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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

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

Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree in Austin [Giveaway]


Make picking out your Christmas Tree a memorable experience for the entire family this year by visiting a Choose and Cut Christmas tree farm near Austin.

Breathe in some fresh air, take a hayride or walk out to the field, let the kids choose their favorite tree, and let your inner lumberjack o the rest. Back at the farm, pick up some tree accessories and decorations and enjoy some fun activities with your kids.

Read on for more info and how to enter to win your own real Christmas tree.

By Birgit Sund on November 18, 2016

DIY Fairy Garden

Inspired by Mother Nature and the Woodland Faerie Trail at Zilker Botanical Garden, my daughters (5 and 3) and I created this cute little Fairy Garden in our back yard. The material we used is 80% “au natural” and includes items we found in our yard, our neighborhood, our craft box, and at my favorite new craft store, the Austin Creative Reuse Center.
By Birgit Sund on June 22, 2016