Texas Hill Country

If you have ever been to the Texas Hill Country, you probably didn’t want to leave. My family lives in Fredericksburg, a cozy little hill country spot with great shopping and only about an hour from Austin and San Antonio.

If you want to stay outside of town, consider Comfort.  My Aunt and Uncle’s cabins Walnut Canyon Cabins have an amazing view and they are pretty stinking wonderful people.

If you want to stay in town, stay at my Mom’s place called Westendhaus.  Westendhaus is located near the edge of town on the up and coming west end of Fredericksburg. It is the perfect guest house, nestled just 2 blocks from Main Street, where shopping, history, food and fun await you.  Super great location!!

Anyway, if you get away, try these spots.  They are wonderful!


Scrapbooking Retreat

This last weekend, I tried something brand spankin’ new…a scrapbooking retreat! Thanks to the invitation from my wonderful friend at work, I spent the entire weekend in Roanoke at Oak Street Cottage.  It was AMAZING! First of all, the accommodations were pristine.  The cottage was super cute, super clean and had 4 1/2 baths.  With 12 women, you cannot beat that!  The twin beds had the most comfy pillow top and beautiful duvet covers.  We all signed up for a meal/snack, so the food was delicious!  I had some blueberry frenchtoast like cobbler thing for breakfast that was UN-believable.  But my friend and I did get in a little Babe’s because it was withing walking distance.  We just got it to-go!

The charm of the home was unmatched, however, by the kind and accepting women I met on the trip.  Only knowing one person, I was a wee bit nervous, but I shouldn’t have been! These scrappers were serious, but so kind and friendly. The scrapbooking abilities I saw in the two large workrooms covering the 8 foot tables was amazing.  Tools, glitter, Stickles, punches, Cricut cartridges and some thing that turns ANYTHING into a sticker were a few of the overwhelming sights. By the end of the weekend, I had twelve more pages scrapped and felt very productive…although one super effeicient, super creative woman finished 44!  I can only hope they will invite me again!