nw austin: Better Bites~A Southwest Austin TX Wholesaler - 09/15/14 11:50 AM
 
Better Bites ~ A Southwest Austin TX Wholesaler
 
Better Bites Bakery owner Leigh Lopez Simpson is one of several wholesale businesses who sell products direct to retailers. Her kitchen is located in Southwest Austin where available space and rents are lower than in Central Austin. Her facility is close to her house and community which supports her business. The site also includes a small retail space to maintain connection with her customers.
 
The Cookie Do Bites are carried by many retailers including Whole Foods and Central Market, People’s Pharmacy and local taco chain Tacodeli. What exactly are Do … (12 comments)

nw austin: Has Your Shelf Life Expired? - 09/15/14 11:16 AM
Has Your Shelf Life Expired?
 
I see businesses every day that didn’t get the memo their cheese moved. Their industry changed and they didn’t zig and zag with it or they just realized their shelf life was soon to expire. Look at Radio Shack..help me..help me.... I’m losing ground and need another transfusion! Did the powers at be not realize the consumer doesn’t need speaker wire anymore? Did they not check out their competition and see what you could buy and for how much at Circuit City?

Every business….record companies, restaurants, hardware stores, travel agencies, real estate companies etc. want to stay in … (42 comments)

nw austin: Saturday Shots ~ A repeat performance - 09/12/14 09:27 AM
 
Saturday Shots ~ A repeat performance
 
Our second oldest granddaughter Maggie is following in the footsteps of her big sister Hailey. She loves playing volleyball and has years watching her older sister compete! Just last week-end she flew out with her mom to NY City to watch Hailey play at Columbia University! They smuggled Chuy’s cheese dip in their suitcases to bring Hailey’s favorite Texas eating!

Maggie plays for her school “Canyon Vista Middle School” as an 8th grader on the "A" team and is #18. She just tried out for Austin Juniors Girls Volleyball and made it for … (33 comments)

nw austin: "Your Perfect Partner" - 09/11/14 10:52 AM
“Your Perfect Partner”
 
Richie..you have outdone yourself on this “scratch the itch contest!” Love your illustration and convincing us our time has come if we haven’t participated in an exercise to brand ourselves and make sure our name becomes a household word in our business!
 
Years ago when formulating my business and marketing plan I spent days coming up with a tagline that would help create “mind share” with my sphere and target market area and express what “service” consumers can expect from me. My tag line is “Your Perfect Partner.”
 
I use this tagline on all my … (43 comments)

nw austin: 2014 Casa Superhero Run ~ Cedar Park Center ~ 9/21/14 - 09/10/14 02:57 PM
 2014 Casa Superhero Run ~ Cedar Park Center ~ 9/21/14
  
The CASA programs of the Greater Austin Area are sponsoring the Casa Superhero Run on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 7 am at the Cedar Park Center. 5K and 1 mile kids run. 
 
Everyone is welcome for the superhero run..family, friends, pets, strollers..this is a day to have fun and display a positive attitude towards all children! Wear costumes and enjoy all the day has to offer.
 
 
2014 EVENT ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE:
·        Superhero costume contest and dance party on the main stage
·        Batmobile pace … (15 comments)

nw austin: Foxhole Tavern in NW Austin ~ Foodie Friday 9/12/14 - 09/10/14 09:04 AM
 

Do you live in NW Austin? Are you looking for something new, different and kinda upscale but don't want to drive to downtown Austin? There is a new restaurant that just opened near Lakeline Mall that you might like! It has quite a varied menu so there is something for everyone. Be adventuresome and check it out..it might become your new home away from home:).
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOXHOLE CULINARY TAVERN         http://www.foxholeaustin.com
The goal of Foxhole is to have a restaurant that serves high quality food in a fun atmosphere that offers a refreshing change of … (18 comments)

nw austin: First Annual Austin Weird Homes Tour 9-13-14 - 09/08/14 03:10 PM
First Annual Austin Weird Homes Tour 9-13-14
 
