Category Archives: dog

Barley Boy

July 11, 2017

ebb + flow :: barley boy

For not particular reason, I’ve been kinda quiet on social media lately. I think it’s a case of ‘not enough hours in the day’ and over-saturation but over the weekend I met a dog I liked almost as much as my own Drizzy Drake and he needed to be documented. Meet Barley. He’s pretty darn cute and definitely worthy of breaking my social media quiet.

P.S. Another cute, fave pup here too!

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Third Year + New Digs

August 5, 2016

ebb + flow :: birthday + home

Yesterday was a smashing success around here, friends. The giant grey dog, Drake, celebrated his third year of life (at what age will he start to CHILL OUT?!), we closed on our new house and moved a trailer full of stuff without killing anyone or each other. Pretty successful, no? We capped off the night with two pints of Ben & Jerry’s and a RedBox. Now, we tackle moving the rest of our stuff from storage, tearing down walls and the serious home to-do list. I’m going to be documenting all the fun with the #EricksonReno on Instagram. Be sure to follow along!

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Life Lately

February 22, 2016

ebb + flow :: life lately

The fact that the end of February is nearing has me in a tizzy. So much to do, so little time but we all know how that goes. I realized I hadn’t done a life dump (a la Instagram snaps) lately so I give you some recent scenes from my adventures and a little background on each:

Source :: @elissa_erickson


August 3, 2015

ebb + flow :: goodnight

Busy, busy Monday around here so I’m hoping for a similar scene in just a few short hours. Bring on the puppy cuddles and some time with my book (I’m really digging it right now!). Let’s try to get some more energy before tomorrow hits, yes?

Source :: 1st Dibs

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


June 30, 2015

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


May 15, 2015

ebb + flow :: puppers

I’m not sure what it is lately, but our (not so) little puppy will not leave my side. He’s on my lap when I’m doing my makeup, attempts to share a desk chair with me as I work (not possible with an 80 lb dog), refuses to be apart without whining, barges into the bathroom… really, it’s a scene. As we often find ourselves saying, he’s lucky he’s cute. He’ll have to get used to some time apart, though, because tomorrow I’m locking myself upstairs and tackling the carpet removal in our master bedroom! I’m so, so excited and am hoping this excitement carries me through because I have a feeling this project will be more than I bargained for. I’ll be sure to report back on Sunday with the wrap up. Enjoy a great weekend, friends!

Source :: Wistful thinking.

Recent Travels: San Diego, CA

September 29, 2014

ebb + flow :: recent travels, san diego

Life is definitely back to normal around here after our weekend travels. I woke up to cold temperatures (do you know how much it hurts to put on a hoodie when you have sun burn?), an energetic pup (who, I’m discovering, needs a nail trim like whoa.) and a full day of work, family and friend catch up. I’m unwinding a bit tonight with dinner out but can we just look at the beaches one last time? And that cloudless sky? And my scheme to make this mine one day?

Source :: elissa_erickon

One year.

August 4, 2014

ebb + flow :: birthday drake

One year ago this crazy creature was born. A few short weeks later we met him for the first time and a few weeks after that he was ours. It’s been a roller coaster ever since but the good definitely outweighs the bad. Thanks for being so dang cute, Drake. Keep up the good work and enjoy your first birthday with globs of peanut butter, socks from the hamper and shoes from the entry… your three favorite things.

Source :: elissa_erickson


July 14, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend project

If I’ve learned one thing about home ownership it’s that things will, more likely than not, take longer than you anticipate. Example: painting three exterior doors. I was so naive to think that my little foam roller and I could crank those bad boys out in a morning. Roughly four coats of paint and some tedious touch-up later, most of my Saturday was gone. It’s a big change for me and my love of monochromatic spaces, but I’m digging the visual interest Proud Peacock has added to our home and am high-fiving the Red Head for such a bright color choice! The best part so far has been putting into our driveway and being greeted by the bold new hue. Though not everyone would go this route, we opted to paint ALL of our exterior doors the same color. We figured the side and garage doors are the ones we use the most, so might as well enjoy the color firsthand! If we only painted the front door, our mail delivery person might be the ONLY one who even noticed the swap. Of course, between all the coats, Drizzy Drake Pup managed to get paint on his ear and various places on his coat. That little monster…

Source :: elissa_erickson