Every morning, Liberty Edwards—a wife, mother, photographer, and business owner—hurries to smudge on some eyeshadow as she rushes her brood out the door. She understands the difficulty most women face in making time for themselves, and the many ways in which this can hurt their self-confidence. Armed only with her camera and heaps of inspiration, she created Liberty Edwards Photographer to help hardworking women rediscover their sensuality and beauty.
Today, she helps her subjects capture romance with boudoir, glamour, and engagement photography. To assist with this, her on-staff hair and makeup specialist treats guests to a complete makeover before each shoot. Whether she's snapping formal portraits or candid shots during girls’-night-out parties, Liberty strives to help each subject's inner and outer beauty shine through, a skill that earned her services a place in The Knot’s 2012 Best of Weddings list.
Take a peek into Chef's Stop's culinary cache to find an abundance of gourmet gadgets, gizmos, and goodies that better equip your kitchen for impromptu feasts in the king's honor. Chef-quality cookware and bakeware line the aisles in heavy-duty sparkle, casting illumination on top countertop performers from Cuisinart and Waring. Perk up your at-home percolation style with a new Capresso four-cup espresso machine ($59), or sharpen your sense of savvy by using this Groupon toward a classic eight-piece set of high-end knives from Wusthof ($349.99). Using super-sharp cutting tools not only makes food prep easier and safer, it may also cause even your most frigid iceberg lettuce to warm up and stop withholding its gestures of affection.
Kohler City Hardware helps homeowners to repair, sharpen, renew, and stock their home with a plethora of essential supplies. In the spirit of winter, guests can swing through the shop to pick up bags of de-icing salt ($6.99) or toboggan sleds ($12.99). Skilled service people stand at the ready, performing all manner of tasks, from replicating keys ($1.79) to refilling propane tanks ($12.99/20 lb. tank) to estimating how many rocket scientists customers should hire to screw in a single light bulb.
The picture professionals at Marin preserve motionless moments with an array of digital photo services. Bulk-scanning equipment scans and stores up to 100 photos on one handy disc, employing the same process used to create identical twins and evil doppelgangers to help images go from handheld to byte-sized. Photos must be between 2"x3" to 8"x12", loose (not attached to an album), and free of staples, adhesives, and the fingerprints of wanted criminals. Groupon customers can scan extra pics at a discounted price of $0.25 each (a $0.50 value), and specify a particular chronological order for an additional $5. This Groupon is not valid for scanning negatives, slides, or Polaroid photos. Items that do not meet the requirements for bulk photo scanning can be custom scanned for an additional fee.
With keen eyes for detail, Missouri Maid Services' cleaning crew makes quick work of household messes by adhering closely to a 40-point checklist. The standard plan of attack entails a comprehensive offensive of vacuuming, dusting, and sanitizing in every room of the house, driving the hordes of dust bunnies out of their hiding places and into the trashcan of defeat. Chore lists can also be lengthened with add-on services such as laundry, deep appliance cleaning, clutter organization, and steam-cleaning treatments.
While maids rid homes of detritus, clutter, and tumbleweeds, the pest-control team deploys pet- and child-safe products to stave off mosquitoes, bed bugs, termites, and other invading pests. Committed to green practices, the team utilizes EPA-registered products and creates programs that prevent infestations without depending on pesticides, instead using indoor solutions that are less risky to human health.
The professionals of Gateway Pest Control don't simply spray bugs and move on. They study pest behavior and biology, which better equips them to prevent future outbreaks and safeguard homes with as few chemicals as possible. To this end, each staff member fortifies homes and residences with the company's own brand of eco-friendly, integrated pest management that attacks pest control on multiple fronts. By removing pests' access to food and water, technicians keep large groups from taking refuge in homes and offices, and pesticides made from natural sources keep services from damaging Earth's precious resources, including plants, fresh air, and gravity.