merry christmas from the diehls | 2019

merry christmas from the diehls | little lessons by chelsea

it is our first christmas at our home. (we usually travel to be with family). this year we hosted. for christmas eve, I made an italian feast (cheese board, toasted raviolis, italian chopped salad, lasagna, mac + cheese, garlic bread). we sipped on extra festive hot cocoa + holiday-inspired moscow mules. read ’twas the night before christmas. set out cookies for santa + carrots for the reindeer. and went to sleep dreaming of sugar plums.. today, we’re enjoying the unseasonably…

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buffalo chickpea wraps | little lessons by chelsea

buffalo chickpea wraps

over two years ago, the husband +  I made the decision to transition to a more plant-based diet. you can read more about why here. before that, I would order the buffalo chicken item on any menu, at any restaurant. it was my default.…

how to take the headache out of the holidays | little lessons by chelsea

how to take the headache out of the holidays

I know it is still october (but barely), and as crazy as it is, having little kids makes time (the days + moments) go by in warp speed. so, while you may be thinking: IT’S OCTOBER! I am thinking: IT’LL BE CHRISTMAS IN A…

a fall weekend in winterset | little lessons by chelsea

5 places to visit for a fall weekend in winterset

autumn is such a cherished season, especially in the midwest. the temperatures drop to ideal sweatshirt weather. the leaves change brilliant shades of red, orange + yellow. pumpkins, apples + cinnamon fill the air. and the world just feels cozy. it’s hard to keep…

DIY donut cake stand | little lessons by chelsea

DIY donut birthday cake stand

on your birthday, you should be loved by your favorite people + enjoy your favorite things. or at least, that’s my take on birthdays. as our toddler’s second birthday approached, I asked him on multiple occasions: “would you like cake or a donut for…

cheers to five years | little lessons by chelsea

cheers to five years

five years ago, we were standing on a picturesque beach in the dominican republic, promising forever + celebrating with thirty of our closest friends + family. it was such an intimate, breathtaking + incredible day. we made our wedding as personal as possible. the…