Welcome to our first “LOCAL Love, Shop Small Faves” from your Sweet Baton Rouge Insiders! This past November, our sister brand, Local Pop Up wrapped up a two week shop full of Louisiana creatives and makers full of so much #locallove! The theme this year was to Support Your Local Makers and we did just that and as your Insiders, we have showcased each local creative and maker here with our first ever LOCAL Love, Shop Small Faves! We hope this list finds a way to your heart to support local just like the Local Pop Up motto’s for this year, and add a lot of local shopping to your carts this season with some amazing products below!

Our sister brand’s mission for Local Pop Up is to bridge the gap between local makers and creators and the community – especially in a world where it can be easier to just “Amazon” everything! ⁣ So, shop LOCAL products and LOCAL small businesses this holiday season.  Help reinvest your hard earned dollars directly back into your local community. ⁣

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Abes Drawings | Abraheem Negaran | Baton Rouge | IG: @abesdrawings  

About:
Abe launched his company in June of 2018 in Baton Rouge! Abe has always had a passion for art and starting Abe’s Drawings was his way for pursuing that passion. You can expect to see an array of abstract pieces and new different designs! 

Abes Drawings

Abes Drawings


| Aline Moreaux | Baton Rouge | IG @alineprintsanddesign | Website

About:
Aline Moreaux has loved art, animals, and Louisiana all her life, and her work reflects these passions. She decided to start selling her work, which is inspired by these themes in 2018. As a Baton Rouge native and graphic design student at Louisiana State University, she has really enjoyed connecting with the local Baton Rouge community through markets and events.

Aline Prints + Design

Aline Prints + Design

Andrew Pullman Pottery | Andrew Pullman | Baton Rouge |IG: @ap.pottery | Website

About:
Andrew Pullman Pottery began when Andrew Pullman took his life long passion for making pottery and pursued making personalized pieces after his day job, late into the night, on weekends, and with any free moments in between. Being an Art Teacher full time, Andrew discovered his need to create his own work, Andrew started his company in November 2017, from kitchenware to jewelry, Andrew Pullman Pottery is dedicated to making one of a kind, interesting, and affordable pieces for you and your friends to enjoy. With the help of his wife Lydia, who holds a degree in Fashion Merchandising from Louisiana State University, Andrew is continually inspired to create works that are not only trendy, but great staples for any kitchen or wardrobe.

Andrew Pullman Pottery

Annie Claire Designs | Annie Claire L. Bass | Port Allen | IG: @annieclairedesigns  | Web

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Annie Claire Designs creates handmade accessories that are colorful, fun and made for everyday wear. Owner, Annie Claire L. Bass, started her business more than 10 years ago and it has grown into an accessory line sold in multiple stores throughout the Southeast and online at annieclairedesigns.com. Her primary home and where you can find her latest designs, is inside her women’s boutique, SoSis, located at 3857 LA Hwy. 1 South in Port Allen, Louisiana.  Storefront Location: 3857 LA Hwy. 1 South, Suite E, Port Allen, LA 70767 

Annie Claire Designs

Audrey K Copper Jewelry Artisan | Audrey Kafksllides | Baton Rouge | IG: @audreykjewelry

About:
Audrey creates copper jewelry by hand since the summer of 2016. Every single one of her pieces are unique and different. Audrey uses simple tools to create her designs to add that special touch to everyone of her products. You can see that with all of her work is “Hammered and Twisted with Love.”

Audrey K Copper Jewelry Artisan

Audrey K Copper Jewelry Artisan

Art By Zoë Robison | Zoë Robison | Baton Rouge | IG: @zoeerobison

About:
Art by Zoë Robison creates digital illustrations. She is inspired by nature, fairy tales, history, and western pop culture! Her inspirations take her art to another level by the use of bright colors with her illustrations that give off a pop of color, that can’t be ignored! 

Art By Zoë Robison

Basic Bee Shop | Annie Laurie Thompson | Baton Rouge | IG: @basicbeeshop | Website

About:
In 2016 Basic Bee started because they had a very large amount of honey from their hives. The Basic Bee Shop has a love for nature & most things natural. All of the honey used in Basic Bee products is hand sourced from their five personal hives. This year, they decided to specialize in making honey based food and drink products, but one of their favorite parts of the business is making custom wedding favors and corporate gifts.  

 

basicbeeshop.com

Be Kind Body Products | Kirsha Barker | Plaquemine | IG: @bekindbodyproducts | Website

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Be Kind Body Products is a local bath and body products shop featuring handmade soaps, bath bombs, bubble bars, sugar scrubs, and more! Be Kind Body Products was born from recognizing how important it is to be kind to ourselves. Their hope is that their products help women realize it is okay to treat themselves and make time for themselves, because we absolutely deserve it! They are located in Plaquemine, La and currently sell online through their etsy shop and facebook business page. They  just recently celebrated three years in business! 

