Pure Life Cleaning Service's commitment to green technology is manifest in its collection of organic products and closetful of uniforms made from 100% recycled and organic materials. Technicians only touch kitchen counters and hardwood floors with eco-friendly solvents and products, and they don green shoes as they scrub bathrooms, baseboards, and hard-to-reach shelves. Pure Life's cleaners also offer to organize the home's refrigerator, bookshelves, bedrooms, and more, and they can clean the most haunted of garages without screaming even once.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Carpet Service Express’s carpet cleaning process mixes old-fashioned cleaning with modern equipment. The process begins with techs moving light furniture and pre-treating open areas with a high-powered detergent. They then rinse it with hot water from a truck-mounted system, and groom the fibers because if it were up to the carpet it would just lie there all day staring at the ceiling. To finish it up, a deodorizer is applied for optimal drying. In addition to carpets, the team cleans upholstery and tricky pet stains and offers 24-hour emergency water damage restoration.
A Fort Worth fixture for five decades, Cowboy Cleaners deploys its finest dry-cleaning methods to tidy up clients’ clothing. At five locations, staffers excise stains from suits, ties, jeans, and dresses with ease and swiftness. Household items also receive a thorough dirt purging, leaving comforters to once again swaddle their owners and tablecloths to stop tempting guests to play connect the dots with their stains.
The bright blue sky and the puffy clouds in the air might fool less-observant patrons, but Celebrations Indoor Adventure's 5,400-square-foot playground is all indoors. Inside, kids leap around in the bounce house and scoot down slides. In the main-street playset, they cruise in kid-sized cars, searching for a place where they don't have to parallel park. Games such as foosball and air hockey let older kids enjoy some friendly competition, while other toys entertain tykes as young as toddlers.
Though at first she pursued photography only as a hobby, graphic designer Angela Garcia-Lavin fell fully into her passion after the birth of her first child, Zoey Isabel. As she snapped photo after photo of her newborn daughter, other mothers noticed her work and began to enlist her talents. Angela has since branched out to frame candid, photojournalistic, and posed images of not only newborns and toddlers, but also expectant mothers, families, and new couples.
She often snaps photos of youngsters in a dedicated studio stocked with festive hats, set pieces, and props, although she also captures memories at locations of her clients' choosing. She conducts sessions at emerald-green parks and blooming gardens as well as quiet spots beside railroad tracks and on streets bordered by cars that have had their horns surgically removed. After each session, she translates images into glossy re-touched prints, custom handmade scrapbooks, and printed postcards that showcase her graphic-designer touch.