Friday Flotsam


Friday Flotsam

You were scared. Admit it.

Happy Halloween! I always feel like Halloween is the gateway to the holiday season. The entrance to madness-ville. The portal to crazy town. From here on out it’s full speed ahead! I’m terrified. Hold me?

Quick story! The above photo, okay, so last Thursday night was the opening reception to Chopped Con, that blog conference I spoke at. Gawd I hate that dangling preposition, but I’m not about to be all, “that blog conference at which I spoke.” I need a cigar and a top hat if I’m speaking like that. Anyway, at the end of the reception a bunch of us ladies headed to this KC jazz bar right down the street for an after drink. I drove Ali and Kathryne in my mama-oozing Subaru. Kate like, crawled over the car seats in the back and sat between some teething wafers and a box of wipes. She was so excited! (She was not excited.) During our six-minute car ride, I gave her the job of finding something on Spotify that Ali and I could sing together, obviously. It didn’t take .234872 seconds before The Little Mermaid’s “Part of Your World” was blasting out the open windows, as Ali and I belted our (pretty dang flawless) harmonies into the semi-empty streets of downtown. We sounded GOOD, you guys. You would have definitely wanted to be a part of our world.

That’s all.

Friday Flotsam

The other day I took these here cranberries and pulsed them in a food processor with some sugar, orange juice, zest and some Grand Marnier. And all was right in the world.

Friday Flotsam

Can I tell you something? Like openly tell you something? Come here. Little closer, I just put in a Tic Tac. Tad bit closer. Okay move back just a half inch you’re freaking me out.

I.find.cheerios.everywhere. And I mean, everywhere. And it scares me to death because I’ll wake up in the middle of the night to pee, and with my bare feet I’ll feel and hear CA-RUNCH and I immediately think cockroach. Once I’ve recovered from my heart attack surgery, I’ll flip on the light to find a smashed cheerio on the flippin’ floor. But let me just say this, the floor is the least of the weird places I find them. I’ll end there.

The end.

Sort of.

I still have more to talk about.

Friday Flotsam

These are my favorite colors right now. This muted earthy palette of grays, creams and oranges, tans, browns, gah.

Gah isn’t a color, just FYI. I could tell you were confused.

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I’ve been eating this freaking incredible soup since Tuesday. It’s Jessica’s tortellini soup, but instead of cheese tortellini I went with beef. You do remember the freak show husband of mine who doesn’t like cheese, right? Right. This is my life. Deprived of cheese tortellini AND THE LIKES. However, he makes it up to me by making me gorgeous elm cutting boards, singing duet ballads together on acoustic guitar and granting our baby boy with a giant head of blond hair.

You can’t decide whether you’re insanely jealous or completely grossed out.

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Can you even believe all that orange? It’s like the sun chewed up a bunch of toothpicks and spit them out all over the earth.

I have absolutely no idea what that means.

K, gonna go dress up my gremlins for Halloweidner! I apologize in advance for what’s going to happen in your Instagram feed.

Get Halloweened!

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15 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan October 31, 2014 at 8:34 am #
    I am SO going to Chopped Con next year, I was OMG jealous when I saw you were speaking!
  2. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 31, 2014 at 8:38 am #
    I literally cannot wait to see what you dressed them up as! I've been anticipating this all fall (that sounds creepy, but whatever).
  3. Ashley October 31, 2014 at 8:47 am #
    Halloweidner! HA!
  4. Sheila October 31, 2014 at 8:53 am #
    Oh Gosh your a nut!! Cant wait to see the babes a spookish today:)
  5. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious October 31, 2014 at 9:11 am #
    OMG. my boyfriend won't eat cheese either. it's a good thing I love him so much because it makes finding stuff to make for dinner so dang hard.
  6. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog October 31, 2014 at 9:17 am #
    Hearing you speak at ChoppedCon was AMAZING, you have a beautiful way with words! It was so fun to go to that jazz club after the opening reception, you got a gorgeous photo of it! Also, I'm pretty sure I just lol'd a little more than acceptable for being at work about the cheerios. I don't have kids yet but always go over to my friends house who has a little one and we are forever pulling cheeros out of the couch when we watch tv lol.
  7. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain October 31, 2014 at 9:30 am #
    So wish I was in that car! Also, I am with Laura, can't wait to see what you are getting dressed up as! Hope you have a great Halloween!
  8. Katie A. October 31, 2014 at 10:13 am #
    I have a baby girl born right around your twins (Jan. 7!). Anyway - Cheerios, yes. The weirdest one was finding it inside her diaper. Stashing it away for later, perhaps??
  9. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps October 31, 2014 at 1:40 pm #
    Ok, 1. I leaned a little bit closer when you told me to. Two, I thought the cheerios were gold sequins and you were about so show us some crazy DIY Halloween costume for the kiddos. Obv thinking clearly today. Happy Halloween!
  10. Natalie October 31, 2014 at 2:07 pm #
    I've ALSO been eating that tortellini soup from How Sweet Eats for a week, so yummy!
  11. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine October 31, 2014 at 2:13 pm #
    I was singing that song yesterday. Something inside me died a little when you said your husband didn't like cheese.
  12. Lisa October 31, 2014 at 10:17 pm #
    Thanks for making me laugh... Your joy jumps through my IPad and makes me smile! First time I found your blog (saw your video on Food Saver- those cookies looked awesome- is the recipe on your blog?) Anyway- Thanks!! Lisa
    • Bev Weidner November 1, 2014 at 9:07 am #
      Hey, Lisa! I've not even seen the Foodsaver video! Where did you see it? I can't find it anywhere. The cookies aren't on my blog actually. Boo, I know!
  13. Emily @ Life on Food November 1, 2014 at 6:04 am #
    The Cheerios story had me dying. My little nephew visited and this was my life for a month. Now I am pregnant and I know it is going to happen all over again.
  14. jess November 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm #
    OH oh OH! Is that the green lady lounge?!?! LOOOOOVE dat place. Also. SOUP. YUM. I CANNOT get my husband to eat soup because "it's not a meal". Fine. and FALL. YES. PLEASE.

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