Be Kind Body Products

Bushel and a Peck Baby & Kids | Kacey Myers| Prairieville | IG: @bushelandpeckbk  | Website

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Bushel and a Peck Baby & Kids started in early 2019. When Kacey Myers first started, she was sewing bows on her kitchen table! Now 9 months later and she’s made close to 1000 bows! Kacey has a fabric obsession and can be found searching for fabrics in stores and online at all hours of the day and night. She recently added bow ties to the shop for matching brother/sister sets and snap clips for older girls (and MOM’s) so they aren’t left out.  

Bushel and a Peck Baby & Kids

Bushel and a Peck Baby & Kids

CS Creates | Chad Schoonmaker | Baton Rouge |  IG: @chadschoon.art | Website

About:
Chad Schoonmaker is an artist, photographer, husband, and dad residing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You can find his work all over Baton Rouge, including the new White Star Market in Mid City. With a passion for color and coffee and all things local, he believes there is beauty in the all things and it’s up to us to peel back what isn’t to see what is.

Chad Schoonmaker Baton Rouge Artist

 

Cake Face Soaping | Kelsey Conner| Mandeville | IG: @cakefacesoaping  | Website

About:
Kelsey Foreman with Cake Face Soaping, loves making clean, vegan products for babies and adults alike. Each item is packed with superfoods and therapeutic grade essential oils and will always be a cruelty-free and vegan brand! As a Louisiana soap company out of New Orleans, Kelsey’s goal is to bring you little works of vegan art for your bathing experience! 

Cake Face Soaping

Chameleon Girls | Suzette Turner | Baton Rouge IG: @chameleongirls | Website

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We are the mighty Mom/Daughter duo who are behind Chameleon Girls. Why Chameleon Girls? Because like a chameleon we change like the color of the wind. We have a love for Disney, so it was natural to design Disney inspired dresses. Because we love ALL kiddos we have included t-shirts and felt toys, so everyone can have fun Everyday.

Chameleon Girls

Courtney Miley Art | Courtney Miley | Baton Rouge | IG: @cmileyart | Website

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Courtney Miley,  is a self taught artist & a native of Louisiana. She shares her life and home in Denham Springs, with her husband of 17 years and their four children. For the past five years she has jumped headfirst into the abstract world of painting and mixed media. She begins each painting with the “rules“ of color, composition, and form just to find a way to break them. Abstract painting has become her way of saying  things she cannot express with words. You can see her work featured at the Art Council of Baton Rouge, 2019 Artist to Watch and she had her artwork shown in a solo exhibition at The Healthcare Gallery. You can find her work at the Baton Rouge Arts Market and at Mid City Makers Market!

Courtney Miley Art

https://www.instagram.com/cmileyart/

EJ & Co | Jamie and Jodie Green | Baton Rouge | IG: @ejcocandles | Website

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Created from the bonds of sisterhood combined with a love of simplistic elegance Ej & Co was born. In the beginning there were two sisters with the world at their feet who chose the path less taken. One sister, a bold visionary with dreams that stretch to the highest mountains, provided the brick. The other sister, a lover of numbers who relied on logic and figures, provided the mortar to this dynamic duo. Over the past five years they have grown a beautiful and profitable business. What started as a relaxing hobby between sisters soon became a movement to add light to the world. Hard work and dedication has helped transform a single flickering flame into a beacon of light for the world. Storefront: 7809 Jefferson Hwy Ste C1 Baton Rouge 70809 

 EJ & Co

Elohim + Nim | Nimia Cabrera Saleh | Baton Rouge | IG: @elohim.nim | Website

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Elohim + Nim’s mission is to empower women by creating jobs for them and bringing fair trade accessories and apparel made in Honduras. What started as a simple idea to empower these women by teaching them new skills, turned into something so beautiful. When you purchase these products you are not only helping the women, but also their families!

