New Member Kaizen Improvements – Interior Design


My name is Aneta and following my passion and desire to have a job that I will love I made the decision to start my own business in home staging & styling. I describe it as the art of presenting a property in its best possible light in order to sell or rent it at the highest price and with as little hassle and delay as possible.
As an innovative Home Staging & Styling business in Ulster / Leinster region, we do our best to be the one stop shop for our clients with all the services they require. We provide professional home staging, interior styling, colour consultation service and cost-effective improvements to highlight the property’s best features and make it appealing to the potential buyers.

Kaizen Improvements – “You only get one chance to make a good first impression of your property – We can help you make sure it is the lasting one.”

Blackrock, County Louth

in progress

http ://www . facebook . com/kaizenimprovements . sa

New Member Virtue Naa Ayeley Shine – founder of Emerald and Wax


My name is Virtue Naa Ayeley Shine, I live Galway.

I am originally from Ghana in West Africa. I was born in the capital Accra and lived there until my early teens at which time I moved to New York with my mother and brother.
About 3 years ago I moved to Galway with my husband and what was then, my small(er) family. We now have four boys.

I am a self-taught ‘crafter’ and designer and a fierce fashionista. It all started when I took up knitting, a very hip New York pastime and perfect for those long subway commutes. I then decided I’d like to move on to sewing. I bought my very first sewing machine in a little craft store in Brooklyn called Daisy’s without having any real knowledge of what sewing entailed. All I had was the drive to learn and a love for the craft.

My influences are wide ranging and start with visiting the fabric stalls in Ma kola market in Accra when I was a very young girl. I am particularly influenced by African fabrics, the stories that the many hundreds of different prints tell, the positive influence it has on women in particular and the many different styles of attire that these fabrics embrace. For example, wrap skirts, which have a simplicity that almost requires no effort on the part of the wearer because the fabrics themselves combine beautiful and vibrant colours and designs that lend a simple elegance. I also take some fashion inspiration from New York in terms of a sense that ‘anything is possible’ and the notion of mixing things up while maintaining a high sense of style.

Indeed style is very important to me and ultimately I want to apply a high degree of craftsmanship to produce very stylish wares and accessories. My ideas are many and are constantly in flux which makes my work that bit more interesting for me and hopefully this is also something that comes through in what I make.

I produce a range of crafts all of my own designs and including skirts, bags, clutches, and cushion covers.

In the last year or so I have put a lot of time in to learning my craft and fine tuning my ideas.
Then last May I started Emerald and Wax, in my kitchen taking over our dinning table and then later as my online store. Emerald and Wax is in its infancy and I’m learning all about what it means to have an online ‘presence’. It has given me a great opportunity to showcase my wares and helped to get in touch both with many other ‘crafters’ and also people who love handmade crafts.

http ://www . facebook . com/emeraldandwax . 4tinyshines?ref=tn_tnmn

New Member Miriam O`Connor founder of Webkids


Miriam is the founder and CEO of Webkids. Webkids is currently developing a web based solution to deliver online courses to kids enabling self-paced learning that can be adapted to suit individual learning needs.

Webkids has recognised a need to provide adequate “support for learning” especially for children who may require help through the learning process. It aims to provide the necessary supports and feedback which will be built in to the course, promoting independent learning while building a child’s confidence and self-esteem. Collaboration with peers will be promoted as the child progresses through the course modules.

The idea behind Webkids has been born out of personal experience and I hope that as it develops, it will bring peace of mind to many parents and provide an invaluable resource to many teachers, while giving children the best possible chance to advance on a personal and academic level.

Webkids will help children develop problem solving skills, enrich cognitive skills and promote internet awareness on an educational level that will benefit kids socially, emotionally and academically.

Webkids is currently being developed… this space… exciting learning adventure awaits !!

Co. Cork

Coming Soon !

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http ://www . facebook . com/webkids . ie

New Member Suzie Evans – Toys and Games


Toys and Games

My name is Suzie Evans and I opened this online toy shop in 2014. I have two little girls who love toys and I had been a stay at home mum to them for five years. Then, my children started school and I wanted to stretch my brain, get paid and stay busy, but I didn’t want to be tied into a job that meant I ‘d miss collecting my children from school or doing fun things with them in the afternoons. So, with advice from several very encouraging friends and a very supportive husband, I decided to open my own online toy shop.

