Weekly Roundup - December 22, 2017


Only a few more sleeps until Christmas and we're both super excited for what 2018 will bring! There aren't enough words to thank all of you for coming along on this crazy ride with us. 

As a reminder, we're taking next week off to relax and hang out with our families. See you in the new year! 

Design and Style Cocktail

Pomegranate Gin Cocktail

We came across this tasty little treat and couldn't help but share. A perfect cocktail for the holidays!

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Our Favorite Finds of the Week

What to Do When You Feel Invisible - This blog post from Kathy Rassmussen of Badassery Magazine spoke to quite a few of us for a number of different reasons.

Facebook is clamping down on posts that shamelessly beg for your engagement -  If you ask you followers to “Share with friends to win” or “Like if choose A, Love if you choose B.” 

Top Podcast and FB LIVE Hosts Answer Your Questions LIVE - Holy cow, that was crazy and fun! Joseph Haecker of Design Talk organized a call-in talk show panel with some of our favorite folks. You have GOT to check it out! Oh, and remember #sharingiscaring!


In case you missed it...

This week's podcast episode - Is there a more perfect way to round off our first year than with a roundup of our favorite things? Plus, if you listen closely you may pick up on a hint or two about what 2018 holds.

Winning Wednesday - Winning Wednesday this week - Kim Barthelmes of Barthelmes Design for her new Design Chat series. Not only is she working hard to increase her own visibility, she's bringing in other designers and encouraging them to increase their own visibility. Way to go, Kim!

How much fun was that GIF off for the Thursday Talent post in the Design+Style Club? If you haven't already seen it, it was a blast getting to know something a little unique about all of you!

On the blog - How to Do It All. We're talking about work/life balance and whether you actually CAN have it all.

Oh, and we managed to talk Tania Austin-Albert into sharing her Soft Gingie Cookie recipe with us!

Tania's Soft Gingie Cookies

Mix together:

2 ½ cups flour

1 ½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp ginger*

½ tsp cinnamon*

½ tsp cloves*

*be generous, I double the spices and heap them!


Cream together:

¾ cup butter

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg

½ cup molasses


Combine mixtures together. It should be stiff enough to roll into 1” balls with minimal sticking (if too sticky, refrigerate for 1 hour). Roll balls into coarse sugar and place on parchment-lined cookie sheets. DO NOT FLATTEN!

Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes.

Makes 3-4 dozen.