Friday Flotsam


Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Look. I’m going to go ahead and address the tomato in the room. (name that show) I know it’s on everyone’s minds, I can sense it. But no one wants to be the one to ask the burning question. But I’ll ask. I’m not afraid.


I know Zooey’s on maternity leave or whatever, but don’t you think they would have some idea by now when the dang show can start back up!? I tried looking online but didn’t see a single thing the entire thirty seconds I looked. The absence of this show is totally throwing my whole fall TV show-watching artistry off kilter! It’s not good for my psyche.

I miss Schmidt.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Can we talk about toddler toys for a second? Specifically two-year old toys. Not that the toys are two years old, but rather the toddlers. Never mind.

I think my kids are growing out of their toys. I seriously need to purge this old ish and get some new things that are age appropriate! You know, like a BB gun and some big league chew.

Problem is, I’m (painfully) picky about the toys I get them. I don’t do baby dolls, nothing bright and blinky and terrifying, but I also want them stimulated and learning, you know!? My sister thinks that if I don’t allow a tiny bit of neon and fluff, that they could possibly be hindered in life. And I’m like, “YOUR FACE WILL BE HINDERED BY MY FIST.” And then she was all, “YOUR FACE ALREADY BROKE WHEN YOU WERE BORN, KONKY HEAD.”

And then I was like, “MOOOOOOOOOM. SHE STARTED IT.”

I think what I’m trying to say is, have you ever tried one of those powdered manicures?

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

^^^ Oh this old thing? Just some ultra cheesy and ridiculously creamy potato soup I made for the Fewd Nayetwerk. I still have dreams about that mess.

Just go.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

I’m thinking about posting some hair and makeup tutorials on Snapchat.Would you like that?

Don’t laugh! I’m totally serious.

Okay really, stop laughing.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Weekend plans?? Today I have NOTHING on my plate, which feels absolutely magnificent. My dear friend turns thirtysomething in a few days, so we’re partying tomorrow afternoon, with, get this- a room full of PUPPIES. Hahahaha! Like, that is what she wanted for her birthday. A room full of puppies. Well, that and a backstage pass to the zoo so she could pet all the animals, but that is a) kind of impossible, and b) she would get eaten. So puppies it is! You can bet your FACE I’ll be snapping like that what.

Also, that wood tray up there? ^^ going in the shop this weekend! ugh.

And lastly, this is my FIFTIETH Friday Flotsam! Can you believe that? I’d like to formally apologize for basically everything.

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16 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Emily November 6, 2015 at 7:31 am #
    I guess the question would be, would you be doing the tutorials? Or would Beverly Sue?
    • Bev Weidner November 6, 2015 at 9:26 am #
      Oooooo good question. I think it will be someone completely new. (rubbing hands together like a mad scientist)
  2. Lindsay November 6, 2015 at 7:32 am #
    I have been binging on New Girl on Netflix for weeks now. I need some Nick Miller in my life stat. I know they've started filming the new season (Instagram stalking), so hopefully it will be back soon! P.S Congrats on fifty Flotsams! I look forward to them every week :)
  3. Laura @ Raise Your Garden November 6, 2015 at 7:45 am #
    Purging toys is one of the hardest things for me! When I throw out a baby doll, I feel like I'm throwing out an actually baby. I know, I'm way too sentimental and need to get a grip. And yes, I hovered my daughter's first day of Kindgergarten. I sort of stalked the bus.
    • Anonymous November 10, 2015 at 1:16 am #
      Maybe instead of throwing the toys out.. Donate to day cares they are always looking for toys, for the youngins ?✨
      • Bev Weidner November 10, 2015 at 5:36 am #
        Oh totally! When I say "purge" I mean give it all to day cares/thrift stores!
  4. Lori November 6, 2015 at 7:51 am #
    I can't even begin to understand the entity that is Snapchat but I would love it if you put a puppy picture on Instagram. I would love to go to a party like that - so fun!!
  5. Terri November 6, 2015 at 9:19 am #
    Yes! Let's do hair and makeup!! I Can we also throw in a little fashion? I!
  6. Mo @LuckyRhino November 6, 2015 at 9:27 am #
    When mine were 2, they liked the Melissa and Doug Skills Board and the Magnetic Farm Hide and Seek. And my older guy liked the kitten magnet in it so much, that I had to write to Melissa & Doug twice to get replacement kittens! Also the M&D Nesting Cars and Garages (matching the number) and farm sound blocks. By far the Little Tykes bowling set was one of the biggest hits (the pins with the rattly balls inside). Falling pins never stopped being funny. Have a nice weekend. Thanks for all your great pictures.
  7. Maknzee November 6, 2015 at 9:51 am #
    MAN AND WIFE! SAY MAN AND WIFE! Also, those chubby little baby arms and that popcorn made my heart happy.Also....that soup looks glorious.
  8. Jen November 6, 2015 at 11:27 am #
    I am late to the New Girl party...Season 5 starts in January - this gives me ample time to binge watch seasons 1-4.
    • Bev Weidner November 8, 2015 at 7:11 am #
      AHHHH, January! Gah, that's way too far away. But yes, you have time to binge watch. YOU WILL OBSESS. Thanks for the info!
  9. Bella November 6, 2015 at 5:48 pm #
    That soup looks so yummy!
  10. Ann November 7, 2015 at 5:15 pm #
    Please tell us more about the party with puppies! My birthday was a few weeks ago and I think a puppy party needs to happen :)
    • Bev Weidner November 8, 2015 at 7:12 am #
      Haha! It was sponsored by Wayside Waifs. I think you just call ahead and request a certain amount of puppies to show up to a party. You can't adopt any on the spot, but I think you can put your name in. It was pretty cute! Plus, day drinking, so yeah.
  11. Lindsay Melear August 29, 2016 at 11:12 am #
    Bev! What happened to your hair and makeup tutorial idea? Love your everyday look- including your top knot!

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