Lives In: Kansas City, MO. I mean, technically we live in Prairie Village, KS. But it's like, five minutes into Kansas. Everything we do is on the Missouri side, so that's why I say MO. Because Kansas City, KANSAS is a completely different thing. And I didn't want you to think I was lying. Wait, did you leave?
About me: Well let's see. Known as Bev Cooks, I'm definitely a high-energy gal. I'm a twin mama to Will and Natalie. I can't ever decide on a hair style. I talk a lot, and fast. I'm not dramatic in the SLIGHTEST. Except that I am. I'm a homebody, but a total people person. I like juxtaposition. But I had to Google the spelling. I cook, I eat, I burp, I run, and I change diapers. ALL THE DIAPERS.
Hire Me For/I'm Good At : My main vibes are cooking, babies, music, comedy and style. But backwards. And then flipped and reversed.
Interested In: I think different collabs would be fun! I'm all about connection and working with mamas and companies that mean something to me.
Mama Likes: Outside of the blawg and mama-ing, I'm VERY into minimal home design. I love DIY stuff, essential oils, incense, homemade this and that, thrifting, lots and lots of white, plants in terra cotta, you know. I'm also obsessed with comedy, voice work, satire, parodies, EGG CETERA. I'm also a singer/musician. I play guitar and bass and was in indie rock bands all through my 20s and early 30s. I've been known to be a bit snobby about my indie music. Like, if you don't know who Elliott Smith is, I'm not sure this relationship will work. Oh, I like to garden, too!
1) My dear friend Amanda Watters (mamawatters to the rest of the world) Probably the sweetest, most most authentic gal you'll ever know. She's as real as real gets. And that's like, GOLD in mama land. She has the beautiful home, too. Just wanna punch her.
2) One of my closest ever, Sarah Gill (sarahfortune to the rest of the world) has the most relaxed approached to parenthood, she immediately puts you at ease. She's hilarious, has excellent musical taste and the coolest, wittiest little daughter, Iris.
3) The effortlessly hip James Kicinski-McCoy (bleubird to the rest of the world). Impeccable style across the board, crazy friendly and how she juggles her billions of businesses and kids, I'll never know. I dig her.
4) Can we just add one more here for Beverly Goldberg? Because WENDI MCLENDON-COVEY. Sure she's fictional, and curses like a sailor, and should be in therapy for the amount of bedazzling that occurs in her life, but I think we could all agree that this woman will go down in history as the world's most awesomest mom. The end.
Brands that most reflect your style or that you’d want to work with: I loooove Kinfolk. Even though it's not really a brand. Anything super minimal, natural, simple and clean. As far as clothing, Madewell. Obsessed with them. As far as shoes, can't get enough Salt Water Sandals or Pons Avarcas. As far as fabrics, Jenny Pennywood is incredible. As far as just stuff, Fine Life Co. kills me. Food 52 has stunning kitchen goods. I'm sure I'll think of more. STAND BY.
Words you live by/quotes you love: Well, as far as internal mantras, I always tell myself three things: Be good. Find beauty in everything. Find balance. PATENT PENDING. Just kidding. Ellen Degeneres always closes her show with her signature, "Be kind to one another," and I just dig that. Not that I watch daytime TV!...I watch daytime TV.
Where can we find you? Where CAN'T you find me, am I right? Sorry, that was d-baggy.
My site: www.bevcooks.com
The Instagrams: www.instagram.com/bevcooks
The Facebooks: www.facebook.com/bevcooks
The Twitters: www.twitter.com/bevcooks
The Pinterests: www.pinterest.com/bevweidner