOT pin from my blog...please visit the featured blogger's post! Go visit Cox's Corner for the . . .
Creepy Crawly Wreath! Ooooh…right! yes, it's a bit early for such things. But, I don't do time tables well. I did this. I liked it. I posted. The end. Let’s go. You need… 1 styrofoam wreath. I used a 9incher I think?? 1 pile of rubber spiders, snakes…whatever you can find at the dollar store. 1 can of black spray paint (unless you are lucky and can find them already black) 2 . . .
Vintage Desk This piece doesn’t have a name. It was for a friend of my daughters. And I never quite figured out it’s name. Maybe you can come up with one?? But, here it is when it was brought to me… Very cute! She was planning on using it as a desk in her bedroom. She wanted vintage and liked a bit of grunge. So…after it was “Nellified”… I used Ce Ce Caldwell paint to add subtle stripes to the . . .
Hello fine fellows!! It’s Saturday!! Woot woot! The weekend is here! And that means it time for another round of slobber gushy wonderful words all over a NellieBellie sponsor! Today’s victim…Evelyn from My Turn (for us). Evelyn is a long time reader of NellieBellie and has been one of my biggest cheerleaders. I mean this lady has the full outfit and pompoms going (metaphorically, of course)! Love . . .
I am calling this a study space because…well, I don’t really know WHAT to call it?!? This is my 14 year old’s space. We just put the finishing touches on it over the weekend and it’s ready to go for her freshman year. Ack…can you believe I’m that old? Sigh, I need a nap. Anyways…because my kids do their charter school from home they need good-sized space to organize, spread out, and spend vast . . .
DIY Dyed Jute Basket Head over to Primitive and Proper to see a fabulous guest post by *ahem* a fabulous blogger (me...it's me!) Cassie is so cool, talented, and kind. Love her! Go say hi! This little guy makes me smile… Cause I made him! I dyed the jute. And then I hotglued it going around…and around…and around. It’s so darn sweet I just want to pinch it’s cheeks! So…how to dye jute twine?? You . . .
DIY Duck Tape laptop sleeve Sometimes…sometimes I do a craft just because I can. Just because I wonder if it would work. So…I try it. And sometimes…sometimes…it works! Yes, my head is full of ideas. Yes, I’m slightly ridiculous. But…I smile a lot that’s worth something, right! I made a redneck IPAD sleeve out of Duck Tape and a mailing envelope. It pretty much rocked. I love it. I use it. I want . . .
The post with random pictures and gabbing... Sunday night my SD card had a temper tantrum and broke. Goody. As a blogger I have hundreds of pictures on it at a time. Most I keep backed up but…I hadn’t backed up projects from the weekend. Joy! But I have the man of mans! He superglued a tiny part thingy back on to my SD card long enough for me to pull all the pictures off. Muah…love him! As those . . .
This reveal of how to update a bathroom is incomplete, and my pictures aren't great. Because...my SD card that stored all my images had a tantrum last night and POOF!...my images are gone! Oh well...moving on. But…I’ll be honest cause we all are friends....I needed to update a bathroom on a budget! A budget of all budgets for a bathroom! I’m NOT done. But, I had . . .
Sponsor Salivation...A Night Owl It is time to salivate all over a sponsor. It is Saturday. Saturday will become the designated Sponsor Salivation day here on NellieBellie. Today I am going to salivate all over… A Night Owl Blog. You probably already know this blog. Cause it’s just that cool. If you don’t…well, you should. There are 2 great parties. An Instagram Blog hop and a . . .