Introducing McKinneyX2Designs

Mx2 log

I am so excited to share something my sweet daughter-in-law, Colleen and I have  been up to the past couple of weeks.  We started a little Etsy Shop together, and I could not be more proud of her and her beautiful work, so I wanted to share with all of you wonderful LifeinBetween friends.

Colleen takes reclaimed pallet wood and creates beautiful rustic home decor and signs.


She takes buttons and burlap and creates sweet little works of art (several have sold already for baby nurseries!  a little blue whale and a toy sailboat!)


She paints beautiful sayings and adds country charm to each piece she hand makes with love and such attention to quality and detail.


I’ve added a few of my favorite little watercolors that I’ve turned into prints and made into cards – selling them in singles and boxed sets.

whimsy owl set mx2

From our first sale, we got a Five Star Review:


Thank you, Maggie!

So I hope you don’t mind me sharing here and asking if you can help us spread the word.  Will you share with your friends and give us a “favorite” on Etsy,  a “like” and/or “share” on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram too?

And maybe you’ll even find something you like or a gift for someone you love.  Here is a little gallery of some of our products.

I look forward to hearing what you think, and we would appreciate any ideas for products, suggestions for promotion, and general feedback on what you like or don’t like about it.

Thanks for letting me share, and thanks in advance to those of you that are willing to help us out and spread the word and share with your friends.

Cheers & Hugs

83 thoughts on “Introducing McKinneyX2Designs

  1. what a wonderful project for the two of you! I love the cute little duckie and the other works of art! Very nice ideas and something I would definitely buy! Of course your cards are so cute! Thanks for showcasing all of this for us to see! Will head over to the shop!xx Very talented that Colleen!

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    • Thank you so much Greg! Colleen has so much talent and I love her work. See anything your wife would like? 😜. Stay warm today! It is frigid here but the sun is beginning to shine. ❄️☀️

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  2. Dear Jodi, I started following Colleen on IG and I’m enthralled with her beautiful designs and your lovely watercolor cards. I want to purchase something for my studio but I haven’t decided yet. This is a good way of marketing your Etsy shop, the word will travel fast.

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  3. I’m following you on Instagram and Facebook and added you to favourites on Etsy. I didn’t check but do you ship to Canada? One artist that I follow and now has her art on Etsy, doesn’t ship to Canada. I had my credit card out and was ready to purchase when I saw the ‘shipping to the U.S. only’ button. Very disappointing.

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  4. Such a talented family, Jodi! Congratulations on your exciting new venture! Colleen’s work is beautiful and, of course, I am a huge admirer of your beautiful, handmade cards. Celebrating with you both! ♡

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  5. Congratulations Jodi!!
    This must be so very exciting for the two of you and it looks lovely, with such a great range of wonderful gifts and cards there! Fantastic! Go forth and Prosper 🙂 and, …. you never know, you may be the inspiration I need. To Get a Shop.

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  6. Wow! You are both so creative! I’m not on Instagram, but I will definitely like you on Facebook. And I’m going to see about ordering some cards as well. Congrats on this new venture, and I look forward to hearing more about it!

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    • thanks so very very much! oh what joy that would bring if you find yourself needing those little birdie cards! What a pleasure it would be to share with you! 🙂 so appreciate your support and kindness!


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