Control your frozen-dessert destiny at 32?, a self-serve yogurt bar. A toppings bar with more than 50 wet and dry add-ins invites sweet-toothed sculptors to create icy masterpieces with seasonal fruits, nuts, sauces, candies, and more. Each day, 32? churns at least 14 tongue-tickling flavors such as snicker doodle, cherry amaretto, German chocolate cake, and New Orleans praline. Most yogurts are gluten free and are available in sugar-free, non-fat, and low-fat iterations. Cups of this creamy treat cost $0.45 per ounce, which is half the price of a gold brick but more than two times as charming at the dinner table as a gold bust of Garfield.
“My mom swears that I was born with a label-maker in my hand,” says Christi Gamble, the professional organizer behind Consider it Done!. As a child, she sorted her Barbies according to their outfits and took care to place the fake egg carton in the right spot of her play kitchen’s refrigerator. Christi later channeled that focus into her career, earning a master’s degree in organizational management and working to help corporations run efficiently. She began to lead seminars on time management and organizational skills, after which people often approached her about helping them sort out their homes. She saw a new way to make use of her talents and, in 2005, founded Consider it Done!.
Today, Christi helps homeowners tackle all of their organizational challenges, from a messy closet to an entire home. After an initial consultation, she lends her guidance as clients sort out what to keep and what to purge. Then, she brings in supplies, working within a predetermined budget to find functional containers and storage spaces.
Christi usually returns about a month later to see how things are and to shoo away Borrowers nesting in freshly organized sock drawers. For her, the most rewarding part of her job is hearing back from clients about how much more efficiently they can get ready in the morning, set up for a party, or make a meal. “They’re less stressed. They have more time with their family,” she says. “That’s what makes it worthwhile.”
title: The Framin' Shoppe
html_text: For more than three decades, the framing specialists at The Framin' Shoppe have preserved memories behind glass. They build custom frames for flat items such as diplomas or photographs and build shadow boxes to contain three-dimensional items such as quilts or football jerseys with the athletes still wearing them. The shop also purveys DIY framing materials; posters; prints commemorating Alabama, Auburn, and other SEC football teams; and a wide selection of mirrors. Conveniently, the company operates at four Birmingham locations.
Professional lab technicians utilize modern chemistry equations and scientific tests to scrutinize patients' health. But Any Lab Test Now isn't a doctor's office. It’s a place people can go to get comprehensive lab tests that doesn't require them to make an appointment, have insurance, or memorize the Hippocratic oath. The lab can test anything from current blood pressure and physical fitness to potential blood disorders, triglyceride levels, and even liver function—all handy pieces of info to have before starting a workout regime or preparing to fly overseas. In lieu of waiting to receive a bill, patients know about and pay for the day's services upfront, giving the mailman more time to deliver care packages to astronauts.
AmeriThin Inc’s physicians welcome clients into their offices to customize effective pound-shedding regimens and combat stubborn pounds with an arsenal of tools and the tutelage of a healthcare professional. Physicians prescribe a regimen that includes medical aids, behavioral changes, nutritional advice, and fitness plans designed to create a comprehensive plan for boosting health and losing weight. AmeriThin’s methods aim to leave patients more energetic and with fewer cravings, helping them to emerge from each session ready to arm-wrestle impertinent park statues.
In Xanadu Salon and Spa's elegantly appointed private treatment rooms, talented aestheticians pamper bodies inside and out with head-to-toe pulchritude services. Insides feel refreshed after ionic footbaths, which pull toxins from the body to leave patrons feeling lighter than bubbles full of helium. Façades get new looks after facials and body wraps, which utilize a carefully curated selection of sea salts, mineral-rich black mud, and Dermalogica skincare products, as well as hair coiffing and massages.