Hi everyone! Since we're all still very much motivated with our New Year resolutions I wanted to do a little post about a company I've been featuring at our events every month and whose service I highly recommend! If you've been to our events lately you have seen the HelloFresh tables set up and have been able to chat with a representative about what this company has to offer. Well I've also received several of the meal boxes and I just have to say, the food is always very fresh and the meals they come up with have been delicious! Even things I normally wouldn't go for I end up loving. You're kind of pushed to go outside of your comfort zone because you don't want to waste one of the meals and honestly I'm so glad because they end up being so tasty! I also am experiencing new things I can make for dinner and actually enjoy rather than the same old dinner menu I've had in rotation for many years. Some of my favorite HelloFresh recipes are:
~Sweet as honey chicken
~Shrimp spaghetti with a kick
~Cherry balsamic sirloin
Honestly, there are so many more that I loved but can't remember the name of all of them. These meals also come packaged just right which makes them very easy and quick to prepare. You don't have to worry about coming up with something, a super long prep time or even a long cook time. It is a great helper to have in the kitchen especially for busy women who want something healthy and delicious but without having to do too much thinking or work for the meal! Visit them at HelloFresh.com to get set up or come to our next event on Thursday, Jan. 24th at Z'Tejas in the Arboretum from 5-8pm to chat with one of their reps!
Hi friends! I'm a little late getting this post out but I have been so crazy busy as I'm sure so have all of you! We are finally back in Austin after a couple weeks on the East Coast to visit with family and friends for the holidays. I like to do a goal or intention setting post each new year just to try and keep myself on track for how I want this new year to go. Below are some of my intentions! What are yours? How do you stay on track after January has come and gone with your goals? :)
My top goals/intentions for this year include:
Less screen time on my phone/laptop/t.v.
More journaling & writing
More exercise & yoga
Be the best new mom I can be to our baby girl when she arrives in May
More present and quality time with my family & friends
Less eating out and more cooking at home
Happy New Year everyone! I hope it's off to a wonderful start for each of you! Let me know your goals or intentions in the comments below!
Hi folks! I am in Virginia celebrating a girlfriends wedding tonight but I wanted to give a few suggestions to you all for fun things to do in our great city of Austin if you're stumped and don't have any plans! Check out these fun events happening tonight and everyone have a very safe and happy New Year! I'm super excited for 2019 and all that is has in store both personally and professionally and I can't want to see how our amazing community of women will grow!
Experience Austin: NYE 2019
Experience Austin will have VIP stretch limos and party busses, a private open bar mixer, and performances from Torin, Victor Cyrus, King Paida, and DJ Hubbard, this event is sure to be one hell of a time! If you're a party animal type this is just the event for you!
DATE AND TIME
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 7:00 p.m. – Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 3:00 a.m.
NYE Industry Mixer
801 N Commons Ford Road West
Westlake Hills, Austin, Texas 78733
TICKETS: CLICK HERE
NYE at The Apartment
New Year’s Eve is best celebrated with champagne in hand. There is no better place for an intimate experience at Apartment 115. The tasting is designed to be heavy hor d’oeuvres, so you can snack before or after dinner, or make a whole evening out of it at the apartment! This is a more low key but delicious way to ring in the new year!
DATE AND TIME
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 5:00pm – midnight
2025 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
TICKETS: CLICK HERE
NYE at Fire & Ice
VIP Seated Tables are available for purchase, which include admission for your group, Champagne, bottles of spirits w/mixers, lite bites, and a Champagne toast at midnight, as well as upgraded party favors.
GA ticket holders will get to enjoy hors d’ oeuvres, a Champagne toast at midnight, access to the cash bar, and party favors.
DATE AND TIME
Monday Dec 31, 2018, 8:30 p.m. – Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
310 Colorado Street Unit B
Austin, TX 78701
TICKETS: CLICK HERE
We had such a wonderful holiday and two year anniversary Girl's Night Out event on December 6th at The Brass Tap in the Domain! Over 115 ladies came out that evening even though the weather was so cold and yucky that day. We had an awesome photo booth and some really great vendors! Thank you to all of the ladies who came out to support our amazing two years in this great community of women supporting women! We couldn't do it without out! Please check out our featured vendors below and feel free to reach out to them directly if they can help you in regards to their businesses!
A special thanks to our photographer: Kristen McKelvie with
Kristen McKelvie Photography
Another Christmas has come and gone and I want to hear some of your family's traditions! Chris and I went to Virginia this year (where we're still at) to visit family, spend Christmas eve and day, and go to my good friend's wedding on NYE!! Some of our family traditions include whipping out the guitar and mic and singing songs, playing games and of course opening up some gifts. This is our last year as the two of us before our sweet baby girl arrives in May so we were so happy to be with family and friends to enjoy my favorite holiday! What do you and your families do during this special time? Bake treats, take a trip, help the needy?? Whatever it is, I want to know! I hope every had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you have a Happy New Year!
Christmas is right around the corner and there's no better way to get in the holiday spirit than going to walk the beautiful Trail of Lights in downtown Austin! This family friendly event goes from December 10th - 23rd so be sure to grab your tickets and loved ones to enjoy a magical night filled with holiday cheer!