Elohim + Nim

Essentially NOLA | Christine Ross | New Orleans | IG: @essentially_nola | Website

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Christine with Essentially Nola started making skin care products in 2013 after her son was born and she found the ingredients list on most drugstore products terrifying. She wanted to keep her routine all natural. She started by making small batches of product for herself until coworkers began noticing a difference in her skin and asking what had changed. Today, her mission of creating natural skin care regimens through promoting health, happiness, and healing.  Storefront: 2850 Magazine Street , NOLA

Essentially NOLA

Éveillé Jewelry | Elizabeth Massey | Baton Rouge | IG: @eveillejewelry | Website

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Eveillie Jewelry is a fun and fresh jewelry line handcrafted in New Orleans by owner, Elizabeth Massey. This jewelry line is designed for the fashion-forward female with bold statements and current colors. Her unique pieces, made from acetate and fine metal, are the pop of fun your holiday wardrobe needs! 

http://eveillejewelry.com

GrinningJupiter Jammery | Ashley Andermann | Baton Rouge | IG: @grinningjupiter_jammery | Website 

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Ashley Andermann, the owner behind these delicious jams, makes all of her jams, jellies, and preserves, all are made as small batches right here in Baton Rouge. She grows lots of her ingredients herself, while also forging in the wild for others – making her product uniquely Louisiana! Her passion is sharing her love for canning with all of us by her beautiful jars and unique flavors. Everything made in her oh so-cute converted kitchen 1963 Avion.

GrinningJupiter Jammery

GrinningJupiter Jammery

Hannah L Fine Art | Hannah Lugibihl | Prairieville | IG: @hannahlfineart | Website

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Hannah L Fine Art began in 2015 as an endeavor to expand creatively from her portrait photography business. The  need and love to create art led Hannah to start painting canvas art. Because of her training as a photographer, she found a unique ability to see light and color in a way that others might not, and she loves to translate that into the abstract paintings she makes. For her the process of painting is an active celebration of the creation around us and the hope that it brings.

Hannah Fine Art

Jasper+Onyx Jewelry | Katie Stepleton | Baton Rouge | IG: @jasperandonyxjewelry | Website

About:
Jasper and Onyx is a local jewelry company from Baton Rouge established in 2018. Their desire is to make beautiful jewelry at an affordable cost. Everything is handmade and mostly one of a kind! Proceeds from this company have also gone to help fund medical mission trips to Sierra Leone, Africa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Jasper+Onyx Jewelry

Jasper+Onyx Jewelry

Kim Pierson Art | Kim Pierson | Walker | IG: @kimpiersonart | Website

About:
Kim Pierson Art, created by Kim Pierson with a degree in Art Education and has been a professional teacher and artist for over 20 years, she’s drawn to painting animals, her goal is to bring personality and dignity into the creatures she loves and cherish, whether it be children playing or pets, capturing the essence and personality on canvas! Her goal is to inspire an appreciation and love for the natural world and resources God has given us. She hopes when you purchase her artwork, it will help wake up the walls of your home, remind you to cherish what’s important, and expose the beauty that’s everywhere, and lastly urge you to care for creation in a meaningful way! 

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Kismet Cosmetics | Caitlin Picou | Mandeville | IG: @kismetcosmetics | Website

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We can’t get enough of Caitlin Picou’s Covington based beauty brand: Kismet Cosmetics. She launched Kismet Cosmetics with the Opulent Bronzing Lotion in 2013, growing into a full line of skincare and makeup! She’s even been featured on the TV show Billion Dollar Buyer! 

Kismet

KourtneyPaint | Kourtney Zimmerman | Baton Rouge | IG: @Kourtneypaints | Website

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KourtneyPaints started from the  Midcity Makers Market in June of 2018, beginning with gouache landscapes and quickly moving into animal and pet portraits. In 2019, watercolor became her main media and from there she began learning the process of making handmade watercolor just in the last few months. She currently offers 16 different handmade colors and the list is continuously growing! 

KourtneyPaint

Leaf + Root | Devan Benoit-Guidry | Covington | IG: @leafplusroot | Website

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Leaf + Root’s best selling Herbal Skin Remedy was created as a holiday gift in 2013. Amazing testimonials and the demand for additional goods came shortly after this salve remedy was gifted to friends and family. Realizing the potential to be more than a gift, Leaf + Root was founded. They responded to their newly found business by making their goods available online, sharing their story on social media and working to grow L+R the old fashioned way by chatting with retailers and connecting personally with customers. As time passed they grew the line by adding items they were currently using already to heal their own family— from there they felt these products were  worthy of sharing and necessary for wellness. Leaf + Root can be found in nearly 30 shops sharing their path to everyday wellness with you. 

