August 17, 2015

ebb + flow :: breakfast adventures ebb + flow :: breakfast adventures

Confession: most mornings, before I dive into the day ahead, I park myself in front of the TV with the previous day’s trash television recordings and share a bowl of cereal with my dog.

Another confession: the only part of this routine that bothers me is my less-than-healthy cereal choice. Do with that information what you’d like.

Now that you know more about my mornings and the level of closeness I feel with my four-legged friend, let’s talk about the plan for the next few weeks. The cereal has got to go. So yesterday I spent an hour whipping up five of these bad boys and another six of these and my freezer is ready to tackle a week of early mornings and trash television. I’ll report back on how it goes and make sure to tell my good friend, Frosted Flakes, that I miss him!

Source :: Budget Bytes :: Damn Delicious

Weekend Wrap Up 8.16

August 16, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Guys, if I told you how many hours I slept this weekend you may never talk to me again. Now that we’ve finally finished our master bedroom we hang out there all the time. This leads to frequent naps, early bedtimes and some serious puppy cuddles. All good things. And, as a result, I’m actually feeling well-rested as we head into another crazy week of photo shoots. I’ll check in between the chaos, but keep an eye out for sneak peeks on Instagram too. While I head off to a spin class (gosh, I miss teaching!) enjoy these links from around the web!

Wine Weekend

August 14, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend

This Friday was earned. I’m ready for a quiet night at home, a wine bottling adventure tomorrow, a day of catch-up on Sunday and hopefully some trashy television in between. This is my first weekend home in what seems way too long so I’m going to savor it. Check back Sunday for a well-rested wrap up and enjoy your weekend, friends.

Source :: Vogxie

Shoot Day

August 11, 2015

ebb + flow :: photo shoot daze

I’m going off the grid for a bit as we dive into our first day of fall photo shoots for Mall of America today! The little kid clothes and cuteness might be the end of me and I’m excited to share more as it all comes together.

Source :: @faucetheadcreative

Summer Reads

August 10, 2015

ebb + flow :: summer reading

This summer I’ve been doing my best to carve out some time for reading. Long road trips, lazy afternoons and a cuddly puppy are three perfect excuses to crack open a new book and looking back at the past months I’ve done pretty well with my reading list. I have three books requested at the library now (I keep it old school) so I’m hoping to add those to the repertoire before Fall sweeps in! Keep you posted on that one, of course but for now, here are the world’s shortest book reviews.

:: American Sniper ::
Read it from cover to cover in one day. Definitely one of my better airport bookstore purchases.

:: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ::
Once you grow accustomed to the writing style, the story and characters grow on you.

:: Yes, Please ::
A must-read, of course.

:: Where’d You Go, Bernadette? ::
A quick read and adorable cover (though, you never judge a book by its cover).

:: The Girl on the Train ::
Not as good as Gone Girl. Please stop the comparisons.

:: Me Before You ::
Absolutely delightful. Can’t wait to see the movie!

:: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl ::
Meh. I’ll probably check out the movie, though.

Source :: Pikabu

Weekend Wrap Up 8.9

August 9, 2015

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

We survived another successful year of camping in Wisconsin! There were raccoons as predicted, roaring fires, noise warnings from Park Rangers, an overabundance of wine consumed, one potato chip re-stock trip to Wal-Mart and just a few laughs. Ha! Now it’s time to unpack for the next few weeks at home, catch up on some sleep and get ready for a crazy week ahead. Enjoy these links from around the web while I get started on the Z’s. This girl has her priorities.

Gone Camping

August 7, 2015

ebb + flow :: gone camping

You should have come to expect this by now, but I’m on the road again this weekend. It’s time for our annual girls’ camping trip in Wisconsin! I’ve got a car full of floaties, wine and chips so I think that covers the basics. We’ve had a few encounters with the furry fella pictured above so here’s hoping we can avoid him this time around! Catch you on Sunday for the wrap up!

Source :: Infatuateur

Meeting the Babe

August 6, 2015

ebb + flow :: meeting the babe

Some of our dearest friends welcomed a baby boy to the world last week so the Red Head and I are heading north for an evening with the bundle of joy. If the photos I’ve seen give any indication, this one’s going to be a heart breaker. Gah!

Source :: THE GLOW