Rome's Landscape's winter-abating wizards remove all traces of snow from driveways, sidewalks, and steps with their seasonal or single-use snow-removal service. Once 2 inches of snow blow across the ground, technicians drive over to clear cement surfaces of the slippery crystals that inhibit strolls, drives, and three-legged marathons. Season-long services provide unlimited plowing or snowblowing for four months, keeping surfaces clear and friction-friendly all winter.
For more than 50 years, the employees at Get N Go Car Wash—a division of the locally owned Get N Go fuel and convenience stations—have found ways to make people's lives easier. Not only do the automated washes render vehicles squeaky-clean in about 15 minutes, but the company's online car-wash club also lets customers buy packages and manage their accounts 24/7. Some Get N Go locations even offer fresh mixed salads and wraps for hungry, health-conscious travelers or SUVs trying to diet down to compact-car size.
Working with artisans in developing countries who would otherwise be underemployed, Ten Thousand Villages supplies handicraft lovers with hand-crafted jewelry, home décor, accessories, and gifts from Latin America, Africa, and Asia, while paying artisans fair wages for their products. Support marginalized women in Bangladesh with YWCA Craft Centre's bright and goosy Super Duck backpack (Bangladesh, $24), which allows school children to strut confidently into second grade and medical malpractice lawyers to swagger into the courtroom with a duck on their backs. Socially conscious crafters can take home a hand-stitched measuring-tape cat (Vietnam, $8) from Mai Vietnamese Handicrafts, while frugal fashionistas can sport dancing-girl earrings made from recycled soda cans by KICK Trading Ltd. (Kenya, $12) or a marbled bead choker from TARA Projects (India, $16). Fair-trade staples, such as Equal Exchange coffee, tea, and chocolates, make tasty gifts for Father's Day, Secretary's Day, or Father's Secretary's Day.
Unpredictability is the essence of what makes life exciting, what keeps moments in our head for years, what keeps us yearning to go back to the way things used to be. The beauty of photography is that it is an art, a form of art that touches peoples souls more deeply than music or drawings can.
An affordable and mountainous selection of goods lines Traditions Furniture and Design’s spacious confines, making it an excellent location for a swashbuckling sword duel. Closely inspect a variety of cocktail tables ($299+), mirrors ($139+), and artwork ($200+) before pondering how they’ll fit inside a bicycle basket on the ride home. Peruse the selection of uncommon furniture pieces gleaned from around the world and accessorize domiciles with bookends ($39+) and a trio of vases ($249+). Additional items span the spectrum of home wares, including mattresses, outdoor furniture, flooring, lighting, area rugs, windows, bedding, and more.
Lawn Crafters’ services are anything but cookie-cutter. To keep lawns healthy and green, each turf expert carefully scrutinizes the yard before mowing, factoring in details such as the type of grass, moisture level, and sun exposure in order to determine the correct type of mower and the ideal cutting height for each lawn. When it comes to fertilization and weed combat, the company retools its lawn-treatment program annually to keep up with changing technology, always mixing pellet and liquid treatments to ensure lawns don't get bored and try to eat the porch. Squadrons of leaf blowers and vacuums come out in force to aid during seasonal cleanups, and pruning shears also make the occasional appearance to touch up shrubs and trees during the spring and fall.