Simple steps to make a mini bow and arrow

mini bow and arrow tutorial from NellieBellie

This mini bow and arrow tutorial is adorable! I adore it. This is one I had done last year. I'm improving the post and pictures and bringing it back. Because, it's just too cool! necessary supplies for the mini bow and arrow: popsicle sticks fishing line (you can use floss, too) q-tips. Tools you need: craft knife or other sharp knife bowl of water Okay. Here we go... You need to soak … [Read more...]

Santa hat brownies | tutorial

NellieBellie: santa hat brownies #Christmas #brownies

These Santa Hat Brownies have a great story attached to them, which I just have to share with you.  Before I  do, though, I want to make sure you know they are legitimately good brownies.  They are made from box mix, but they are a great activity to share with your kids (or someone else's) leading up to Christmas.  This is one of those activities that you just go buy the … [Read more...]

Homemade Hazelnut Meringue cookies.


Have you ever made meringue cookies? I hope so. It is really much easier then it sounds. And they are cute and fancy looking. I made Hazelnut Meringue cookies. And am going to show you how easy peasy. 4 egg whites in a bowl. add 1/2 tsp vanilla (I used Hazelnut. But for the traditional meringue use vanilla) and 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar Use your blender and whip … [Read more...]

gilded animal bookends.


♪♪♪ I like pretty things and I cannot lie ♪♪♪   These are pretty. I heart them. a lot. These Quick & Easy gilded animal bookends make my heart beat a little faster and my smile a bit bigger. This turns everything you touch into gold. literally. It’s brilliant. Supplies: Martha Stewart Gilding 4 blocks of wood (the size you want for your bookends) 2 dollar store … [Read more...]

Keep Calm and Cook On apron


This Keep Calm and Cook On apron is just plain fun. And a simple DIY. It would make a great gift for the cook in your family! This cute apron is for Katie. My baker. She already knows she’s getting it. It’s all good. The tutorial for this cute apron: You need a red apron. You can use a different color if you like. But, traditionally the Keep Calm stuff is red. So, I used red.   You’ll … [Read more...]

chocolate Pot de creme.

Chocolate Pot De Creme from

Chocolate Pot de creme: We should probably have a really long explanation of what this is, and why it's great, and all that.  And we did think about doing that.  Really, we did. But the truth is...we don't think it's needed.  Just look at the picture.  Look at that!  And read the title.  Are you still questioning the deliciousness?  Fine.  Here's are … [Read more...]

a tale of Thanks.


I was sitting and planning out my week of posts. I looked at the calendar and realized that Thanksgiving was on the week. And thought and thought. What to post that day? Should I post? Should I take that opportunity to take the day off…with good reason. No. I decided that I would post. But, I would post a little bit of  a different something something. A bit of my heart. A bit of my life. A … [Read more...]

World Market is my gift go-to!


My World Market Christmas wish list: NellieBellie's World Market wish list by miznelliebellie on Polyvore Faux Antelope Throw | World Market / Black Campaign Chair-Black Campaign Chair | World Market / Red Large Rectangular Alpine Baker-Red Large Rectangular Alpine Baker... / Moose Hooks, Set of 2-Moose Hooks, Set of 2 | World Market     My Christmas … [Read more...]