Archive | September, 2011

Looking for Fall Fun in Austin?!

30 Sep

I love our Falls in Austin, TX!  Don’t you?!

As the weather cools down, put on your long-sleeved T-Shirts and shorts and go enjoy one of these fun events in Austin!

Festivals and Events

9/30 – 10/2
Downtown, Fredericksburg

10/6, 3 – 7 pm
2011 North Hays County Community Expo &
Resume Drop-off

Business to Business Networking from 2-3 pm
Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, Kyle

10/7, 7:30 pm
Movies in the Park
Hoodwinked Too

Elizabeth Milburn Park, Cedar Park

10/7-8, 6 pm to midnight
Mediterranean Festival
408 E. 11th St, Austin

Texas Mesquite Art Festival
Marktplatz DT, Fredericksburg

32nd Annual Wimberley Gospel Music Festival
See Website for schedule
8400 FM 32, Fischer

10/13, 6 – 9 pm
22nd Annual La Dolce Vita
food and wine festival

AMOA–Laguna Gloria, Austin

Kyle Fair & Music Festival
Thunderhill Raceway, Kyle

10/15, beginning at 10 am
Kyle Founders’ Parade
Center Street, Kyle.

Austin Film Festival
Paramount Theater and various locations

10/22, 7 – 9 pm
Concert in the Park
Don’t Tell Debbie Band

Elizabeth Milburn Park, Cedar Park

Buda Fine Arts Festival
On the greenbelt in Historic Downtown Buda
Visit website for schedule

Austin Record Convention
Crockett Center, Austin

10/22, noon – 7 pm
Food & Wine Fest
Marktplatz DT, Fredericksburg

10/22, 2 -10 pm
Dia de los Muertos
5th Street, Austin

10/27, 6 – 8 pm
9th Annual Boo-da Halloween
Buda Public Library

10/30, 12 – 4 pm
Halloween Carnival
City Square Park, Kyle

Halloween on E. 6th St.

Art and Culture

9/9 – 10/1, Fri. & Sat, 8:15 pm
The Tempest
Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

9/30 – 10/1, 8 pm – 10/2, 3 pm
The Mozart Project
Choreography by Stephen Mills
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Long Center, Austin

10/2, 12 pm
John Philip Sousa
Wooldridge Square Park, Austin

10/6, 7:30 – 9 pm
Mother Falcon
Laguna Gloria Amphitheater, Austin

10/14-15, 8 pm
Holst’s “The Planets”
Conspirare Women’s Chorus +
Narration and images provided by NASA
Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin

10/13, 8 pm
Mongolian music
Bass Concert Hall, Austin

10/18, 8 pm
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Bass Concert Hall, Austin

10/21, 8 pm
Tiempo Libre
Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops Series

Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin

Fri. and Sat. Evenings @ 8:00 pm
Sun. Matinees @ 2:30 pm
Arsenic & Old Lace
by Joseph Kesserling

Wimberley Playhouse, Wimberley

Fri. & Sat. @ 7:30 pm and Sun. @ 2:00 pm
BEEHIVE, The 60’s Musical Sensation
The Georgetown Palace Theatre

10/23, 2 pm
Halloween Children’s Concert
Austin Symphony’s
Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin


10/01, 6:30 pm
Austin Pictures w/ Peter Bay
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/06, 6:30 pm
George Jones w/ Robert Ellis
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/6, Doors @ 8 pm / Show @ 9 pm
Jason Boland and The Stragglers
Antone’s, Austin

10/7, 8 pm
La Zona Rosa, Austin

10/08, Doors @ 8 pm / Show @ 9 pm
David Allan Coe
Antone’s, Austin

10/9, 8 pm
B.B. King & Leon Russell
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/11, 7 pm
Joe Walsh
Bass Concert Hall, Austin

10/14, 6 pm
Dark Star Orchestra
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/17, 6:30 pm
Sara Evans w/ Gloriana
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/18, 6:30 pm
Peter Frampton
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/19, 7:30 pm
Frank Erwin Center, Austin

10/21, 8 pm
Frank Erwin Center, Austin

10/22, 9 pm
Slim Thug
Emo’s, East Austin

10/23, 6:00 pm
Mary Chapin Carpenter
w/ Loudon Wainwright III

ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/24, 6:30 pm
St. Vincent w/ Cate Le Bon
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/24, Doors @ 8 pm / Show @ 9 pm
Alexi Murdoch w/ Kishi Bashi
Antone’s, Austin

