Friday Flotsam

F A R I D A Y E E E .

Summer Backyard Flowers

I had this crazy dream just now.

I was in a car wreck! Not a horrible one, but not a tiny fender bender, either. It was a chain wreck, like the kind you see on the local news from a helicopter, where a dude with a mustache reports in a fuzzy, reportery voice, and shows footage from above of the long line of cars slammed into each other on a highway. That kind.

I wasn’t even too upset about the wreck, because nobody had any clue whose fault it was. I was mostly upset about the way the city was handling the wreck. Guess what they made us do! GUESS.

I’ll tell you.

They made all of us get out of our cars and line up in a row. Then, one by one, they checked our driver’s licenses, (of course I had two in my wallet and the city official thought that was suspicious, so I showed him a note from my eye doctor, explaining which one was the right one. But he didn’t even believe that, so he had Margaret come over and read the note, to see if she could tell. Margaret glared at me over her broken cat eye glasses. Margaret was a b.) And then we had to change clothes into this yellow plastic jumpsuit and work the construction on the highways. CONSTRUCTION. I don’t know how to work construction! I mean, I can whistle a sexy call. Does that count?

Then, once we’d worked our construction tasks, they sent us underground, down this huge fire pole thingy, to be hosed off and get back in line to wait for our damaged cars.

I was suuuuuper peed to the max.

First of all, we’re sore from our wrecks. Some people even had whiplash!

Second of all, why aren’t our plastic jumpsuits a nice, pale, noninvasive blue, or something.


Then I woke up.

Then end.

My work life area - Kimono by Amae. OBSESSED.

Can we talk about vitamins?

Are you already so bored?

I seriously need to up my vitamin game. My vit game. I’m going to call it my vit game. Don’t punch me.

I have something like, 40ish days left of existing in my 4th decade and I’m only mildly terrified. I take a plain ol’ women’s multi vitamin, and that’s fine, blah blah. But I want to make sure I’m getting e r r r t h a n g my tired old sad withered body needs as I enter my 40s.

Do you take hip vitamins? Is there such a thing as hip vitamins? Tell me about your hip vitamins! The multi, the fish oil (wait, is it still even okay to take fish oil? I saw on the tee vee once that if the fish oil pill smells or tastes like fish, it’s gone rotten and is pretty much killing you softly. Um, it’s FISH OIL. What’s it supposed to taste like – a dern candle? So I panicked and stopped taking them. And now I’m probably dying because I’m not taking the fish oils.), calcium pills, everything! Tell me what your vitamin regimen is, because I need to sit down with my life and pencil out a new, solid direction.

This includes new lipstick as well.


Dried coriander seeds ready to be harvested

And if you’re not totally snoozing by now, will you also tell me what your afternoon snack routine looks like? I need to REINVENT my stupid cravings. Because like, I always want cheese. Chips. Salt. I’m starving.

What do you eat at 2:45 and 3:22 and 4:17 that doesn’t completely gut bomb your face off and blow up your waistline? Because hi, I’m going to Cabo in less than two weeks and I can’t be all swollen and fluffy like a drunk Care Bear.

So what – hard boiled eggs? String cheese? Chips? Salt?

Just kidding!


Hubs reading to the gremlins

Yes, the photos on the wall are crooked.

Yes, those dried roses look like a strand of dried turds.

Yes, the shelves are unorganized and need to be dusted.

Yes, there’s most likely a massive dook in Nat’s pants.

Yes, her bangs need to be trimmed.

But then you hear their little voices say, “Another book! I love you, Dad,” and it’s like, over.

(that’s all the sap you’ll ever get from me. ever.)

Le Papier Studio jewelry! In love.

Weekend plans? Besides ordering new beautiful JEWELRY for your life? Okay, you know my obsession with Le Papier Studio‘s amazing silhouette jewelry pieces. Well, this is awesome. The sweet Vana wanted to reopen the discount (that I held on my IG page a short while back) for another week (!), to give those of you who didn’t get a chance to use my code, another chance!

