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Hi, welcome to Bellewood Cottage!

I’m Ellen, the creator of the recipes and craft tutorials at BellewoodCottage.com.

Bellewood Cottage is all about crafting a cozy home.

Here you’ll find easy dessert recipes and a library of relaxing crafts and tutorials.

I know life is busy and often leaves little time for creativity.

I’m here to help with recipes and tutorials you will enjoy, even if time is limited.

Easy Dessert Recipes

If you are here for dessert, yay! I love dessert too and creating and photographing delicious recipes is one of my favorite things. I know you are short on time and ingredients are pricey. So, I am careful to test my recipes carefully multiple times before I share them. I only post recipes I’m 100% excited about and confident in.

What to make first? I suggest my popular S’more Cookies, or a tasty treat from my growing library of Mason Jar Desserts, including Key Lime Pie, Oreo Cheesecake, and Strawberry Layered Jars.

A fun newer addition to the blog is a collection of Crumbl Copycat Recipes.

Crumbl Cookies is a bakery that took the USA by storm and in a few short years has already opened 1000+ stores. Their giant cookies are hugely popular and I’ve found that my readers love getting copycat recipes!

I update weekly my comprehensive list of 300+ Crumbl flavors and publish copycat recipes whenever I can. If you are a Crumbl fan, sign up for my Crumbl-specific newsletter where I send out recipes, tips, and more.

Relaxing Craft Tutorials

If you love to craft, try my popular Sock Pumpkin tutorial, or sew some simple Reusable Drawstring Bags. If you are a beginning sewer, I’ve got you covered. We all start somewhere and it’s easy to learn with simple projects like Swaddle Blankets for babies, or Dish Towels for your kitchen.

Beyond sewing, readers also love easy crafts like my floral mason jar, bleached drop cloth tutorial, and salt dough ornaments. Or, browse my Handmade Gift Ideas for sweet crafts you can share with loved ones.

If you’ve ever dabbled in furniture painting, you’ll enjoy browsing my articles on Chalk Painting and furniture painting too.

Just For Fun–My New Website

Because I love blogging so much, I eventually couldn’t resist the impulse to start another website. So, I did! Elle Makes Dessert is a recipe blog focused on easy dessert recipes, particularly cookies!

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Bellewood Cottage has been featured in publications across the web including The Pioneer Woman, CNN underscored, Lolly Jane, and more.

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