Friday Flotsam


You know what I would LOVE to do?

A bookstore reel for you. Nothing but local Kansas City/OP indie bookstores (some new, some old) that ooze charm, plants, and even wine. We have it all. I’m dead serious. We have bookstore downtown that is a BAR. Wanna come? (I’m looking at you, Ash.)

I’m thinking five bookstores. Show you the location, the interiors, get the vibe so you know what’s up before you trek here or there. Would you want to see that!? Even non-KCers, I feel like you’d dig it, if you have a KC trip on the docket for whenever in the future.

Bookstore reel! I gotta!

Speaking of trips, yesterday was one of those serendipitous days where Aaron worked from home. And because of that, at some point right after lunch I said to him, “We need to figure out summer camps for the kids. They have tennis lessons, but no camps. Let’s get this done real quick.” And he said, “Let’s also take a little vacation. Colorado for a few days. We’ve talked about this forever.”

And *I* said, “Yes! Let’s visit Laura and Eric. I’ll text her with dates.” And SHE said, “We’re here! What are the plans?” And *I* said, “No idea. Estes? Vail?” And SHE said, “Can we uhhhh, join you?” and *I* screamed to a dangerous decibel, “YES. YES!” And SHE said, “We have clients in Vail with a mountain house. Hold up. We’ll see if it’s available.” And *I* screamed again, reaching another decibel of catastrophic damage. And SHE came back with, “It’s open and ours! Off to Vail we go!”

And just like that, vacation is planned. Within a matter of three hours. WITH BESTIES.

That said, if you have any fun recommendations for kids or great restaurants or one of those mountain coaster thingies, holla. We go in June. I can’t wait!

And yes I did manage to get the kids booked for camps. Nat’s going to a cool all-week soccer camp (includes lunch and swimming!) and Will’s booked for an IMPROV CAMP. A full week: SNL-style. If you live here and need this info in a desperate way, holla.

Favorite lyrics from Poets so far. And if you’re not a Swiftie or hate Swifties or hate happiness and joy, skip on down, bruh.

“And I’m pissed off you let me give you all that youth for free” (So Long, London. OMG.)

“Don’t you worry folks, we took out all her teeth.” (Who’s Afraid of Little Old Me? Whoa.)

“My boredom’s bone deep, this cage was once just fine, am I allowed to cry?” (Guilty as Sin? just obsessed.)

I could go on and on. Those stick out, and I know I’m forgetting some very important ones. Like the way she changes from love of your life to LOSS of your life. Died dead. So sad. So good.

I’ll come back with more next week. Yay! Yay?


Also who here thinks she’ll add a Poets set to Eras? YES I’ve seen the video shorts. It looks like it! But what would she cut? Like how do you cut anything out? You can’t. Can you? I mean she?

And did you see her in that KU sweatshirt? Did you about pee right out of your face? That and the Chiefs pickleball paddle? Everyone in my orbit lost their sh*ts.

Never mind, we can move on.


Weekend plans?

It’s going to raaaaaain rain rain rianrianriaian. And I have a race on Sunday morning, so – yay? If the rain shifts and changes its mind, we’ll have a soccer game tonight, a fun brewery outing with friends right after, a sleepover, more gardening tomorrow (I need my climbing vines in, man!), an outdoor hang with more friends tomorrow evening, and the race on Sunday. But uh, storms. We’ll see.

From this week::: I have a sweepstakes happening right now with Sumo Citrus and Farmhouse Pottery. Check it! Also a Fennel and Parsley Salad from yesterday. The blog post went down, so I put it back up without most of the copy. I have no idea what’s happening lately. To be honest, I’m having a hard time keeping up the motivation for this blog, but that’s another story. Another woe. Another pity party. Not today! Here’s the video for that, too.

Okay, Vail lovers. Spill it!

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9 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. liz April 26, 2024 at 12:12 pm #
    Bev! Don't leave us, man. I need this blog, it's what I read on Fridays while I eat my sad little lunch at my desk.
  2. Sydney April 26, 2024 at 12:48 pm #
    If you wrote a novel length blog post with all your Taylor Swift thoughts/favs/theories I would be SO there for it!
    • Julie April 26, 2024 at 4:36 pm #
      I agree ♡
  3. Nan April 26, 2024 at 2:03 pm #
    I’m more familiar with Aspen than Vail, but absolutely recommend summer whitewater rafting and hiking above the timberline! If you hike to the top of the gondola in Aspen you can ride down for free, maybe vail is the same. Go to all the food and music festivals you can find.
  4. Liz April 26, 2024 at 4:31 pm #
    WHAT??! Don't leave us!!! You are such a bright spot in this crazy world/crazy times! Seriously, you are the BEST! Love you, your recipes, book club, garden, decor, doggie, reels, photos, and those kids of yours - so much joy!!! Stay with us, DO NOT JUMP SHIP! Have a great relaxing weekend and good luck with the race, you will crush it as usual : ) xoxo
  5. Lori April 27, 2024 at 7:58 am #
    Yes to the bookstore overview!
  6. Becky April 29, 2024 at 1:08 pm #
    A bookstore with wine?! They'd take all my money if there was one of those by me in AZ.
  7. Kristy April 29, 2024 at 2:43 pm #
    Yes to the bookstore overview and puhleeeeeeze don't desert us! We need Friday Flotsam!
  8. Cathy April 30, 2024 at 7:43 am #
    No!!!!!! I love your Instas, but this blog was what I enjoy reading the very very most! Please don't go! I love your recipes, but also really enjoy your lifestyle posts, especially any little thing you put out fashion- or home-related. I absolutely cannot live without the book reviews! Thank you for brightening my internet world. :)

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