Families don’t just walk on their carpets and sit on their upholstered furniture, they lie on couches while watching TV, sit on the floor while playing games, and walk on the sofa when the floor turns to lava. For these reasons, D Clean Carpeting & Upholstery’s crew purges dirt from carpets and upholstery using all-natural, nontoxic products made from orange, grapefruit, and lime extract that are safe for kids, pets, and the environment. The low-moisture process leaves indoor textiles fresh and clean and dries within just one to two hours.
A smudged window or chandelier can mar the perfection of a domestic scene. The insured cleaners from Squeeky Clean Windows work to restore a clean look to homes and businesses, scrubbing light fixtures and windows until they’re shiny and streak-free. The techs' expertise includes the likes of double-pane, french-style, and storm windows. Additionally, they keep gutters free of leaves and other debris—helping prevent damage to the roof or the large hat resting atop your chimney.
Named Best Honey in 2008 by the Dallas Observer, Round Rock Honey's 100% natural local wildflower honey is harvested from more than 90 sites by owners Konrad and Elizabeth Bouffard and their crews of trained beekeepers. With precision, they remove the liquid gold from hives by centrifuge, ensuring that pollen, trace minerals, and complex sugars are never compromised during the honey harvest. They then pour the honey through a stainless-steel sieve to remove potential bee legs and wings, wax caps, and miniature tiaras before bottling it and selling it to specialty stores, farmer's market visitors, and online customers.
A similar procedure happens in other parts of the country at Round Rock's beekeeping schools. During classes, Konrad Bouffard and Beekeeping Academy teachers impart their beekeeping knowledge upon suited-up students while they extract honey from a live beehive. Along the way, novices learn about the finer points of raising bees and keeping them healthy, as well as bee handling and lullaby-buzzing.
As a practicing healthcare professional, Doctor of Chiropractic Elizabeth Welch noticed that an increasing number of her patients had bad posture, and she refused to believe that medication was the only solution. Through Postursizer, Inc. Dr. Welch has developed the Postursizer bar, a 5-in-1 exercise tool that can help correct postural problems—such as forward head posture, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis—while also promoting total body fitness. By using thoraco-lumbar isometrics, the Postursizer bar helps to boost five key fitness areas: posture, flexibility, core, cardio, and bone density.
Olan Mills Inc. provides families with high-quality portraits, continuing a mission that was established more than 75 years ago by founder Olan Mills Sr. Skilled in the art of capturing infants, children, families, and bunny-ears-giving ghost orbs on film, Olan Mills’s experienced smile snappers will take a series of poses amid a variety of backgrounds and lighting options. The studio is equipped with a selection of props—including numbers for birthdays, toys, and boxes—and patrons may bring their own photo-enlivening items from home. The resulting photos find their way to prints in natural color, black and white, or sepia tones; they can also be immortalized in the studio's signature Old Masters style, a canvas brushed with highlights to re-create the look of an oil painting. Like the gentlemanly mariners of ages past with their full schedule of sea battles, the photographers welcome appointments, but do not require them.
Best Blinds Fox Valley’s professionally trained staff dresses windows in a variety of blinds, shades, and shutters from top-quality vendors, such as Hunter Douglas, Horizons, and Timber Blinds. During a complimentary in-home consultation, customers can select the color, style, and design of their desired window treatments, and a designer takes precise measurements to ensure an appropriate window-to-drapery ratio. A living-room or bedroom window can be covered in 2-inch TimberVue real-wood blinds ($99 for 36”x36” window, $129 for 48”x48” window) and a set of 2-inch premium faux-wood blinds ($81 for 36”x36” window, $109 for 48”x48” window) can inject warmth and a touch of budget-friendly elegance to the walls of your backyard tree house. Best Blinds Fox Valley’s aperture technicians also provide complimentary installation to expel any lingering questions about which side the blinds belong on and ensure customers receive protection under the manufacturer's lifetime warranty.