2013, you were a beautiful year

Just wanted to thank 2013 for being such a beautiful year. A year full of lots of love, fun, and new Iza Pearl products hitting store shelves! Thank you!

DrinkBlot Art Coasters / Cell Phone Cases via Elibrium / Garden Party Cha Cha collection of pillow and rugs / Petal Parade collection of aprons & tea towels / Boho Mod journals exclusively sold at Wal-Mart / Calypso Breeze Pillows & Rugs / Greeting Card sold exclusively at a natural, nationwide grocer / Calypso Breeze Aprons & Tea Towels / Hello Gorgeous Fabric Collection with Windham Fabrics / 3M Signature Series Post-It Notes / Christmas wrap and gift bag exclusively at Target / This year, I also did lots of commission artwork to go on all sorts of fun products. :)  

2013 was a fantastic and fabulous year watching little bits of Iza Pearl products popping up in stores all over! I’m so thankful for the opportunities to partner with such incredible companies.

Since I totally love what I do, it’s hard sometimes to separate “personal” and “professional”, so below, are a few highlights of 2013 that filled my heart to the brim!!

January, we welcomed my sweet nephew…talk about joy and an overflowing heart! / I saw many, many sunrises in 2013, and just happened, by chance, to snap this especially gorgeous sunrise on the day my second nephew was born. I just think that’s such a cool picture to have. :) / Because of the aforementioned little guy, it’s allow me awesome opportunities for some one-on-one hang-out time with his older brother, Batman. / I did a designer meet-n-greet at Harper’s Fabric in Overland Park, Kansas to promote my Hello Gorgeous fabric, and was so sweetly surprised by a visit from my cousins. / Aw, my sweet niece, although lives 5 hours away, 2013 was filled with lots of incredible visits with her and her wonderful parents. She’s four and fabulous, and so much fun. / Nothing lights up my day like seeing family and friends sporting Iza Pearl. :) / I was ecstatic to see my Calypso Stripe pillow featured in Home Fashion Forecast. / Married off #4 out of #5 of my BFFs from highschool. We totally were spoiled by all the real face-time this year, and I already miss them! / Thrilled to see Cabana Blooms rock the runway at the United Colors of Fashion ron-n-ron fashion show in New York City.

Nothing made me smile quite like seeing my apron in Nordstroms (Yippee!!)…especially on a topless female mannequin with a “For Rent” sign around her neck. / Totally loved seeing my Hello Gorgeous fabric shining in Gen Q magazine. / Loved the time spent with dear friends and so appreciated their willingness to “craft” in the garage to help with Surtex as a “hangout” session. / Painted an 10 foot by 8 foot backdrop for Surtex and loved every second of it. / Had a complete blast, rockin’ booth, and stellar show at Surtex this year. / My brother-in-law married a gorgeous gal this year in the beautiful Bahamas…a fantastic of a trip with fabulous family! / Had an awesome visit from my cutie-patootie cousins who truly make my heart sing. / Designed and built (well, mostly my husband built) an incredibly gorgeous and completely functional shelving system in an effort to help organize my “stuff”. / Married off #5 of #5 of my BFFs from highschool at a gorgeous and fun-filled weekend. / Got lots and lots of lovin’ from our sweet pup, Ruby. / …and learned that she and her super smart sister really make the rules…like dogs are allowed on the furniture. / We launched our little Iza Pearl Shop and have loved sharing our joy with so very many! We are so grateful for all the support and encouragement!

(entire first row) Organized, designed, and with the help of 29 amazingly gorgeous and talented peeps, pulled off an incredible Garden Party Tango photo-shoot. / Made 1.745 bazillion paper flowers :) , and loved making every single petal. / Exhibited for the first time at Quilt Market and had such an incredible show thanks to many! /  Celebrated the retirement of my father-in-law with a fun-filled family weekend here in Dallas (ridiculous hats and mask are via a fun app :) ) / After an extremely wonderful and incredibly blessed Christmas, we met up with my family on my mom’s side for a fabulous sandy get away with all my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandpa. An amazing family tradition in which we are so very grateful for. It is an incredible way to say farewell to 2013, and embrace the adventures that lie ahead in 2014!! Happy, happy New Year friends!! May it be your best year yet!  xo!



  1. Alex says:

    So, so happy for you Melissa and Matt!!! You guys deserve all the spotlights and applauses in the world; so much work went into your art and business, you’ve done an amazing job!! Wishing you the best yet 2014! Alex & Paul

    • izapearl says:

      Alex, you’re so very sweet!! May 2014 treat you so very well!! Hugs dear friend!!

  2. Paige says:

    Your stuff rocks. I love seeing this. Congratulations on an awesome year. I can’t wait to see what 2014 brings!

    • izapearl says:

      Thanks so much sweet Paige!! Hope your new year is off to a fabulous start!! xo!

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