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Hello and welcome to Nel's Nook!  I am so glad you are here!  My name is Genell, or Nel for short.  I am 27 years old and was born and raised in Washington State.  I recently moved to rural Southwestern Virginia and am having all sorts of fun trying to figure out this country living thing! 

A Few Things About Me:  
* I am normally reading 2 or 3 books at a time
* I am incredibly shy (until you get to know me!)
* I love coffee... and ice cream even more! 
* I love the cutest yellow lab (who at 4 years old still thinks she's a puppy!)
* I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up
* One day I will be organized - I really do try! 
* I love Disneyland - seriously I turn into a little kid
* I am incredibly clumsy - its so embarrassing! 
* I love a good bargain and have recently discovered couponing 
* I have a long bucket list and love crossing things off of it!
* I love trying new products - kitchen gadgets, beauty products, electronic gadgets - doesn't matter - I love trying them!
* I have my Master's degree (and I'm not currently using it...oops!)
* I am a (recovering) planner.  I have learned that life is too short and unpredictable to plan so I have (tried) to stop and because of that I have met some wonderful people and created some amazing memories.
* As a teenager I swore I would get as far away from my home town as possible.... I have never lived more than 30 minutes away BUT I hope to change that one day!   Coming soon - my Adventures in Country Living! 
* My brother and sister are two of the funniest people I know
* I love Pinterest and recently vowed to start actually doing the things I pin (many of which you will see here) 

About Nel's Nook

I have wanted to start a blog for a long time (as in if I had a dollar for every time I said I am going to start a blog I would be a very rich woman!).  Part of the problem was I could never narrow down what I wanted to write about so instead I decided to write a little bit about everything.  Here you will find my latest experiments in the kitchen, my crafting attempts as well as the rest of life's fun adventures - relationship stuff (see mom - using that degree!), fun work out ideas, and whatever else comes along!  

I have just started stretching my crafting and cooking limits and I am not an expert by any means.  In fact, I am known for saying "it didn't turn out like I planned" but I found that there is beauty in imperfection and always something to be learned!  So grab a cup of coffee, find a comfy chair, and take a look around - I am so glad you are here!  

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  1. Found you through SITS Girls! I love you! what a gorgeous blog you have - the colors are so soothing and everything matches well. It is simple and easy to navigate. I love your list, and can't wait to read more. But more pictures on this page! Show me your smile - it is so beautiful and welcoming. :) Happy Blogtoberfest.

    1. Hi Allison,
      Thank you so much for your sweet comments! And for the tip about more pictures - I hate pictures of myself so much but I will put some more up! I will be popping by your blog later today - can't wait to check it out!

      Happy Blogtoberfest to you too!

  2. Visiting from SITS blogtober and it's nice to meet you Nell! I love the design of your blog. Besides the fact that I don't have siblings and am older than you, all your items perfectly describe me too :) I love to read and live in NC, so we are DisneyWorld fanatics over here. I write a lot about the books I read so hope you will stop by and let me know what you're reading and discuss good books with me! I love to try out new recipes too so I've got recipe reviews on my blog as well cause I love to share recipes I find that work for me. Great page, I enjoyed getting to know you. I love the list format, short and to the point. Have a great week!

    1. Hi Tanya!
      It's so nice to meet you too! I just moved from the West Coast to the East Cost so I will be adopting Disney World for a while! And yes I am always looking for a new book so I will definitely be stopping by.

      Thank you for your sweet comments and I can't wait to check your blog out!

  3. Visiting you from SITS too. It's nice to meet ya!

    I'm a total Disney fanatic too. It helps that I literally live down the street from Disneyland. It really IS one of the happiest places on Earth.

    Love your about me page. It's really a great way to get to know you. Can't wait to poke around your blog a bit more!

    1. Karen I am so jealous that you live so close to Disneyland! We were actually hoping to move down that way but school took us east instead - but one day! Thanks for your sweet comments! I am loving Blogtober because its such a great way to meet new bloggers. I'm on my way over to yours right now!

  4. Hey hey! It seems we are part of the same tribe (lol) on the SITS thing. I am really happy I found your blog actually, you seem really fantastic and the kind of person I'd be close friends with :) I hope you're doing okay in the new year and looking forward to reading more from you <3


    1. Hi Patricia! You are so sweet. I was just at your blog and I love it! I'm excited we are in a tribe together.

  5. Hey, I'm in your SITS Blogging Tribe. I've had a late start to this, but I wanted to drop by & say hello.. :) What part of VA do you live in? I'm north of Charlottesville!!

  6. Hi, Nell! I am in your SITS Blogging Tribe. I am excited to connect with you! Your site is beautiful! I am a few states below you in SC...where it's usually pretty warm, but we are experiencing colder than normal temps. I really like what I see here so far, and look forward to exploring more! Blessings.