Nellie here. As I write this it is my boy’s 10th birthday. And if you follow my blog you’ve seen my boy. You’ve read his guest posts. And know that’s he a powder keg of energy, wit, and smarts. Makes a momma proud!! And, I wanted to write something special…just for him. You know, a tear jerker. And then I was like…”who am I kidding? I don’t make people cry.” and also “Levi doesn’t read . . .
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I would like to say this is the best clam chowder recipe EVER but…I’m from Minnesota. Being from a land-locked state does not make me an expert in anything with seafood. At all. Ask me about venison, or game, or Butternut Squash Soup, or…cheese and I might be considered an expert. But…as of right now, including the chowder I've had while traveling the seaboard, this is the BEST clam chowder . . .
I have no idea what possessed me to make a plant out of felt. Okay, that’s not completely truthful…felt made me. I blame it on the softness, and the bright colors. It made me want to make something with it. Why a plant? giggle. Doesn’t everyone make plants out of felt? Well…they should! I kill plants. No joke. The love fern? Not in my house. I killed Levi’s cacti just last month. Yes…cacti. . . .
This post brought to you by Mrs. Smith's. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know today is National Pie Day?? Well...let's celebrate with a pie party! How do you celebrate a Saturday night at my house? With a pie party of course!! When you have the opportunity to try Mrs. Smith's Signature Deep Dish pies you do it up right! With candlelight, linens, wine, and coffee. And of . . .
Kid's room's can be a challenge for most mom's. It can be expensive to redecorate a bedroom, for anyone. Nevermind a child that will probably outgrow the room in a year. Or the decor, for sure. So, when it became apparent Levi would need his room redone I set out to keep costs down and create something that could grow with him. A boy's bedroom on a budget of...$150 or so. That's all I . . .
We realize that you may not understand the value that felt bow ties can have in your life. So, let us give you a little education. Bow-ties are fancy. They are classy. They immediately make you look smart. They make people smile, and be joyful. Bow-ties are just special. Bow ties are cool. Dr. Who Fans understand why. Therefore, having the ability to make felt bow ties is a useful . . .
I was sitting and trying to figure out how to write this post. How do I sound intelligent about this DIY bench when it was a no-brainer, simple, and un-complicated project? No... really. The worst part was getting the supplies. 2 kids, 2 sisters, me and Nate. Trying to figure stuff out. By far the worst part. And then, we got home and realized we didn't have the proper sized screws. We REFUSED . . .
As parents we spend the year showing our children we love them. But, Valentine’s Day is a great reason to do something extra special to ensure they feel loved. Here are 14 Valentine's Day activities that will help you show your children your love this Valentine’s Day. (as with all features here on NellieBellie...please pin from the source NOT NellieBellie. Give credit where it . . .
Aren't these Valetines Day cookie sandwiches precious? And Katie did a splendid job with these photos. They are great! And the cookies are just too cute. True, this isn't a holiday that really requires special baking. Not like Christmas. But it's fun! I staged those Valentines Day cookie sandwiches all fancy…didn’t I. Trying to trick you into thinking they are . . .
These have been done I am sure. But not by me. And I was excited when I figured them out. So, yay you…you get to learn along with me! These would be a. dor. able. for Valentine’s. Put some cute little sayings and candy in them and you would have a fabulous Valentine to give! As well, knowing how to do this is just plain old useful all year long. You never know when you might need to pull out . . .
Hey guys…I’m starting a new “thing” here on Nellie Bellie starring my girl Katie. Katie is the baker of the family. Okay, scratch that, reverse it…she makes all baked goods EXCEPT cupcakes. She kinda stinks at cupcakes. I don’t understand. But, she kicks heiney at all other baked goods. Like…kick it, send it to Africa, and then back again. Yep, she is that good. Several of the baked goodies . . .
Paint: Dutchboy in an oops color. Coat hooks: a NellieBellie DIY Bench: custom made by NellieBellie. tutorial soon. gym baskets/crates: found by NellieBellie baskets: garage sale finds. rug: TJ Maxx door: custom made by NellieBellie. before blogging. sorry. Linking this post here... -The DIY Showoff- -Home Stories A to Z- . . .
I’m working on my mud room this month and needed wall hooks. I wanted something clever and cool, fun and quirky, and cheap. Not easy to find. So, I DIY’ed my own. These wooden paint-dipped hooks fit that bill quite nicely. and cost me next to nothing. Score! These wooden paint-dipped hooks are simple and quite easy. I bought a thick wooden dowel for a few dollars at my local . . .
Yes, that title is chock full of grammar problems. But, I just can’t find another great way of saying that this fake fish isn't just a fake fish, but way more awesome. The other day I posted Blackberry Cream Cupcakes and didn’t put into the title that there was Smirnoff in the cupcakes. I was scolded…a reader said that if I had put Smirnoff in the title they would have been over sooner. She . . .
There are cupcakes. And then, there are CUPCAKES. These are the latter. Blackberry Cream. They belong in the list of fabulous cupcakes. The cupcakes with capital letters. That you bring out for bad days, when you want to impress someone, anniversaries, and just because. My list of these kinds of cupcakes is quite long. And these Blackberry Cream Cupcakes are most definitely on that list. And . . .