Nov 14, 2011

LOVE Letters...

It's been like Santa's Workshop around here lately! Lots of fun letters & stuff. I thought I'd share a few of my latest projects with Y'all!

Sep 30, 2011

Fall- It's the MOST Wonderful Time of the Year!

Happy Fall Y'all.... For me, there is nothing better than this time of year! The air, is much cooler, the trees are changing colors, and I LOVE the sound of football on the tv! So many NEW & Exciting things are happening at T Party Designs, my etsy shop is growing and I'm having such a great time.

This next couple of months will bring lots of change, including a new warehouse/office space (my DH, gets his garage back!)  New company name & branding~ we will be blending the two companies; T Party Designs, which started as my baking business... and "From Junk to Jenius" My Upcycling/ Decor business, will be blended into one new brand, Jennie Lynne. Including a whole new website;, which will include EVERYTHING from my baking items, party decor & home furnishings. Wheew, makes me tired just thinking about it.

We are also gearing up for this years "Holiday Boutique"- my 2nd annual, which will include offerings from so many of my talented friends!

I'll keep you all updated as we go! I hope you've all had fun prepping for the Holidays and all the fun projects that come with it. I know I have. Here's a few of my latest projects, I wanted to share with you!

Happy Harvest! Jen

Jun 13, 2011

Weekend Inspiration!

{Happy Monday Y'all!}
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I worked thru ALL of mine- but no complaints. I've been very inspired lately and have been working on a lot of new ideas and designs.

Have an Amazing Week!
NEW- Double Sided Chalkboards... great for any occasion!

May 21, 2011

{Garden Gratification!}

Getting the Best Blooms for a few Bucks!

Do you LOVE gardening?  I do! So I wanted to share some of my flowers with you!
I love the feeling of accomplishment I get, when last years- 
"blood, sweat & tears," shows in the form of thriving, rescued begonias!
When we bought our "dream home" last Spring, I went to work on the twelve garden beds! With a new mortgage, and a house much larger than our last to fill with furniture- my budget was tight to say the least. 
So, as always.... I had to use my resources.
I started by relocating some of the plants/flowers that were in the back, that I wanted to showcase in the front yard. Our new house is beautiful, but totally lacked "curb appeal!" I also wanted to use some of the spaces in a different way, so by simply moving stuff around, it was like getting a whole garden of new plants.
  Another great way to save is by "adopting" some of the poor lil' plants in the discount bin at Lowe's. I've had such good luck, giving new life to these cast-offs. Most of these are marked about 75% off, so what do you have to lose? With a little nourishment & love, these plants with thrive.
 Plant propagation is a fun & FREE way to multiply your blooms! The internet is full of information, videos and pictures, to teach you everything you need to know about multiplying your favorite plants.
Better Homes & Gardens, has GREAT INFO

I get a lot of my information from my Better Homes & Gardens magazine, as well as You can find a full list of supplies, along with complete instructions.

Last but not least, for garden savings is the "clearance items" in on-line garden suppliers!  I personally love SPRING HILL NURSERIES, and I signed up for email notifications. I just received a shipment of plants, trees, and flowers- that were ALL 75% off the regular price!  Including a peony that I have been wanting for a year, but was too cheap to shell out the $50 for! 
Last year, I got four amazing hydrangea bushes that are doing very well! Hydrangeas are my absolute favorite, and I can't wait to see them bloom this year!

So get out there, use your resources, and get your hands dirty! I'd love to see you garden pictures, so please share! 

 xoxo, Jen

Apr 8, 2011

Our First Edition of T Party's PEEPS-Spotlight Interview w/Jessica Mitchell Photography

  {Happy Friday!}

It's an exciting day! I'm pleased to bring you, the first edition of~
T Party's Peeps!
Spotlight Interviews, with some of our creative & fun-tastic readers!
Our first interview is with the extremely talented & fun, Jessica Mitchell of

I met Jessica when she bought a few of my 
talk-bubble chalkboards from my Etsy shop, to use in an photo shoot. I became a "fan" of hers on facebook, and started to follow her post. Each time she posted a picture, I LOVED it more than her last. Her photos are whimsical and aesthetically pleasing. I know you will get a kick out of her work as much as I do. Jessica lives in Alabama, and is married with two beautiful children.

