Posts Tagged ‘Lakewood PTA’

Hello, neighbor. Meet Lakewood dweller and boutique owner, Carrie Barnard.

Posted by    |    August 8th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Carrie Barnard, owner of Snider Plaza boutiques, babybliss and miniME, talks about life in Lakewood with her husband, Clark, and their two children, Luke; age 7, and Lola; age 5. 

Barnard with son, Luke

YPD: Out of all the neighborhoods in Dallas, you chose Lakewood. Why is this community special to you?
CB: It’s eclectic, fun, totally family oriented.  Feels like a SMALL town but you’re in Dallas!  The schools do so many things to involve the families … movie nights, carnivals, popsicle parties.  It’s so fun!  I love the diverse architecture of the homes, the trees and being so close to the lake.
YPD: Speaking of homes and trees, which Lakewood street is your favorite for taking in the sights?
CB: Tokalon…aahhhh

The Lakewood Home Festival: Fundraising In my Hood for the 34th Year

Posted by    |    November 9th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

The last time I was involved with the Lakewood Home Festival was in 1988. I was 6, and I hated it with all of my heart. Our house was one of the those featured in the inaugural tour, meaning that for this winter weekend of 1988, the 12th year of the tour (yes, it started in 1976), I had to stay at my grandmother’s. Our house was in a state of cleanliness and order that not even M Stewart herself could find something to gripe about.  At such an age of destruction and terror, I threatened that harmonious order, and was thus deported. However, what all of this indicates is that my mom was really worried about the appearance of our home, and rightfully so, as the Lakewood Home Festival is a tradition that embodies and represents the spirit and attitude of our community. It was, and still is, important.