Frilling Friday: 7/1/2011

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Happy Friday and Happy July everyone! I’m filling in for Fran on this Frilling Friday. Does anyone have any frilling plans for the fourth? I’ll be studying for a final, but after that, my BFF is coming to visit me for a fun Austin holiday. I’ll document our trip and write a post on my favorite Austin spots in a couple of weeks. 

Until then, check out this festive apple pie. If you love to bake, this might be the perfect treat to get your 4th of July party going. 

Also, I LOVE this DIY on 4th of July sparklers

And in honor of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their trip to North America, another reason to love Kate Middleton.

This is my crafting pick of the week. Did you find anything good?

And on the style side of things, I’m still loving the Nautical look that’s been so big this spring/summer. This style blog is one of my faves. 

Finally, I’ve been noticing that long skirts are really trending lately. Is there a special name for long skirts? Could someone please tell me so that I can sound more fashion savvy? Anyway, I love how Kendi styles hers on her style blog. Now if only I wasn’t so short. It’s really hard to find a long skirt that doesn’t swallow you when you’re 5’1. 

Did anyone find anything in the blogger world worth sharing this week? Sound off in the comments!

- Aurelia

July 1, 2011 10:01 AM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , ,

Frilling Friday

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Happy Friday!  And happy Father’s day to all you Dads!  Huzz is excited about his first Father’s Day, and has asked for pizza :) And speaking of Father’s Day, here’s a nice gift idea:


Tom’s, the philanthropic shoe company, has a cool new eye-wear project.  Buy a pair of shades in one of their classic styles, and they give a visually-impaired person medical treatment or prescription eye-wear.  Cool, huh.  The shades come in three styles: Classic 101, their take on wayfarer-style (my fave); Classic 201, their take on what I call The Big Sunny (what do other people call these?); and Classic 301, their take on aviator-style.  Ever since I got Huzz a pair of Ray-Bans for his 30th, I’ve been jealous of his nice shades.  I wonder if the Toms are polarized…

On that note, here are some tips for getting a good fit for your sunnies.

I’m intrigued by this project.  It’s like style-spying.

I just started working on this teddy bear, in soft, muted merino blend yarn (not those garish acrylics, yikes).

Linen pants for summer!

Favorite skirt of the week.

I need some dinner inspiration, and this looks good.

Poetry bombing!  awesome.

Did you find anything FRILLING this week?  Share in the comments!  And happy Father’s Day!
-f

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Frilling Friday 6/3/11

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This week I started reading a book set in Sevilla, in Spain; and it reminded me of the beautiful Flamenco dancing we saw in Granada, in the caves of Sacromonte.  Live Flamenco is gorgeously emotional, passionate, graceful, fierce, and FRILLING. Here’s a vid of Flamenco in La Cueva Venta El Gallo in Granada:

And here are some things I came across this week:

Swiss Chard: The beauty and the benefits.  mmm.  eat it up.

Some folks are calling for a boycott of Urban Outfitters, who seem to be ripping off designs from small indie designers.  Have you heard about this? It seems to have started quite a maelstrom. (I learned about it via poppytalk.)

Check out her astonishingly FRILLING collection of maternity-(and-beyond)-friendly maxi dresses.  Totally hot.

Bright is big.

I want to try this stuff.  Doesn’t it sound delicious and so very Americana? (via Poppytalk)

The ultimate fashion multitasker.

These are so delicious.  I cannot stop eating them.  Habanero Ranch flavor.  Too bad their site sucks.  I guess I’m going to have to learn how to make them now (like I did my kombucha.  which I’m on the third batch of. and which is awesome.).

Liz loves her red lipstick.  And her scarf-as-turban.

I like seeing stylish mamas also. 

June 3, 2011 2:36 PM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , , ,

Frilling Friday 5/13/11

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Happy Friday! 

It’s Bay to Breakers weekend here in SF.  I have never experienced it, but apparently it’s like San Francisco’s own Mardi Gras. We’re headed out Sunday morning to watch the fun and have brunch.  Wouldn’t it be awesome to have brunch here?:

aaaahh, spring.  Too bad you turn into San Francisco summer, which has a reputation for being chilly and gray.

Here are some FRILLING things I found this week:

Check out these other gorgeous outdoor dining spaces.

I mostly line dry our clothes to save money and energy.  This little guy is a good friend.

Knockoff nursery chandelier.  She prolly saved herself a bundle by making her own.

I want to make some spring onion relish and refrigerator pickles!  mmmm, makes me think of the ploughman’s lunch I once had at a lovely little tearoom.

I think these are beautiful and fun.

A Style-180. And more style with less stuff.

These handmade earrings are lovely.  (via Creature Comforts)

Curator, a clothing line made in SF.  lovely, drapey silhouettes.  (via bleubird)

Got any FRILLING plans for the weekend? Find anything fun to share?

-f

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Frilling Friday: 4/29/11

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Happy Friday! 

I’m bummed that I missed last Friday’s Frilling post, but really, it was due to circumstances beyond my control.  The silver lining is that I have a LOT of fun things to share with you today.  The most FRILLING being the Royal Wedding!  The DRESS!  It’s divine!

(photos via)

This morning I’ve been watching coverage of the Royal Wedding over on the BBC.  Did you wake up early to watch?  It would have been 3 a.m. here on the West Coast, so I’m just watching highlights. Ok, on to other fun things, like…

Animal Hands!

I have never seen anything done in cross stitch that I actually thought was cool. Until now.

