Art & More provides a plethora of options for Hawkeyes fans to display their devotion without resorting to elaborate Alan Alda tattoos. Hang a locker-room jersey print on a wall or coat rack ($29.99), or spot yourself in the crowd of the Kinnick Stadium triple-view print ($24.99). Baseball, basketball, and racing fans can find abode adornments at Art & More, as can the non-athletically inclined, with architecture, humor, inspirational, vintage, and movie prints also available. Art & More will custom frame any artwork for an additional fee, saving the trouble of licking the backs of posters before pasting them on envelope-thin walls.
A nationally respected decluttering outfit that’s been buzzed about on Dr. Phil and CNBC, 1-800-Got-Junk? hauls away any unwanteds that can be lifted by two able-bodied picker-uppers. After booking your appointment by calling on the phone or lighting your rooftop trash beacon, an expert team arrives at your home in timely fashion to survey the loot and give an estimate based on volume. Flat fees are assessed per truckload, starting from $134 for an eighth of an 8'x10' truckload and increasing incrementally to $478 for a full load. Click here for a full list of the items that qualify for removal.
Family-owned Sueppel's flourishes with an abundant selection of plants, flowers, and gifts, which are delivered seven days a week. Whether its an iris arrangement ($14.95) or an individual rose ($3.50), Sueppel's flowers add a vibrant accent to living rooms, kitchens, and nuclear fallout shelters. For the environmentalist who cannot deign to watch flowers wither, Sueppel's also supplies compositions of silk flowers ($29.95+). Holiday arrangements ($24.95+) embody this festive time of year by adorning yuletide tables with a fragrant display of wintertime flora, while the Sueppel's poinsettias ($11.95+) and greeting cards ($0.99) can add the final touch to holiday plans.
Uniquely Ink personalizes T-shirts, sweatshirts, and more with custom designs straight from the brains of would-be apparel artists. Casual couturiers can print anything that strikes their fancy—photos, artwork, text, or blank space—and most patterns go to press while clients wait. Bestow dignity on a white T-shirt with your name inked in enormous letters ($12 for printing on one side) or walk about town with a finger-painted presidential portrait emblazoned across your teal-colored chest and back ($15 for colored T-shirts; additional ink starts at $3). Customers can also adorn a reusable shopping bag with their credit-card numbers ($9.99) and print a pillowcase with realistic bacon photography to infuse each dream with flavor ($15). Uniquely Ink aids in the sporting of custom tees for all by offering sizes ranging from a child's small to a very large child's 5XL, and the shirt publisher also prints specialty orders on a weekly basis.
Iowa City Games supplies savvy gamers with a heap of strategy and role-playing board and card games. Its sorcerous proprietors specialize in Magic: The Gathering, hosting weekly drafts, holding regular events and tournaments, and stocking more than 200,000 singles from every set since Alpha. Shrewd planeswalkers can beef up their Vintage, Legacy, Extended, or Funky Turntable decks with enough Magic singles ($0.05–$100), boosters ($3.50), or fat-packs ($40) to wallpaper a formal dining room. The weekly Friday Night Magic assembles gaming aficionados (standard is free; drafting $12). July 15 witnesses the launch of Magic 2012 ($25), followed by Magic Gameday ($5) on August 13. Iowa City Games also proffers traditional board games such as Axis & Allies ($30) and unconventional card games such as Killer Bunnies ($12), which features the floppy-eared foes of countless carrots and blades of grass.