Today we’d like to introduce you to Jayme Long.
My story is nothing new. Tipple and Pine came from a gut feeling and a deep need to get out of the stuffy office world. I knew I wanted a business that was fun, flexible and unique. I had dabbled in the wedding world previously and loved it, however, life took a turn when my husband and I decided it was time to start trying for our first baby.
I searched for horse trailers on craigslist and the like for a few days. I found “Tippy” (our nickname for our 1979 Stidham two horse trailer) for sale in the next town over. I contacted the seller right away. Tippy was a rust bucket with broken green windows, missing trim and mismatched tires. I was in love. Her lines were retro, with that “V” trim on the front end, echoing a 1960’s Volkswagen bus. I had to have her.
My husband was with me from the get-go. I’m lucky enough to be with someone who completely understands my personal brand of crazy.
Unfortunately, it was difficult to find someone who could see my vision and help restore and customize Tippy. My husband working full time and me, newly pregnant, couldn’t do the restoration alone. It took me a few months to find Outback Body Shop in Jackson Georgia. I cannot thank them enough for everything they did. I provided a design and the team at Outback truly went above and beyond to bring my dream to fruition. My husband rewired her and I finished her fresh pine v-groove panels with a white wash stain. That was that. She was ready to party!
Today we are booking lots of photo shoots, weddings, events, and private parties. I get to be creative with recipe ideas and styling too. Bartending out of Tippy is mine and my husband’s date night lately. It’s a blast!
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I think all self-made small business owners struggle with taking the leap. It’s hard to trust your gut feeling to leave a consistent job. I’m not sure if it comes from age and experience or frustration but leaving a steady job is never easy. However, no good life story comes from settling.
The other struggle was the actual restoration of the trailer. It was a very custom job. I really couldn’t be happier with it.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Tipple and Pine story. Tell us more about the business.
Tipple and Pine is a mobile bar for hire. We serve all of Georgia and surrounding states. We specialize in signature drinks and bringing something really unique to weddings and events. Tipple and Pine is definitely the wow factor at party!
We’re a husband and wife team. We have fun and we enjoy working together. I think that’s a great thing about Tipple and Pine. Something we may not have known had we never started this business. I also learned how to hook up, un-hook, drive and back up a trailer. Not easy for a 5’-2” pregnant woman so I’m proud of that.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Life is full of doors you can choose to walk through; you just have to open them.
- Website: www.tippleandpine.com
- Phone: (678) 267-5793
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: @tippleandpine
- Facebook: @tippleandpinemobilebar
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