Every year at Ann Arbor Fest, Catching Fireflies founders Steve and April paused from manning their paper-arts booth to admire the folksy paintings of local artist Chris Roberts-Antieau. When they finally saved up enough to purchase their favorite piece, “Catching Fireflies,” it led to a flash of inspiration: a shop dedicated to showcasing similarly whimsical artwork and supporting local artists.
Now, Catching Fireflies’ inventory spans the spectrum, from leather-bound journals and wall art to children’s toys, and has been lauded in Rochester-Rochester Hills Patch. Once customers have honed in on wares, staff can gift-wrap them free of charge, thereby eliminating the need to conceal them behind Groucho glasses.
The hibernation experts at Mattress & Futon Shoppe help foster deep sleep with cushions from top brands such as Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and Corsicana. Well-versed in all forms of sleep habits, the store employees are happy to expound on the finer points of each mattress they keep in stock, which range from traditional innerspring beds to high-tech gel memory-foam mattresses. If your new mattress doesn't feel right or already has a family of monsters sleeping under it, Mattress & Futon Shoppe has a 100-day Don't Worry Sleep Happy comfort warranty, and you can return the unwanted item to one of 13 convenient locations.
Like cuss words in Mandarin, flowers can convey more meanings than can possibly be documented here, including "Happy Holidays," "Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again," and "I Told You Krakow Was Once Poland's Capital." Today's deal lets you formulate a floral communique to anyone in the country, and help people who need it the most in the process. For $30, you get $50 worth of plant and floral arrangements from Touched by Flowers. TBF will give a percentage of the proceeds to a charity of your choice from more than 30 different nonprofit organizations. Your Groupon also covers the $9.95 service and transmission fee, for a $60 total value. Shipping is included.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
The staff at Sylvia's Cleaners can skillfully decode the washing instructions on any clothing tag. For example, they know that "Dry Clean Only" doesn't mean the garment shouldn't get wet, but that it is made of delicate fabric that could easily ruin in most home washers. Their ability to read between the lines also helps them select eco-friendly cleaning methods that replace harsh chemicals with biodegradable solutions, temperature-controlled water, and advanced machines. They dry-clean and launder all items in-house, and can handle specialty items such as wedding dresses and fine linens made from leather, suede, or Rapunzel's silky hair. For the customer's convenience, they also offer pickup and delivery service.
Live-fire training takes place at a local indoor range.
All classes including a handgun rental as well as ear and eye protection; customers may also bring their own firearms.
Led by chief instructor and range safety officer Shawn Washington, Self Defense CCW's team of fellow NRA-certified instructors guide students through the skills and responsibilities of carrying a firearm. Catering to first-time gun owners and experienced marksmen, their classes cover topics such as basic firearms skills, handgun safety, and alternatives to using force. Along with classes seven days a week, the instructors impart their know-how during sessions set up around students' schedules.