Puppy Dive

July 7, 2015

ebb + flow :: swimming puppy

The Erickson house is under a curse right now. Everything is breaking or causing some sort of trouble. Tile in our entry is cracking. Our “simple” garage door fix turned into a very expensive, not-so simple garage door fix. Our master bedroom project may never end. We have birds living in our gutters and wasps keeping them company nearby. Our yard looks like a wild prairie and we’re running low on hours and energy in the day. Vent session over, though, because our oh-so handsome grey dog conquered his fear of swimming over the weekend. Let’s just focus on that. After many weeks of coaxing, bribing and maybe a few tosses (bad parents!) Drizzy Drake is obsessed with the water and I was able to capture him in all his glory above while at a cabin this weekend. What a stud.

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Weekend Wrap Up 7.5

July 5, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

As I write this the Red Head is sanding away upstairs. Up next, is priming (that’s where I come in) and after that is an early bedtime. We’ve had a weekend full of cabin time, family time, boat time, fireworks and some serious master bedroom work (we’re getting so close to being done!) and we’re spent. While I muster up some energy and track down my second Diet Coke of the day, enjoy these links from around the web.

Fourth of July

July 2, 2015

ebb + flow :: fourth of july

Nothing beats Fourth of July in Minnesota. That’s a statement I truly stand by and I’m hoping this weekend keeps the streak of great holiday weekends we’ve had lately. The Red Head and I are hitting the road some cabin time, catching some fireworks on the lake Saturday and working around our humble abode on Sunday. We seem to have an unlucky spree of odd things breaking lately, so let’s cross our fingers that comes to an end as we piece our house back together. Wherever this weekend takes you I hope it’s filled with beautiful friends and family and some appreciation for the good ol’ USA.

Source :: Collin Erie


June 30, 2015

ebb + flow :: emerald

Update: Puppy is on the mend! Still not quite sure what got into him, but we’ve got two weeks worth of pills to get him back on track. Phew! Onto other things…

If I had to pick one color that’s missing from our home, it would have to be emerald. In looking at our space, there’s truly no spot we could throw it into the mix so in the meantime, I’ll just admire this photo.

Source :: Beautiful Nomad


ebb + flow :: puppers

This not-so little monster isn’t feeling so hot these last few days. I’m off to the vet this morning with fingers crossed, hoping for a minimal vet bill and wanting my normal puppy back. Pretty, pretty please! I’ll hopefully be back with a more exciting and beautiful post tomorrow.

Source :: elissa_erickson


June 26, 2015

ebb + flow :: k-fest

The most magical summer party in all the land, Kleinfest, is upon us! It’s an annual summer blow-out with my best Minnesota pals and this years’ is shaping up to be a good one. We’ve got a pig roast, a pool, friends from Chicago, perfect weather and a potential pickle-eating contest. What’s not to love? Catch you on Sunday if I can muster up the energy for a wrap up. Have a good weekend, friends!

Source :: M U T T O N H E A D

That Shade

June 22, 2015

ebb + flow :: that shade

Somewhere between Minnesota and Florida and New Year’s Eve my favorite lipstick went missing. I searched and searched and searched some more but that bad boy is officially lost and, unfortunately, no longer in season. I haven’t purchased a new shade yet but the image above may just be the final kick I need to do so. That lip game strong.