Jul 17 2014 01:35pmCrown Donut: A Friendly Donut Place in Austin
If donuts put you in a good mood stop by Crown Donut in Austin, Texas where donuts are served with a smile. Loyal customers find the donuts to be light and tasty. They have a wide variety of yeast and cake donuts, as well as donut holes and kolaches.If you are in the mood for sweet treat, get a cinnamon sugar cake donut. Looking for savory? Try the highly recommended jalapeno kolache. Although there is a drive through, many customers prefer going into the store for the friendly service. Crown Donut might just be one of the best spots for a sweet breakfast near Hardrock Canyon.Crown Donut325 Ranch Road 620 SAustin, TX 78734(512) 230-4247www.crowndonut.blogspot.comwww.yelp.com/biz/crown-donut-austinCC-BY-SA-2.0/Flickr/MissMessie
Jul 10 2014 02:17pmFun for Kids at Round Rock's Safari Champ
Whether you're looking for something new and interesting to do with the family, Safari Champ offers Round Rock exceptional fun in its massive play area.Inside, you'll find a huge jungle gym complete with slides, tubes, ladders, ropes, and more. There is also a toddler area and cafe serving sandwiches, ice cream, and coffee close to the main playscape. Parents especially appreciate Safari Champ's indoor play place during the summer to escape the oppressive Texas heat. Sign the kids up for one of the seasonal day camps, where little ones will participate in arts and crafts and story times. You can also consider purchasing a three month pass to play as much as you'd like.Safari Champ1400 East Old Settlers BoulevardRound Rock, TX 78665(512) 828-0000www.safarichamp.comwww.yelp.com/biz/safari-champ-round-rockPublic
Jul 04 2014 09:28amHappy 4th of July
We hope everyone has a safe and happy day as we celebrate America's Independence. Happy 4th of July!
Jul 03 2014 03:20pm
Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!
Jul 03 2014 01:07pmFind Craft Supplies at Sea of Beads
If you’re a serious crafter, walking in the front door of Austin’s Sea of Beads is going to blow your mind. The selection of beading and jewelry supplies and tools here is over the top. The shop stocks a staggering array of beads in a myriad of styles, including seed beads, Czech glass, pearls, and semi-precious stones, as well as more affordable options for new learners. The selection of findings and chains is also excellent. If you’ve got a dream project, this is going to be the place to get the materials. Don’t know how to make your own jewelry? Sea of Beads has you covered. Instructors host a wide array of classes, from single-project oriented sessions that teach you how to make pendants and necklaces to more open-ended classes. Visit the Sea of Beads website to learn more!Sea of Beads2438 W. Anderson LaneAustin, TX 78757(512) 533-9090seaofbeads.netwww.yelp.com/biz/sea-of-beads-austinCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/chitrasudar
Jun 26 2014 02:21pmUpper Crust Bakery: Breads, Pastries, and More
With more than 28 years in the bakery business in Austin, Upper Crust Bakery has earned itself a bevy of loyal fans who flock there for freshly brewed coffee and yummy breads and pastries. Croissants are available here in a dizzying array of flavors, including cinnamon almond, marzipan, ham and cheese, and chocolate. Also in the pastry case are muffins, scones, cookies, cinnamon rolls and turnovers. Brioche, baguettes, rye, whole grain, and ricotta herb are among the bread options.Stop by Upper Crust at lunchtime for a bowl of Italian stew with spicy Italian sausage, potatoes, garlic, mushrooms, and herbs. An apple, goat cheese, and pecan salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing is a fresh and healthy option. Sandwiches include chicken salad with pecans and grapes, tuna salad, smoked turkey, and avocado with vinaigrette.Just a short drive from Hardrock Canyon in Austin, Upper Crust Bakery is open every day.Upper Crust Bakery4508 Burnet RdAustin, TX 78756(512) 467-0102uppercrustbakery.comRead the reviews on Yelp.CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/khawkins04
Jun 19 2014 01:32pmEasy Ways to Incorporate More Potassium Into Your Diet
While most people think of bananas when they think of sources of potassium, there are actually a wide variety of other foods that contain even more of the beneficial mineral. Potassium helps to keep your heartbeat regular and your muscles, kidneys, and other organs working to their fullest potential, and it’s even been proven to work better than sports drinks at providing energy before a workout. These great foods can help to ensure that you get enough all-natural potassium. Sweet potatoes. Along with their numerous other health benefits, sweet potatoes are also very high in potassium. Just one average sized potato contains an impressive 646 milligrams, making it one of the absolute best sources of this mineral. At just 131 calories per sweet potato, they’re also very low calorie side dishes that won’t derail your diet plans. Tomato sauces. The zesty marinara sauce that you toss on your linguine is an even better source of potassium than a fresh tomato. Just 1/4 cup of tomato paste contains 664 milligrams of potassium, and plain old tomato juice offers over 400 milligrams. Beans. Whether you prefer fresh green beans or kidney and lima beans, all types of these beans are wonderful sources of potassium. Half of a cup of white beans contains just about 600 milligrams of the necessary mineral, and they’re good for your heart as well. Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium [Healthaliciousness]15 Foods That Are High in Potassium [Health.com]Foods With More Potassium Than a Banana [Huffington Post]Potassium and Your CKD Diet [National Kidney Foundation]Public Domain/Public Domain
Jun 15 2014 09:29amHappy Father's Day!
Today we want to take time to wish all the Dads out there a very happy day! We hope all the Fathers near and far have a great day relaxing with loved ones!