So, did you watch t.v. monday night?? Do you love Castle as much as I do? I love Castle. It makes my heart sing. It’s snarky, funny, clever, and dramatic. And Ryan is quite nice to look at. . . .
Archives for October 2012
One week of only pinned recipes is enough to make you go crazy! Especially when it’s the top pinned recipes. I’m realizing that they are top pins because of their sugar and fat content. We surely do like our unhealthy foods! Thankfully the pinned recipes for day 2 were on the “lighter” side. The chicken recipe was okay. It might have been my chicken but, it was dry. The potatoes and green . . .
This post took me FOREVER to write. I was on Facebook. then Pinterest. Then checked Twitter. Then I realized I had laundry running. I had to take care of that. This is the post that almost didn’t become a post. Moving on in life. If you spend any time on Pinterest you have seen a vast amount of food. It seems that food is the thing pinned the most. Maybe I am just hungry when I go on Pinterest and . . .
I was going to title this post Bear Teeth Necklace. But, it seemed so…normal. As if everyone should make, or want to make, or be able to make a bear teeth necklace. And that seemed terribly unfair. I don’t like to be unfair. So, I’ll keep it real. Unless you live in the boonies…in bear country…AND have a bear lose it’s teeth. You won’t be able to make this craft. Don’t ask my WHY the bear lost . . .
Once upon a time this blog was called Hating Martha...imperfection at its best (the old button is below). I was asked repeatedly WHY I named it that. WHY imperfection was so important to me. It's late, but it's time to share. I apologize for getting deep and personal. I’ve written this post many times and rewritten and rewritten it. Each time I read it I take something out. Or add . . .
I want to talk about something important, necessary, and delicate. Last week I talked about boobies. This week I want to address…nuts. This craft is all about nuts. Okay, actually an acorn plaque... And in this craft, size matters. This is Squirrel’s trophy acorn plaque. It serves no purpose whatsoever except being cute. And giving me a reason to say nuts many times. Admit . . .
Holler!! I'm in the mood...the mood for FOOD! Like pumpkin pies and perfect Latte's!Yep, that's not what this is though. It's my fall embroidery hoop wreath! For fall...y'all! Oh yeah...I'm just full of the one-liner's today. Anyways. Let's redirect to the craft at hand, shall we? You will need: embroidery hoop fabric yarn hot glue sharpie printed leaf picture . . .
Just in case you don’t follow NellieBellie everyday. First, come on…get with the program. Go subscribe in some way. Second, okay there is no second…go subscribe. Might I suggest Facebook? It's the most fun. Repeat, just in case you don’t follow NellieBellie every day you might not be aware that I have been in full Hallway Redo mode. just shoot me. Seriously, after the floor I was ready to . . .
Happy Tuesday! I hope this has been a great week for you! Yes, my blog has been redesigned...again! No, you aren't going crazy. This is like the 11 millioneth time. If you've ever commented on my blog you may have come across an annoying system. I've been trying to fix it. I'll get there. No, it's not fixed. Because...it's not with the theme or design. The problem is buried deep in no-man's land . . .
If you have been following NellieBellie on Facebook you have been aware that I have been neck deep in a revamp of my hallway. I knew that we would be taking up the carpet that was there. But, what to put down...I had no idea. Cheap flooring is hard to find, and often not very attractive. DIY cheap flooring next to impossible! So, I turned to my binder of diy ideas that i had written down . . .
Pant Hangers and posters, pictures, and hangy stuff are best friends. No need to search everywhere for picture hangers that will work. And I use these everywhere!! They look chic, trendy AND are inexpensive!! Can’t beat that!! So take that tip and run away with it!! The end. Looking for more simple ideas for around the house? Check out our 4 ways to style a . . .
Another little bit of my hall is up for view. That would be the… ABC art!! Were you liking my antlers? Yep, baby blue antlers are special. But, let’s get on track. DIY ABC display art is what we are talking about today! ABC letters from the dollar store… Next send your 9 year old out to spray the letters (that you previously had him line up to be sure that the dollar store letters didn’t leave . . .
In honor of Breast Cancer awareness month I wanted to create a craft honoring boobies. I wanted something silly, fun, actually wearable, and…educational. I wanted to have fun with it but to serve a purpose. Kapeesh? I’m all about t-shirts with sayings. They are walking billboards! But come on…some of those shirts need to stay on greeting cards. So, I really, really wanted to stay away from . . .
One of the projects that needed to happen in order to bring our hallway up to standards was upgrading our doors. They are ugly hollow doors. You know, you’ve seen these doors. You maybe have them. It was time for them to go but we couldn’t afford to replace all 4 doors. Not happening. So, I got creative with tools and paint and did a DIY door upgrade. This is what we started with… I used lathe to . . .
This is a simple, quick, and inexpensive way to get some Halloween décor. I am using Halloween Trays these on my wall as art. In fact, you might have seen that skull in my DIY specimen jars. ModPodge, printables, and trays are your needed materials. It’s that simple. Paint your trays your desired color. I chose glossy gray. Let them dry. Trim your printable down to size and apply it to . . .