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  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • the best travel snacks from trader joes llbychels

    the best travel snacks from trader joe’s

    whether we’re driving two hours or flying 13 hours to china, snacks are a very important part of our travels. I thoroughly enjoy a good snack, but with a toddler in tow.. snacks become…

  • where to eat, sleep + go in galena, il

    where to eat, sleep + go in galena, il

    I’ve been traveling to galena since I was little. it was a favorite destination of my parents. later, when I was in college, I’d meet my mom there for the day. we’d have lunch…

  • breckenridge brewery | denver, CO.

    breckenridge brewery | denver, CO.

    my little brother surprised us + showed up in town last week, to celebrate jackson’s first birthday. it was so good to see him! but.. apparently vacations don’t last forever? because on monday night,…

  • christmas in colorado.

    christmas in colorado.

    our little family headed west for the holidays! we were gone a total of ten days. (two of which were spent in the car, driving 8+ hours, with a baby + a dog). we…

  • christmas in new york city.

    christmas in new york city.

    the husband + I lived in new york when we were fresh out of college. well, he moved there and I followed. (basically inviting myself). we’ve been living back in the midwest for nearly…

  • day trip | decorah, IA.

    day trip | decorah, IA.

    it is now very rare the husband asks me: “what do you want to do today?” the last time he asked, we ended up driving three hours across the state for a spontaneous day…

  • covered bridges | winterset, IA.

    covered bridges | winterset, IA.

    we had a very mild winter in iowa! it was unseasonably warm. (if that sounded like a complaint, it was not. maybe a little fear we’ll get payback later). we’re talking the occasional 60º…

  • fall in the amana colonies.

    fall in the amana colonies.

    on sunday, the husband + I made a last-second decision to take a road trip. only 100 miles east to the amana colonies. it’s typically our mother’s day destination, but why wait until may…