Christine Boatwright of Shelby Living Magazine wrote a piece detailing the operations of self-taught baker and Wooden Spoon Bakery owner Leslie Arnold and how she specializes in surprising scone flavors—pear and fresh ginger, apricot white chocolate, and salted caramel, to name a few—but also loves one special, more familiar flavor. Her red-velvet cake, a hand-me-down recipe from her husband’s grandmother, is a popular classic: a light chocolate cake colored a vibrant red and sprinkled with icing and walnuts. As she told the magazine, “I’m proud to say it’s the only recipe I have not tinkered with because it’s perfect the way it is.” Still, Arnold keeps a constantly rotating menu of flavors and offerings at Wooden Spoon Bakery, baking bacon-cheese biscuits, strawberry coffee cake, and blueberry-and-cream muffins one week and specialty brownie cakes the next.
Craig and Carol Mitchell opened their specialty paper and stationery shop after finding themselves "bored with a lack of responsibility" in retirement, as they told Shelby Living. Today, their shop's shelves are lined with colorful invitations, stationery, and anything-but-boring paper goods. The store’s house brand is forged from 100% cotton and made without chopping any tree or offending any shrub. Crane & Co. notes and special resume envelopes ensure stylish personal and professional communication, and a host of wedding invitations beckon lucky guests to bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and rehearsal-dinner dress rehearsals.
What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.
For more than 13 years, the friendly crew at Superior Cleaning Service has applied a meticulous touch to dingy domiciles. The company's trained technicians will annihilate grime from your windows (interior and exterior), shine chandeliers, or de-clutter your gutters using high-quality and environmentally safe products. Or have the deep-clean specialists blast away dirt and debris from the exterior of your home during a mold- and mildew-eliminating, low-pressure power wash. No matter the season, Superior Cleaning Service works efficiently to scour home surfaces and add sparkle to windows just in time for big family events and exhibitionist Monopoly games.