When the staff at Sam's Cleaning and Hauling say that no job is too big, they mean it. Just look at their roster of services—they clean everything from private homes to big commercial spaces. For house cleaning sessions, they team up in pairs and arrive weekly, biweekly, or monthly according to their clients' wishes, using their own cleaning supplies and tools to scrub, vacuum, and mop surfaces. Heavy-duty jobs might require their carpet-cleaning services, or perhaps a 6–10-hour deep-cleaning session. They can also assist in cleaning out a home—before moving day. The team also takes on the task of setting cluttered attics or garages straight, keeping household items, family heirlooms, or memorabilia, safe and sound.
A great painting is often defined by the subject, the medium, and the artist. Arbor House Gallery & Studio helps its students find their inner artists in the most relaxing way possible: during BYOB classes. Its evening acrylics classes help amateurs explore the medium by recreating stunning landscapes and florals. As they lift brush to canvas, students can sip on wine or beer and chat casually with their neighbors' palettes.
Arbor House Gallery & Studio also offers children's and non-BYOB classes in a variety of media including ceramics, acrylics, oils, recycled art, and pottery.
An affordable and monumental selection of sofas, beds, desks, and sarcophagi mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture’s wondrous warehouse. A Matrix Accent Chair ($219.99) commands shoppers’ attention with its sleek, contemporary design, and Kira furnishings provide stylish sites for storage, studying, or snoozing. A Sydney Accent Chair ($199.99) or Cubit ottoman set ($99.99) anticipate increasing the comfort of various human inactivities, while the Romy Accent Table Group consists of one cocktail and two end tables, creating a table cartel ruling over a home's Speed Quarters surface needs.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
Lakewood Photography's first flashbulbs popped in 1985, when Don and Mary Carico founded their studio. During the 27 years since, the snap shooters have surrounded themselves with a keen-eyed staff that artfully captures passing moments in time. They aim their lenses upon children, high-school seniors, families, and wedding groups weekly. Mary—endowed with digital magic—also puts her photography know-how to use retouching aging pictures. The studio also provides custom framing options, photo jewelry, and custom invitations, which allow party hosts to contact guests far more tastefully than writing impersonal emails or leaving way-too-personal scrawls on their glass shower doors.
Spookers Halloween's costume area actually has dressing rooms. It might not sound like a big deal, but most costume shops don't, which means guessing if that sassy sailor costume will provide enough coverage to hide your fish-identification poster.
Spookers' customers can try on thousands of costumes in a range of sizes, and if they visit the Gulf Freeway store, customers can peruse more than 18,000 sq. ft. Kids can decide if they want to be a pirate, princess, or bumblebee when they hit the streets to go trick or treating. Grownups have even more choices.
First, they must decide if they'd rather be scary or sultry. Then they can try on costumes such as the Playboy bunny, mod girl, Old West sheriff, or Roman gladiator. The shop stays open until midnight on All Hallows Eve to ensure that latecomers can still get a costume in time to avoid going to a party as the sweaty late guy.