We are a company founded by MOMS for other MOMS.
We get it! Raising kids is hard! Raising well nourished kids is even harder! We are here to help! We all have a picky eater in the home. And feeding them requires patience, knowledge and skill. We cannot help with the patience except wishing you good luck! However we can help you with advice and definitely with recipe ideas. We also got you covered if you have food sensitivities or allergies in the home: many of our recipes use gluten free, dairy free and allergen free ingredients. Many, but not all as we advocate for a varied, whole food diet. However, we understand that is not the reality for many families due to digestive disorders and a restrictive diet. No worries, we got you covered if you or someone in the home is on a gluten free diet. This Spring we will be rolling out a FREE 7 DAY GLUTEN FREE Meal Plan developed by a nationally recognized registered dietitian. More is coming in the pipeline!
Our mission is to offer clean, nutritionally superior food ingredients and to be a resource for recipes and tips to address the challenge of cooking healthy meals and feeding the whole family nourishing healthy foods.
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.
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
Baked By Billie was started because of my love and passion for baking. We provide homemade cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, scones and so much more. We pride ourselves in custom made orders. We love being to add love, sunshine, smiles and sweetness to each person that enjoys something homemade from us.
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.
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”.
MyBeeHyve is for network marketers, by network marketers. We created the mobile app we wish existed to manage our contacts and daily task list. It’s simple, free and will help you boost sales, crush goals and follow-up like a boss babe! Create your free account today, to get more done in less time, grow your client base, and increase your sales.
Dot Dot Smile offers the cutest dresses for kids sizes 6 months to 8/10. Known for their twirl, the dresses quickly become a favorite of any girl who puts them on! Proudly made in the U.S.A.!
Kristin Loy, a virtual assistant who enjoys working with business owners who are ready to take their business and dreams to the next level. She starts by taking the stress of everyday tasks like bookkeeping, blogging, proofreading, or other projects off your to-do list so that you can continue to build the vision you have for your business.
Blogging, Social Media, Proofreading, and Google Analytic’s can take up much of your time. Sharing this task with someone else can help you focus on what you enjoy doing.
Collecting data, requirements, and testing can be a chore. With 10 years of experience, Kristin can help create a positive project experience and she can speak on your behalf to your web developers.
Keeping up with clearing checks, invoicing, and other bookkeeping work can be such a hassle. Let Kristin take that heavy load off your to-do list.
As a freelance website designer and developer, I developed TWTH Consulting with the goal to add a custom touch to each project I work on. I am a hard worker and trustworthy partner for your online presence and bring an edge of creativity & enthusiasm that will set your site apart from your competitors.
I like to first sit down with a company to learn more about their business and how it operates. I find that usually a project may extend beyond the need for just a website but perhaps for tools to also help streamline processes behind the scenes for the business. By taking the time to get to know you and your business better, I am best able to develop a site and tools for you with the thoughts of how the business will grow in the future in mind to make expanding your site easier as the company grows.
I have experience working remotely with clients all over the country and here locally in the Triangle. If you are looking for a website designer, please contact me today. I would love the opportunity to work with you on your project.
Mom. Wife. Wino. Entrepreneur.
Revolutionizing Wine Tastings, one Living Room at a Time. Hosting a Wine Tasting Event in your home is Fun and Fabulous. My tastings are the easiest party you will ever host. I bring 5 bottles of exclusive boutique wines, a 6th bottle as a gift for the host, and I even bring the glasses! Hosts can earn wine, half off wine club, and other spectacular goodies. If you want to host a quick get together, and you are tired of the same old direct sales parties, set up a tasting!
Let’s Get Sipping!
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Luggage Tags, Bag Tags
- When traveling, I have always had a hard time finding my luggage. All those black bags look the same. I decided to make my own! These bag tags can be embroidered with 1 initial or all 3 initials. They also make a great addition to your child’s book bag so they can find theirs at school!
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.
Prep Communications builds, maintains and defends corporate reputations through strategic communications to meet client goals. We work with integrity and authenticity to earn client trust.
Prep primarily works with companies that desire to increase their level of communications readiness and mitigate business risk by communicating effectively with audiences that matter to them. We firmly believe that success – or failure – of any communications effort depends almost entirely on a company’s level of diligent preparation. If the proper groundwork is laid, flawless execution becomes a byproduct.
