As a busy parent, you don’t have time to research the 25 onsite resorts at Walt Disney World and you don’t have time to figure out the best cruise line for your 3 year old. That’s where we come in! DWB Vacations offers full concierge level planning services to assist you in planning your dream vacations.
We specialize in family friendly destinations such as the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures By Disney, Norwegian Cruise Line, Azul Resorts by Karisma, Iberostar Resorts and much more! We also are available to help plan an variety of adult preferred vacations like Sandals, river cruising, Europe adventures and more! Our concierge planning services are free when you book through us. Your agents at DWB Vacations are with you from the beginning of the planning process until you return home. Our team is never more than a text, phone call or email away. If you are standing in Universal Studios and have a question, just text your DWB agent! If you wake up in the middle of the night and suddenly wonder if you should pack your swimsuit for your Alaskan cruise you can just email your DWB agent. We are your personal planner and adviser.
Why should you use a travel agent?
- Travel agents work for YOU, not the travel supplier. We are looking out for YOUR best interest. We will call and call and call to get you the refund for the incorrect charge that showed up on your account. We do not try to sell you more than you want or need. In fact, we have been known to talk clients out of spending money because they didn’t need the options they thought were necessary.
- Travel agents save you time. You can share with us what you are looking for and we can immediately rule out options that are not a good fit. We can sit on hold dealing with new discounts that just came out. When you have a sudden thought while sitting in carpool, you can call or text to before you forget.
- Travel agents save you money. We follow discounts, specials and promotional offers. We know how to plan to help you maximize the money you are spending. We suggest options that will allow you to get the most “bang for your buck”.
- Travel agents can help you avoid scams or less than ideal locations. We book with trusted, reliable sources. We recommend hotels and cruise ships that have a good reputation. Travel agents talk to each other and we share information about the cleanliness of a place or the level of customer service provided.
DWB Vacations’s concierge planning services are complimentary when you book through us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
As a mother of two boys, 19 and 16, I know how hard it is for busy mom’s to take care of themselves in the way that they should. I am here to help! As a consumer for 19 years and a consultant for 17, I am a true believer in the products and the company values of BeautiControl. BeautiControl, an internationally recognized beauty company, is known today as the #1 Premium Spa Brand. BeautiControl offers scientifically advanced skin-care and premium-quality cosmetics. The company strongly believes in one thing that sets it apart from their competitors: personalized service. Personalized service has been the cornerstone of BeautiControl’s business for 30 plus years. The company was the first to offer Color Analysis as a free service, customizing color cosmetics to each person’s individual color season. This tool, in addition to Skin Condition Analysis — featuring patented Skin Sensors™ — put BeautiControl on the map as a company specializing in customized solutions. Now, with over 10 years in the In Home SPA business they continue to pamper and take care of women. BeautiControl stands behind it’s Consultants and guarantees their products. They pledge to provide women of all ages and skin types with premium products as well as empower women to dream with confidence and achieve those dreams.
I am a natural light lifestyle photographer that specializes in children, family and newborn portraits, and social media head shots, serving Holly Springs, Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina and surrounding areas. I shoot on location in the city, at the park, in a field, or wherever your personality shines. As a mom of 3, and former teacher, I truly appreciate the innocence and natural wonder that you can see through the eyes of a child. My goal is to create fun, vibrant, meaningful portraits that speak to you and last a lifetime. Think outside the picture frame. The moment, the glance, the curiosity, the laugh, the LOVE…
Jennifer is an on-location photographer who artfully photographs authentic moments in a relaxed, joyful and modern way for both families and weddings.[gallery size="medium" ids="6578,6579,6580,6581,6582,6583,6584,6585,6586" orderby="rand"]
Sell. Shop. Have fun! “In a world where reuse, repurpose and recycle extend beyond environmental concerns, Founder Kerry Shea Penland created All’asta to provide a unique opportunity for people to gather, connect, pass along once-loved items and collect new ones.” I love this company because we give our customers the opportunity to truly shop guilt free by selling once-loved items in our silent auctions which can be conducted anywhere! Now you can join absolutely free with our Host to Join program! Help me spread the word of All’Asta as there are few consultants in this area!
I took several medications for years and one day decided I wanted to choose health and wellness. After changing my diet and losing weight, I knew that the next step would be to rid my body of the chemicals I had been putting into myself for years. I was introduced to these amazing oils by a friend and my life truly will never be the same. I am now off 5 prescription medications and I feel the best I have ever felt! My goal was to remove all the harmful toxins and allergens from my home! Did you know that Essential Oils are 50-70 times more potent than herbs? Did you also know they have been used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits? They are also mentioned over 500 times in the Bible!
