Perfect Moment, Perfect Gift.
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Article by Kristen Fescoe at Canvas on the Cheap
Austin Housewives in the City has partnered up with Touch-A-Truck this year so one lucky winner can win a family pass (a car load) to this awesome event! You can enter to win by heading to our Facebook page and "liking" the giveaway and letting us know if you've ever attended the Touch-A-Truck event before!
Touch-A-Truck is a fun-filled event for families to bond as their children explore the vehicles they’ve seen in movies, books, and just driving around town. From fire trucks and ambulances to backhoes and bulldozers, Touch-A-Truck has them all!
SAFE events like this directly support the hundreds of children in our care who receive housing, healing, and support. Touch-A-Truck represents what SAFE is all about: happy, healthy families in our community!
Over 6,000 kids and parents will head to Camp Mabry on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to Vehicle Zones, this year’s event will feature a Kid Zone with petting zoo, face-painting, barrel train rides, and much, much more.TicketsGeneral Admission is $5 per person.
A few tips for Touch-A-Truck 2018:
Sponsorships range from $1,000-$25,000
Booths start at $500
Happy Wednesday everyone! It's been so gloomy these past couple of days, I'm ready for our beautiful Texas sunshine to come back! Speaking of gloomy, our event last week had to be moved inside of Yardhouse because of that crazy storm! For the past few months our events have had less than ideal weather so I'm hoping our May 23rd event at Flores in South Austin has better luck! Although, even with the storms and rain, you ladies of our community have come out, shown up, networked and shopped with our amazing vendors and I am so thankful to you all! For more info on who was featured at our April event, check below and please reach out to the ladies directly if you have any questions or want to order something from them!
A very special thanks to our amazing photographers!!!
So we all know I love weiner dogs and have three of my own but I've never been to the races in Buda but that's all about to change this weekend! Have you ever seen a wiener dog race? Here’s your chance! "Wonder Wieners" is the theme of Buda's annual dachshund race, and every spring, people come to watch from all over the area.
The 21st annual Buda Lions Wiener Dog Races is super-fun family event, and tickets are only $5.00 per person over 12, and FREE For kids 12 and under. The annual races, which are in their 21st year, are April 28 and 29 at Buda City Park. Festivities start at 8 a.m. and end at 6 p.m., while the wiener dog races begin at 10 a.m. All proceeds go toward the Buda Lions Club. Want to enter your very own wiener dog? The entry form can be found on the Buda Lions Club page.
The money raised at this event goes right back into the community. The Buda Lions Club supports kids’ vision screening events at the local schools, donating funds towards local school scholarships, and helping out the Texas Lions Camp, which is a camping facility for children with physical disabilities.
Also at the event, you’ll find Arts & Crafts vendors, an assortment of food vendors, kids games, a BBQ cook-off, and a bake-off.
New this year: a separate mixed breed set of races.
Firehouse Animal Health Center is the official event vet, and they have a fantastic contest for attendees, so stop by to visit them! You can enter to win a backpack full of pet goodies! Anyone who posts a Firehouse photo (with Chief the 12' blow-up dog or with a Firehouse doc/representative) during the races, and tag Firehouse will be entered to win a backpack filled with pet goodies.
Firehouse Animal Health Center is a full-service veterinary hospital with five locations in Central Texas. They combine state-of-the-art medical care, innovative design, thoughtful communication, excellent client service and a focus on total wellness to create comfortable, stress-free experiences for people and their pets. Want to give them a try? We have a $55 coupon right below.
You’ll find the full schedule of events here. Mosey on down and park at Cabela’s, which is free, and complimentary shuttles will be provided to Buda City Park. See you there!
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Firehouse Animal Health Center believes in giving back to the communities they serve, and they partner with many local nonprofits.
A few weekends back the hubs and I took a little road trip to Waco for the Spring at the Silos event. I'd never been but of course I looooove "Fixer Upper" and was so excited to check out all of the different Magnolia hot spots. I do recommend going and checking it out if you've never been but I also suggest going on a slower weekend or even during the week. We got there on Friday afternoon and went to our amazing Bed & Breakfast first, The Migel House and then walked to the Silos. There were SO many vendors outside of the silos for the event so we found a lot of cute stuff. I loved everything inside of the Silos too, what a surprise. ;) Later that evening after a great day of shopping we went and had a delicious dinner at DiamondBack's! This place has excellent food and the service was very good.
