The Best, the Worst, and the…#5

     Although it’s February, it’s still fun to look back and see some more “out of the way” 2009 lists:

    Let’s start with sustainable design.  The American Society of Landscape Artists did a great roundup of excellent designs that worked with the planet, and not against it. Powerful inspiration for designers of the future…..

     Having been a children’s librarian, it’s great to see the family entertainment site, Nick Jr., compile a list of the best books they liked for 2009. Aimed at primary-aged readers, it’s a starting place to build or expand the kids’ home library.

      I have a huge TBR (to be read) list, and it looks like it’s growing, especially since I checked out’s list of 100 customer favorite book titles for last year. I always like to read the customer reviews, and generally, they’ve been right on the money. 

       The annual “omygosh” style list from the late Mr. Blackwell is missed since his death, and this list from Glamour magazine of DO’s and DON’Ts reminds me a little bit of what I would look forward to every year. What works on the runway, or red carpet still hardly works for me at the office….     

      Trends in family life got a shout out from the San Francisco-based column, The Mommy Files. While mostly common sense techniques, it’s nice to see that gardening with your kids slated as a top trend in 2010. The funny thing is, 100 years ago, this was known as family farming. So, everything comes full circle.


About got2care

A Midwest, big-city Cultural Creative feminist, who believes that caring and creativity go together. Interests in my blogs can include: the green lifestyle, writing, educational reform, literary topics, and being creative.
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