Frilling Friday: It’s Too Hot to Go Outside…


…(105 degrees) At least for Mama…

So we explore some indoor artistic activities…

August 10, 2012 6:50 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Frilling Friday | Tags: , , ,

Red Sings From Treetops


Red sings from treetops:

each note dropping

like a cherry

into my ear
(from Red Sings From Treetops, by Joyce Sidman)

Our dear friends Bryan and Cory, who are inspiring to us in so many ways, but especially in regards to their literary tastes; sent us a lovely book after Baby was born. The Caldecott Honor book, _Red Sings From Treetops: A Year in Colors_, by Joyce Sidman, Illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski; this is one of the most lovely children’s books I have come across.

It is a joy to read, lovely both to see and to hear – a beautiful poem about colors and seasons. Exactly the kind of language and imagery to delight children and inspire adults….

You can find a copy of this book here.  Or you can check your library.  We are huge fans of the library for a rotating selection of children’s books, but this is one you’re probably gonna want to own.

Since becoming parents we are always on the lookout for beautiful kids’ books, ones that are a mix of art, poetry, and good design.  Children’s literature can be FRILLING.

Do you have any FRILLING children’s book recommendations for us – ones that are well-written and beautifully illustrated and overall excellent examples of literature and design? Tell us in the comments!


June 8, 2011 10:04 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby | Tags: , , ,

Frilling Friday: 4/29/11


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.

is. the. cutest:

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


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

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.