Friday Flotsam

FRAH-DAH. Ah lahk it ah laht.

Friday Flotsam - Play Time

Have you seen Dumb and Dumber To yet? How ironically genius slash funny is it that they use the word To instead of Two? I giggle every time. I have to say, the movie is pretty dern funny. They basically stole the plot line from the first one and replicated it. Hiiiiighlarious. Some of the original cast, some of the original catch phrases, some of the original clothing styles. And even a few toots. I don’t think Jeff Daniels has brushed his hair since the original. Someone should tell him about it.

Are you grossed out that I said toots?

Which do you prefer, toots or far- WAIT WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME.

Chemex Coffee Maker

Let’s talk coffee. Okay, I’m not a coffee snob on purpose, but over time I’d like to think I’ve somewhat refined my approach to the morning ritual. Of course in our early caveman days, Aaron and I had a basic coffee maker. A drip machine. Like, Mr. Coffee or whatever. Then we jumped on the Keurig bandwagon when those got popular. It didn’t take long before we felt the bulk of the machine eating up kitchen space, and decided to downsize, yet upgrade our method tooooo the French Press. (I always call it Fresh Prince to drive Aaron bananas.) And we stuck with that routine for years! I love the bold flavor that comes with Fresh Prince, the thickness, the richness, all that jazz.

But theeeeeeen we discovered the Chemex. Uh, game changer.

First of all, it’s a process. And you would think that since I have the patience of a hummingbird on speed that this procedural malarky would make me loco. But I actually enjoy it. It doesn’t take too much longer than the Fresh Prince, and it’s surprisingly therapeutic in a way. Little wetting of the filter, little blooming of the grounds (grind your own! sorry, that sounded bossy. hey, you should try grinding your own. you’ll feel good about life.) Little zigzag of the water pouring until you have a clean extraction of coffee glory resting in the bottle of the carafe, just waiting for your sippi- gulping enjoyment.

It’s a downright delicious cup of coffee, you guys.

See how grown uppy I’ve become?

Friday Flotsam - Twin Park Time

I had a nightmare the other night. But it was so freaking funny I’m laughing hysterically just thinking about it. I woke up in a terror, pointing at our ceiling fan, “AARON! That basket is going to fall on us!”

He woke up, “Do what?! Bev that’s the fan. That’s not a basket.”


“That’s not a basket. That’s just the ceiling fan. Wake up, you’re dreaming.”

Once I finally came to and realized that the ceiling fan was in not in fact a falling basket filled with groceries, I could not stop laughing. So much so that I shook the bed in a violent earthquake, and straight up pissed Aaron off. He was like, GO UP FRONT. I was like, A basket! With groceries! HAHAHAHAHAHAH.

Wasn’t that the best story?

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Mmmmm I made another Rewind Recipe yesterday. Any guesses on what this is? Besides open heart surgery?

Actually, while I have you, wait, are you still there? Would anyone be interested in a post about our favorite baby products? Like, this is what we loved loved loved the first year. Any takers?

You’re still trying to decide if you prefer toots or far- STOP IT, BEV.

Friday Flotsam - Coconut Margaritas

Last night I went to my fran’s house for some lady-non-toddler-time. I made Heidi’s coconut margs and hoooooooly facers, theyaresogood.

And lastly, I have a new article on What To Expect right now! It’s all about my top ten favorite ways to relax at home. I’m seriously serious! I’m not serious. I’m serious about the article being live, I’m just not serious about what I say in it. Actually, I take that back. I may have done one or two or ten of the things I talk about in the article. But probably not. Okay I have. Never mind.


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29 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Ashley Renee February 27, 2015 at 7:27 am #
    These are the best posts and I definitely need those margadoodles in my life this weekend.... annnd I just said margadoodles. yeah.
  2. Emily R. February 27, 2015 at 7:42 am #
    Yes, baby favs!!
  3. Rachel J February 27, 2015 at 7:59 am #
    yes to baby faves!
  4. Panna February 27, 2015 at 8:34 am #
    another yes to favorite baby products!
    • kevin cook December 3, 2019 at 12:35 am #
  5. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion February 27, 2015 at 8:50 am #
    always take time to read your Friday flotsam!
  6. Laura February 27, 2015 at 8:59 am #
    Laughed out loud through this entire post! Loved it! Oh and I am dying over the cuteness of those baby overalls. And yes to baby faves!
  7. Heather February 27, 2015 at 9:12 am #
    i am c r y i n g over the fact that you called the French press the Fresh Prince. You make my day!
  8. Emily February 27, 2015 at 9:39 am #
    Yes to the baby favs!!! Especially, any advice/input on surviving the first year with twins. I have two month old twins and am still trying to figure it all out while running on fumes.
  9. Ashley February 27, 2015 at 10:43 am #
    Now this is a story all about how my life got fli-- i'll stop
  10. judi February 27, 2015 at 10:54 am #
    Love your blog - but a warning should be posted not to read in a library or quiet room - chuckling out loud
  11. Julie Turner February 27, 2015 at 10:59 am #
    I need baby product posts Bev!
  12. Lizzy February 27, 2015 at 11:07 am #
    Yes to the baby favs!
  13. Julie February 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm #
    stuffed purple cabbage...?
  14. Lisa February 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm #
    I'm STILL shaking from laughter about your dream!!!! HILARIOUS.
  15. Marly February 27, 2015 at 5:52 pm #
    Groceries are falling? From the sky? OK. That might be a sign you're drinking a little too much coffee. Just sayin'. But then again, groceries falling from the sky can be kind of a cool thing, so drink on! I will confess - I haven't even seen D&D part uno yet. I need to get cracking! I'm on it!
  16. Dede February 27, 2015 at 6:59 pm #
    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I read your blog on an iPad and am having trouble because the print is soooooo small and it won't allow me to stretch the page to make it legible. It didn't used to be this way.....please help! I love your blog and don't want to stop reading it!
    • Bev Weidner February 27, 2015 at 10:06 pm #
      Oh man! I'm not entirely sure! This is a brand new thing? I'm getting a newww site in about a week, and the text is bigger. I hope that helps! I wish I was tech savvy and could answer!
    • kevin cook December 3, 2019 at 12:37 am #
      yes, right. Regards assertmeds. com
  17. Neha February 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm #
    Yes to baby fave product posts!!
  18. Alyssa February 28, 2015 at 8:14 am #
    Galumpkis? And now I have to try that coffee maker!
  19. Lauren Z. February 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm #
    Absolutely baby faves!
  20. Heather March 1, 2015 at 10:21 pm #
    Love this post. Love coffee, we've been french pressing it for a couple years now. I have owned something like a single serve version of the chemex but I kinda like how strong I can get french press. Anyway, yes to baby product reviews.
  21. Lauren March 2, 2015 at 11:23 am #
    YES TO BABY FAVS - Sorry, not screaming at you, just super excited to read it.
  22. Jenny Flake March 2, 2015 at 2:04 pm #
    Thanks for sharing! Love your baby fave ideas :D
  23. Katie A. March 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm #
    Definitely toots.
  24. lucinda March 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm #
    hi. new here. but i've spent the last (insert a shamefully big number) minutes reading through your latests post and am so so happy to have found your funny and beautiful space. just a little shout-out, from you chemex appreciator to another. ;)


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