As I hoped today was a new day. Fueled by Diet Coke, email banter with my sister and a clear head, I spent the majority of my day working on holiday creative and am pretty pumped about the results. Of course, you won’t get to see them for a few months, but that’s how it goes working in retail. Let’s hope that creative energy flows into the evening because I’ve got a few more projects to tackle and some cookies to bake (a different type of creativity!). But I leave you with this beautiful image and a palette that perfectly encompasses the moody, cold, autumn day we’re having in Minneapolis. Also. I’m on a muted emerald kick lately. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.
Source :: Bridge & Burn
Today was a doozy. In the creative block, beat yourself up, over-analyzing things type of way. I know myself well enough to know that this can, thankfully, be reversed by either painting my nails, cleaning my makeup brushes (odd, but true) or reading a book this evening. I’m opting for option numero tres and diving into Gone Girl tonight. I might be the last person in the country to read it but I’m on a deadline here, people. I’m seeing the movie in six days. Send power reading vibes my way, please. And maybe some creative energy too. Thanks a million.
Source :: Sarah Bernhard
Life is definitely back to normal around here after our weekend travels. I woke up to cold temperatures (do you know how much it hurts to put on a hoodie when you have sun burn?), an energetic pup (who, I’m discovering, needs a nail trim like whoa.) and a full day of work, family and friend catch up. I’m unwinding a bit tonight with dinner out but can we just look at the beaches one last time? And that cloudless sky? And my scheme to make this mine one day?
Source :: elissa_erickon
What a weekend, guys! I am so many things right now: exhausted, hungry (nothing new here!), happy from a weekend with friends and wedding festivities, sunburned to lobster status, greasy from a day of travel and ready to crawl into bed with my puppy. All things that seem to happen after a weekend trip for the Ericksons. Thankfully, I’ve got some solid links to keep you busy while I unpack, eat, sleep and stare at pictures from the last few days. The state of California is really onto something, guys. Those views are something else.
This afternoon the Red Head, 8 friends and I are hopping planes to San Diego, plopping ourselves in a house on the beach and toasting to the nuptials of two great friends. Not a bad way to spend a weekend, if I do say so myself. Catch you on Sunday for the full recap if I can pull myself out of the post-vacation blues. No promises. Follow along on Instagram if you’re so inclined!
Source :: Melissa Glaze
Over the last month or so, I’ve been working with the fine folks over at faucethead creative on a new blog design and it launched this week! Check it out, pin to your hearts’ content, listen to the playlists and take in the general beauty. I’m pretty pumped about it and hope you are too.
Source :: faucethead creative
Because, if nothing else, you can use a good laugh on a Monday like this.
Source :: Free as a Bee
Somehow, 365 days ago I was lucky enough to make this Red Head my husband. It’s a privilege that’s hard to put into words and a relationship I would be lost without. Thanks for making me a better person, being the best puppy papa in all the land and my best friend, Cole. I love you. Now let’s celebrate with delivery pizza and Sunday football. That’s how we roll.
Source :: Brandon Werth
This gem of a quote has been stuck in my head for the last five days. It’s been a week of far too many commitments (you need to learn to say no, EE!) but some great rewards, even better people and very exciting planning for things to come. And, now it’s Friday. Let’s play! I’ve got happy hour plans tonight, bachelorette plans tomorrow and our first anniversary on Sunday. I’m not quite sure where that year went but I’m excited to toast to the first of many years to come with my Red Head. Until then, cheers to you and a wonderful weekend, friends.
Source :: That Kind Of Woman
Remember when I wrote this cryptic post and Instagram-ed from odd places for a few days? Well, the fruit of those mysterious musings is live! And beautiful! And makes me want to bear hug the people I work with! And overuse exclamation points! Check it out here!
Source :: Mall of America