From strategy sessions to tactical outputs, we work with established, emerging, and even nonexistent public relations programs to develop winning communications strategies for all clients.
Prep is owned and operated by Stephanie Llorente, APR, whose depth of experience ranges from national brands to small businesses.
Principal ballerina Lara O’Brien’s Tutu School is a whimsical boutique ballet school providing a creative dance education experience for toddlers and children. A place that urges the exercise of big imaginations as well as little bodies and offers the most magical introduction to the enchanting world of ballet. Hosts packaged Birthday Parties as well.
Melissa DeVoe is a professional newborn photographer based in the Raleigh-Durham-Wake Forest, NC area. Melissa specializes in newborn, baby, and maternity photography and prides herself on creating beautiful, unique portraits for her clients. Melissa holds her newborn sessions in her private 1,000-square foot studio in Wake Forest where both baby and parents are always comfortable. She has a massive collection of unique props, backdrops, and flooring that she uses to create her one of a kind portraits for each client. Her specialty is in the adorable posed newborn photos!
Melissa earned her MBA in 2005 before returning back to school for photography courses, both of which have helped ensure her success in the field, and have made her the business savvy person she is today. The center of Melissa’s life are her two little boys and her husband of 12 years. You may even recognize Melissa’s family, as they were featured on HGTV’s House Hunters in 2013 as they searched for their new home and photography studio space for Melissa!
Melissa’s portraits have been featured many times on sites such as I Heart Faces, Learn Shoot Inspire, NewbornPhotography.com, Evoking You, Clickin’ Moms and she has also been selected as a nominee in the International Best Newborn Photographer’s monthly competitions.
Melissa prides herself on making her customers happy and ensures a satisfaction guarantee. She is delighted that most of her clients return to her for their second, third and fourth babies! She is also happy to offer a discount to her many returning clients!
If you would like more information on a newborn, baby or maternity session with Melissa, please visit her website or send her an e-mail at email@example.com. She is typically booked several months in advance, so please contact her as early as possible to ensure you can get on her schedule!
Also, be sure to stop by her FB page for updates on her schedule and photo shares from her recent sessions!
**Melissa is currently offering fall mini-sessions to the many people who have requested updated family and child photos for their children. Please e-mail me for more information!**
Your destination for the best kids books on the market! Personal sales, homeshows, free books for preschools, daycares and non-profits? I do it all and I can’t wait to help you find the PERFECT book for a child in your life.
As your assistant, I can offer the following tasks to help you stay focused on what you love to do and confident that your business is well organized:
-regular Quickbooks, bank, and credit card reconciliation
-maintenance of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable (invoicing and collecting from customers and paying vendors)
-management of monthly and quarterly payroll tax filings
-preparation of annual reports for CPA filings
-paperwork or digital filing management
-responding to business emails
-writing “thank you” cards, emails or making phone calls to customers/hosts/clients
-mailing packages or products
-maintenance of office and product supply levels
blog and social media post editing
Also, if you’re thinking of starting a nonprofit, I can help you file the right paperwork!
I have 12 years of experience in small business management to bring to your business, to help you stay focused and confident in the success of your business. Call or email me today to request a resume and rates!
Overwhelmed with technology or stressed out by all of the “moving pieces” that it takes to run your business in our digital world?
Frustrated with technical issues or need help deciding what online system, tool or app is best suited for your needs?
Whether you are a new business owner or you are looking to expand your online presence, I can help. Think of me as your Digital Therapist!
As a teacher, trainer, and business owner for over twenty years, I’ve helped thousands of entrepreneurs implement systems and digital strategies in their business so they can be more efficient and effective. I’m an Evernote Certified Consultant and have researched and worked with hundreds of online tools and apps. So I can walk you through the options you’ll want to consider AND teach you how to use them.
Don’t let technology stop you from reaching your goals. Contact me to set up a digital therapy session. Hourly sessions and packages are available and are done online through Zoom. Screen sharing allows me to walk you through each process step-by-step.
Have a Direct Sales Business?
Connect with me at Step Into Success. After reaching the top .1% of my company, I joined the training team at Step Into Success and offer courses and programs through Digital Academy & Direct Selling Now.
