TGIF! Gearing up for my day with a steamer: non-fat milk steamed with a few pumps of pumpkin spice syrup. Yum.
Happy December, folks! K got home from a work trip last night and I had to break the news to him that we are fully booked every Saturday from here until Christmas. Boo to craziness, but yay that there's only three Saturdays left until Christmas Saturday!
As you can tell, I've been on a bit of a blogging rampage--a mix of the 30 for 30 challenge and my excitement for the upcoming holiday. If you're new to this blog (welcome!), this frenetic pace is not the norm. I'll be back to my regular posting schedule after the holidays. But until then there's just too much good stuff that I can't bear to not post.
But enough about that, on to the links! Since I skipped last week (remember that holiday weekend that feels like it was forever ago already?), here is a double dose of goodness.
Style and fashion
- Forever 21 makes over Minnie Mouse. Does her massive weight loss make you queasy or is Sociological Images in a huff over nothing?
- Loving this adorable DIY fabric flower over at Unusual Form. While you're there check out this architect's well-honed style (one of my favorite finds from the 30 for 30 remixer list!).
- My gal Sal shares some great tips on mixing gold and silver jewelry. I really want some gold-ish stuff now! I should have read her post on layering without lumps before I attempted outfit 18, but hopefully she can spare you the same fate.
Career and office
- We all know Tieka from Selective Potential has great fashion sense; turns out it carries over to her workspace at her new job!
- Work to home, home to work. Jane Has A Job wonders how you balance all your tech gear.
- We've discussed briefly how hair affects age perception in the office. Corporette takes on the age perception topic from a more general standpoint, including how you act, and they have some really good tips (check their comments for more).
- I've featured The Middle Finger Project on here a few times...it's a refreshing blog that tells it like it is and accepts no excuses. For the first time, creator Ash tells her story, but not in the traditional fashion. Normally I would advise against crying at work, but I teared up reading this at my desk.
- I want to make these. Edit: I want to eat these.
- For the DIYer with a geek on their gift list, Etsy's Storque blog presents a geek tie tutorial. If I made one for K it would have the Constitution on it rather than code.
- A cutout book. Not what you'd imagine. I'd just stare at it (not read it).
What great reads have you found this week?