Saturday came around where we did some more shopping but this time at local antique shops where we found quite a few special decor items for our house. One that I thought was just awesome is called Savage Finds and it's pretty close the the Silos. We found the cutest "Welcome Y'all" Texas sign for our front yard and the owner of the place is a super nice guy! There are tons of treasures in that place, if you're into antiques then you definitely need to go check it out. After we were done shopping we drove around Waco to see if we could spot any of the "Fixer Upper" houses, I think we found a couple of them. It's fun driving through all of the neighborhoods because you really get a feel for the town. We stopped by Magnolia Table on the way home to grab a snack for the road and then headed back home to Austin. Overall it was a super easy and fun little trip!
Happy Friday everyone! The weather is beautiful and it's already starting to feel like summer! We like to get things started early out here in Austin so I am publishing our Summer Camp Guide this year to help you momma's on decided where to send your littles to camp this summer! I hope this will help you to not have to go searching and asking around, all of these camps are really amazing and offer so much to the kids that attend! Please reach out to the camp of your choice directly to sign up and mention you found them through Austin Housewives! Have a great weekend everyone!
Sherwood Forest Faire
How many of us wonder if we could have been really great at some type of craft or skill, given an earlier start? Sherwood Forest Summer Camp attendees have the opportunity to try their hands at many crafts and skills that are no longer widely taught. Maybe your child is a natural with a bow? Or perhaps they are made for the stage, but never had a chance to be in a play before. It is amazing what a child can learn without the distractions of the modern world.
phone: (512) 222-6680
Austin Chamber Music Center
Make music part of your summer plans! The Austin Chamber Music Workshop is a fun and engaging multi-week music workshop where students play within small and large ensembles, learn and compose music, improvise and create new sounds, and make friends with other students who love music. Think of it as music-making in a friendly and social atmosphere! Students will participate in masterclasses and daily presentations given by visiting artists-in-residence and local Austin musicians. All string, wind, brass, and piano students ages 7 to 18 are welcome to join. At least one year of instruction on an instrument is required. Day and overnight options available.
phone: (512) 454-7562
Mad Science camps are designed with exciting, fun and hands-on science activities. Your child will become a junior scientist for the week. We use an inquiry-based technique that allows even the youngest camper to enjoy learning. Children will design, create, build and assemble a variety of projects. 9 different camp themes are available including robots, rockets, spy academy, yuckology, camp eureka and more! Mad Science has camp locations all over town. Register now: Pay Later!
Phone Number: 512-892-1143
Age Range: 4-12 year olds
Classes and Camps are so much fun with Sportball, where children can develop the skills and confidence to get in the game of basketball, soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, hockey, tennis, and golf! Our highly trained coaches play one sport a day and break down skills into kid-sized bites of fun that promote the fundamentals and encourage teamwork. Older ages work towards playing real game scrimmages!
Mother Falcon Music Lab
The Mother Falcon Music Lab is a creative education movement founded and run by Austin band Mother Falcon. The curriculum is inspired by Mother Falcon’s practice of collaborative songwriting, and has been developed based on primary experience as creators, educators, and professional performers. Now in its 8th season, MFML is seeking musicians ages 11-18 to participate in its summer program, which focuses on bringing instrumentalists and vocalists of all diversities and levels together to explore the potential and versatility of their creativity though improvisation, world music, photography, design and more. MFML seeks to bring together different viewpoints in order to foster an attitude of understanding, respect and open mindedness by eschewing entrance auditions and providing need based scholarships to up to 50% of campers. Students will learn marketing and promotion skills, create their own band name, logo and merchandise, create a light show and have the opportunity to perform their original song at a real Austin music venue.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Camp Fun Brain
Camp Fun Brain is a reading enrichment camp that focuses on literacy through the lens of STEAM based learning. Camp is taught by certified teachers and aims to increase reading comprehension through high quality literacy engagement. With a different genre theme every week, campers are sure to find new books to love all summer long. Come for a week or come for the summer! Camp is for rising K-5th graders. Regular day is 9-3 and extended hours are available from 7:30am - 6pm. Three locations: Hyde Park on Speedway at AHB Community School; South on Old San Antonio Road at Whole Life Learning Center; and Cedar Park on Whitestone at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
phone: 512 619 0935
We live in the greatest city in the world. Why not fully immerse yourself in it's rich history, cultural diversity and plethora of natural wonders! Join us as we experience Austin through adventure and fun! Our hands-on approach to discovery will leave your children in awe of their hometown. Shh, they won't even know they're learning!
