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Advocate - Lake Highlands (October 2009)

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The lowdown on what ’s up with neighborhood businesses Two Funny Girls (twofunnygirls. Com) a web-based business specializing in personalized gifts and accessories, was started by Lake Highlands resident Kristy Crawford and her mom, Sara Gardner, in 2001. The two women are a match made in gift-giving heaven — Sara, the embroiderer, and Kristy, the sales gal who’s “friends with every girl of a certain age in Texas and has been in all of their weddings and then attended their subsequent five million baby showers.” Ironically, Kristy has never been married, but according to the About Us section of her website, the Texas A&M graduate is still looking for Mr. Right, so if you know any single guys who might be interested in chatting with a funny girl. If you’ve taken the Plano Road exit off I-635 and headed south, you’ve seen someone on the corner of Walnut Hill and Plano Road waving a sign indicating the Tex Mex Grill is open for business. The restaurant boasts an extensive menu of classic Tex-Mex food, plus weekly lunch and dinner specials. The parking lot looks pretty full every time I drive by, so keep up the good work! Burger Spot will move into the former Rigatoni spot at Plaza Bank Center (Skillman and Royal). Charles Williams of the John Bowles Company says the restaurant plans to open near the end of October. A new yogurt shop (which its owners have yet to name) has signed a lease for the old TCBY spot. It’s also expected to open later this fall. Ever think about making the switch to organic produce but opt out because you hate to pay higher prices, they don’t carry it at your local/every day grocery store, or you’re not sure how to pick it out? Lake Highlands resident Erin Bierwagen came up with a pretty good solution to the aforementioned challenges (ahem, excuses). Bierwagen is the Lake Highlands link to the Your Health Source organic produce co-op. What’s an organic produce co-op, you ask? Co-op members receive a mix of approximately 15 organic fruits and veggies every other Saturday. The selection changes with the seasons. The normal “share” is $50 for 15-30 pounds of produce. You can also get smaller shares, or custom shares depending on your interests and needs. Contact Bierwagen at 972- 680-2072 or erinb@ticnet.com. The David Morales Salon opened up in Lake Highlands recently. Neighborhood resident Morales, a 20-year veteran of the hair biz, says he “wanted to bring an upscale salon to the area, knowing that Lake Highlands has a lot of beautiful people with a desire to look their best.” Located near the Blockbuster on Plano Road and Northwest Highway, Morales’ salon is cut and color only, specializing in highlights. You can call 214-521-8817 to schedule an appointment to get your “do” done. Speaking of the glamification of Lake Highlands, future director for Mary Kay Jennifer Schmiel is hosting Muffins and Makeovers Saturday mornings in October. Schmiel, an L Street resident, has been a rep for the Dallas-based cosmetics company for almost five years. She’s kind enough to remind us when powder blue eye shadow is in, then out, then in again. For more info on the Saturday morning soirees or to set up an appointment, e-mail Jennifer at jennifer.schmiel@marykay.com or call 214-454-1884. And there’s some other big news in the same shopping center. Co-owner and manager of LH Floral Linda Miles announced that LH Floral is up for sale. Eddie Corbitt, Miles’ brother-in-law and co-owner, says they would like to sell the business as quickly as possible due to some family health issues and are willing to be as flexible as possible for potential buyers. With homecomings and holidays right around the corner, this is a busy time for florists. LH Floral has been in business for almost 15 years and is one of the only floral businesses in Lake Highlands. Corbitt and Miles have been co-owners of the retail shop for about a year. Interested parties can contact Eddie Corbitt at 817-727-7526.

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