Posts from — November 2010

of sticks & stones…

now that you know a little about our ArKANSaS farm, let me show ya what we did last ThaNKSGiVING…

we built a teepee.

a hodgepodge, woodsy, sticks & stones, davy crockett-esque, teepee.

{amie & indie in front of our thanksgiving teepee}

in their coordinating mama &  little gypsy papoose  mocs…

it was unplanned, it was spontaneous. it just happened. it just seemed like the thing to do.

complete with a heart-shaped firepit…

{we gathered stones from the LittLE RiVEr for our perfect firepit}

 and funky AiRSTreAM lights

and a river rock-lined entrance path, and a grapevine doorway (and wreath) for the perfect martha stewart-ish touch…



{burn, baby burn}


  1. gather long, straight branches and tie together at the top (don’t tell anyone because it’s verrrrrry un-woodsmanlike, but we used zip ties. i mean, helllooooo, we are junk gypsies and we DO believe that pretty much any problem can be fixed, solved, or otherwise re-directed using zip ties!)
  2. we then covered it with leafy branches & green Yaupon Holly (the red berries were the perfect pop of color for that decorator touch!:))
  3. frame your door with grapevine or any other type of thick vine
  4. throw on a grapevine wreath while you’re at it (home sweet teepee)
  5. deck the halls with some totally junk gypsy-fide ChRiSTMAS lights

{a room with a view...}

 6. grab some cider and enjoy your room with a view…

happy THaNKSGiVING, y’all!!!

send us your teepee pics!

November 16, 2010   20 Comments

miranda LamBERT+diERKS BenTLEY+junk gypsy=BFF’s 4ever

on the eve of the 44th annual CMA awards – we’re giddy with excitement for our 2 BFF’s of CounTRY MusiC, MirANDA LaMBERT & DiERKS BeNTLEY…

{dierks & ran sportin their JG}

we recently caught up with MiRANDA on the road….and let me tell ya, ain’t nobody out there that can rock it like this little EaST TExAS girl! as we were jammin side-stage with 2 of our favorite people in the world, her parents-RiCK & BeV LAmBERT, Rick proudly repeated the comparison that miranda has been called “country music’s JaNIS JOPLin”. 2 kick-hiney, bold, daring, ain’t-gonna-take-anything-off-anybody-girls…from texas. perfect.

{miranda gettin the parttttty started!}

it was a perfect night. a beyond perfect show. and perfect timing…right before country music’s biggest night…the CMA AwaRDS this wednesday. of which MiRANDA is up for 9, yes NINE awards. this is THE MOST awards any female has EVER been nominated for in HISTORY. and we couldn’t be prouder. MirANDa is the real deal. she’s what-you-see-is-what-you-get. she’s TRULY an amazingly talented songwriter, singer, and performer. she’s a renegade. an outlaw. a trailblazer.

and if i woulda been thinking enough to put my beer down and pick up my camera i would have pics to share from friday night. pics with ran and bev. pics with katherine heigl (um, that’s katie to me now…we’re like total BFFs), pics with eric church and josh kelley. all in her JuNK GypSY-fide airstream…all freezing in a good texas kind o’ way. while ran played old vinyls on the turntable (a fan sent miranda her recently-deceased mom’s extensive vinyl collection…we paid tribute and played them religiously that night).

and today, we’re barely able to sit still anticipating the CMA’s…we’re just so stinkin proud of MirANDA and DiERKS and their big night tomorrow night!

there’s only 2 people in HiSTORY that have ever gotten more nominations than MirANDA…her idol, MerLE HAGGARD, and ALaN JaCKSON.

and sweet dierks…his latest album is gritty. it’s grimey. it’s bluegrass-southern-soul. and we LOVE it.


his BaD ANgEL song (a collaboration with MirANDA) is up for ‘MuSICAL EVENT of the YEAR’ and there’s a BoB DyLAn cover that’s a little gypsy, a little spooky, and pure genius.

and y’all keep this on the down-low but DiERKS and JuNK GypSY may be teaming up on a biggo southern gothic project in the nearrrr future.

AND in honor of DiERKS and MIRaNDA and the CMA’s tomorrow night, we’re gonna have a little fun on FaCEBOOK tomorrow! giveaways allll day! PLuS, we’ve marked down our custom-designed just for MiRANDA LAMBERT RoADSIDE BarS  & PinK GuiTARS tees down to $18! and we’ve released the newest JG 4 MirANDA design: ‘SavED BY the GrACE of SouTHERN CharM’ tee … designed for MirANDA’s huge hit, “ONLY PrettiER”.

the 411 and waaaay important links:

the 44th annual CMA AWArDS - wednesday night, NOvEMBER 10 – LIVE on ABC

miranda lambert


dierks bentley

dierks bentley’s BaD ANgEL video with MiRANDA and JaMEY JOHNsoN

eric church

josh kelley

KaTHERINE HeiGL - (aka katie)

 soooo, here’s to all y’all and here’s to MiRANDA and DiERKS. and all of CounTRY MUSIC.

pop some popcorn, grab a drink, and pull up a chair for tomorrow night’s LIVE show! we’ll cry, we’ll laugh, we’ll cheer. and when it’s over, our hearts will be filled with warm fuzzies…

happy birthday ran…may you have a heck-raisin’ good time!


“i guess if you don’t jump,

you’ll never know if you can fly.”

~new strings, miranda lambert

 **and in a text we just received from bev: “the good ole days have nothin on this…it’s been the craziest day ever! from fittings to stylists to make-up to rehearsals!”

November 9, 2010   6 Comments