I wanted to stock quality toys for reasonable prices. Wooden toys that will last past one child (and maybe even into next generations); educational toys and kits that will make learning fun; and creative kits that will bring out natural talents in children and which they can show off the end product to their friends and family.

I have chosen toys and games which I feel my girls and their friends would really love. I really hope you find that your children love them too! I believe that the toys stocked in my shop make a refreshing alternative to the heavily branded and advertised plastic-ware that many toy shops stock. I really believe in the toys I stock and know that they will pretty much sell themselves. Their quality and development, educational and play value make them super gifts.


Enjoy browsing and feel free to contact me with suggestions of toys which you think I should stock as I’m always on the lookout for lovely toys and games.







New Member Scribbaloo Art Apps for Kids


Do you remember the days when kids would sit down with an old cereal box, a scissors and some tape and make something incredibly creative? While we love the old fashioned way of playing and making, we also love new technology and passionately believe that these two approaches of bringing creativity into kids lives can not only happily co-exist but also enhance each other greatly.

Scribbaloo creates apps for young kids using real stuff like cardboard, popsicle sticks, felt, sticky tape, foil and any other materials we can get our hands on! Scribbaloo apps entertain, encourage learning, cause much giggling and inspire kids using them to think “I might give this making thing a go in real life one day!”.

Co-founded by two Irish artists & moms, our names are Mary Noonan and Fionnuala Hanahoe and we met while sharing an artist studio in The Red Stables in Dublin. Together we have facilitated hundreds of art workshops, over several years, with thousands of children. From this experience we have learned that while creative workshops are an important and fun amenity for kids, they are not always frequent and accessible enough for parents. So we decided to go digital with our knowledge founding Scribbaloo and…learning how to code!

This was a daunting task at first, but our motto is “creativity makes all things possible” and those early days of frantically sifting through thick coding books seem a distant memory now.

Our first app Scribbaloo Pigs is available on the App Store and Amazon App Store for Android and our second app Scribbaloo Train is to be released very soon. Click here to find out more

Our philosophy is that the creative potential in every child is immense. We believe that the most amazing artworks can be made with the simplest of materials and that imagination is always the secret and most special ingredient!

Would you like to make your very own pig out of easy-to-find and fun materials? Well it is amazing what you can do with Scribbaloo and his friends as they show you how in this interactive and creative app, full of fun, giggles, colors, sounds and much much more…


Download for iPad & iPhone

Download for Android

Scribbaloo is a creative and loveable monkey who invites kids to ‘Make Some Pigs’ with him and his artist friends: Auntie Esther, Terry, Iggy, Mr. Featherton and Hairy Molly. In his studio, Scribbaloo guides kids through the process of making a pig out of cardboard and other materials. Making a pig is great fun, and each page has lots of sounds, interactivity and animations. Scribbaloo Pigs also encourages and inspires kids to explore their creativity using the App as a guide for making their very own pig in real life!


www . scribbaloo . com

http ://twitter . com/scribbaloo

http ://www . facebook . com/ScribbalooArtAppsForKids

New Member The Party People


The Party People are Ireland’s largest supplier of party accessories and decoration for Children’s Parties, Weddings, Christenings, Anniversaries, etc.

The Party People specialise in organising Children’s themed parties, such as Princess Parties, Pirate Parties, Minnie/Mickey Mouse parties.  We can even supply you with a Balloon Twister, Face Painter, or Disney Mascot Hire.  We are fully insured with Products and Public Liability Insurance – Rest assured you’re in good hands with The Party People.

Why not let us take the hassle out of your party planning with our comprehensive list of products and services!  Give us a call if you need party decorations, party accessories or Irish party supplies.

The Party People is an Irish family run business owned by mother and daughter team Jackie McKenna and Tanya Lay.

Tanya And JackieWe are dedicated towards providing quality products at low prices for your party needs. We are always looking to find the best prices on the most popular and most needed party supplies. We greatly appreciate each and every one of our customers and we hope you enjoy browsing at your leisure for party decorations, adult’s party supplies, birthday party supplies or kids birthday party info.

