Why nellie, you ask?

nellie_taft_pictureWell, since all the things you'll find here are made in America and picked by two ladies who are trying to make this country a better place to live in, we figured Nellie was the perfect namesake and here's why:

Nellie Taft was the First Lady of the 27th President of the United States, William Howard Taft. Rumor has it, she could have run the White House all by herself. According to most, she was every bit a partner and advocate. Nellie was the kind of women we want to be. We like to get things done the right way and do our best to care how it looks. Also, Nellie is to thank for all the famous Cherry Blossoms trees in Washington, D.C. Heck yes, right? Image credit: Library of Congress



You can read more on Nellie here, if you'd like. Along with a lot of information on all the other women who reigned in the White House.