Prism Magic Clothing and Imports adorns garments imported from Thailand with bright, machine-washable tie-dye color. Adult tie-dye shirts swathe torsos up to a 6XL in bold patterns such as toadstools, hearts, and silhouette portraits of Babe Ruth ($20+). Cover up the scent of a limberger factory with sticks of fragrant incense ($1.50+) or outfit a small, friendly cheesebot in a kids' tie-dye shirt ($15). This Groupon can also be used toward tie-dye ($25) or sewing ($40) classes to help students pursue their own projects with DIY derring-do, whether they're hand stitching a piñata cover or tie-dying the sails that will finally make their Winnebago seaworthy.
Sierra Shading Solutions outfits homes with custom screens, blinds, and awnings. During in-home consultations, specialists call upon more than 25 years of experience to offer aesthetic suggestions and determine energy-saving solutions to take advantage of nearby stars. With exterior shading options such as retractable patio awnings and solar screens, Sierra Shading Solutions helps beautify outdoor lounging areas. Traditional interior treatments include wood blinds and roman shades, which allow homeowners to let in gradual amounts of natural light so as not to render reading lamps entirely obsolete.
For more than three decades, The Garden Spot's knowledgeable staff has been helping to pair gardeners with the soil amendments, nutrients, and organics best suited to their projects. From among their verdant inventory, they can provide information on flowering shrubs or shade, fruit, and evergreen trees, or help customers locate yard art that best accentuates their minimalist blade of grass. A fourth-generation landscaping and maintenance staff further abets homeowners in their quest for picturesque surroundings, and instructors bestow useful tips during a range of gardening classes.
Kadam Glass takes novice art students and helps them become veteran glasswork artists. The studio's team of resident and visiting artists leads classes on fused glass, stained glass, and enameling and teaches crafters of all skill levels how to weave wires or create beach landscapes out of mosaic pieces. Regardless of what area of glasswork guests are interested in, Kadam Glass is equipped with the tools and space to help them.
Arms To Bear's NRA-certified instructors?led by Kevin Roth, an NRA-certified chief defensive firearms instructor?teach more than 10 specialized classes. Placing emphasis on personal safety and home protection, the courses range from basic pistol shooting to the three-part advanced defensive handgun session. The law enforcement-certified facility also features a LaserShot training system.
The first time Christie Mumm saw her newborn daughter's face, she knew nothing would ever be the same. She couldn't have anticipated, though, how much her love for her own husband and child would spill over into her work, and how it would, in turn, fuel the growth of her photography. From its beginnings as a part-time venture based out of Mumm's home in 2001, JLM Creative Photography has grown to fill an elegant downtown studio whose pale blue walls are filled with images of the candid smiles she has captured. As a mother, Mumm is keenly aware of how quickly children grow, change, and shape shift into wererabbits, and she's made it her mission to help other couples and families memorialize their fleeting, joy-filled moments.
Mumm and her team specialize in fine-art lifestyle portraiture and wedding photography. Her penchant for natural-light work has led her to many picturesque destinations, including a Lake Tahoe engagement shoot and a vintage-inspired wedding shoot on a lush 13-acre Nevada City estate; both were featured on the wedding-planning website On the Go Bride. Mumm has also written a book—Family Photography—which emphasizes the importance of relationships in the digital-photography business.