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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

10 Playful Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids

10 Creative and Fun Last-Minute Halloween Costumes for Kids
Halloween brings enchantment to children with its costumes, candy, and boundless fun. Yet, as parents, we understand that life can become hectic, leaving you in a last-minute costume scramble. Fear not, as we've got you covered with these 10 imaginative and enjoyable last-minute Halloween costume suggestions that will delight your kids!
By Birgit Sund on October 30, 2023

Little Villagers Farmers Market - Pflugerville's Young Entrepreneur Market

Little Villagers Farmers Market
Little Villagers Farmers Market in Pflugerville is a Young entrepreneur market featuring youth vendors selling their business goods and showcasing their skills. This opportunity allows children real world experiences and shoppers the opportunity to support our Youth and get creative and handmade gifts for the entire family.

Mark your calendars for September 9th and come on out to enjoy homemade lemonade and baking goods, shop jewelry, resin keychains, bookmarks, plants, toys, crafts, and so much more.
By Birgit Sund on August 21, 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

Virtual Performing Arts Classes With ZACH Theatre

Zach Theatre virtual lessons
The show must go on – and it will!

While Austin’s beloved ZACH Theatre doesn’t offer any in-person performing arts classes and camps at the moment, kids and adults alike still have the opportunity to explore the world of acting, singing, dancing, role-playing, and story-telling.  

Starting the week of October 19th, ZACH Theatre offers interactive virtual classes for kids K-12. Classes take place once a week, in the morning or in the afternoon. Students can choose from a variety of disciplines. Free sample classes available.

Read on for details.
By Birgit Sund on October 5, 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

Online, Interactive Film Classes with Squishy Banana Studios

Squishy Banana Studios
Obviously, this is a difficult time for everybody and many local businesses are getting hit extremely hard. We therefore want to use our little platform and help in any way we can.

We asked local businesses to let us know of any products, services, or activities they're currently offering, that can help Austin families keep their kids busy and make this time as enjoyable as possible for their kids and their whole family. In the coming days, we will be introducing those offers on our blog. Sign up for our newsletter, so you don't miss any of these awesome deals.

Read about Squishy Banana Studios' online, interactive film classes.
By Birgit Sund on April 1, 2020

Fun Art and Writing Contests for Texas Students of All Ages


Does your child like to draw or to write? Here are some fun contests Texas students of all ages can show off their art or writing talent at.

The deadlines are approaching, so better get them going!
By Birgit Sund on February 3, 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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