About Me


My name is Jenna.

About Me: Rain on a Tin Roof

I love Conway Twitty.

And Aerosmith.

And all 80’s Rock.

And Reba McEntire.

And Nelly.

I believe all of those go best with cheap beer.

On a colorful porch.

Or in a collected, vintage, modern space.

With Grunt Labor and the circus.

I come from a small country town in Tennessee that had two red lights growing up.

They are up to three now because of the new Wal-Mart.

I lived on a farm for most of my childhood.

We had cows.

And chickens.

But that ended badly when the roof flew off the coop and they got eaten by a cat, dog, and coyotes.

About Me: Rain on a Tin Roof

My pap is my hero.

He taught me the value of hard work.

And how to mow a yard – because he wouldn’t let me on the tractor.

He’s a reason I am who I am.

Eventually, I left that small town and my southern belle title was revoked.


And that was ok because it was time for a new chapter.

That involved chocolate milk.

And living with two guys in a tiny house.

And getting married by someone who didn’t even speak English.

And then living with three guys.

And moving from a brand new house to a foreclosure.

About Me: Rain on a Tin Roof

And discovering that my real passion is all things home.

And then I popped out a kid.

And I determined that I cuss too much.

I suck at fashion and makeup (I paid someone to do my makeup in all these photos).

My parental skills are lacking.

I’m snarky.

And kind of a redneck.

About Me: Rain on a Tin Roof

And I am embracing every one of those characteristics. 

I am flying my own freak flag. 

Are you?

Because if you aren’t, you should be. 

Why would you want to fly anyone else’s flag other than your own?

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  1. says

    I too am a TN girl! Born and raised in Memphis, moved to Knoxville when I first got married, and now have been in Murfreesboro for 13 years. I LOVE TN! I have seen your blog around and always love what you do! Just thought I’d say HI! Life to the full! Melissa

  2. says

    Hi Jenna,

    I have recently discovered your blog by checking my Etsy shop stats – just wondering where on your blog is linking to my store??? I’ve trawled through all your pages (which i’m LOVING by the way) but can’t see mention of me. I’m super curious, I’ve just started collaborating with The Creativity Exchange which I hope will go further in 2014 and i’m now wondering about advertising on your blog somewhere????

    Anyway, let me know if you have the time :-)


  3. grammygoodwill says

    I just read your post on A Stroll Through Life. I saw the crate in your living room and it’s from Boones Mill, VA. That’s only about 30 miles from where I live. I wondered how/where you came across it. Thanks.

    • says

      Hi! That is so cool that you know where the crate came from! I found it at a yard sale a couple years back for just $3! I snatched it up before she could change her mind! I love finding out where things like this are from – its so cool!

  4. says

    I used to rearrange my room, when I was a kid, ALL the time. I learned at a very young age how to move dressers/heavy furniture by “army walking” it. haha cute blog!


  5. Deb Odland says

    Hi Jenna. Just want to thank you so much for suggesting the Auto Detailer (the life changing tool) for waxing furniture. I did get one and you are absolutely correct….it is a “life changing….life saving tool”. I have done many pieces of furniture and the waxing is the toughest, getting it on smooth and lightly. One thing really great about this tool is you don’t waste your wax…..smooth it on the sponge lightly and viola!!! Thank you …thank you….thank you….cut my time in half.

  6. Carrie says

    How have I only found you? I swear we must be sisters! I love your blog, the way you speak in song lyrics and your sense of humor and style. I can’t wait to get caught up on your posts and read more as you write!

  7. Rebecca T says

    Couldn’t help but notice your Chatt-Cegas sign on the back porch as I am a Chattanoogan too! Transplant here from VA and I have grown to love this area. I should have guessed from your house that it was this area as we all have split levels or basements! Adorable house and cute blog!

      • Rebecca T says

        The funniest part of my finding your blog is that a friend of mine from Va Beach told me about it not knowing that you were in Chatt-Town where I currently am. We are working slowly on our 1960s rancher. Refinishing the mint green tub this weekend. Nothing like your re-do. Just taking it slowly into this century.

        • says

          That is so funny, Rebecca! It can be such a small world sometimes! Luckily, we didn’t have a mint green tub, but my husbands bathroom did have green tile, well it still does……its on the to-do list! I bet yours will look gorgeous!

  8. RLB says

    Just found your blog now just need to find where to buy the Auto Detailer waxer!! Getting ready to redo my 22 yr old pickled look kitchen cabints and thinking/studying homemade chalk paint. So this jewel will come in handy to do the waxing on them. Will test first on kitchen cabinets in basement. Question, I have antique round dining table/side board/6 matching chairs over 100 yrs old. Family heirloom so no paint touching them. Want to make them sparkle again. Assume I can use above waxer but what kind of wax do you recommend?

    • says

      The waxer will be SO handy for that!! You can order it through Amazon. I do think you could use the waxer on those pieces. I will say – I am not a “wax pro” though. I have only used a couple different types. If you are just wanting to spiff them up some, I think you could use the regular Minwax furniture wax that you can find in any home improvement store!

  9. Kelly says

    Love,love,LOVE, your style,your speak,and your “crazy”. We would be two peas in a pod.thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  10. says

    Hey Jenna!

    I moved to Chattanooga (and the south for that matter) in 2011. I just found your blog and was so pumped to see Chattanooga featured in BH&G!! So awesome! Love your kitchen! Thanks for sharing your home and for putting us on the map. You rock!

  11. says

    Hi Jenna. Greetings from Hendersonville, TN. I had to comment because every Christmas we visit Trinity Music City, formerly known as Conway Twitty City. Love your blog and your humor.
    — Sabine

    • says

      Hi Sabine!! I am so glad you commented! Its great to “meet” you! My parents took me to Twitty City when I was a little girl!!! In fact, at the time I couldn’t pronounce Twitty right, so I called it “Titty City.” Isn’t that hilarious?! I do love me some Conway though!

  12. Jennifer says

    Hi, I stumbled across your site while looking for a way to paint furniture, but the “lazy way” without sanding or priming or anything else that takes time and effort. I’m not lazy, just impatient and I want instant results! Love your style and your writing and the fact that you fly a freak flag. Keep up the goodness.

  13. kelly says

    “My parental skills are lacking. I’m snarky. And kind of a redneck.”

    … and that’s when i knew…


  14. Dawn says

    I grew up on a farm just miles from the TN line and now live in Nashville. You are hilarious! Love it! Looking forward to reading your posts ❤️

  15. Kristin says

    Glad I found your blog. Green is my favorite color as well and having read a few blog posts, loving your humor as well!

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