What a fun venue! On September 13th from 10am – 6pm be sure and check out a collection of eight eclectic properties! You’re in for a sensory escape because these homes showcase the weird, amazing and unusual people and places that make Austin remarkably weird!
A $37 VIP ticket provides access to a reception the evening before at the Urban Betty Studio from 8-11pm. You can go on-line and purchase tickets for the self-guided and self paced tour at http://www.weirdhomestour.com.
You’ll get to see Austin artist James Talbot’s whimsical house and … (22 comments)

nw austin: Introducing new video for Canyon Creek NW Austin-September 2014 - 09/08/14 02:20 PM
 Introducing New Video for Canyon Creek NW Austin~September 2014
 
There have been some wonderful changes happening in NW Austin’s premier master planned community of Canyon Creek! There is a new entrance embracing the character of Canyon Creek. Trailhead Park recently installed a new red swing set and playscape! A few more pieces of equipment for the park are in the progress and should soon be finished.
 
It was time to update our video of Canyon Creek. For those of you already familiar with the community you’ll recognize the updates. For those looking for a great community in NW Austin … (16 comments)

nw austin: How does she do it? The seller has to be leaving money on the table - 09/05/14 11:47 AM
How does she do it? The seller has to be leaving money on the table!
 
A Sellers goal is to receive the highest and best price for their home in a given market. My job as a predominant listing agent is to make that happen. I have systems in place, strategies that work and know the market. I anticipate changes in the market and shift to adjust for corrections. The market is always moving up and down….one constant you can count on is “change”.
 
My listings are known for being show ready. Agents don’t need to preview. They can … (36 comments)

nw austin: Join Canyon Creek Elementary PTA ~ Back the Future - 09/04/14 02:07 PM
Join Canyon Creek Elementary PTA~Back the Future
 
I love the new sign the Canyon Creek Elementary created to pump up enrollment “Back the Future”. It just goes to show a picture is worth a thousand words!
 
Visit their website and Join the PTA! Christine Bailey is the PTA president and she is looking for volunteers, so see what opportunities she has for you.
 
Check out the list of sponsors! So good to see so many companies willing to help! We are proud to be on the list!
 
As always community news and events are brought to you … (12 comments)

nw austin: Asst. Principal Kelly Friede~Canyon Creek Elementary NW Austin 2014 - 09/04/14 11:39 AM
 Assistant Principal Kelly Friede~ Canyon Creek Elementary NW Austin 2014
 
The 2014-2015 school year brought about an exciting change in Leadership roles for Canyon Creek Elementary. The school is located in NW Austin in the prestigious Canyon Creek master planned subdivision on 10210 Ember Glen Drive, 78726.
Jenny Casson was named the Principal and Kelly Friede is now on board as the Assistant Principal. Welcome to both these well- qualified dynamic leaders!!

Kelly earned a Master of Education in educational administration from Concordia University and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas State University. She has most … (10 comments)

nw austin: OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~11306 Tanya Trl 78726 9/7 2-4pm - 09/04/14 10:51 AM
OPEN HOUSE~NW Austin~Canyon Creek~11306 Tanya Trl  78726 9/7 2-4p
www.11306tanyatrail.com
Buyers, don’t miss this opportunity to view 11306 Tanya Trail , Austin, TX 78726 during this weekend’s open house on Sunday, Sept. 7th from 2-4pm.

11306 Tanya Trail, Austin, TX 78726  is located in the master planned community of Canyon Creek on Hwy. 620 between Anderson Mill Rd. and Hwy. 2222.  This prestigious community is minutes toLakeline Mall, close to theArboretum & theDomain for shopping with nearby theatres and churches. Residents of  Canyon Creek enjoy easy access to a variety of shopping & retail, major highways, restaurants and theaters.  Like … (13 comments)

nw austin: Price Reduced in Canyon Creek ~ A Premier NW Austin Subdivision - 09/04/14 09:31 AM
 Price Reduced in Canyon Creek ~ A Premier NW Austin Subdivision
 
This immaculate home at 11306 Tanya Trail in this premier master planned community has just reduced their price! Built in 1989 this Canyon Creek home features all the goodies buyers love!

Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac is where you will find this updated custom 2 story brick.  This home will not disappoint inside or out with the modern touches these original sellers have carefully selected.  Frieze carpet installed in 2014 compliment the fresh interior paint.  Quartz counters with glass tile backsplash in the kitchen, a remodeled master … (8 comments)

nw austin: Wordless Wednesday ~ Sharing with Paw Paw - 09/03/14 11:27 AM
 Sharing with Paw Paw

Handsome Hudson was over on Labor Day swimming while his little sister, Beautiful Beckett, slept and ate.  Paw Paw has a thermos of ice he always carries. Hudson always says “Ice Please Paw Paw!”  Paw Paw always shares and now bought Hudson his own thermos. Life is good! 

 
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nw austin: Thankful Thursday ~ A Mother's Love - 09/03/14 11:23 AM
A Mother’s Love
 
Beautiful Beckett and her brother, handsome Hudson, came over on Labor Day to swim and enjoy the day!  Beckett is such a sweet baby...she slept and ate and slept and ate some more.  I did spend most of the day holding and feeding her but finally I relinquished her for a while to her mom.

 
 
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nw austin: 98% List/Sell ratio for Canyon Creek NW Austin's Premier Neighborhood - 09/02/14 03:33 PM
98% is the List/Sell ratio for Canyon Creek ~ Austin's NW Premier Neighborhood August 2014
 
Here are the latest statistics for August 2014 in the Canyon Creek Subdivision, Austin's NW Premier Neighborhood. Wondering if it is the right time to sell or buy a home? This report reviews the current market conditions and expectations as we finished up the second month of the third quarter in 2014.

Canyon Creek is one of the most desired neighborhoods in NW Austin. It’s a prestigious master planned community that boasts several parks, a Junior Olympic pool, tennis courts, nature trails, top notch public … (13 comments)

nw austin: Under Contract in 3 days in Canyon Creek Subdivision ~ NW Austin - 09/02/14 12:27 PM
 Under Contract in 3 days in Canyon Creek Subdivision~NW Austin
 
NW Austin buyers you need to be quick in this market if you find a home you like. You could run the risk of your dream home being under contract when you finally decide to make an offer. Such is the case with my listing on 11137 Amesite Trail, located in the prestigious master planned community of Canyon Creek in NW Austin, 78726. It is now under contract!

If you are interested in learning more about Canyon Creek or any NW Austinhome for sale or if you are a … (13 comments)

nw austin: Graffiti Park at Castle Hills or the HOPE Outdoor Gallery~Austin TX - 08/26/14 12:09 PM
Graffiti Park at Castle Hills or the Hope Outdoor Gallery
In Austin our motto is “Keep Austin Weird!”  Graffiti Park at Castle Hills or the official name HOPE Outdoor Gallery fits perfectly in this mantra. Graffiti artists have to take risks when applying their craft illegally but there is one well- known place in Austin where graffiti is legal!
The park is not a public City of Austin Park, its private property owned by the Castle Hill Partners (an investment firm that operates out of the castle that sits on West 11th Street above the gallery). Castle Hill Partners has no … (13 comments)

nw austin: Canyon Creek NW Austin Listing Sneak Preview ~11137 Amesite Trail - 08/26/14 10:57 AM
Canyon Creek NW Austin Listing Sneak Preview ~ 11137 Amesite Trail
 
Here is a sneak preview of my new listing in NW Austin in Canyon Creek. The home should be on the market late Thursday August 28, 2014. Wow…here is the type of property buyers in Austin anxiously wait to hit the market in our low inventory levels. It’s perfect for a buyer looking for an updated home in prestigious Canyon Creek located in the acclaimed Round Rock School District. Family and friends will envy this charming 2 story brick home nestled behind mature oaks.

Check back for … (12 comments)

nw austin: Canyon Creek Community Successful Back to School Party 2014~NW Austin - 08/26/14 10:31 AM
Successful Back To School Party 2014~Canyon Creek Community NW Austin
 
“The Annual Back to School Party” August 24, 2014 in Canyon Creek Community was a total success! The temperatures soared over 100 degrees so a party at the Canyon Creek pool was the perfect venue to celebrate the end of summer vacation!
Ann Okamura needs a round of applause for keeping this wonderful annual tradition alive in Canyon Creek. Each year our attendance grows and this year we have beaten the turnout record!

The petting zoo was enjoyed by many and the “Wipe Out Slide” was definitely a … (4 comments)

 
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