During birthday parties at Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission, a white T-shirt is more than a fashion staple—it’s a beacon of light. The indoor play center, outfitted with bounce houses and inflatable slides, switches on LED lighting and black lights during its Glo in the Dark parties, turning outfits luminous without the hassle of a chandelier necklace. Customizable birthday parties can also adhere to pirate or superhero themes. Alternatively, sock-clad youngsters can bounce on the inflatables during open-play sessions, supervised by trained staffers and safeguarded by rigorous safety and cleanliness regulations.
?Casual elegance:? those are the two words Margie Fagan?s clients often use to describe the eponymous designer?s work. Since 1985, Margie and her crew have refurbished homes, earning praise from publications such as Better Homes & Gardens along the way. Whether she?s building floor plans from scratch or adding finishing touches to a nearly perfect room, each and every one of the designer?s project?s begins with a consultation?or, more accurately, a Q&A session?in which she?ll determine how the space will be used, what you envision for the space, and your thoughts on Buzz Lightyear wallpaper. From there, Margie will draft floor plans and sketches, present the design to the homeowners, and, finally, bring the agreed-upon work to life.
Beyond transforming houses into homes, Margie also helps clients sell their houses with home staging?a process that can increase the price and speed at which a home is sold.
The florists at Good Earth Floral Design Studio focus exclusively on weddings and special events, creating custom floral designs based on each client’s style and vision. The eco-friendly flower studio meticulously selects as many local, organic, and Veriflora-certified blooms from growers committed to sustainable practices as possible. Florists happily travel to wedding venues for better insights as to how to customize centerpieces, boutonnieres, and football-shaped bouquets for the postceremony touchdown spikes. They take pride in lending assistance throughout the entire planning process, from the initial consultation to the next-day cleanup.
The only children's psychiatric hospital in Johnson County, Marillac Center provides a comprehensive range of mental-health services for children up to age 17, including hospitalization, residential treatment, and therapeutic education. To help traumatized or injured youth recuperate, recover, and reclaim their lives, Marillac uses a therapeutic model of care that helps children understand trauma and its impact on them.
Marillac's psychiatric hospital admits youth 24/7, including those in need of emergency assistance to stabilize an unsafe situation. In 2011, the hospital served 1,382 children and their families, and of those who reported suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior upon admission, a 99% decrease in those behaviors was observed upon discharge, according to Marillac's annual report. The organization also runs a residential treatment facility that serves children and adolescents in need of long-term, intensive treatment that cannot be provided in a hospital setting.