I lived in Austin, TX for 8 years before my husband and I moved to Memphis, TN. I love Austin and it's always fun to go back and visit. We spent our holidays here with my family.
Like most Texans, I love Whataburger. I'll be honest in saying that the food is not extraordinary, but I have been eating at a Whataburger since I a little girl and it holds lots of memories for me. I love Rudy's BBQ. We served this at my wedding's rehearsal dinner...it's yummy. I love HEB. I really took for granted this wonderful grocery store when I lived there, but now I miss it terribly. A GREAT grocery store is hard to find in Tennessee. I love the state capital building. I took my bridal pictures here and they turned out great. I LOVE Chuy's. It's my favorite place to eat and it's starting to pop up in different cities around the US. Come to Memphis...PLEASE!!!!! I love the University of Texas. Hook'em! I love that sock monkeys are appropriate characters for a nativity scene. Keep Austin Weird!
I also love some of the new things I've discovered about Austin.
Now that I'm into quilting and fun local fabric stores, the Stitch Lab on South 1st Street has gone towards the top of one of my new favorite places to shop. Don't worry Memphis, I still love Sew Memphis and Bumbletees.
While we were at Stitch Lab, my niece and I bought some fabric to make a fun pillow together. She got a sewing machine for Christmas and we sat down together to figure out how to use it.
I also got to give some other Christmas gifts this holiday season that were handmade, but not quilts. I think the girls really liked them.
All in all, the holidays were lots of fun and I enjoyed hanging out with family, seeing old friends, and enjoying the memories from a different chapter in my life.