Slow Start

January 3, 2017

ebb + flow :: slow start

Oh man, this year is off to a slow start for ol’ Elissa Erickson over here. I have been knocked on my booty with a wicked cold. Thankfully, I had planned a PTO day but cough medicine, water chugging and naps isn’t exactly how I had hoped to spend it. Fingers crossed that this little bug goes away fast because I’ve got a 2017 to conquer!

Source :: Modern Day Hemingway

Hello, 2017!

January 2, 2017

ebb + flow :: NYE

Happy New Year, friends! 2017 is here and brought with it a nasty hangover (my bad!) and the start of a cold but also some really spectacular time with friends, family and a giant grey dog. I can’t complain! Can’t wait to see all that this year brings and wish nothing best the best for you and yours. For now, though, I’m going to go slam some water, ibuprofen and cold medicine. Catch you tomorrow!

Source :: @elissa_erickson

Until Next Year

December 22, 2016

ebb + flow :: until next year


Christmas is so close!! Can you believe it?! I’m in sheer denial despite the fact that I’ve been designing, living and breathing the holidays for the last two months. It’s an odd sensation but I’m going to do my best to soak up the holiday spirit. I’m signing off until 2017 for some time with family, friends, large desserts, sizeable glasses of wine and some sleep (hopefully). See you then and enjoy this season with your best. You deserve it and they’re lucky to have you!

Source :: just you wait



Hang It Up

December 19, 2016

ebb + flow :: new wall hanging purchase

After a few months of looking like a sad dorm room with a fabulous rug (thanks, JB!) our bedroom got a little facelift this weekend (sneak peek here and here) and the finishing touch is hanging stuff on the walls. Unlike our old house, our current rambler has some pretty large walls to fill. We’re struggling with aesthetic and budget for large art pieces so we’re working within our means and comfort zone at the moment. This little wall hanging was the perfect addition and will balance out a couple other small pieces in the space. Watch here for more updates to come!

Source :: Target


Weekend Wrap Up 12.18

December 18, 2016

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

My brain has stopped working for the day. Maybe it’s frozen. Maybe I need some sleep. Either way, I’m hoping a Diet Coke and some pumping music will help me through the last couple items I hoped to accomplish this weekend. Time to crank up the tunes and get ‘er done. Enjoy these links from around the web while I do it to it!

Holy Snow

December 16, 2016

ebb + flow :: snow day

I’ll stop posting photos of snow soon (maybe?) but it’s all anyone can talk about right now. We’ve got mega snow in the forecast this weekend and a low of -25 on Saturday without windchill. Sounds like a perfect weekend for some hearty meals, movie marathons and house projects and that’s exactly what we have planned! The holiday weekend is quickly approaching too so there will be some re-wrapping of presents on the list as well. Blargh. Have a great one, friends!

Source :: UP KNÖRTH

Fighting with a Tree.

December 15, 2016

ebb + flow :: fighting with a tree

I’m fighting with our Christmas tree or, really, I should be fighting with myself. Someone (spoiler alert: it was me) over-watered the Christmas tree yesterday and came home at the end of the day to a soggy pile of wrapped presents. There were swear words, there was furious unwrapping, there were dramatics… it wasn’t a pretty scene. We lost a couple gifts in the fiasco and it easily could have been worse but BAH HUMBUG! Here’s hoping for no more over-watering experiences this season!

Source :: This Is Glamorous

Weekend Wrap Up 12.12

December 12, 2016

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

Oh man, this weekend got the best of me. My ambitious to-do list was out the window rather quickly in exchange for late nights, cocktails, friends, family, merriment and some snoozing. Not the most productive few days in the books but I think it’s a fair trade and the reason you’re getting a weekend wrap up on a Monday. Enjoy!

Holiday Spirit

December 9, 2016

ebb + flow :: holiday weekend

Another holiday weekend is upon us and we’re really leaning into this one. We have a gift exchange tonight with siblings, a holiday show tomorrow and a full day with friends on Sunday. It’s going to be wonderful, and very cold, but very wonderful! Sending holiday vibes your way and hopes for a fantastic weekend ahead.

Source :: @erikarax