February 5, 2016

ebb + flow :: gone

Goodbye, snowy Minnesota! Hello, Fort Myers Beach! Later this morning, the Red Head and I are skipping out of town with some pals for a long weekend of sunshine, cocktails, pool time and, I’m sure, some football (you can’t escape the Super Bowl no matter how far you travel!). We booked this trip so many months ago, I can’t believe it’s finally here. I’m hoping to truly unplug the next few days so no wrap up this week but I’ll be back mid-next week for more of the usual shenanigans. Have a good one, friends!

Source :: mrsclarkkent


February 4, 2016

ebb + flow :: pop of color

The Midwest around this time of year is all grey. I’m not too bummed about it since grey is one of my favorite colors (I’m wearing it right now!) but as the winter months drag on a little P.O.C., as my co-worker calls it, is good for the soul. These kicks are definitely added to the ‘pop of color’ wishlist!

Source :: Outfit :: Shoes

Sit Down and Write

February 3, 2016

ebb + flow :: thoreau

For the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to grab sneak peeks into the works of Princeton Architectural Press and whenever a package from them arrives at my door I tear it open instantly! I imagine my friends and family have started to do the same when they see a letter from me (hopefully) because, more often than not, my sloppy handwriting is scrolled on a piece of Princeton Architectural Press’s stationery. The Thoreau set above (available March 1, pre-order here) arrived amongst the snow this week and has been the perfect excuse to sit down, clean up that handwriting and throw a little bit of love and beautifully-design paper into the world. Good work, PA Press, good work.

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Storm Chasing

February 2, 2016

ebb + flow :: storm chasing

The weather forecasts are not looking good tonight, my friends. I suppose they would be categorized as ‘good’ if you were looking to sled, build a snowman or ski but for the rest of us trying to get home at a decent hour I don’t think it fits in the ‘good’ category. Despite the fluffy stuff, I do have some bright points ahead tonight including some new stationery to dive into, some books on my bedside table and a fireplace that can be turned on with the press of a button. Small wins. Stay warm, friends!

Source :: my scandinavian home

Weekend Wrap Up 1.31

January 31, 2016

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Guys, if you’re local to the Twin Cities, go take the pizza class at The Kitchen Window. So good. I think I’m still full from the SEVEN pizzas we made. And even get me started on the garlic, chicken, arugula, goat cheese, artichoke one! Go sign up now and thank me later. The weekend of good eats and good times didn’t end on Friday though. Somehow through our pizza food coma we managed to muster up the strength to jump in White Bear Lake yesterday! It was a balmy 40 degrees, one of our warmest plunges to date, and our team raised almost $5,000 for Special Olympics. In the words of Borat, great success! Now I’m catching up on a day of errands, emails, work and laundry before a busy week and a trip to Florida on Friday. It’s going to be a good one, friends. Check out these links from around the web this week while I throw in another load of whites. Such a glamorous life!

Pizza Class!

January 29, 2016

ebb + flow :: pizza class

For Christmas this year, we gifted the Red Head’s dad and step-mom a Friday night spent alongside the Erickson kids making pizza! The class syllabus looks is pretty intense (three types of pizza?!) and I couldn’t be more excited. Bring on the deep dish, the goat cheese, the accompanying glass of wine and a Friday night with family. It’s been a long week and I’m hoping the mozzarella helps take the edge off. Ha! Have a great weekend, friends!

Source :: Happyolks

Macrame Me

January 28, 2016

ebb + flow :: HIMOART

We’ve all been macrame-d (new word) to death lately, myself included, but then I happened upon the work on HIMOART and I’m back on the macrame bandwagon. These sculptural pieces are unlike any others I’ve seen and I’d be lucky to call one my own.

Source :: HIMOART

Impulse Buy

January 27, 2016

ebb + flow :: ninja bullet

With the sale of our house last month, there have been a lot of changes. A longer commute, a serious downsize in stuff, a larger yard (and lake!) that the pup just can’t seem to get enough of and, the best part, some roommates! The red head and I are living with his brother and his girlfriend for the time-being and when she got this blender for Christmas I was pumped to give it a try as well (roomie perks!). My obsession with it has grown tenfold the last few weeks as I’m whipping up smoothies and shakes left and right. Unfortunately, I tend to wake up well before the rest of the house so blending at 5:30 a.m. isn’t exactly ideal. So, last night I found the little bugger on sale and snagged my own to keep at work. I think I’ll be the most popular desk in no time!

Source :: Amazon

Current Reads

January 25, 2016

ebb + flow :: current reads

I’ve really hit the ground running in the book department this year. My longer commute has become opportune time for audio books (thanks, Jillian!) and quiet winter nights are simply made for reading by the fire. I’ve added the four above to my completed list and am working on Brooklyn and Modern Romance currently. Because I have the attention span of a fly, I present you with very brief recaps and thoughts on the above works. Send any other book recommendations my way, please!

The Boys in the Boat – Very descriptive. Might have shed a tear at the end. Maybe.

China Rich Girlfriend – Better than the first one.

Paper Towns – No thank you. I can’t get into John Green books.

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – A good laugh. Full of hilarious Texas anecdotes.

Clearly, I was never a book reviewer in a past life…