Notes from the Lake

The official Blog of Lake Austin Spa Resort.

As we go through life we get caught up in so many daily activities that we forget to work on our stress management in order to help our bodies and live a healthier life. Remember to take care of yourself so that you are able to take care of others. This is wise advice that instinctively we all know to be correct, but that women often have a great deal of difficulty following.

This past week I was visiting with such a guest who was having a spa day at the resort. Half of our guests…

Sugar Cookie Recipe

  1. Beat ½ cup (one stick) unsalted butter with an electric mixer until fluffy
  2. Add 1 cup of granulated sugar and beat until well blended
  3. Blend in 1/3 cup sour cream, 2 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. Blend in 2 cups of all-purpose flour—add about ½ cup at a time
  5. Put into a bowl, cover and refrigerate 12 hours or overnight
  6. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters
  7. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 7 – 10 minutes

The summer season is an ideal time to focus on yourself inside and out, and there is nothing like spending it at a resort in Austin. In this society we know what everything costs but we don’t know the value of anything. We have to have the latest brand name bag, dress or watch because we just have to have it. We certainly don’t need it. We errantly make the assumption that because it is more expensive, because it costs more, it is worth more or has more value. People are constantly…