PPG Porter Paints' team has dedicated 90 years to sprucing up homes with its revered brand of vivid, low-odor paints, stains, and primers. Multiple lines and sheens of interior paint offer to protect walls from presidential portraits painted in mustard ($25.79+/gal.). Eco-conscious shoppers can snag gallons of Pure Performance color, designed to thwart mold and mildew without angering Mother Nature's overprotective rottweiler ($33.39+/gal.). Peruse exterior paints if looking to prevent al fresco fortifications from cracking and peeling during super-soaker season ($25.79+/gal.). Effective on most surfaces, Porter's acrylic, synthetic, and alkyd Seal Grip primers also help house-wide paint jobs to stay put ($40+/gal.). Amicable staff members roam each locale's voluminous aisles and are eager to provide product recommendations for any home, office, or abandoned grain silo.
With secure storage spaces ranging in size from 5’x5’ to 10’x30’, Storage Towne of America hosts treasured belongings and allows for easy access in its clean and secure facility. Possessions indifferent to the weather can claim territory in non-climate-controlled units ($35–$145/month), and temperature-controlled units ($40–$165/month) tender refuge to such sensitive items as books, electronics, and snowmen bearing a strong likeness to William Taft. Units remain secure with fortress walls and individual security codes, and 24-hour access to the facility eases midnight longings for teddy bears mistakenly resigned to storage. Courtesy carts facilitate easy transport of items between the car and the unit.
Certified kneading extraordinaire Tom Collins of New Dimensions dims the lights, infuses the air with relaxing music, and unties knots of tension with therapeutic massage techniques. Customers can hop on the gently heated, articulated table for a Swedish massage, which smothers the body in essential oils and banishes general aches and pains through long rolling strokes and percussive interpretations of classic rock ballads. Bodies with specific injuries or pains bask in the orthopedic massage, which addresses target areas to help promote natural self-healing. Using orthopedic stretches and resisted lengthening techniques, the orthopedic massage aims to release contracted muscles, decreasing recovery time after arm-wrestling the inner rods of a cotton-candy maker. For $10, customers may upgrade to cold-laser therapy or a medicupping treatment, which harnesses the vacuuming power of plastic cups for a variety of therapeutic purposes.
Sugar Buzz Bakery's armada of bounteous cakes pursues visions of dinnertime conquest armed with freshly whipped buttercream frosting and imported Swiss fondant. Spread tidings of comfort and dessert using a dozen cake balls, with twelve bite-sized birthday parties ready for friendly dissemination. Schedule a consultation with Sugar Buzz’s bakers and begin crafting a customized batter blueprint for a sheet ($45+) or fondant ($95+) cake. The menu reveals some toothsome starting points, with flavors like white velvet, chocolate-mocha, or pineapple-orange moldable into a quarter- or half-sheet cake and harmonized with coats of buttercream frosting including peanut butter, raspberry, or key lime. Due to the rising cost of farm-raised cookies, some premium cake flavors such as Oreo may incur an additional charge.
With summer on its last legs, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up some spray paint for $3.49 or a utility knife for $4.99. Illuminate your bathroom with a 4-pack of Ace light bulbs ($1.79), the better to see by as you caulk ($2.29) your sink. If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge. Get keys made, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine (rental prices vary). If you need help finding anything, Ace's knowledgeable staff is available to help get you in and out and on to your next project.