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$11 for $22 Worth of Jewelry — www.jabsjewels.com

Jabs

Houston

$22 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 for $40 Worth of Children’s Clothing at Little Lords and Ladies

Little Lords and Ladies

Great Uptown

$40 $20

Family-owned-and-operated business offers a varied selection of children's clothing and accessories

E-Cigarettes and Accessories at Forevervapes (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Forevervapes

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Vaping aficionados can browse through a wide selection of e-cigarettes and accessories and relax in a large lounge area

$38 for a Black Power iPhone 5 and 5S Case with Backup Battery at Academy of Commons ($80 Value)

Academy of Commons

Online Deal

$80 $38

Protective black case snugly fits the iPhone 5 and 5S and provides a comfortable nonslip grip as well as a backup battery

$10 for $20 Worth of Electronic Cigarettes and Accessories at E-Cig City Houston 1

E-Cig City Houston 1

Bear Creek Central

$20 $10

Wide selection of electronic cigarettes and accessories

One- or Two-Year Subscription to "Black Enterprise Magazine" (Up to 67% Off)

Black Enterprise

Online Deal

$22 $10

Black Enterprise Magazine provides current and relevant business news and advice for African American professionals

$25 for $50 Worth of Toys and Gadgets from HobbyTron.com

HobbyTron.com

Online Deal

$50 $25

HobbyTron.com’s in-stock collection boasts more than 5,000 toys, airsoft guns, and remote-controlled vehicles

$10 for $20 Worth of E-Cigarettes, E-Liquids, and Vape Accessories at Silver Smoke

Silver Smoke

Houston

$20 $10

Get everything you need to try to curb your smoking habit, including reusable and disposable e-cigarettes and a variety of e-liquids

One or Two Packages with Gun Cleaning and Repair, Tank Refills, and 1,000 Paintballs at Pro Edge Paintball (52% Off)

Pro Edge Paintball

Houston

$49 $24

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Paintball-gun cleaning and repair, air-tank refill; 1,000 paintballs for each marker

$69 for an iOS and Android App-Design Course from EwB ($465 Value)

EwB

Online Deal

$465 $69

12 months of access to a self-guided app design course compiled by No. 1 app designer Chris Stevens with 15+ hours of learning material

$25 for $50 Worth of Fine Jewelry at Solid Gold Jewelers

Solid Gold Jewelers

Houston

$50 $25

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$65 for a One-Year Membership and Directory Listing from Houston Young Professionals ($200 Value)

Houston Young Professionals

Redeem from Home

$200 $65

Young professionals receive directory ad space and a year of access to mixers where they can make business and social connections

Personally Designed Leggings, Top, or Dress at MyDesign (50% Off)

MyDesign

Houston

$60 $30

Design your own leggings, top, or dress by selecting a silhouette, fabric, and finishing touches

Women's Clothing and Handmade Jewelry at My Flaming Heart (50% Off). Two Options Available.

My Flaming Heart

Midtown

$40 $20

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Eclectic, vintage- and Western-inspired women's clothing and handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry

E-Cigarettes and Juices at Phoenix Rising Vapor Lounge (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Phoenix Rising Vapor Lounge

Houston

$20 $10

Staff members offer complimentary beverages while customers sample juice flavors in the lounge

Swimsuits at Pleasure Zone (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pleasure Zone

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$50 $25

Prepare for summer and trips to the beach by picking out the perfect suit from a variety of swimwear

$10 for $20 Worth of E-Cigarettes at E Cig City Houston 2

E Cig City Houston 2

Alief

$20 $10

Shoppers can browse through an extensive selection of electronic cigarettes and accessories

Insurance Appraisal or $200 for $400 Worth of Custom Jewelry at Orion Fine Jewelry

Orion Fine Jewelry

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$400 $200

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Loose diamonds can be assembled into earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings; appraisals include a description and replacement value

$6 for $10 Worth of Products at Big City Communications ( BigCityCom.com )

Big City Communications

Houston

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

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Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

10560 Bissonnet St
Houston,
TX
US

For Meredith McCord, looking at a piece of pottery brings back decades worth of memories. McCord started The Mad Potter in 1998, and since those early days, she's used her kiln to immortalize countless special moments. She traveled to hospitals to capture the footprints of newborns, helped a young man create a dessert plate with the words "Will you marry me?" emblazoned across it, and auctioned off items for charity. Yet some of her fondest memories center on the day-to-day interactions with customers, specifically when they return to pick up their fired pieces and utter three words of amazement: "I did that?"

