Friday Flotsam



It’s been a heavy week. Hearts are heavy. Minds are heavy. Emotional fumes are more potent than ever. Opinions of all kinds are being handed out like baby kittens in a parking lot. But I just want to take a quick moment to express something that I know you’ve all been reflecting on since early this week. A lot of you have asked. Most of you just wonder. But my answer is, with endless solidarity . . .

Yes I’m still totally obsessed with Gilmore Girls! (<–you had to see it coming.)

Ugh, I’m six episodes into Season Two, and basically dying. They just introduced Jess (hiiii, Jack from This Is Us! The adorable chin gave it away. And his eyes and voice and hair essence.) Everyone asks me if I’m #teamjess – which tells me there’s possibly a #teamdean? Am I supposed to pick a boyfriend that I like more? Well to answer you, so far I’ve really liked Dean. He’s been so sweet to Rory, but I have a feeling that’s all about to change, based on the Tsunami of “KEEP WATCHING OR DIE” direct messages in Instagram.

And on top of that, I’m p o s i t i v e that Luke and Lorelai are going to end up together, so wouldn’t that make Jess and Rory like, third cousins twice removed?

These are pressing matters of the heart and I need solutions.

Also, Mrs. Cunningham (awwww!) as Trix Gilmore (ewwww)? INCREDIBLE. Just amazing.

Okay I’m done. I swear I’m not going to turn my website into a GG fan girl page. I promise!

(my fingers might be crossed behind my back.)

Mexican food

So listen to this. And then hold me when I tell you.

I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year. And by this year I mean LESS THAN TWO WEEKS. FOR EIGHT ADULTS. (and two gremlins) (insert that one emoji with the face exploding)

I have all the recipes (and tablescape! hello, burnt orange apples and eucalyptus) loosely tailored in my head, but I need one of those, those…those planner thingies! It maps out like, “Two weeks ahead you buy Bloody Mary mix.” And then, “One week out you buy more Bloody Mary mix.” And then like, “Four days away go ahead and get more Bloody Mary mix.” And then, “Okay sister, day of – refill that Bloody Mary, already.” Isn’t that what the planners basically say?

Tell you what, if you have a tried-and-true T-giving planner, send it my way. Like yesterday.

Should I buy my turkey this weekend just keep it in the freezer? Which REMINDS ME, I need to clean out the freezer as soon as possible. There’s something in the bottom drawer with eyes and feathers but in the shape of a football and I might need a shoe horn to get it out.

Black Grace in Leather - by Tamar Shalem!

Speaking of shoes(!) – you’re into shoes, right? (that was a rhetorical question)

I have a fun shoe holiday discount for youuuu! Wait, a holiday shoe fun discount.

A shoe holiday fun discount? Whatever, they’re fabulous shoes and you get a discount! (said like Oprah)

I recently got acquainted with this insanely cute Etsy shop, run by the a d o r a b l e mom of two boys, Tamar Shalem, who resides in Tel Aviv, Israel. She runs a handmade shoe business, and I’m obsessed with her. And the shoes! And her.

Her shoes have that vintage, slightly boxy, classy oxford look. I can’t get enough. She even has a new vegan line! Her shoes do not eat animal or dairy, you guys.

So this is the deal – use the code 15BEV to get 15% off all new collection items (full price) until Nov 30th! The discount works on both her site, and the Etsy shop.

Also, you have to watch this “making-of” video. It’s so darling. Look at those shoooooes. Mine above are the leather Black Grace. And they.are.perfection. (especially with kick flare levis, ugh.)

(those snaps have me all weepy-like.)

Shoe, fly, shoe! Haha hah ah ah a.


Toddlers in bed

If you need something to completely freak you out tonight, you have to watch this David Blaine “Real or Magic” documentary on Netflix.

Ooooomg. He goes into celebrity’s homes and absolutely blows their minds with INSANE magic tricks. You will laugh. You will get chills. You will question everything. It’s unreal! Or wait, magic. Something.

That’s my viewing rec for tonight. (right after GG, duh.)

Fall trees

Weekend plans? I’m treating one of my besties to a birthday pedicure tomorrow morning. She unfortunately shared her birthday with bad-news-bears Wednesday, so I’m going to try and make it up to her! I’m calling it TEAS AND TOES. It was going to be called TEAS, TOES AND TIARAS, but she’s more of a sash kind of gal.

I should really rake some leaves, too.

And get that furry football out of my freezer.

Hold me.






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11 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Morgan November 11, 2016 at 7:41 am #
    This is THE BEST planner I have ever owned. I find reasons to write things in it because I love it so much. AND it comes with stickers for certain days because WE ARE ADULTS. Trust me. You will LOVE it.
  2. Hadar November 11, 2016 at 10:15 am #
    Wow those shoes are INCREDIBLE!!! I have never heard of her, but I am a proud Israeli and that makes me so excited to see you supporting an Israeli designer! Found another item for my Channukah list :) Thanks Bev, from soups to shoes you've always got a great recommendation for me! Also, never had any interest in watching Gilmore Girls but you're really making a case for it and I'm slightly tempted now.
  3. movita beaucoup November 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm #
    BUY A NEW FREEZER. (Problem solved.)
  4. Ryan Richeal November 12, 2016 at 8:15 am #
    #teamlogan ? I just watched Gilmore Girls this past summer and I felt lost when I finished lol! Thank goodness that the new ones are coming to Netflix in 2 weeks!
  5. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) November 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm #
    Well now I need to watch Real Magic on Netflix. Annnnd they Jess and Rory would be like sorta step-cousins? But whatever. Seriously....keep watching :D
  6. Terri Morris November 13, 2016 at 9:37 am #
    Can't wait to see what you come up with for Thanksgiving! If you are still in search of a planner, pour yourself a Bloody Mary and head on over to and search Thanksgiving Day plan. You will find a few you can tweak to fit what you've already got going on in your noodle. Yes, secure your Lurkey (ha! - that's what me ma always calls it) now!! He'll happily sit in the freezer along side your hairy one-eyed football - no judging. :-)
    • Terri November 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm #
      oops. - typo, sorry :-(
  7. Lizzie November 13, 2016 at 12:20 pm #
    Hi Bev, long time reader first time commenter. I was wondering if/when you were going to comment on the election and I was so relieved and heartened to read the beginning of your post, only to be really disappointed that it was just a joke. I feel very strongly that we owe it to those who are in very real danger now in this country to speak out on their behalf, to let them know that you're an ally and that you will be standing up for them. It would be especially powerful coming from someone with such a large platform, with a kind heart and a beautiful family, someone who represents an idyllic picture of American life... Silence helps the oppressor. Please speak out. You have a real opportunity to shed some light.
    • Bev Weidner November 14, 2016 at 7:23 am #
      Hey, Lizzie! I completely respect you. Absolutely. And thank you for saying something! While I have no problem people knowing my political preferences (I did not vote for that man), I just don't want to turn this place into a battleground. I've seen what's happened on other blogs and feeds and it gets uuugly. I'm definitely prepared to talk in person, and on other platforms, but not here. I want everyone (everyone!) to feel comfortable coming here. But I'm so happy you said something, and it gets me excited to work in other ways. Thanks, Lizzie!
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