Snoopits: The Surface Edition

You know how other bloggers have little “snippets” series on their blogs? I thought that might be a gas in this space (not to be confused with gassy), since a lot of you have requested to see more of my home. But I’m not calling it Snippets because it makes me think of a pile of vasectomies.

Snoopits: The Surface Edition

Instead, I’m calling it Snoopits! Like, you’re snooping around my house. But I’m letting you snoop, so it’s not like you’re for real snooping. You’re faux snooping. Sham snooping? I’m already annoyed with myself.

This first edition will cover a few surface areas in my hizz. (<—gross) Counters, coffee tables, shelves. Anything with a surface. Aren’t we having so much fun already?!


The first photo is my fireplace mantel. Succulents in clay pots cover my entire house, but I’m especially drawn to these two. I could actually write an entire Snoopits on indoor plants in pots, but my goal here is to keep you awake and away from hazardous materials.

I’ve burned Nag Champa nearly since my very early 20s. Something about that pungent Indian fragrance has always been so comforting to me and the two nostrils on my face. Makes me feel earthy and peaceful. And better about not washing my hair. Ev. . .ever.

Still though, every time my parents visit, I have to convince my mom that Nag Champa is not burning to “hide the marrijuwanna smell.”

Snoopits: The Surface Edition

Kinfolk! My bestie actually gave me this official Kinfolk cookbook for my thir*cough*cough*ty*cough*eig*cough*cough*th birthday this past Saturday. I’ve barely had a moment to look through it, but I’m banking on some good snuggle time tonight after the bebes go nigh’ nigh’.

Also, those are my homemade patchouli candles on top of the cookbook. #danghippie

Bitters. Oh gosh. Are you into bitters? Besides being bitter. I’m really getting into them lately. And by lately, I mean when Laura gave them to me on Saturday. I totally dig the idea of dropping tiny medicinal essence bombs into my water, tea, even wine! They’re from Dram Apothecary out of Silver Plume, Colorado. Say all those words out loud real quick. Don’t you feel good about yourself? Didn’t your mouth make some pretty shapes just now? Apothecary. I need to be wearing peasant sleeves, vintage moccasins and holding a prosecco in a mason jar. But with thick, hipster eyeglasses dangling from my lips. Oh oops my glasses fell into the prosecco. Crap the floor is slippery from some prosecco spillage. And I’m face down on the floor.

Snoopits: The Surface Edition

This is another little shelf in my kitchen. I used to be obnoxiously obsessed with Nigella Lawson. Even met her once! I showed her my ultimate classy side by going blind and slobbering on her hand.

A few thrifted items, few of grandma’s goodies, few cewkbewks.

Snoopits: The Surface Edition

When we first remodeled our kitchen, I used to say to Aaron, “Meet me at the coffee station in the morning! Let’s meet at the coffee station! We have to meet at the coffee station or else I’ll get dragon-faced blackheads!” Mind you, it’s down the hall. And just a tiny space on the counter. And surely we’d run into each other there at some point, right? But in my head it’s this PARAMOUNT PATCH OF COUNTERTOP that’s going to make us better people, save our marriage and get our kids into college on full rides!

. . . You’d meet me at the dern coffee station.

Snoopits: The Surface Edition

A little peek at my bathroom goodies. We have some orange ginger hand soap, some rosemary lavender hand lotion, some farmer’s market face wash made of different essential oils (combating oil with oil!), some Cowgirl Desert serum, and a little bowl of organic coconut oil. I’ve been using coconut oil as my nighttime face moisturizer, and my ultimate go-to hair serum. Hooooly faces. That ish works. My skin is softer than a naked kitten, my hair shines like that giant kidney bean thing in Chicago, and that hand lotion bottle also says Apothecary. #cautionwetfloor

The wooden teething sticks aren’t normally a part of my bathroom routine. They were in the bathroom because when I was changing Nat’s dark angel diaper, she decided to dredge the sticks through her poop.

Sorry I just ruined your life.

Snoopits: The Surface Edition

Tiny little corner in the nursery. We have a terrifying cat thing that I bought after two beers, a brush from my dad’s childhood (which reminds me, I should probably take it out of Natalie’s mouth so I can check for lice), some wooden blocks, thrifted books, wooden toys, and a little poem about twins running errands. Which by the way, isn’t seven months about the time they start washing the car?

