Filled with a variety of U.S.–made furniture, Home Solutions at Ace bedecks drab rooms with custom-made wood furniture and fabrics. Wide selections of table lamps ($99–$150) can enlighten spiritually afflicted tables, and a variety of torch lamps ($99–$150) can help brave houseguests scour their way through the man cave. Savor supper while sitting on a new dining side chair ($99–$150) to prevent side cramps from squatting or shimmying over the main course. Knick-knacks, figurines, and vases ($99–$150) fill any barren shelf, and wall décor including pictures and metal works clothe naked walls and under-dressed paneling. Customers looking to customize their household equipment can browse through a variety of Oak Creek custom American–made furniture, choosing from Alder or Oak or special ordering several other woods. Matchy-matchers can choose from six different stain options or create a color to match existing furniture. The brand also custom-builds, so there's no argument on a request for an extra door to another dimension, where socks own people-puppets.
For more than three decades, The Garden Spot's knowledgeable staff has been helping to pair gardeners with the soil amendments, nutrients, and organics best suited to their projects. From among their verdant inventory, they can provide information on flowering shrubs or shade, fruit, and evergreen trees, or help customers locate yard art that best accentuates their minimalist blade of grass. A fourth-generation landscaping and maintenance staff further abets homeowners in their quest for picturesque surroundings, and instructors bestow useful tips during a range of gardening classes.
Serving residential, commercial, and seasonal grass-patches since 1992, T & T Lawns Plus's terrace tamers gussy up senescent plots with an impressive armory of weed-whacking weaponry. Like an austere army of brush-toting matriarchs, T & T whips shaggy-mopped lawns into fine-trimmed noblemen with a manicure that includes bush and shrub trimming, lawn bed maintenance, weeding, and more. A thorough dethatching bids thick patches of brown, breathless blades adieu, allowing more water, fertilizer, and air to reach sprightly soil and resolute roots. A pressure washing, tree pruning, and leaf removal rounds out the service, resulting in healthy lawns perfect for touch football, games of catch, and gnome tossing.
Like fancy suits, sofa sets are sewn from the same cut of fabric. These matching sets provide a well-rounded look in living rooms, but near misses tend to clash due to their small differences. At 20 show rooms throughout the western US, Mor Furniture for Less arranges complete-room sets so customers can envision the collections in their own homes. Furniture for living rooms, dining rooms, and children's rooms can be found in each store along with individual lamps, tables, and entertainment centers. The stores also carry complete sets of beds, dressers, and nightstands so that homeowners don’t receive criticism from design bloggers in their dreams.
Although today Black Rock Solar empowers nonprofits, schools, and underserved populations by providing low-cost energy, its beginnings were less defined. In the sweltering Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada a volunteer group installed a solar array for the 2007 Burning Man event—themed that year as the Green Man. Their giant array provided more than 50,000 people with energy while they partied, but afterward, when the ash of the burning figure settled, the solar panels remained. The group donated the array to the school system of Gerlach, the tiny desert town nearby, and the seeds of Black Rock Solar were sown.
From those beginnings, Black Rock went on to build solar arrays at reduced prices for partners such as Pershing General Hospital, Pyramid Lake High School, the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, and other organizations that could benefit from low-cost energy but lacked the means to procure it. The arrays help reduce the organizations' utility bills so they can devote more resources to their central causes. Also by spreading solar power, Black Rock actively involves these organizations and the public at large in environmental stewardship, spreading clean energy and education.
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Juicy tidbits of chocolate-dunked fruit arrive on the doorsteps of family and friends, done up in colorful bouquets and candy boxes by the skilled fruit arrangers at Edible Arrangements' more than 1,100 franchises worldwide. The company's in-house chocolatiers drizzle albion strawberries and daisy pineapples in a trio of chocolate flavors. Once properly chocolated, the workers organize the preservative-free sweets into lush arrangements that resemble flowers in bloom. Customers can choose to plop their bouquets in a variety of vessels, including vases, mugs, and sports- or holiday-themed containers that add a personal touch to the edible gifts. Alternatively, customers can opt to adorn gifts with the cheery, red lids of candy boxes, nestling 12 chocolate-dipped morsels inside to build anticipation and determine if loved ones have x-ray vision as they guess whether fruit will come dusted in shredded coconut or drizzled in white chocolate.