Jenny Parkhurst

Jenny Parkhurst
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Hello! My name is Jenny and it’s wonderful to meet you. I grew up in East Tennessee and graduated with a BFA from the University of Tennessee. Go Vols! I met my husband, Nathan, during our time as collegiate runners. We love calling Knoxville our home and raising our two boys, Caleb (6) and Noah (3). My passion for art and creativity runs deep. I translated my love for good design into a full time business in 2013 when I opened my lifestyle shop, The Back Porch Mercantile in the Bearden area. You can follow my adventures in life and shopkeeping at @shopbpm and @xoxo_jennyleigh on Instagram.

Parents Behaving Badly: A Note About Unsportsmanlike Behavior

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When the basketball rolled out of bounds, I had to hold my emotions in. This boy who lost the ball was laughing about it and was showing off. The coach laughed along with him...

Making Our Community a Destination By Shopping Small

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Take a moment and think of your city. What do you love about it? In Knoxville, we are lucky to have breathtaking views of the mountains, wonderful neighborhoods, schools, shops and restaurants. Can you...
The Gift of Time with Friends

The Gift of Time with Friends

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We laughed as we stopped and took our hundredth picture of a blue painted door as we walked along the streets of Paris. We hunted for the perfect shades of blue -- ones which never...

What Makes a Good Coach, A GREAT Coach

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This year I got to return to the track and see my favorite sport as the parent of an athlete. It’s been a joy to watch my son participate in an event that I...

Succulent Gardening: No Green Thumb Required!

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All homes need a touch of greenery. It makes the home feel fresh and welcoming. If you are busy or have a black thumb, then succulents are for you! I love planting succulents and...

Being a Mama Makes me a Better Time Manager

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I am often asked how I manage my time as a business-owning mama. Owning a brick and mortar business, licensing art and keeping up with two busy boys, is a juggling act. Some days...
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Sunny Days and Spring Style

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Spring is finally here! I have been planning my garden and cleaning out the house to make way for the promise of a new season. In anticipation of longer days and sunny skies, I...

It’s Never Too Late to Chase Your Dreams

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“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis "Oh no, the time isn’t right." "I can wait until this time of life passes." "That ship...

KMB’s Night Out: DIY Night at The Back Porch Mercantile

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Do you have a crush on patterned floors and beautiful tile? This DIY night is for you! Join us for a night of fun at The Back Porch Mercantile on Tuesday, February 26th to learn...

Company is Coming: Five Minute Holiday Decor

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Christmas is coming! 'Tis the season for lots of get togethers, family and friends, parties, cookie exchanges, play groups, etc. With busy schedules, it leaves little time for company prep. Here are a few of...

A Beautiful Entrance: Creative Container Gardens for Fall and Winter

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Creating a beautiful entrance for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. As we usher in a new season with changing leaves and new colors, I enjoy swapping out my containers...

Company’s Coming: Making the Guest Room Ready for Holiday Visitors

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It's that time of year when we welcome friends and family from near and far for all kinds of gatherings! It's such a fun and exciting season of football, festivals, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more....