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 is to get into the kitchen and use the power of food to make delicious memories!
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. And having a place to come home to each day that you love.
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 tip, trick, or recipe to turn your kitchen into the heart of the home. Not because of your crazy good cooking. But because you recognize the power food has to create memories, relationships, and moments.
Our mission is to make delicious memories!
To help busy moms create kitchens that are the soul of their homes.
We do this by providing moms with ideas, resources, tutorials, and recipes to try out
in their home and help them get their families around the table making memories.
Check out how I use Thrive Market to simplify my grocery shopping (seriously, it’s been months since I’ve gone grocery shopping!), eat healthy, and save money!