Friday Flotsam

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dogwood tree in bloom

Let’s get into hair masks!

You’re like, “Your face is a hair mask.”

Guys, I’d never even heard of hair masks until like a month ago! A MONTH AGO. And I was trying to figure out why and then remembered I’m an old lady.

Are you into hair masks? The only one I’ve tried so far is one that a sweet gal sent me from Monat. And I loved it! Apparently masks add all this silky moisture back to your hair and reduce the frizz fest rampage-alooza. I felt like my hair behaved less like a screaming toddler that week and more like a supermodel’s oily tanned leg. Which came out wrong.

My question IS: how often do you use them? Or need to use them? Or should use them? Once a week? Once a month? An hour?

Just kidding.

Half an hour?

I need more brands to try! I juuuust bought one from Trader Joe’s that I want to use. I’ll definitely slap it in this M-Day weekend and let you know how it holds up.

Are you into hair masks? Please tell me you are because I need brand inspo! Don’t leave me ALONE IN THIS WORLD.

new york, new york

Okay, I need your help.


I have a home question. A cleaning question. A DIY-as-God-is-my-witness-I’ll-never-be-hungry-again question. Or something.

How do you get beeswax out of linen? I KNOW, I could ask the Goog, but I’ll have an anxiety attack trying to sift through all the answers. And you’re cuter.

Do you like, iron it out? Or would that press the beeswax in even further? Wash with certain detergent? Light a torch? I need a good DIY trick because I don’t want drag myself to the dry cleaner and get the stink eye from the front desk lady with the unibrow. She’s MEAN, you guys.

baskets and feet

Oh! While I have you.

(I don’t have you.)

CAN YOU PUT ANCIENT GRAINS IN A RICE COOKER? Sorry to get so intense about this. But I feel like it would work, right?! Orrrr do you have to STIR ancient grains in a different way than rice? Or would the grains evenly simmer just like rice and absorb the same amount of liquid just like rice?

Also, just how ancient are ancient grains? I have some ancient milk in the fridge. Is that the same thing?

OH WAIT. Would I set the rice cooker for brown rice, or white rice? Because ancient grains are brown, so probably the brown rice setting. And would the liquid ratios be the same as rice? One cup of grains to two cups of water? I feel like that would work! It might not work. But it just may!

YOU KNOW WHAT, I’ll try it this weekend and get back to you.

So glad we had this talk.

spring trees

So get this.

This Mother’s Day weekend, we (I!) decided that we need to set up our brand new (unused!) camping tent and sleep in the back yard tomorrow night. I knowwwww, it doesn’t really sound like me, but isn’t it sort of glampy? A tiny bit? A smidge? Rosé, a cheese board, a clean bathroom within earshot. ALSO, we’re going to project another backyard movie on the back of the house and watch something MOMMY WANTS TO WATCH. (<–sorry I said it like that.)

Problem is, I don’t know what to watch.

What’s a good summery Mother’s Day movie? There’s Father of the Bride, Dirty Dancing, I NEED SOMETHING GIRLY. But also something that Aaron won’t gouge out his eyeballs.

We might even do two movies. Something kid-friendly, then put them to sleep (in the tent! hold me.) and switch over to something more mama-friendly. (<—again, why.)

Give me movie ideas!

I realize this blog post is a bit much for you.

kids with umbrellas

Weekend plans, MOMS?

I had a fabulous massage yesterday, so that treat to myself is checked off the list. I think tomorrow morning I’ll head out to garage and estate sales alone to get more inspiration for a slight patio spruce up. Think: Parent Trap 1961 meets minimal bohemian. Meets me lounging with a carafe of rosé and my giant grandma visor.

Other that, some pseudo glamping, a long run Sunday morning, followed by 13 mimosas. MOMosas? No.

Happy Mother’s Day, ladies! And to those of you still trying and struggling and barely surviving the world of infertility, your time is coming. Go easy on yourself. I ache for you and celebrate you this weekend. I hope you do the same for yourselves.

Whoa, that got serious.


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18 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Caitlin May 11, 2018 at 8:37 am #
    Happy Mother's Day, Bev! I was speaking with a friend just last night on her fertility struggles, and I just sent her what you said in your last paragraph (well, before boobs and toots). <3
  2. Darcy Sexson May 11, 2018 at 8:51 am #
    I've heard the Amika mask is good!
  3. Lori Zachary May 11, 2018 at 10:20 am #
    Christophe Robin Baby Blonde hair mask is great for blondes (duh!). It keeps your blond from turning yellow. I'm platinum blonde and I use it every few weeks to keep my hair bright.
  4. Emily Maxwell May 11, 2018 at 10:31 am #
    A movie suggestion- 1961 Parent Trap!! hehehehehe.... But also have you ever seen French Kiss? with Meg Ryan and Kevin Cline? I love all the dialouge. and silliness. makes me laugh every time. Happy Mothers Day!! xoxo
    • Dee May 14, 2018 at 8:48 am #
      LOVE French Kiss!
  5. Susan P May 11, 2018 at 10:31 am #
    I get candle wax out of my tablecloths by putting a brown paper bag over the wax and hitting that area with a medium, dry iron. You may have to move the bag around till you get all the wax out. Has worked for me every time. Then launder as usual.
    • Denita May 11, 2018 at 11:22 am #
      Yep, brown paper bag and iron....buh-bye wax.
      • Dee May 14, 2018 at 8:47 am #
        Same thing, just using a paper towel. Very absorbent.
  6. Katheryn May 11, 2018 at 11:06 am #
    Pollyanna is a fun family movie. A girlie movie that Aaron will like is About Time. Have you seen it? It’s so good!
    • Ashley May 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm #
      Oh my husband and I LOVE About Time. It's like a love letter to family life. And it's funny! But my kids would need to be farther away than in a tent because not all content is appropriate for their ages (2 and 4)...
  7. Robin May 11, 2018 at 12:20 pm #
    Movie suggestion - Notting Hill. And I would treat ancient grains the same as brown rice in the rice cooker.
  8. Anonymous May 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm #
    Movie suggestion.....Lady Bird. 100%
  9. Nicole May 11, 2018 at 5:15 pm #
    Terms of endearment or once around. Once around is my favorite movie. Olaplex is not a hair mask but its a great conditioner for damage.You can get a 2 pack for a great price at costco online.
  10. Meredith Dempsey May 11, 2018 at 5:31 pm #
    I second Lady Bird!!! Plus I went to UC Davis so I’m a bit biased-even though she turns her nose up at it, lol. Oops, SPOILER ALERT! Not really, ok I’ll calm down. Enjoy your weekend!
  11. Alexis May 11, 2018 at 7:51 pm #
    I'm an 80's girl so I'm suggesting Stealing Home. The sound track alone will make you cry yourself to sleep...?
  12. Lauren May 12, 2018 at 2:27 am #
    Living Proof , Saphira Hair Mineral Mud, and EVO hair masks are my favorites. I have also had the Amika mask recommended to me but have yet to try it.
  13. Kim May 12, 2018 at 10:25 am #
    Mom’s night out if you want a laugh!
  14. Adriana Ortiz May 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm #
    I have heard to get wax out you put it in the freezer and then peel it off. Never had to try it though. My goal is a hair mask once a week- I have tried a couple of the target $1 masks (keratin, moisture, etc) and been happy but also liked the living proof restore mask.

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