BRIKA

July 22, 2014

ebb + flow :: BRIKA

I could very well be the last person to know about this, but my cousin introduced me to BRIKA last week and, so far, I’m really liking what I see. I haven’t purchased anything yet (hello, spending freeze!) but I have a 20% coupon taunting me in my inbox. A few of my favorite prints are above. Have you heard of this? Am I the only straggler?

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Weekend Wrap Up 7.20

July 20, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Seriously, pinch me. How are we back at Sunday? This summer is simply flying by! I need three things: more sunny days, more hours in those sunny days and more time outside on those sunny days. I’ll be cooped up inside most of today prepping for a vacation that’s sneaking up, but my eyes are on that vacation prize. I’m so looking forward to it, as is my growing collection of books for the trip (Defending Jacob, Orphan Train and The Rosie Project). As I attempt to do laundry, work, pack and organize my life and thoughts, enjoy these links from around the web.

Countdown

July 18, 2014

ebb + flow :: shotgun infinity

As someone who’s about to spend a lot of time schlepping around this weekend, I thought the sculpture above was appropriate and, of course, totally reliable. Who hasn’t called shotgun infinity?! Thankfully, I won’t have much competition since it will only be me and the Red Head on our car adventures, but still, shotgun infinity it always relevant and a serious badge of honor. I’ll wear it proudly this weekend as we hop between family dinners, birthday celebrations, happy hours and wedding receptions. All that fun in the next 24 hours. Buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends.

Source :: Kelly Mark

I have a plan. Maybe.

July 15, 2014

ebb + flow :: bedroom design ideas

Of all the spaces in our home, the one we haven’t touched in the slightest is our master bedroom. It’s an intimidating space. It takes up the ENTIRE second floor of our little adobe and has some seriously tricky angles, the most obvious of which is the dormered ceiling. I’ve been noodling on the space for quite some time and this image struck a chord with me today. I think it holds some great inspiration for our future room. Give me lots of white, bits of green, graphic patterns, grey furniture, a comfy chair, a worn rug and some weathered wood. Please and thank you. Now, I just need to find someone who loves painting odd angled bedrooms. Any takers?

Source :: Room :: Rug :: Wood

D-O-N-E

July 14, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend project

If I’ve learned one thing about home ownership it’s that things will, more likely than not, take longer than you anticipate. Example: painting three exterior doors. I was so naive to think that my little foam roller and I could crank those bad boys out in a morning. Roughly four coats of paint and some tedious touch-up later, most of my Saturday was gone. It’s a big change for me and my love of monochromatic spaces, but I’m digging the visual interest Proud Peacock has added to our home and am high-fiving the Red Head for such a bright color choice! The best part so far has been putting into our driveway and being greeted by the bold new hue. Though not everyone would go this route, we opted to paint ALL of our exterior doors the same color. We figured the side and garage doors are the ones we use the most, so might as well enjoy the color firsthand! If we only painted the front door, our mail delivery person might be the ONLY one who even noticed the swap. Of course, between all the coats, Drizzy Drake Pup managed to get paint on his ear and various places on his coat. That little monster…

Source :: elissa_erickson

Weekend Wrap Up 7.13

July 13, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Friends, if you were in my way this weekend it’s likely that you got cleaned, painted, re-arranged or thrown away. I have been on a rampage and I regret nothing. It’s like spring cleaning hit three months late around here! Now that I can sit at my desk without being mocked by puppy nose smudges on the windows and dust bunny conventions in the corners, I am ready to tackle the week and this post. Without further adieu, here are some links from around the web this week.

High Five, Me

July 10, 2014

ebb + flow :: today

Today was a test. A real test. But I managed to trudge on through and rewarded myself with ice cream for dinner, because that’s what adults do. Here’s to tomorrow being Friday and hopefully a peppier post around here! Geez!

Source :: Chase Jarvis

This Week

July 9, 2014

ebb + flow :: this week

Holy smokes, guys, this week has been insane. There has been a lot of this and some of this I’m not quite sure what to make of it. Hopefully, things settle down a bit tomorrow because my wine supply is running out and so is my sanity. Eeks!

Source :: Modern Day Heminway