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Award Winning Photographer Leah Marie

I feel beyond blessed to be doing this job of telling your story since 2007.  I strive to create those ‘wow’ magazine worthy images that you treasure for generations to come. What is just as important, are those candid and authentic priceless moments, that happen in the blink of an eye. I also understand how important the little details, that you have spent so much time (and money) deciding and dreaming about are. In the end, it’s these laughs, tears, touches, questionable dance moves and loving looks that really matter.  It’s those priceless moments that you really want to document from your wedding day and I’m here to make that happen. 

 I strive to capture every moment possible and tell your beautiful story well. It is truly my privilege to both witness and capture the love and joy between couples and families. 

 I look forward to being part of your story whether local or afar!

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 Leah Marie Photography + Stationery is a Raleigh based award winning Photographer and Designer. It’s been an honor to have work featured in Huff Post Weddings, Borrowed & Blue and the client favorite award given by Wedding Wire.

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Since 2010, Katiebug Bows, LLC has been specializing in handmade hair accessories and monogrammed gifts for ages 0-100!  In addition to helping you find the perfect headband, hair bow, or ponytail streamer for a girl or her doll, we have created a wholesale spirit wear program for schools and teams.  This allows schools to earn a profit while selling our custom designed hair accessories to their families for spirit wear or uniforms.

We have two online shops and you will find a different selection of items in each.  Our Etsy Shop exclusively offers our hair accessories that are handmade right in Apex, NC.  Our independent online store, KatiebugBows.com, offers hair accessories in addition to a selection of gifts that can be personalized.  You’ll also find our wholesale items for schools and teams!  We would love to add your school to our growing list!

In the 2016-2017 school year we have worked with the following schools:

  • Apex Elementary (Apex, NC)
  • Apex Middle School’s Softball Team (Apex, NC)
  • Farmington Woods Elementary (Cary, NC)
  • Highcroft Drive Elementary (Cary, NC)
  • Mills Park Elementary (Cary, NC)
  • Olive Chapel Elementary (Apex, NC)
  • Scott’s Ridge Elementary (Apex, NC)
  • St Mary Magdalene Catholic School (Apex, NC)
  • St Timothy’s Volleyball Team (Raleigh, NC)
  • Westpark Elementary (Texas)
  • Woods Charter School (Chapel Hill, NC)
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I began sewing in 1997 making quilts for myself and as gifts. My sewing projects have evolved after having children, wanting to make them quality items that I know would last. I have gradually added embroidery to my repertoire, and I love personalizing projects.

Children’s Projects

  • I started by sewing children’s products as I loved the idea of giving a handmade, personal gift. I like to encourage imaginative play for children with my super hero capes for girls or boys. Let your child pretend to be their favorite super hero or have them design their own super hero so they can run around the house or outside while using their imagination.
  • My youngest son loved to look out the window but he could never quite see out. I decided to make him a pillow that he could use as stool to look out of the windows. He started to carry it around the house and uses it as a comfortable place to lay his head while reading.

Memory Pillows

  • With the passing of my mother-in-law I added another aspect to my sewing, memory pillows. I wanted something around the house that my boys could remember their grandma by. I can create these pillows using any clothing item that is memorable for you, and I can add your loved ones name or a saying to the pillow as well.

Embroidery Options

  • For Christmas in 2014, my husband gave me an embroidery machine. I can now add embroidery to towels, shirts, baskets, bags, and pillows. I enjoy giving teachers and friends personalized ornaments during the holidays.

T-Shirt Quilts

  • Do you have a pile of T- shirts, jerseys,  sweatshirts or baby clothes that you like, but don’t know what to do with them? T-Shirt quilts are a great way to keep memories in one place. These quilts can be made from sorority, fraternity, race and favorite shirts or even baby clothes.

If you have any other sewing projects, I would love to help you out. I love starting new projects to help you customize a gift for family or friends.

