Category Archives: purchases

Summer Gift Ideas

May 6, 2014

ebb + flow :: summer gift ideas

This months kicks off a summer full of birthdays at the Erickson household. Add Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to the mix, as well, and I start to feel like I’m hunting for a new gift every week. To save myself some hassle later I’ve rounded up a few items that would be perfectly topped with a bow. And, yes, that coat is a splurge, but it’s too pretty not to include.

1 :: Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty by Diane Keaton
2 :: Dash Salt and Pepper Shakers from Crate & Barrel
3 :: Inner Light Tinted Moisturizer by AVEDA
4 :: Orb Copper Shaker from Crate & Barrel
5 :: Deck Parka from HAVEN
6 :: Succulents from IKEA
7 :: Glass Shadow Box from West Elm

Added to the Office

April 16, 2014

ebb & flow :: oh my deer roald dahl print

I snagged this little number the other day to hang in our office and was so happy when it arrived! Since I’m anti-hanging things, I’ll likely just clip it to a clipboard to display it or swap it for one of our hanger spots. We’ll see where it ends up for good but it was an easy sell for me. I’m pretty much a sucker for anything Roald Dahl-related and the little gold flecks don’t hurt either. Here’s to always looking lovely!

Source: oh my deer on etsy

 

Time to Clean House

March 24, 2014

ebb & flow :: spring cleaning

I got bit by the spring cleaning bug this weekend. It may have been a little premature since it was snowing again when I ran home over lunch, but I’m blaming the motivation on the fact that we just signed a contract to have our house exterior painted this spring! As soon as the snow melts, we are saying goodbye to maroon painted brick and dark grey trim and hello to a peacock blue door and grey accents. Alleluia! Can’t wait to share as the project unfolds. We’ve never hired any house projects out so cross your fingers for good luck and no more snow. Although, I’m sure we’ve been wishing the snow to stop for months already…

Source: elissa_erickson

fc gift guide 2013

December 3, 2013

ebb & flow :: faucethead creative gift guide 2013

Have you guys started Christmas shopping yet? I’ve got a couple people checked off my list, but I’ve got a few more that are a struggle every year. If you’ve got some tough-to-buy-for friends and family, look no further than the faucethead creative gift guide for the creatives I put together this year. It has a good mix of quirky, cool, high-end and inexpensive picks. If you’re curious, I wouldn’t mind numbers 5, 17 or 15 (hint, hint!).

Source: faucethead creative

IKEA Run

November 20, 2013

ebb & flow :: IKEA Run

IKEA. A place that used to be a full-day trip has now become an after-work errand thanks to its proximity to my work and home. I guess that’s one perk of working for the largest Mall in the country! So today after wrapping up at the office, I’m making an IKEA run. Items on the list include a couple shelves, office storage, lighting and a clothes rack. Of course, like Target, you can never leave IKEA without adding a few totally unnecessary items to your cart. I’ll report back if I find anything great!

Super exciting stuff around here, friends. Super exciting.

Source: IKEA

Bundle Up

October 28, 2013

ebb & flow :: H&M winter picks

I grabbed this scarf the other day at H&M and couldn’t help but notice the collection of adorable outerwear they’ve got in stock right now. Very easy-to-wear and, of course, cozy. If the cold weather is quickly approaching your neighborhood (it hit Minneapolis last week!), I recommend stocking up while you can still feel your fingers!

Source: 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4

Map of Rap

September 6, 2013

ebb & flow :: map of rap

Because we are classy, the Red Head and I just bought this Map of Rap names print to hang in our office (which I posted about EONS ago and, have since, made ZERO progress on the redecorating front… maybe after Septemeber 21?). We first spotted the print while out with friends at Dangerous Man Brewing Co. and we spent far too long staring at it and cracking up. Now the hunt for the perfect frame begins…

Source: Pop Chart Lab

Hostess Gift Picks

July 15, 2013

ebb & flow :: hostess gifts

With all the showers, festivities and events this summer, I’ve done my fair share of gift giving and receiving these last few months. One item I’ve really enjoyed picking out have been hostess gifts for those throwing me bridal showers. Above is a collection of favorites: Crate & Barrel mini bowls in shades of blue, flowers from the farmers market, zip pouch bags in various colors and oil and vinegar canisters from West Elm.

Source: Crate & Barrel, Tumblr, Urban Outfitters and West Elm