Snoopits: The Surface Edition

The last little surface area I’ll show ya is the bottom of a shelf! I have no idea why I put an exclamation point at the end of that sentence.

Right after the grems were born, I put a bunch of little colorful owl stickers on the bottom of the “pretty-smelling-things” shelf, which sits right above the “omg-let-me-die-smelling-things” changing table. And it really works! They get trancy pants focused on the owls, studying the shapes and colors. I’ll often lean down to their little sweet faces and ask, “What color is that owl? Red? Is it a red owl? WRONG, DUMMY. It’s blue. I love you.”

Snoopits: The Surface Edition

Snoop, there it is.

The end.


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49 Responses to Snoopits: The Surface Edition

  1. Molly - Doughvelopment August 27, 2014 at 8:10 pm #
    Can't wait for the next snoopit! I love how bright your house is! It's gorgeous!! Good luck cleaning those teething sticks, YIKES!
  2. Liz @ Floating Kitchen August 27, 2014 at 8:24 pm #
    I am in love with calling this "snoopits". Absolutely perfect. Thanks for letting us all be so nosey!
  3. Sues August 27, 2014 at 9:59 pm #
    I so need a bitters shelf in my kitchen!!
  4. Liz August 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm #
    This is the best! And I want to know how you make your homemade candles and you make me want to thrift more and where is your coffee press from and I'm scared of coconut oil even though everyone sings it's praises because I am afraid I will wake up the next day with one giant zit instead of a face and...I'm stopping myself now. Basically, two thumbs up for the snoopits.
  5. Tiffani Hudson August 27, 2014 at 10:48 pm #
    Go girl! I love this post. Can we see in your kitchen cupboards next PLEASE??? I think you're definitely headed in the right direction with your blog. Let's get snoopy ;)
  6. Millie l Add A Little August 28, 2014 at 1:23 am #
    I love this - your home decor is gorgeous! The coffee station is lush!!!
  7. Emily @ Life on Food August 28, 2014 at 5:29 am #
    I am so a snooper so I love this. Plus we have your permission. Loving all the white. I want my whole house to be white!
  8. Nicole August 28, 2014 at 6:14 am #
    Laughed aloud at the "snoop, there it is"... its 7:13 at my desk at work. #coworkersthinki'mweird - goes without saying, loved the post!
  9. Lauren August 28, 2014 at 7:06 am #
    I'm with Nicole!!! Loved how you ended up. I love this post. Can't wait to see more.
  10. Laura August 28, 2014 at 8:01 am #
    Bev, I love this! I can't wait to read more.
  11. Leslie @An Elephant in London August 28, 2014 at 8:52 am #
    You made me snort my milk out :( I love you.
  12. Kelly August 28, 2014 at 9:31 am #
    Love this! Question, when you use the coconut oil as a face moisturizer and for your hair, what's the process? THANKS!
    • Bev Weidner August 29, 2014 at 7:36 am #
      Hey! So, what I do is after I cleanse at night with the oil face wash (which is a combination of sunflower, castor, rose hips and rosemary leaf oils), I pat my face dry and then just rub a thin coat of coconut oil on my face and neck. That's it! And as far as hair, after I wash my hair and towel dry it, I'll run my fingers through my hair all over with the coconut oil (it's a solid, but the skin warmth softens it. that's a weird image.) And THEN, when it's dry, I'll just run a little more through the tips, or any dry-looking area. I totally, totally love it.
  13. Karly August 28, 2014 at 9:48 am #
    I can just totally picture you calling those little babies dummy. Hahahaha! I think we would really get along well.
  14. heather @french press August 28, 2014 at 9:55 am #
    already looking forward to the next snoopit!
  15. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 28, 2014 at 10:51 am #
    Love this. You so classy! ;)
  16. Thorhildur August 28, 2014 at 10:56 am #
    Your blog always make me smile :) you are an inspiration and I love your recipes.. Hilsen from Copenhagen, Denmark
  17. Dianne Briggs August 28, 2014 at 11:30 am #
    Love anything/everything you write. Don't evva stop!!!!!!
  18. Alannah August 28, 2014 at 11:30 am #
    I almost bought a little bronze quail just like that at 410 Vintage - you didn't by any chance get it there did you?
    • Bev Weidner August 29, 2014 at 7:29 am #
      I didn't! It was my grandmother's. So, I yoinked it earlier this year from her house. ;)