 

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Welcome to Mary’s Floral: a unique place to get your home decor and gift needs.  My name is Mary Munnings and I have been designing for over 35 years.  I enjoy working with natural materials, cotton stems (bolls) and finding creative uses for found objects.  My latest obsession is with cotton stems, nests and burlap.  I just love the ‘farmhouse’ look.  My designs incorporate many re-purposed items like glassware, frames and natural products.  I create out of my home studio and my work can be found at SnickerDoodles,  marysfloral.net,  Etsy.com/shop/Marysfloral,  Facebook.com/Marysfloral1,  and at many area craft shows throughout the year.

Look for my space at the up in coming new home décor store Our Moments in Time in Holly Springs; a great place that showcases local artists.

 

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As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I work with individuals and families to educate and empower them to use essential oils for their personal health and wellness. I chose dōTERRA because I knew I needed a way to keep my family healthy that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I found that option through the use of dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils which are completely safe and 100% natural.

Take control of your health and wellness needs and become a Wellness Advocate yourself. I will personally help guide you through your own path of discovery. Together we will determine the absolute best approach to a more balanced lifestyle for you.

Find your balance naturally.

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This handmade paper bead roller holds your paper strip secure so you can wind a tight and consistent paper bead. The winding pin is a diameter of 1/8″. The solid wood 4″ handle is stained and varnished so that it’s easy to keep clean. The larger half inch diameter handle with a spiral groove keeps your grip secure as you wind. Color coded soft-red to indicate the size. The winding pin is approximately 1″ long and may very slightly as the tool is handmade.

I am a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom of two beautiful girls and wife to my amazing husband of 16 years. I have a direct sales business that is my J-O-B, but my love of all things wood, crafty and vintage have found a way back into my life.

While I love my job, my crafting gives me an outlet that just relaxes me. I love to create signs, décor and so many other amazing things from pallets, barn wood and just about anything else that I dig up to repurpose.

I have my items in three different locations… Morgan’s on Main in downtown Benson, K and B Marketplace in downtown Fuquay-Varina starting August 1st and The Doodling Bug in downtown Apex. I also attend local craft shows and other community events.

In addition to my own ideas, I love to create custom orders to fit my customers’ décor and personality. So please keep my business in mind if you are looking for something unique!

Jenni Meraki is an Intuitive Coach, Energy Healer, Writer and CIJourney Master Trainer. Following a decade in the fashion industry, Jenni was inspired to study alternative medicine, healing therapies and nutrition in response to her newborn daughter’s diagnosis of a rare syndrome. Ten years later, she has helped many find better ways of living and healing naturally.

Handmade artisan jewelry made WAHM and metalsmith Tiffany Price Coley

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zoo&roo is a custom boutique where you will find personalized jewelry and gifts such as drinkware, keychains, wire wrapped bangles, charm bracelets and more. Most of my items offer inspirational and motivational words to spread more light in our lives. I want my creations and designs to make you smile and feel good. I offer custom monograms and design work as well.

 

We are an Artisan Gallery and Gift Shop in North Raleigh. We feature a collection of NC Artists.

“Giggles & Gifts, oh I love that name!” That comment just makes me smile. That is what I wanted when I started my business. Something that makes you smile just by the name. I love to make gifts that are one of a kind, help someone cherish a memory or just plan make them laugh! Laughter for me is truly the best medicine. As an artist I have turned my love of creating custom and personal gifts into this business. I am happy to work with you to create a lasting memory for a wedding, party, girls night out, corporate event and so much more!! Through laser etching, sandblasting or sublimation I can make your memory last on almost any media. Stainless steel cups, wood, tile, glass and more.

I use my website and Facebook page to showcase the many personalized gifts that I have had the pleasure to make for numerous clients. As my items are so personalized please feel free to email me at cheryl@giggles-gifts.com with any questions or requests. Let’s discuss your ideas.

Afternoon Owl Designs specializes in originally designed hand crocheted cowls, scarves and accessories! All items are handmade by me in my smoke-free home!

