Category Archives: dog

Laying Low

March 13, 2018

ebb + flow :: laying low

Holy smokes, did I feel off today. Between being almost 31 weeks pregnant, some odd stomach bug and a dash of anxiety, I’m a mess. Time to re-charge, grab the grey dog for some cuddles and lay low for an evening. Here’s hoping for a better tomorrow.

Source :: Farmhouse Touches

Snow Party

January 23, 2018

ebb + flow :: snow day

After a serious snowfall yesterday during work hours, Drake was more than happy to romp in the fluffy white stuff with me when I got home. I’d say the scene above is a VERY accurate representation of his joy!

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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.