homemade granola in 30 minutes

homemade granola in 30 minutes | little lessons by chelsea

within the last year or so, I’ve made an extra effort to challenge what I believe I am capable of. the stories I tell myself beginning with “I don’t know how” or “I can’t do that” have served as my starting point for many new adventures. everything from professional projects to parenting, gardening, budgeting, wellness and more. one said adventure was to challenge myself to learn how to make a few of our grocery staples (like bread, jam, and vegetable…

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72 hours in beijing

I typically operate somewhere between severe wanderlust + cozy homebody. so, when all this stay-at-home began, I was optimistic. at the time, the weather was still playing its part as “winter”. I’m a midwesterner, which means I basically hibernate all winter long. going out…

5 eco-friendly swaps llbychels

5 eco-friendly swaps for daily use items

this year, I set twenty goals for myself. they would require additional effort + focus to accomplish, but definitely obtainable. and then unprecendented times hit. it’s not unlike hurdles + setbacks to come after “a man on a mission”. this is just a more…

20 goals in 2020 | little lessons

20 goals to tackle in 2020

I’m pretty certain I have been living in some sort of fast-moving cloud over the past four (ish) years. covering a lot of ground, continuously changing, occasionally producing turbulent storms, but nonetheless staying the course + moving quickly.  I entered this metaphorical cloud the…

vegetarian slow cooker chili

vegetarian slow cooker chili

during the winter months, I catch myself making chili almost weekly. apparently my wintertime cravings include: cozy sweatshirts, a warm fireplace, soft blankets, and a bowl of chili. a warm bowl of chili may offer some comfort during the colder months, but it’s become…

our favorite dinner shortcut | little lessons by chelsea

how to make dinner when you don’t want to

a hack to adulthood: have a list of super easy dinner options for the nights you JUST CAN’T. in my life, those nights fall into two categories. the first is: “I just can’t imagine having to cook”. if I don’t make a game plan…