how to solve your lunch rut |

how to easily solve your lunch rut

the cost-savings of not going out for lunch each day is substantial. but I don’t want to settle for a bland meal that will be completely unsatisfying either. BUT going out for lunch is a production ..let me explain.. if I go into my…

November 13, 2018
our family is growing |

our family is growing

we are so very excited to finally announce.. our family is growing! in march, we will be blessed with another little boy to cuddle + chase around. to be honest, I’m not sure I’ve entirely wrapped my head around being a mom of two…

November 12, 2018
chickpea salad sandwich on llbychels

chickpea salad sandwich

besides grilled cheese + veggie burgers, try to think of a sandwich that doesn’t have meat? it’s hard, right? when the husband + I made the decision to stop eating meat, I thought I’d never eat another sandwich again! slightly dramatic, but it was…

August 2, 2018
summer is in full SWING! - little lessons by chelsea
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summer is in full SWING!

we go to the farmer’s market each saturday (that we’re home), with the best of intentions: purchase locally grown, freshly picked produce. but, to be honest, I’m not sure we’ve bought anything but a breakfast burrito. (which was DELICIOUS!). the des moines farmers market…

July 18, 2018
gingham for summer
fashion & beauty.

gingham for summer

I consider it a skill that I can be out the door in five minutes flat during the summer. my secret: I throw on maxi dresses wherever we go! they’re effortless + give off the “put together” vibe while feeling like you’re wearing pajamas…

June 16, 2018
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 + shop until the stores closed. now, it’s coincidentally the…

June 12, 2018