Raleigh Handmade Jewelry and Gifts
Welcome to Beyond Words! My name is Dana Smith and I specialize in unique, handmade jewelry and gifts, many of which are made from repurposed materials such as scrabble tiles, dominoes and washers. While I specialize in jewelry, I also make magnets, bookmarks, compacts, pill boxes, purse hooks and ornaments. I began Beyond Words four years ago as a stress reliever and creative outlet after having my third child and becoming a stay at home mom. Being creative is my therapy. In addition to selling on Etsy, I also love participating in local festivals and craft shows in Raleigh/Cary/Apex. Check out my online store at http://www.beyondwords12.etsy.com or find my booth the next time you visit a festival or show in the area. My show schedule is always posted on the Beyond Words Facebook page.
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
THP offers on location photography in Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and Raleigh for your special occasions and milestones or to capture the details of everyday life. I love to travel so if you are outside of this area contact me for a custom quote.
For all THP Sessions I strive to keep it as relaxed and fun as possible. I place the focus on the connection of joy and love between those in the session. Traci Huffman Photography incorporates lifestyle photography in each session. We often see photographs posed perfectly and people smiling at the camera which is absolutely beautiful, however that is not always reality. THP captures your life as it is including the emotions, and most importantly the personalities & real life. Often the favorite images are the ones I catch in between with real life moments. I always get the posed “look at the camera and smile” shot, but I focus on capturing the love, joy, and emotion and less on the formal posing.
To see examples of my work please click on the following gallery links:
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.
My love for houses and helping people has led me to choosing a career as a real estate agent. I grew up with a father who worked in the residential construction business which has allowed me to recognize both positive and negative aspects of housing. I feel it is very important to educate the buyer or seller about the process, listen to their needs/wants, and be their adviser. Buying or selling a house is a very important and challenging task to undertake. I will walk you through the entire process and make it as fun as possible while putting your needs in the forefront. I earn my client’s trust through honesty, patience, and hard work. I will see my clients needs through to the very end and will continue to provide value to the client even after a sale completes.
I chose to partner with Coldwell Banker HPW because they are the number one real estate company in the Triangle. With over 40 years experience, you can be assured that your needs will be put first!
Beautycounter is a mission based company that launched in March of 2013. Beautycounter’s mission is to get “safer products into the hands of everyone.” You may be wondering what does that really mean. It means that Beautycounter is about educating and informing consumers on how to read their personal care labels. Beautycounter provides an option to choose safer products for you and your loved ones. Beautycounter has skincare, body care, kids and baby line and cosmetics.
The last federal law to regulate the ingredients in personal care products was in 1938. To date, the US have only banned 30 ingredients, whereas the European Union (EU) have banned 1400. Therefore, it is perfectly legal for personal care companies to include ingredients that are known to be harmful to our health. With that in mind, Beautycounter created a Never List that comprises over 1500 questionable or harmful ingredients that is prohibited when formulating their products. Beautycounter creates products with safety and performance in mind. When Beautycounter launched in 2013, there were 9 products; however now there are 90 products and more in the works.
I’ve been using Beautycounter for over 2 years and started as a consultant in July 2016. I decided to join as a consultant after my youngest daughter started Kindergarten. I wanted to find a job that would be super flexible so that I can still focus on being a stay-at-home Mom. I already loved using Beautycounter products, so I thought what better way to share the mission and help our family out financially.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Beautycounter, I’d love to chat with you. I also have products on hand for you to try. You may contact me through email email@example.com or phone 415.517.0112. Here’s my personal website for you to check out the products: beautycounter.com/dinasaiz Looking forward to meeting you!
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)
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!
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.
Raleigh Family Travel Planner | TMC Travel | Disney Destinations Specialist
FREE Disney Vacation Planning Services
Make the most of your vacation with my free services and worry free booking!
Let me help you discover a magical Disney experience with my FREE Disney vacation planning services. I’m a Raleigh native and mom to 4 who has lived the parks, experienced the resorts, dined with the characters and sailed the seas with Mickey! I will put my Disney savvy to work for you. My FREE concierge style service will make planning your trip a snap!
I work with you with all aspects of Disney trip planning from when to go, to where to stay, where to eat and what to do when you get there! I offer worry-free booking – I’ll make sure you get the best price for trip and will keep searching for discounts until you travel. I also offer free gifts for packages, a referral program and tips and tricks so you can make the most of your trip. I’d love to help you have a magical vacation and make some very special memories. I stay up to date on all the current changes at Disney World and Disneyland to make sure you have the most updated information available before you head to the parks.
I have extensive knowledge of all Disney Destinations including: Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii and the Disney beach destinations in Vero Beach, FL and Hilton Head, SC. Let me use my knowledge and experience so that you can have a stress free planning process!
I am a full service travel agent and can help you with ALL family travel including Universal Orlando, All-Inclusive resorts and all cruise lines!
I am looking forward to helping you plan your next magical vacation!
