Hi friends! I just want to thank the ladies who came out to our July Girls Night Out at The Brass Tap to support our local vendors! We hope y'all had a great time and made some wonderful connections with local ladies in your area. If you missed the event or didn't get a chance to chat with a vendor that you wanted to, please have a look below at our featured vendors and reach out to them directly with any questions regarding their business! We hope to see you at our August event on the 29th at Z'Tejas in downtown Austin!
Peggy Bolton Burch w/ NuSkin
Barbara King w/ Colorstreet
Elizabeth Raup w/ It Works!
Candace Heibel w/ Zilis
Becky O'Brien w/ Premier Designs Jewelry
Peter & Melinda Fay w/ Cruise Planners
A special thanks to our amazing photographer Vannah Lee!
Hi friends! We are still very much in the thick of summer and this heat! I recently found this delicious and light fruity salad that I just had to try. It is just as tasty as it is beautiful and if you love berries, then you will want to eat this all day long! I can't take credit for the recipe but wanted to share it incase you have any BBQ's coming out that you need to bring or make a side dish for, this will not disappoint! I am linking the recipe from The Slow Roasted Italian HERE but you can also see below for convenience. I did not use the exact creamer they specified, rather I used an organic, no sugar added, french vanilla.
Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad
This simple recipe Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into your favorite berries to create the most amazing fruit salad ever! Your family will go nuts over it.
prep time: 15 MINS cook time: total time: 15 mins
1 pound strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
1 (9 ounce) container blueberries, washed and dried (remove stems)
1 (9 ounce container) raspberries, rinsed and dried
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer or any creamer
1. Prepare berries and lay them on paper towels to dry while you prepare the cheesecake mixture.
2. In a medium tall bowl, using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese until it becomes smooth. It may bind up in the beaters, but continue as is and it will loosen up.
3. With mixer running slowly add creamer to the cream cheese. Add it about a tablespoon at a time and then mix until it becomes a smooth mixture and all of the creamer has combined into the cream cheese. Continue until all of the creamer has been added to the cream cheese. Whip until smooth.
4. Combine berries in a large bowl. Gently fold in cheesecake mixture until completely combined.
5. Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.
DONNA'S NOTES 1. Do not pour all of the creamer into the cream cheese at once. It will get clumpy and no matter how long you beat it, it will stay that way. Trust me on this one. 2. If you have to substitute cream for the creamer, powdered sugar and vanilla would be the best swap. 1/2 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Managing With Only a Carry-On for Your Next Business Trip
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Bring Neutral Colors
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Hi friends! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and if you joined in our event last month at High 5 in Lakeway, I hope you had a blast and met some awesome local ladies!! We had quite a few amazing vendors who are wanting to get the word out about their businesses so if you were unable to attend or want to reach out to any of them, please see them all featured below and reach out to them personally if you have any questions or want more information! Thanks to all who came out and we hope to see you this month on the 24th at The Brass Tap in the Domain!
A very special thanks to our photographer Priscilla Choi of Priscilla Choi Photography!
Happy Friday and last day of May everyone! I hope to those who made it to our May event at Z'Tejas in the Arboretum had a wonderful time, I love that venue and their food is just so delicious! Thank you to all of the ladies who came out to support our community and our lovely vendors! Below is a list of the vendors so if they can help you with anything or if you have any questions for them, please reach out to them directly.
Hey y'all! I wanted to get on here and list a few of my absolute favorite baby must haves that I've loved having this past month! Some of these were friend recs, some from people I follow on Instagram and some I just researched and can't live without! Obviously every baby is different and I can't predict if yours will love the items as much as my baby does but I can stand the fact that they've worked wonders in my house for sleeping and when my baby is fussy!
I will make another list next month but so far these have been by far the best purchases and things we've used very often! Below are some cute pics of the babe! <3
Hey everyone! I wanted to get on here and list a few concerts coming up in Austin that y'all might want to check out!
June 23rd: 21 Pilots at the Frank Erwin Center: Get tickets here
June 25th: Rob Thomas at The Moody Theater: Get tickets here
August 1st: Sublime at Stubb's BBQ: Get tickets here
September 2nd: Fleetwood Mac at Red River St.: Get tickets here
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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
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!!