Friday Flotsam


brunch scene

So I’m digging Glossier! I’m totally into my little Phase 2 Starter Kit purchase thingy.

I CAN’T DECIDE (you’re going to get super mad at me) what I think of Boy Brow. Only because I think I need someone to guide me. Remember my eyebrows are like tiny horse hair pube brooms, so they definitely need a gifted touch. I’m worried that the brush (vs. my regular pencil doo dad) makes me look like Madonna. (Nothing against you, Mad. I call her Mad.) I want them thicker, for sure! But the little instructions tell me to brush my brows up right in the center. Dude, if I do that it looks like two brown recluses are crawling up my face.

However, I’m L O V I N G the stretch concealer. Dear goodness it’s the perfect shade of light brown. And it’s dewey! I like dewey. Dewey is good.

TELL ME THIS. What other products of theirs are you obsessed with? Is it the type of brand that you just dive in and get everything? Or is it like, try this, avoid that, definitely buy this, “do NOT go in there”(<–name that movie) for that?

I mean, all those dang girls on their site are what – 19 years old? Be honest, is this a brand for teenyboppers? Do I need to WALK AWAY FROM THE GLOSSIER? ‘Cuz I dun’ wannaaaaaaaa.

Glossier me.

leaves inside plastic

DAWSON’S CREEK. (half my readers vanished just now.)

Okay, I’m five episodes into Season 3, and it’s growing on me more.and.more.

BUT. But but but.

I’ve decided that I’m totally over Andie. I thought she was as cute as chocolate pie right when she and Jack first came on the scene. But now all she does is whine and cry and pout and WEAR HER HAIR LIKE A FIVE YEAR OLD. Really, those high, tight pig tails and 1/2 inch bristle bangs? Who wants to tell her this just doesn’t work? I’m willing to.

AND – Joey and Pacey are fraaaaans! As in, she doesn’t want to constantly murder him for something. He showed her his boat. They cut class together. She’s given him love advice. They’re starting to bond a little bit. Dawson’s not fully aware of this just yet, but I can’t WAIT to watch that ish hit the fan when he does.

Jen’s hair is still tragic.

This football-heavy era is actually making me miss Friday Night Lights. REMEMBER MY OBSESSION with good ol’ Eric and Tami Taylor? And Matt? And TIM? Ugh. I need THAT feeling again. Come on, Joey and Pacey. Don’t let me down.

Also, Joey, can we talk about your perfect tan? Is that a bottle, orrrrr?

blackberries for days

I did something yesterday I thought I’d never do in my entire life.


Camping. Me. In a tent. With bugs and bears and alligators and snakes and botulism. What was I thinking?!

I’ve not camped in yeeaaaaarrrrrzzz. But now that the gremlins are finally old enough, we’re re-joining our Arkansas friends’ annual camping trip. (I’m scared.)

It’ll be fine! Tons and tons of kid fun. (seriously nervous.)

It’ll be great! Quality outdoorsy time with our best friends. (I might vomit.)

It’ll be fun! Canned rosé and s’mores by the fire at night. (I feel a cry coming on.)

BUT – we have no tent. No cooler. Nuttin’ campy. (besides a black and white plaidish flannel shirt that I cut the sleeves off. does that count?)

What are your favorite tent brands? I need SERIOUS help in this department. Needs to fit all four of us, maybe have a lounge area? A dance floor? A bartender? Just kidding. I think.

And as far as coolers go – are Yetis reaaaaaally the best option? They cost 24 livers, so I’m like, DO YOU COOK THE FOOD, TOO?

Camp me.

watermelon basil margarita

Oh! My pal Emily came over yesterday and made me a watermelon basil margarita. And you know how I hate watermelon. It’s SOGGY FRUIT AIR.

But I can totally deal with watermelon as juice. With tequila. In a glass. With basil. In my face. Here’s the recipe, if you’re looking for something 4thy an festive-y and ‘Murca-y.

Also, our entire afternoon is in my IG Stories, if you feel like putting yourself through that.

gremlins looking at fish at nursery

Weekend plans?

Wait! Is it technically a long weekend? With the 4th on a Tuesday, what does that mean for Monday? WHAT HAPPENS ON MONDAY?

We have no hardcore plans, other than finishing your July mixtape (!), 75 thousand cans of rosé, pool time, and fireworks. And then calming the kids down for 13 hours because their eardrums are bleeding out of their heads. Guess I’ll stick some tissue paper in their ears to avoid that.

So glad we had this talk.

