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

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

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

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Hey there! My name is Tracy and I love to create statement jewelry pieces for moms and kids.  Some exciting projects we’ve done are party favors, bridesmaid gifts, and team spirit wear. We have fabulous, fun, custom, chunky, bubblegum jewelry for Moms and Kids, handmade right here in North Carolina. We make great statement pieces for birthdays, holidays, teacher’s gifts, photo shoots, etc. Have a special outfit? We can match it. Contact me via Facebook for shopping, placing a custom order or to book a birthday party for your little princess.



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

So Snaps are an entire line of interchangeable, stackable accessory pieces.
These flowers, caps, and ribbons are interchangeable across all So Snaps accessory items. This allows girls and women to maximize their choices and trade within their own collections. The same pieces that are snapped on a headband today can be rearranged and snapped on a hat tomorrow! Our biggest seller right now are our flip flops, rearrange one set of flowers 7 different ways – one for every day of the week!

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Hi there! My name is Jeannie and I am a Raleigh native, a graduate from N.C. State and am beyond proud to call Raleigh home. I started my professional career in photography as a way to pay my way through college. I couldn’t walk away from it after earning my degree. My career brings me immense joy everyday and there is nothing I love more than making my clients happy. Being a certified professional photographer through PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and having over twenty years of experience of working with children of all ages, I can guarantee to capture beautiful imagery for you. I totally believe this is where God has called me to be.

As a fellow mommy to a 7 year old little boy nothing brings me more joy than looking at his portraits on the wall and sitting with my little guy and flipping through his albums. As the saying goes “the days are long, but the years are short” and, unfortunately, time isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. Let’s get your family’s story documented today!We can’t get these sweet moments back, but we can certainly document them now for you and future generations. I would be honored to be your family’s forever photographer! 🙂

Click <a href="http://jeannie blinson portrait design” target=”_blank”>HERE to see a glimpse into who I am and why I love what I do. I can hardly wait to meet you!

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We’re Cary photographers, offering 25% off photo sessions for Vend Raleigh members! Specializing in newborn, maternity and creative portraiture in the Raleigh/Cary area.

How are we different? Come visit our site and see! Proud to serve as the Website & Design Assistant Chairperson for Vend Raleigh’s Illuminate Conference for women and a sponsor of Vend Raleigh’s annual Sip and Shop.

If your desire is child photography or family photos. We’re the ones who get silly and roll around on the grass to get the best shots! Can’t wait to get married and want to remember every detail of this time? We offer engagement, bridal, boudoir and wedding photography around the Triangle and can’t wait to be a part of this special time. Need a professional portraits? Love working with women business owners!


My husband and I started this business because special moments are our passion, our hobby and we spend the time to get better and better. We love it when our clients take us along through the years as their marriage and families grow.


We love celebrating with the mom-to-be (I’ve had 3 children in the last 3 years so I definitely get it!) and specialize in maternity photos and newborn photography.


We’re excited to have the chance to offer Vend Raleigh Mompreneurs headshots and promotional imagery (and even offer 25% off just for you)! Contact Nicole Hanner for further details. Hanner Photography Studios offers engagement, wedding, bridal, boudoir, maternity, newborn, family and professional photography and senior portraiture.

Nicole Hanner { owner/photographer }



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A little Something about me…..

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!

Connect with B&P!

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus for easy updates. Also, look for more information and blogs on Business & Personal Accounting Solutions, Corp Website!

*Home Based Business in Fuquay Varina, NC.  The address listed below is a mailing address only.


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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.

Courses available:

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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.

Connect with me on Facebook


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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.


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

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for everyone on your Holiday Gift List.


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

What Is Fair Trade?

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

Who Are Our Artisans?

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

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



Ready To See Some Products?

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

4 Easy Ways You Can Make A Difference:

1.  Shop our fair trade products online here.

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

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

4.  Share Threads Worldwide with your friends!

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




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.


We are a one-of-a kind boutique located in Raleigh, NC. We offer a variety of women’s fashion, accessories, gifts and more! We started in May 2016, and have been growing quickly! Our mission is to showcase the most sought after trends at a reasonable price. We only bring a few pieces of each style, making it exclusive in order to avoid duplicates among your friends.

Opening Koket Boutique has been a dream come true for me. Many thanks from our family to yours!


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.

Kimberlee Edwards Photography

Kimberlee Edwards Photography has been serving the greater Raleigh Durham area for almost 5 years with fun, fresh photographic services.  She specializes in both children’s and family portraiture as well as wedding photography.  Her style is modern yet classic with images that will stand the test of time and become treasured heirloom portraits.

As a mom to a 5 and 7 year old, she knows how crazy fast families grow and change.  She’s there to capture those moments of your family now so you can treasure them always.

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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!


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I’m Beth (Wiley) Breeden, and I specialize in creative fine art portraiture of children and families.  My approach is to focus on real relationships, with the goal of creating timeless, authentic portraits that you will be thrilled to look at for years to come.  I work on location throughout the Triangle, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, and Clayton, North Carolina, where I have been photographing children and families professionally since 2005.

I would love to talk to you about making a portraits that you will love to live with, or about a documentary session to record The Art of Real Life in your busy family.  Please give us a call at 919.624.1633 or fill out the contact form below, and we’ll get a pain-free portrait session planned for your family.

My portfolio is available at http://www.aewileyphotography.com, and my latest work hits  Facebook first.


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

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

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


Megan J Huber is a Business and Life Success Coach, speaker, author and creator of the Authentically Aligned Profits system. She helps coaches, authors and speakers go from a whirlwind of brilliant ideas and few results to a ‘structured freedom’ format that easily creates more cash, clients and confidence resulting in more time, freedom and relaxation.

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Changing the World

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 a student of aromatherapy, I work to educate and empower families to be able to experience the many natural and safe healing benefits of essential oils on their own. I provide one on one consultations, customized care plans, personalized essential oil blends, classes and hands-on workshops about the history, efficacy and use of essential oils.

Have you ever wondered how to support your body during illness? How about cleaning naturally and without all the harsh chemicals in traditional household cleaners? Would you like to explore more natural options to your health and wellness? If the answer is yes, then we need to talk!

Get in touch today and let’s find out together how you can benefit from essential oils.Well Oiled Mama


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


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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!

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