black bean burgers.
celebrate

black bean burgers.

while I was on maternity leave, the baby + I settled into quite the morning routine. we’d take the dog for a walk. once we got home, it was breakfast + the today show. (not mentioned: the large, multiple cups of coffee). one morning,…

August 7, 2017
day trip | decorah, IA.
travels.

day trip | decorah, IA.

it is now very rare the husband asks me: “what do you want to do today?” the last time he asked, we ended up driving three hours across the state for a spontaneous day trip to decorah, iowa. he didn’t even hesitate before saying…

August 2, 2017
llbychels bathroom updates
lifestyle

4 inexpensive bathroom updates.

last spring, the husband + I purchased our first home. when we put in our offer, the house was 30 days from completion of construction. it was good in the sense that we did not have to make every decision necessary when building a…

July 12, 2017
coffee game.
lifestyle

updating your coffee game.

as if coffee is a game. it’s not. it wasn’t before, and it definitely isn’t now that we have a little one. the husband + I are quick to take action in the morning – one start the coffee, the other tend to the…

July 10, 2017
grown-up pink lemonade.
celebrate

grown-up pink lemonade.

IT’S SUMMERTIME! with it has come blue skies, fluffy white clouds + heat. all have been welcomed with open arms after a very dreary, rainy spring. we’ve been spending as much time outdoors as possible. from grilling + bonfires, to many long walks. speaking of walks,…

June 15, 2017
6-essentials-for-your-newborn
lifestyle

6 essentials for your newborn.

the thought of bringing home a baby can be overwhelming. you’ve listened to your friends + family and studied up on the internet. now you just cross your fingers and hope you have everything you need. or that’s what we did. (see inside our…

June 13, 2017