1:4 Teacher/Student Ratio
Summer Camp Dates:
One of many positive reviews:
"My kids absolutely loved this camp! They had stories to tell everyday. By far the best one this summer. The people running the camp are all former elementary school teachers, they make it educational and fun!! Can't say enough great things about Camp 512!"
Find us on Facebook & Instagram @Camp512atx
Whiz Biz Kids
Whiz Biz Kids offers fun, interactive 5-day camps where kids start and run a business while learning about money and leadership! Register today to give your young entrepreneur the opportunity to be wise with money and prepared for life!
Dates & Locations:
June 25-29 Location: IHOP- 11654 Research Blvd, Austin, 78759
July 9-13 Location: Twin Creeks Country Club - 3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr. Cedar Park 78613
July 16-20 Location: IHOP - 11654 Research Blvd, Austin 78759
July 23-27 Location: High 5 - 1502 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway, 78734
July 30-Aug 3 Location: IHOP - 11654 Research Blvd, Austin 78759
Aug. 6-10: Location: Twin Creeks Country Club - 3201 Twin Creeks Club Dr. Cedar Park 78613
$340 plus daily lunch at the venue
Summer Spark - Austin's Voted Best Overall Camp of 2017*
Summer Spark is founded on a growth-mindset philosophy and offers full-time, weekly creative problem-solving camps to kids ages 5-12. Summer Spark camps are designed to shift a child's mindset to embrace problem solving and failure. Summer Spark days are a careful balance between individual and group activity, and time for relaxation, reflection and play, featuring a different 3C Challenge™ each week.
Locations: Downtown & South Austin
Ages: Rising K - Rising 6th Graders
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm (flexible morning drop-off from 8am and extended hours until 6pm)
Dates: June 4th - August 10th
To sign up or learn more, visit summerspark.com
*Voted Best Overall Camp of 2017 by Nurture My Child Families
Happy beautiful Spring my friends! I don't know about y'all but this gorgeous weather just puts me in the best mood and makes me feel like I can do it all! (I can't obviously) but having motivation that I can is always a good thing! We had such a lovely event last week at Meridian 98 which is on the rooftop of the gorgeous Sonesta Hotel in Bee Cave! It is one of my absolute favorite venues to host an event. The staff is SO polite and friendly, the space is comfy and sophisticated and the views are to die for! If you came, thank you so much for supporting our community and if you missed it, we hope to see you at the next one which will be on April 25th at Yardhouse in the Domain! If you weren't able to attend the event or got caught up chatting with friends and missed a chance to meet with one of the amazing vendors, no worries because I've got you covered! Below please find a list of our vendors along with how to contact them and be sure to reach out to them directly! Congratulations to everyone who got one of our sweet swag bags and to all of the winners of the giveaways!
Taron w/ LuLaRoe
Hello lovely lady friends! I am so excited to debut our first Bridal Playbook to our amazing followers! Some of you babes may be engaged, almost engaged, helping a friend or sister with wedding planning or have an important anniversary coming up!! We are hoping this playbook featuring some of Austin's finest venue spaces and vendors will help make your wedding/event planning easier and give you some great local businesses to connect with! Please reach out to the business owners directly to inquire more about their services. I know they will be happy to help you with the planning of your big day or any fun event you may be getting ready for!
Avery Ranch Golf Club
Plan the wedding of your dreams at Avery Ranch Golf Club. Located along the banks of Bushy Creek just minutes from downtown Austin, Texas, this spectacular venue offers a picture perfect setting for your once in a lifetime event. Its stunning grounds provide an abundance of breathtaking spots that are perfect for a magical “first look” or a romantic outdoor ceremony; exchange your vows with the lush landscape behind you and it’s sure to be an enchanting moment that you’ll remember for the rest of your life. For your reception, the elegantly appointed Lakeview Room offers a beautiful 4,000-square-foot space with a private tree covered deck and gorgeous views of both the creek and the club’s signature infinity pool. Alternatively, you may host a more intimate party in the stylish Sunset Club House, which boasts a lovely decor and stunning views. With gorgeous facilities, delicious cuisine, and exceptional service, Avery Ranch Club is a wonderful place to celebrate your special day.
