our quarantine survival kit

our quarantine survival guide

throughout quarantine, the goals I set for myself this year have served as my guide. they not-so-quietly encouraged me to stay the course. focus on what I can control. so over the past several months, I read more books, became more environmentally friendly, learned how to make a handful of classic cocktails, organized our home, maintained a garden, and spent so much quality time as a family. this is our quarantine survival kit. be intentional I must mention that much…

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how + why we started a wildflower garden

in five years of being homeowners, it has become quite clear landscaping is not one of my gifts. as people who often do-it-ourselves, it’s frustrating to watch our hard work become a buffet for the neighborhood rabbits or die for a reason often beyond…

travel guide: a lakeside weekend in okoboji, iowa

many of our favorite summertime events + activities have been cancelled, leaving us with more open weekends than usual. on this particular one, instead of staying home, we opted for a short trip. we made the 3.5 hour drive from des moines to okoboji and…

8 items you won’t believe I got at aldi

if you follow me over on instagram (@chelsea.diehl), you know how I feel about aldi. yes, the grocery store. I frequently share my latest finds, staple items, and all encompassing love. as a child, I often accompanied my grandma on grocery trips there. excited…

homemade granola in 30 minutes

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…

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…