how to make dinner when you don’t want to

our favorite dinner shortcut | little lessons by chelsea

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 for dinner each weeknight, a crazy day plus the overwhelm of having to “decide what’s for dinner” will send me quickly into category one. our solution is usually to order takeout or dine out, after what…

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14 lessons to share with my kids | little lessons by chelsea

14 lessons I want my kids to live by

as I’ve spent quite a bit of time reflecting on myself.. the fears I seem to have, the self-imposed limitations, beliefs, view of the world around me, I’ve found myself thinking (+ worrying) a lot about raising my little ones. there is, of course,…

merry christmas from the diehls | little lessons by chelsea

merry christmas from the diehls | 2019

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…

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…