Weekend Wrap Up 8.10

August 10, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

The clouds are parting, friends, and I’m starting to feel like a human again. I’m easing back into life after becoming a further master of Bravo TV and catching up on some recent movie releases these last few days. It’s been nice to have time to re-coup but I’m also looking forward to the busy week ahead. Let’s kick it off with the weekend wrap up, shall we? Enjoy.

Down for the count.

August 8, 2014

ebb + flow :: down for the count

This week the last ten days of travel, work, late nights, early mornings and self neglect caught up with me in a big way. I’ve spent the majority of the last two days in bed with a bottle of water and cuddling puppy. I’m not on the mend quite yet but I have high hopes for next week. Please send any good vibes my way! I could definitely use them. And I’ll catch you next week with, hopefully, some more pep and inspiring content!

Source :: 4lick

One year.

August 4, 2014

ebb + flow :: birthday drake

One year ago this crazy creature was born. A few short weeks later we met him for the first time and a few weeks after that he was ours. It’s been a roller coaster ever since but the good definitely outweighs the bad. Thanks for being so dang cute, Drake. Keep up the good work and enjoy your first birthday with globs of peanut butter, socks from the hamper and shoes from the entry… your three favorite things.

Source :: elissa_erickson

Weekend Wrap Up 8.3

August 3, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

After a week of visiting with family, this weekend was all about the friends. Yesterday, a big crew of us headed to Elk River for the first annual “Klein Fest.” As with any perfect summer outing, there was bocce ball, swimming, clay shooting, the tallest bonfire I’ve ever seen, a rain storm, late night barn dancing, so much food (check this out), about a dozen dogs and not nearly enough sleep. A great success, if you ask me! I’m playing catch up today, but still laughing at last nights adventures and already looking forward to Klein Fest 2015! Enjoy these links from around the web while I do my best to avoid the desire to nap on the couch with a Kardashian marathon (embarrassing, but true)!

Back to it.

August 1, 2014

ebb + flow :: washington island ferry

Well, I totally slacked on the picture taking the last few days while I was in Washington Island. I had high hopes of coming back, editing to my hearts content and posting and blabbing and blabbing some more, but the truth is, I completely unplugged this week. I hopped on Instagram here and there, but other than that, I read a book (with pages…. what?!), a pile of magazines, caught up with family, swam when it got above 60 degrees, slept in, kayaked and re-charged. It was perfect and I’m already plotting to unplug again in the not-too-distant future. Serves the mind and soul well.

Source :: elissa_erickson

Weekend Wrap Up 7.27

July 27, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

In less than 16 hours, I’ll be on the road to Washington Island! That means I have 16 hours to pack, cook, clean and sleep before the adventure begins. I simply cannot wait! Enjoy these links from around the web while I double and triple check my packing list. See you Friday!

Get me on that boat.

July 25, 2014

ebb + flow :: island ferry

In just a few short days, I’m boarding a boat to a land with no cell service, no internet and no TV. The best part? It was a TON of a few things: family, food, wine, books and beaches. And, right about now, that sounds like heaven. I’ll spare you the details but this week has been one for the books, but I’ve made it out on the other side, have a wedding to celebrate tomorrow and some amazing family waiting for me in Door County. Cheers to the next few days, surviving the week and kicking my heels up on vacation!

I’ll catch you Sunday for a short wrap up, but then things will be quiet around here after that. Don’t worry, though. I’ll be back totally rejuvenated and hopefully with some great pictures!

Source :: Savvy Sugar

BRIKA

July 22, 2014

ebb + flow :: BRIKA

I could very well be the last person to know about this, but my cousin introduced me to BRIKA last week and, so far, I’m really liking what I see. I haven’t purchased anything yet (hello, spending freeze!) but I have a 20% coupon taunting me in my inbox. A few of my favorite prints are above. Have you heard of this? Am I the only straggler?

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Weekend Wrap Up 7.20

July 20, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Seriously, pinch me. How are we back at Sunday? This summer is simply flying by! I need three things: more sunny days, more hours in those sunny days and more time outside on those sunny days. I’ll be cooped up inside most of today prepping for a vacation that’s sneaking up, but my eyes are on that vacation prize. I’m so looking forward to it, as is my growing collection of books for the trip (Defending Jacob, Orphan Train and The Rosie Project). As I attempt to do laundry, work, pack and organize my life and thoughts, enjoy these links from around the web.