We have sourced the cheapest possible way to dispatch our goods to you as we know every penny counts.  We have the most competitive delivery price of only €4.99 to ROI for up to a whopping 30kg!

Our aim is to make it easy for people to host great parties that are affordable and fun. Take advantage of our monthly newsletter for information on great products, helpful hints and special offers! You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and our Blog, so there really is no reason not to be up to date on the best party supplies Ireland.

Celebrations are important in our life, and often times they require that extra touch to make them perfect. However, that little extra does not need to come with a large price tag. We will compete at every level to make sure that your online-shopping experience is cost effective and service oriented.  Check out some of the lovely feedback we’ve received from our fab customers lately.

Our goal is to help make your celebration the most memorable of all!  Our staff are trained by Qualatex instructors, who are experts in their field and we use only the very best quality balloons.

We can even supply you with a balloon twister, face painter or Disney Character Mascot Hire.  All face painting materials are FDA approved, non toxic and safe to use on the face or body!  The Party People are also fully insured with Products and Public Liability Insurance.  Rest assured you’re in good hands with The Party People.

Every item we stock is intended to bring a smile to a face, and light to a home. We’re a small business, and we value each order; therefore we aim to offer friendly, quick service, and a product range that is slightly surprising.

We’d love to hear your comments, good or bad- we want to improve. Thanks for taking the time to look around, and we hope you’ve enjoyed what you see.  We love talking to our customers and invite you to email us with any questions or comments you may have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Call us on +353 (0)42 9675802 Mobile +353 (0)86 175 9419

Jackie McKenna & Tanya Lay

New Member Louise Gallagher – Achieve Speech and Language Therapy Services


Achieve Speech and Language Therapy Services

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Louise Gallagher M.Sc. B.Sc. M.I.A.S.L.T. is a Speech & Language Therapist with extensive experience working with paediatric and adult populations in Ireland since graduating from Trinity College in 2005. Louise works with children and adults with primary speech and language difficulties (e.g. delayed language, speech difficulties, stuttering, hoarseness) as well as communication difficulties associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability and neurological impairments (e.g. Stroke).

Achieve Speech and Language Therapy Services is a private Speech Therapy business providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment of communication difficulties for children and adults in north Donegal and its environs.

Child Specialties
  • Autism Spectrum and related disorders
  • Down Syndrome and other chromosomal disorders
  • Early Intervention
  • Group Therapy
  • Home Visits / School Visits
  • Late Talkers / Selective Mute
  • Parent / Teacher Training
  • Speech Sound Errors
  • Stammer / Stutter
  • Understanding and Using Language including Dyslexia
Adult Specialties
  • Carer Training and Support
  • Down Syndrome and life-long Language Disabilties
  • Group Therapy
  • Head Injury / Rehabilitation
  • Home / Nursing Home Visits
  • Speech Sound Errors
  • Voice Difficulties / Public Speaking

Contact Louise

+353 86 124 6596

www . achievespeechandlanguage . com

http ://twitter . com/AchieveSpeech

http ://www . facebook . com/AchieveSpeechAndLanguage

New Member NIXSU Prickly Pear Elixir


My name is Susan Maxwell and I just started my new business in the skin business area. I have always been very interested in my skin & skin care for my face in particular. I have used oils and serums in the past and I prefer pure and natural products .

When I researched very carefully, travelling to my supplier I eventually sourced my 100% pure prickly pear seed oil essence. I found so many that had mixed the oil with other oils but this one is Certified and Verified, I knew then I had found something special.

Photo: This will either please you or throw you into a frenzy.............

Imagine it is 100 days to Christmas!

We are now taking orders for our pure oil essence -
Buy one 30 ml 59.99 euros or a his/hers set for 109 euros 

FREE delivery in Ireland

Call  087 997 4880

Photo: Our pretty eco friendly gift bags arrived yesterday . .

It is cold pressed which is labour intensive and it contains no parabens, absolutely no chemicals and no fragrance. It just smells pure and soaks into the skin. It is a dry oil and definitely gives a radiant glow. I can vouch for that!Photo

NIXSU is named after myself and my daughter Nicola !. It comes in a 30 ml royal blue and amber bottles and is a unisex product and delivered free within Ireland.

Photo: Prickly Pear Plant

What is prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica)

Prickly pear oil is extracted during a very time consuming and difficult process. To produce 1 liter prickly pear oil they need about 1 million pips (seeds) and it takes almost 1 week (36 hours) for manual processing of liters of oil seeds. The kernels are separated from the pulp almost 500 kg. After careful washing, the seeds outside classification air dried and then cold pressed in high quality cold pressed oil. The seeds are almost as hard as pebbles.
Prickly pear oil for the skin. Prickly pear has a level of linoleic acid (65%), an abundant content of tocopherol (more than 1000 mg/kg) and the presence of Delta 7 stigma sterol, because of that prickly pear oil has a powerful anti oxidative activity, a high moisturizing value, and a real cell rejuvenatory ability. Those elements combined set off a powerful anti oxidative activity, a high moisturizing value. Prickly pear oil helps to support the natural nutrition and protection mechanism of the skin, refines skin texture and brightens the complexion. The oil penetrates easily the skin.

http ://twitter . com/nixsuelixir


Would you like a radiant glow? Why not try our Prickly Pear oil.

Call 087 997 4880 to order your beauty serum which is 100% certified pure and natural – No parabens – Fragrance free.



New Member Nautilus Beauty & Holistic Therapies Centre by Sarah Wilson & Jenny Faison


Nautilus Beauty & Holistic Therapies Centre is owned & operated by Sarah Wilson & Jenny Faison. Their individual journeys began years ago when they trained to become massage & beauty therapists.


Their paths overlapped when they discovered a mutual love for organic, natural products that they could incorporate into facial and massage treatments. That path has now led to a shared journey with the creation of Nautilus Beauty & Holistic Therapies Centre.

Sarah is mum to two beautiful daughters, ages 6 & nearly 5 months. Jenny is an auntie to two nieces, ages 6 and 2, with another one due in November. It’s no surprise that Nautilus will be offering a range of pregnancy treatments as well as baby massage classes!

Why Nautilus you might ask? The Nautilus is an amazing sea animal that lives within a spiral shell.  As the Nautilus grows, it adds on a new chamber to its shell for each stage of life. As long as the Nautilus continues to grow, it will continue to build new chambers and add to its beautiful spiral.  It has outgrown previous chambers and must always move forward, there is no going back. There is happy comfort in its current chamber, but like the nautilus, we strive to grow and continue this wonderful pattern through life.

For us, the Nautilus shell represents what we aim to achieve in both our personal and professional lives ~ growing beyond our current chamber of comfort, embracing the beauty of life, and working to maintain the balance.

We are delighted to offer a variety of treatments including:

Massage Therapies from €45

Organic Facials from €30


Body Treatments / Wraps / Scrubs from €45

Happy Hands & Feet: all things nails from €10


Tanning, the organic way, from €15

We also run a number of classes and workshops such as baby massage, yoga, meditation, nutrition, skincare & make-up, and much more.

There is something for everyone. For full details on any of our services, please browse our website or give us a call on 01 534 0003.

Twitter: @NautilusDublin

New Member Gail Condon founder of Writing for Tiny


Gail is the founder of Writing for Tiny. She is a mother of one and a registered paediatric and general nurse. Gail is now studying speech and language therapy. The idea behind these books came from both parents and children that she has met over the years. Gail noticed how responsive children were to the illustrations that she drew to distract them from procedures. They were especially receptive if they could identify themselves with the drawing …her idea was born!

Writing for Tiny is a new and innovative way to speak to children through the magic of books. It is designed to help parents or relatives to communicate with their little people about common everyday issues and about the more difficult aspects of life. Sometimes it may be difficult to find the words and that is where Writing for Tiny can help. Writing for Tiny will write and illustrate a tailor made eBook for you and your child. These are carefully written and lovingly hand illustrated eBooks. Choose between a Writing for Tiny Tale, which we personalise, or a Writing for Tiny Topic with one of our Tiny characters!

www . writingfortiny . com

http ://twitter . com/writingfortiny

http ://www . facebook . com/WritingForTiny