Category Archives: life

Raise Your Glass, Guys

March 10, 2017

ebb + flow :: raise it up

Happy Friday, friends! Another weekend lies ahead and even though it’s an hour shorter than I’d like I’m still optimistic that it will be wonderful. Wonderful to me means a weekend of house projects (dining room is going green!), showering expecting friends and racing to finish a library book so I’m not hit with late fees. I live an adventurous life. I’ll try and sneak in a glass of wine or two in-between all the wild times. Cheers!

Source :: Patterson Maker Miller

Your Space

February 27, 2017

ebb + flow :: your space

From what I’ve seen so far, the new (to me) office I’ll be working in is pretty standard for most 9-5 gigs. Think cubes. So these next few weeks I’ll be digging through our cabinets, boxes and drawers that are housing all our belongings during the basement renovation and dusting off some old favorites to help make the office space my own. I see a clipboard wall in my future and definitely lots of photos of this grey guy, of course!

Source :: @stillwithyoucph

New Beginning

February 24, 2017

ebb + flow :: begin again

Today was my last day as a Mall of America employee. Whoa!

After almost six years in the retail world leading the in-house design team at MOA I’m trading my fashion photo shoots for the world of public transportation. I’ll share more details in the weeks ahead as I get settled but until then I’ll be working through these feelings of fear and excitement while learning every day about an industry that has much to teach me. Eeks! Here’s to new adventures and the magic of beginnings!

Source :: Purple Buddha Project


Windows Down

February 17, 2017

ebb + flow :: sunlight

Guys, the forecast is calling for 50s and 60s this weekend. That means I’m driving with the windows down, keeping the doors to our house open and soaking up every breeze, ray of sunshine and cocktail I can find. It’s going to be a good one.

Source :: Blood & Champagne

Take A Minute.

January 26, 2017

ebb + flow :: take a minute.

Yesterday over lunch my co-workers and I took some time to print postcards, gather up stamps and we wrote our representatives. I had a lot to say and the postcard was small but I’m going to keep writing and I can’t wait to see what other actions the Women’s March group has planned for the days ahead. Sign up here to join the 10 Actions in 100 Days campaign and let’s work towards the change we want to see. It’s the least we can do.

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Slow Start

January 3, 2017

ebb + flow :: slow start

Oh man, this year is off to a slow start for ol’ Elissa Erickson over here. I have been knocked on my booty with a wicked cold. Thankfully, I had planned a PTO day but cough medicine, water chugging and naps isn’t exactly how I had hoped to spend it. Fingers crossed that this little bug goes away fast because I’ve got a 2017 to conquer!

Source :: Modern Day Hemingway

Hello, 2017!

January 2, 2017

ebb + flow :: NYE

Happy New Year, friends! 2017 is here and brought with it a nasty hangover (my bad!) and the start of a cold but also some really spectacular time with friends, family and a giant grey dog. I can’t complain! Can’t wait to see all that this year brings and wish nothing best the best for you and yours. For now, though, I’m going to go slam some water, ibuprofen and cold medicine. Catch you tomorrow!

Source :: @elissa_erickson