Prep Mode

August 27, 2014

ebb + flow :: party prep

It’s only Wednesday. Can we talk about that for a second? The way this week is feeling, I could have sworn we were nearing Friday at a faster pace. Maybe it’s the looming work deadlines and the early wake-up calls but I am so ready for the holiday weekend ahead. On Friday I’ve got book club (heavy on the wine and snacks, light on the book talk), Saturday one of my best gal pals is coming to down with her main man to conquer the Minnesota State Fair with us (I’m coming for you, Australian Potatoes), Saturday we’re seeing Book of Mormon (so excited about this one!) and Monday… well, I might just take a deep breath that day. Either way I’d like to jump ahead to all that fun now. I’d also like a giant disco ball delivered to me via my window. Anyone else?

Source :: Free as a Bee

H&M Home Picks For Fall

August 25, 2014

ebb + flow :: H&M Home Picks for Fall

I happened upon the H&M Home section online today and, once again, was a’lookin’ and a’likin’. Lots of cozy textiles and awesome trinkets to bring us into fall. Definitely keeping this selection in mind for future house projects, housewarming gifts and retail therapy moments (They happen, people!).

Also, on a completely unrelated note, if I told you how many times I watched this clip today you would judge me. That Blue Ivy, she’s something else.

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Weekend Wrap Up 8.24

August 24, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Sunday… we meet again. Thankfully you’re shaping up to be pretty great: dinner with family, sleeping in, a walk with the pup and maybe an afternoon adventure around Minneapolis. Color me excited and enjoy these links from around the web this week.

Watch out.

August 22, 2014

ebb + flow :: in the courtyard

I hate to scare you, friends, but Labor Day weekend is so, so close. Where has the summer gone!? I simply cannot believe it. Thankfully, this is shaping up to one of the quieter weekends this month so I plan to savor it. Quiet mornings, turning pages in a new book and some afternoons with my Red Head and a cocktail. Yes, please. Hope you’re able to enjoy the same!

Source :: inspiration station

Weekend Wrap Up 8.17

August 17, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

This weekend I: laughed until it hurt, ate way too many chips and dip, slept on the ground, hung out by a fire, perfected the s’more, ignored my makeup bag, used up all the bug spray and had the BEST time with my gal pals. Seriously, camping with these people is so, so funny and I will be laughing about it for the week ahead. Those two days of dirt, wine and unwinding were exactly what the doctor ordered. While I unpack, pout that it’s over and journal about all the funny stories from this weekend, you can enjoy these links from around the web.

Camping Weekend

August 15, 2014

ebb + flow :: girls camping weekend

I’m on the road (again) this weekend for a camping extravaganza! For the last four or five years, my gal pals and I have gone camping every summer in Wisconsin. Despite moving, changing jobs and life’s other adventures, we’ve seemed to always make it work. I am really looking forward to three days with four of the best girlfriends in all the land. I’ve got a car full of floating loungers, a cooler full of wine, two grocery bags of snacks and some serious tunes to keep me company on my journey until we all meet at the campsite. Hope to catch you late Sunday after the adventure has sadly come to and end. Wish us luck and hope for cell service so you can follow the shenanigans on Instagram!

Source :: Modern Day Hemingway

Life Lately

August 14, 2014

I’m sure you’ve noticed that things have been quieter than usual around here lately. My average five or six posts a week are down to a lone few. Trust me, I’ve noticed too and I hope to be back on my blogging game soon, but part of the reason for my silence lately has been a big project at work. Thankfully, after many hours of planning, coordinating, blood, sweat, tears and heavy lifting, the project, our back-to-school look book, launched last night! We partnered with local blogger, Davee Ek, and are pretty pumped about the results. A few of my favorite shots are below but follow along here for more behind-the-scenes shots and check out the book here! And now, a cocktail to celebrate. See you tomorrow, friends!

ebb + flow :: Mall of America Back-to-School Look Book

ebb + flow :: Mall of America Back-to-School Look Book

ebb + flow :: Mall of America Back-to-School Look Book

Producer/Art Director :: Michael Dodes  |  Photographer :: Nick Fay  |  Fashion Styling :: Davee Ek
Production Assistant :: Erin Pederson  |  Photography Assistant :: Josh Olson
Assistant Stylist :: Alex Kelm