Academy Awards Production Design

February 25, 2015

ebb + flow :: oscar nominees ebb + flow :: oscar nominees ebb + flow :: oscar nominees

I didn’t watch a minute of the Oscars live and even failed to record them so I’ve relied heavily on my sister’s recap and Buzzfeed for my fix this year. I thought I had gotten most of the details from the show and then I happened upon this post from Davee. How beautiful are those lay-downs for the Best Production Design nominees? Two thumbs up and an Oscar for the creatives behind them!

Source :: Davee Secrets

Winter Escape

February 24, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend in lutsen

To sum it up simply, Lutsen, Minnesota is a gem. Get ready for a confusing equation but if Galena (Illinois), Stillwater (Minnesota) and Narnia (the book and movie) had a baby, Lutsen would be it. Quiet, quaint, snow-covered, full of wonder and freezing temperatures. It also has the badge of honor as the most north I have ever been! The two days I spent up there last weekend were far from enough so I’m already plotting a trip that way again come warmer temperatures. At this point, anything about -40 wind chill would be considered an upgrade! That scary thermometer read didn’t stop some of our group from hitting the slopes, another pair from cross country skiing and a few stragglers from adventuring around ‘town’ (not much of a town to speak of), though, so imagine the damage we could do in summer! The north better get ready for us! Until then, Lutsen.

Source :: elissa_erickson and faucetheadcreative

Weekend Wrap Up 2.22

February 22, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

I have seen Narnia, guys, and for some reason, have opted to return to civilization. Poor choice. A poor choice, indeed. I should have stayed among the northern hills of Minnesota longer! I’ll do a full recap this week but for now, enjoy these links from around the web while I attempt to unpack and stifle my tears.


February 19, 2015

ebb + flow :: lutsen weekend

For the next few days some friends and I are trekking ‘Up North’ (as they say around here) for some quality time in Lutsen, Minnesota! The temperatures are going to be bitter cold, at best, but we’ll have great company and a healthy stash of item #7 on the list below to keep us busy. After a hectic week of deadlines, a snowy, quiet mountain is just what I need. Catch you on Sunday for the wrap up, if I make it back alive!

1 :: Cally Slipper from Minnetonka Moccasins
2 :: JamBox from Jawbone
3 :: Everything I Never Told You
4 :: Hat from Carhartt
5 :: C.O. Bigelow Balm
6 :: Duffel from Herschel Supply Co.
7 :: Ketel One

Turtleneck Bob

February 16, 2015

ebb + flow :: turtleneck bob

As another blustery, snowy, winter Minnesota day winds down, one thing is clear: I have embraced the turtleneck bob. Or as it also often appears, the scarf bob. Here’s to hopefully only a few more weeks that call for this messy, comfy look!

Source :: Fashion Gone Rogue

Weekend Wrap Up 2.15

February 15, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Oh man, guys, yesterday started off as a hot mess. Car issues, freezing temperatures, plans unraveling and general frustration, but by 5:30 p.m. the Red Head and I had a table at our favorite restaurant and two pizzas in front of us. Then, all was well in the world. Our Valentine’s evening was saved and made complete with three episodes of Walking Dead. I chalk that up as a win for us! Hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend as well and these links from around the web this week.


February 13, 2015

ebb + flow :: retreat

Somehow the universe crammed about a months’ worth of stress, work and shenanigans into the last seven days. Pretty impressive, universe. So, to say I’m happy that it’s Friday would be an understatement of epic proportions. I’m hoping for a quiet few days ahead with my little family but the rattling noise under the hood of my car may have other plans… Wish me luck as I head to teh repair shop and have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

Source :: That Kind Of Woman


February 12, 2015

ebb + flow :: bathroom project

Slowly but surely, the Red Head and I have been researching, pinning and pricing bathroom details for an attempted addition to our master bedroom. So far the stars (and price tags) haven’t quite aligned but I haven’t lost hope yet. One day, honeycomb tile, you will be mine! Any good cost-saving recommendations? Send them my way!

Source :: Bo Bedre