Raleigh Moms Blog is a community – online and off – of women raising kids in the Triangle area. We are a collaborative resource site written by and for local moms with daily posts on things to do around town, ways to get involved in the community, parenting solutions, ideas for family activities, personal essays from local moms, local business spotlights, giveaways, and more.
This is a program developed to guide teen girls to know who they are, strengthen who they are inside and out, so they can serve and lead their generation.
Ongoing mentorship programs. See more details at: http://sarahschall.net/inside-out-strong-mentorship-program/
Amber Foster Smith Photography is a full-service boutique photography studio located in the heart of downtown Holly Springs, NC specializing in wedding and portrait photography. Servicing the Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Durham and Chapel Hill area. We offer portraits both on-location and in our professional photography studio by appointment.
We are passionate about telling our client’s stories through beautiful imagery and creating heirloom pieces of artwork for families to cherish. Whether it is capturing your growing family, anxiously awaiting graduation with your high school senior, or celebrating an engagement while planning for your wedding day. We are there with you every step of the way. From planning out the perfect location for your session, to coordinating wardrobe selections and even arranging for hair and make-up. Our focus is to capture every moment as well as the moments in-between because those are the ones you truly never want to forget. You can expect to have a lot of fun while we capture a variety of candid moments as well as a few more comfortable but posed shots. Our goal at AFSP is to give you a variety of images, all of incredible quality.
“Amber is an incredible and gifted photographer. She works well under pressure in any circumstances! She was able to capture my family in a way no other photographer has ever. Every picture was perfect. She is a delight to work with and we will absolutely use her again!” – Cottingham Family
“Amber was awesome! …She made us feel relaxed and comfortable. She captured such wonderful memories that we will treasure for a life time! She is such a blessing to work with on your special day!” – Lewis Family
“I can look back on the day with so much joy because of the moments you captured for us. Working with you is like working with a close friend – which I love so much! ” – Harris Wedding featured on Wedding Gown Designer Maggie Sottero Designs’ Blog
Owner and photographer Amber is a sucker for true love, soulmates and a big believer of happily ever after! Amber is also the heart behind The Studio : A Coworking Space for Creatives where she focuses on empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners through education with a space to grow their business. As an educator she has a passion for teaching workshops and mentoring for photographers and other small business owners.
267 West Center Street Holly Springs, NC 27540
Raleigh Small Business Consulting
I founded Vend Raleigh out of a love and great passion for other women’s businesses. I’d love to share what I’ve learned with my three online business to get you as a business owner and your business to the next level!
No matter where you are in your business, haven’t started or been at it for years, I’d love to work one on one with your online business presence to increase engagement on your website, create a marketing plan for greater interaction on social media, get you power networking with other Raleigh small business women, begin to create a valuable email marketing list or whatever your needs are!
I have the experience and can give you clear direction for your business in these areas:
- Professional insight and feedback on your website and social media accounts
- Examine branding and marketing strategies
- Determine steps to become a legal business
- Find the real passion for your business
- Examine what business duties to outsource (and whom to hire)
- Create an email list and create an email marketing plan
- Pick 2 or 3 social media accounts that excite you and make a marketing plan for each
- Blogging for your business and gain visibility with guest blogging
- Connect you with specific business leaders (Mompreneurs) to grow successful with
Meeting with Cary was literally a God-send for me and for my business. I was truly struggling with the direction in which I would be moving our business for the future. Cary was able to understand those difficulties and ask the right questions to help me recognize the importance of knowing what I was really passionate about and how I could use that passion to grow the business. She took the time to look through my website and social media pages and offered great suggestions on how I could improve the look and feel of each one. I have already implemented many of her ideas and I am looking forward to implementing more on our newly updated website. Having started several businesses and Vend Raleigh, Cary has personal knowledge of how to connect to customers, subscribers and others in a truly relational way. If you are looking for someone to get a “fresh set of eyes” on your business, I would highly recommend Cary. Her perspective and advice have been invaluable to me. I am certain that she will bring that same enthusiasm to all her clients.
Michelle Miller, SonShine Wear
The consult was great and outside opinion was nice to hear. The write up of [Cary’s reviews were] very helpful in [allowing me to stay present in the consult and not having to take notes, giving me direction after our meeting.]
Former owner of Stay at Home Rock Star LLC and Social Butterflies NC.
Photos credits to Hanner Studios
Hello and WELCOME to Altered Aesthetics!
Jen Santoro is the owner and artist at Altered Aesthetics. Growing up in Southern California Jen always had a passion for all things makeup and beauty. After getting her first tattoo, she found another passion, getting more tattoos! In 2013, when she moved to Raleigh she decided to take a different path in her career and found permanent makeup and microblading, which brought together her passion for makeup and tattoos.
A huge advocate of continual education in this industry, she is continually refining and perfecting her skills through additional cosmetic tattoo and microblading courses. By learning new techniques Jen is able to bring new and exciting services to Altered Aesthetics. The goal of Altered Aesthetics and Jen, is to provide clients with an amazing set of brows that they will love and be proud of.
