shopping: Come Prepared When Shopping At Local Austin Area Farmer Markets - 08/06/11 12:01 AM
Come Prepared When Shopping At Local Austin Area Farmer Markets Never taken a trip to a local farmers market? Here are some tips to make shopping easier if you haven't gotten the hang of it yet:  
1. Bring cash and preferably small bills (tuck in your pockets). 2. Ladies leave your purse at home and bring a cloth shopping bag. 3. Bring a cooler..especially in this heat we are having this year. 4. Dress comfortably, wear something with pockets and wear shoes that navigate well in sand, grass or hot pavement (many markets are located in parking lots of shopping centers). … (29 comments)

shopping: NW Austin, TX: Home For Sale ~ 9939 Barbrook Dr. Austin, TX 78726 ~ Canyon Creek - 04/28/11 09:32 AM
NW Austin, TX: Home For Sale ~ 9939 Barbrook Dr. Austin, TX 78726 ~ Canyon Creek        Nestled behind lovely oaks with an in-ground pool and spa                                 

Nestled behind lovely oaks in a quiet section of Canyon Creek is where you will find this newly listed stately brick home at 9939 Barbrook Dr. Austin, TX 78726.
You'll have endless hours of fun with family and friends either by relaxing by the spa or involved  in a heated water volleyball game in the sparkling pool.  You might just want to consider listening to the tranquil sound from the waterfalls.  Grilling … (10 comments)

shopping: Enchanted Christmas Affair 2010 ~ Junior League ~ Austin, TX - 11/18/10 10:09 AM
Enchanted Christmas Affair 2010 ~ Junior League ~ Austin, TXThis morning was great fun!  I made my annual trek to the Christmas Affair sponsored by the Junior League of Austin.  This year their theme was "Enchanted" and it was executed with snowflakes falling creating an air of childlike wonderment! 
As their brochure said: "Imagine a Forest...a Magical Place Filled with Gifts of Gratitude."  The Thursday morning event is kicked off with a private breakfast and 3 hours of comprehensive shopping for those of us who are serious Christmas shoppers.
This venue held at the Palmer Events Center has very selected vendors … (11 comments)

shopping: Do Your Part To Keep Austin Shopping Weird ~ Texas ~ 78750 - 11/04/10 01:13 AM
Do Your Part To Keep Austin Shopping Weird ~ Texas ~ must stop by Austinites...located in NW Austin off Hwy 183N and Anderson Mill Rd. (13343 U.S. Hwy 183N Suite 217 Austin TX 78750).  Their innovative store is "made for weirdos by weirdos"! Their grand opening was August 21st, 2010 and they are on track for keeping the tradition of "Keep Austin Weird!"
The goal is to develop and bring to market products invented and manufactured in Austin.  They have quite a list of local vendors including Austin Jam Co., CB Healthy Bites, Gourmet Texas Pasta, Texas Hill Country Olive … (10 comments)

shopping: Percolating Savings ~ Austin Texas - 06/01/10 11:44 PM

In today's economy everyone is more conscious of their spending habits. Many are loosening their purse strings as the economy begins to see progress in the right direction. 
However, they still want to make sure they are receiving value for their expenditures.  The discount stores are holding their own in sales and now many websites are offering discount coupons. is an excellent site to find two for one deals and discount prices on entertainment activities, dining, etc.  If you're looking for things to do with the kids this summer check out the deals offered.  As the site gains … (4 comments)

shopping: Newk's Cafe Opening May 3rd ~ Arboretum ~ Austin Texas - 04/27/10 02:45 AM
Newk's Cafè ~ Austin Texas Opens next week!
The Arboretum shopping area right next to J.Jill's and Marmi's Shoes (a great shop with fun accessories, too) is getting ready to open a much needed casual dining restaurant specializing in salads, soups, sandwiches and California-style pizzas!
They will open May 3rd at 9722 Great Hills Trail, Ste. 130 and will be open daily from 10am - 10:30pm.  Visit The next time you are shopping at the Arboretum...stop in and check Newk's out!  I know I will!!

shopping: Sounds of the Season - 11/30/09 04:50 AM
Another annual event was held in "The Domain" in Austin as another Saturday night fireworks exploded at 8pm.  The best spot to take advantage of the fireworks display is the parking lot between the Macy store and Dick's Sporting Goods which just opened!
On center stage (right out off the patio of North Restaurant) Christmas Carolers, complete with fabulous old time costumes, sang us our favorite Christmas music!  

All that was needed were snowflakes falling (not likely) and the scene would be complete (it was a balmy 69 degrees).Our church, River Bend, will be performing December 4th from 7-9pm for … (4 comments)

shopping: LOOKING FOR MONEY SAVING TIPS? - 12/01/08 07:25 AM
Thanksgiving is over and the rush to shop for bargains is on the way! Many of us will be watching our spending this year.  There are many websites to check out to help you get the best price or coupons for on-line merchants.  Check these websites out: or track the least expensive gas in your area (enter the appropriate zip code). offers 20,000 on-line merchant discount coupons offers information on how much things are selling for on eBay so you don't overpay: ~ ~ ~ ~
Don't let the economy cancel your charitable … (0 comments)

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Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin, TX

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