Merry Christmas at Flower Vault

Merry Christmas y’all! I hope you’re having an amazing day with family and friends!

I recently took some holiday photos at the Flower Vault in San Antonio. Their locations close December 31st so don’t miss out!

Send Holiday Cheer With Basic Invite!

Tis’ The Season For Holiday Card’s!

I’m excited to send out my own solo Christmas Cards this year! It’s a daunting prospect for the first time you’re sending out cards on your own!

Thankfully I recently teamed up with Basic Invite so I could get my holiday cards all set to be sent out and give y’all a Coupon Code: holi30 for 30% off!

The Basic Invite Holiday Cards Maker is such an easy way to get professional holiday cards done quickly and easily! They have over 500 designs to choose from and an almost unlimited color pallet for your cards (Even the envelopes!) so you can have a truly unique option for your family.

The process is SO easy and really quick. You can choose from personalized holiday cards no photo required, or go fully custom and add in a great family (or in my case solo) photo!

I chose to use an amazing photo of me from a recent photo session with a local Boerne photographer, Kate, for my card photo.

Once I had my fabulous glamour shot selected; I simply edited the text, changed some colors, and the front of my card was complete!

The coolest part about the whole process, is that Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite even offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders!

The great part about Basic Invite’s cards is that you can add in some really unique options to make your card stand out. The the backs of Basic Invite’s cards are totally unique and offer fun ways to put the hi-lights of your year together for friends and family.

I really love the adorable holiday ornament options to give quick easily digestible memorable moments from your year!

There is even an option to customize the interior of your envelopes for a really personal touch.

I chose my signature yellow with my initials for a fun pop of non traditional color for my envelope. There are over 40 different colors to choose from so you can fine something unique to you!

I can’t wait to send out my Christmas cards this season! If you’re looking to stand out this holiday season check out Basic Invite and use Coupon Code: holi30 to get 30% off your order and start sharing those memories right away!

And of course I will be sending Santa a card as well with my list…hopefully he will check it twice!

Summer Poolside Style: White Party

Summer White Parties are an annual tradition. It’s one of those occasions that makes you get creative with your wardrobe.


Since at a white party everyone wears white (kinda self explanatory), it’s the best time to get creative with your accessories without being too over the top.

If you’re as pasty white as your outfit (like I am), or if you just want to keep the sun’s harmful rays at bay, having a stylish hat is a summer wardrobe essential.

I love the straw hats from Goorin Bros. They roll up easily into my bag, but still hold their shape.

Its important to have a fun statement piece when you’re wearing the same hue head to toe, to keep your look unique and to add a pop of color.

I’m loving the Aztec Necklace from Grace and Charm, a local jewelry company here in the Hill Country. This delicate light weight necklace won’t weigh you down and is perfect for a breezy summer look.

I’m in LOVE with Amazonite right now, it’s the perfect stone for summer! The stone’s blue & green ocean colors are perfect for poolside style and definitely make this look!

Use Coupon Code: JULY40 to get 40% off your purchase at Grace and Charm!

This adorable ‘Totes Y’all’ tote from Draper James completes my summer poolside look. It’s red interior stripes just scream 4th of July BBQ!

However you spend your summer, I hope that yours stays sunny and bright!

Southern Summer Nights Look

A hot Texas Hill Country summer night calls for a bold look.

Wandering around this Boerne property, I loved seeing the old mustang grape vines that once thrived here, and seeing the rebirth of new growth and possibilities.

I love shopping local here in the Texas Hill Country. There are so many incredible places to discover and take inspiration from.

My Summer look features the ‘Aztec Necklace‘ sent to me by Grace and Charm . Grace and Charm is a local jewelry company in Austin that features beautiful handcrafted jewelry made with natural stones. I love that, while this is a statement necklace, it is not heavy on my neck, making this an easily wearable piece that has been in heavy rotation in my weekly outfits.

This mustard yellow dress reminds me of well mustard… which is a huge part of German and Czech dishes here in the Hill Country. I picked up this striking piece at Lenette’s Shop and Sip Boutique just down the road from Boerne in Helotes. It is SO nice to see local boutiques here that carry plus sizes!

Hat: Goorin Bros

Necklace: Grace and Charm

Dress: Lenette’s Shop and Sip Boutique

However you go bold this summer, do it with style.

Love,

-Jess

Summer Solstice Style

It’s June 21 aka the Summer Solstice!

