Cookies & Castles

Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House from Cookies and Castles used for the Nelle and Lizzy photoshoot this year!

Fourteen years ago a friend of mine and I started a fundraiser here in Fort Worth which has grown to one of the highlights of our family’s year every holiday season ~ Cookies and Castles.  During the first weekend in November, hundreds of people purchase tickets to attend gingerbread decorating events.  Kids young and old use over 75 types of candy to create one of a kind pieces to display at their home during the holiday.  Last year I made this house ~ who knew it would be a prop for this year’s photoshoot!   Cookies & Castles is sponsored by the Fort Worth Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta and supports Cook Children’s Hematology Oncology Center.  If you are in our area and want to come ~ we would love to have you and your family attend.  You can click here to make reservations!

Grammy’s Grandmonsters!

family grandparent ring“When my grandchildren come to my house, we always play “Monsters Under the Bed”, which is like hide and seek at Grammy’s house. So, I call all of my grandchildren “my little grandmonsters”. I’m buying this ring for myself so that I can always have my little grandmonsters with me.”
Get a little grandmonsters ring for Grammy here: http://www.nelleandlizzy.com/Triple_Ring_103.htm

What is your inspiration?

We recently added a question at check out asking people what or who inspired their Nelle and Lizzy design.  The answers have been funny, touching, sweet and sometimes sad.  We decided what a better place to showcase the stories than here in our blog.  So really it is YOUR blog ~ your stories told through the jewelry that you design.  So we hope you get inspiration from what you see and read here.  There are some great stories and we look forward to sharing them!