The shelves of LifeWay Christian Stores brim with books, Bibles, and all manner of faith-based items to challenge minds and encourage souls. Customers can delve into books from a wide range of scribes, including a series of fictional fables by the New York Times bestseller Karen Kingsbury and the passionate, everyday theology of Crazy Love, penned by Francis Chan ($11.99). Beth Moore's James: Mercy Triumphs study bands women together to partake in deep discussion and to plan synchronized swim routines, and a plethora of Bibles in 10 translations includes study, children's, and gift Bibles, such as a faux leather pink-and-brown Zondervan ($16.99). In addition to finding Christmas gifts, customers can find stocking fillers for hard-to-please tots with a VeggieTales nativity, which allows kids to embrace the meaning of Christmas and use vegetables for something other than reenacting Star Wars battles on their plates ($22.99), and Willow Tree holy family figurines add serenity to December décor ($39.99). LifeWay Christian Stores are closed on Sundays.
June's Hallmark boasts Gold Crown Store status and showers shoppers with a plethora of greeting cards and gifts. Celebratory species abound, starting with postage-paid cards for every occasion, whether celebrating a birthday, graduation, Mother's Day, or jury duty. Or drape wrapping paper over WoodWick candles ($2.99–$28.99), Fiesta dinnerware ($13–$48), Willow Tree collectibles ($10–$169.99), and much more. Meanwhile, children who can’t sleep without hearing fairy tales narrated by a faraway relative or the grocery store bagger with the fascinating mustache can revel in the Hallmark Recordable Storybooks ($29.95). Alternately, the Hallmark Interactive Storybooks ($29.95 for toy with book; $9.95 for additional books) come narrated by a cuddly version of the tale’s main character, who giggles and comments on the events in the story.
In conjunction with the yoga studio, The Floating Lotus Day Spa aims to beautify and relax clients using all-natural therapies, including body wraps, organic facials, waxing services, and massages. Wielding Éminence Organics skincare products, aestheticians deep cleanse faces using biodynamic ingredients designed to naturally hydrate and rejuvenate faces. Within the day spa's private rooms, therapists use methods such as Thai massage and foot-focused reflexology, as well as warmed lava stones, to melt away any knots or stale marshmallows hiding beneath the skin.
More than 200 of The Painted Pig's bone-white, clay-skinned bisque items await the adoring strokes and huggable hues of a hungry, loving artist-owner. Choose your pottery piece from a variety of items, such as mugs, bowls, plates, drawer pulls, and banks (ranging from $1.50 to $100 each, with an average value of about $20). The price includes the piece itself, paint, glazing, and firing. After picking paint colors, you're free to head to The Painted Pig's Idea Center, which supplies an array of books, stamps, sponges, and stencils, or tap the expertise of the studio's friendly staff to stir creative capital from cranial couches. Upon completion of the finishing dabs and drizzlings, you'll hand your claysterpiece to the caring hands of The Painted Pig's glazing and firing squad. The glazing and firing process takes 7–10 days.