Leaf + Root

Leaf + Root

Louisiana Sunshine Soap Company, LLC | Marion Kaiser | Sunshine |  IG: @lssc000 | Website

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Marion is the owner behind this Plaquemine based business who makes her products one batch at a time, with quality ingredients, some herbs & flowers that she grows herself or locally sourced! Louisiana Sunshine Soap Co. soaps offers Southern & Louisiana themed soaps that make great local gifts.

http://louisianasunshinesoapcompany.com

Lubricity Labs LLC | Dr. Boyce Clark | Baton Rouge | IG: @lubricitylabs | Website

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It all started when Dr. Clark’s daughter was having trouble with her coarse frizzy hair. The Ph.D. chemist researched everything he could find on the biology, anatomy, and morphology of hair to understand what causes bad hair days on a molecular scale & began to test his formula on his daughter’s hair. Today, Lubricity Labs has expanded from an at-home, father-daughter operation into a hair care revolution, helping thousands rethink the way they treat their tresses with a healthier solution. 

Lubricity Labs

Magnolia Creative Co. | Emily Welch  | Shreveport | IG: @magnoilacreativeco | Website

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Magnolia Creative is an art and design studio that focuses on all things paper, paint and party based out of Shreveport, Louisiana. All of the designs are hand-lettered or painted by owner, Emily Welch with a focus on true Southern style. Her company is rooted in these beliefs and the love of good paper, an endless paintbox of color and that every day can be a party! 

Magnolia Creative

Magnolia Creative

Moneauxs | Lindsay Smith  | Baton Rouge | IG: @moneauxs | Website

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Handmade by owner Lindsey Smith, Moneauxs specialize in creating unique and customizable gifts that celebrate every occasion. Perfect for hostess gifts, teacher gifts, dinner parties, tailgates and the most special of life’s celebrations. 

Moneauxs

Moneauxs

Olivia Winters Design | Olivia Ortego | Baton Rouge | IG: @oliviawintersdesigns | Website 

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Olivia Winters Designs began in January 2019 and is based in Baton Rouge, LA. Olivia has always loved fashion and accessories and wanted to combine that love in the form of jewelry making. Throughout their product selection, you will find a wide variety of jewelry options ranging from trendy originals to classic pieces. New pieces are always being created to ensure we have something to offer everybody. Olivia Winters Designs is available in multiple retail locations across Louisiana and can be shopped 24/7 on our online shop. 

https://www.instagram.com/oliviawintersdesigns/

Okoye Couture | Morgan Udoh | Baton Rouge | IG: @okoyecouture | Website

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Okoye Couture launched in May 2018, as a passion project and developed into a wearable art small business that focuses on storytelling through polymer clay creations. Inspired by Morgan’s own genealogy research, Okoye (meaning “one who is born on market day” in Yoruba) Couture allows her to tell and share the beauty, diversity, and history of the African continent and its diaspora one culture at a time.

Okoye Couture

LB Artistry | Lacie Butler | Baton Rouge | IG: @lb.artistry | Website

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Here’s a little info on Lacie Butler, she’s an aspiring artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana! Currently in nursing school and uses painting as a stress reliever and an outlet for creating! She hopes to share her passion and gift to bring joy to others.

LB Artistry

Parish Pets | Nikki Kipps | Baton Rouge | IG: @parishpets1 |Website

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Nikki Kipps is the owner behind the cute Baton Rouge born and based pet accessories and treat company, Parish Pets. She’s known for her fun and unique dog collars & ties – including holiday ready designs. Providing fun, durable products and tasty healthy treats for your furry friends, Parish Pets is a local treat for sure! 

Parish Pets Baton Rouge

Parish Pets Baton Rouge

Petite Louisiane | Laura Ballone | Baton Rouge | IG: @petitelouisiane | Website

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Raised in Louisiana with two artistic parents, it’s no surprise that Laura Bellone developed a passion for art and painting at an early age. Trained as a landscape architect, Laura continued to paint as a hobby until she felt inspired to open Petite Louisiane – small, affordable art that can fit anywhere in a home or office.  Laura paints what she feels is the most nostalgic connection for her and her clients: the sights and sounds of beautiful Southern Louisiana. From boiled seafood to swamps and cypress trees, Laura’s art evokes what it feels like to be a part of the rich culture of southern Louisiana

Petite Louisiane

Print or Solid | Ashlyn Major | Baton Rouge | IG: @printorsolid | printorsolid.com

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Print or Solid established in 2016 by Ashlyn Major in Baton Rouge, LA. Print or Solid offers handmade children’s clothing and accessories that are whimsical and for the modern child. In this shop you will find special items for your little one designed and sewn by Ashlyn with much love! Lots of time is spent on each garment and the attention to detail on each piece will hopefully wow you. 