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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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I am an energetic, organized agent who enjoys working with clients to make their dream home come alive. As your real estate agent, my motivation is to help you find your home in and around Chapel Hill and the Triangle that will meet your needs and compliments your lifestyle. My priority is on exceptional customer service, timely communication and dedication to surpass your expectations as the foundation of my business. Buying and selling a home is a transition and my goal is to keep it as simple and clear as possible. I will be your advocate through this process, helping to find solutions and resources. Currently, I reside in Chapel Hill and focus on area real estate including Pittsboro, West Cary and Apex. I also can provide out of state referrals with our Keller Williams network.
Prior to real estate, I taught English to second language learners in K – Adult, in public, non-profit and private school while growing a profitable direct sales business. While I am a native of Michigan, I have lived in North Carolina for 12 years. I love fitness, hiking, exercise and enjoying our awesome state with my family. For quiet time you can find me on Pinterest, looking for fun new recipes or checking out new magazines at the bookstore.
- Buyer’s Agent
- Listing Agent
Buying and selling is not as easy as a hand-shake was back in the day! Annie will meet with you to develop an in-depth understanding of your specific needs. The next steps vary, based on you ::Buying your home :: Annie will give you the “10 commandments of buying a home” of not-to-do’s! Searching in a market that homes are sold the day the sign is placed is stressful for you. Eliminating the anxiety by creating a custom process tailored your preferences we discussed, and ensure that YOU will see homes you want. It is no secret that the real estate industry is ever-changing and finding the right home before it is sold is an enjoyable experience. The web site has the ability to message you the moment a home hits the market to ensure you do not miss “the home”.Selling your home :: we will conduct an in depth market analysis of your home. With this information we are able to construct a targeted marketing plan to get it sold quickly and for maximum value.
Relocation :: our teams are local, across the nation and globally as a Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices group – you will have all the tools available during the process of your relocation, whether corporate or personal.
Aurora D Photography is a premiere, award-winning photography studio serving the Triangle area. Specializing in newborn, maternity and fine art portrait photography, Aurora captures the simple beauty of you and your family. A lover of classical painters, Aurora has developed a timeless, elegant style, creating portraits that will last throughout the generations. Aurora is an award-winning Master Photographer with the Professional Photographers of America and a Fellow with the Professional Photographers of North Carolina
Lisa Thayer is a professional photographer based in Raeford, NC specializing in newborns, high school seniors and hospice photography. Lisa is always encouraging others to grow so they can capture what their hearts desire. She believes that together we can and do reach higher than any of us ever will alone.
Crazy Mouse Mom/Outlander Travel | Vend Raleigh Small Business
I take all the stress and headaches out of planning your dream vacation. I am a Disney Vacation Planner and I will tailor your vacation based on your favorite things to do. Disney isn’t just theme parks! Fine dining, shopping, golf, motorsports, boating, and beaches are just the start of your dream vacation.
“One contact person, One phone call: I do it all” 919-625-9055
At Crazy Mouse Mom I know planning a vacation to Walt Disney World Resort® can be overwhelming.
There is always plenty of Disney magic, but there isn’t always plenty of time.
“Where to stay, what to see, when to eat, where to be?”
Unsure of where to dine? I will not only recommend the restaurant, but I make your dining reservations too. The best part of what we do, there’s no charge for my services. I will be your very own concierge, when planning your trip, and even while you are at the parks.
Be sure you mention our VendRaleigh to receive an extra gift when you book your Walt Disney World Resort® or Disney Cruise vacation package with me.
I also book any cruises and most vacation destinations.
Hi, my name is Laurie Lilly. I offer hatha vinyasa style yoga classes customized for individual and/or group needs. Each practice helps students to reduce stress, gain strength and flexibility, feel more fit, and be more energetic! Whether you are looking for yoga in the workplace, yoga for your child, or a one time yoga get together with a group you are a part of, I can make it happen. Visit http://www.ZenInMyDen.com or like my Facebook page, http://www.Facebook.com/zeninmyden to get the latest schedules, specials and updates. Get creative, try something new, and make yoga part of your day. Hope to see you on your mat soon!
Blessings to you,
Style Dots Raleigh | Alice Shaffer
Snap Design Boutique
Where you can “snap” into a foundation jewelry piece, career, fundraiser & more. Let’s talk on how to make life as easy as a snap for you!
Have a social boutique
Have a social boutique
Fundraising for adoptions, bands, school activities, mission trips, medical expenses, PTO/PTA among other things.
Become one of the first Boutique Partners in your community
Choose a foundation design and start from there! Our custom designed base pieces are white gold plated premium alloy!
Pick out your favorite from over the 130 introductory dots. Then literally snap them so that you can tell a story, match an outfit, show your team spirit or your fashion savvy. You can do it all with Style Dots! Changing your jewelry is a snap!
Why pay full price when you can earn FREE product by having girlfriends over for a Social Boutique!
Hello! My name is Pam Nogle. DO you want to improve your health? Do you wish to make any changes to your body? Most people have something they want to improve upon in their health.
Hang on~ this is a journey!