10/25, Doors @ 7 pm
Mastodon w/Black Tusk & Ancient Wisdom
La Zona Rosa, Austin

10/26, 7 pm
Taylor Swift
Frank Erwin Center, Austin

10/26, 8 pm
Dream Theater
Bass Concert Hall, Austin

10/29, 7:30 pm
Zombie Ball
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin

10/29, 7 pm
Anthrax and Testament
Emo’s, East Austin

10/30, 6:00 pm
David Cook and Gavin DeGraw
ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Austin


Roller Derby, doors @ 6 pm
Calvello Cup Championship
Austin Convention Center

IBM Uptown Classic, 5K & 10K

Frankenthon Monster Marathon
Cedar Park

10/22, 6:45 am – 12 pm
Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament
Lake Kyle

10/24, 7:15 pm
Monday Night RAW
Rey Mysterio, John Morrison,
The Miz, WWE Divas
Frank Erwin Center, Austin

Chosen: Marathon for Adoption
New Braunfels

Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water 10-Miler,
5K and Kids K


Longhorn Football
Visit web site for schedule

For Running Events Calendar visit:×8/AustinRunners2011/AustinRunners2011.pdf

For Cycling Events Calendar visit:×8/AustinRoadCycling/AustinRoadCycling


So What’s the Deal with Facebook Timelines?

28 Sep

I dunno…but let’s learn together!

I hope you find this article,  “Facebook Timeline: A Complete Overview,” useful courtesy of InmanNext.

How To Remove Streaks and Marks from Your Floors

28 Sep

Scuff Marks on your Floor Shoes

As you know in Austin, TX and any real estate market really, first impressions matter to the Buyer!  Don’t let scuff marks on your floors distract Buyers and cost you money!   Instead try these cheap, quick fixes.

1. Fight Fire with Fire!  Black-soled shoes may have made streaks on your tile floor, but rubber-soled sneakers can remove them. Simply tie on your sneakers and buff the marks with the point of your sole.

…It’s OK if you can’t resist attempting the Moon Walk while you’re at it.

2. Aw Sheet!  Have hardwood floors? Lift scuff marks by using a dryer sheet (even a used one will do). Simply rub at the marks, making small, circular motions.

3. Alcohol (Rubbing not Drinking)! Vinyl floor looking streaky? Dab a little rubbing alcohol on a clean white cloth and wipe. The marks will disappear without damaging the floor’s finish.

I’m a professional Realtor, not a professional flooring cleaner, so if you’re unsure, please check with a flooring specialist before trying any of these tactics.


Water and Energy Conservation Tips

26 Sep

Hey Fellow Austinites!  My bills were SCARY this summer!  How about yours?  Well, in order to help all of us without a cool green property, here are some tips to help you save some CASH any time of year on both your water and utility bills and be kind to the Earth!

By the way, did you print up your $5 Coupon for Grooming at Woof Gang Bakery yet?

$5 of Grooming at Woof Gang Bakery Austin, TX

23 Sep

Happy Friday Everyone!

In case you didn’t know this about me, I LOVE  A DEAL!!!  Today, I want to share a deal with you!

$5 Off Grooming at Woof Gang Bakery, located in Central Austin.

Woof Gang is a special spot:  Not only do they have fabulous groomers, but they also offer beautiful baked goods for your pup, unique collars and leashes, nutritious treats and dog food, toys galore, and yes, even that Longhorn jersey every dog needs!

Want to visit Woof Gang now?:

So go ahead, click on the coupon link, print it up, and set up your next grooming appointment.  Tell ’em Erica Sent Ya!

…Oh, and if you happen to have a Golden Retriever, you should join my Meetup!

Note: If you have trouble printing the coupon, follow these instructions:

1.  Right click on coupon

2. Select Medium 640

3. Right click on Medium 640-sized coupon in new screen and either save the file and print it through your photo management service OR paste photo in a new blank Word document and print that!

Green is Gorgeous!

22 Sep

I found this article that I thought you might find interesting, and I think they hit the nail on the head: While it wasn’t always the case with green design, green and gorgeous are no longer mutually exclusive events!

I love the 5 designs featured at the bottom of the article.  Living in Austin, TX, a city that bleeds orange…and green, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot more of this housing in the near future!

It’s Hard Selling Awesome Properties When You Want Them for Yourself!

19 Sep

Austin Hill Country Real EstateAustin real estate is so much fun, but sometimes it is hard!

I get to see some of the neatest properties, drool over them, and then have to help get them sold to someone else other than myself!  It’s a shame!

I would love to own this 10 acre Hill Country Retreat!