Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based blogger, mama, creative, coffee-only with my oxygen, vegan, plus-size fashion lover and feminist.

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Meal Planning Monday - 29th February

Another week, another meal plan. Why is it so hard to stick to a plan? I honestly need a big hard kick up the backside. Last night I actually had a bag of tortilla chips and hummus for tea... Oh dear. So with this in mind, lets try again. Monday: Jacket Potatoes, I am going to pop them in the s…

Mother's Day Gift Guide

We are just 7 short days away from Mother's Day, and while I am not one for valentines or 'hallmark holidays' I do like the idea of showing Mums how much they are appreciated (as well as Dads on Fathers day). I always loved spending the day spoiling my Mum, making cards and breakfast in…

My 5 Make-up Essentials for tired Mums.

I am going to preface this post with the fact that I am definitely not a beauty blogger! Some days I don't even wear make up. Before having Zoe I wouldn't have dreamed of leaving the house without at least some mascara but being a Mum my priorities are a little different, some days all we…

Meal Planning Monday - 22nd Feb

First of, sorry for the lack of action on the blog this week. My new job has begun and while its still early days I can tell it's the right fit for me. We also had some visitors last week. My Auntie Hilary stopped by for a night, to audition alongside Paul for Pointless! I am really hoping th…

Sunday Moment - 21st February

1. I started a brand new job on Monday, I was lucky enough to find a part time promotion within the university I work for, working on an exciting project. This photo was taken at the campus coffee shop at 8am, I was 2 hours early but luckily my lovely friend David met me and calmed me down. Hilari…

Happy Love Day!

We've never been huge lovers of Valentine's day in our house, don't get me wrong, we are not heartless cynics who cry 'Hallmark holiday!' while avoiding anything remotely romantic out of spite. However, I do feel that waiting until 14th February to tell someone you love them is…

Meal Planning Monday - 8th February

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? The definition of madness isn't it? With that being said, even though we have not been sticking to meal plans much recently I feel better for having one. My main issue at the moment is either getting home from work and feelin…

Sunday Moment - 7th February.

1. Zoe has this fantastic new camera face, which she pulls whenever you try to take a picture. I hope it last forever. She is also rocking her Fisherman Mac Raincoat from Marks and Spencer. The new summer collections are coming in and I for one am very excited by what I am seeing, as someone who is…

Slow Cooked Bolognese

I have had a slow cooker for at least 7 years now and aside from the odd beef stew I rarely use it. I love the idea of being super organised and preparing a meal the night before, and coming home to the smell of home cooked food but in reality I never actually get around to prepping anything and t…

Meal Planning Monday - 1st February

I feel like January was a trial month, and would very much like to start 2016 again. A month of illness and tiredness and just general moaning has got me begging for some much needed perspective and I just really want a do-over. I want to feel in control, I want to not be constantly staring at a …