Friday Flotsam

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Floral Arranging Class

I went to my very first floral arranging class last night!

Wait, floral arranging, or flower arranging? I guess floral. Or flower. Or florer. Or flowal. Or stop?

It was SO.INTERESTING. Except, by the end of the night I called the florist my new BUD, and she wanted to punch me.

All of the colors were so lovely and muted and in the same “old school whimsical garden” look, I wanted to sob.

Do you want to hear my takeaway? (I can feel the tidal waves of nods.)


FIRST – and there are no real hardcore rules, but we started with the idea of building on a triangle. So you start at the base, and begin with a flat triangle. Then you work up, and keep at the triangle. But in here you can get as wonky or as controlled as you want. The triangle gives the arrangement more FLOW. More MOOD. More PERSONALITY. Does this make sense? No? Okay good.

Second tip! If you’re using thicker branches or twigs, take your scissors and cut a tiny slit upwards into the branch. Like when you trim it. Cut UP INTO IT. Making like, little legs. This will help with the water drinkage. Does this make sense? No? Okay good.

My final piece ended up looking like an ’80s hairband, because I couldn’t stop, and I forgot about the triangle once I got going. I just went all willy nilly with that ish. But she’s pretty cute! I think.

I named her Phyllis.

If you’re into obnoxious videos, I’ve got the full night and the finished arrangement on my IG stories. You’ve been warned.

Looking up

Felicity update! (You’re like PLEASE FINISH THIS DUMB SHOW ALREADY.)

I’m halfway through season four. 12 episodes left of the WHOLE thing. And I have to say, the mood is different this season! It’s . . . somber. More somber than it already is, which I have no idea how that’s even possible.

But everyone is SO SAD right now. Felicity’s heartbroken over the consequences of her actions. Noel is directionless and on meds. Ben just hooked up with Lauren WHICH I’M LIKE, dude she could be your mom. We better be done with her. I have a feeling we’re not.

But Ben’s hair is growing back! Praaaaaises be.

I hear the show starts to get really weird. Is that true? What do you mean by WEIRD? Because it’s totally sad right now, but not entirely WEIRD weird. How does it get weird? Tell me!

Does Felicity end up with Sean??

I’m just kidding.

(I love Megan and her new look so much I want to scream. You do know that’s Suze Lessing from Parenthood! Isn’t that amazing? I love actor crossovers. Everyone’s been in everything! Why is this all in parentheses?)

kids playing vintage piano

I’ve decided that the word goob can rot in hell.

gardening gloves and mini daffodils

Oh hey – I need some help! (stop rolling your eyes)

Send me your FAVORITE pottery sites and shops. Anything that involves the word KILN. I semi-recently learned about the word kiln, due to a newfound obsession (<—they never end, no.), and I want to expand on a fun project that’s living only in my brain at the moment. (<–which is terrifying, I agree.)

That’s all I had to say about that.

Goodbye forever.

Spilled milkshake and shoes

SIKE. Weekend plans?

It’s going to be a rainy sumbia of a weekend. Which I totally love! It’s supposed to thunderstorm all day and night, so I’m hoping to squeeze in a quick run this morning before it all hits. I’m also going to experiment with a recipe tonight that my step mother-in-law made for us last weekend in Fayetteville. It’s RIDICULOUS. Chicken, turmeric, pasta, wine, all the garlic. I’m already face-punchingly giddy.

Oh! I also picked up this sustainable rosé last night at a wine tasting. It’s crazy crazy good. Shall I Wine Talk it today at 4pm?! Because I will. You just say the word. And I’m on it. ON IT.

Just let me know.

Just saaaay the word and I’ll do it.

Just a quick “yep” and it will happen.

No pressure! But I’m happy to do it.

Just holler.

Simple answer. No bigs.



I need to water Phyllis.

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16 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Amanda March 24, 2017 at 7:51 am #
    You need to be watching Cherrico Pottery on Facebook. He does FB Live videos quite often and they can be so relaxing to watch. Of course I suggest swiping away the comments section unless you just like that kind of torture.
  2. Allison Vizzo March 24, 2017 at 7:55 am #
    Yes. I would say felicity gets weird.
    • Bev Weidner March 24, 2017 at 8:06 am #
      But how?! The plot line gets weird? Or the mood of the show? I need speciiiiiifics. :)
    • Ashlee March 24, 2017 at 10:36 am #
      Allison, DON'T tell her. We are watching together and she just can't help herself with the spoilers! Don't feed the addiction. Love you, Bev.
      • Bev Weidner March 24, 2017 at 11:03 am #
        Hahahahah! You WANT TO KNOW, TOO.
        • Allison Vizzo March 24, 2017 at 12:35 pm #
          No spoilers from me!! I will just say plot line weird.
  3. Vicky March 24, 2017 at 10:37 am #
    I want every single thing they make:
    • Bev Weidner March 25, 2017 at 8:38 am #
      YESSSS. I've been on their site before. Makes me weepy.
  4. Amy March 24, 2017 at 11:06 am #
    I love you! You are so much fun!! And no I didn't want to punch you! I hear that line quite a bit sometimes!? Loved getting to know you and you are a blast to have in class! Let's do this again!?
  5. Caitlin March 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm #
    I thought I loved rose', but then you had to go and put sustainable in front, and I'm obviously a sucker for anything sustainable, so I already know I'm going to love sustainable rose'. GIMME ALL THE WINE TALK.
  6. Jenner March 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm #
    Yes, wine talk please!
  7. Abby March 24, 2017 at 4:32 pm #
    Check out @mccoolclay! She's just getting started with IG stuff, but I have a few of her mugs and they're awwwwesome! I've seen a few bowls in person too, and oh. Mer. Gersh. ?
  8. Lori S. March 24, 2017 at 7:29 pm #
    When I saw Megan from Felicity on Parenthood, I felt so old! I was like how is she old enough to be someone's mother?! Then I realized I'm old enough to be someone's mother and not in college anymore. Ugh, harsh realization when actors that are frozen at an age in your mind suddenly are old. :-\
  9. Eli P March 25, 2017 at 5:16 am #
    Lover her pottery!!!
  10. Alli April 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm #
    Convivial! Awesome minimalistic pottery out of Kansas City! You'll die!
    • Bev Weidner April 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm #
      I actually have a mug by them! They're the ENTIRE inspiration for a post coming up. :)

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