Monthly Archives: April 2022


Women In Business

As teenage mothers and young wives, Taylor and Terra both faced the future feeling that, at times, the odds were stacked against them. They both had a determination to rise above the obstacles and prove to others that, no matter what challenges you face, with hard work and perseverance, nothing is impossible. Fast forward, this dynamic duo has opened the CSRA’s one-stop shop for home décor, gifts, fresh floral and a small in-store bakery. The story of how this store was born is nothing short of amazing, and they would have laughed that it would make for a great book one day.

370 Furys Ferry Rd (beside French Market West) Martinez, GA | 706-364-5023


Women In Business

A mom + daughter who didn’t have any experience in business decided to open a coffeeshop + we are so glad we took that leap of faith. Rooted wouldn’t be what it is today without the support of other women in business + in life, as well as, the incredible men that support our dreams for Rooted + our dreams outside of this place.


Ashton Thompson – PARADISE KENNELS

Women In Business

The daughter of two talented groomers, Ashton Lord Thompson continues the legacy her parents started 45 years ago. Just like her parents, she’s a talent at the grooming table and a businesswoman committed to giving her customers the same amazing services that have kept them coming back for generations while providing new services and add-on options all with the convenience of 24-hour online booking.

• Long and Short-term boarding
• Prearranged Pickup Shuttle available for grooming services
• Dog & Cat Hair Color Services Available
• Full Service Grooming for Dogs & Cats
• Add-On treat packages
• Private Cremation & Pet Cemetery

3996 Belair Road | Augusta, Ga (706) 860-1977


Women In Business

The Posh Little Picnic + Events is a luxury picnic and event company that creates upscale indoor/outdoor dining experiences for birthdays, anniversaries, proposals, micro events of up to 25 people and “just because.” Before The Posh Little Picnic became a reality, however, starting the business was a dream for owner Denise Vazquez. “I have always been the go-to person for my friends and family when it came to party planning,” she says. “So many celebrations were missed during the pandemic, and there’s nothing more important in life than sharing special moments with your loved ones.” The Posh Little Picnic offers seven styling themes and custom packages. The themes reflect the colors and places that Denise has visited, and her business combines her two passions of party planning and travel. “We do it all from setup to breakdown,” says Denise. “My goal is to take the stress out of planning, allowing you to focus on enjoying the moment and making lasting memories.”


Brittany Cliatt Wallace

Women In Business

With nearly 20 years of experience in Interior Design, a vast knowledge of construction and great eye for color and balance, Brittany is ready to dive into any project- large or small. After years of doing it on her own with business, she recently had another Interior Designer join the team, who also has years of experience and knowledge in many different aspects of design. A native of Augusta, Brittany lives in a home she designed and custom- built with her husband, Chad, 3-year-old son, Branson, and their dogs. When asking Brittany about what she does: “I have a passion for what I do and an obsession with transforming things into something better…something more beautiful. I enjoy making the world a more beautiful place, one room at a time.” “What a rewarding feeling to be the one to orchestrate a change in a home, or design and make specifications for a new construction home! It is so enjoyable to watch a project come together, or see a sketch or idea come to life. I also love when a contractor or supplier says, “Well, that isn’t the way we usually do it.” or “I’ve never done it this way before.” And I think to myself – “Yes, I know… that is why I’m here!”

706-836-7488 |

Aesthetic Essentials

Women In Business

Amy Faircloth, RN, BSN, always had a dream of making others feel their best. A graduate of Medical College of Georgia’s School of Nursing, she has more than 25 years of experience in med-surg, ENT, plastic surgery and operative services. As an Augusta native and the founder of Aesthetic Essentials of Augusta, Amy is proud to put her city on the map of aesthetics. She also has a second location in Atlanta. In 10-plus years in aesthetics, Amy has received many awards including Top 100 Injector in the U.S., Top 12 National Juvederm Lip expert and Real Self’s Most Loved Injector. She is training for three national companies – Allergan Medical, AAIM and DentaSpa. “When you change someone’s life right before your eyes, it’s the best feeling in the world,” Amy says. “There are so many misconceptions that aesthetics is all about vanity, but people come to our office for every type of reason. Some have chronic conditions that have changed their appearance. We’re here to give them options so they can walk out feeling better than they did when they walked in.” In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her sons, Austin, 22, and Will, 19.

Augusta 1220 George C Wilson Dr. Suite C Augusta, GA • 706-434-8304

Atlanta 104 Sycamore Place Suite A Decatur, GA • (706) 833-4256


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live event painting + murals + commissions
I never, in a million years, imagined that this would be my life — painting murals, custom art, and LIVE event paintings as a full-time business. For your next project or event, allow me to paint your first dance or “I do” to entertain your wedding guests OR enhance your business marketing with an eye-catching, pose-worthy mural. I am honored to do this work, and I can’t wait to work with YOU!


Paws In Paradise

Women In Business

• Webcam access is password protected, available 24/7 and included in the daily rate
• Private, luxury suites, featuring a cozy bed, television & video- monitoring capabilities
• Small group play for our more social friends or one-on-one playtime with one of our Animal Attendants
• Staff members are on site 24/7

4319 Evans to Locks Road • Evans, GA 30809

Blush & Glow Studio

Women In Business

I created The Blush and Glow Studio in 2016. I was a stay-at-home-mom for 12 years and wanted to do something to show my kids that moms can do anything. Moms that run a business are seriously super humans. I remind my kids to trust God with your dreams and work hard. I believe God has given me my business so I can help other people. I give weekly to my church and local charities, and it means a lot that I am able to do this. He has blessed me so much. I should be doing the same for someone else. That’s what life should be about. I’m proud of what I’ve created. I work really hard, and I owe it all to Him.

Augusta Location
341 Furys Ferry Road Suite 8 / Martinez, GA 30907