My name is Rebecca, and I come from a long history of crafty ladies. My great grandmother tatted and crocheted. My grandmother sewed, and my mom… well, she can tat, knit, crochet and paint. They have all inspired me in their own ways to stay focused and learn a craft of my own.

I surround myself and my workspace with lovely things they have made or used in the past. From this inspiration, I began to create my own ideas. I taught myself how to crochet, left-handed. I fell in love. From there I began developing my own patterns and started selling on Etsy and at juried craft shows.

In addition to being a part of the Etsy universe, I am also an IT Specialist, a wife and a mommy. This all makes me a very busy, but very happy little bee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Check out our Season of Impact Gift Sets

for everyone on your Holiday Gift List.

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Threads Worldwide is a campaign for positive change in the world. Through fair trade we envision a world where all have the opportunity to thrive; where education leads to empowerment and global connections are formed through women in the US supporting women in developing countries.  Threads Worldwide sells fair trade jewelry and accessories handmade by women in artisan groups from 11 countries around the world.  To learn more about Threads Worldwide and to view our full inventory, I encourage you to visit our website.  Learn about giveaways and other promotions by “liking” my Facebook page.

What Is Fair Trade?

Fair trade promotes fair wages, healthy working conditions, and a sustainable environment for employees and the planet.  Fair trade does not pay a percentage of the sale, rather, the Artisans are paid UP FRONT for the work they do regardless of the sale. Not only do the Artisans have consistent work by working with our groups, they are also guaranteed to be paid fairly per the standard of living. By purchasing fair trade products, you are participating in a social movement that impacts the lives and communities of those who need it most.  Learn more about fair trade here.

Who Are Our Artisans?

Products sold in the Threads Worldwide line come from 24 different artisan groups in 13 different countries: Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, and Peru —across four continents: Africa, Asia, and North & South America. Some of our artisans are women who have been ostracized from their villages because they are HIV positive. Some groups across Asia provide alternative income options to women rescued from being sex trafficked. Most of our artisans are mothers working to create a better life for their families. The group in Peru was started by three sisters who did not initially have the support of their husbands.  Only after their business generated enough money to buy chickens which now support their husbands’ businesses did the men show encouragement.

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Many artisans are mothers. These women now have the chance to earn income while caring for their children in their homes.  It has been found that women reinvest 90% of their income back into their families, and we believe supporting fair trade and wages for women is the most efficient way to strengthen families, improve communities, and change the world.

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Ready To See Some Products?

Our full product line can be viewed online here and I also have inventory I can share with you in person or at a home party.

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4 Easy Ways You Can Make A Difference:

1.  Shop our fair trade products online here.

2.  Host a party with your friends.  Our team will support you in hosting a Threads Event (trunk show, Online Facebook party, or fundraiser) where you can earn free Threads products or earn money for your favorite organization while benefiting women and communities around the world.  Email me for more details:  valentine.emily@gmail.com.

3.  Join my team!  Learn more about becoming a Threads Fair Trade Partner here, or email me for more details:  valentine.emily@gmail.com.

4.  Share Threads Worldwide with your friends!

By wearing Threads Worldwide accessories, our customers know that they have made a difference in the lives of women all over the world.  At Threads Worldwide, we do not simply offer jewelry and accessories, we offer hope for a better global community.  Our line allows people to give back while looking great at the same time!

 

 

 

the teal magnolia is a handmade shop featuring sewn gifts and accessories, and also a creativity blog.

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Presence Jewelry Designs Raleigh | Artisan Jewelry and Accessories for the Raleigh Woman 

Presence Jewelry Designs of Raleigh creating original handcrafted gifts for women.

Original, handcrafted jewelry created primarily using hammered 1100 aluminum and sterling silver. Swirly Scarf Slide line has a design copyright and is my most popular design, an accessory for scarves. The Presence Cross line is another original line. Purchase at the online store, at Presence shops in Marketplace by Gifts with A Heart, 5301 Hillsborough St. Raleigh. Also inside Blue Moon Gift Shops, Wilmington.