If this is the journey you want to explore, please let me know! I do one on ones and classes if you just want to learn more about all the hundreds of uses essential oils can provide. Young Living Oils is the World Leader in Essential Oils and the company has been around over 20 years! They have over 100,000 members join every month. This company is truly amazing!
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!
Raleigh Disney Travel Agent
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 email@example.com. If requesting information through our web site, be sure to mention Kathleen and this listing on Vend Raleigh!
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 🙂
Sweetbottoms is a mom owned & mom run business proud to offer a fabulous assortment of Natural Products for Mom, Baby, and Home. We are the experts in cloth diapering and babywearing. We also offer breastfeeding supplies, essential oils and accessories, eco-friendly toys, natural cleaning supplies and more! Shop our website for the best brands, including bumGenius, GroVia, Kawaii, Tula, Kalon Studios and more! We sell only the highest rated products on the market and each product in our store has been carefully selected for you, the natural family!
Sweetbottoms is happy to offer you FAST & FREE shipping, quality products at a great price, and *superior customer service.*
Our founders are Haley Gray, and Christine Schoaff. This company was born when Haley experienced care giving for both of her parents simultaneously, while caring for four small children, and working a full time job. Some of the caregivers which worked with her parents were fantastic. Some of them were not. Some of them outright neglected Haley’s father who had dementia and Parkinson’s, leaving him sitting in a soiled diaper for hours, and leaving him alone while on duty. Other caregivers weren’t so bad, and they just neglected to scoop the kitty litter box, resulting in a nasty, smelly apartment.
Haley spent hours talking to the good caregivers trying to understand what motivated them, and what didn’t. It became clear that most of the good caregivers consider this line of work to be a calling. Frankly, you can’t pay someone to do this kind of work, and expect them to want to do it. They have to WANT to do it. So, the question becomes- how do we attract, and retain the industry’s best and most caring caregivers? We surveyed a number of caregivers and other personnel in the industry to understand what was important to them. Then we set about to start a company which provided those things which were most important to the caregivers.
From the client side of the equation, Haley interviewed a number of other clients, as well as geriatric care managers, pharmacists, and others, to ask them what the best practices are in the industry. By combining their suggestions together, and putting together a business plan as part of Haley’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Concentration at Duke, we had the basis of the company. We use technology where it is appropriate. We also use various low-tech approaches to care giving, such as better access to supervisors, random, unannounced drop-ins, and a note-book sharing system so that caregivers and family can communicate with one another about the state of their loved ones.
What this means for you is this- we aim to provide the best of both worlds. That means, better care for our clients, and a better work environment and conditions for our employees. It is quite simply, a win-win.
We have an amazing team of caregivers and managers in this business. Everyone’s first priority is customer safety, and satisfaction. We aim to be an Extension Of You. To make sure that Your Standards Are Realized.
Providing support to women throughout the pregnancy, birth, and postpartum experience is a passion of mine. I follow the DONA Code of Ethics and have completed all of the requirements for DONA certification. Having attended births at most of the hospitals in the Triangle area, I am comfortable working with your birth team of a midwife or doctor, nurses, and support partner to help you feel calm and empowered throughout your labor and birth. If you are interested in working with me, please contact me for a free phone and/or in-person interview. I am excited to meet you!
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.
Salon LeChene: The Triangle’s Go To Salon for Classically Beautiful Hair with a Modern Edge!
At Salon LeChene we have created a warm and inviting atmosphere and filled it with a team of hair and beauty enthusiasts. Our mission is to be a place where women and men can feel confident that they will leave looking and feeling their absolute best.
Our hair stylists are the best at helping you choose a style and color that compliments your particular skin tone, face shape, styling abilities, budget and lifestyle. And, just as important, our stylists are trained to teach you how to recreate your new look at home, explaining which tools and products will help you achieve this. Salon LeChene specializes in makeovers, custom hair color and design haircuts for both men and women. In addition, we offer superior styling, including blow-outs, flat ironing, curling, and formal updos. And we have eyebrow and eyelash specialists to finish your look!
Salon LeChene brings industry gurus in the salon to train our stylists on a regular basis. All of our hair stylists are required and excited to attend monthly educational events. Whether you are new to the area or are just looking for a new hair stylist, we have the expertise and knowledge to give you the hair style you want.
We are proud to be a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, exclusively using Paul Mitchell Color and hair products.
Ph: (919) 302-1674