Frilling Friday: Summer Reading


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.

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.

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

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.

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 5/20/11


Happy Friday!
I’m going here, today:

Pretty Frilling, huh?  I’m excited to get out of the city, and see the mountains of California. But before I go, here are some links

If I were preggo, you can bet I’d be checking out ASOS maternity line for my wardrobe needs.  Word to the style-wise: Motherhood Maternity is (mostly) Frump (can you tell I am not a fan?).  Don’t let them suck you into thinking that’s all there is out there just because it’s the only brick-and-mortar maternity store you can find.  ASOS has free shipping and returns so there’s no harm buying-and-trying. (I have a host of other Maternity style tips, but I can save them for some future post – are you interested in that? let me know in the comments.)

Saw these on Design Mom, and think they are adorable.

This is happening in my neck of the woods!  Alas, I’m spending the weekend in Tahoe.

The best parenting advice I have received thus far.

Am I the only one to notice that they misspelled “despair”? (fun fact: Fran = champion speller)

If I ever take my kid on an overseas trip (and I hope to), I will remember this advice.

It’s a cowl! It’s a hat!  It’s…..awesome.

I haven’t actually acted on it, but I have a weird fascination with matching mom/baby outfits.  Is that too cheesy?  Would I lose all my cool points if I got B and I matching outfits?

Such a cute necklace.

Whimsical embellished lanterns.

Did you find anything FRILLING this week?  Share!


May 20, 2011 3:30 PM | Comments | Categories: Parties | 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.