Who doesn’t love a giveaway!?
And what is better then a giveaway that includes dinner, dancing and Fashion!! Today I am bringing to you 2 FREE tickets to the VivaSA Valentine's Fashion Show on Friday Feb 10th.
These tickets include an evening with dinner for 2 at the splendid Courtyard by Marriott Seaworld with dancing, shopping and an exquisite Fashion Show by 16 year old Lauren Nicole.
Never heard of her? Well here is the scoop.
She began designing at age 11 and was given priceless opportunities to work with top line designers. This grew Lauren Nicole’s passion. After being impacted by various family members with cancer, Lauren Nicole started the non-profit Fashion for Cancer in 2016.
Today, at age 16, her goal is to “help cancer patients improve their self-esteem and promote a positive self-image by looking and feeling beautiful through fashion.”
To win you just need to like San Antonio Housewives in the City and tag a friend on the Facebook post here that is pinned to the top.
If your like me and not a big Valentine's Day fan, then just come for a memorable night of dinner, dancing and supporting a great local charity Fashion for Cancer. Tickets available for sale here.
Winner will be chosen of Feb 5th at 9pm.
Share with me your favorite way to spend Valentine’s weekend...
San Antonio became my family's home only two years this February. Coming from the beautiful state of Colorado where feet of snow dumb for 8 months out of the year (I lived in the mountains), San Antonio was a breath of fresh air. So we have spent lots of time checking out all the great parks, dined at many restaurants and experienced an event or two.
1. First thing I love about SATX is the parks. There are so many that are well developed. We visit Yanaguana at Hemisfair Park. They have the best rope tower, disc swings, ping pong, a play house, splash pad, sand box and more! My boys always race to the top of the rope tower.
This park is super urban and parking is pain some days (they have a new parking lot that is $2 every thirty mins...WHAT!!) But on the off days we can go and enjoy a picnic at the lounge chairs, play hula hoop or chess.
2. I love the weather! The short winter and long warm summers invite us to the pools, the rivers and BBQ backyard parties. The weather really was a bonus of us moving here. I don’t mind the humidity any more and the breeze that comes through every few days helps when the dog days of summer get long, drawn and HOT!
3. Don't forget the River Walk! I know it sounds all touristy of me but it is one of my favorite things to do with my kids or on a date night with my husband. The River Walk is inviting if you want to rent a bike for a romantic ride down on the lower South Side or if you just want to stroll along after a dinner at the Pearl District (I am found of La Gloria at the moment).
My kids and I like to spot wildlife and we are always sure to see lots of turtles, snakes and frogs over near South Town and the Blue Star District. I am always surprised to hear how many locals don't visit down town or the River Walk often. I love the city too much to stay away!
4. The taco’s in San Antonio are the best ever. In mountain town Colorado they don’t have a taco craze like they do here. Most Mexican restaurants favor the burrito there. But I have running joke that "if your Mexican restaurant doesn't have a drive-through then it might not be really Mexican". All jokes aside, SATX delivers breakfast tacos, street tacos, fish taco, you name it, it TACOS. And I can’t even give a shout to a one in particular cuz I don’t want to cause a jealous riot.
!!BOUNUS!! San Antonio has created quite the food frenzie. And even though we don’t eat out a ton as a family when we do there are some sweat restaurants that have a playground, a huge playfield or sand boxes (my least fav...can we say #beachproblems. Ha!!)
Again I won’t shout out to an in particular but there is one with Big Burgers and another with Brotherly BBQ. Just do do a google search for restaurants with playgrounds and you will find more choices. Having a playground to entertain the kids while the hubs and I visit is a nice distraction. Also the typical McDs style gets old after awhile and we all know how bad it is for us :/
So that’s a few thing that I love about San Antonio Texas. I could go on with more but I want to hear from you. What do you love about this city? Where is your fav coffee shop (oh that will be another post for sure!!) and what park do you take your kids to the most?
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I’m Caroline, a wife since ‘99 to a super supportive husband, a homeschooling mother of four sweet boys and one cheeky girl and a Christian. I ran into Housewives In The City while looking for a creative job I could do from home, using my talents but allowing me to still stay homeschooling my children. HITC seemed to be a perfect fit seeming I had been an event coordinator for a Christian non-profit for many years, I loved social media and was willing to work hard to get San Antonio Housewives launched.
As 2017 starts out my new career along with all the possibility The New Year can bring, I have wrapped all my goals around one word, HOPE. And I don’t mean that kind of hope you have when you were little and your dad never came to your ballet recital but you “hoped” he would. I mean the kind of hope that takes faith and action.
My HOPE for this year includes
...dedicated prayer time with my Savior and my church.
...a better, stronger marriage.
...more unified family time in order to slow down and enjoy the fun/learning moments as they come.
...creating networking opportunities for women in San Antonio knowing that this will build a stronger community and breakdown culture differences.
Moving to San Antonio only two years ago, I am excited to branch out and meet the women that fill this great city with their diverse cultures and experiences. Whether your a doctor with a plastic surgery office, a housekeeper at the Drury or a bun-wearing stay-at-home-mom all are wellcime to San Antonio Housewives Girls Night Out events. Every girl needs a FREE night out! And If you know of a great venue or are a business owner follow my facebook page and let me know how you want to get plugged into these GNO events.
Even though it is the down season for Canyon Lake and most Bed & Breakfasts, Biscuit Hill did not disappoint us this weekend. Nestled into the Hill Country around Canyon Lake is this great getaway run by Dean and Diane Reed.
The main house is beautifully decorated with country style antiques (which I love to admire) and a touch of Christmas still. We were a bit late to check-in (they ask that we do so between 3-4) but we had personalized note on the door with all the appropriate information.
The hubs and I brought some cheese and meats to snack on while watching a movie to close out our night. The next morning we we were able to make coffee in our own room until breakfast was ready at 9:30. We came down to the breakfast room and found a beautiful table set for us and the other couple that were guests.
We enjoyed a lovely breakfast of c-o-f-f-e-e (!!!) plus walnut-cranberry pancakes with hash browns and baked apples & cinnamon.
Canyon Lake has a handful of outdoor things to do like hiking, bike riding, boating and fishing (obviously!) but we were excited to spend the chilly day in the room just enjoying conversations, music, a light sushiya lunch (that we got from Trader Joe’s on the way to the B&B) and reading.
After a decent dinner at a Tex-Mex restaurant close by (only because we were too late to make reservations for the really great italian restaurant Gennaro’s Trattoria once we finally made a decision to eat there :/), Las Barcas we enjoyed another relaxing evening watching a movie and snuggling in the room.
The next morning we woke up to this fine breakfast of spinach and mushroom omelet croissants with potatoes and sausage with Mexican relish along with a cup of fruit and a cream cheese blueberry breakfast cake sitting in some kind of amazing buttery frosting.
Since there was a cold front in early December the grounds definitely had that winter feel but the cozy warm rooms with the great beds and blankets along with the yummy food made this getaway exactly what the hubs and I were needing. Thanks for the R&R Biscuit HIll!
Happy New Year!
This is not a paid or affilate review. All the opnions are my own. Some pictures are curtesy of Biscuit Hill. If you would like more info on Diane Reeds Creekside photography contact her here.
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