Memorial Day Weekend (Because I Don’t Have Any Food To Show You)

Lifestyle post!

Life post? Travel post? Long Weekend post? Here Are My Friends post? Haven’t Cooked in Forever and My Toenails Just Grew post?

Actually, I’ve been flirting with the idea of incorporating more of these random lifey posts here and there. What do you think? Would you be into that? Or are you a food, the whole food, and nothing but the food type of reader?

Either way, there are cute little babies in this post. The end.

So, we went to our hometown, Fayetteville, AR for the holiday weekend. Here are a few things I saw and did and did and saw.

Should we hold hands? No? Wow that was fast.

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I saw my awesome friends and their babies. My friend on the left has a baby in her belly. We squealed a lot. My friend on the right is the mama to the sweet bebe in this next picture.

Who was obviously busting at the seams to see me.


Maybe if I stick my camera up in her face that will help!



I saw some pretty flowers at the Farmer’s Market. I also saw some baw-daw Arkansas cutting boards! But I didn’t buy any because they cost 66 trillion dollars and I only had three nickels and some dryer lint.

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I watched my friends walk in front of me at the Farmer’s Market. And I thought, “I really love Sarah’s ombre hair. Too bad I would look like a homeless rainbow if I tried to pull that off.”


Then I watched Sarah buy some purty flowers. And a few friends stopped us to tell us the flowers smelled like mushrooms. And I said, “your face smells like mushrooms!”

Just kidding I didn’t say that. Out loud.

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Then I watched my friends talk to each other at lunch. Brandy was doing some hardcore listening. Dustin was too, but I interrupted him to take this picture. He was so happy with that.

I ate a buffalo chicken wrap, by the way. I’m sure you were just coming UNDONE to know.

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Then later on that night I watched my awesome niece, Ella make 13 bazillion strawberry shortcake desserts at a dinner party and hand them out to everyone, whooooo already had desserts. She was a machine, that Ella.

She put chocolate syrup on mine. Good girl.


Then the next day I watched Ella show me how much of a super star she is in the swimming pool.

Too bad the picture I’m showing you is her sitting on the concrete. Oops.


Then I watched my brother-in-law, Matt try to bond with Ella by torturing her with a water gun.

Then they made up. Aw.

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Then Matt attempted to torture my mother-in-law with the same water gun, but her response was more along the lines of foaming at the mouth and facial eruption, “OH THIS IS WAAAAAAAAR.”


Then I watched Aaron and Matt try to out-dog-paddle each other.

I can’t remember who won. I think it’s because THAT IS BORING, YOU GUYS.


Then I made Ella massage my feet. To be completely honest, she WANTED to. She offered. But then she spoke to me in a Russian accent and I got scared.

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Then we went to brunch the next morning and I strutted up Dickson street, pretending to be cool.

Then I watched my family discuss geometrics of paralateral components of the perimeters in the submerged equinox.

Just kidding, I think they were talking about feet cream.

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Then we went to a day party at my friends’ new house. I watched best friends joke and laugh about how amazing ninja katana blades are.

I’m not kidding.

Then I watched them joke and laugh about how awesome 3-foot long gummy snakes are.

Still not kidding.

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Then I watched all my friends get comfortable on blankets outside.


Then I sat down with Sarah on a blanket and got comfortable too. We did not talk about katana blades or 3-feet long gummy snakes.

Look at our stripes! Didn’t even plan it, yo.

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Then I watched Iris run around and dance for all of the friends. We clapped. Well, I couldn’t because I was holding my camera and the picture would have been terribly blurry.


Then I watched Iris try to yoink her mom’s earrings.


Then I played with this awesome little baby, Gus. He made me giggle to the point of actual tears.

Then I watched Iris show us how she does this awesome bending over . . . thing?

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Then I watched Iris and Gus fall in love.

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Then I watched Iris show us how Corn Hole is really played. You just put the bags in and you win it, duh!


Then I watched my dog Charlie get super jealous of all the attention on the babies. So she tried to attack Aaron.

He only had to have 13 stitches!


Aaaaand that’s a wrap!

Until next time, Fayetteville.

And I promise I’m posting food tomorrow.

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45 Responses to Memorial Day Weekend (Because I Don’t Have Any Food To Show You)

