Four Days

May 29, 2015

ebb + flow :: four days

For a work week that contained only four days, they sure packed a lot of punch! Good news is, though, that we’ve made it to Friday. Temperatures are on the rise, it’s my favorite Red Head’s birthday on Sunday and I have all the ingredients for a Moscow Mule waiting for me at home. Cheers to that!

Source :: Pinterest (anyone know the original?)

Cuddle Up

May 27, 2015

ebb + flow :: cuddle up

Today can be summed up with the phrase, ‘not enough hours in the day.’ I swear I’ve been running around like a maniac for the last 12 hours and my to-do list hardly has a dent. At one point today , I even suggested we put a ticket dispenser (like this) outside my office in an attempt to control the requests, visits and questions we were fielding. Oy. Tomorrow is a new day, though, and I’m spending it away from the office for a management conference (can we just skip right to happy hour?). I’ll catch you on Friday, though, before we head into the glorious weekend ahead. Until then, can we dream about these chunky knit blankets? I think everyone needs one after an exhausting Wednesday like this.

Source :: IGNANT

Weekend Wrap Up 5.25

May 25, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

The Sunday blues are sinking in a day late today but they’re strong as ever! I’m coming down from three great days with my sister in Minneapolis, lots of delicious food and cocktails, time with friends, visits with family, movie viewings, puppy cuddles and rainy mid-day naps. If I could have changed one thing, I would have added in a bit more sunshine! Hopefully the days ahead will bring that. While I catch up around here and fight through my blues, enjoy these links from around the web.

Celebrate with JB

May 22, 2015

ebb + flow :: celebrate with JB

As I write this my sister is, hopefully, nearing the Wisconsin/Minnesota state line! Which means, before I know it she’ll be in Minneapolis! And we’ll be hugging! We’ve got three days of flea markets, home projects, cackling, drinking, eating, sunshine and life to enjoy and we fully intent to savor every minute. I’m also hoping to sneak a viewing of Pitch Perfect 2 in the mix. Embarrassing, but true. I’ll be sure to check in Monday with some links from around the web but until then enjoy your holiday weekend. It’s shaping up to be a great one!


Tomato Binge

May 18, 2015

ebb + flow :: tomato binge ebb + flow :: tomato binge

Meals at the Erickson house lately have been rather lackluster. Translation: we’re eating a lot of cereal (Hey, Golden Grahams!). But looking through my pins and favorites today I’ve got a serious tomato recipe habit forming. Might have to ditch the cereal bowl and give this Baked Caprese Chicken and Arugula and Tomato Crostini a try this week. Here’s hoping the red guys are on sale at the store!

Source :: Damn Delicious :: Life As A Strawberry

Weekend Wrap Up 5.17

May 17, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

If you could see me right now, you would think I got in a fight. I’ve got cuts, scrapes, a swollen lip, a smashed finger and numerous bruises. Truth is, I did get in a fight but it was with our old bedroom carpet and I won. The monstrosity is no longer installed upstairs! The hardwood floors below definitely need a bit of love, but I’m optimistic. Now the question is do we DIY or outsource? While we ponder the pros and cons, enjoy these links from around the web this week.


May 15, 2015

ebb + flow :: puppers

I’m not sure what it is lately, but our (not so) little puppy will not leave my side. He’s on my lap when I’m doing my makeup, attempts to share a desk chair with me as I work (not possible with an 80 lb dog), refuses to be apart without whining, barges into the bathroom… really, it’s a scene. As we often find ourselves saying, he’s lucky he’s cute. He’ll have to get used to some time apart, though, because tomorrow I’m locking myself upstairs and tackling the carpet removal in our master bedroom! I’m so, so excited and am hoping this excitement carries me through because I have a feeling this project will be more than I bargained for. I’ll be sure to report back on Sunday with the wrap up. Enjoy a great weekend, friends!

Source :: Wistful thinking.

A Surprise

May 11, 2015

ebb + flow :: bedroom floors

“SWEET MOTHER OF PEARL! We just found hardwood floors under our disgusting bedroom carpet!” That’s the text I sent to my mom last night and to convey my level of excitement, I’m not sure why I only used two exclamation points (!!!!!). The Red Head and I were planning to install new carpet in our master bedroom but a late night glimpse under the repulsive upstairs shag has revealed a major surprise. I’ve got big weekend plans of rolling back carpet, picking out staples, removing tacks and assessing the damage. I’ve spotted some paint splatters on the wood so far but nothing a little sanding can’t fix. Let’s hope there’s more good news hiding under that carpet… like a pile of cash? One can dream!

Source :: Julie Blanner