Make 5 Dinners in One Hour unfolds convenient meal plans that allow busy families to assemble five days' worth of meals in one brief sitting and avoid overbuying groceries. At the beginning of each month, culinary planners issue recipes for four weeks' worth of meals via email. Included grocery lists allow customers to buy only the exact ingredients they need, avoiding unnecessary items, such as canned donuts and loose yogurt. Instructions guide cooks through each entree, stocking the fridge with five days' worth of dinner in about 60 minutes, with dinners in the past including roasted sausage, peppers, and onions with mashed potatoes, and jerky turkey burgers with sweet potato fries. Although each meal plan is laid out for a family of five or five children raising each other in a boxcar, recipes and grocery lists are easily amendable for smaller undertakings, and side dishes can easily be swapped out depending on personal tastes and compatibility with entrees in online quizzes.
Visit Shoemaker & Hardt Coffee House and Country Store and you’ll be transported to a turn-of-the-century general store—that is, if the whole world back then happened to smell like coffee. The historical storefront is lined with a collection of antiques, from Coca-Cola ephemera to taxidermy; inside, staffers mix up mochas and top off cappuccinos with foam. The menu also includes teas, hot chocolate, and specialty flavored lattes, such as English Toffee and the Chocolate Grasshopper, a chocolate-peppermint concoction that can double as a conscience if you pour it over a Pinocchio. In addition to antiques and drinks, Shoemaker & Hardt also collects marbles, candles, and old-fashioned candies.
Belinda Hockett began dancing in 1983 as a trainee at a Fred Astaire Dance Studio. As she sashayed her way up to the level of instructor and competitor, she began choreographing and producing showcases for charity events. Her work led her to Wylie, where she opened her own studio: Majestic Ballroom & Dance Center.
Today, she leads a team of 10 instructors who train students of all ages in more than 25 styles of dance. They also choreograph dances for grooms and brides, brides and fathers, and toddlers stacked up inside a trench coat. Belinda and her instructors specialize in choreographing first wedding dances for couples-to-be, and can offer their services at clients' homes for an additional fee.
Body wraps are inherently pleasant; they help people work towards beauty goals, but they're also warm and comforting. Tonayia Davidson, proprietor of Tonayia's Wax Pot, performs wraps and brow tinting, but also handles waxing, which some people dread. She knows her clients have often had bad experiences when it comes to hair removal. In response, she’s made it goal to give clients a safe haven where they can feel confident they’ll get high quality results delivered by an experienced professional. She also understands it isn't just women and self-conscious shag carpets who need hair removal, which is why she offers the same services to their male clientele.
Supreme Golf makes maintaining an oft-pricey golf addiction a bit easier on the wallet by granting golfers discounts at golf courses and golf schools, as well as cutting the price of books, golf clubs, and nutritional supplements. Golfers can enjoy relaxing, discounted rounds at area courses in cities across the country including such area courses as Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas, Gateway National Golf Links in St. Louis and St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in Atlanta, soaking in the sights and badgering local pros for analysis of the annual caddie draft.
Blue Sky Media leverages a bevy of strategic marketing partnerships with premier Texas courses to grant golfers access to some of the state's finest fairways. The group's annual Blue Sky Golf Passes dole out fistfuls of discounts to courses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, freeing up some coins for golfers to use as ball-markers or throw into water hazards to wish for more coins. Between putts and drives, discounts on pro shop gear and fare refuel hard-swinging golfers and caddies exhausted from polishing the dimples of each ball.