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Mary Fran Wiley
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Attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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From the moment I decided that I wanted to dance again, I have been devouring as much dance related content as I can fit in. (Seriously, it has even taken over my Ravelry favorites list in the form of leg warmer knitting patterns…) I found a few blogs…
From the moment I decided that I wanted to dance again, I have been devouring as much dance related content as I can fit in. (Seriously, it has even taken over my Ravelry favorites list in the form...
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Quote 44: Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. - Victor Hugo.

It's also a post about the very real struggle of living with a chronic illness.

#design   #typography   #poster   #chronicallyawesome   #chronicpain   #crps   #spoonie  
Life has been utter chaos. I moved in to my new apartment and I just started getting settled - I mean, I even bought a pretty spoon rest for the stove. My
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Oh, +Tess Masters is celebrating her new book with a Vitamix Sweepstakes!
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I reviewed Brassicas by Laura Russell, which comes out today, and shared a recipe from the book for Charred Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Fig Glaze.

http://frannycakes.com/recipes/cooking-the-books-brassicas-by-laura-russell

#glutenfree   #brassicas   #gfree   #recipe   #allergenfriendly   #allergyfree  
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43: "You get what anybody gets - you get a lifetime."-Neil Gaiman

Let's make some run away to Europe and buy a chateau plans.

#inspiration   #quote   #poster   #typography   #chronicpositivityproject  
Sure, life is short. It can be just 5 more minutes, it can be another 50 short years, it can be 3 more incredible months. And, sure, you have big plans. Great,
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My blog, the +Chronic Positivity Project started because I used to write myself positive post it notes to get through the day. So, for the month of April, I will be leaving a positive note somewhere every day.

#onapositivenote   #chronicpositivityproject   #inspiration   #doodles  
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I need easy when it is time for breakfast, so, I started making my own home-made #glutenfree  instant oatmeal. I can make any flavor I want, and in the morning I just grab a baggie and go.

#gfree   #recipe   #dairyfree   #vegan   #breakfast  
You can scale this recipe up or down to suit your breakfast needs
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Last summer, I decided I wanted to try to paint again. Designing & creating digitally has been my primary way of creating for a while now, and except for the post-it’s I designed last spring, I really didn’t explore working with paints and brushes. As I…
Last summer, I decided I wanted to try to paint again. Designing & creating digitally has been my primary way of creating for a while now, and except for the post-it's I designed last spring, I...
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I wrote a review of the new cookbook from +Tess Masters , +The Blender Girl on +FrannyCakes today. Complete with a recipe for Vegan Chimichurri Quinoa Bowls.

See why it gets 5 stars: http://frannycakes.com/recipes/cooking-the-books-the-blender-girl

#vegan   #glutenfree   #gfree   #recipe   #review  
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Thankyou +Mary Fran Wiley You are so lovely. I really appreciate the lovely write up and support. You are just the best. 
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I have found the perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookie - a brown butter chocolate chunk cookie! The new recipe is on +FrannyCakes today!

http://frannycakes.com/recipes/gluten-free-brown-butter-chocolate-chunk-cookies

#glutenfree   #glutenfreebaking   #chocolatechipcookies  
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My monthly gluten-free favorites are up! 4 great recipes and 4 great finds from the month!.

http://frannycakes.com/gluten-free-living/relish-15-march-to-a-different-beat

#gfree   #glutenfree
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The latest poster is live on the +Chronic Positivity Project : "All glory comes from daring to begin." 

#inspirationalquote   #typography   #quote   #inspirationdesign  
Sometimes even I need a reminder that all I have to do is start. I have to write that first sentence or push those first pixels. I have to say yes to dates lake
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Graphic Designer & Blogger
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  • Orbit Media
    Web Designer, 2011 - present
  • FrannyCakes.com
    Creator, 2011 - present
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    Account Manager, 2007 - 2008
  • Purple Crayon Web Studio
    Owner, 2009 - 2011
  • Illini Media Company
    Creative Manager, 2010 - 2011
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Champaign, IL - Milwaukee, WI - Willow Springs, IL
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web designer. wordpress lover. polyglot. francophile. gluten free baker.
Introduction
Mary Fran is a web designer and WordPress nerd in Chicago where she works for Orbit Media. She is part awesome designer and usability expert and part secret super nerd. She just happens to be fluent in French (and she speaks German too). In her spare time, she writes and creates content for a growing number of blogs and websites including FrannyCakes, a gluten-free lifestyle blog, and The Chronic Positivity Project.
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Founder of FrannyCakes, designs the Chronic Positivity Project, DFA 1ier degre avec mention Tres Bien, BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    French, 2004 - 2007
  • College of DuPage
    Graphic Design, 2008 - 2010
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You Were Made To Be Awesome | Celiac and the Beast
celiacandthebeast.com

Writing this book has been a difficult task – its caused me to rehash a lot of emotions and really dig into how I feel about my diagnosis. B

Ratio Rally: Angel Food Cake
frannycakes.com

This post is part of the Gluten-Free Ratio Rally, a group of gluten-free bloggers inspired and empowered by Ruhlman‘s Ratio and started by S

Sweet goodbye cake | Franny Cakes
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Sweet goodbye cake. By maryfran on August 15, 2011 in Dessert, Recipes. Last week was a little hectic. My boss came back to work after a few

Whole Grain Brunch: Gluten-free Strawberry Frangipane Tart
frannycakes.com

When I come home from work, I feel like I get pastry super powers. I get to work at being someone who gets to throw around terms like frangi

7 Deadly Sins of Visual Branding on the Web
www.orbitmedia.com

Visitors are judging you from the moment they enter your site. You got them there with a witty link on twitter or relevant information in a

Your Brand Is Your Blog, Your Blog Is Your Brand
www.orbitmedia.com

I recently had the opportunity to present at a food blogging conference about blogging and branding, and after the presentation I realized t

Powdered Sugar Doughnuts | Franny Cakes
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Powdered Sugar Doughnuts. By maryfran on July 20, 2011 in Breakfast, Recipes. gluten free dairy free powdered sugar doughnuts on a wire I mi

Roasted cherries & coconut milk custard | Franny Cakes
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Roasted cherries & coconut milk custard. By maryfran on July 16, 2011 in Dessert, Recipes. cherries and coconut milk pastry cream I ate

GF French Lemon Cake | Franny Cakes
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GF French Lemon Cake. By maryfran on July 13, 2011 in Dessert, Recipes. We had a cooking unit in my high school french class and everyone wa

buckwheat popcorn rolls | Franny Cakes
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buckwheat popcorn rolls. By maryfran on July 12, 2011 in Bread, Recipes. gluten free buckwheat popcorn rolls The first time my dad made popc

GF Ratio Rally: Pasta with Pink Vodka Sauce | Franny Cakes
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GF Ratio Rally: Pasta with Pink Vodka Sauce. by maryfran on July 6, 2011 in Entree, Recipes. This is the kind of discovery that I can't

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