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 the neighborhood rabbits or die for a reason often beyond…

August 10, 2020

travel guide: a lakeside weekend in okoboji, iowa

many of our favorite summertime events + activities have been cancelled, leaving us with more open weekends than usual. on this particular one, instead of staying home, we opted for a short trip. we made the 3.5 hour drive from des moines to okoboji and…

August 7, 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, I often accompanied my grandma on grocery trips there. excited…

July 23, 2020

homemade granola in 30 minutes

within the last year or so, I’ve made an extra effort to challenge what I believe I am capable of. the stories I tell myself beginning with “I don’t know how” or “I can’t do that” have served as my starting point for many…

May 22, 2020

72 hours in beijing

I typically operate somewhere between severe wanderlust + cozy homebody. so, when all this stay-at-home began, I was optimistic. at the time, the weather was still playing its part as “winter”. I’m a midwesterner, which means I basically hibernate all winter long. going out…

May 18, 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 “a man on a mission”. this is just a more…

May 4, 2020