For more than 25 years, the expert framers at Kerrville Framing have been marrying traditional and modern methods to protect prized keepsakes with custom-cut wood and glass frames. The picture preservers mount treasured tokens, such as paintings, mirrors, and needlework, on one of 3,500 molding types in myriad grades of glass or acrylic and finish jobs with any type of glaze or whipped topping. Although pricing varies depending on size and materials used, a diploma, a small piece of art, or a family photo can be framed for approximately $100. In addition to fencing in prized pieces, Kerrville can also install artwork on-site, restore art, and repair picture frames and unphotogenic family dogs.
Jackie Willome describes her photographic style as “honest.” She doesn’t rely on contrived studio backdrops of autumn leaves, and she doesn’t position her subjects into catalogue-friendly poses. Rather, she views herself as a chronicler of the natural interactions between family members or emotional transactions occurring within. To do so, she totes her camera to homes and captures subjects at their most relaxed. When she’s not traveling to location shoots, Jackie also expertly composes portraits under natural light in her studio.
Spectators flock to BR Lightning Ranch’s rodeo competitions for a series of summery showdowns between macho men and brawny beasts. After the books close at 7:45 p.m., crowds settle into open seating areas, jostling for superior vantage points within the dust-flecked arena. At 8 p.m., brave riders clamber atop bulls and steers, attempting to hang on with one hand for eight seconds while writing haikus about Wyatt Earp with the other. Horseback riders trace cloverleaves in the dirt during barrel racing heats, while muscle-bound cowboys wrestle, or "dog," steers to the ground using only their strength during chute-dogging tussles. Kids join the action with calf scrambles and mutton busting, which mimics bull riding by substituting sheep and pint-sized cowboys. Aqua mules make a splash amid the dust-kicking festivities, clambering up to a high-dive platform before leaping into the watery embrace of the large pool below.
Expert photographer Danelle Miner captures runaway moments and preserves them on film, creating memorable images that can be enjoyed for years to come. Set up a 60-minute portrait photography session for you and up to three others in your home or at the Boerne-area location of your choice, then smile, leer, or glower to your heart's content as the camera clicks away (a $150 value). Danelle customizes every shoot, finding creative and fun ways to draw out the unique personality of each model. Portrait posers may bring multiple outfits to change up their look, whether that look be "cowboy from space" or "land-mine diffuser/babysitter."
Featured in Southern Living magazine, Kiss the Cook equips cooks of all skill levels with the tools and toys needed for whimsical culinary escapades. Carrying a coterie of high-quality cookware, bakeware, and kitchen-friendly gadgetry, Kiss the Cook will have you on your way to creating simmering sauces or luxuriously stacked baklava. Specialize your slicing repertoire via a paring knife with sheath ($9.99), invigorate your vintages with a Vinoair wine aerator ($19.99), or unshackle hunks of innocent limestone with a marble cheese slicer ($19.99). Ensure accurate measurements with magnetic measuring spoons ($16.99) or extract the magic nectar of citrus juices with a lemon squeezer ($14.99). Kiss the Cook's friendly, knowledgeable staff is on hand to assist with your culinary queries.