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chickpea salad sandwich

August 2, 2018
chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

besides grilled cheese + veggie burgers, try to think of a sandwich that doesn’t have meat? it’s hard, right? when the husband + I made the decision to stop eating meat, I thought I’d never eat another sandwich again! slightly dramatic, but it was an actual thought. this is where creativity + the internet come in handy. there are geniuses in our midst. I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you, the thought of mushed chickpeas between two pieces of…

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summer is in full SWING! - little lessons by chelsea
fashion & beauty.

summer is in full SWING!

we go to the farmer’s market each saturday (that we’re home), with the best of intentions: purchase locally grown, freshly picked produce. but, to be honest, I’m not sure we’ve bought anything but a breakfast burrito. (which was DELICIOUS!). the des moines farmers market…

July 18, 2018
gingham for summer
fashion & beauty.

gingham for summer

I consider it a skill that I can be out the door in five minutes flat during the summer. my secret: I throw on maxi dresses wherever we go! they’re effortless + give off the “put together” vibe while feeling like you’re wearing pajamas…

June 16, 2018
where to eat, sleep + go in galena, il
travels.

where to eat, sleep + go in galena, il

I’ve been traveling to galena since I was little. it was a favorite destination of my parents. later, when I was in college, I’d meet my mom there for the day. we’d have lunch + shop until the stores closed. now, it’s coincidentally the…

June 12, 2018
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father’s day gift guide

I am the master of procrastination when it comes to buying gifts. I repeatedly convince myself a better idea will strike me if I just wait. until it’s the week of (or day before) and I am out of time! father’s day is FIVE…

June 11, 2018
why I stopped eating meat
lifestyle

why I stopped eating meat

isn’t it funny, how you can hear the same message over + over and never do anything about it. but one day, for whatever reason, it strikes a chord and you make a change. the husband + I watched the highly-controversial, frequently talked about documentary on…

May 31, 2018