Made with Love: Misty Creek Design

I have always loved when the Christmas cards start to roll in each December. One of the highlights each year was to see the design that Susan would make for their family’s annual Christmas card. Each design seemed to be more beautiful and intricate than the previous year’s! Susan has known me for my entire life and our families have shared many special traditions. It has been really cool to see her artwork in their home, on Christmas cards, and now on products in a shop!

 Christmas card designed by Susan in Dec. 2011  (Bonus: I was able to easily locate this card out of my organized Christmas tubs!) 

Christmas card designed by Susan in Dec. 2011

(Bonus: I was able to easily locate this card out of my organized Christmas tubs!) 

Susan created Misty Creek Design this past year. She designs the artwork and then Café Press prints her artwork on items such as plates, t-shirts, and tote bags, etc. I love my Modern Christmas Tree Forest plate! It will be great to serve Christmas cookies or simply have out as decoration during the holiday season. I’ve had my eye on the 4th of July Red, White and blue Tote Bag too! It makes me excited for warmer weather and picnics in the park! And who wouldn't want to receive one of these beautiful Easter cards in the mail?!

 Modern Christmas Trees Square Cocktail Plate

Modern Christmas Trees Square Cocktail Plate

Starting Misty Creek Design was a logical step for Susan because she has quite the artistic flair and has a large collection of artwork that she has created. The idea for the shop started when…“one of my sisters told me about the Café Press site. She and I have dabbled in various art endeavors for years and she always complimented me on my card designs, and suggested that I start a shop with Café Press utilizing them. So that was it.”

I hope that you will check out Misty Creek Design and see the cool artwork that Susan has created! Thanks for supporting our dear family friend! 

Made with Love: The Jones Market

Today is the last day to enter the giveaway from Bitsy Boutique! Entries due by 5pm EST. 

I love how social media lets us make connections with really cool people. Candis Jones of The Jones Market is one of those people! A friend of mine posted a picture on Instagram wearing a necklace from The Jones Market. I loved the necklace so much that I checked out the shop on Etsy right away, and soon after, purchased my first necklace!

The Jones Market sells adult necklaces and “little lady” necklaces. I have the Double Strand Necklace in Lemon (seen above) and can see Caroline rocking this matching one when she’s a little older! Not only is the necklace beautiful, non-toxic, and baby-friendly, it arrives in an adorable muslin bag with a handwritten note! I am a sucker for handwritten, personalized notes...such a nice touch!

In writing this post, I connected with Candis to find out about how their shop came to be. She told me that, “…our shop got started after I received a Christmas present a few years ago and didn't have the budget to give my friend a gift as well. I decided to make something for her and had to use supplies I already had and this is how the very first necklace was created. After she received her necklace she wanted more and word of mouth spread into the business we have today. They didn't start out baby friendly, but now 5 generations of necklaces later, they are! I love that they honestly just started out as a pretty necklace! It makes me so happy that they are beautiful enough to wear even if you don't have curious little baby hands tugging at your jewelry regularly.” 

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a girlfriend or are in the market for a great “pop of color” necklace yourself, be sure to check out The Jones Market and support their shop! 

Made with Love: Bitsy Boutique & Giveaway

Life with Pizzazz is excited to kick off a series called Made with Love! 

In this series, we will showcase small shops who sell homemade goods.

We are excited to partner up this week with Sarah from Bitsy Boutique! Sarah's shop specializes in personalized children's clothing and gifts. We first connected with Bitsy Boutique through Instagram and have a number of her products now. Each of them are well-made and the monogramming is beautiful! 

Caroline and her sweet friend are ready for summer with their bathing suits from Bitsy Boutique! 

Bitsy Boutique is graciously offering a GIVEAWAY through Life with Pizzazz this week!

One lucky winner will receive a bow holder and another will receive an appliqué shirt. 

Here are the rules:

1. The giveaway will run from March 4 - March 10, 5pm EST. 

2. To enter the giveaway, please go to Bitsy Boutique's Facebook page and LIKE it


follow Bitsy Boutique on Instagram @bitsyboutique. 

3. Then, come back to this post and leave a comment with why you would like to win a bow holder or an appliqué shirt and an email address to contact you (your email address will not be visible in the comment.)

4. You may enter the giveaway two times: once for a bow holder and once for an appliqué shirt. 

5. The winner will be contacted via email by 10pm EST on March 10. 


Spring's coming! Be sure to head over to Bitsy Boutique to dress your little ones for warmer weather! Thank you to Bitsy Boutique for offering this awesome giveaway to our sweet readers!