I love that viaONEHOPE allows me to help bring awareness and raise money for multiple causes. I’ve always wanted to find a career path that is flexible, lucrative, and fun while that allows me to give back to my community. Whether you’re looking for a girls night out, a fundraising opportunity, or an office party, I welcome the opportunity to host an event with you. MIX. MINGLE. MAKE AN IMPACT.
Ever heard of clean-crafted wine? Of course you haven’t.
But you’re about to.
Have you ever gone wine shopping and wondered how much to spend, what wine pairs with what food, etc? Do you love your favorites, but have to be careful to avoid a morning-after migraine? Most of you know, I adore my wine, but the headaches were becoming a problem (even after just one glass).
Enter Scout & Cellar. The founder started getting headaches while studying to become a sommelier and after a lot of research, she figured out why: there are up to 300 chemicals imbued in almost all mass-produced wine. (Yep: up to 300 chemical additives. Ew.) Scout & Cellar was created to deliver the world’s most delicious clean crafted wines, right to your door.
Interested? I’d love to help you:
- Taste yummy, clean-crafted wines
- Choose varieties based on your likes / dislikes
- Host a tasting for your friends (perk: free wine!)
- Give back – ask me about charitable giving and/or event discounts
- Choose unique gifts – Corporate, holiday, or individual
- Stay current on seasonal wine selections
When you receive something thoughtful, you know it. You can feel it – the quality, the intention, the pieces that all carefully come together in something special just for you. But for the people we care about, finding meaningful gifts can often feel so out of reach.
Thoughtfilled is here for you. With our exclusive selection of fun, quality paper gifts, we provide you with so many ways to gift what matters.
At Thoughtfilled, you will find colorful, personalized notepads, notecards, and notebooks that can be long loved and used. Our
dynamic invitations and printables will set the perfect tone for your special events. And you’ll discover unique products designed to make your gifts last forever – like our new Love, Mom keepsake box, an all-inclusive letter writing kit for moms like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
We also carry everything for your gift giving needs, including custom address labels, stamps, and designer gift wrap. With these special touches, your presents will make beautiful impressions on those that matter most.
Because what you gift counts, we’re Thoughtfilled.
I’m a web designer who helps businesses navigate the confusing world of digital marketing.
Your digital resources, primarily your website and newsletter, should perform as valued employees, working together to collect leads, share your service offerings and establish you as the go-to expert in your field.
A strategically designed website can highlight your past work, book appointments and sell your products or services. A well designed newsletter strategy can generate new leads and position you as a trusted industry leader. Want to learn more? Check out this popular post where I explain How to Get on the First Page of Google’s Search Results.
I’ll help you put your digital assets to work with easy to manage tools like Mailchimp & Squarespace.
Let’s turn your website into your best employee.
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Vendor Events By Kathleen plans, organizes and schedules a variety of events each month for vendors to attend. We have over 30 different events to choose from and you can even host your own event. We take all the work out of planning, organizing and scheduling events. We provide all the vendors you need to host a successful event!
Melissa DeVoe specializes in custom photography for expectant Moms and babies. She has a gorgeous and comfortable studio space in Wake Forest which houses her massive prop collection, and is where she holds all of her newborn sessions. Melissa is well known in her area for her impeccable posing and beautifully styled sessions. She serves Raleigh, Durham, Wake Forest, Cary, North Carolina and its surrounding areas.
Hey! I’m Christina Kirkey and I am the owner of Pinup Studio. Graduating high school early and heading straight to cosmetology school was always what I wanted to do. I have been in the industry for over seven years now and have been in business for three years, I continue to fall in love with my career time after time. Becoming my own boss and opening up my own doors three years ago let me run a studio I stand behind 100% from the customer service to the products I use and techniques I have learned and continue to learn so I can grow with the change in trends. I offer individual lash extensions, lash lifts, hair cuts and color services as well as Brazilian Blowouts.
Hi! My name is Meagan and I’m proud to be a Director with Thirty-One. Thirty-One is a company that has changed my life, providing stability for my family and a social network for me. We provide functional solutions for women, for their families and for their homes as well as an extensive array of gifts for throughout the year. With an on trend product line and a competitive workplace environment, Thirty-One has moved onto the national stage as a leading direct sale company.
‘Building Customer Engagement in Professional Beauty Services, one client at a time.’
If that’s your business objective, then Imbeau is your software solution. Beauty is personal ..and therfore Imbeau’s beauty-tech goes beyond booking and payments, focusing on ‘Point of Care’. Want to be a pilot customer? Come visit us at http://www.imbeau.us or drop me a note at email@example.com
If you have old draperies, out-dated valances or nothing at all on your windows, we can help. BG Custom Windows creates classic and modern drapery. We will collaborate with you to design guaranteed unique window coverings that coordinate perfectly with your home.
Our designer, Tammy, is an expert in custom draperies and oversees every step of your project from fabric selection to installation. Our process produces beautiful results and is why our business was built on customer referrals and repeat clients.
Our simple design process helps us narrow down the style, fabrics, and hardware from the thousands of options available. In short, it turns an overwhelming decision into a fun, transparent choice. There are thousands of options for your window coverings and it can be overwhelming to choose the right style, fabrics, trims and hardware.
