CURATE, VOL.1

8.08.2014


We've spent the past two weekends moving - it's just as exciting as it sounds. Throw an infant into that mix and I have every intention of not doing anything this weekend besides not moving.

My baby grows more scrumptious by the day (as evidenced below by her obvious love for Margaret Wise Brown, increasingly plump flesh rolls, and general miniature nature).


It's Friday, and I'm trying something new. It's called, "Write on the blog even if it is not profound or particularly good or about your wedding!"

I really love when people share the good parts of the internet. My favorite wide web curators are Joanna, Kate, and Grace.

Humbly, I share my own contributions of internet treasures - and hope you enjoy them.

+ In an effort to stop eating only donuts and diet coke, I started a "reset" over on The Eighty Twenty. There are meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists to make it easy to follow.

+ I LOVE BIRTH STORIES. (And Emily)

+ I just finished this book and have since decided that Emily Giffin is basically the Nancy Meyers of all chick lit. I feel like I should be ashamed but I am not. At all. Speaking of books, are you on Goodreads? It's my favorite.

+ My talented friend is now a Huffington Post contributor. Amazing.

+ INTO THE WOODS INTO THE WOODS INTO THE WOODS. MERYL STREEP MERYL STREEP MERYL STREEP.

MUSICAL THEATER NERDS AND SONDHEIM FANS UNITE!




+ I'm totally late to the party, but this is one of my new favorite blogs. Her photography is beautiful, and I especially liked this post.

+ If you need clothes for your little man, consider supporting Wildly Co's kickstarter. I think it's so exciting to see families stepping out in faith and creating something great. If they raise enough money for their fall capsule - they'll likely be adding a collection of little lady clothes. Also, each of the items are impossible to mismatch. Everything goes together. WIN.

+ I cannot run in running shorts (so much wedgie, so much thigh rubbing). My motto on that front is "make it tight, make it stay." Second of all, WHY are exercise tank tops so short? Everyone does not need to see my Wolverine-slashed stretch marks on my belly. RUDE. And third, I cannot pay $80+ on one article of clothing that I will sweat all over (side eye, Lululemon). What does this mean? Am I destined to only wear big baggy t-shirts that are covered in paint or hair dye and make me look like Rosie O'Donnell taking her dogs for a walk? NO. I REFUSE. All of that to say, I found what my sometimes-exercising body desired. MY NEW FAVORITE WORKOUT CLOTHES. First of all, it's co-founded by Kate Hudson and I am obsessed with her. When you sign up, you get an entire outfit for under $30. I got this outfit and I am am in love with it. The shirt is long enough! The capris do not budge, and they are cute! The quality is supremely good!  It is a membership - they send you new outfits you can buy at the beginning of each month, but if you're not interested you just skip that month. Really easy, and Fran-proof. More than anything, I want to support the company because I LOVE KATE HUDSON AND I WANT HER TO KNOW HOW SERIOUS I AM ABOUT BEING HER BEST FRIEND. Anyway. Try it and tell me if you believe me. (Hello, welcome to my blog - this was not sponsored, I am just a spaz about things that I like).

+ A FITBIT FOR BABIES? I think I'm going to pass and stick with the good ole fashioned baby monitor. But HOW FUN, it kind of makes it look like your baby is on parole!

+ If you're on Facebook, SO AM I!


What did you love about the internet this week? Share it in the comments, because I don't understand link ups and they give me hives!

11 comments:

  1. I feel like Into the Woods is just all my favorite people in Hollywood trying to find ways to hang out and wear cool costumes, similar to the BBC turnout for the final Harry Potter movie. AND I AM TOTALLY OK WITH THAT BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE AWESOME.

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    1. I SO AGREE I WILL COME TO DC AND EAT GRILLED CHEESE AND TORCHED MARSHMALLOW SHAKES AND WE CAN GO SEE IT TOGETHER

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  2. I've looked at Fabletics many times before because, I, like you, am in love with Kate Hudson. WHY IS SHE SO PERFECT IN EVERY WAY?! I'm happy to hear you like the clothes - I may take the plunge...AFTER the baby is born. You know, so I can have new, pretty, workout clothes to motivate me...
    And since we're talking Kate Hudson - did you see this? I love her -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiuAFsoWrxw&list=UU8-Th83bH_thdKZDJCrn88g
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oD3rPRfZcE&list=UU8-Th83bH_thdKZDJCrn88g

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    1. Target had great maternity yoga capris that I wore for the entire last month of pregnancy and well beyond into the first weeks postpartum. And I maaaay even still wear them occsionally ;) but definitely check it all out once you're back in the groove. DO NOT BE IN A RUSH TO DO THAT, THOUGH. SNUGGLE THAT BABY AND REST AND HEAL.

      Jimmy and Kate together is too, too good. I hadn't seen that! I love them even more now.

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  3. FRAN. Tell me more about these workout clothes. (I have the same running shorts problem.) Specifically, how would you rate the rise of the capris? Do they sit just below the belly button or, like, way below? And do they really not budge at all?

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    1. I CANNOT do low pants. Of any kind. Especially not of the workout variation. They are compression capris (amen) and they fit on my belly button, but I like it there or even above (that makes me sound like Steve Urkel but whatever). I was wondering whether to get a medium or large, but went with the medium and they are fitted enough to not budge anywhere, but are not too tight. I hope that makes sense. I carry my weight in my midsection, so I can't do low rise or TOO high, because it is fat belly city. NO THANK YOU. I think I will buy the long yoga pants next time because I like them so much. I hope that helps a little!

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  4. My favorite thing from the internet http://the-toast.net/2014/08/06/martin-princes-finest-moments/

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    1. Oh my gosh, hahahahaha that is too too good.

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  5. OH MY GOSH THAT IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE WATCHED THE TRAILER.

    Major chills. Major. God bless Meryl, what a gem.

    I registered a month or so ago on Fabletics with every intention of purchasing a new outfit which would make me healthier and stronger by just putting it on (obviously). Instead, I got so overwhelmed by all of the choices and didn't do anything with it. I also totally agree with running shorts- who can even wear those? That will never happen unless I wear biking shorts underneath them, but in the end, they still resemble a very bulky pair of underwear rather than running shorts.

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    1. THE STRUGGLE IS SO, SO REAL. I, too, felt a little overwhelmed but then I just focused on finding my favorite outfit instead of piecing all of them together.

      Also, I wish we could go see Into the Woods togetherrrr kjdhgsldkfjhgldjhkls

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  6. 1. I CANNOT WAIT to see Into The Woods! The first time I watched the trailer I got chills!
    2. Grace is definitely one of my favorite bloggers as well
    3. Goodreads is the bomb!
    4. If my comment shows up twice, I'm sorry, I had technical issues haha

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