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17 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Jackie June 30, 2017 at 9:50 am #
    Omg, someone finally articulated how I've felt about watermelon my whole life. The relief is washing over me. Thank you for making me feel less alone in the world.
  2. Joy June 30, 2017 at 10:07 am #
    I'm obsessed with Glossier, and am DEFINITELY past their target demographic. I particularly love their blush stuff (I forget what they're actually called), the lip balms (moisturizing, but not glossy/sticky, and they smell AMAZING), the lipsticks - and then for skin care, they're cleansing stuff and moisturizer. So, basically all of it? If loving Glossier is wrong, I don't want to be right.
  3. Bianca June 30, 2017 at 10:12 am #
    Cloud paint fo shoooo! You need to try! And lip balm stuff. I tried their quartz highlighter and it just looked like grease on my face. Maybe you'll have better luck with that. I've been wanting to try their concealer and you just pushed me over the edge! Also movie is Knocked Up!
  4. Nicole June 30, 2017 at 10:16 am #
    This is totally off topic but I just wanted to thank you for the tip about Tyler Kingston. I am obsessed and I just made my first purchase. I can't wait for it to come. I wish I lived closer so I could visit the store. Thanks!!!👍
  5. Kallie June 30, 2017 at 10:35 am #
    Get the Yeti Bev. It's the best thing on planet earth! You won't regret it.
    • Stephanie June 30, 2017 at 1:34 pm #
      I totally agree with this! Yeti is a MUST! I have a tumbler and it is the BOMB. I frequently forget about my coffee and come back to it 4 hrs later and then scald my mouth off because it's been kept so nice and toasty.
  6. Thea June 30, 2017 at 10:38 am #
    Love Glossier Cloud Paint and the lip thingies. I am 19x 2, plus some. The only thing I haven't totally loved is the highlighter. I think I may have bought one that is too light.
  7. Jenn I June 30, 2017 at 11:02 am #
    Not in the Glossier 19year old hipster demographic, but I love makeup and skincare, so I try stuff. I'm going to join in on the Cloud Paint love. I have Puff (candy pink) and Beam (coral), and I love them, especially in the summer when it's too hot to anything. I wear them alone, I mix the two colors together, I add some liquid highlight, whatevs. They're great. Also: Joey + Pacey 4ever
  8. kate June 30, 2017 at 11:26 am #
    Your grems wear a lot of white - do you have a miracle secret laundry potion that keeps them coming back and wearable and photograph-able again & again? I end up "saving" my kid's whites for like, a time when he's not going to eat? That time does not exist. Everything else has permanent blueberry paint.
  9. Susan June 30, 2017 at 1:29 pm #
    The Yeti is everything it is supposed to be, HOWEVER, it is a major investment. We've had cheaper options and they work just fine. If you don't need a cooler very often then I'd stick with something you can get at Costco or Target. You will be so glad that you camped with your kids. Our kids recall the camping trips we did with our friends as some of their best times.
  10. Emily @ Festive AF June 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm #
    When you come over for drinks and porch time, I'll show you how I pencil + Boy Brow and let you play with all my other Glossier toys.
  11. Anonymous June 30, 2017 at 2:03 pm #
    You want a Big Agnes tent. You can get em at REI. Awesome quality and lots of add ons. Our car camping tent has a "garage".
  12. Kiss The Chef June 30, 2017 at 7:33 pm #
    Ace Ventura!!!!!!
  13. Klara Donovan July 3, 2017 at 12:33 am #
    The heck is with all the watermelon hate? You people are crazy! On a steamy hot Summer day, there is nothing... NOTHING... better than an icy cold slice of crisp, juicy watermelon. Sure, soft soggy watermelon sucks eggs, but when it's in season, sweet and crunchy? NOTHING BETTER. *not sponsored by watermelon*
  14. Jenessa July 3, 2017 at 8:46 am #
    Yeti coolers are amazing, but only worth it if you are seriously going to use them all the time. RTIC is a knockoff brand that is just as good, but significantly cheaper. Or just go Coleman if you are only using it a couple times a year. Same thing with a tent. If you really don't like camping and don't expect to use your gear much get Coleman, it's reliable and cheap. Otherwise head to your REI store. They are super knowledgeable and helpful, and will usually set up the tents right there in the store for you so you can test them out. I camp a lot and I find that one of the most important things for me is a good nights sleep! Make sure you have a good air mattress or sleeping pad! Kids don't necessarily need a lot of padding, but us adults need some padding between us and the ground!
  15. Amanda July 5, 2017 at 8:50 am #
    omg Bev!!!!!!!! Andie always annoyed me so much and I still do not get people being crazy about her and wanting her with Pacey. I'm team Joey/Pacey all the way. You're making me want to rewatch. Especially season 3!
  16. Caitlin July 5, 2017 at 9:03 am #
    My favorite insulated cup brands are Klean Kanteen and S'Well! They're not necessarily cheap, but a little less expensive than the Yeti ones, and they've got more in the way of designs and colors. And they keep drinks hot or cold for hours!

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