Frilling Friday: Summer Reading

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You know me, always reading.  I’ve been always reading ever since I was a tiny little girl and could read at all.  I always read the entire summer reading list in grade school, and usually won the “most books read for the year” award.  Haha, I’m a lifelong book nerd.  Like my friend Ali, I’m one of those who always has multiple books going, usually one in each room. Here’s some of what I’ve been reading lately:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy:
The Glory Road, by Robert Heinlen.  My brother had picked up a copy for fifty cents at a library sale and passed it along to me. Love a good classic fantasy that’s vintage and smart and gutsy and totally quotable.  Just finished it.

Parenting:
Discipline Without Distress, by Judy Arnall.  B is fast approaching the two-year-old phase, and I want some gentle tools to help her (and us) through a big developmental year.  This book was recommended by Carrie at The Parenting Passageway, one of my favorite parenting blogs.  I’m not very far into it yet, so we’ll see if it resonates.

Nutrition/Professional:
Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone, by Abram Hoffman, MD and Andrew Saul.  You’re really interested, right?  Well, you should be.  It’s for everyone.

Fiction:
War Brides, by Helen Bryan.  I’m a sucker for novels set in WWII.  This one is a free borrow for Amazon Prime members, yippee.

Non-Fiction:
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, by Cheryl Strayed.  Just finished this book a few days ago.  It’s Oprah’s current book club pick.  The story of Cheryl Strayed’s 3-month-long distance hike is fascinating.

Got anything great on your bedside table, bathroom counter, desk, laundry-folding table, ipod, or by your favorite comfy chair this summer?

Frilling Friday 4/1/11

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Happy Friday!

We are having GORGEOUS weather here in SF this week.  No more rain for now! We are enjoying being outdoors, going to the park, taking walks with friends.  I’m also hoping to work on my newest hobby: embroidery.  Take a look at all the cool things happening in the embroidery world.  This ain’t your gramma’s embroidery:


patterned tights + embroidery = awesome (from Rhi Stitched via Sublime Stitching)

And (joy!) embroidered book covers!

Here are some other FRILLING things I found this week.  Check em out:

The Key to Cool Layering: Excellent style tips from Shana.  Go read this now to bump up your style factor.
More papaya red.
Well-edited wardrobe = your best style friend.  I need to work on this…
More tips on closet editing.
A Philosophy for the home.
Melissa customized her Boppy!
What did I tell you about colored tights?!
For your health: check out my Vitamin D Alert on Vegeater.
On another nutritional note, check out my Nutritionist colleague Jessica’s excellent blog post on Iodine.
And, this week Aurelia and I started our new series called Stuff We Love. We’ve got cosmetic picks and style basics, and more to come.

Hope you have a happy weekend.  Today marks the start of my birthday month (yes, I like to celebrate all month), so it’s sure to be FRILLING.

-Fran

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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.

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