  19. Carolyn August 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm #
    As a fellow #danghippie, I would love to hear more about your skin/hair care routine. I usually just rub coconut oil all over myself every thirty minutes or so.
    • Bev Weidner August 29, 2014 at 7:29 am #
      Hey! So, right now I'm just using the coconut oil on my face at night. I use the desert serum mixed with a tinted moisturizer from Sephora during the day. And then I just run it through my hair (mostly tips, to halfway up my head) in the morning! So you rub it all over yourself throughout the day!?
  20. Angie August 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm #
    Love this Beverly! Star Wars and Panda're all set!
  21. Julie August 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm #
    Bev I thought you'd say "poop there it is" ha.
  22. Stacey I August 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm #
    Loved this post! Digging the Snoopits :)
  23. Candace @ The Wheatless Kitchen August 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm #
    I love this! This snoopits series is going to be so entertaining. Love all of the oils and fun hippie things you use! #hippiesunite
  24. Ashley August 28, 2014 at 1:56 pm #
    SNOOP THERE IT IS. You just killed me with the ending. Dead. I want an entire blog of snoopits!!!!!! I love your hippiness, the secret owl stickers, and well, everything else. Can I be you? [creepy]
  25. Mary Sheedy August 28, 2014 at 6:01 pm #
    "Marijuwanna" smell. I die. Thanks for the laughs (in a good way!) always.
  26. Jennifer Horgan August 29, 2014 at 5:10 am #
    Your humor is my favorite. It is way too early for me to be awake but I am laughing out loud trying not to wake the kids catching up with your blog. “What color is that owl? Red? Is it a red owl? WRONG, DUMMY. It’s blue. I love you.” I just died.
  27. Jamie August 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm #
    Boom-shaka-laka, girl. Thanks for the Snoopits - I love your mix of vintage and natural elements. = )
  28. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion August 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm #
    Love your style! I'll look forward to snooping with you again
  29. Ophelia West August 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm #
    I had a serious Nigella faze or craze maybe is a more accurate description... poor Nigella! Anyways, great house, great books... especially Ferdinand! Xo.
  30. Sheila August 30, 2014 at 10:58 pm #
    You know, we could take up a collection to buy new teeth sticks. I really don't want to think about the wee one using those anymore.
  31. Natalie September 1, 2014 at 10:18 am #
    Well, like is busy, which keeps me from commenting very often anymore. But, I still love you and your writing. And, between me and you, I tell everyone that you named Natalie after me. I mean, we are both named after Natalie Wood, and, since I am older, I think that is the same thing as your Natalie being named after me. :)
  32. Lesley September 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm #
    For your coffee station:
  33. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist September 2, 2014 at 1:50 pm #
    Love this!! And a coffee station is the first thing on my list since we just moved into our new house. Love
  34. Emily @ Tips on Healthy Living September 2, 2014 at 2:23 pm #
    Love that Kinfolk cookbook...thank you!
  35. Paula - bell'alimento September 2, 2014 at 3:20 pm #
    Snoopits - Genius!
  36. Christina @ The Beautiful Balance September 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm #
    Loving the terrifying-cat-thing haha! Snoopits are the best, I can't wait for the next one!
  37. Kahala September 2, 2014 at 8:28 pm #
    Thank you for the DRAM website. I ordered the bitters.
  38. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 3, 2014 at 12:22 am #
    I love how light and airy your home is!
  39. Sarah September 3, 2014 at 9:42 pm #
    Hahaha this was the cutest post! Your surfaces are quite nice. I mean the ones I snooped. I mean the snoopits that you allowed us to snoop. Nothing creepy. Promise.
  40. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine September 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm #
    Love the way you write. Makes me happy. Thanks for letting us have a peek into your home.
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