Links Are Awesome | 12.10.09

Greetings ladies and gents! It’s been a pretty good week despite the fact the temperature has been in the teens the last two days with wind chills below zero! Aside from that I am almost finished with shopping for presents but struggling to find those last few perfect things — my family is SO HARD to buy for! Oh, not to mention, I’ve been working very hard to not buy things for myself! Anyway, here’s what’s got my attention this week.


• Sixteen ways to beat designer’s block.

• Facebook’s new privacy changes, and what you need to know.

Pantone has declared PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise the color of 2010. I can get on board with that, it’s a versatile color.

KC Free Press is Kansas City’s newest online spot for local news.

• Also local to KC, Sonic Spectrum’s Best of 2009 music run down. I totally agree with Bat for Lashes.

• This always makes me happy. Scene from Party Girl, starring Parker Posey. I want my awesome moment on the dance floor!

Sonia Rykiel for H&M, images by Sølve Sundsbø

Sonia Rykiel for H&M, images by Sølve Sundsbø

The Andrews Sisters are the bees knees.

The Andrews Sisters are the bees knees when it comes to Christmas music.

• Sonja Rykiel lingerie at H&M. That vintage looking peachy color is gorgeous. And I have to say, as a budget-minded lady, H&M’s lingerie is not all that bad. Wish I was traveling sooner so I’d have a chance to see this collection in person!

• Scheduling a photo shoot with Vixen Pinup Photography. Yay!

• Holiday parties!

• Getting to volunteer with my co-workers at the Salvation Army’s Christmas Store.

• My sister finishing another semester of grad school. I’m so proud of her!


• The aforementioned low temperatures. Too cold, even for me.

• Being sick. My sinuses and throat are killing me!

• Bad Christmas music. If it’s not a member of the Rat Pack, Bing, or the Andrews Sisters, then I’m not interested. (*Editor’s note: Courtney pointed out I should have also included Elvis, and I forgot how much I love my parents’ “Motown Christmas” on vinyl, so I stand corrected!)

That’s it for this week’s links, but I’ve got some great things coming up in the next week, so stay tuned!

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