 

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Wholesale customers can contact by email or purchase Presence Jewelry wholesale at http://www.wholesalecrafts.com

Hey my peace loving friends, I wanted to tell you a bit about what I do and my mission and vision. I started promoting Essential Oils for health and since then I have had many other ideas of what I’d like to do with this vision I have getting the word out on holistic medicine and helping others. To help get the word out on the benefits of essential oils, I have combined them with Chakra stones and have created healing Chakra bracelets infused with essential oils! Currently I am running a giveaway for three Amethyst Bracelets infused with Essential Oils of your choice! If you like my page and share it, you could have a chance to win them once my page reaches 500 likes. I plan on doing a giveaway at every milestone.

Another thing I will be doing is giving a percentage of my proceeds to various children and pet charities as I think it is so important for young people to understand the benefits of healing naturally. Also, I believe that pets can also benefit from the healing properties of stones as well. My vision is to eventually open up a healing arts studio where people can come practice the healing arts, like Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Expressive Dance, and other healing modalities at an affordable cost!

If you are able to help spread the word on my mission and vision, I would be so grateful! Thank you all so much for reading. I really appreciate it! Peace and Blessings!

PY Designed offers personalized gifts and custom items designed YOUR way!Welcome to PY Designed, Clayton, NC, founded by two stay-at-home moms with a creative flair for special gifts, mementos, designs, logos, and event favors. We decided to turn our creative minds into a business that embodies personal touch. Our tagline, “We Design Your Way,” totally describes their offerings.  Using high-grade vinyl designs and creativity, we transform items into special memories. Whether it be personalized wine glasses for your wedding or party or a memorial tile to remember a loved one, these products will be proudly displayed as a reminder. PY Designed sources your items and personalizes them using your ideas and needs, our experience and creativity, and a quick timeline to meet your date.

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Welcome to Smiling Elephant Jewelry Studio! Rustic luxe handmade artisan jewelry…

The making of jewelry is inextricably linked to who I am. My work is uncommon, culturally influenced, and one of a kind. Jewelry that is both elegant and organic. I hand pick stones, found objects and vintage trade beads with global history.

I craft components focused on the heart and spirit to work with pieces. There is a soulful component to my work that resonates ~ a connection through history or culture or noble beauty. Every piece carries something to its new owner, to celebrate their beauty and whole person.

Life Passionately is a lifestyle brand focusing on bringing Jesus into your daily life. Our passion is creating beautiful products you can use every day that keeps God’s word at the fore front of your mind. Check out our new 2016 Day Planner – it makes a great gift!

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Hi! My name is Amanda Sulyi and I’m a northerner who transplanted to the south. I lived in Ohio for 25 years, and then moved to Raleigh, NC where I have been for the last 16 years. I am married and the proud mom of almost 10 year old twins, and a 4 year old giant yellow lab.

I started this hobby of making jewelry as something to do while I watched sports on TV. I love watching sports of all kinds, it is a big part of my life. My shop name acutally comes from the nickname of one of my favorite athletes, who is a race car driver. I had made several pieces of jewelry for friends as gifts and they always had told me that I needed to sell what I made. In 2014, my New Year’s resolution was to start an Etsy shop. I followed through on that resolution and here I am. My work is ever evolving, when I get a new idea and go for it…..and I love the outcome.

I truly enjoy it when someone purchase one of my pieces as a gift for a friend or loved one. I believe handmade gifts are the best, because it comes from the heart and there is intention and thought behind such a special gift.

I hope you enjoy what you see…..if you are looking for something in particular, send me a convo and I’d be happy to make something just for you! 🙂

 

I love making fun and colorful creations that become a part of people’s everyday lives and special memories. In my shop, you’ll find handmade mobiles, nursery and children’s decor, and more.