With any change comes excitement and a little fear- but change is good and change provides opportunity to embrace something new, exciting & fun. There is joy to be found in change and in life’s journey.
I wish to live a Happy, Balanced & Healthy Life! I am in charge of my health. I am in charge of most aspects of my health: exercise, diet, sleep, stress maintenance and joy. My quality of life is determined by these choices. I want you to know- you have these same choices and the ability to feel better.
It Works!Global plantbased, all natural products are a part of my daily choice. I want to be part of helping others know better , improved health. I also want to help you to look as good as you feel.
I am able to provide you with healthy all natural, botanical products & supplements that do what they say they do! They work internally to improve your health and your appearance.
Take a moment to review the products & let me know if you have any questions. Get excited! Better health is in your future!
Blessings to you for better health and balanced living.
Pure Haven Essentials develops and produces cutting-edge, SAFE products to the highest performance standards.
Pure Haven Essentials offers a range of quality products. All of these products are made in-house in our Warren, RI manufacturing facility. All products are made with the very finest ingredients and no harmful chemicals; all ingredients are listed on each product. Pure Haven Essentials products are made in the USA and are extremely effective. Ingredients matter. That’s why we start with the best and safest, and leave out harmful chemicals. From skincare and baby, to body and home essentials (and more), see for yourself how amazing and effective “pure” can be.
Just as most people have learned to read labels on the food they eat, we think it’s equally important to become ingredient detectives when choosing personal care and home products. Because it’s not only what you put IN your body, but what you put ON your body that can affect your health. And when you know better, you can do better — making better, smarter decisions. Our pure and primary mission is to share this important information, and to provide safe, effective and affordable alternatives.
Our mission is to educate everyone on the issue of harmful chemicals in everyday products – and provide safe, effective alternatives. I can teach you how to read your labels on personal care and household products along with which ingredients to avoid.
Scentsy | Raleigh, NC
Hi! I am Shannon and I am a Scentsy ADDICT! I became a consultant because I wanted to share my love of Scentsy with everyone and to show off how amazing the product really is. I used to be addicted to candles and would have them burning 24/7 which was a MAJOR hazard, but luckily I don’t have to worry about that ever again! Not only do I not have to worry about a flame or the harsh pollutants that candles give off, but the scent lasts so much longer with Scentsy. I am so glad that I made the switch and I would love to help you all out 🙂
Frolic & Co. Photography offers portrait and family photography in Raleigh, NC and surrounding areas. Let’s capture your important family moments. Let’s get Mom in the picture, right? Let’s make time to get pictures with the kid’s grandparents. Let the kids run amuck. I prefer to photograph in natural light outside in nature. I love those “in between” moments, when you lean in to kiss your baby, your little girls frolicking in the woods, a sweet high-five from your little boy. Let’s capture some fun…
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.
Here at Piecefully Home I hope you will find items that will add a touch whimsy and charm to your home. I create items I love and would be proud to display in my own home.
I create and design everything for the home. There are fun home accessories, such as pillows, artwork, and quilts. I also offer utilitarian items like aprons, dish towels, and cloth napkins. Nearly all of my items are one of a kind making it extra special to own.
Jen Mink is a Portrait Photographer specializing in Women… Glamour, Personal Branding/Headshots, Dance, Seniors/Grads, Generations (Mother/Daughter), Maternity, Bridal & Boudoir! Jen adores giving women an ‘experience’ to find & feel their own unique fabulousness and beauty outside of their everyday busy lives while she captures beautiful, creative & artistic images for them to always treasure!
Jen Mink Photography is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, serving Wake County and other nearby North Carolina areas and was recognized as one of the 2016 Top 20 Portrait Photographers in Raleigh by Expertise! (Travel to other areas is also an option). In addition to VendRaleigh Professional Photographers, Jen is also a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of North Carolina & ClickinMoms and is an official sponsor for Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen and the Distinguished Young Women of Wake County.
Beyond her photography work, Jen is a wife & mom of 3 and has a cherished degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She adores keeping her creativity flowing… whether it’s planning a girly birthday party for her daughter, making jewelry for her Senior Reps (aka “Fab Grads”) or painting & decorating the rooms of her family home!!
I love Jamberry Nails and I love being a consultant and sharing this wonderfull way of creating your own beautiful manicure and pedicure at home! With all the designs offered, plus our own line of quality lacquer and hand care products, am sure to have something you will love too!
As a Demarle at Home Consultant, I share simple recipes and knowledge about cooking that gives anyone in the kitchen the confidence they need to prepare simple meals with fresh ingredients!
Through our cooking parties, you’ll discover our professional grade cookware and bakeware that makes it easy to create a dinner that they will come home for.
Our innovative products include..
Silpat – the original non-stick baking mat (patented)
Flexipan – the unique mesh design delivers evenly baked surfaces
Silform – a must-have for fresh baked breads and dough
Eco Chop – chop, spin and store!
Demarle, a French company, was established in 1965 as a retailer to professional restauranteurs. The company continued to evolve and expanded around the world. The direct sales model made it to the US by 1996, and we are proud to be named a member of the DSA.
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