Providing an arsenal of home-improvement tools and services, Ace Hardware arms handypersons in the war against home repairs and DIY projects. Grill hamburgers and hot dogs over a 20-pound bag of Cowboy hardwood charcoal ($12.99), or use an LED flashlight ($2.99) to illuminate a dim closet or dark-chocolate bar. Customers can also challenge ACE Hardware's sociable staff to hunt down HTH liquid pool chlorine ($2.99), which preps swimming holes for incoming belly flops by sanitizing water and adding a bull's-eye, or explore a rainbow's worth of Benjamin Moore paints and a shed's worth of Craftsman tools.
Floral designers at Vase One Floral Design Studio arrange colorful blossoms into aesthetically pleasing custom designs to create centerpieces, bouquets, and decorative vases. Surprise a loved one, friend, or favorite allergist with a classic glass vase brimming with orange, white, and pink blooms ($39.99). Alternatively, pick a table-gilding arrangement adorned with pink carnations, white blooms, and grassy swoops ($45.99) or a centerpiece of blue and white blossoms atop a cobalt base ($57.99) to jazz up dinner parties and black-tie séances.
Like most success stories, Leader's Casual Furniture didn't start at the top. Founded in a single west Florida show room in 1971, the company now boasts 19 retail show rooms, a 150,000-square-foot distribution center, and an ever-increasing selection of rattan, wicker, and patio furniture. Upon browsing the virtual show room, visitors find rattan dining sets, beds, and entertainment centers as well as wicker tables with stone or glass tops. Custom fabrics and tropical-themed pieces add personal flair to interiors or exteriors, and an online room planner helps customers get a feel for how chosen pieces will fit into their homes.
Flowers are nature’s eye-candy, sweeter than sunsets and more optically chewy than scenic mountain views. With today’s Groupon, $20 gets you $40 worth of flower delivery from Bloomingdays. These surgically removed stems and petals are delivered same day throughout the entire Tampa Bay area, bringing fragrant happiness to anyone’s door.You: [Gender] Me: [Gender]
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
Start by selecting any plate, bowl, flowerpot, mug, jug, or unexpected pottery discovery from a variety of contemporary and functional finely crafted artifacts. The Pottery Patch's colorful design books and friendly staff can help if you need inspiration or artistic guidance. After you make a sketch, you'll pick out paint colors (The Pottery Patch has more than 50 pigments). Then carefully direct your brush in tune with your dreams and wishes, letting your creative juices flow wildly onto the dinnerware of your choosing and spill onto the floor that is thoughtfully provided. There are no studio fees at The Pottery Patch, and pottery ranges from $7 to $75, depending on size and type. Once you're finished, The Pottery Patch glazes and fires your piece in a kiln; it'll be ready for pick-up in about a week, just like a slow-baking cake or a reverse movie rental.