Category Archives: family


December 17, 2018

ebb + flow :: smile

On days where getting everyone out the door, dressed and somewhat on time feels like a major victory, it’s nice to have some photos where you feel pretty. Thanks, Chelsey, for always capturing us in your magical way.

Source :: Chelsey Werth

So Many Showers

March 20, 2018

ebb + flow :: so many showers

The last two weekends, the Red Head, babies and I have been completely blown away by the generosity of the people in our lives. There was a shower in MN with friends and family from across the country, a Beyonce-themed shower with friends that have become like family and a shower in Chicago (photos above) that brought together people from all stages of my life. It was really humbling to be surrounded by these people and feel the love and excitement as we prepare for this big (!!) adventure ahead. I’m not sure how we got so lucky but I can’t wait for the Erickson Twins to meet each and every one of these amazing characters. But not for many more weeks, please…

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Chicago Shower

March 16, 2018

ebb + flow :: chicago shower

I’m packing up, grabbing the big grey dog and heading to Chicago this weekend for a shower with my hometown friends and family. I am so, so excited to see everyone and hopefully they’re not too bummed to miss out on green beer…

Catch you next week!

Source :: pssstt

The Showers Begin

March 9, 2018

ebb + flow :: the showers begin

One thing is certain: our house is not ready for two babies to arrive. BUT, we’re doing our best and after the next couple weekends of baby showers I’m sure we’ll feel a lot more prepared, potentially a bit overwhelmed and definitely perplexed as to how two small humans can require so much stuff. If I had to guess, I think we’ll also be feeling insanely lucky and loved. I’ve got two showers this weekend and another next weekend so the fun is just getting started! See you on the other side, friends.

Source :: Farmhouse Touches

Slip Slips

March 7, 2018

ebb + flow :: slip slips

I’ve become a person that wears slippers at home 90% of the time. I’m going to go back a few generations and blame my grandpa for the influence. He always wore his ‘slip slips’ around the house and I think he was definitely onto something.

Source :: Bridge & Burn

Painting Partner

March 2, 2018

ebb + flow :: sister sister

For some reason my sister is spending her free weekend driving to Minnesota to paint, spackle, assemble baby stuff and put up with our chaos. Not quite sure what’s wrong with her but I sure am thankful!

Source :: The Beauty Model

Birthday Weekend

January 19, 2018

ebb + flow :: cabin weekend

This weekend brings a milestone birthday for a very special lady in my life so the family is packing up our winter gear and heading to Wisconsin for a good ol’ fashion get together! I’ve packed board games, extra layers, snacks, movies, some books and maybe some nonalcoholic wine (cheers!). I’ll catch you after our valiant return!

Source :: What Youth

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