Weekend Wrap Up 4.6 April 6, 2014 No Comments

ebb & flow :: weekend wrap up

I’m fresh of a road trip from Illinois and am already dreaming of an 8 o’clock bedtime, which is a shame considering I came home to about 7.5″ less snow than Friday about about 30 degrees warmer temperatures. Hopefully those temps will hang around a bit and I can enjoy them tomorrow, because for now sleep is on my mind. Thankfully the exhaustion is a result of an awesome weekend with awesome people. I really am the luckiest. While I struggle to keep my eyelids open, enjoy these links from around the web.

Snowy Travels April 4, 2014 No Comments

ebb & flow :: snowy night

In true Minnesota fashion, we were wearing sandals and light jackets last weekend and this morning we strapped on boots, mittens and hats to unearth our yards and cars from more than eight inches of snow. This weather is downright cruel and, of course, it falls on a weekend that I’m trying to travel. I’ll attempt a road trip back to Illinois this evening so everyone move over for the plows. I’ve got places to go!

Source: Pinterest (anyone know the original?)

People Are So Talented April 3, 2014 2 Comments

ebb & flow :: true talent

I love when people share their extraordinary talents.
That’s all.

Source: A well traveled woman

Life Lately March 31, 2014 2 Comments

I realized it’s been a few months since I last did a life lately post. It comes as no surprise that, like all the years before it, 2014 is flying by. I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that tomorrow kicks off April. Make time slow down! Make the snow stop! Give me more hours in a day! Simple requests, really. Maybe perusing photos from the previous weeks will help slow time down. Here goes nothing…

ebb & flow :: life lately

1 :: Years ago my sister brought me these awesome knobs from Budapest. I finally found the perfect little spot in our office for them and love catching them out of the corner of my eye.

2 :: The Drake monster has been on a rampage lately. I’ll spare you all the details but that fact that he’s still in this photo and isn’t destroying an item in my home in a miracle. Small victories.

3 :: Pretty crazy about this MN print from Forage Modern Workshop. It has landed in our hallway for now, but I still need to find its forever home.

4 :: This weekend we helped some friends move and we spent the hours after the heavy lifting watching the sun set from their barn while drinking beer and sitting in a truck bed. I’ve never felt more country in my life.

5 :: The floors in FireLake Grill get me every time. And the bacon, too. The bacon is real good.

6 :: We recently got a new-to-us computer. After years of using the same laptop I got as a sophomore in college, this machine is a Godsend. I won’t miss the awkward grr-ing and overheated lap much.

7 :: See you this weekend, Shosh!

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Weekend Wrap Up 3.30 March 30, 2014 No Comments

ebb & flow :: weekend wrap up

This weekend is shaping up to be one of my favorites. It could be the fact that I slept in until 9:30 this morning or the fact that great friends are in town visiting or the fact that we danced in my friends’ new kitchen until midnight last night or the fact that the sun is shining bright and warm this morning, I can’t quite put my finger on it but I’m loving it. I’m hoping to ride that high the rest of the day before the Sunday night blues set in. Hope you do the same and enjoy these links from around the web.

Four For the Home March 28, 2014 No Comments

ebb & flow :: four for the home

Four home items that caught my eye this week:
1 :: That pendant. For the porch, perhaps?
2 :: Still on the hunt for some more plants. I’ll stop mentioning it soon, I promise.
3 :: Awesome headboard alternative.
4 :: Striped subway tile. Be still my heart.

Have a great weekend, friends!

Source: Shades of Light, OLDR SISTR, That Kind of Woman, Young House Love

This Week March 27, 2014 No Comments

ebb & flow :: this week

This week. Oh, man.
Also, operation cactus was a fail! Grr.
Good news to end this post: tomorrow is Friday!

Source: Free as a Bee

Cactus Party March 26, 2014 4 Comments

ebb & flow :: cactus plants

My co-worker sent me this image the other day so, of course, we’re going on a cactus hunt at IKEA after work. Must re-create this copper and white good-ness one day.

Source: Little Green Notebook and IKEA

Time to Clean House March 24, 2014 No Comments

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

Weekend Wrap Up 3.23 March 23, 2014 No Comments

ebb & flow :: weekend wrap up

Good news, guys! It’s officially spring! The end is near, the snow is melting, you can feel peoples’ spirits lightening up a bit and the best part is that it’s no longer pitch black when we leave work. All these things combined have left me in a jolly mood this morning. Of course, the birthday celebrations, girls night sleepovers and puppy cuddles the last few days have helped a bit too. I’m hoping for more cuddles in a bit so while I work on convincing the pup to sit still, here are some links from around the web this week.