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dax + jade - New Gift Boutique and Event Venue

dax + jade

Explore this charming new gift boutique and event venue in the small Hill Country town of Jonestown, nestled on the shores of Lake Travis between Lago Vista and Cedar Park: dax + jade.

Launched by mom and local resident Amy Stewart, dax + jade quickly won the hearts of the community, particularly among Moms and kids who have an affinity for creativity and handcrafted body and beauty products. 

By Birgit Sund on January 23, 2024

Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Bring Smiles to Hospitalized Children - And Where to Get Them Locally

Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Bring Smiles to Hospitalized Children - And Where to Get Them Locally
When a child faces an extended hospital stay, it can be a difficult and unsettling experience for both the young patient and their family. Offering a source of comfort and a touch of happiness can be achieved through the selection of thoughtful gifts. These presents not only help pass the time but also offer emotional support and foster a positive atmosphere in the hospital room.

What to get and where to get it locally
By Birgit Sund on October 3, 2023

Win 26 Fun Picture Books

Book Summer Giveaway
🎊 GIVEAWAY ALERT! 🎊

Are you looking for reading material for summer break and beyond? We've got you covered! Enter our book giveaway for a chance to win 28 fantastic picture books, including our My Friends and I book, 4 crafts, a craft apron, a paint palette, and sidewalk chalk! Enter by June 30th, 2023.
By Birgit Sund on June 5, 2023

Get in the ART ZONE at Cordovan Art School this Spring and Summer!

Cordovan art camps
Time to register for spring and summer camps!

Celebrate Spring and Summer this year at Cordovan Art School's “ART ZONE” at the award winning BEST CREATIVE ART CAMPS in the greater Austin Area!
By Birgit Sund on February 18, 2022

Stop! Don't Throw Out Those Crayons! How To Recycle Used Crayons And Help Schools In Need

Crayon Collection

The non-profit Crayon Collection is giving us another meaning to the back-to-school shopping season. By providing a resource for teachers, students, and communities to collect, contribute, or receive gently used crayons from restaurants and schools, Crayon Collection puts them into the hands of vulnerable children from low socio-economic backgrounds and at-risk environments across the world.

Read how you can help make a difference.
By Birgit Sund on August 23, 2021

Yes...The Holidays are Here...Classes & Art Kits

ArtBarnATX Fall Classes
It's time for turkeys and gingerbread houses! ArtBarnATX has some fun artsy events coming up!

Join a face-to-face art class at the Art Barn or get a to-go art kit and make a personalized keepsake gingerbread house, ceramic turkey luminary, or folded book art pieces at home.

Read on for class and registration info.
By Birgit Sund on October 15, 2020

Virtual Hula Hoop Classes with Mad About Hoops

Mad About Hoops
So, I was looking for a fun way to keep my kids active at home and I came across Mad About Hoops, a hula hoop enrichment program, taught by two lovely ladies, Amy and Madison, in Houston and Denver. Like so many businesses offering classes and activities for kids, Mad About Hoops was negatively impacted by the current situation. However, Amy and Madison got creative and put together several virtual class options, live as well as pre-recorded, that kids and adults can enjoy from the safety of their home.   

Read on to learn more about their classes and to get a $30 (or $10) discount.
By Birgit Sund on August 6, 2020

Wanted: Children's Drawings and Letters

Drawings Nursing Homes
As we all know, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, and assisted living communities have been hit extra hard by our current health crisis. As per the CDC, “Given their congregate nature and resident population served (e.g., older adults often with underlying chronic medical conditions), nursing home populations are at high risk of being affected by respiratory pathogens like COVID-19.” However, not only are they particularly vulnerable when it comes to their health, they’re also hit extra hard with isolation.

Many residents haven’t received in-person visits from family and friends since March, as most facilities limit community entry to essential visitors only (those necessary for resident care and community operations) and don’t allow in-house social visits, public events or outings.

In addition – and that is an ongoing situation and not specific to COVID-19 – some residents may not have family and friends close by or may not have visitors at all. 

We therefore invite families in and around Austin to join us in bringing a smile to many sad faces, and this is how.

By Birgit Sund on June 13, 2020

Free Wood-Working Workshop for Kids at Home Depot

Have you ever taken your kids to the Home Depot Kids Workshops? If they like crafts and wood working, this is the perfect place to spend a fun Saturday morning and some quality time with your kiddos (and to unleash your inner lumberjack).

Read on for details, tips, and to see some of our master pieces.

By Birgit Sund on January 21, 2020

German Christmas Traditions And How To Prepare For Christmas The German Way


Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

By Birgit Sund on December 5, 2019

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