Two Days

October 24, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend time

Talk about a slow-moving week, eh? For some reason the days seems to crawl by, the nights were to short and I am oh-so ready for an evening of baking, an autumn stroll and a movie. Sounds pretty perfect right about now. Hope you’re able to indulge in the season this weekend and check back on Sunday for the wrap up. See you then, friends!

Source :: 1 :: 2 :: 3

In-Between Season

October 21, 2014

ebb + flow :: in between seasons

We’ve reached that magical time of year when the sun beams into your eyes on the way to and from work, when you need the heat in the morning and air conditioner in the afternoon, when layers are your new best friend… you know the drill. As the days of bare legs are winding down I was inspired by these two monochromatic looks. Chunky knits and classic knits are definitely things I’m into. Bring on the unpredictable Midwest temps, I’ll be ready!

Source :: SF Girl By Bay and Lauren Conrad

Weekend Wrap Up 10.19

October 19, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Yesterday started out so innocently. I carved out some time to finally paint the trim in the dining room white (you know, the never-ending quest I’m on to make our trim match… riveting stuff) and during the process, I noticed that our poor wallpaper was looking pretty sad. Even after install, it was never quite right. Our 90-year old walls are uneven, hard to adhere to and unpredictable, to say the least. So, in a fit of rage, I tore down all the wallpaper yesterday. As a testament to how poorly the product and our walls played together, the sheets came off in one big piece from crown molding to baseboard. Probably the easiest removal ever, but now I’ve got torn up dining room and very little time to address it. Woops! Off to Ace now to figure out next steps. Enjoy these links while I bug my favorite hardware workers.

Bang Bang Pie

October 15, 2014

ebb + flow :: bang bang pie

ebb + flow :: bang bang pie

Instead of acknowledging my lack of posting this week, I would rather talk about food and, more specifically, a place called Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits in Chicago. My sister first took me there last June when I was in town for my bachelorette party and I’ve been dying to return ever since. When the opportunity for a glutinous breakfast came up on Saturday no one needed extra convinving. Red Head and roommate in tow this time, we devoured breakfast sandwiches, chicken pot pie (pictured above), more biscuits, apple butter, jam, apple cider and even took some pie home to be enjoyed the next day. If you weren’t convinced by the chicken pot pie photo, let me tell you outright: this place is delicious. The lines get long, the people are friendly and its worth the wait if you encounter one. Get there early, come hungry and please let me know what you order so I can live vicariously through you. Thanks!

Source :: elissa_erickson and faucetheadcreative

Weekend Wrap Up 10.12

October 12, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Nothing beats coming home to a tired puppy, perfect fall weather and a DVR full or Project Runway, amiright? After a fantastic weekend in Chicago I’m going to spend the next few hours unpacking, catching up with Mr. Gunn and taking a deep breath before the busy week ahead. While I do that, enjoy these links from around the web.

Now Boarding

October 9, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend travels

I’m skipping work tomorrow and am about to embark on my own little version of Planes, Train and Automobiles as I head to Chicago this afternoon. Of course, as it goes, the plane component of my plan isn’t on schedule so I’ve got an airport date with a new book, a hopefully quiet restaurant and a dash of optimism that maybe, just maybe, the plane will depart earlier than anticipated. Here’s hoping…

Either way I’ll catch you on Sunday after a weekend of friends, family, weddings and travel. Have a good one, friends!

Source :: La persienne