Best Nature Cleaners saves clients from the hassles of travel with dry-cleaning services performed exclusively for pickup and delivery. The clean team uses nontoxic dry-cleaning solvents to swiftly cleanse garments, comforters, tablecloths, and blankets within three business days. Ever flexible, the staff members can perform pickups in the morning, afternoon, or evening—a welcomed convenience for those who prefer food fights at every meal.
Shoppers at Southlands can take a break by taking a turn on this icy outdoor skating rink. Families and friends can lace up rented hockey or figure skates, then take to the ice to enjoy the crisp, cold air as they practice spins and backward maneuvers or fine-tune impersonations of a baby deer learning to walk.
After 13 years of photographing landscapes as a hobby, Darci Amundson attended a pin-up-themed group photography event at an old gas station. From then on, she told examiner.com, she forsook sceneries in favor of human subjects, building a career around boudoir, high school senior, and family portraits. She beautifies clients with professional makeup before setting up sultry pin-up images, frames students at up two locations in up to eight outfits, and captures families at their favorite locales, such as the backyard tree house where the neighborhood model UN meets. Darci combines the spontaneous look of photojournalism with her meticulously planned compositions, lighting, and poses.
The photographers at Picture It Studios are ready for anything. Their two fully equipped camera rooms hold the props and backdrops necessary to inspire imaginations, whether a client is wishing to capture the state of their family that year or give their toddler a sea-worthy look. Yet the image-makers don't let those walls limit them. They also tote their digital equipment to special locations, including the Aurora Reservoir and Lincoln Park, to capture groups in the natural light. Apart from family shots, Picture It Studios' photographers also use their lenses and digital retouching to find the glamor in engaged couples, graduating seniors, and pet fish, letting subjects post their poses online with digital images customized for Facebook.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces?including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis?await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece a few days later.
The goal of every KidsTown Drop-In Child Care Center is to provide quality, licensed care to children, so they may have a safe and secure place to visit that's also fun, exciting, and entertaining. KidsTowns offers a flexible preschool schedule and curriculum, qualified staff tailors each day's lessons to those in attendance to create a more flexible preschool program. Here, children have the opportunity to learn new skills, play with different toys, participate in group games, create art projects, and interact socially with other children. Activities are scheduled throughout the day to encourage learning in new areas, while also providing social, physical, and cognitive development opportunities.
Another consistency is that each facility allows parents to drop off kids ages 1-13, whenever is most convenient to give parents an opportunity to select a weekly schedule that works best for their family. To further accommodate parents, some centers offer themed Saturday-evening sessions that keep children entertained at night, so adults may get away.