Hey y'all! What are your favorite Memorial Day traditions and recipes? Normally we'd be at a cook out with friends but this year we are home with the baby, she was three weeks old yesterday and just as sweet as can be! I want to know what my Austin community loves to do on this holiday weekend. Do you go on the lake? Get together with friends and family? Shop the Memorial Day sales? I love this holiday because it brings people together and we are remembering all of our heroes who've fought for our freedom. So tell me friends, what do you love to do on these long weekends?
Hi friends! It's that time of year again when we debut our favorite summer camps around Austin for your kiddos to join in on!! Below are five of the most fun and awesome camps to send your kids to if you're in or around the Austin area! We are featuring a sports camp, music camp, tech camp and more! What could be a better way to get your kids out and about this summer, meeting new friends, having new experiences and learning new skills all the while, you are getting a nice little break to do all the things that us wives and mothers somehow manage! I hope you ladies will check these camps out for your kiddos and mention to them you found them on our blog if you do!! I hope everyone is getting ready for a nice fun and relaxing summer break!
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.
General and Need based scholarship application at mfml.org
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sherwood Forest Summer Camp
Sherwood Forest Campers will experience many of the skills and trades of the Medieval era, which means making things with their own hands not drawing a picture on your screen with their fingers!
Disclaimer: Sherwood Forest is fraught with confrontations between Robin and his Merry Folk, the Sheriff and his deputies, and the Fae Folk. It is possible campers may be called on to help Robin defend Sherwood Keep!
Sherwood Forest Faire – Weekends from Mar 2 – Apr 21 & Fri Mar 15, 2019
Grown Up Summer Camp - June 21-23, 2019
Family Summer Camp - July 2-6, 2019
Youth Summer Camp -
Session I: Jul 7-13
Session II: Jul 14-20
Session III: Jul 21-27, 2019
Celtic Gathering - Sep 7, 2019
Mad Science & Imagine Arts Academy
Mad Science & Imagine Arts Academy camps are designed with exciting, fun and hands-on science or art activities. Your child will become a junior scientist or an artist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of hands-on adventures. 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 interesting projects. 11 different camp themes are available including design, robots, rockets, spy academy, yuckology, camp eureka and more! Mad Science & Imagine Arts Academy has camp locations all over town. Register now: Pay Later!
Summer is so much fun with Sportball!! Indoor gym camps all over Austin and the surrounding areas. Camps are best suited for children ages 3-9 years old and are always fun. Sportball is a multi sport program and the students will learn eight different sports in the course of a week; basketball, soccer, volleyball, football, golf, baseball, hockey, and tennis. Locations include Round Rock, Lakeway, Cedar Park, West Austin, Westlake, Central Austin, and South Austin.
iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with 400,000 alumni since 1999, and 150 prestigious campus locations including St. Edward’s University, Rice, and Stanford. Students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games and Fortnite-inspired levels, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, and more! Weeklong, day and overnight summer programs that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future. Just 5-10 students per instructor (maximum 10) so students can enjoy personalized learning at their pace.
Happy almost May everyone!! Of course it's time for our monthly edition of our awesome featured vendors!! We had a great time at High 5 at their new location on West Anderson Lane, it is an amazing venue and you ladies should definitely check it out if you missed our event! Thank you to the lovely ladies who did come out to support our event and if you did miss it, please check out our featured vendors below and reach out to them personally if they can help you with anything!
Debra and Samantha w/ Arbonne
Y'all, baby Isla and I are so so very blessed! We have had three different baby showers all across the country thrown by our loved ones and they have all been so amazing and special! I wanted to feature our Austin shower on here since this is the great city we all love! My amazing friends threw me a shower at the delicious Manuel's restaurant in the Arboretum and it was just gorgeous! We had the yummiest food, there were some fancy cocktails for the ladies and the decor, cupcakes and group of women was just the best! Isla and I were showered in so much love and sweet gifts and couldn't be more grateful! Now being about 3 days out from being induced, I look back on this and all of the showers with such a full and thankful heart for all of the amazing women who have come into my life and are able to share in this journey of motherhood with me! Thanks ladies who are apart of this awesome community and I promise, in a few months I'll be back at the event and will bring baby girl for everyone to meet her!! Love all of you!!
Alright y'all, I know we're not technically in the summer season yet but with temps in the 80's it's making me feel like we are so I'm sharing two of my most favorite summer cocktail drinks! And starting next month after baby girl arrives I'll be able to sip on these delicious beverages, just in time for summer! The two that I'm sharing are a summer white sangria (I LOVE SANGRIA) and a skinny Jalapeño watermelon margarita, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! See below for these yummy drinks and if you end up making one, let me know what you think!
SUMMER WHITE SANGRIA: I love this because it is SO simple to make!!
from: Ambs Loves Food
SKINNY JALAPENO WATERMELON MARGARITAS: Umm, just the name says it all!
from: ambitious kitchen
We had a wonderful event a couple weeks ago at Yardhouse in the Domain and enjoyed meeting and chatting with all of you ladies who made it out! It was a gorgeous evening on the patio and all of our vendors had a blast getting to know y'all! If you didn't make it out please check out the local vendors we featured at this month's event and reach out to them directly if you have any questions or are interested in their business!
Spring has officially sprung here in Austin and we can tell by all of the gorgeous wildflowers and blue bonnets popping up everywhere! We can also tell from the influx of birds and insects, those bugs & snakes aren't my favorite part of spring but gotta take the good with the bad! Now that the weather is warming up I thought it'd be a good time to share one of my favorite spring time recipes for you ladies to try at home if you'd like!
This recipe is from a Martha Stewart recipe website and is just so delicious! I like to pair it with sparkling water with a slice of lemon or lime, or if you want alcohol it's good with a crisp white wine.
Fettuccine with Mint, Peas, Ham, and Cream
2 leeks, (about 4 ounces), white parts only, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces cooked Parma ham, cut into 1/8-inch-thick matchsticks
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound fresh or dried fettuccine
1 cup small mint leaves, or chopped large leaves
1. Place sliced leeks in a small bowl of cold water. Let stand for 5 minutes to rid them of dirt and sand. Lift sliced leeks out of water, leaving sand behind, and drain well. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add leeks and garlic, and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high. Add chicken stock, cream, ham, and peas; season with salt and pepper. Let the sauce cook until it is reduced by half, stirring frequently until it has thickened, about 6 minutes.
3. Salt the boiling water, add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 4 minutes for fresh. Drain fettuccine, and return to pot. Add sauce to fettuccine, and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with the mint, and serve.
I hope you ladies and your families enjoy this dish as much as we do! I'd love to hear some of your favorite spring time recipes, drop them in the comments below!
Happy St. Patty's Day everyone! I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday and drinking some green beer with friends! I wanted to just list a few activities going on in Austin today incase you wanted to check them out or don't have any plans yet for today!
North By Northwest (NXNW)
NXNW's Stonelake location is throwing a big bash with special Irish stout cask-conditioned with Lucky Charms, Irish stew and soda bread, live Irish music, and a bouncy house for the kids from 2 to 9 p.m. The $3 donation goes towards the Austin Humane Society.
From the 15th through the 17th, Uncle Billy’s has paired with Delysia Chocolatier to offer chocolate and beer pairings.
Draught House Pub & Brewery
This no cover event will feature Draught House Shamrock Stout, Garbo's fish and chips, bagpipes, and glassware giveaways.
The party at this historic beer garden includes live music from Austin Polka Irish as well as specials on green beer, Guinness, and Tullamore Dew. The party runs from 1 to 5 p.m.
Kung Fu Saloon
The West Sixth location of this bar will host radio DJs Jason and Deb’s annual St. Patrick’s Day live broadcast from 1 to 3 p.m.
Cheers to you friends, have fun and be safe!! I'll be joining you all for the party next year!
Hi friends! I am so excited for our baby moon coming up very soon! The hubs and I have never been to the Florida Keys and when I saw that one had my daughter's name in it and I knew it was meant to be! We are going to Amara Cay in Islamorada and would loooove any restaurant, sights, beach, etc. recommendations or things we must do!! Please comment below and let me know what your favorites are! We are so excited and definitely need a few days of chill time soaking up some sun & listening to the waves crash!
Ladies, we had such an amazing time at our event last week at the Sonesta Hotel in Bee Cave! That place is one of my all time favorite venues and spot to have our events. Our vendors and sponsors are always to fun and generous and the crowd is amazing! We had about 90 ladies come to show support to our local community of bad ass women and it was incredible! If you missed it, check out our sponsor Dr. Franco with More Beautiful You Plastic Surgery and the rest of our amazing vendors! Please reach out to them directly if they can help you in any way!
A special thanks to our photographer Nicky Tovar, check her out on instagram at: @NicholePhotography92
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!!