Looking for a speaker or want to set up a webinar or training with your team?
I offer workshops on topics such as…
Evernote & Creating a Paperless Business
Creating the Direct Sales Business of Your Dreams
Social Media & Online Marketing
Contact me for more information or to schedule a session.
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Unique Raleigh Kids Birthday Parties
Serving Raleigh families with children’s birthday party planning.
HAPPY CAMPER creates a fun and innovative alternative to your next kid’s birthday party. Sleeping under the stars, sprinkled with a dose of whimsy and creative genius. Colorful tents set up on your lawn or play space, complete with lanterns, twinkle lights, and matching bed rolls. Add in the large screen projector with popcorn cart for movie time treats. For your next celebration give your little explorer the experience of the great outdoors even if you have to keep it inside! HAPPY CAMPER, a party adventure for the child in all of us! Call or text today for more info. 606-813-4302, Stephanie lead trail boss.
Hi, Woof, and Meow!
Does your pet have: low energy, picky eater, bladder issues, hairballs, stiff joints, itching, itchy or smelly ears, red or irritated skin, bad gas, seasonal allergies, bad breath, excessive shedding dry skin, dull coat, sensitive stomach, or loose stool? Let’s talk about your pet’s nutrition.
I was drawn to pawTree because I have one dog that suffered with allergies. It began when he was 1 year old. I did not want to keep him on steroids and antibiotics the rest of his life. Not to mention the damage those drugs could do to his system. You should see him now on the pawTree products – nothing but AMAZING!!! The natural and holistic goodies from pawTree are PAWSOME! Did I mention the 90 day, 100% money back guarantee? Yes, try it and you too will see the difference.
Peak Safety Supply is your partner in safety. We supply businesses and workers with safety supplies and equipment. Everything from safety glasses, work gloves, welding aprons, gloves, helmets and jackets, ANSI classified hi visability apparel such as safety vests and jackets, hardhats, hearing protection, fall protection, respirators, dust masks, to first aid kits and more. All professional grade, name brands like 3M, ERB, Gateway Safety, Honeywell, MCR Safety, MSA, Weldas, Tilman. Cost efficient logo imprinted on hardhats and safety vests is available too. Project or job site in another location? No problem, we can ship supplies anywhere in the world. Call Terri at Peak Safety Supply to discuss your safety supply needs today – 919 368 3247. Visit http://www.PeakSafetySupply.com to learn more.
What sets Peak Safety Supply apart is our commitment to quality products, customer service and long-term relationships with customers. Some of our local customers have been with us for over 10 years! Consistently, Peak Safety Supply provides quality products at a fair price in a timely manner. We focus on a responsible procurement process. We don’t just buy the cheapest products – we research the manufacturers and when possible – we choose manufacturers who give back to their community or are distinguished in some other way. Our popular hard hats are not only made in the USA (Georgia) – for every wholesale order placed, the manufacturer donates to their local catastrophic care hospital. One of our safety eye wear manufacturers has their glasses independently tested by an independent third party (Underwriters Laboratory) to verify compliance to ANSI standards. When they say their glasses meet or exceed specific standards, they mean it.
Our online shop, http://www.charmandhammer.com specializes in professional grade safety gear for women worldwide. All professional grade, sized and designed for women and we ship internationally. Charm and Hammer has helped women and their employers find functionally fitting gear since 2003! Dental hygienists need safety glasses that do not slide down their nose when they are looking down treating a patient. Women welders need gloves and jackets that fit properly. We are on a mission to become the largest work gear supplier for hard working women.
Have you ever thought about hosting an exchange student? Would you like your family to learn firsthand about another culture? Hosting a student with World Heritage will provide the opportunity to welcome a 16 year old student from another country, another continent, another culture, into your family. Each year we have over 200 students apply to live with an American family because they want to get to know the real America, the one that only you can offer them. They want to become a part of your family and a part of your community. They want to learn to be fluent in English, even though English is often their third language, if not their fourth! My family has hosted, and I now have 4 international daughters in addition to my own two adult daughters. I have worked with World Heritage as an Area Representative for 10 years, and I can help you select a student who will be a good fit with your family. We place students in Wake County Public Schools for the Junior year only, either for the Fall semester or for an entire academic year. We place all over North Carolina; I have helped families in Chapel Hill and Clayton welcome an international daughter to their families, and anticipate working with families in Moore County and Forsyth County as well for 2017-18. If you reside in Wake County, though, you need to know that WCPSS has a brief window of opportunity for submitting completed applications; some schools fill their allocated seats within weeks. Let me help you and your new son or daughter fill one of those seats!
Interested in a testimonial from the World Heritage website?
Being our first time to host, we had no idea what to expect. Although terribly excited about our new venture, we were a little nervous and unsure of how much initial awkwardness or time was needed for everyone to acclimate. From the moment we met Michela at the airport, she removed all hesitation and fears by immediately hugging us all. Having two boys and no daughters in the house was a new experience for us all, yet Michela made it so easy.
Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is a locally owned and operated accounting firm serving small businesses throughout the NC Triangle and beyond. We offer a wide variety of business services, including bookkeeping, QuickBooks installation and training, payroll services, sales and use tax reports, and preparation of Form 1099. We also prepare individual income tax returns and provide specialized bookkeeping services to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Our goal at Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is to maintain your bookkeeping throughout the year so your tax preparation process is simplified, saving you time and money. Our specialty is “shoebox” cases – where a company provides us with a box full of receipts and bank statements and allows us to record the data in an organized manner. Because we’re a small, independently owned business, we can customize our services to meet your specific needs. You’ll never pay for services you don’t need!
Our payroll services are billed at a low monthly rate, with no hidden charges for direct deposit, tax filings, or new hire reporting. You’ll be guaranteed of the correct tax rates and on-time federal and state filings.
Contact us today to find out how we can help your business! At Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC, we are freeing small business owners from that pile of receipts, one shoebox at a time.
The Sweetest Things is the heart’s desire of owner Melanie Brown. After many years of telling others to pursue what they loved, she realized she wasn’t taking her own advice, and The Sweetest Things was born. With a mission to provide simple, yet delicious treats, we use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. You won’t find ingredients you can’t identify in our products. Although our specialties are blondies and brownies, we also make delicious cakes, pies, and cookies. The Sweetest Things is able to help you with treats for any occasion from a simple treat to an elaborate dessert buffet for business events, parties, or weddings. We can help you with gifts for any occasion, and you don’t have to lift a finger- we even deliver! Our product offerings also include party or event favors personalized to fit your needs. Give us a call today. We look forward to serving you!
Select Sitters is a local babysitting, pet sitting, and nanny agency. We offer qualified, experienced, reliable, and background checked nannies and babysitters to families all over the Triangle. Select Sitters offers the perfect solution for families who need occasional babysitters, part-time nannies, or full-time permanent nannies. We strive to make finding childcare as simple as possible for busy parents.
Tippi Toes Dance in Raleigh offers kid-friendly, fun, high-energy dance classes for boys and girls ages 18 months – 12 years! Tippi Toes Dance Company® brings a unique program of dance and creative movement to child care centers, schools, play groups and various after school programs.
Tippi Toes cheerfully provides children with a fun, positive and nurturing environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression and movement. Classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’s self-esteem. Our dance classes fuel and develop the imagination, critical thinking, and sharpen both cognitive and creative skills. Our mission is to develop a love of dancing in children by creating a positive experience that promotes healthy living habits, helps build self-confidence, and a love for others. Enrollment is year round. Call today to enroll!
CraZBrain Science Track Out and Summer Camps let kids explore and experience when tracking out of year round schools in the Triangle. Our RTP-based camps provide a unique environment where science concepts are explored through hands-on experiences designing, building, problem solving, and re-creating. Engaging camp themes including 007 Spy Camp, Crazy Contraptions, Outdoor Survival Skills, and Cooking-Carnivals-Chemistry keep the campers motivated and energized all week long
I have worked/studied in the accounting field for 20 years. I like to read, eat, pray, encourage others, travel, and make wood projects. I love to swim and lounge on the beach. I love that early sunrise over the ocean water. I am also a mother of 2 boys, ages 20 and 14 and 1 handsome little grandson! They are very interesting people and they make life happy!
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*Home Based Business in Fuquay Varina, NC. The address listed below is a mailing address only.
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)