The Mad Potter has since expanded into three Houston-area locations, where children and adults come to paint their own works of art or create replicas of their ancient ancestors' garden gnomes. More than 500 bisqueware items line the shelves of each studio, including coffee mugs, plates, and figurines. Staffers then help visitors select from more than 54 available colors of paint and supply them with everything else they might need, including brushes and stencils. The staff can even take things over and create more intricate designs?while still consulting closely with the customer. Whatever route a person chooses, there's always time for a sip of wine or beer; the River Oaks location sells wine and beer while Bellaire and Woodway maintain a BYOB policy.

1341 S Voss Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Instead of picking out a premade, cookie-cutter holiday card for her family, Kristen decided to make her own. This small decision eventually led to huge opportunities: her husband, Sammy, was so impressed by her homespun creations that the two of them decided to channel Kristen’s craftiness into their own business. Today, the married duo captain Keeping Me Posted, a creative operation that combines Kristen's talent for colorful designs with Sammy’s business know-how to yield custom, one-of-a-kind cards printed on first-rate materials.

Once customers choose from more than 200 designs, including modern shower invitations, moving announcements, and Christmas cards, they can upload images from their computer or straight from Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, or SmugMug. The program easily filters pictures into black-and-white or sepia tones for those sending cards to family members who live in the 1920s. Customers can also personalize the cards with their names and personal messages. Once an order is submitted, the staff optimizes each photo for printing by removing red-eye, brightening hues, or sharpening the resolution if needed. HP Indigo printing presses then emblazon designs on thick, high-quality matte paper. Customers interested in crafting a wholly unique creation can call to have Keeping Me Posted custom design any card for no extra cost.

17110 Cross Springs Dr
Houston,
TX
US

Owner Connie Broome envisions Vino Artino as a place "all about art, friends, and fun," a concept she solidifies through relaxing, hands-on classes. Sessions are led by artists with degrees from art and design schools across the South. As they swill any libations they wish to bring, pupils sit at tabletop easels and follow step-by-step instructions to re-create scenes appropriate for a girls' night out, a Mother's Day outing, or a hide-the-hole-in-the-living-room-wall party. Though each class is grounded in a particular painting, the studio urges artists to put their own stamp on the finished product by using different colors, adding fun flourishes, and choosing their own canvas size.


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11550 Louetta Rd, Ste 500
Houston,
TX
US

The 2004 MLB All-Star Game. The longest baseball game in postseason history. Craig Biggio’s 3,000th hit. For a stadium that just opened in 2000, Minute Maid Park has already hosted its share of memory-making moments. Astros fans pack the field’s 40,963 seats during baseball season. The Astros invite fans to take in full-field views from luxury boxes and terrace decks or track players from seats along the first and third baselines situated within 43 feet of the game's action. The stadium welcomes teams and performers from across the spectrum of sports and entertainment. Whether tracking the pitch during international soccer face-offs or jamming to tunes of artists including Madonna and Taylor Swift, visitors stay comfortable beneath a retractable roof designed to combat the unique climate conditions that Texas weather can present.

Designed with Texas’s railway history in mind, the park blends naturally into the classic red brick and glass looks of nearby Union Station. A full-sized vintage locomotive runs intermittent trips along 800 feet of track along the left-field wall, giving fans a glimpse of Wild West transportation and the lead character of next summer’s Cowboys Vs. Transformers.

501 Crawford St
Houston,
TX
US

Jennifer Buergermeister is very flexible. She not only moves from job to job—she's an entrepreneur, independent filmmaker, spiritual healer, and app designer—but also from pose to pose while teaching yoga. She has created two yoga DVDs and has a third coming out in November. She's also the owner of Jennyoga, where she works with a deep bench of fellow yoga teachers, offering a variety of classes for all levels. These include Sunrise and Awakening, Hatha Flow, and Deep Relaxation and Restorative yoga classes.

The team at Jennyoga strives to make coming to the studio easy. They built a Jennyoga app for mobile devices that allows students to schedule classes on the fly. And they run an in-house store, where visitors can pick up any yoga gear they might need before heading into one of the studios. They even made a short film to inspire attendance, a sort of narrative commercial about the beneficial effects of yoga in our noisy, modern world where neighbors rev motorcycle engines and fire alarms scream in delight whenever you get home.

5757 Woodway Drive
Houston,
TX
US