Vend Raleigh Illuminate Conference 2013

Vend Raleigh Illuminate Conference 2013

I had the honor and privilege of participating as a sponsor for the Vend Raleigh Illuminate Conference this year. If you’re not familiar with Vend Raleigh (, its an amazing network of “mompreneurs” that is led by Cary Heise of Stay at Home Rock Star ( and Social Butterflies ( The organization hosts many different events throughout the year and is a source of constant support for moms that own and run their own business. Illuminate, a one day conference hosted by Vend Raleigh, occurred several weeks ago and I’m proud to have my work at the conference even though I was not able to attend.

Personalized Gift Idea

Personalized Gift Idea

If you’re looking for a fun and different gift idea for a birthday, party favor, bridesmaid gift or a family reunion this is a fun gift that everyone would love. While it may seem silly to some people, after spending the last couple days at the beach let’s just say those that did not have one were envious of those that did! You can find them on Etsy or at a local retailer that does monogramming; I purchased them for the girls in the family from Decal Innovations on Etsy (

It’s always fun to think outside of the box and people always appreciate a personalized gift!