A Day In The Life with Jenny Grumbles Koziol

Dallas-based artist and thrifter Jenny Grumbles is a busy gal (Yes, the familiar face was a former buyer on A&E’s Storage Wars Texas).

When not outfitting antique mall stalls around town with her funky finds, she’s updating her online store Uptown Country Home, painting furniture and portraits, and running after her toddler son, Thompson.

Read how the bubbly 34-year old swings it all with a baby on her hip.

7 a.m.
A couple cups of black coffee (one Equal and Sweet’N Low) for me and a bottle for Thompson.

8:30 a.m.
Naptime for baby, paint time for mommy.

10 a.m.
I quickly clean up before the baby wakes.

11 a.m.
Early lunch date with Thompson at IHOP (I love their chocolate chip pancakes) so we can fuel up for some dumpster diving.

12:30 p.m.
Thompson and I cruise around town junking, thrifting and keeping an eye on nearby alleys for funky finds. I’m always hunting for farmhouse, French and Hollywood Regency style stuff.

2:30 p.m.
Pit stop at one of my antique mall booths to drop off treasures and do a little primping inside. Afterward I run through the nearest gas station or Starbucks for more coffee.

5 p.m.
Early bird dinner out on the town with my hubby and baby. I can craft, but I can’t cook!

6:30 p.m.
I put the baby down for the night and head outside to my studio space to paint some furniture or a commission portrait. (If it’s baseball season, there’s a good chance you’ll find me cheering on the Rangers in the stands!)

8 p.m.
Hang my painter’s cap and head inside the house to update my blog and online shop.

10 p.m.
Attempt relaxation before bed with “Homeland” or “Scandal.”

Find Jenny’s wares online at uptowncountryhome.com. She also has permanent booths inside City View Antiques and Richardson Mercantile.