Hobby Lobby must be one of my favorite places to shop and browse around as I love crafts. I think they have a good range of crafty items and always seem to be well stocked. One down side is the long lines at checkouts and the long return policy. It always seems to take extra long when returning a product). Their prices are pretty competitive too.
They also have a good variety of home decorative items, florals and seasonal products and the sales are great!
The UPS store in Allen is so easy and conveniant to visit an dmakes mailing packages a real pleasure! The location is great and the amount of time it takes to mail a package with UPS is minimal. The staff is friendly and very helpful with all aspects of shipping a package. The prices are affordable especially their insurance which is a must these days especially if one is selling on eBay.
We recently had to replace a nebulizer for my daughter who has had a constant cough, we had originally received one for my son from healthwell medical services. One phone call to them and to our Dr office and we had this sorted out in no time. A new nebulizer was delivered to our home the very next day meaning that my daughter did not have to go without the medication she needed. Great service and prompt responces!! The staff where so friendly and helpfull and great at returning phone calls.
We have been seeing the family practice associates in Allen for about 2 years now, our whole family goes here - even the children. The Dr's are great as are the nurses. It is not hard to get an appointment and on most cases they can see you the same day. My kids love the Dr's here and when it is injection time the nurses perform an outstanding job. The staff is friendly and my best part if there is not normally a long wait in the waiting room or when they take you back to the rooms.
This was the practice I chose for the birth of my third child (my first in America) - they where a wonderful group of Dr's and nurses, so easy to talk to and very understanding of all of my concerns. They worked with us on billing issues before the birth and after the birth. We had no insurance and they where happy to do payment plans with us. The nurses are friendly and knowledgable. The offices are great although there is a bit of a waiting period for appointments and a wait in the rooms, but overall I would not hesitate to refer them to anyone - great place!
With a history of skin cancers and a lot of sun exposure in his younger days, it was recommended that my husband visit a dermatologist when he started to get some dark marks on his skin. He was referred to Dr Barrows offices and had such a great experience. They where very thorough with their exam and gave my husband a lot of information about the risks of skin cancer etc. Answered all his questions and saw to his concerns The office was very quick with a response to the biopsy and test results and prices where reasonable too.
Having a 9 year old boy at home means that he is into all those TV and computer games. Gamestop has been a great place for us to browse the used game sections and get him a nice selection of games at fairly reasonable prices. They also have a good return policy which is a store credit - so if you purchase a game and it is not what you had in mind then you can always go and swap it out within the time allocation of a week I think it is. Get the gamestop card - it offers you bigger discounts.
We visited the Dallas World Aquarium after being very disappointed by the one at Fair Park. This is a nice Aquarium - but a bit small I think and quite expensive for what you get to see. The highlights for us was the tunnel that you see fish all around you and also the penguins from cape Town South Africa are a big hit for us - brings back a bit of home! There is a restaurant to eat in which I hear is good but we have not yet done that. I think it is a nice place to go visit if you have not been to an Aquarium in a while. It is not a whole days trio and can normally be seen in about 1 hour.
The Dallas Zoo is a wonderful days outing for the family and is the closest zoo to Allen. It has easy access with the DART and is very affordable. We liked our last visit so much that we took out a family membership which was just a few dollars then what it cost us to get in for the day. The monorail is great and allows you to see other parts of the zoo that you don't get to see on foot. I love the new section with the kids interactive areas and petting zoo that they have and the gigantic fiah tank. The river bed is also a neat place for the kids to play.
Mardel is a store that I wish was closer to my home so that I could visit it more often! They have a great variety of Christian music at great prices and often run great specials on their cd's. The kids section is wonderful too and they have a play area for the kids to watch TV or play with a train set while you shop. Plenty of educational items for home schooling at very good prices. My children love their 10c buckets where they can choose a variety of items from their allowance. They always have the latest book releases and often run great specials. Nice clean and organized store.