Store for Knowledge is a family owned and operated business started in 2001. We have come a long ways from a small hobby site for paleontology and geology, to now offering thousands of products ranging from almost every educational subject.
Brandon Farran might look familiar. He's both a professional fighter and fitness model. Plus, he's one of the trainers who helped Lance and Melissa Morgan stay fit after they finished up on season nine of The Biggest Loser. At Future Fitness Team, Brandon, his wife Channing, and partners Jason and Shawndra Haak collaborate to whip the average Joe into shape at a variety of workout sessions, from boxing and jiujitsu to yoga and stability classes.
Twice Upon a Time's collection of children's clothes and toys have all been previously owned—although it's hard to tell. Since 1999, the shop has ensured that every item looks as good as new, whether it's apparel for newborns—size-20 kids, or furniture, strollers, and books. The owners have also created a designated play area, which keeps young kids entertained as parents shop.
Serenity Soapworks' cleansing alchemists fuse natural ingredients into revivifying balms including bath soaps, salts, and aromatic candles. Delicate epidermises discover an effective ally in the lightly vanilla-scented Scaly Skin Skeedadle vegan soap, which treats extreme dry-skin conditions including eczema, psoriasis, and spontaneous combustion with avocado and sweet-almond oils, as well as coconut, hazelnut, and wheat germ ($5.95). Vegan lip balms ($3) capture summer’s essence in convenient, pocket-sized form, slathering smoochers in juicy flavors such as raspberry lemonade and strawberry-peach parfait. Aromatherapy-packed, chocolate-fudge-brownie-scented soy candles ($3.50–$6.50) unlock memories of childhood baking adventures and lure packs of feral cookies, and the Oatmeal, Milk, and Honey brown-sugar exfoliating scrub ($5) treats the senses to a luxurious brunch while cosseting sapped skin with moisture-maximizing oils.
A spacious smoke shop situated in downtown Abilene, The Leaf offers an aromatic array of cigars, pipes, and other smoldering smoke accessories. Let experienced tobacconists take you on a tour of The Leaf's walk-in humidor that features thousands of cigars, including Oliva brand ($4–$9), lauded on many occasions by Cigar Aficionado, and fragrant pipe tobacco, such as Samuel Gawith and McClelland ($4.50–$6.50 per ounce). Caffeine cravers can pair their purchase with a pound of quality java ($10.50), packaged by local roasting company Duncan Coffee. The Leaf also provides an extensive selection of elegant tobacco pipes for those desiring to look dignified in spite of the Groucho Marx mustache that’s tattooed to their face.
The Jump Around caters to children 12 and under with a 10,000-square-foot facility full of bounceable terrain and rubberized apparatuses. A 30-day membership allows free admission during normal hours of operation, giving kids a safe and fun place to exercise and socialize. The Jump Around also houses a toddler area to engage smaller bouncers while free WiFi entertains adults looking to check their email or blog about scandalous Hollywood toupees.