Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies at The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

Can you smell these delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies?

This is my grandmother's cookie jar 
and I really enjoy filling it with treats for our guests!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Walk in Historic Downtown Brenham, Texas

Downtown Historic Brenham, Texas!

Home of Bluebonnets and Dairy Cows
The sign reads... "Don't Eat The Bluebonnets"
and as you can see he has eaten so many his eyes are blue!
As you shop downtown you will see so many cute pieces of art work!

Easter Egg Art!  Here is a cute chick!

Egg Vase with Spring Flowers!

Spring Fish with egg body!

You will enjoy walking around Downtown Brenham, Texas!
Then take a break and rest in one of the many seating areas around town!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Brenham House Breakfast

Our breakfasts at The Brenham House are seated full three course breakfasts.
Today we served:
Heavenly Salad
Bacon Quiche, Hash Brown Casserole, Buttered Broccoli
Strawberry Short Cake with Limoncello Sweet cream and Lemon Balm

Monday, March 28, 2011

Irises Blooming at The Brenham House

The yard is waking up! 
... and it is a surprise each morning to see what is
in full bloom.

Collection of Brunch Recipes Used by The Brenham House

Collection of Brunch Recipes Used By 
The Brenham House a Premiere Bed and Breakfast Establishment.
79 recipes we use often at the Brenham House for $15.00.
Don't forget to get yours when you stay at The Brenham House!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Brenham House Garden

Jimmy out playing in the dirt!
It is an early garden and everything in it looks like weeds.  Just wait and it will be busting with vegetables!
We are always happy to see our neighbors next door, 
planting a large garden,
 so we can swap out for something we did not plant!

Friday, March 25, 2011

O'Henry Bars for afternoon guests

O'Henry Bars
4 c. oats
1 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. butter, melted
3 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 c. corn syrup
6 oz. chocolate chips
2/3 c. peanut butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, butter, extracts, and corn syrup.  Spread mixture into a lightly greased 13x9 baking dish.  Bake for 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool.  In a double boiler over low heat melt chocolate chips and peanut butter together.  Mix and smooth over the cooled bars.

So easy, so good!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Brenham House A Premiere Bed and Breakfast Establishment

Today we worked in the yard a little and gave everything a drink of water, 
did a walk through on our rooms for final details, organized our menus, 
grocery shopped, 
place the names on the welcome board,
posted the menus for tomorrow on the board,
placed flowers in the rooms, 
baked cookies for our first guests for Round Top Antique Festival

.... now we are sitting down with a cup of coffee
 to relax and 
enjoy our beautiful surroundings!

Can't wait to see and meet everyone!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Round Top Antique Festival 2011

March 21, 2011
Round top Antique Festival!

I just heard that the vendors are all set up and are selling!  
If you can come early 
that is the best time to come 
and miss the hugh crowds 
.... and get the best picks.

Blue Bell Creameries

Don't forget to tour the Blue Bell Creameries.  Weekday tours only.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Updates on our Bluebonnets, 2011

Updates on our Bluebonnets in our yard:
Plants in the flower beds.
Here are the first blooms at The Brenham House

47th Annual Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival, 2011

Chappell Hill Historical Society presents the 
47th Annual Bluebonnet Festival
April 9-10, 2011
Saturday 10-6 P.M.
Sunday noon-5 P.M.
+400 Arts and Crafts Vendors
Musical Entertainment
Great Food and Fun for the whole family!
Located halfway between Houston and Austin on US 290 in Chappell Hill, Texas on the Bluebonnet Trail!
The Official State Bluebonnet Festival of Texas!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day
From The Brenham House

Antique Rose Emporium

It is that time of year to add something wonderful to your garden!  
The weather has been absolutely gorgeous and I hope to get out to The Antique Rose Emporium this week.  
Our guests have brought back some great rose climbers and bushes and it is making me excited to get out there to see all of the great roses and plants that they have out there!
Oh, and you can order online, if you can't make the trip!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spring Break Activities 2011

During Spring Break March 14-18
11:00 -3:00 P.M.

