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!

recent work // moving announcements – house no. 46

custom house sketch moving announcements // no. 46

As you can see, we’ve been quite busy sketching + letterpress printing beautiful homes! Here’s the latest one we’ve completed for custom moving announcements. Congratulations A + C on your lovely new home!

Oh, and PS – we’ve added our popular 5″ x 7″ custom house illustrations to our Etsy shop. You can find them here. And bonus! If you purchase a 5″ x 7″ print along with moving announcements, the house sketch fee is waved for the print. Contact us for details.

recent work // moving announcements – house no. 45

custom sketch moving announcement // house no. 45

Here’s another gorgeous house we had the privilege of sketching for custom moving announcements.

Congratulations B family on your beautiful new home!

recent work // moving announcements – house no. 44

Sorry for the blog silence. We’ve been so busy! First, we spent three weeks visiting family. Two weeks at the lake house and one in Louisiana. Then, we wrapped up a lovely custom wedding suite order. I can’t wait to share it with you!

custom house sketch moving announcements // house no. 44

In the meantime, here are some custom house sketch moving announcements we recently completed. Enjoy!

em’s first sail

em's first sail

This happened recently. Em’s first sail with her sail-loving-daddy. The wind died down as they were coming in but Em loved it all so, so much!

Hope you have a happy weekend!

recent work // house sketch no. 43

We recently completed this fun order. Not only did we design this 5″ x 7″ letterpress print that’s perfect for framing…

house sketch no. 43

we also worked on custom house sketch moving announcements

house sketch no. 43

and house-proud custom note cards

house sketch no. 43

along with these sweet Christmas cards!

house sketch no. 43

Congratulations on your beautiful new home C family!