Category Archives: family

Gingerbread Weekend

December 8, 2017

ebb + flow :: trees

We’ve reached the time of year where I feel the need to post a tree photo as often as possible. It just feels right and I refuse to fight it. Do your weekend plans involve a Christmas tree? The only Christmas tree I’m worrying about this weekend is a gingerbread one. I’m building a gingerbread house with some cousins! I’ll likely eat more candy than help but it will be a blast nonetheless. Whatever you’re up to, have a great time, friends!

Source :: Bridge & Burn


November 27, 2017

ebb + flow :: tradition

The tree at our home has been lit for a week already but we had a other very important trees to tend to this past weekend in Chicago. For over 20 years my family and I have spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving making ornaments out of birdseed, marshmallow, peanut butter, oranges, and more and then decorating a couple trees (one large, one small) at my dad’s cemetery. It’s easily one of my favorite traditions of the season and I’m so glad we were able to make the trip again this year. Hope those critters are feasting well right about now!

Source :: my own

Long Weekend

September 1, 2017

ebb + flow :: long weekend

Anyone else readyyyy for this long weekend? My mom and sister are heading north for the weekend and we’ve got tons of options to keep us busy for a few days. State Fair? Lake Minnetonka? Farmer’s Market? Walker Sculpture Garden? The world is our oyster! I’m soaking up every second of this last summer weekend so I’ll catch you next week for our regular scheduled programming. Have a safe and happy holiday, friends!

Source :: @kvtes

Gone Again

July 26, 2017

ebb + flow :: off again

After a week at home the Red Head and I are loading up the car for another family adventure. Our destination this time? Door County. Bring on the cheese, wine, nephew cuddles, beach time and family dinners. It’s going to be a wild few days!

Source :: Vilarego de papel.

Gone Beachin’

July 14, 2017

ebb + flow :: gone beachin'

After a wild week of house projects, late nights, early mornings and a dash of stress the Red Head and I are heading to Myrtle Beach for his annual family vacation! We’ll be soaking up the sun, swimming in the ocean (I’m the only one that ever goes in the water!), reading books, riding go karts (Red’s request) and checking out the sites before we’re back next week. I’ll see you then. Have a wonderful weekend!


Weekend Time

April 7, 2017

ebb + flow :: weekend time

Oh man, I disappeared there for a bit this week. Sorry, friends. A classic case of booked social evenings, freelance work and never-ending house projects. But I’m back just in time to sign off for a weekend of fun with my mom while she’s in town! It’s shaping up to be a beautiful few days and I cannot wait. Sending some sunshine and good weekend vibes your way as well. Enjoy!

Source :: remain simple

Weekend At Home

November 28, 2016

ebb + flow :: weekend at home

Despite the traffic jam we experienced yesterday, heading to Chicago this weekend was the perfect post-Black Friday therapy. There was an impressive brunch spread, an abundance of family traditions, an over-used selfie stick and lots of laughs. Also, wine. Plenty of wine. I’m hoping for more of all of those things sooner rather than later and hope you had a wonderful holiday as well!

Shout out to my nephew who snapped this pic with his finger covering half the lens. I love it!

Source :: @elissa_erickson


Weekend Starts Now.

September 28, 2016

ebb + flow :: weekend starts now

My weekend starts now and I’m ready! There’s a little sporting event in town (ha!) and since I married into a family of golfers the Ryder Cup has become a must-see! I’m donning patriotic gear, grabbing a few cocktails and embracing the country club lifestyle for a few days. After that, it’s back to reality with some more house projects (painting all. the. things.) but a very exciting, spontaneous visit from my mom too! This is going to be a great weekend, I can just feel it. Hope you have the same!