Here is our conversation:

How long have you been working with photography?What originally sparked your interest in photography? *My father bought me my first camera when I was 15. I fell in love with capturing moments in my life that I know I'd want to re-live later on in life :)
* I've been doing Professional Photography for 10 1/2 years now!! Wow I feel old saying that.. LOL!

If you could live anywhere in this awesome planet where would you build your dream home?
*Hm...that's a good one. I'll go with Tennessee. I absolutely *love* the mountains and all they have to offer in scenery and tranquility. And.. it's not too far away from home :)

What is it about photography that appeals to you?
*Photography is a way to re-live those special moments in your life. Whether it is the birth of a child to first-time parents, Senior Portraits, or even that long-awaited Wedding Day. Your Portraits are one of the only things that can take you back to that exact moment in time.

 You shoot a range of material; tell us about your work, and your style?
*I love everything about Photography! There is not a moment in someone's life that I don't want to help capture. My latest obsession is Newborns. They are just so pure and full of love. I have also decided to take the BIG leap and start doing Weddings this year! I've been going back and forth on this idea for about 3 years now, and finally decided this is the year. So far I've got one booked every month until June! What a way to start off :)
My style. Hm... Well, I love capuring "the" moment. I love the silly faces that kids give when they don't realize I'm still clicking away, the special smile that newly engaged couples exchange, and the first kiss as husband and wife.  I'm all about doing a few "posed" shots, but what I love even more is letting each client be themself.

What adjectives do you use to describe your photography? 
*Creative, Fun,Different, Natural

What would you suggest to people just beginning with photography, particularly for those hoping to follow in your footsteps?
* Practice, Practice, Practice! You can NEVER know everything about Photography.. it's just not possible. Do what you love, and as long as you enjoy it.. it will show in your work.

Do you have a "funniest moment" during a shoot, that you would like to share?
*Let me start this by saying this... when you shoot Newborns.. you have to be prepared for EVERYTHING! So during a recent Newborn shoot, I was in the middle of posing this little rascal, when all of sudden I started smelling something.. I look down and he had pooped all over me! All down my shirt/pants... it was everywhere!!! Thank goodness my studio is at my house, so after all the laughter and jokes I took a 5 minute break to change clothes! Like I said, you have to be prepared for anything! LOL :)

TOP 3!~
 I asked Jessica to share her 3 favorite shots, I'm also including my Top 3 shots of Jessica's!

Please share with us your top 3 favorite shots you've done EVER, and tell us why they are your FAVs! 
This just so happens to be my daughter! It was one of her MANY Newborn shots that I just can't stop looking at.
This family was AMAZING! Completely hilarious through-out the whole shoot. When you find out you're going to be shooting multiple kids and you realize they are all under 5... you get the "oh boy" feeling.. But this was nothing like that! We had a blast!
This is just one of those moments, where I said, "ok, we're done... you guys start heading back and I'll follow". And Viola! Such a pure and simple moment that says so much!

Here are MY TOP 3...
You all know how I feel about my PUPS, this just tugs at my heart!

No words are needed!

LOVE this lil' one, she looks so peaceful, and I would CHERISH this photo forever if this was my baby!
Any upcoming events at Jessica Mitchell Photography to watch out for?
Yes! I am completely booked until June already! So, be on the lookout for some Amazing Previews

Where can we find you?
( I have to admit that I don't update this as often as I should. But I'm definitely working on it.)
Fb: Jessica Mitchell Photography

I hope you have all enjoyed our look into the fascinating world of a photographer! I've always been intrigued by photography and would love to learn the craft....maybe someday, huh?! 
I'd like to thank Jessica for sharing her beautiful work with us all, I'm hoping there are some new photographers out there that can learn something from this interview with a seasoned veteran of the photography world! 

Look for upcoming editions of T Party's PEEPS, coming soon!