Casual Living refurbishes the urbanized outdoors into open-air living space with a wide variety of aluminum, steel, and wicker patio furniture. Customers can match any outdoor aesthetic without having to drag the living-room set outside by perusing Casual Living's all-weather furnishings in more than 50 different styles and myriad materials, including fabric, metal, and more. Patios pop with pizzazz or relish in relaxation with a rainbow of market-style outdoor umbrellas ($159.95) or a 13-foot Pawleys Island rope hammock ($149.95). A wood-burning fire pit equips outdoor spaces with a kitchen, heat source, and marshmallow torture device ($229.95). Casual Living occasionally ventures indoors with a collection of brass fireplace screens and sets, counter stools from Pastel (sale price $149.95), and gas-fireplace installations.
All day long at Poochies Plus, four-legged friends, separated by size, frolic freely in cage-less indoor and outdoor play areas. Dogs new to the scene meet with a staff member for 20 minutes to discern play style as well as favorite foods. Then, they're shuffled into play lots where they can splash in kiddie pools, gnaw on chew toys, or chase balls tossed by animal-loving staff members. In addition, overnight guests enjoy bedding in their own sleep space so they don't disturb others when rehearsing dramatic soliloquies from Lassie.
Splash 'Em Out's team of professionals man an arsenal of mammoth 20- to 60-pound front-load washers that can handle up to six loads of laundry at a time. When clothes are washed clean, they're moved into extra-large dryers with high, medium, or no heat settings capable of handling anything from heavy-duty towels to delicate undergarments. For customers who prefer performing the wash themselves, Splash 'Em Out's four locations keep customers' minds off the wait with entertainment including cable TV, video games, WiFi, and a children's play area. Stained clothes get special attention from Splash 'Em Out's staff, who can remove remnants of smoke, soot, or water stains from damaged clothing and thoroughly clean horse blankets without riding the horse through a car wash.
Marcia Worley specializes in residential interior design, and many of the homes she’s decorated throughout the United States have been featured in several top design magazines and articles. Her main priority is to create a home that’s comfortable, elegant, and emotionally pleasing while taking clients’ tastes and lifestyles into consideration.
For those who need a completely new look, Marcia often uses the inventory from her own showroom, but she can also incorporate the clients’ current belongings into her design. Her design aesthetic includes using lighting to create the ideal mood, leading the eye to a focal point with strategically placed color, and making sure the furniture selection and arrangement reflects the functional needs and preferences of each client.
The Midwest Mayhem auto show hosts a colorful collective of roadsters from across the state, sporting tricked-out doors, iridescent rims, and detailed custom paint jobs. Cars bound into the air during the hydraulics contest and dip under the pole for a mini-truck limbo contest. Guests also test their manmade skills at pizza-eating contests and the chocolate-milk chug. Live bands and DJs pump the airwaves full of sound, and judges select the winners from a number of categories, such as best lowrider, best engine, and tastiest hubcap.
Laundry101’s staff picks up soiled clothing and household fabrics from customers’ homes, and returns them sans dirt and stains about 48 hours later. They dry-clean items and wash each client’s load of laundry separately so that clothes don’t get mixed up or misplaced, and afterwards place dry-cleaning on hangers and fold laundry. The staff also honors special instructions, from letting jeans hang-dry, repairing broken zippers, or adding extra starch to shirts with poor posture.