I have two great kids who keep me busy – as I create new designs that make me feel happy, I am reminded of the things I treasure most.

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What is LuLaRoe?  This is one of the fastest growing direct sales company and it is so amazing!!  These clothes are fashionable and oh so comfortable.  I have been with the company since January of 2016 and have watched this company explode.   I love working with a company with a conscious,  all of our clothes are fair trade.  Not only are you supporting a local families you are making life better for families in third world countries.

I can come to you, back up all of my goodies for an awesome party with your family and friends or everyone can come to me and you don’t have to do any cleaning!!  Anyone that contacts me for a party from the directory gets double hostess rewards 🙂  Come and join my facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/lularoejenniferrathbun/.

 

 

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Raleigh Custom Apparel Online Boutique

We want you to love your look! Our mission is to create unique, stylish apparel that is both comfortable and practical for every day or special occasions. Made in a wide range of sizes for the right fit for every body and proudly handmade right here in North Carolina.

Custom looks for the breastfeeding mother are coming soon! Find our updates on Facebook and Instagram.

Order the Madison Tunic here:

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Frustrated that good vintage style dresses are either extremely fragile, the wrong shape for today’s bodies or too expensive, I turned to creating my own designs.

I started making clothes for my daughters back in the 1980s. They’re all grown up now, very much into the Vintage scene and my youngest asked if I could make her a dress.

So I returned to college, studied garment construction, pattern drafting and tailoring techniques, developing the skills to make any women/child a beautiful bespoke dress, jacket or outfit for any special occasion.

It’s so lovely to return to exhibiting at craft and vintage fairs, meeting so many new people.

And now I’ve started passing my skills on through a series of sewing classes; from beginners taking their first steps in sewing, to giving intermediates the confidence and experience they desire to create their own garments and designs.

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I became The Jewelry Lady in 2007 when I became unexpectedly singled and needed to supplement my full time teaching income. My boys were 12 and 7 at the time, and though I desperately needed supplementary income, I did not want to miss PTA, football games, and other family events. That’s how I fell in love with the idea of direct sales: the control over my own calendar.

However, I fell in love with Premier Designs Jewelry because of the Christian values of God first, the focus of service over selling, and *of course* the gorgeous high fashion jewelry. Premier Designs Jewelry, in business since 1985, is a respected member of the DSA, and is dedicated to providing personal service and building relationships through home shows.

In addition to home jewelry debuts, I conduct style sessions for returning-to-work moms, lifestyle changes such as weight loss/relationship status changes, bridal party sessions, and prom accessory parties. Let me know if you need a Closet Makeover!

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Young Living Essential Oils

A couple of years ago I started on a journey to reduce the number of chemicals in our lives and provide a more natural way of life for my kids. It all started when I wanted to find something to do with our leftover orange peels. I turned that into the Westmoreland Wares Multi-Purpose Cleaner. Not long after that a friend gave me some Thieves to try when I was sick and loosing my voice.  My voice returned the next day and I quickly felt better and was eager to learn more.

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As a result I started using Young Living Essential Oils in my products. The Seed to Seal process is unmatched by any other company.  I have visited a farm, seen the fields and the distilleries, and even planted some seedlings myself.  It was a great learning experience that I will not soon forget. One of the best way to try essential oils is with our Premium Starter Kit.  This will allow you to try some of the most popular oils and the best part of all is it comes with a diffuser!  If you have questions on what you can find answers to some of your questions at Young Living or  Distillery9.

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If you would like more info on any of the Westmoreland Wares products or learning more about Young Living I would love to help you with products that are tailored to your needs.  Plus I am always available to teach you about the oils and help you learn how to use them.  You also get exclusive access to Facebook groups and classes to help you learn. In addition I will also provide you with a reference book that is phenomenal for learning all about the oils, how to use them and where they come from.

I look forward to helping you start your oily journey towards better health and wellness.

Lauri Anne Westmoreland LD
Independent Distributor #3192075

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