Felicia Reed Photography
Felicia Reed Photography is a portrait photography studio taken to a new level. Our services are uniquely designed to help the client truly understand his/her own value and genuinely enjoy the way they look and feel, not just for the duration of the shoot but for long after as well!
By handling every aspect of the shoot from wardrobe and hair to makeup and other styling, Felicia Reed's services provide a full experience that alleviates insecurity and breeds a confident rich environment for the client.
Center for Healing and Regenerative Medicine (CHARM) and CHARMedSpa
The BEST YOU is what WE DO!
Since 2010, CHARM /CHARMedSpa has combined science, beauty, creativity and precision to deliver results you can see, touch and feel by providing regenerative medicine and cellular growth therapies, high quality laser treatments, body contouring, aesthetic and medical services. Our goal is to enhance each patient’s natural beauty with a customized treatment program tailored to fit your own personal vision. Whether you are looking to remove hair, erase wrinkles, build collagen, add volume, or sculpt a leaner figure, CHARMedSpa is your way to youthful radiance and revitalization!
Sweet Carousel Cakes
At Sweet Carousel Cakes we offer a variety of specialty cakes, as well as cupcakes, decorated cookies and much more desserts. We take pride our delicious products are made from scratch. We offer wedding cakes and desserts packages to make a beautiful dessert table. You can find us on Facebook or Instagram under "Sweet Carousel Cakes" or send us an email!
Elite Photo Booth
We at Elite Photo Booth strive to provide our customers with a life long memory and quality custom product for your special event.
We will work with you every step of the way to ensure accuracy and satisfaction.
No Event is too big! Our presentation and one of a kind Tower Booth is the perfect addition to your event.
Please visit our website or Facebook pages for more information. We look forward to service you and the Austin Area!
Steeped in more than 150 years of Texas history, The Ranch House at Teravista Golf Club is an iconic Austin venue, and offers a matchless backdrop for your magical wedding. Perfect for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, The Ranch House is not only stunning but is well-suited for any style of celebration. The charming 1860's home even features original Cypress wood trim and floors. Say “I do” under towering green trees in front of the people you love most. Guests will enjoy an unparalleled dining experience, complete with gourmet food and drinks. An expansive covered pavilion provides plenty of space for dancing the night away, and the patio overlooking the rolling green hills of the golf course give guests an unforgettable view. The soothing sounds of the waterfall on the 18th hole encompass your guests as you cozy up with a glass of champagne next to the fire pit, toasting your new life together.
Happy Tuesday everyone! I wanted to get on here to tell you about this amazing new app that allows you to easily give donations inLieu of gifts to people. So you can donate to their favorite cause or a charity that they are always wishing they could do more for! I went to their launch party in downtown ATX with some girlfriends and it was so fun! I really admire the creator Kathy Terry and her passion for this app that she has created!
The inLieu mobile app makes giving quick, easy and social.
It's never been easier to support your friends by supporting their cause. inLieu allows users to make donations in lieu of purchasing gifts and is changing the way people think about giving. You can get the inLieu from the apple store now, so start donating and make giving that much more meaningful!
Below are some photos from the wonderful time we had at the launch party!
Hello wonderful folks of Austin! I hope everyone is doing well and finally enjoying this nice warm weather. Is it just me or does it seem like this years winter has dragged on and on and on...? Well, either way, I'm happy it is warming up and Spring is in the air which is my favorite season in Austin. April is my favorite month actually, not just because that's my birthday month but because I think it is the most beautiful time of year in our amazing city!
I wanted to get on here to give a shout out to all of our amazing vendors we had at last week's Girls Night Out event at The Brass Tap in the Domain! This event was SO fun! Even though it was cold and raining out, we had over 100 guests come check out our event and there was a lot of great networking and socializing going on. If you didn't make it out, I hope to see you at our March GNO on the 28th at the Sonesta Hotel Rooftop in Bee Cave! If you didn't have a chance to chat with some of our vendors at the event or if you missed it completely, please feel free to reach out to them directly. They would all love to hear from you and help you with your needs!
Taron Black w/ LuLaRoe
Jamie Crosby of Rodan + Fields
Keesha Nix w/ Mary Kay
Hi all! My name is Kacey and I am a realtor, a wife and a dog mom of 3 dachshunds in the wonderful city of Austin! I'm also a yoga & food lover, pretty good cook, wanna be crafter, hot tea drinker, movie watcher and most importantly I am the gal behind Austin Housewives in the City! I hope to see you at one of our Girl's Night Out events soon!!