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.
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 in North Raleigh. Call us today at (919) 307-3940 or visit our website to schedule your session. We can’t wait to meet you and your baby!
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.
Products inspired by everyday living! Let us help you find the perfect gift!
Offering a large line of Monogram Acrylic & Sterling Silver Jewelry, Engraved Jewelry, Wood Monograms, Home Decor and more. We absolutely love thinking outside of the box when it comes to designing! Our ever-expanding line features some great products you’ll only find at Initial Decor!
We sell retail and wholesale! So, whether your shopping for something personalized or a new brand to carry, we are perfect for each other!
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.
Chunky Beaded Jewelry Handmade
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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Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is a locally owned and operated accounting firm serving small businesses throughout the NC Triangle and beyond. We offer a wide variety of business services, including bookkeeping, QuickBooks installation and training, payroll services, sales and use tax reports, and preparation of Form 1099. We also prepare individual income tax returns and provide specialized bookkeeping services to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
Our goal at Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC is to maintain your bookkeeping throughout the year so your tax preparation process is simplified, saving you time and money. Our specialty is “shoebox” cases – where a company provides us with a box full of receipts and bank statements and allows us to record the data in an organized manner. Because we’re a small, independently owned business, we can customize our services to meet your specific needs. You’ll never pay for services you don’t need!
Our payroll services are billed at a low monthly rate, with no hidden charges for direct deposit, tax filings, or new hire reporting. You’ll be guaranteed of the correct tax rates and on-time federal and state filings.
Contact us today to find out how we can help your business! At Lori Aveni, CPA, PLLC, we are freeing small business owners from that pile of receipts, one shoebox at a time.
I am a Wellness Partner with Amare Global. “Amare” means “to love” in Latin, and love is the universal language. Yet, in order to truly love others, we believe you must first start by loving yourself. Our vision at Amare is to lead the global mental wellness revolution. By inspiring people to love and believe in themselves, we envision they will live an extraordinary life and make a difference for others. Amare Wellness Partners are real people, whose lives have been enhanced and enriched through our platform. They have made it their mission to spread the word and empower people to live happier and healthier lives every day. Amare’s scientific approach is designed to meet you where you are at today and then, from there, optimize your potential. Whether you are an elite Olympic athlete looking for the mental edge on your competition, a busy super-mom juggling dozens of responsibilities, or you’re currently feeling a bit “off” or “stressed out” like so many others, Amare’s science is designed to empower you to be your best you!
Hi! I’m Amy Hill. I am the owner and photographer behind 627 Photography in Cary, NC. I love to help women business owners tell the story of their brand and business through photos. It’s more than just a headshot, it is a way to show visitors to your website why they want to work with you. In this digital world where we meet so many online, you have to standout and you have to connect!
In addition to beautiful branding photos for women, I also love to photograph + empower high school seniors. I love to make them feel special, confident and happy with who they are. I take time to learn about them and create a fun, custom session that results in the most beautiful pictures they’ve ever seen of themselves!
Honest Hazel is a refreshing new beauty brand, our initial product is an under-eye gel treatment that gives ‘tired eyes’ an instantly refreshed look, with powerful natural ingredients the quick treatment is simple yet significant. You can find us at your local Anthropolgie store, Credo Beauty, goop.com, FreePeople.com and many more.
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My name is Erica and I am a photographer specializing in fine art portraiture for newborn babies, children, and families. I serve Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, and surrounding areas. I place the focus on your beautiful children and capture portraits that your family will treasure for generations.
My packages are created with purpose, to best meet the needs of a busy family. All newborn portrait packages include digital files with a print release, as well as professional quality prints and custom birth announcements. Why? Every family needs and wants digital copies of their portraits. Save them as a back up or use them to make prints and other gifts. Your family will surely be busy with a newborn baby in the house, however. It may be months, at least, before you find time to print your photos or design a birth announcement. My packages allow you to receive prints and announcements to enjoy right away, leaving you more time to enjoy your family.
Newborn portrait sessions can take place at my home studio in Fuquay Varina or in the comfort of your own home. Not sure which is right for you? Email me and I’ll help you figure out what the best fit is for your family.
If all newborn portraits look the same to you, an outdoor newborn portrait session may be perfect for your family. Not only can I complete your session indoors, but I am one of the few newborn photographers on the east coast who can do newborn sessions completely outdoors. If you appreciate the beauty of nature, there is nothing more breathtaking than your fresh new baby among the calming colors of nature. These unique sessions can be completed from April through October. Outdoor newborn sessions are my passion and I have a list of many beautiful locations in the Raleigh area for this type of session that are not well known, as well as a special collection of props and equipment handpicked to keep babies comfortable and happy outdoors. I have a passion for creating portraits with earth tone colors and simple props, giving my newborn photography a natural, organic feel.
Interested in booking a newborn portrait session or family portrait session? Mention this listing and get 10% off your session fee.