That means it’s the longest day of the year!

To celebrate this ancient tradition, I went with a simple breezy look that had a very earthy feel.

Dress: Koh Koh Fashion

Necklace: Shop Grace and Charm

Sunglasses: Tom Ford

This gorgeous necklace sent to me from Grace and Charm, is the perfect accessory for the Summer Solstice. It is a gold fill chain and natural amazonite stones. It reminds me of those beautiful rough cut pillars at Stonehenge.

The Summer Solstice is also World Giraffe Day! The longest necked mammals celebration is on the longest day of the year!

Head over to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation to make a donation and learn about these incredible animals!

Game Night Fun With Boerne-Opoly

Game night is a serious business. You need the right board games to facilitate the right flow of conversation, competition, and yet still let everyone be at ease.

Enter Boerne-Opoly! Late For The Sky Games gifted me with board game that immortalized our very own little Hill Country haven.

Boerne-Opoly features local favorites like the Dienger Trading Co., Boerne Berges Fest, and more! Each card, property, and photo is something that is uniquely Boerne.

When your gathering supplies for your next game night don’t just have local beer and bites, pick up our local game as well!

Boerne-Opoly is available from Late For The Sky Games at Walmart. Be sure to pick one up or enter my Instagram Giveaway for a chance to win one Boerne-Opoly game for your next game night!

Crawfish Boil -Bootjack Bar

I recently attended the amazing Annual Crawfish Boil at Bootjack Bar in Bergheim Texas, just outside Boerne.

This wasn’t your typical bar event, this was an amazing fun filled community event hat brought together people from the Greater Boerne area as well as other parts of the Hill Country and San Antonio.

There was of course AMAZING spicy crawfish but there were also some fun extras to make sure everyone had a great experience. There was giant beer pong from Rent Giant Games, and helicopter rides from Veracity Aviation . It was such an incredible time. I got a birds eye view of the beautiful Texas Hill Country from the helicopter, and had a complete blast. I cannot wait to attend next year’s event!

Fiesta Fashion

I thought that this week I would share some of my Fiesta outfits with you all. This is a little outside of my normal posts but I thought that it would be fun and festive and well I just really want d to share my cute outfits!

1) My Piñata look:

Top: The Pearl Antler ‘Casa Rio Tunic’

Skirt: Old Navy

Flower Crown: Vintage Nature Crown

This look was PERFECT for the DoSEUM’s ReDO Piñata Party! Colorful, comfy, and just a little bit sassy.

@sanantoniostephanie , @drinkinginsa, @jessicalynnstrom J^2!

2)Battle Of The Flowers

This look is colorful and fun, perfect for one of the biggest parades in the country! This top by Belk’s Crown and Ivy Collection has pops of color and hot pink fringe down the front that help give the look a little extra Fiesta flair! Also how cute is my pig purse?! I picked him up at the Fiesta Store for only $8!

Top: Belk -Crown and Ivy Collection

Jeans: Levi

Shoes: Clark’s Mules

Bag: Pig Purse- Fiesta Store

Flower Crown: Vintage Nature Crown

3) Business Casual Fiesta Fun

This look will easily let you show your Fiesta spirit while still being appropriate to hit that work meeting and easily transition to after work Fiesta events like hanging out at NIOSA, Taste of the Northside, or Alamo Heights Night.

This top from Belk, is so light and breaths! It will definitely keep you cool during these humid Texas evenings!

I win this adorable fiesta purse from the lovely @Cynthiaedee and her Goodwill SA instagram Giveaway. You can find amazing fashion opinions for an incredibly affordable price at you local Goodwill!

Top: Belk- Kim Rogers Collection

Jeans: Levi

Earrings: South Texas Glam

Shoes: Clark’s Mules

Bag: Goodwill San Antonio

4)Friday Night Fun

Top: Belk- Crown and Ivy CollectionStriped Dot Print Top

Jeans- Levi

Shoes: Payless

Bag: Pig Purse – Fiesta Store

Earrings: South Texas Glam

5)Cool Casual Comedy Outfit

Top: Belk Crown and Ivy Collection Peasant Top

Jeans: Levi

Shoes: Clark’s

Bag: Goodwill San Antonio The Pom Poms on this adorable bag from Goodwill San Antonio totally bring in the Fiesta Fun!

I wore this outfit to the Jazz, TX comedy show with Todd Glass. Perfect for a fun casual evening that’s just a little bit extra.