She has all.kinds. of pretties on her site. Necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, cuff LINKS, money clips, prints, even home and office accessories. That necklace above is this one. And that cuff bracelet above is this one. The discount is 20% off anything in the store, and the code is BEV20. And it’s available through July 24th. And you need to get you sumpin’ gerd. Don’t you have a birthday soon? I think you do.

Other than that, we’re chillin’! And mentally packing for Cabo. And ordering vitamins. And eating a hard-boiled egg with kale dust on it. And crying.









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21 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Daniela July 15, 2016 at 10:43 am #
    I've been taking Rainbow Light vitamins for awhile now. They're great. You could also stand to take extra b12. People seem to think vegans are only deficient but really it's everyone. Lastly, in a smoothie or mixed in to something else, 2 T of ground flax a day is awesome for your body. Hope that helps! ?
  2. Natalie July 15, 2016 at 1:12 pm #
    I take a B complex ( and magnesium ( every day to help balance my hormones. My hair has been growing like crazy from the B complex. I also take a probiotic ( and an immune booster (, as needed, that my acupuncturist recommended. I've never had much luck with a probiotic but I like this one! I get all my Chinese herbs and vitamin recommendations from my acupuncturist. Definitely recommend acupuncture and Chinese medicine for everything. As for snacks, you gotta have some protein. I buy these hummus snack packs at Costco which are awesome. I prefer to eat them with tortilla chips because tortilla chips are amazing. But, I have been trying to eat them with sliced sweet bell peppers. It's surprisingly not that bad. I like nuts and fruit or a slice of banana bread with peanut butter. Or just a spoonful of peanut butter.
  3. laura July 15, 2016 at 3:09 pm #
    My 2:30pm Snack: Yoplait Light yogurt = 90 calories and 5 grams of protein.
  4. Sara @ Cake Over Steak July 15, 2016 at 3:23 pm #
    I'm all about the gummie vitamins! My husband and I do 3 different ones each day: the Vitamin C, the Skin Hair + Nails, and the multivitmain. They're like candy. :-)
  5. Kara July 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm #
    Natures Way as well as other companies make multis for women over 40. They've adjusted the milligrams for each nutrient that women need more/less of at this time. As for calcium, it's always good to get it in combination with magnesium as it helps the absorption. Minerals are always best taken at night. The magnesium is helpful for relaxing the muscles and is said to help with stress. As for other vitamins, it depends on what your needs are. I include a probiotic daily with my vitamin regimen. If you decide to start taking fish oil again the trick is to take it right before you start eating a meal. That will help prevent the fish burps.
  6. Jenny July 15, 2016 at 4:21 pm #
    I don't take vitamins, but as far as snacks go, I have a ritual of afternoon coffee with a piece of dark chocolate. Actual snacks I like include Greek yogurt with granola/berries, string cheese (I know), hard boiled eggs (yes, I know), chopped up veggies, and chocolate covered almonds.
  7. Liz July 15, 2016 at 4:27 pm #
    I'm not generally a fan of vitamins as in capsule kind of vitamins but I do take some D3 in a salmon oil capsule and a salmon oil-turmeric capsule from I also buy salmon and halibut, plus canned salmon and canned tuna from vitalchoice - sustainably harvested, the northwest sourced stuff is processed on the boat so no freeze-thaw-refreeze. Their site has a lot of Omega3-6-9 info as well. Don't gag ... I also take a 1/2 teaspoon of cod liver oil: I like the Cinnamon tingle. I don't have fishy burps with either. Flax seed oil, flax seed (ground) on or in things ... flavor neutral and for me, the oils do best at making my skin and hair nice. Nutritional yeast in soups and sauces - the B12 and folic acid plus other good stuff. I eat omnivore but as someone else said: B12!! Also, if you like molasses, a spoonful of blackstrap molasses has a lot of good vitamins and minerals. Magnesium rich foods like beets, beet greens, buckwheat (kasha) and nuts are part of my rotation. And generally a variety of fruit/veg/legumes/nuts/meat & fish ... oh and cheese! I'm a scratch cook, live rurally and do NOT like to run to town (40 mile round trip) so make bread, crackers, tortillas from local milled whole grains. Homemade granola, etc., etc. All that said, I am single and work from a home office so the time available scenario to devote to my food is different than a Mama with twins and their Papa! Afternoon snack: nuts and dried fruit or a handful of granola (I make mine slightly salty and minimally sweet). I LOVE, love, love cheese and crackers but that has to be a special treat unless I want to weigh 900 pounds. Hummus-yogurt drizzle over celery/carrots/peppers. Stovetop popcorn with nutritional yeast in the Fall-Winter. And yes, hard boiled eggs but I top them with curry powder and black pepper. Happy, happy Friday!
