The Usual Suspects

October 6, 2014

ebb + flow :: cozy night

We’ve hit the tipping point up here in Minnesota and I’m officially cold. So cold that I slept on the floor next to the fireplace last night. This is making me nervous for the 7 months of winter that are yet to even rear their head. If the Farmer’s Almanac is accurate, I’m hearing that it’s going to be a snowy one. Thankfully, I have a stash of cold day go-to’s below that have been keeping me company these last few days and will serve me well for the Minnesota winter to come.

ebb + flow :: the usual suspects

1 :: Lamborghini Mercy Sweatshirt
The birthday gift that I can always find an excuse to wear.
2 :: ‘Melissa’ Leather Boots
They go perfect with my sweatshirt, what can I say? Ha!
3 :: Gone Girl
After all the hype last week, I still haven’t had a chance to crack this one open just yet!
4 :: Voluspa Maison Blanc Candle
Perfect scent for a puppy-dominated home.
5 :: Cally Minnetonka Moccasin Slippers
For early morning dog walks and cookie baking on the cold kitchen tile.

Source :: elissa_erickson

Weekend Wrap Up 10.5

October 5, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

The last few days have been a blur of Sever’s Corn Maze adventures, late night movie watching, fleece blanket making (flashback to 2005) and far too many cans of Diet Coke on my part. I guess that’s what happens when you’re hanging with an 11-year old all weekend! It has been a blast, though, and I’m sneaking in this post before our last adventures today. Catch you tomorrow, friends, after what’s hopefully a long night of sleep!

Autumn Palette

October 1, 2014

ebb + flow :: autumn palette

As I hoped today was a new day. Fueled by Diet Coke, email banter with my sister and a clear head, I spent the majority of my day working on holiday creative and am pretty pumped about the results. Of course, you won’t get to see them for a few months, but that’s how it goes working in retail. Let’s hope that creative energy flows into the evening because I’ve got a few more projects to tackle and some cookies to bake (a different type of creativity!). But I leave you with this beautiful image and a palette that perfectly encompasses the moody, cold, autumn day we’re having in Minneapolis. Also. I’m on a muted emerald kick lately. Can’t stop. Won’t stop.

Source :: Bridge & Burn


September 30, 2014

ebb + flow :: whelmed

Today was a doozy. In the creative block, beat yourself up, over-analyzing things type of way.  I know myself well enough to know that this can, thankfully, be reversed by either painting my nails, cleaning my makeup brushes (odd, but true) or reading a book this evening. I’m opting for option numero tres and diving into Gone Girl tonight. I might be the last person in the country to read it but I’m on a deadline here, people. I’m seeing the movie in six days. Send power reading vibes my way, please. And maybe some creative energy too. Thanks a million.

Source :: Sarah Bernhard

Recent Travels: San Diego, CA

September 29, 2014

ebb + flow :: recent travels, san diego

Life is definitely back to normal around here after our weekend travels. I woke up to cold temperatures (do you know how much it hurts to put on a hoodie when you have sun burn?), an energetic pup (who, I’m discovering, needs a nail trim like whoa.) and a full day of work, family and friend catch up. I’m unwinding a bit tonight with dinner out but can we just look at the beaches one last time? And that cloudless sky? And my scheme to make this mine one day?

Source :: elissa_erickon

Weekend Wrap Up 9.28

September 28, 2014

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

What a weekend, guys! I am so many things right now: exhausted, hungry (nothing new here!), happy from a weekend with friends and wedding festivities, sunburned to lobster status, greasy from a day of travel and ready to crawl into bed with my puppy. All things that seem to happen after a weekend trip for the Ericksons. Thankfully, I’ve got some solid links to keep you busy while I unpack, eat, sleep and stare at pictures from the last few days. The state of California is really onto something, guys. Those views are something else.

San Diego, Yes Please.

September 25, 2014

ebb + flow :: san diego weekend

This afternoon the Red Head, 8 friends and I are hopping planes to San Diego, plopping ourselves in a house on the beach and toasting to the nuptials of two great friends. Not a bad way to spend a weekend, if I do say so myself. Catch you on Sunday for the full recap if I can pull myself out of the post-vacation blues. No promises. Follow along on Instagram if you’re so inclined!

Source :: Melissa Glaze