Weekly Roundup - January 26, 2018

We're going to Vegas!

Well...Rachel is. Dixie's allergies won't let her make the trip. Instead, we're asking you to help! Download a Flat Dixie (PDF available in the Files section in the Design + Style Club), make her beautiful, and bring her to Las Vegas Market with you!

Once you're there, find Rachel and take a selfie with her and Flat Dixie. When you share your pic on social media, be sure to tag Design+Style and use #DNSLVMKT!

And, of course, we decided to make it even more fun with a giveaway! Everybody who shares their pic with Rachel and Flat Dixie on social media (and remembers to tag us and use the hashtag) will be entered into a random drawing for a Design+Style travel mug, scarf, and visibility glasses. Not bad, eh?

Here's to inspiring and making the world more beautiful!

Coconut Lime Mocktail

Coconut Lime Mocktail  from Lily and Val!

Coconut Lime Mocktail from Lily and Val!

With all the craziness of Vegas Market this weekend, we thought a refreshing mocktail would be perfect. Check out this easy recipe from Lily & Val!  

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Our Pro Tip of the Week

Design+Style Pro Tip

Taking a ton of pics at Market makes it easy to get a head start on social media posts and blog content. If you take a picture of the vendor's sign before you take pics of their products, it'll make it SO much easier to figure out where different pieces were from later. When you use the pic, don't forget to tag the vendor! Easy visibility!


Our Favorite Finds of the Week

Confessions of a Struggling Designer - “Sometimes you get stuck. I’m there now. Can’t think of how to move forward.” Sarah Wilson bravely shares the challenges she's facing.  

Warrior Public Relations, DIY Tips Group - The fabulous Mindy Kolin of Wildflower Promotions & Media Management has started a free Facebook group where where she is sharing tips and tricks for working with media and answer questions you may have. (And if you haven't listened to the episode where we had her on the podcast, you should!)

A 3D-Printed Concrete Castle - Could this technology change the building industry? (Hit reply and tell us your answer!)

A Coffee Table/Fridge Combo - Does this belong in the just-because-you-can-doesn't-mean-you-should category?

In case you missed it...

Coffee Talk - We talk a bit more about Flat Dixie in this week's Coffee Talk. You don't want to miss the shenanigans!

On the Podcast

Tuesday - Visibility and Home Staging with Marianne Cherico - Whether you are already a home stager, are thinking about offering a staging service, or just want to know what the fuss is about, this episode is perfect for you. Listen in as Marianne Cherico shares her business and visibility advice with us!

Wednesday - Visibility Stories, Episode 1 - Farha Syed - One of the best things about the Design+Style Club and the Visibility Lab is getting to watch everyone grow their visibility skills. Our first official Visibility Story features Farha Syed. 

Thursday -  Design Bloggers Conference + Visibility - Adam Japko, the genius mind behind the Design Bloggers Conference talks with us about the Design Bloggers Conference, in-person visibility and content creation, and how design blogs are like the Grateful Dead. (Really!)

Design+Style Book Clubs

We've got two!! One for business books and one for fiction books. There's still time to join either (or both!) before the first virtual meetings.

Design+Style Business Book Club
Currently reading: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
Design+Style Fiction Book Club
Currently reading: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan