Shop Local


When you shop local small businesses, you are making an investment in the future of your neighbor and community that will yield returns you can't put a price on.

I'm proud to recommend the following professionals and businesses:

Biohazard Cleanup

Raleigh Fire Department

Lieutenant Smith is experienced in proper contamination procedures of biohazard waste at trauma scenes and will go a step above typical remediation companies to ensure expert cleanup of situations others would prefer not to deal with.

Michelle Smith, RFD Lieutenant - (919) 621-5467 / Email


The Tanglewood Puppets

The Tanglewood Puppets offer hand puppet shows based on folktales and legends from many lands and cultures, as well as musical shows and pantomimes. We draw on a rich history of Commedia dell’Arte, Punch and Judy, and even Tales from Shakespeare, featuring fun, interaction and imagination. We perform for schools, camps, parties, festivals and Faires of all kinds! Call or email for more information!

Mac and Judy McCord, Owners - (919) 496-2192 / Email Website / Facebook

Health & Beauty

Sweet Royal Tea Soapery

Handcrafted glycerin soaps, bath and bubbly goodies and much more.

Marie-Anntoinette Watson & Natalie Watson, Owners - (919) 806-9640 / Email / Facebook

Rodan + Fields

Founded by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, world-renowned dermatologists and creators of Proactiv® Solution, we are a premium skincare brand built on a legacy of innovative dermatology-based skincare products backed by clinically proven results.

Susan Rosero, Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant - (919) 455-7535 / Website / Facebook

Home Decor

Cotton Piken Restoration and Design

Cotton Piken Restoration and Design is your one stop shop for all of your home needs offering electrical, maintenance, furniture design, and more!

Eric Cotton, Owner - (530) 401-7834 / Facebook

The Green Monkey

A Raleigh gift gallery with a craft beer bar.

Rusty Sutton, Owner - (919) 977-0828 / Website / Facebook

Authors and Art Studio

Triangle Artist, Tara Henry, hosts art workshops to the community and offers both original and commissioned art works for sale. Tara also collaborates with other businesses for promotional events, workshops, meetings, and venue use.

Tara Henry, Owner - (984) 200-7559 / Website / Facebook

Home Improvement

Marshall Building & Repair

We specialize in all kinds of home repair, from plumbing to electrical to drywall. We have over 18 years of experience in home repair and building, and would love to complete your next repair or rebuild.

John Hull, Owner - (919) 977-6412 / Email / Website


AR Design & Landscaping

Mowing, mulching, seeding, aerating, yard/natural area clean up, disposal, planting flowers, trees shrubs and much more.

Alfred Reid, Owner - (919) 673-9529 / Email / Website

Professionals providing the following home-related services are encouraged to submit their info:

  • Appraisal
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Debris/Junk Removal
  • Electrical
  • General Cleaning
  • HVAC
  • Inspection
  • Interior Decorating
  • Moving
  • Painting
  • Pest Control
  • Plumbing
  • Septic System Maintenance

If you would like your non-discriminatory business or service listed here, please email me your contact info and specializations. Only those with an "all are welcome" attitude towards my diverse clientele and friends will be listed.

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