Weekend Wrap Up 12.21

December 21, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Well, the week before Christmas officially kicked my butt. Busy days at work, jam-packed evenings, early mornings, countless errands and oh-so many cookies. A highlight among the chaos, though, had to be the first annual limo lights tour with my friends. We rented a bus, loaded it with great people and toured the best of Twin Cities’ holiday lights. Though the headache is just starting to fade, I’m already looking forward to next year! While I attempt to hydrate and prepare for holiday travels ahead, enjoy these links from around the web.

Here and There

December 16, 2014

ebb + flow :: today

Welp, the cookies were pretty delightful. An inside source (the Red Head), recommends eating them warm, but isn’t any cookie better that way? I also suggest adding a glass of milk. So refreshing. In other news, we awoke to a fresh coat of snow this morning so things are really getting in the Christmas spirit around here. I’ve got a spin class (complete with holiday tunes), ugly sweater book club and a Target trip in my future tonight so the holiday buzz is undeniable. Hope you’re feeling the excitement in your neck of the woods as well!

Source :: Askov Finlayson

Weekend Wrap Up 12.14

December 14, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

After a couple hours of work and a few outstanding house projects I’ve got one thing on my mind: these cookies. We have two evenings left before the holiday madness really kicks in so baking is in order. Literally, every day for the next ten days we have something going on. Buckle up, Ericksons. It’s time to get our holiday on. Enjoy these links from around the web, while I mentally prepare.

To The Weekend

December 12, 2014

ebb + flow :: to the weekend

The dust has settled a bit and my head is feeling much more clear today. The timing couldn’t be better because it’s Friday, which brings Saturday, Sunday and a couple days of dinner with friends, final holiday errands and I’m sure a football game or 12 if the Red Head has anything to do with it. Hope you have a wonderful and fulfilling weekend, friends. You deserve it.

Source :: Bridge & Burn

Nerves

December 11, 2014

ebb + flow :: nerves

Today has been a panic attack in a basket (just made that phrase up) kind of day. I think the financial strain, too much to do/too little time, December mayhem has caught up to me. Seems a bit earlier this year, no? But with two weeks until Christmas and little time to breathe before then, I’m reminding myself about this post and attempting to take a re-focus tonight. Maybe over a glass of wine. Yes, that’s a good idea. Wine me.

Source :: La persienne

Change It Up

December 10, 2014

ebb + flow :: i'd buy it if it was in black

As I was staring into my closet this morning, I realized that my love affair of black and grey attire has reached another level. With the countless holiday outings ahead but my wallet dwindling, I did some window shopping on THE OUTNET and picked a few favorites that I’ll pretend I’m wearing in the weeks ahead!

ebb + flow :: holiday dress picks

1 :: Alice + Olivia Laguna Jacquard Dress 
2 :: Matthew Williamson Appliquéd Georgette Shift Dress
3 :: Vionnet Two-Tone Stretch-Crepe And Satin Dress
4 :: Mason by Michelle Mason Leather-Paneled Stretch-Jersey Mini Dress
5 :: Joseph Camie Crepe Mini Dress
6 :: Peter Pilotto for Target Printed Crepe Dress

Source :: Piccsy

Wish List

December 9, 2014

ebb + flow :: wish list

Though I tackled the bulk of our holiday shopping on Black Friday (file that under ‘perks of working at Mall of America’), I still seem to be grabbing gifts here and there these last few days. I’m doing my best to focus on the task at hand and not slip any extras into my cart for myself so I decided to put together my wish list here on ebb + flow. We’ll call this virtual shopping. It’s much easier on the wallet. Thanks for indulging me!

1 :: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
2 :: Moscow Mule Mugs from Crate & Barrel
3 :: Sorel Tofino Boots
4 :: Greenleaf by Warby Parker
5 :: Yes Please by Amy Poehler
6 :: Capri Blue Candle from Anthropologie
7 :: Copper Shaker from Crate & Barrel
8 :: Space Age Floral Studs from Kate Spade
9 :: Eucalyptus Journal from Woodchuck USA

Can’t Stop. Won’t Stop.

December 8, 2014

ebb + flow :: serial

My name is Elissa Erickson and I am addicted to a podcast, a podcast named Serial. I listen to it in the car, while wandering around the house, at the gym, at work (whoops!), while I attempt to fall asleep (I need to stop that one), really, I’ll listen to it anywhere. It’s a problem. I am now all caught up so I started listening to Slate and caught up on all of those this weekend. Now I am living in suspense until Thursday’s new episode. Gahhhh, what’s going to happen to Adnan?

Source :: Serial Podcast

Weekend Wrap Up 12.7

December 7, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Note to self: stop painting rooms, trim or anything in your home the morning of an event you’re hosting. This is not normal. This is not healthy. This does not bode well for your mental health. Stop that. Stop that now.

Now that that’s out of my system, I hope you guys had an amazing couple of days. Mine have been spent with family, friends, new favorite restaurants and a can of paint (see rant above, obviously). Overall, I consider it a success. As for Monday, I’m not so sure about that one just yet… While I avoid the inevitable, enjoy these links from around the web.