I’m Janel. I’m a blogger, speaker, entrepreneur, product creator, mom to two beautiful teenagers, wife to my wonderful husband of nineteen years, oldest sibling of 10 (!), an author, and founder of NellieBellie.
With NellieBellie, It’s been a wild ride. This little blog has been featured in Better Homes & Garden, Country Living, Good Housekeeping, and many other places.
It started out as a craft and DIY blog named “Hating Martha,” as a sarcastic nod to the Queen of Homemaking. I needed to remind myself and my friends/family that creating treats and pretty things should always be about people, not perfection.
The mission here at NellieBellie: Pretty, Simple Lives
My life has been full of twists and turns, hardships and wonder, and shifts and moves I would never have been able to anticipate. I have been asked often what the secret of being so positive and happy is amongst the chaos and busy-ness.
There isn’t a secret. It’s a choice. And being really good at managing stress. I have found that focusing on keeping things simple, pretty, and full of people will help you through any bad day.
Anyone is welcome in our home. You will find a cup of coffee and a slice of chocolate cake in front of you. Expect laughter, advice, and to go home with leftovers. I hope you’ll pull up a chair and stay awhile, you’re always welcome at my table.
My hope is that you leave NellieBellie with a fire in your belly to simplify your day and spend that new found time with people.
Our mission is pretty simple lives. No, really…
To help busy moms leave pretty and simple lives.
We do this by providing resources, recipes, and tips for simplifying all parts of everyday life- from cooking to cleaning, to decorating, to entertaining, and even finding time for yourself after all of that!
Be sure to join the NellieBellie community.
We will send you freebies, information, tutorials, menu plans, and more on a weekly basis.
We would love to send you our Free Purposeful Wardrobe Workbook as your first resource we think you will love.
And finally, we would love to get social! Facebook is our favorite place to chat and interact with our fabulous readers. We share pictures of projects they have done, easy recipes we think you would love, and funny videos to put a smile on your busy face. Join us, won’t you!