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
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.*
I’m Lynette, a senior, family and event photographer in the Raleigh, NC area. I am also available for school, headshots, and real estate photography. My style and sessions are natural, fun, and relaxed. Let’s talk!
Hi! I’m an Independent Raleigh LipSense Distributor for SeneGence International, the manufacturer of LipSense. A lot of people have heard the hype over LipSense and let me tell you, it’s all true. It’s color the lasts up to 18 hours and won’t dry out your lips. The great news is that Senegence offers loads of other great products too. A few of my favorites are the ShadowSense, Lip Volumizer and Collagen Night Pak. Please contact me to find out more or join my Facebook Group Lipzee.
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
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!
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 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.
Backyard chickens are all the rage and your adorable farmhouse would look even better with this farm fresh eggs sign. Dark brown stain with a creamy white lettering, this sign is distressed to give it that aged and rustic look.
Southern Burlap Shop is an Etsy shop filled with hand made wood signs. Products feature hymn lyrics, scripture and biblical/ Christian words and popular sayings. Many of our signs are farmhouse style decor to suite your neutral home decor!
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!
Welcome to The Paisley Poppy Store, your source for handcrafted goods including (but never limited to!) reusable snack bags, burp cloths, wet bags, purses, totes, pillow cases, unpaper towels, aprons, and pouches.
I am proud to represent Rodan + Fields Dermatologists. These uniquely effective skincare products are designed by two of the most respected dermatologists in the country with a legacy of delivering on what they promise. I believe that using Rodan + Fields is as close as you can get to visiting a dermatologist … without an appointment.
Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields have also taught me that achieving great skin requires more than great products. While you are here make sure to check out the tips from the Doctors, experience our exclusive Solution Tool and read up on the Doctors’ seasonal skin-care recommendations.
Rodan and Fields can truly transform your skin. I have personally witnessed the difference these products have made on people’s skin and in their lives. Along with Dr. Rodan and Dr. Fields I am committed to exceeding your expectations and always here to help.
Get an unforgettable glimpse into your baby’s world with Babygram 3D 4D Ultrasound in Raleigh. We offer multiple packages starting at $49 and are conveniently located on Glenwood Avenue in North Raleigh. Call us today at (919) 438-0874 or visit our website to schedule your session. We can’t wait to meet you and your baby!
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!