Flower Mound

Foodie Friday: National Donut Day at Sara’s Donuts

Happy ‘National Donut Day’ Foodies! Today we decided to revisit a donut shop that we blogged about last year, Sara’s Donuts. Home to everyone in Flower Mound’s favorite donuts located just off of 2499. And yes, you can guess it… we did not hold back when it came time for us to celebrate.

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From the decorations, the electric decor, and the friendly staff everything seemed to be in place and ready to serve all of Flower Mound’s donut cravings for the big day. But, what we didn’t see was the preparation Sara and her staff put into every donut and decoration. We talked to Sara and she admitted to us that she had gotten into the store at 1 AM that morning to begin making the donuts to make sure every single one was perfect.

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When we got there this morning at 7:15 we were expecting a line and a short wait, but what we saw was nothing short of a donut miracle. A line stretched itself out of the door and wrapped alongside the sidewalk. But, the funniest part was that everyone in the line had the same face that seemed to be a mixture of excitement, hunger, and an envy of every person that walked out with their arms full of the delectable donuts.

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When it was our turn to order donuts we talked to Sara herself and she said that in just a couple hours they had already sold more than 3,000 donuts!  She said it was mostly the original type of donuts (glazed, sprinkles or old fashioned) that had been going, but mentioned that other crowd favorites include: Creme Brulee, Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, Maple Bacon, and the S’mores.

However, no matter which donut you most craved you were sure to receive a fluffy and sweet treat that was just right for you.

Sara is a huge contributor to the community and has donated countless hours, money, and donuts to charities in Flower Mound. She even donated to this years Easter Sunrise Service on the actual Flower Mound. Sara is a loving person whom we adore and appreciate for all she does for our town.

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We know all these pictures have your mouth watering. So, the next time you want to be “Employee of the Day” at the office or treat the kids to something special on the weekend, definitely head to Sara Donuts to try out some of their incredible breakfast options and to meet their friendly staff!

You just might see us while you’re there… picking up donuts for our own office!

Jay Around Town: Flower Mound Named Top City in United States for Family

Thanks to a study done by Apartment List where they named Flower Mound the best city in the United States for families, I have a feeling there will be a lot more people interested in moving to our charming town this year!

Our neighbors in Frisco took the #2 spot. And there are a couple of other Texas cities that made the top-10 list as well.

Apartment List took a number of factors into account when producing their family-friendliness index including safety, housing affordability, education quality and child friendliness.

To read all about the study and see all of the results, click here. 

And congratulations, Flower Mound!

Here’s What the Flower Mound Real Estate Market Looked Like in Q3 2016

Last week we told you why the holidays are in fact a great time to consider putting your home on the market!

And this week we want to show you that the Flower Mound real estate market is still going strong. We are still in a fantastic market to both sell and buy in!

Check out these cool infographics we put together to demonstrate just how strong both the resale and new construction markets were in the 3rd Quarter of this year.

And if you don’t see your neighborhood on here, give us a call at 972.724.2540 or send us an email and we’d love to put together a FREE market report based on your neighborhood.

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Foodie Friday: Snuggle Up With a Good Cup of Coffee at Edison Coffee Co.

It’s the beginning of November which means it’s the perfect time of year to head to a local coffee house and snuggle up with a delicious cup of coffee. We have some really great local coffee shops to choose from here in the Flower Mound area. And this week we’d love to talk about one that we know is a definite local favorite – Edison Coffee Co. in Highland Village.

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Owners J and Melanie McWhorter are mad scientists when it comes to coffee creations and love researching new methods to serve customers the greatest and latest in what coffee has to offer.

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Photo Courtesy of Edison Coffee Co.

And it’s a very cool, relaxing environment to either sit and visit with friends in or take some work you need a quiet spot for.

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Edison Coffee Co. serves everything from classic coffee to seasonal drinks like their Spiced Apple Cider (which comes topped with an orange-cinnamon whipped cream) and their Spiced Pecan Cap which is espresso, milk, and spicy cinnamon cardamom syrup, garnished with crushed candied pecans.

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Photo Courtesy of Edison Coffee Co.

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And if you want something to munch on along with your beverage, Edison Coffee Co. has you covered there too. You can choose from one of their delicious baked goods (we recommend the pecan roll) or from one of their grilled cheese sandwiches like their Toast-Beast or Sage Apple grilled cheeses.

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Photo Courtesy of Edison Coffee Co.

Another cool thing Edison Coffee Co. offers is a monthly brew class where they host a coffee tasting and cupping for anyone who is intrigued as to how they experiment with new coffees.

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Photo Courtesy of Edison Coffee Co.

We can definitely see ourselves frequenting Edison Coffee Co. when we need a quiet moment or a warm beverage. And if you haven’t tried them out, we’d definitely recommend you get there this rainy, Fall weekend.

*Edison Coffee Co. is located at 2570 FM 407 Ste 140, Highland Village TX 75077.

 

 

November Happenings

I hope you didn’t think we were going to forget to post all the “happenings” going on in Flower Mound, Highland Village and Lewisville this month! Check out all the fun things happening in our area below.

Flower Mound

Saturday, November 5: FMHS & MHS compete at Bands of America in San Antonio

Sunday, November 6 @ 1:00pm-3:00pm: Veterans Day Ceremony at Flower Mound High School Football Stadium

Thursday, November 10-Saturday, November 12: FMHS Dramatic Paw ‘Prents Present “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” at FMHS Auditorium

Friday, November 11 @ 9:00am-5:00pm: Veterans Day Relay Run

Saturday, November 12 @ 7:00am-11:00am: Dorothy’s Dash Kid’s K & 5K at Flower Mound High School

Highland Village

Saturday, November 5 @ 10:00am-2:00pm: Fall Festival at Unity Park

Thursday, November 10 @ 11:00am-1:00pm: Salute our Veterans Luncheon at Hilton Garden Inn Lewisville

Thursday, November 10 @ 4:00pm-5:30pm: Honor Our Veterans Ceremony at Highland Village Municipal Complex

Saturday, November 19 @ 5:00pm: Our Village Glows at Shops at Highland Village

Lewisville

Friday, November 4 @ 7:30pm: Lewisville Lake Symphony “Facade” Concert at MCL Grand Theater

Friday, November 4-Saturday, November 5: Creative After School’s Theatre production of “Annie Jr.” at MCL Grand Theater

Friday, November 4-Sunday, November 6: “November” at Greater Lewisville Community Theatre

Friday, November 11-Sunday, November 13: “The (Somewhat) True Tale of Robin Hood” at The Actors Conservatory Theatre

Saturday, November 12 @ 8:00am-11:30am: Trinity Trash Bash at Lewisville Lake Park

Sunday, November 13 @ 3:00pm: Come Dwell – American Inspiration Concert from Lewisville Civic Chorale at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation

Wednesday, November 23 @ 3:00pm: Snoopy’s Thanksgiving Special at Lewisville Public Library

Thursday, November 24 @ 8:00am: Castle Hills Turkey Trot at Castle Hills Village Shops

Saturday, November 26 @ 3:00pm & 6:00pm: Majestic Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at MCL Grand Theater

Saturday, November 26 @ 4:00pm-7:00pm: Holiday in the Plaza & Tree Lighting at Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza