19 December 2009

MUST READS FOR THE NEW DECADE:

She is a fanatic cook (per her husband), but her posts reveal a scientist's curiosity for all things human. She focuses on the complex system our body uses to process food, and welcomes questions.

Bix's words are as well-considered as her recipes. Waste not, bore not.

Remodelista
An interesting collaboration this is, featuring Julie, Janet, Francesca, and Sarah. "We've survived a dozen remodels among us."

Their well-edited offerings have opened my eyes to what is inviting in a home: light, space, comfort, functionality, and family. If you can afford quality, buy it. If not, they offer reasonably priced substitutes.

It's a huge leap of faith to trust your eyesight to a virtual store, but I did, and saved mega-bucks on my "coke bottle" spectacles. Ira is on a quest to provide the consumer with a wardrobe of glasses, and accepts no freebies for his glowing reviews. This is a labor of love, for the empowerment of all "four-eyes".

Poem Hunter
Sometimes I can't find the right words, so I borrow some. Among my favorites: Hughes, Silverstein and Rilke.

Blurb
So you want to publish a book? This is the place to start (that is, unless Random House has accepted your proposal). I've noticed that the offerings have become more sophisticated,and minimums are reasonable. You can publish a cook book, a reunion story, a children's book or a portfolio. Offer them to the public, your bridesmaids, your clients, and Mom.

I love everything textile, and this site covers the history of clothing and textiles. Browse samplers, antique lace, hand embroidery and fashion, and discover how time consuming "women's work" and "nun's penance" once was...

Think Bakery
Business basics, and complicated concepts made simple. Links to free accounting software, and links to e-courses. Marketing and online commerce explained, as well as a term that meant something entirely different twenty-five years ago: social networking. No shoulder pads necessary.




4 comments:

Bix said...

I'm honored.
Thank you.

virginia said...

You are welcome!
You are a daily read, and an oft-sent link.

Cetra AG said...

this is a pretty neat blog here. i like what you have :)

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virginia said...

Thanks!


"Before you can blame an individual for their choices, you have to make sure they have the same choices as everyone else."

Bix , the fanatic cook.