  1. Mountaincat May 29, 2013 at 7:58 am #
    I really enjoyed this post! Not that I don't love your cooking posts too. It's fun to get to know you better! I look forward to your posts every day!
  2. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl May 29, 2013 at 8:01 am #
    Love this post. For 1 million reasons. Please don't stop the music. Or the lifestyle posts.
  3. Tieghan May 29, 2013 at 8:10 am #
    You and that strip dress were made for each other! So cute!
  4. Amy @Very Culinary May 29, 2013 at 8:11 am #
    Hahahaha. FUN.
  5. brandi May 29, 2013 at 8:13 am #
    love it all :) and i neeeeeeed that dress!!!! they're sold out online :(
    • Stacy June 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm #
      Where is it from? I love it! Hopefully it comes back in stock...
  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks May 29, 2013 at 8:21 am #
    Thanks for sharing this post and all these amazing pics, Bev! Love it all!
  7. Julia {The Roasted Root} May 29, 2013 at 8:25 am #
    My grandparents live in Fayettville and we used to go there every summer for a family reunion! We'd go to the catfish hole each and every time and eat ourselves silly on hushpuppies. Ever been there? I enjoyed your I-don't-have-food-for-you post ;) Looks like you had a great weekend!
  8. Carly @ Snack Therapy May 29, 2013 at 8:47 am #
    Since I love stalking (er, in a non-creepy way?) other peoples' lives... YES, with the lifestyle/weekend/toenail posts.
  9. engela319 May 29, 2013 at 8:51 am #
    Travel post, life post, food post, whatever keeps you posting because I love it :) And I totally do the whole "your face is [BLANK]" too! My husband got annoyed with it (Him: Honey, we're running late. Me: YOUR FACE IS RUNNING LATE) so he told me I need to come up with something else, so now I replace face with butt. I'm super mature.
  10. Christy May 29, 2013 at 8:58 am #
    I love all your posts! You're just so dang cute! Love the dress and all the great photos. Makes me look forward to summer even more! :)
  11. Megan {Country Cleaver} May 29, 2013 at 8:58 am #
    My right ovary is dictating that I have a daughter this very instant and name her Iris. Hashtag babyfever. And seriously, three foot gummy snakes are awesome - despite my unparalleled fear of things without legs.
  12. Heather Christo May 29, 2013 at 9:08 am #
    i love your life posts - read every word. Keep em coming please :)
  13. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite May 29, 2013 at 9:11 am #
    Thanks for sharing this post with us.
  14. Barb May 29, 2013 at 9:11 am #
    This looked like too much fun!! I like your lifestyle posts better than the other posts that you do....what are they again? :) Those babies are delicious!
  15. Jen May 29, 2013 at 9:19 am #
    Love this post! I love your food posts too but I really love slice of life posts! You rock, keep doing what you're doing! Happy to see you had a great memorial day weekend!
  16. Darcy May 29, 2013 at 9:20 am #
    Love the lifestyle post! I think they're a good idea! :)
  17. Aggie May 29, 2013 at 9:34 am #
    You are just too cute! Love your wit and humor. Thanks for sharing!
  18. Heather May 29, 2013 at 9:46 am #
    I really love seeing a little life post from you! And I NEED to get to Fayetteville soon - it's at the top of our list for a road trip this summer! AND I may be emailing you to see what I need to go see while we're there ;)
  19. Marly May 29, 2013 at 9:50 am #
    What a fun weekend - lots of cute babies...and dogs...and people. But babies are people too...just without any emotional baggage. And they get to be fat and people like that. Sigh. Anyway - I like the lifestylish kind of post. Fun!
  20. Katie May 29, 2013 at 10:19 am #
    ooooh LITTLE BABY FACE IRIS!!!! Dying.
    • Bev Weidner May 29, 2013 at 10:20 am #
      Oh yeah! I forget you follow Sarah (and Iris) on Instagram. Hahahah!
  21. Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife May 29, 2013 at 10:42 am #
    I like this post! :)
  22. Stacey I May 29, 2013 at 10:46 am #
    Loved this post!! I hope you do more like it!!
  23. Erin L May 29, 2013 at 10:56 am #
    Ooooh, loooove your messenger bag! Bags & dogs & babies-- I will happily take that in the absence of food! ...until I get hungry. Next time there should also be SHOES!!
  24. Rachel May 29, 2013 at 11:25 am #
    LOVE that striped dress!!!
  25. Chelsea @ Chelsea Eats Treats May 29, 2013 at 11:58 am #
    I looove seeing more of your life!!! More, please? But, food is good too ;)
  26. Sues May 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm #
    And then you had the best weekend ever. And I was jealous. Because it was 40-50 degrees in Boston and also rainy.
  27. Jackie May 29, 2013 at 1:15 pm #
    Next time I see you I'm going to tell you your face smells like mushrooms. And you should totally do more of these fun little posts.
  28. Julie May 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm #
    Fun post, I like it, thanks for sharing with us!
  29. sheila May 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm #
    I enjoy seeing what you are up to outside of the kitchen. Keep them coming!
  30. Rachel Cooks May 29, 2013 at 2:13 pm #
    Love this post! So much fun.
  31. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen May 29, 2013 at 2:31 pm #
    Love your maxi dress! Also really digging the thought of a 3 foot gummy worm. Keep the lifestyle posts coming :)
  32. angela @ another bite please May 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm #
    totally love the lifestyle post so fun...great pictures of what looks like a fun fun weekend.
  33. Beth May 29, 2013 at 3:44 pm #
    Moreeeeee lifestyle peas and carrots!
  34. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. May 29, 2013 at 10:37 pm #
    I love posts like these. Looks like it was a great weekend!
  35. Deborah May 29, 2013 at 11:45 pm #
    Love it all!
  36. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective May 30, 2013 at 7:27 am #
    Love the gorgeous and fun photos!
  37. Andrea @ Barbells and Buttercream May 30, 2013 at 8:38 am #
    Enjoyed the pics! When I pick and choose what to read in the morning, yours is on me list! Always a good time! (sorry for all the explanation points...!)
  38. Andrea @ Barbells and Buttercream May 30, 2013 at 8:39 am #
    Exclamation!!! Bwahahaha...explanation. I now look like an idiot. :)
  39. dixya| food, pleasure, and health May 30, 2013 at 10:30 am #
    that stripe dress is so cuteee on you.
  40. Tracey @ Cooking with Love May 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm #
    I thoroughly enjoyed this post and would love for you to share more pics and lifestyle stuff! :)
  41. Jess May 31, 2013 at 4:22 am #
    I love this kind of post AND I love the food! Keep 'em both coming Bev!
  42. Nutmeg Nanny June 4, 2013 at 8:16 am #
    I really enjoyed seeing all of this, looks so fun :)
  43. Zuri July 1, 2013 at 7:45 pm #
    You're so funny! Please post more about your life, highly enjoyable. :)

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