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 shiplap 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 | little lessons by chelsea

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…

9 best travel snacks from trader joe's | little lessons by chelsea

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 mandatory. but these, these are the “adult” picks (even though…

easy summertime paloma cocktail | little lessons by chelsea

easy summertime paloma cocktail

my brother is a craft cocktail genius + sommelier. basically, the guru of all things adult beverages. I may be the older + wiser sister (HA!), but when it comes to drink recommendations, he’s my first + only call. I recently asked for a delicious +…

introducing baby parker | little lessons by chelsea

introducing baby parker

on march 17th at 9:29AM, we welcomed our newest addition – a sweet little baby boy, named parker louis. this introduction is overdue. I have been in the BEST state of bliss, the kind only a cuddly newborn that is happiest in his mom’s…