Keeping Distance

April 13, 2020

ebb & flow :: distance

Checking in. How is it going in your world? We are holding steady here. Days are long, it snowed six inches yesterday (rude), and I fear the day I have to fit into jeans again. That’s obviously sugar coating all that’s going on but we are doing our best to stay in a good headspace at this time. Sending all the best your way. Talk soon, friends.

Source :: Bridge & Burn

Social Distancing

March 16, 2020

ebb + flow :: social distancing

My, how the world has changed in the last week, no? How are you holding up, friends? Like many, COVID-19 is rocking our news outlets, online feeds, physical worlds, financial security, and sanity. I’m feeling very fortunate for my work from home option, incredible in-home daycare, and health at this very moment but also juggling the same anxiety and uncertainties that creep up as the news changes hourly. Not sure what else to say but we’re all in this together and I’m sending all the good vibes your way.

Source :: vintage

Zero Waster

February 18, 2020

The Red Head and I made it one of our #goals this year to be more environmentally conscious. We’re in a season of life with two toddlers that includes diapers, pouches, snacks,  the occasional juice box, and, oh, we recently tore out our entire kitchen. So, this goal has been easier said than done but we’ve really become more conscious of how we’re using things and how to re-use things. We aren’t quite to the level of this town in Japan… yet. Taking notes from them and crossing our fingers for a speedy kitchen re-model so we can at least return to our usual plates and dishes soon!

Gimme Those Downloads

February 10, 2020

ebb + flow :: biodiversity heritage library

As someone who is always on the hunt for large-scale art at a small-scale (read: free) price, I am bookmarking, tagging, blogging, liking, sharing, and obsessing over this Biodiversity Heritage Library with over 150,000 high-res files for download. You want a botanical print? Check! Birds are more you’re thing? You got it! Fossils? Done! Check it out and thank me later.

Source :: Biodiversity Heritage Library

Instant Pot All Day, Every Day

January 27, 2020

ebb + flow :: instant pot

With our kitchen currently a dusty mess, we’ve been using our Instant Pot almost every day lately. We’ve done veggies, pasta, soups and lots of other hearty dishes but that’s just it… it’s all feeling very H E A V Y. Send me some Instant Pot or Slow Cooker faves my way, please! The lighter, the better. My waistband thanks you.

Source :: Instant Pot

Running Out of Room

January 14, 2020

ebb + flow :: new coat ebb + flow :: new coat

While the Red Head was out of town this weekend, the girls and I were total mall rats. We hit a mall on Saturday to get in our steps and get out the wiggles at a play center and then went to another mall on Sunday to do the whole routine again. Truth: it worked out wonderfully! And the little ladies managed to cooperate long enough for me to snag two coats on super sale (got both for about $75 together!) at GAP. Now I just need to find some room in our closets…

Source :: Plaid Coat + Teddy Bear Coat

Moving On.

January 7, 2020

ebb + flow :: kitchen plans

I penned ‘moving on’ as the title for this post and now I realize how ominous that is. Sorry, friends, I’m not going anywhere. Just moving from the bathroom project (DONE!) to kitchen planning mode. Are you ready?? Behind the scenes, the Red Head and I have been scheming, planning, brainstorming, meeting with contractors, scouting IKEA, picking my father-in-law’s brain, and pinning ideas for our kitchen re-model. We’re still very much in the ‘how the heck are we going to pay for this??’ phase but it’s fun to dream about our biggest project yet. Can’t wait to see this come together. 2020, watch out.

Sources :: Available here

Holiday Dress

December 10, 2019

ebb + flow :: holiday dress

Anyone else go into a panic today when they realized how close we are getting to Christmas?? The Red Head and I took off the whole week of the holidays for travel so that means we have holiday celebrations in MN starting mid-next week. Gulp! Time to kick the holiday spiriting into overdrive. We’re talking wrapping presents, making desserts, figuring out what we are wearing, trying not to drive each other crazy and blasting the holiday music from here on out. I’ve got one thing off my list, snagged this gem for a holiday show next Friday. Add some black tights and boots and we are in business. See you at the finish line, friends!

Source :: Target

Bathroom Update (Again)

December 3, 2019

ebb + flow :: bathroom

Last time we checked in on our (never-ending) bathroom remodel we were contemplating a new paint color. It happened, folks. Gladiator Grey is in and we love it! Much better for the space and vanity. Another step forward? A new light fixture is anxiously awaiting install. Ready for the step back (you knew this was coming…)? The vanity quartz arrived yesterday and the sink hole isn’t as wide as we need and it’s making the vessel sink wobbly. F***!! Hoping to get that fixed and have some running water in that space this week. Fingers crossed!