December: monthly favorites

My entry into the holiday bake-off


I’ve come across a lot of great ideas and much inspiration as I scour the web for gift giving ideas, holiday meals, and vacation planning resources. Of course, I want to share with you!


For the love of architecture and rap: Ice Cube celebrates The Eames

Not to be outdone by another rap star, Cooking with Coolio is educational and entertaining.

Unusual museum in nearby Salem honoring Pirates. Aargh!

There are many websites for color exploration and experimenting. Need to create a color scheme of complementary or tertiary colors? I like how the ColourLovers website has gone beyond the basics and created a community around sharing color themes.

I completely missed National Cookie Day (as created by Cookie Monster), but will it to the calendar for next year and be ready with an arsenal of cookie recipes for the occasion! I did make cookies for the holiday bake-off at work. See them above? They were delicious, but far out-done by the amazing confections created by my colleagues. I’ll have to raise the bar for next year.