stitch fix

stitch fix

Have you heard of this? Stitch Fix. It’s a stylish personal shopping service. A few friends use it and love it. You sign up, fill out your profile including your style, size, lifestyle and budget and they send you a box full of hand selected goodies based on your style profile. You have three days to try on everything, and you pay for only what you want to keep. There is a $20 styling fee which goes towards the purchase of anything you like in your box. It’s free shipping both ways. Oh, and your box not only contains clothes, but accessories, too! This definitely sounds like something I could use!

If you want to sign up, I’d love for you to use my referral links above! Thanks!



We bought some new watercolors for Em today. She had been using a little kiddie set with a little cheap brush. We only had one brush and she wanted us to paint together as a family [aka at the same time]. Plus, she paints every single day. So after her dance class, we made a little pit stop at Jo-Ann’s. I didn’t intend to get watercolors too but these were so pretty! Bonus – a nice, new brush inside.


I also picked up a sketchbook filled with paper specifically for watercolors. We spent much of the afternoon watercoloring together.


Here’s the first one we completed. The colors are so vivid. Love.

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


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?

Amy’s Ice Cream »
Backspace Pizza
Bacon »
Banger’s »
Chez Nous
Coolhaus »
East Side King
East Side Showroom
Franklin Barbecue
G’Raj Mahal Cafe »
Green Pastures Restaurant
Gourdough’s Doughnuts
Güero’s Taco Bar »
Hey Cupcake! »
Hillside Farmacy
Home Slice Pizza »
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
Torchy’s Tacos »
Trudy’s »
Uchi »
Uchiko »
Z’Tejas »

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 »

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

Mercury Design Studio »
Room Service Vintage »
Uncommon Objects »

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 »