Fashion Friday 8/16/13

The evil eye enjoys a wide variety of cultural meanings around the world, but a commonly held idea is that it’s meant to bounce away other people’s malicious envy against you, karmically turning it back on them as bad luck.  Like with a lot of interesting symbols, my Arab-American upbringing flirted  Continue reading “Fashion Friday 8/16/13”

Fashion Friday 7/19/13

Something cheery this week.

Near our front door we have a tiny pond with some ferns and shade-loving flowers and butterfly plants and a couple of rustic benches.  The whole area could use a redesign, but it’s been too busy a year for that, so maybe we’ll look into it over the winter when the weather is cooler.

We used to have turtles and fish living in the pond, and one spring we had thousands of tadpoles, too.  But then the turtles ate most of them, and so for the last several years we’ve had just two frogs.  They stay in this Continue reading “Fashion Friday 7/19/13”

Fashion Friday 7/5/13

First of all, I hope everyone who was observing it had a Happy 4th of July!  I’m spending the long weekend with my sister and some friends at a fancy masquerade ball in Los Angeles, so Tui Snider over at Mental Mosaic is guest contributing our Fashion Friday post this week.  (Thanks, Tui!)  I’ll be returning to my somewhat regular Fashion Fridays duties next week with a longer piece than usual.

I met the bubbly, fun, smart, and creative Tui at the DFWCon (Dallas/Fort Worth Writers’ Conference) back in May.  She graciously posed in her cute black-white-red outfit for May’s rêveurs/rêveuses day and was rocking the most wonderful manicure, which she happily agreed to write up for a Fashion Friday post.  Click here to go to her Unexpected Texas blog, where you can see the full post.  There are lots of other interesting things to see and read on there, too, so browse around in the archives.

Here’s a photo to whet your appetite for Tui’s post on the “literary manicure.”

Literary Nails by Tui Snider
Literary Nails by Tui Snider

 

Now go on over to Tui’s blog and check out the instructions for how to recreate this conversation starter yourself.  Happy weekend!

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