Nelly Elliott

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

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

As a child of the 90s I love a good Friends quote, and I always remember Monica saying she wanted to be the Mom that made the best chocolate chip cookies, and spends the episode trying to perfect Phoebe's Grandmother's recipe. I do love a good bit of recipe development, but I also love t…

Ordinary Moments - Sunshine and Weeds

This is my first foray into the Ordinary Moments linky, I just love the idea that the simple things in life are the sweetest; it's such a lovely concept. Often you have these big expectations of days out or holidays, which cost a fortune but never quite live up to it. Then, you can have a tota…

Meal Planning Monday - 25th April

Well that weekend just disappeared! Because of a couple of heavy nights out I am really in need of another weekend to recover!! It's been so long since I have been out on the town and been able to guilt-free enjoy a couple of glasses *cough* bottles *cough* of wine as Zoe was sleeping at Aunt…

Mama's Night Out - Cabana Brasilian Barbecue - Newcastle

Last night I hung up my Mummy hat for the evening and headed out into town for the opening of Cabana Brasilain Barbeque in Newcastle. while it is a chain restaurant (with 9 other restaurants around the country), I hadn't heard of it and have never actually eaten in a Brasilian restaurant befor…

Children's Clothes & why I stormed out of Primark.

I'm sure I've mentioned on many occasions now that things are a little tight around here, with the extortionate cost of childcare and my new part-time status, we are cutting back on a lot of luxuries. So when I noticed that a few of Zoe's t-shirts were looking a bit worn/short I decided…

Meal Planning Monday - 18th April

Running a bit late with the meal plan this week, I cannot believe how quickly that weekend went! I am on the back foot a little and haven't done my food shop yet, and probably won't until Tuesday or Wednesday, which is actually quite a nice feeling as the possibilities are endless! We hav…

Sunday Moment - 17th April

1. What a rainy week it's been! I don't mind the odd April shower but I could definitely do without the torrential downpours and hail stones. Thankfully we do still manage to get out in the sling when it rains. One of the most asked questions I get about babywearing is what I do in the rain…

Chocolate Chip & Banana Doughnuts

I am a sucker for miniature food, give me a sharing platter, or tasting menu over a big portion of something any day of the week. I mean why would you want a huge steak or burger, if you could have tiny versions of lots of things off the menu? Maybe it's down to my own indecision and fear of o…

Meal Planning Monday - 11th April

Last week went reasonably well, we stuck to it most nights, except Wednesday, we didn't fancy spaghetti and meatballs so its rolled over to this week. I went running twice last week, which felt good, although, I still have the issue of picking and over indulging in the evening. I am honestly …

Sunday Moment - 10th April

1. On Monday I did something I haven't done for about 9 months and went out for a run. I was dreading it, it had rained all day and I had nearly text and cancelled about 20 times, but, I DID IT! And you know what? I enjoyed it! Me and my Sister have decided to try and go out twice a week.2. I …

6 of my Favourite Instagram Babes.

I am a HUGE fan of instagram, and would say I probably use it more than any other social network. I love the simple interface, the visual nature, and most of all; all of the awesome people I have met and got to know through it. When I was pregnant and in the early days of motherhood I found it so u…

Family Fun @ Alnwick Gardens - Easter 2016

Alnwick Gardens is one of my favourite places in the North East, sadly without a car it isn't possible to go that often, but when we do it is extra special. One of the perks of Paul's job is access to free tickets to Alnwick Gardens, so when we knew we had family visiting on Easter weeken…