Northern Cliffs

March 22, 2018

ebb + flow :: northern cliffs

If anyone deserves a high five this week, it’s the Red Head. Between the dust, fumes, swollen ankles and fatigue I haven’t been in the basement helping with our re-model much at all. You can usually find me perched in bed writing baby shower thank you notes and frantically making to-do lists. Good news, though, we settled on a paint color for the basement living room (after our first attempt fell short). The winner? Benjamin Moore Northern Cliffs! Carpet is getting installed on Saturday, we’re moving some furniture on Sunday (I’ll be supervising) and I can’t wait for our first movie night down there. Bring on the microwave popcorn!

Source :: Benjamin Moore

So Many Showers

March 20, 2018

ebb + flow :: so many showers

The last two weekends, the Red Head, babies and I have been completely blown away by the generosity of the people in our lives. There was a shower in MN with friends and family from across the country, a Beyonce-themed shower with friends that have become like family and a shower in Chicago (photos above) that brought together people from all stages of my life. It was really humbling to be surrounded by these people and feel the love and excitement as we prepare for this big (!!) adventure ahead. I’m not sure how we got so lucky but I can’t wait for the Erickson Twins to meet each and every one of these amazing characters. But not for many more weeks, please…

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Weekend Wrap Up 3.18

March 18, 2018

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

It happened. I drove six hours home from Chicago and I have officially lost sight of my ankles. Holy swelling. I’m going to keep this brief, put on some pajamas and call it a night as soon as possible. Of course, these gams will be elevated. Pretty wild Sunday night around these parts! I’ll take it, though, after an absolutely wonderful (and busy!) weekend back home. These Erickson babies better know how lucky they are! Enjoy these few links from around the web while I try to tame the swelling and re-live the highlights of the weekend. Oy!

Chicago Shower

March 16, 2018

ebb + flow :: chicago shower

I’m packing up, grabbing the big grey dog and heading to Chicago this weekend for a shower with my hometown friends and family. I am so, so excited to see everyone and hopefully they’re not too bummed to miss out on green beer…

Catch you next week!

Source :: pssstt

Cookie Night

March 14, 2018

ebb + flow :: cookie night

Last Friday was spent alongside a dear friend of mine meal prepping the night away! It. Was. Awesome. And one of the many goodies I was sent home with was a big bag of pre-made cookie dough scooped into perfect cookie portions (I may have eaten a couple raw on the way home…oops!). After yesterday’s funk I think tonight calls for busting a few of those out for a proper baking and glass of milk.

Source :: -sara-

Laying Low

March 13, 2018

ebb + flow :: laying low

Holy smokes, did I feel off today. Between being almost 31 weeks pregnant, some odd stomach bug and a dash of anxiety, I’m a mess. Time to re-charge, grab the grey dog for some cuddles and lay low for an evening. Here’s hoping for a better tomorrow.

Source :: Farmhouse Touches

Weekend Wrap Up 3.11

March 11, 2018

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

How’s daylight savings treating you today, friends? Maybe I should ask again in 12 or so hours? It’s been a wild weekend around here. I have one baby shower under my belt and it was absolutely lovely! In-between those festivities, we’ve been visiting with family, chipping away at house projects and trying to find room for all the baby stuff. These little buggers are spoiled already (Exhibit A)! Today is round two of all the same adventures and I am so, so excited. Enjoy these links from around the web while I start working on thank you notes. We’ve got a lot to be thankful for!

The Showers Begin

March 9, 2018

ebb + flow :: the showers begin

One thing is certain: our house is not ready for two babies to arrive. BUT, we’re doing our best and after the next couple weekends of baby showers I’m sure we’ll feel a lot more prepared, potentially a bit overwhelmed and definitely perplexed as to how two small humans can require so much stuff. If I had to guess, I think we’ll also be feeling insanely lucky and loved. I’ve got two showers this weekend and another next weekend so the fun is just getting started! See you on the other side, friends.

Source :: Farmhouse Touches