I find it off-putting when my favorite bloggers sell out team up with big companies for advertising.  I usually love her content and hers, but lately it’s been riddled with big-name sponsorships.  Of course, maybe I’d be singing a different tune if I were being offered thousands of dollars to advertise products on youFRILLme. What do ya’ll think of this? 

My MIL gave me a gift card to Anthro with which I purchased this FRILLING skirt, which I’m thinking will delight me for years to come.  I am now taking suggestions on how to style it, although I have a few ideas of my own.

This quilt looks super cute.  Somebody get busy and make one (and send photos!).

Get a load of these 11 Mom-drobe essentials over at Aint No Mom Jeans.

An inspiring bike trip.

I see herringbone tights in my future.

Our dear friends gave us a copy of this Charley Harper Alphabet book, and it is BEAUTIFUL.

I invented this lovely spring soup.

The perfect watch.

Victoria’s Fab Friday for this week is just what my eyes were hungry for: red!

I could squander a lot of time looking at this site.

A Flower crown!

The most adorable studio.


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Did you find anything FRILLING this week?  Share in the comments!  Have a happy weekend!

-f

April 29, 2011 11:31 AM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , , , ,

Frilling Friday 4/15/11

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Happy Friday!  Sorry for the late posting— this lovely spring day has gotten away from me.  Here are some FRILLING things I found this week.

If I had a garden, I’d make these adorable garden flags:



Are you ready for TAX DAY Monday?

Is it just me or does Chico’s kindof have an awesome scarf collection? Not to mention this Stunning Striped Poncho — how cool is that?

Hehe. (via Urban Outfitters blog)

Plate walls are dear to my heart.  I used to have an awesome wall of cool thrifted plates in my last house.

My new favorite tea (tisane, actually).  Hot or iced.

I need me some pretty tape.

Loving these wooden toys by Just Hatched (via SouleMama)

Sporty or Vintage?  But definitely polka-dot.

These are awesome.  My hubby gets the credit for spotting them on one of the many design blogs he reads.  Good eye, babe.

Sadly, none of the adorable Easter dresses that Aurelia scouted out for me ended up working (I’m a strange size right now), but I think I finally found one that might work.  What do you think?

I’m headed to Texas next week, AND next week is my birthday week!  Gonna have some fun and enjoy the hot Texas weather.  Aurelia and I are hoping to do some FRILLING projects together while I’m there.  Wish me luck – it’s Baby’s first plane trip. 

Happy Weekend!  Got any fun links to share?

-Fran

April 15, 2011 6:02 PM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , , , , ,

Frilling Friday 4/8/11

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Happy Friday!  Time for some fun links:

I want to go see this exhibit (they’re made of paper!):

My friend here in SF, poet Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, has a new book of poems out entitled Palm to Pine; go buy!

Wanna know how to make ice cream with only one ingredient and no ice cream maker?

More tips on managing your wardrobe.

Mine too
.  But, I will scoff at you if I find out you haven’t read the book.  A lady sitting next to me in the movie said, “Oh no is he going to be dead?”.  ohmylord.  scoffityscoffscoff. You honestly didn’t read the book before you came here today? come on.

I’m loving these colorful dining chairs with the white table – inspired! (via here).

What do you think?  Can you rock these hot pants?


How intimate, How resourceful, How Tiny!

So I was getting sortof sick of seeing this poster in interior photos all over the place (for instance). Until I read the history of it, which does make it more interesting.  But I still think it’s getting a bit overdone, no?  Maybe it’s sortof like my Christo and Jean-Claude poster that I had before it was cool to have a Christo and Jean-Claude poster. But now it is, so it isn’t anymore. Or maybe it still is.

I really love Liz’s roundup of crafty/DIY projects for spring; I want to make them all.

I always like to have a fun desktop wallpaper that I change frequently.  Check these out.  I currently have Gnome.

I wish I wish I wish I would have known about these baby journals when I was shopping for a baby book.  Until now, I thought all baby books were lame, including the one I have (ugh so cheesy).  In the end I most just write things down in a little moleskine notebook anyway (such as: guess who rolled over yesterday while I was making tea in the kitchen.  I missed it. Boo.).

West Elm’s new kitchen line has been getting rave reviews in the blogosphere; I’m doing some raving myself.  Just look at these porcelain salt and pepper shakers:

Have a happy weekend! Got any FRILLING Friday plans?

-Fran

April 8, 2011 11:24 AM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , , , ,

Frilling Friday

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Happy Friday! It’s been a rainy, chilly week here in SF, and they’re forecasting a chance of snow for tomorrow morning! I’ll be hitting the SF Quilter’s Guild quilt and fabric arts show tomorrow, rain or shine. Hopefully I’ll have some fabulous images to share with you next week. Meanwhile, aren’t these wool beads lovely?

via flickr

Here are some FRILLING things I found this week:

Can you do it – wear your long cardigan as a dress?
I cast-on these babies this week in a soft, variegated merino wool.
I want to host one of these.
Up-cycled clothing – sooo stylish, wish I had the sewing skills and patience for it.
I registered for a digital photo class at the JCC in San Francisco! Hopefully that will mean better blog photos…
This week I read Amanda Blake Soule’s (aka SouleMama) book The Creative Family – so inspiring!
Have you used Pinterest? I’m going to use it to collect inspiring images for the design of my next home.
These look yum.

Have a FRILLING weekend!

-Fran

February 25, 2011 7:47 PM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: ,
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Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

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