Shop My Look:

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I hope this inspires you to Up your own Fiesta game for these last few days and to inspire your own amazing outfits for next year!

As Always Love You Guys!

-Jessica

Event Photo Recap: Boerne Bier Fest 2018

Boerne Bier Fest opened to chilly temperatures but excited visitors. The event was one of the most well run events that’s taken place on the square. Check in was speedy, almost zero wait times for bathrooms and beer, and everyone could move around without being encumbered by other guests. It’s a fantastic celebration of German brew culture, and showcased Boerne’s personality …and of course had great beer!

Bier Fest visitors braved the chilly Spring weather to taste some of the available brews.

Had to start with two of my favorite local Boerne breweries Cibolo Creek Brewing Company and Boerne Brewery. These two are my go to beers in the Boerne area.

ALAMO Beer had my favorite new IPA.

Lorelei Brewing Company is my pick for the most beautiful artwork. I’m a sucker for mermaids! Rough Diamond Brewery was one of my absolute favorite finds of the event. They’re open now and will be having all kinds of new and exciting events at their tasting room! Tusculum Brewing Co. provided heaters and hot coco to Bier Fest attendees and showcased what will go into their new Brewhaus once it’s open.

They also offered chicken bingo which brought quite a few laughs to the event.

I happened to win the first round of chicken bingo. Lucky number 13!

The Beer Hoisting Contest proved to be a very entertaining affair. Men and women competed against each other and the clock to see who should be victorious!

Special shout out to Freetail Beer because they’re always so awesome!

Boerne Bier Fest proceeds go to the Hill Country Council for the Arts, which chooses different arts organizations to benefit from the funds raised every year.

Attending Bier Fest was a great way to get out and support our local arts community and have a fun day discovering new favorite local beers!

The festival will definitely secure a place as the best beer festival in Boerne.

Event Alert: Boerne Bier Fest

If you’re still searching for something to do this weekend check out Boerne Bier Fest!

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11A.M.-7P.M. Boerne Bier Fest will be in full swing at Boerne’s Main Plaza. Bier Fest tickets are $30 in advance

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, $35 at the gate so purchase your tickets early and save! Your ticket includes 10 sampling tickets as well as a commemorative Beer Stein!

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If you are under 21, don’t worry you can still have fun watching the Keg Toss, and partake in the many tasty treats available from Crepe Crazy, and Steel City Pops amongst others.

Event Times:

11:00  Gates open 

11:00 – 12:30   Fritztown Funf Band

12:15 – 12:30   Announcements

1:00 – 2:30  TubaMeisters Band

1:45 – 2:00 Announcements

2:30 – 3:00 Stein Hoisting

3:00 – 4:00 Boerne Village Band

4:00 – 4:15 Announcements

4:30 – 6:00 Mark Manaco and the Strayhearts

5:00 – 5:15 Announcements

5:30 – 6:00 Keg Toss

7:00 Gates Close 

The event’s proceeds go to the Hill Country Council for the Arts and will benefit the Boerne Community Theatre and the Circle Arts Theatre of New Braunfels. It is a great way to have fun and support the local preforming arts scene!

Over twenty breweries will be there showcasing their beers and brews, and you may just find a new favorite!

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Current Brewery Line Up:

  1.  Alstadt Brewery, 2.Austin Eastciders, 3.Boerne Brewery, 4.Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., 5.Celis Brewery, 6.Cibolo Creek Brewing Co., 7.Dodging Duck Brewhaus, 8. Free Tail Brewing Co., 9. Independence Brewing Co., 10.Karbach Brewing Co.,11. Legal Draft Beer Co., 12.Nine Band Brewing Co., 13.Oak Highlands Brewery, 14.Pedernales Brewing Co.,15. Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling,16. Real Ale Brewing Co., 17. Rough Diamond Brewery,18. Southern Star Brewing Co., 19. St Arnold Brewing Co., 20.Tall Grass Brewing Co., 21.Tusculum Brewing Co., 22.Twisted X Brewing Co., 23.Uncle Billy’s Brewery, 24. Weathered Souls Brewing Co. 

 

There are big names like Ranger Creek and Southern Star along with some of my local favorites like Cibolo Creek Brewing Co. and Boerne Brewery.

 

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One brewery that I know I am super excited to try out is Tusculum Brewing Co. , moving onto the Hill Country Mile later this year.

 

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So come out and enjoy some great beer, good weather, AND support your local community!

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