Archive | March, 2012

30 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Local Arc leader finds patriotism, sense of duty in White House briefing

By Cheryl Wade for the Daily News A leader with The Arc of Midland said he came home from a trip to the White House with a tremendous sense of patriotism, fond memories of a speech by President Obama and the sense that many federal employees truly want to make life better for people with […]

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28 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Cleaning the Greener Way

Have you avoided buying “dry clean only” clothes because of some “chemical” reputation? New technology has made cleaning eco-friendly and we’ve invested time and money to switch over. Ask us about our greener processes. Everything from 100% wet cleaning to new environmental-friendly professional cleaning solvents — now there are greener ways to care for your […]

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19 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Off the Rack

Even clothes from top designers don’t always fit right off the rack. When you find your next must-have for this season, buy the next size up and bring in to us. Our expert onsite alterations department will tailor your new “fashion must have” to custom perfection! http://weeklytips.brightleafweb.com/?p=101

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17 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Recycle, Reuse and Repeat

Reconstructed clothing is the new big thing in green fashion trends. How can you get in on the new fad? Recycle your favorite clothes – turn those khakis into shorts or that bridesmaid gown into a great new cocktail dress. Our seamstresses and tailors are able to transform most anything into something new, with a […]

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15 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

The Must Have Color for Spring

Yellow is a key color this spring fashion season. Too bright for your taste? Try a muted pastel yellow as seen in this Preen women’s wear pant suit. And don’t worry if you aren’t committed to the full yellow suit – the geometric flare making waves this season is a perfect way to incorporate this […]

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12 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Treasures in the Attic

Are you keeping an old military uniform, letter jacket or baby blanket in your attic? Bring us your special family heirlooms. Our cleaning process protects delicate fibers, prevents aging stains. We can repair most the tears or loose seams of time. Interested in passing it on to the next generation? Ask us about our boxing […]

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10 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Stain removal rescue

Beware of D.I.Y stain remover tips – they often do more harm than good.  Remember three basics – 1. Never pick or scratch at the stain, it breaks the fabric and causes permanent damage. 2. Don’t rub anything into the stain – you are pushing the stain into the fabric, not taking it out. 3. […]

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09 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

How’s your FIRST impression coming along?

There’s a quote that changed my preception of an issue forever. The issue can be summed up as: What message do we communicate with our visual image and what affect does that visual image have on our life? I was a professional salesperson years ago and was in a fine mens store being fitted for a suit I was purchasing. The salesman slipped the quote […]

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08 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Three P’s

Spring 2012 is ushering in softer, feminine tones after the dark hues of fall and the metallic fabrics of winter. Need a quick way to stay on top of what’s new? Think ‘P’ – Prada showcases three of the staples this season – pleats, patterns and pastels. Mix and match some or all to make […]

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06 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Always Cleanable, Sometimes Washable

Cleaning vs. washing? Here’s the easy to remember rule:  Everything can be cleaned, not everything can be washed.  Specialty fabrics such as wool, silk, leather and rayon should never be washed. They require professional cleaning and care.   Our expert staff has been trained to understand how each of these specialty fabrics should be cleaned – […]

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