"The AUSTIN TRAIL OF LIGHTS is Austin’s largest holiday tradition and 2nd largest event in the city. Run by the Trail of Lights Foundation, the annual event in Zilker Park celebrates the unique spirit and people that make Austin the place we love to call home.
The Austin Trail of Lights is a community event that invites 400,000 people every year to come celebrate the holidays in the heart of Austin, Texas during the month of December. The event showcases everything that we love about Austin—from music and food to creativity and family fun. Thanks to the Trail of Lights Foundation, we are able to keep it free for at least ½ of the nights to make sure that anyone who wants to be part of the experience has a way to do so."
"The Austin Trail of Lights began in 1965 as a small gathering known as the “Yule Fest.” What began as a gift to the city of Austin from Austin Parks and Recreation Department, has now gown to be a community-wide celebration of the spirit and people that make Austin unique. In the 53 years since the first Yule Log was lit, the Trail of Lights has expanded to more than 65 displays, 2 million lights and holiday activities that create countless memories. Each new display, community performance and lighted tunnel has added a new layer to the holiday tradition and brought us together more as a community. Today, the Trail of Lights is one of the three largest events in Austin and receives national accolades while remaining a deeply cherished local tradition. Learn more about the Trail of Lights Foundation."
Chris and I try to make it to the trail every year and we usually prefer to go on a week night to try and skip the major crowds that you will experience on a Friday or Saturday night but it's still totally worth it! I hope you all make it out and have a wonderful time at this local Austin tradition!
Buy tickets HERE
Happy Friday everyone! It's hard to believe we are at the end of November already and tomorrow starts December! Before we know it Christmas will be here and then we'll be ringing in 2019!! What is everyone doing for the holidays this year? Taking a trip, visiting family, or just laying low at home? We will be in Virginia for a dear friends wedding on NYE and I can't wait to see all of my family and friends! Anyways, our event this month was hosted at the Sonesta Hotel in Bee Cave on their roof top level! It's always a great time there with the nicest space, free cocktails and amazing food, not to mention our awesome and generous vendors! If you missed it or came and missed a vendor or two, please read on below and reach out to any of them personally if they can help you in any way! If you're looking for Christmas gifts, helping support these local business owners is a great option!
A special thanks for our lovely photographer Karissa of HorseFeathers Art & Photography!
As some of you may know, I am finally pregnant with my first baby and I am so so excited!! It was a rather hard and long journey for us but we've made it to the pregnancy and it's been such a blessing. I definitely fell into the whole gender reveal surprise extravaganza and I'm so glad because it was such a fun day with friends where we found out that we're having a baby girl! We went to North Carolina for my bestie's birthday, our 5 year wedding anniversary and to have the gender reveal party! A lot of amazing celebrations all in one trip! We started in the mountains in Boone, NC for the birthday party and gender reveal, then made it to Asheville for our anniversary celebration and then back to Charlotte to hang out with family and friends! It was an amazing trip and I've included some photos and our reveal video below for you to check out!
Hi friends! Who can believe it's already Thanksgiving tomorrow? This month has flown by for us with so many friends and family visits, work and getting the nursery ready for our baby girl who is arriving in May! Luckily our family is awesome and will help me with all of the 11 dishes I'm making tomorrow, yes you read that right and that number doesn't include dessert! We're going to have a nice and light breakfast, then start the cooking extravaganza! Afterwards we'll eat dinner way too fast and then play some games before we all pass out from a food coma! Friday we will go get our Christmas tree and start all of the decorating! These are just a few little traditions we have in our family, what traditions do you all have? I'd love to hear them! I've included my Thanksgiving menu below incase you all want some ideas or just want to see how crazy I am! I hope everyone has a wonderful day spending time with family and friends!
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu:
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Gruyere, mushroom and onion bites
Cous cous w/ cranberries, feta & pecans
Honey glazed carrots
Mac n Cheese
Lemon green beans
Garlic mashed potatoes
Cream corn casserole
Pumpkin pie w/ vanilla ice cream
Chocolate cheesecake pie
It's that time of year again and my goodness did it come up super fast this year! I can't believe Thanksgiving is in a week! We have a lot of my husband's family coming into town and I always do the cooking, although this year I'm preggo so I may have to ask for some help! Once Thanksgiving is over I get into full on Christmas mode. We always get our tree on Black Friday and decorate the house with all of our holiday decorations. It's one of my favorite days of the year! For those of you who are like me and like to skip all of the black Friday drama & lines, I've put together a shop local guide for you to check out! These are awesome local businesses, most of which you can place an order online or through the phone and you never have to leave the comfort of your home! Now that's my kind of shopping! Please reach out directly to the following businesses for all of your holiday gift giving needs! Let's support local businesses this holiday season and let one another know we appreciate them!
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Sonesta Bee Cave Austin
Perfectly situated at the Hill Country Galleria amidst world-class
dining, shopping and entertainment, this hotel is a destination all
on its own. Hotel highlights include 195 guest rooms and suites,
Meridian 98, the hotel’s rooftop terrace bar and lounge atop the
6th floor, a courtyard swimming pool and sun deck, a 24-hour
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address: 12525 Bee Cave Parkway
Bee Cave, TX 78738
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!!