  8. Laurie July 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm #
    LOL! I didn't notice any of the things in the photo that you pointed out, until you pointed them out! The massive dook is hilarious!! Do twins run in the family - either your's or Aaron's? Where you excited to find out you were having twins? I like to drink some kefir when I get up, as my probiotic. I take an herbal immune system support supplement named Zyflamend. And Collagen+ C Liquid pomegranate. I like to snack on fresh radishes dipped in a little kosher salt or a kosher dill pickle. It provides the crunch and salt factors. Sometimes a small handful of dry roasted peanuts. (When I'm feeling sorry for myself, I will eat potato chips with a dill pickle -- great combo!) I know that sounds weird but it is really good! I found a really nice Rose - Racine, Provence. They had a good deal on Groupon for four bottles (two of each). The other was Villa Ruby, but it was a little on the sweet side for me. Not terribly sweet, just my taste is on the dryer side. Enjoy your weekend. My hubby came home today from traveling all week. I think we will be relaxing, big time, this weekend!
  9. Laurie July 15, 2016 at 6:11 pm #
  10. Laura July 15, 2016 at 11:43 pm #
    The afternoon chip and cheese craving is real! But I usually do a peanut butter Larabar instead. Sometimes greek yogurt with almond butter, jam, fruit, and cereal. I am clueless about vitamins, but I do try to take B12 regularly since I'm vegetarian. A nutritionist friend told me she doesn't take vitamins because most of the nutrients we need come from our food. Makes sense since humans existed so long without them!
  11. Heather July 15, 2016 at 11:47 pm #
    Snacks ideas: carrots and cucumbers dipped hummus or tapenade, banana with peanut butter. So jealous you're headed to Cabo :) No vitamin input, I hate taking pills, gummy multi vitamins for me, but whatever you do decide double check max daily intake recommendations. Happy weekend!!
  12. Emily July 16, 2016 at 10:19 am #
    I just take a b supplement, a d supplement, and 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar with the MOTHA. Cause it's fun to say it like that! Also this is awful and I'm sorry but you are almost finished your 4th decade, right???
    • Bev Weidner July 16, 2016 at 11:44 am #
      Hahahaha! You're so right. It was 5am when I wrote this. :)
      • Emily July 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm #
        4th or 5th, I love your Friday Flotsam. Almost as much as WINE TAHLK. ?
  13. Gaye July 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm #
    Hip vitamin, I want one. One for the knee too
  14. Lisa July 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm #
    Garden of Life vitamins. I take the 40 plus multi for women (why do they have to say that on the label?? I'm only 41 and they make me feel old. lol) and they are awesome. All organic, no magnesium stearate, no bad stuff. I also take their D3 complex. You can find them at health food stores but they are cheaper on amazon. They are life changing -- not kidding. Thanks for the Friday laughs!!
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  18. Emma November 26, 2023 at 8:04 am #
    While some people can get all the nutrients they need from their diet, others may not. In addition, certain circumstances, such as pregnancy or illness, may increase the body's need for certain vitamins and minerals. Taking a multivitamin will help fill nutritional gaps and improve your overall health. I advise you to pay attention to Amazon bariatric vitamins
  19. Emma November 26, 2023 at 8:21 am #
    While some people can get all the nutrients they need from their diet, others may not. In addition, certain circumstances, such as pregnancy or illness, may increase the body's need for certain vitamins and minerals. Taking a multivitamin will help fill nutritional gaps and improve your overall health. I advise you to pay attention to Amazon bariatric vitamins.

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