Jenny Parkhurst

48 POSTS 2 COMMENTS
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 and Noah. 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.

Be BOLD, Go Bright!

0
Summer is almost here and now is the time to pick a bold statement for your home! The warmer months bring on bright, exciting colors and textures. When selecting the right materials and colors,...
Making an Outside Space a Favorite Place!

Making an Outside Space a Favorite Place!

0
   Finally, warm spring weather is here! It's the perfect time to add a couple of accessories to an outdoor space for the long days of outside play and firefly catching nights. Here are a few...

Spring Craft: Painting with Tissue Paper

0
Recently, I began journaling and sketching with my seven year old. I would draw a little bit and hand it over to him and he would add to it. It has become a process...

Making the {DREAM} Bed

0
Bedrooms are sanctuaries. After a long day, the bed is a welcome rest. Making the bed beautiful is a way to ensure better sleep and promote well-being. Are you ready to create the bed of...

Incorporating the Pantone® Color of the Year into Your Home

0
In the design world, everyone gets excited to hear about the Color of the Year. Each year, Pantone®, the recognized authority on color, selects a symbolic color which they feel is most associated with the current...

Hygge: The Best Nordic Trend to Survive Winter

0
After Christmas, I tend to get the “blah” feeling. It’s always a little sad to see the pretty décor go away and trudge through the long, grey days of winter ahead. Recently, I discovered...
DIY Photo Ornaments for the Holidays

DIY Photo Ornaments for the Holidays

4
The holidays are finally upon us! I absolutely LOVE Christmas and I LOVE Christmas crafts. Photo ornaments are one of the most loved gifts to make and give that will become a treasured heirloom; they...

Why Shopping Small Matters to Your Community

0
It’s that time of year when people are beginning to make their list and are checking it twice. While you are considering your purchases this year, I want to encourage you to shop and...

Container Gardening for Fall and Winter

0
Finally, it's fall! It's time to think about some outside decorations that bring some color and cheer for the long winter ahead. A little planning now will make some happy, pretty places for your...
Neutral Pumpkin Decor

Fall Decorating Trends 2016

0
It's that time of year that everyone loves...fall! So many beautiful things and happy moments are associated with this season. Fall festivals, crop harvest, pumpkin patches, leaf color changes, football games, family outings...

Design Inspiration: Preserving Memories on the Wall

0
As Mamas we are the memory keepers and curators of lots of precious artwork and images. Did you know you can make a beautiful display of these memories on your wall that look amazing?It's time...

Hey, Mama! {Celebration of Motherhood}

1
Hey, Mama! Mother’s Day is here and it’s to time to celebrate YOU. Motherhood is a badge of honor and sometimes a hard one to wear. Some Mamas have batted infertility, miscarriage or the...