If you have any questions about professional photography or my sessions, please send me an email at [email protected]. You may also wish to visit my website at http://www.ericacourtinephotography.com.
Paw And Crossbones is a boutique line of personalized accessories for pets and their people. We specialize in travel gear that helps you and your pet get out the door quickly and in style.
My name is Monica Cavanaugh, and I created Paw And Crossbones because I got tired of hauling my sweet mutt’s stuff around in random grocery bags and old corporate totes.
I knew her “luggage” would need to be sturdy, roomy, and be personalized in case there were multiple dogs with her sitter. Thus, The Bundle was born.
The sturdy canvas tote is large enough to fit everything she could possibly need, even for extended stays. The organic muslin food sack holds 24 cups of food, keeping her well fed for several days. The treat bag holds her precious carrots (and occasional cookies, when she’s extra good.) And the stainless bowls are a handy extra so we don’t have to scramble to dismantle her little dining area.
We’re expanding the brand to carry different styles of bags, as well as accessories like custom leash hook signs, custom treat jars, and more! Please check out the Etsy site and follow us on Etsy and Facebook!
I love going Braless in a Ruby Ribbon cami and wear our leggings everyday. Ruby Ribbon is a fashion line with a unique fit. Our products are comfortable and hug, not spank, you to look and feel slimmer, smoother and more confident in your clothing and always looking your best in them. Beautiful colors that go beyond black or nude for shapewear and an entire clothing line that compliments what is in your closet! Contact for private fitting or parties (like for bridal parties and just fun girls night). Your friends will thank you for introducing them to Ruby Ribbon and helping them Style with Confidence.
Reflect the vibrancy within
Striving to get your face and body reflecting the vibrancy within? Vibrant Skin and Body is a convenient stop for all your relaxation and skincare needs. We offer facials, massage, waxing, peels, tinting and customized skincare regimens. Spa parties are also apart of our growing menu of offered services. The treatments with our professionals are tailored to help you feel most confident with your intrinsic beauty.
Plexus Products are health and wellness products! Through recent testimonials, Slim has reported to help people lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and even help control diabetes! Testimonials speak volumes, and Plexus Slim has many! No need for fasting diets or meal replacement shakes! Plexus Slim works with the body to get you healthy from the inside out using all-natural ingredients, helping your body work optimally, lose excess weight, and keep it off!
Plexus promotes the following benefits:
*Loss of weight & inches by burning fat, not muscle!
*Healthy blood sugar levels
*Healthy cholesterol & lipid levels
*Healthy will power over food choices
Many have had success with relief from auto-immune issues (such as those connected with Hashimoto’s, and psoriasis) fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue.
Our core product, Plexus Slim comes in powder form and is mixed with water to create a light, refreshing drink. It tastes quite sweet, actually. It is not a meal replacement, but rather a food supplement.
Plexus Worldwide first began as a breast health company in 2005. In 2009 they launched their health and wellness line. In 2012, Plexus released a 3rd line to our company- the Fast Relief/pain management line. All products are all natural and gluten free. Getting people healthy, changing lives and making dreams come true is what Plexus Worldwide is all about!
Email me today to learn more: [email protected].
ENJOY A NIGHT OUT WHILE ‘Getting Your Art Buzz On®’ WITH US AT WINE AND DESIGN!
Bring your own bottle of wine (or beverage of choice) and enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with friends, fun
and fabulous art! You supply your cocktails, and we’ll supply the rest.
At WINE AND DESIGN, all you have to do is sign up, show up, sip up! Your canvas, paints, paintbrushes, and corkscrew will be waiting as a local artist helps you create that night’s featured painting. You go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that shows
off your “inner artist.”
No experience in painting? NO problem, our local artists will guide you step-by-step! Our paintings are suitable for the first-time painter or for more experienced artists.
And for Children… We have an entire division called ART BUZZ KIDS® that is all about… KIDS!
Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and Kid Classes! Check each studio location for availability and reservations!
Wine and Design on Wheel–if you can not come to us..we can come to you!!!!
I am a boutique wedding & family photographer who believes in providing a one-of-a-kind, personalized session experience and artwork that you will love forever. Since 2009 my goal has been to photograph families and couples in a relaxed, joyful and artistic way.
I began studying photography when everyone shot film (remember film?) and I learned the classic art of black & white film processing & printing. There is something so powerful about making each print by hand, each result a unique piece of art. When I switched to digital in 2005, I brought to it my love for honesty in the images I create for works of art you will treasure.
My life with 2 children (12 & 9) and two large dogs is usually pretty crazy, but it’s also full of love and laughter and I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world. Next to photography my favorite thing in the whole world is chocolate. Ok, and the beach, and pretty much anywhere there is good food & good friends- life is meant to be enjoyed!
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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Ever heard of clean-crafted wine? Of course you haven’t.
But you’re about to.
Have you ever gone wine shopping and wondered how much to spend, what wine pairs with what food, etc? Do you love your favorites, but have to be careful to avoid a morning-after migraine? Most of you know, I adore my wine, but the headaches were becoming a problem (even after just one glass).
