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  • a look into spring

    it is springtime. the midwest is emerging from hibernation. we’re dodging raindrops (or in today’s case: snowflakes) + living for the warm sunshine. winter is a welcomed slowdown, or it used to be. it…

    April 21, 2021
  • do what brings you joy

    I have been mostly absent from this space, only showing my face + heart on rare occasion. I’ve searched long + hard for a reason. only coming up with poor excuses. somewhere along the…

    April 14, 2021
  • a look into our backyard garden

    my grandparents have a farm just outside of my hometown. we use the term “farm” loosely. in reality it is land my grandpa uses mostly for his hobby of restoring cars + tractors. it…

    March 22, 2021
  • the finishing of our unfinished basement little lessons by chelsea

    the finishing of our unfinished basement

    the husband + I moved into our house in the spring of 2016. it was new construction and “30 days from completion” when we put in our offer. we marveled at the seemingly blank…

    February 22, 2021
  • merry christmas from the diehls 2020

    merry christmas from the diehls

    I recently took a moment to look back on all that has happened this year. setting my sights on the moments I felt full + present. there were first birthdays, first steps, new hobbies,…

    December 24, 2020
  • lessons from the past 90 days llbychels

    lessons from the past 90 days

    I’d almost assumed summer would travel at a slower pace this year. we’re staying stiller than usual. but alas, I was wrong. in a blink of an eye, summer turned to fall. our steamy…

    October 28, 2020
  • our quarantine survival guide

    our quarantine survival kit

    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…

    October 14, 2020
  • 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…

    August 10, 2020
  • 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,…

    July 23, 2020
  • 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…

    May 4, 2020