DIY donut birthday cake stand

DIY donut birthday cake stand | little lessons by chelsea

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 your birthday?” (he really likes donuts). his response was always: “DONUT!” to make his donut birthday-worthy, I decided to make a tiered donut cake. it’d have the appearance + feel of a birthday cake, but be…

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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…

a black bean mix to ease weeknight meals | little lessons by chelsea

a black bean mix to ease weeknight meals

if we’re being completely honest, weeknights are a struggle for our family me. it’s a reoccurring (literally 5 day a week) internal battle. as the end of the work day approaches, I am flooded with “OH SH*T!” feelings. time to accomplish 1,000 things in…

how to plan a relaxing date night in | little lessons by chelsea

how to plan a relaxing date night in

the husband + I are celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary on friday. let’s put my concern of where the last five years have gone aside and talk about dating. relationships + marriages go through seasons. each season brings with it the good, the bad…

a DIY fireplace makeover to inspire | little lessons by chelsea

a DIY shiplap fireplace makeover to inspire

even before we had the keys to our house, I nudged the husband: “there should be more to that fireplace,” as my mind wandered through the possibilities. I envisioned stone all the way to the ceiling, a larger mantle, tile, and more of a…

our stay at hotel grinnell llbychels

our stay at hotel grinnell

the husband + I take every opportunity we can to travel + explore new places. it was much easier when it was the two of us. he’d pack his suitcase. I’d pack mine. we could leave for a weekend with only a duffel bag…