Windy Winery will have walking tours and tastings!
11-5 P.M. March 14-18

Movie in the Park
March 18th, 10 minutes after sunset
How to train your Dragon
FREE at Holt Park
Don't forget to check out our NEW VISITORS CENTER!
on Main Street.
Shop downtown, Renew Art Studio, Blue Bell Creamery will have tours all day each day of Spring Break!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Renew Art Studio in Downtown Brenham

Renew Art Studio
Austin Street

While shopping downtown swing by the studio and check it out. Located next to Sugar Daddy's Bakery which also serves lunch and dinner.
Great place to get friends together.  Items from $10.00 up.  Great old items repurposed with a modern edge, crafted jewelry, pottery, paintings and MORE!
Now having Adult Art Parties:  Minimum 8 people.
2 hours ($35.), or 3 hours ($45.) of fun and instruction.  You will leave with an original piece of art you created with professional instructions.
*Bring your favorite adult beverage and snacks to enjoy throughout the class.

Friday, March 11, 2011

121 Maifest and Country Flavors Combined- May 6-7, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend! May 6-7, 2011
10:30 A.M. -Midnight both days
Two full Days of Fun and Food and Blue Bell Ice Cream!

*There has been a change this year... 
Country Flavors  and 121st Maifest will be combined for one action packed weekend!
Parade, Arts and Craft Booths, 
All you can eat Blue Bell Ice Cream, 
Food Booths, Biergarten and Wine Booths, 
Authentic German Meal, 
German Music and Dancing, 
Cook off and Home Brew Beer Contest.
It all will be held at Fireman's Park this year and there will be trollies to take people from downtown and the Brenham High School to and from the park so parking will not be an issue!
Mark this on your calendar, now!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Unity Theatre presents, Charley's Aunt

March 31-April 17, 2011
3 weeks, 12 shows
Before Mrs. Doubtfire or Tootsie, there was Charley's Aunt.  
For over a century, people have been laughing at this rollicking comedy.
Curtain times: 
 Thurs. 7:30 P.M.
Friday-Sat. 8:00 P.M.
Sunday 4:00 P.M.
Plan now to see this great show.  We will be glad to secure your tickets for you. 979 241-9947 or go to their 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

This Weekend!

So much to do this weekend!
Shop the large number of shops in Downtown Brenham!
Check out the Heritage Museum!

Enjoy the beautiful weather and check out The Antique Rose Emporium and Ellison's Greenhouses

Pick up your favorite wine at one of our three wineries and bring it back to The Brenham House and enjoy it in one of our outdoor seating areas .

Windy Winery is serving King Ranch Chicken Casserole 
and your favorite Windy Wine for $15.00
Saturday March 12, 3-6 P.M. and music by Mike Gallo

Festival Hill Guitar Festival
in Round Top at 1:30, 4:00, and 8:00P.M.

Dine at Volare's Italian Restaurant
Brenham Grill
Longhorn Saloon
Sugar Daddy's
The Cannery Kitchen
Celito Lindo's

And coming soon to Washington County!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Round Top Antique Festival 2011

Are you ready for miles and miles of treasure hunting?
There is something for everyone at the Round Top Antique Festival.
Just a short drive from Brenham is the Round Top population 77!
Bring your walking shoes and comfortable clothes.  Shop early for best selection and prices.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sign of Spring!

Signs of Spring are here! 
 Glorious days to work in the yard and 
then sit back, with a cup of coffee, and enjoy all of the beauty.
The tulips are beginning to come up and the iris are starting to bloom.  The camellias are still going strong.  It is as if the alarm went off and everything is coming to life. 

Need to get away, come to Brenham, Texas.  We are halfway between Houston and Austin.    

Thursday, March 3, 2011

What are you doing for Spring Break?

Welcome to The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

for Spring Break!

We still have rooms available.  Don't wait, book now!
Here are a few suggestions:

Tour the Blue Bell Creamery,
 Check out the wineries:  Pleasant Hill, Saddlehorn, Windy Winery, 
Shop the many antique shops in historic downtown Brenham, 
Antique Rose Emporium, 
Ellison's Greenhouses, 
Brenham Heritage Museum, 
Schedule some time for Thyme Day Spa, located at the end our our street,
Grab a coffee or specialty tea at the Independence Coffee Company next to the Visitor's Center, 
dine at one of our wonderful restaurants!
This might just get you started !