Our story starts in 2015 when I wanted to take our family to Disney World. I wanted a vacation and wanted a way to fund it. At that time, I focused just on adult tees and was known as TN Sweet Tee – combining my love for southern sweet tea with tees.
I expanded into babies and kids and opened a second business under TN Sweet Pea offering custom and monogram on high quality boutique clothing.
We went to Disney World in the fall and 9 months later welcomed a new addition to the family! The Disney magic changed our world. I made the choice to stay home, be there when my oldest got off the bus and was able to work around the new baby's schedule --- the one where he didn't sleep too much.
I decided to dip my foot in craft fairs and festivals and decided the festival life was a great way for me to meet one on one with my customers, meet other vendors and build a name in our community. Check out the Event's page to see where you may personally meet me.
In 2019, I wanted to go to the next level with the business and invested in a direct to garment printing, providing high quality printing on high quality tees and hoodies. It was this time that I combined the two brands into one, creating The Twisted Hippo. I wanted to set myself apart from the sublimation and vinyl world and new name is just what I needed.
I get asked “how did we come up with the name?” Honestly, my fiance and I sat around one night and went back and forth on fun creative names . .. . I wanted a name that people would remember. A name that when someone needed printed tees, they would say “hey, let's call The Twisted Hippo”. And thus, our brand was born.
In 2020, I expanded into wood products, providing natural wood games, puzzles and DIY kits. I have 2 boys, currently middle schooler and preschooler – so activities to keep them busy is a must. The Impossibly Possible Puzzle was our first product and it grows from there