Weekly Roundup - June 22, 2018

It's FINALLY summer!! I'm over here doing my happy dance and making plans to host a few of my nieces and nephews next week. Summer crafts and activities are high on my priority list at the moment. (Don't worry, I'll still find a way to get in some visibility!)

Here's hoping you get a moment to slow down and enjoy this weekend!

~Dixie

Design and Style Happy Hour

Manhattan Ice Cream Float

Why have a Root Beer Float when you can have something a little stronger to help beat the heat?

Get the recipe here>>>

Our Pro Tip of the Week

Design+Style Pro Tip

Facebook Page Team Members

"After you've added yourself as a team member, the Page you manage will appear on your profile, and your name and profile picture will be shown on your Page in the About section."

Find out more here>>> 

Our Favorite Finds of the Week

How To Legally Use Images on Social Media - In Lisa Fraley's podcast episode this week, "you can find out how to (legally) use other people's images on social media without violating their copyright rights - and how to find the best images for your business."

How to be an Entrepreneur - If you need a good laugh, watch this! How to be an entrepreneur (100% success).

Slide in your Instagram Stories - "If you’re looking to grow your Instagram following, the answer should be a ten (or more)! Instagram has recently rolled out a new feature that gives you an easy way to engage with others through their Instagram Stories. Before you start sliding, we caution you that your answers are still 100% visible to the user you are engaging with so please slide responsibly."

IGTV - We think this could be a game-changer. "IGTV, a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators."

Fridays starting at 5 PM Eastern/2 PM Pacific.
Let's have some fun this summer by hanging out together online and getting to know each other just a little better. Fun, GIFs, and shenanigans will abound!

These are come-and-go events, so don't worry if you can't be there the whole time. Just plan to spend a little time getting visible with your fellow Design+Style Club members.

We'll wrap up each week with a Connections livestream at 7 PM Eastern/4 PM Pacific. You can watch here on Facebook or join us on Zoom  ( https://zoom.us/j/792131725 ). See you tonight! (And bring your cocktails!)

In case you missed it...

Coffee Talk: This week on Coffee Talk we dove a little more into Dixie's new venture, our Friday Cocktails+Connections, and more! 

On the Podcast:
Tuesday Visibility and Brand Sponsorship with Sarah Wilson - This week on the podcast we have Sarah Wilson. Sarah is an interior designer located in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area and recently took part in the one room challenge. Join us as we chat with Sarah about how she got brands and vendors to sponsor her room.

On The Decorettes: Improving Your Brand's Visibility with Design+Style - "No more excuses- it's time to get visible in your personal brand, both online and in-person! We got to join The Decorettes to give you our best tips for being visible in your business, even when you don't want to!"

Design+Style Book Clubs

Speaking of books, we've got two book clubs - one for business books and one for fiction books. Come join us!

Design+Style Business Book Club
Currently Reading: Business Boutique: A Woman's Guide for Making Money Doing What She Love by Christy Wright
Just Finished: Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller
Next Meeting: July 19th at 8 PM Eastern/ 5 PM Pacific

Design+Style Fiction Book Club 
Currently Reading: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Next Meeting: July 12th at 8 PM Eastern/ 5 PM Pacific