Michele Langseth

Michele Langseth
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Michele is a wife and a mother of three girls (7, 4, &1). She is originally from Sioux City, IA but has lived with her husband in North Liberty for almost 9 years. She works from home as an in-home childcare provider as well as a mompreneur making specialty desserts as well as children’s accessories and apparel. She spends her days creating all types of artwork and food while constantly learning new skills. She began her blog vanillabeansanddaydreams.blogspot.com this year as a way to document her journey to rediscover her passion for art.

Almond Vanilla Bean Apple Crisp (Recipe + Video!)

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Fall has arrived, and if you’re a mom in the Iowa City area you have likely either visited the apple orchard or you’re making plans to visit soon. Every year we go and I...

First Day of School Printables! Printable Signs for Photos

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You fought through the aisles to hunt down the exact school supplies as listed. You made sure the pencils are sharpened and the glue sticks are plenty. You coordinated the first day of school outfits with...
Red, White, and Blue - Fresh Fruit Push Pops

Red, White, and Blue – Homemade Fresh Fruit Push Pops

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One of the simplest and most nostalgic traditions of summer is the classic red, white, and blue Bomb Pop. While we are reminded daily of the divisiveness in our nation, most of us can...

Springtime Panzanella Salad Recipe – Eating Fresh

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It's April, and I've been told spring is coming. I've spent the entire 31 years of my life residing in Iowa and every year, without fail, spring really does come, and I'm sure it...

Meaningful Moments–6 Creative Ways to Practice the Art of Meditation

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Three years ago, I made the first New Year's resolution I’ve ever kept. Essentially, I challenged myself to create something new every day. These didn’t need to be tangible items. Sometimes it was art....

Thanksgiving Hostess Hacks to Save Your Time and Sanity

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Whether you typically celebrate Thanksgiving at your home or visit family and friends, it's no secret that hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful undertaking. Attempting to clean (and maintain) a house with children,...

Just a Bunch of Hocus Pocus – DIY Witch’s Cauldron

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For the last decade, I've spent the majority of each October meticulously planning and assembling Halloween costumes for my daughters. Last year, for the first time ever, they all picked out costumes that required...

Breakfast for Supper: Sip+Style Event Recap (+ Donut Giveaway!)

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Last week, we hosted our first ICMB Sip+Style moms' night out. ICMB will begin offering these more regularly, so stay tuned! While each of our upcoming Sip+Style events will be unique, they will all...

Think Outside the Lunch Box – Tips and Tricks for Packing School Lunch

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Between the glue sticks and the composition notebooks, we find our fellow moms. We will meet up again in the aisle alongside the colored folders. Together, we help decipher our supply lists and figure...

DIY (No-Sew) Patio Cushions–Fast and Budget Friendly

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When we moved into our home four years ago, my husband and I promised each other that we would do more home projects to put our personalities into our home. Four years later, we...