Print or Solid

Print or Solid

Print or Solid

Red Stick Spice | Anne Laiche Milneck | Baton Rouge |IG: @redstickspice | Wesbite

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The Red Stick Spice Motto, WE ARE LOCAL. BORN AND RAISED.  They love this place and everything it has to offer. That’s why they go to the ends of the bayou state to source the best local ingredients they can find. From the farmer that grows the peppers and bay leaves to the lady who makes their pepper jelly (who also happens to be Grinning Jupiter) and delivers it while it’s still warm, we know that the best we can offer is right under our nose. Red Stick Spice Company captures the delicious, unique flavors of our region. But when they’re local, sustainable and support Louisiana food artisans–that’s even better.

Red Stick Spice

Sharon Furrate Bailey Fine Art and Gifts | Sharon Furrate Bailey | Baton Rouge | IG: @sharonfbaileyartist | Website

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Sharon F. Bailey, the artist behind these beautiful acrylic and mixed media abstracts, is known for her use of color and theme based whimsical art. You may recognize her crawfish series and she has been a regularly featured artist in several events including the annual White Light Nights Festival &  Hot Art Cool Nights Festival, both in the Mid-City Historical District of Baton Rouge. You can also find her at the Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival in Alexandria. Storefront: 1950 Woodland Avenue, Baton Rouge 

Sharon Furrate Bailey Artist Baton Rouge

Sharon Furrate Bailey Artist Baton Rouge

SoSis | Annie Claire Laborde & Chelsey Blankenship  | Port Allen | IG: @shopsosis | Website

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SoSis is a women’s boutique with clothing, shoes and handmade accessories for women of all shapes and sizes. Founded by two sisters – Annie Claire L. Bass and Chelsey L. Blankenship – SoSis strives to create an inspirational, shopping destination for strong women. SoSis offers unmatched customer service by treating their customers like family – or sisters, if you will. Shop with SoSis and you’ll find fun styles, statement jewelry and unique shoes all at approachable prices in sizes XS – XXXL. 
Storefront: 3857 LA Hwy. 1 South, Suite E, Port Allen, LA 70767

Sosis Boutique Port Allen, Louisiana

Sosis Boutique Port Allen, Louisiana

Southern Belles Bowtique | Amanda Stinson | Baton Rouge | IG: @SouthernBellesBows | Website

About:
Southern Belles Bowtique launched in the spring of 2017 by  Amanda Stinson. She began making small bows to put on headbands. Before long, she had quite the collection…she loves a bow for every occasion! Before long, she was making bows for friends and, eventually, she began selling to others and now loves to creating the perfect bow with her customers! 

Southern Belles Bowtique

Southern Belles Bowtique

So Yaya Skincare | Rachel Laymoun | Baton Rouge | IG: @simplysoyaya | Website

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Owner, Rachel Laymoun created Naturally Soy Yaya as a handful of organic oils to treat her skin that turned into a passion for providing a luxury skincare line at an accessible price point. Rachel tells us, “Here at So Yaya, we want everyone to be able to afford to love their skin.”

So Yaya Skincare

Spot Colors | Nicole LaBranche | New Orleans | IG: @spot_colors | Website

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Meet Nicole, owner and designer of Spot Colors,  graphic designer and 3rd generation crafter. She designs and produces, by hand, modern DIY cross stitch kits. An old-style craft with a modern twist! She learned cross stitch as a child and when she decided to pick it up again as an adult, she felt most of the design options were outdated. That began her quest to create something new. Today she has designs featuring fandom, foul language and fun creatures. Storefront: 1114 Josephine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Spot Colors New Orleans

Studio Marita | Marita Gentry | Amite | IG: @maritagentry | Website

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Studio Marita, artwork by Marita Gentry, her passion began 15 years ago. Her focus is primarily paintings, but as most creatives she has many outlets. Painting large expressive florals is her favorite, but she loves painting her everyday life, from the animals she loves to visiting in New Orleans, with bright bold colors and marks. She also illustrated over 10 picture books for children and teach art throughout local schools. Studio Marita is paintings from her perspective of southern living, that brings bright bold beauty to your life.

Studio Marita

Sweet Baton Rouge | Meredith Waguespack | Baton Rouge | @sweetbatonrouge | Website

About:
Sweet Baton Rouge® built on a dream and vision to create a lifestyle brand for you to wear and share your love for Louisiana wherever you go!! ⁣Sweet Baton Rouge is a one-stop shop for all of your Louisiana apparel, accessories, and local Louisiana goods! When you shop local = you’re supporting local!!

Sweet Baton Rouge - Louisiana T-shirt Company

ThistleBee Art | Mitzi Ferguson| Denham Springs | IG: @thistlebee | Website

About:
Mitzi Ferguson, artist behind ThistleBee Art has always been interested in art, but over time it developed into capturing the wildlife around her, in Louisiana. Her curation of local birds & animals portraits is inspiring and exciting to see how she expands into prints! 

ThistleBee Art