Friday Flotsam


dried flowers - so lovely

Happy almost Balemtime’s Bay! Yessssss, yes, I’m that jerk who uses a B instead of a V. It’s something in my DNA, I dunno. Just flick me, already.

What are your plans?! Will you fight the crowds and eat out? (ugh) Or will you stay home in your yoga pants with a bottle of rose and create your own heart-day extravaganza? (yeah!) Or will you do neither? Which is great! I respect that, man.

I think we’re doing both. (ugh and yeah!) I need to get the grems out for a crazy exciting project that I’m working on and can’t tell you about just yet but willlllsooooonnnn (!!!), but then once that’s done, we’re in. We’re so in, bias.

p.s. don’t ever ever ever craft with toddlers. not if your life depends on it. not if it means you will save mankind. don’t do it.

Date Night In - Ashley Rodriguez's amazing, romantic book

This is what I got for Aaron slash us. He opened it last night, because I was all, “Do you want to open our gift on Thursday or Friday? Because if you wait to open it on Friday night, you can’t look at my Flotsam post. You do read my blog, right? Aaron? Wait, where are you going? Those are my car keys. AARON?”

So he opened it last night. And I’m telling you, what a revelation. We’re finally going to do something to bring the romance back into our marriage! We’re putting the babies up for adoption. (Mom. Kidding.)

This book. I seriously hope you’ve already ordered it, or at least have it on your radar. It’s Ashley Rodriguez’s incredible new cookbook, and it not only has fabulous photography and beautifully scrumptious recipes, it goes way past food and encompasses what their relationship is all about. Being 10 years into marriage, with two littles, it really, really resonated with me. I almost cried while reading the introduction. Wimp! (that sauv blanc didn’t help) We don’t have family in town. We don’t have babysitters. No nannies. No help at all. It’s just us. It’s me ALL day every day with the babies, and while I cherish (almost) every single waking (and good heavens the sleeping) moments, I desperately need me time. And Aaron time, ya know? This is why when you see me out in public I start sobbing. Just kidding.

I just think this book is perfect for us. Since we can’t (like, ever) go out, we’ll have to bring our date nights in! Thank you, Ashley. Is it okay if we hug? No? How about a fist bump? Get out of your face? You got it.

Soup wtih pasta, sausage and mushrooms

(^^ coming to the blog next weeeeekkaaaaaaaa^^.)

Earlier this week I did something I’m not proud of. And I feel a public confession is the only way for me to move past it.

I tried on overalls.

Wait, listen! Please don’t barf. It was out of my control! H&M had some surprisingly good music playing, and this darling pair of fitted, dark wash overalls right there next to the dressing rooms, just taunting me like some primo rocky mountain catnip for a strung out kitten, bro.

I stood there, fully dressed in effing overalls, honestly starting to like them a little bit. And then I turned around, looked at my backside, and died laughing. No, Bev. NO. Snap out of it! RUN. RUUUUN!

There is no universe where I, a woman staring 40 up the nostrils, should ever, ever wear overalls.

I feel much better now. Cleansed of my sins.

I HAVE EXORCIIIIIZED THE DEMONS. This house . . . is cleayaaa. (name that movie)

Valentine Heart Garland

While I’m thinking about it, I want to let you know that if you don’t have plans for May 29-31, you should absolutely go to Indulge conference in Portland, OR! We’ll eat. We’ll drink. We’ll even do yoga. And guess what, I’m speaking! Aaaand already sweating.

But I can tell you one thing. I will not be wearing overalls.

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17 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog February 13, 2015 at 7:28 am #
    LOL your friday posts crack me up!! That soup -- I want to dive into -- YUM!! And that cookbook - I;ve been dropping subtle aka not so subtle hits that it would be the perfect valentines day gift .... which could also mean, after saturday, I will 1 have to buy the book for myself and 2 need wine ( let's face it, #2 will happen no matter what) happy frrriday!
  2. Robert J Lewis February 13, 2015 at 7:31 am #
    The decoration is super cute! <3 I love the details
  3. Amy February 13, 2015 at 8:09 am #
    As a stay-at- home mom of 3 year old b/g twins. I absolutely adore your blog. I am home every day with the kids except for a few hours 2 mornings a week (which I cherish) while they are in preschool. It is extremely rewarding and extremely exhausting being home everyday with my two little loves. I also have no family in town, no Nanny and no babysitter BUT I do have a traveling hubby ~ lucky, huh?! (Wine was made for parents of twins) He's out of town some so it's just good ole' me and 2 toddlers that have me outnumbered :) Thank you for your humor (seriously, literally LOL) and honesty! I love it! Happy Valentine's Day! p.s. Totally miss the overall days back when I was in college. They were cool once upon a time! AND~ I so would have tried them on too :)
  4. Morgan February 13, 2015 at 8:16 am #
    Ace Venture is the best damn movie in existence. Also, I'll babysit.
  5. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious February 13, 2015 at 8:27 am #
    For Valentine's Day, we're having a bunch of people over at 10am to start day drinking and watch a parade. (Mardi Gras in STL in kind of a big deal, and I got roped into hosting a party. wah, wah.) Should be fun, though! I think we'll go out for sushi on Sunday to make up for it.
  6. Jenny Palin February 13, 2015 at 8:33 am #
    This is great. Made me laugh. Yes, take time out for you two, in. And I'm only a few minutes away :-) hint hint hint for sitter needs.
  7. Lauren February 13, 2015 at 9:36 am #
    ACE VENTURA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. Sheila February 13, 2015 at 9:37 am #
    Amen to the overhauls or is it overalls excorsicm. EGADS! I wore them the whole time I was pregnant for my first child 18 years ago...and I look back now and think "what was I thinking?"
  9. Emily aka The Three Bite Rule February 13, 2015 at 9:58 am #
    this is just hysterical. I loved every word. I'm a new mom with a 4-week old and I love your enthusiasm and spunk regarding your little ones. p.s. good call on the overalls ;)
  10. Ashley February 13, 2015 at 11:40 am #
    The hearts on the mantel! :)
  11. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine February 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm #
    I just read your bio for the conference. You make me laugh.
  12. Kathryn J. February 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm #
    yaaaassss pet detecteeeve. also, toddlers + glitter + glue.. I can imagine that would be a danger zone. love your flotsam posts :)
  13. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist February 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm #
    I cried reading Ashley's book too. No shame.
  14. Emily @ Life on Food February 13, 2015 at 6:31 pm #
    We are staying in for sure on Valentine's Day. And Ashley's book is so good. I have tagged pretty much every recipe.
  15. Danyelle February 14, 2015 at 2:18 am #
    *whispers* I love overalls...*runs away in secret shame*
    • Bev Weidner February 14, 2015 at 7:06 am #
      I bet you look fabulous in them! Me? Freaking joke.
  16. Liz @ Floating Kitchen February 14, 2015 at 10:02 pm #
    Your Friday posts always make me laugh! I hope you have a great weekend, Bev!

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