Sweet William Floral and Design's aesthetically inclined duo beautifies homes, weddings, and special events with custom floral bouquets and assorted gifts. Surprise a loved one on an anniversary or treat a cat to an elegant snack with a vase flower arrangement filled with fresh blossoms ($30+). A wedding bouquet ($80+) adds vibrancy to a hallowed ceremony, and wedding attendees dazzle newlyweds with gifts, including jewelry, home décor, and cards ($5–$80). Green plants ($25+) add comfort to living quarters, and bouquets of a dozen balloons ($10) help parents compete with a magical nanny's flying umbrella.
At 4,500 independently owned and operated stores spread across the nation, Ace Hardware carries the tools and tips homeowners need to complete plumbing projects, electrical work, or aesthetic alterations to gardens or backyards. Celebrating 88 years in existence, the stores stock well-organized aisles with brand-name products from Craftsman, DeWalt, and Scotts perfect for simple afternoon projects or extensive overhauls to the fleet of antique rickshaws in the garage.
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Stanley six-piece screwdriver set for $6.99, a VPT rip hammer for $8.49, and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). 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 for $1.99 a pop, or clean a barnacle-encrusted carpet with the help of a carpet-cleaning machine ($30 a day to rent).
Vista Farms’ equestrian experts edify saddled-up students ages 5 years and older on the basics of horse handling. At a private, one-hour lesson (a $35 value), mounties can bring their own horse or ride 1 of up to 10 on-site horses, building a new relationship through relaxed strolls and trading favorite novels. Head trainer Lisa Park focuses on building trust between horse and rider, providing a rundown of natural horsemanship skills and national-level showing techniques, and getting maximum height and distance out of built-in ejector saddles.
The staff at File-U-Fancy strives to create nail artistry that looks beautiful and wears well. Nail tech Erica McComb specializes in durable acrylic nails and Shellac gel polish that resists chipping for up to two weeks. She and the team can also triple-prime nails and finish traditional mani-pedis with a long-lasting gel topcoat. They enhance treatments with products such as fragrant cucumber massage lotion, a brown-sugar-and-honey scrub, and a marine mineral bath that readies feet for walking along the beach or rappelling down the side of an office building.
WaterWorks Express uses an advanced automated system offering a high quality car wash in just minutes. Our 180-foot tunnel is among the best in the industry. Our Hurricane Drying System uses 13 blowers along with 3, 1 million BTU burners to dry your car after each wash. Try our free vacuums with every car wash.
Arbor Day Nursery's gardeners nurture a vast variety of vegetation and outdoor accessories to help keep lawns looking lush and luxe throughout any season. Help a home get into the haunting spirit with pumpkins ($3–$6), or give the mailman a festive fright by playfully popping out from behind an extra-large 10-gallon shrub ($35). Fruit trees ($45) put the fun back into produce picking by providing easy access to homegrown apricots, pears, or wax, and vessels and ornaments such as colorful clay pots, fountains, statues, and benches ($25–$300) create a comfortable, whimsical living space that any bird would be proud to bathe in.