Enter Scout & Cellar. The founder started getting headaches while studying to become a sommelier and after a lot of research, she figured out why: there are up to 300 chemicals imbued in almost all mass-produced wine. (Yep: up to 300 chemical additives. Ew.) Scout & Cellar was created to deliver the world’s most delicious clean crafted wines, right to your door.
Interested? I’d love to help you:
- Taste yummy, clean-crafted wines
- Choose varieties based on your likes / dislikes
- Host a tasting for your friends (perk: free wine!)
- Give back – ask me about charitable giving and/or event discounts
- Choose unique gifts – Corporate, holiday, or individual
- Stay current on seasonal wine selections
As a doTERRA Wellness Advocate, I work with individuals and families to educate and empower them to use essential oils for their personal health and wellness. I chose dōTERRA because I knew I needed a way to keep my family healthy that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. I found that option through the use of dōTERRA’s CPTG essential oils which are completely safe and 100% natural.
Take control of your health and wellness needs and become a Wellness Advocate yourself. I will personally help guide you through your own path of discovery. Together we will determine the absolute best approach to a more balanced lifestyle for you.
Find your balance naturally.
Triangle Area Women’s Ministry
Our vision: We equip women to apply God’s Word and walk by faith.
Tara Furman is the founder of Knowing God Ministries. KGM is nonprofit and an inter-denominational women’s ministry. Tara has spent more than a decade speaking at women’s events. She also helps set vision for the monthly luncheons as well as its annual women’s conference and mother/daughter retreat. She and her team inspire women to make a difference in their corner of the world.
We offer monthly luncheons at MacGregor Downs Country Club, all are welcome! We also offer an annual women’s conference called, ONE WOMAN and an annual Mother/Daughter Retreat. (Grades 4th – 8th)
Select Sitters is a local babysitting, pet sitting, and nanny agency. We offer qualified, experienced, reliable, and background checked nannies and babysitters to families all over the Triangle. Select Sitters offers the perfect solution for families who need occasional babysitters, part-time nannies, or full-time permanent nannies. We strive to make finding childcare as simple as possible for busy parents.
Tippi Toes Dance in Raleigh offers kid-friendly, fun, high-energy dance classes for boys and girls ages 18 months – 12 years! Tippi Toes Dance Company® brings a unique program of dance and creative movement to child care centers, schools, play groups and various after school programs.
Tippi Toes cheerfully provides children with a fun, positive and nurturing environment so they are able to experience the joys of dance, self-expression and movement. Classes are specifically designed to develop motor skills and body awareness while enhancing each child’s self-esteem. Our dance classes fuel and develop the imagination, critical thinking, and sharpen both cognitive and creative skills. Our mission is to develop a love of dancing in children by creating a positive experience that promotes healthy living habits, helps build self-confidence, and a love for others. Enrollment is year round. Call today to enroll!
We are a family owned local travel agency specializing in luxury vacation planning all over the world! Our services are FREE, and our VIP treatment is always included. This means free upgrades, bonus amenities and more! Whether it is a family reunion, honeymoon, destination wedding or a kid free romantic getaway, leave it to us to save you time and money!
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.
CraZBrain Science Track Out and Summer Camps let kids explore and experience when tracking out of year round schools in the Triangle. Our RTP-based camps provide a unique environment where science concepts are explored through hands-on experiences designing, building, problem solving, and re-creating. Engaging camp themes including 007 Spy Camp, Crazy Contraptions, Outdoor Survival Skills, and Cooking-Carnivals-Chemistry keep the campers motivated and energized all week long
I began using dōTERRA Essential Oils in 2009 while I was pregnant. As a Biologist, Naturalist, and Certified Environmental Educator it was such a relief to have safe, effective alternatives! Your path to a new philosophy of wellness begins by opening a bottle.
dōTERRA® (meaning “Gift of the Earth”) essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant, eliciting profound emotional responses. Yet the benefits of essential oils goes well beyond their fragrant appeal.
Used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits, essential oils can be natural alternatives in holistic self-care practices. Their unique chemistry allows them to be used aromatically and applied topically to the skin. Our essential oils are even safe enough to be taken as dietary aids to promote vitality and well being.
Each of dōTERRA’s CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essentials oils is carefully extracted by a global network of skilled growers, distillers, and chemists ensuring a consistently powerful user experience. They are 100% pure aromatic extracts and contain no artificial ingredients, and are Independently tested in 3rd Party Labs to be free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.
I am a Senior Stylist with Stella and Dot. I am here for fashion, fun and a stylish way to live! I can help you host a fun little trunk show to show off the entire Stella and Dot line to your friends and get some amazing free Stella and Dot shopping, or if you are interested in becoming a stylist I would love to give you more information about that. Also, if you ever just wanted to place an order please let me know. I am here for you as your Stella and Dot stylist!