We will walk you through every detail, listen to your input, address any of your questions and fine-tune the details so that the final product is completely customized to you.
Nicola is a top Raleigh newborn photographer, who loves to style and customize your shoot. Nicola has been trained to specialize in Newborn Photography, maternity photography , family photography and child photography. Her style is best described as simple, beautiful and timeless. Newborns are the main focus in a shoot, posed yet still very natural. Nicola does love taking pictures of families, however, these are best done outdoors. Nicola loves to capture the candid moments and fleeting smiles and glances with your family. These moments only she can see from behind the lens.
Services extend into the Raleigh – Durham NC Triangle areas including Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay – Varina, Angier, Clayton, Garner and Wake Forrest.
Fresh Start With Melissa offers group health coaching both online and over the phone. As a certified health coach specializing in natural weight loss and disease prevention, I believe we can all live our healthiest lives with a little (or a lot!) of support. Change can be hard, making good food choices can be really tough, but having a group cheering you on and holding you accountable makes all the difference. My programs do not involve counting calories or drinking protein shakes! Many success stories prove Fresh Start works! I can’t wait to help more women reach their optimum health, look, and FEEL amazing!
Creative business owner and blogger, Jessica Watt has a love for inspiring and encouraging women to find their inner creativity. Jessica can be found hosting weekly Facebook live tutorials on easy and affordable DIY projects as well as coaching other creative business owners.
Jessica is now booking speaking engagements for entrepreneurs and for women’s groups.
Located in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and also serving Wakefield, Youngsville, and North Raleigh, Body Bliss Salon and Spa is the only true FULL-SERVICE salon and spa in the Wake Forest area to offer you 2,400 square feet of pure pampering and relaxation.
Body Bliss is a “whole body experience” because we offer all the salon and spa services you will ever need all in one convenient location. Our services include: haircutting, coloring, keratin smoothing treatments, hair extensions, facial waxing, body waxing, facials, manicures, pedicures, shellac, spray tan and massage.
Oh, and let’s not forget body scrubs and body treatments, as Body Bliss Salon and Spa is the only salon and spa in Wake Forest to offer our clients the convenience and luxury of a warm shower after body treatments. While spending the day, you can even enjoy a spa lunch or snack in our relaxation lounge.
We’d love to be a part of your big day through our bridal division, Bridal Bliss, by doing your bridal hair and makeup. We travel all over the Triangle and beyond to make you look beautiful for your wedding day.
Come visit Body Bliss Salon and Spa for “A Whole Body Experience” from a business that is committed to our clients as well as our community.
Carolina Soap Market is the place to go for handcrafted artisan soap, beer soap, and lip balms. Our products are locally made in small batches with skin loving oils and quality ingredients.
At Beautiful Noise NC, we specialize in customized gifts, home decor and party decor! Whether you are looking for the perfect personalized gift, a customized birthday or special occasion shirt, a hand painted canvas, or a birthday banner or other party decor, we would love to help to create that special item for you! We have an array of customized wine glasses, flour sack towels, coffee mugs, vinyl decals, Christmas ornaments, and so much more, and we always welcome custom order requests.
Make planning your Disney trip a pleasure with Kathleen Anckner and Polka Dot Bow Adventures, a fee-free agency that will help you explore, book, and plan the vacation that best suits the needs of your unique family. Our concierge-level services include personalized recommendations, a day-by-day itinerary, and complimentary touring plan resources to help you make the most of your time on vacation.
We can help you plan an amazing trip to many exciting Disney Destinations, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Lines, Aulani – A Disney Resort & Spa (Hawaii), and Disney beach resorts in Vero Beach, FL and Hilton Head, SC.
To receive a custom quote, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If requesting information through our web site, be sure to mention Kathleen and this listing on Vend Raleigh!
Specializing in handmade cookies and pies, Sugar & Spice Kitchen is run out of our home kitchen, which is fully licensed and inspected. The finest ingredients go into our made-from-scratch baked goods, and we take no shortcuts. The comment we hear most often is “the best cookie I ever had”.
Oh Lord Help Us encourages and teaches women who to be who they were created to be. Throughout our lives we have been bombarded with lies. We need to replace those lies with God’s truth.
Oh Lord Help Us gives writings, bible studies, speaking, and physical reminders to show women they are loved, pursued, redeemed, beautiful, and enough.
As a SeneGence distributor, I am passionate about lip color with staying power! SeneGence also has a full line of cosmetic products and skin care collections and now offers more than 300 products that are centered around anti aging, skin care, and beauty!
LipSense is the premier product of SeneGence and is amazing in comparison to many other lipstick products on the market. LipSense is versatile and you can mix shades to create many different colors and effects.
LipSense is waterproof and does not kiss off, smear off, rub off, or budge off! It does not dry out your lips – it works to restore the moisture content and color lasts anywhere between 4 and 18 hours!
I’m happy to answer any questions as well as provide a consultation to help you find the perfect colors for you!
Lips By Tina
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