The floor technicians at Pro-Kleen smarten up shag and refine tile with a combination of industrial-age steam power and cutting-edge technology. After a free estimate nails down a firm flat rate, berber inspectors put rugs through an eight-step process that includes inspection and pretreating stains. A truck-mounted Rotovac 360 machine dissolves soil, grease, and spots with 180-degree water before a high-powered vacuum extracts the mix, leaving behind soft, allergen-free fibers and terrified Lego people. The process removes most of the water it uses to saturate the fibers, reducing drying time to a few hours. All jobs are guaranteed and backed up with the promise to reclean any unsatisfactory jobs or refund the total cost.
Getting a subscription to Netbricks is like being handed the key to a never-ending toy store. Once you've signed up, you can browse the company's gigantic collection of Lego sets, which spans both classic and modern themes. Netbricks ships your chosen set to your door?but not before sorting and sanitizing each brick. Families can then build such staggering creations as a Star Wars Sandcrawler, the White House, or a medieval castle besieged by a dragon.
Customers play with their Lego sets for as long as they like, then send them back in exchange for a new one or, if they're especially enamored, purchase select sets at a discount. Netbricks doesn't even charge you if you happen to lose a few pieces to the vacuum or a hungry dog who wants to build a model spaceship. And if you want to break out your own set of bricks, the staff can sanitize and sort your legos for a by-the-pound fee.
PackagefromSanta.com brings the North Pole into the modern age. Using the website, parents can ensure their children get personalized letters, certificates congratulating them for making the Nice List, or even a video greeting from Kris Kringle himself. The customized care packages also include special extras, such as a swatch of Santa's red?suit and a sugar cookie from Mrs. Claus' kitchen, among others. Unlike a pen pal who? can't figure out email, Santa doesn't communicate entirely through the mail. He can also make phone calls and create personalized videos for boys and girls.
For more than 25 years, the Chesapeake Crab Connection’s fleet has ventured out into deep waters in pursuit of the region's sweet and succulent hard-shell blue crabs. After reaching the shore, fishermen ship the steamed, frozen, and live crustaceans throughout the country alongside fresh fish, lobsters, shrimp, clams, and oysters. Crab mallets, festive crab-printed paper, and oyster knives supplement feasts, and freshly prepared seafood lump cakes and soups reduce the time spent fishing for your family’s dinner every night.
Meat, vegetables, fruit and healthy fats are pillars of the Paleo diet, but the popular diet has subtleties beyond that too. Nuts are OK, for example, while beans are out. Paleo Plan's team of nutritionists and experts make the diet more accessible with their resources, which range from recipes to detailed meal plans complete with grocery shopping lists.
Baby & Belly and Hopscotch occupies a prodigious storefront loaded with a cache of wares for babies, children, and expecting mothers. Founded by two sisters looking to stay in vogue with buns in the oven, the originally modest shop has expanded with the demand for dapper matriarchal duds. Expectant fashionistas can sift through flattering and current attire by Olian Maternity and Michael Stars ($20-$150). Couture devotees with fully cooked baked goods can pick up a classy diaper bag ($80–$350) or children's clothing by labels such as Baby Lulu and Tooby Doo.