austin // easy tiger + kung fu saloon

Friday evening, we ventured out to check off Easy Tiger from our Ultimate Austin List. I first discovered the bake shop + beer garden when their website design made the rounds online. Not a huge menu, but what we got was really good – smoked pastrami sandwich, baguette and butter, charred okra and pain au chocolat.

easy tiger

Afterwards, we had a little more time to pass otherwise we would have been caught in the heading-home-traffic that’s brutal in Austin. So, we went to Kung Fu Saloon.

kung fu saloon

Kung fu saloon? Fourteen vintage arcade games + a full bar.

kung fu saloon

My favorite are the vintage skee ball machines. And they are free!

kung fu saloon

How was your weekend?

j.crew maternity

jcrew maternity

I can hardly believe it! J.Crew is now offering maternity clothes! Back when I was eight months pregnant, my love for J.Crew really started. Being petite and pregnant, it was one of the few places that I could find clothes to fit. Back then I thought, wouldn’t it be great if they actually had a maternity line? Three years later, it’s here. Although it looks to be only pants now, I hope it’s going to bloom into a full line for baby bumps.

in the clouds

clouds

I was clearing out pics on my phone and came across a couple dozen beautiful cloud pictures that I took within the last week or so. I thought they were too pretty not to post!

This may seem a little strange. Especially for those of you who see clouds everyday. However, here in Austin, most days the skies are clear blue. Clouds are nearly as rare as the rain we get.

My favorite is the big rain cloud in the middle. What’s yours?

austin // la condesa + p. terry’s

We crossed off a couple of places from our Ultimate Austin List!

la condesa // austin, tx

First, we picked La Condesa to celebrate my cousin’s birthday. So very yummy.

p. terry's // austin, tx

Plus, P. Terry’s. Before moving to Austin, we actually went to their Barton Springs + South Lamar location. They recently opened a P. Terry’s in North Austin so we went to check it out. Good, cheap + quite possibly my favorite fries!

recent work // moving announcements – house no. 47

custom house sketch moving announcement // house no. 47

Since April, we’ve been working with a realtor in the Northwest. Our collaboration began after we completed custom house sketch moving announcements and a 5″ x 7″ print of the realtor’s own new home. Since then, we’ve illustrated several homes for her clients including this set of custom moving announcements.

We really enjoy drawing homes and seeing them come to life through letterpress printing. We are so thrilled with this collaboration and look forward to illustrating many new homes!

our ultimate austin list

our ultimate austin list

We live in Austin. Quirky, fun, beautiful Austin. There’s so much here that I finally decided to put together a list + keep track of things we want to eat, see and do. We’ve accomplished quite a few things as denoted by the double arrows. However, there’s lots more for us to cross off. This list is loosely categorized to meets our needs, and I expect this list to grow as we learn of new [to us] places.  I’ll come back to this post to edit + cross items off as we go.

So tell me. Do you have any suggestions for places we should add to our ultimate Austin list?

EAT
Amy’s Ice Cream »
Backspace Pizza
Bacon »
Banger’s »
Chez Nous
Coolhaus »
East Side King
East Side Showroom
Frank
Franklin Barbecue
G’Raj Mahal Cafe »
Green Pastures Restaurant
Gourdough’s Doughnuts
Güero’s Taco Bar
Halcyon
Hey Cupcake! »
Hillside Farmacy
Home Slice Pizza »
Hopdoddy
Hudson’s On the Bend
Hyde Park Cafe
Iron Works BBQ »
Jack Allen’s Kitchen
Joe’s Coffee
Juan In A Million
Kerbey Lane Cafe
La Condesa »
Magnolia Cafe
Moonshine »
The Oasis »
Olive & June
Polvos »
P. Terry’s »
Red’s Porch
Rudy’s Bar-B-Q »
The Salt Lick »
Shady Grove
Sno Beach
South Congress Cafe »
Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Tacodeli
Torchy’s Tacos »
Trudy’s »
Uchi »
Uchiko »
Z’Tejas »

SEE + DO // DAY
360 Overlook »
Austin City Limits
Austin Visitor Center
Austin Water Bikes
Barton Springs
Deep Eddy Pool
Farmer’s Market Downtown
Hamilton Pool
Laguna Gloria Art Museum
Mount Bonnell
South by Southwest
State Capitol Tour
Waterloo Records
Whole Foods Flagship »

SEE + DO // NIGHT
Alamo Drafthouse »
Austin360 Amphitheater »
Bats Under Congress Avenue Bridge
Blue Starlite Drive-in
The Broken Spoke
The Continental Club
Dart Bowl
Donn’s Depot
Easy Tiger »
The Elephant Room
Esther’s Follies »
The Ginger Man »
Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon
The Goodnight
The Highball
Firehouse »
Kung Fu Saloon »
Lustre Pearl
Moviehouse & Eatery »
Nutty Brown Cafe
Opal Divines »
Paramount Theater
Péché »
Texas Rollergirls

SHOP
Mercury Design Studio »
Room Service Vintage »
Uncommon Objects »

KIDS
Austin Duck Adventures
Austin Steam Train
Big Top Candy Shop »
Ice Cream Festival
Inner Space Cavern »
Kiddie Acres »
Peter Pan Mini Golf
Phil’s Ice House »
Scottish Rite Theater »
Shore Club Volente Beach
Terra Toys »
Zilker Park Kite Festival »

preschool 2013

first day of early preschool 2013

This happened yesterday. She’s been going two days a week since she was 16 months old. However, yesterday she moved up into what we had been calling the four year old class [which it's not, oops!]. She is very excited. Ah, this is all happening so quickly!

weekend recap // no.9

bowling

This weekend, we decided to take Em bowling for the first time! It was a lot of fun. But my has it changed since we were kids. I remember having inflatable bumpers. And if one person on your team needed bumpers, everyone got bumpers. Now, they automatically raise and lower so that only the person that wants them gets them. And how about that ramp? Makes it much easier for a three year old to bowl!