Category — hgtv/GreAT AMeriCAN COUNtRY

high noon in the neighborhood.

us & HGTV are bringin’ you the most epic GaRAGE SaLE showdown this side o’ the RiO GRANDE!


AND GeT reaDY!!!! we’re having our FirST OFFiCiAL twitter partayyyyy with HGTV on 5/10 during the premiere!

step into the TwiTTERverSE and geT tweetin’ y’all!!! & use those HAsHTAGS!!!

this ain’t yo granny’s GarAGE saLE…this is WAR!!!

because all’s FAiR in LovE & GaRAGE sALES!

CLiCK below for a little SNEAK PEEK!

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and stay tuned for an HGTV/JG pinterest page coming soooooon!!!

May 2, 2013   19 Comments

houston, we have a garage sale.

from the bluebonnet lined roads of brenham, texas to the big city lights of houston, texas…us and hgtv have been hitting the ‘hoods for the great american garage sale showdown.

it was suburbia madness. cul-de-sac chaos.

packing for HOUStON…

houston bound at sunrise…

me and amie with our partner in crime, soul sister, executive producer extraordinaire…dawn fitzgerald…

high noon in the ‘hood…

{me and marshall from our HGTV film crew gun-slinging in the cul-de-sac}

team gypsy on location…

and the original TEAM gypSies…our parental ROCKStARS

me and amie taking some down time in our office….

mom and marshall having some front porch time at RoYERS caFE

dad and trey makin’ it happen on location…

me and archie crashing after a long day o’ garage salin’…

andddd it’s a wrap!

biggggg GIANt LOVE & XOXOXOXOXXO to our amazingly awesome crew!!!!

y’all stay tuned…HGTV plans to air the GARAGE sALE WARS competition specials in MAY! we promise to keep ya posted!!!!!

until then…

we’ll see ya down the blacktop…




March 5, 2013   23 Comments

get yer popcorn ready…

’cause HGTV’s gonna put on a SHOW.

it’s gonna be the battle of the ‘burbs…the duel of JUNK…an epic GREAT AMERICAN garage sale.

get ready y’all…we’re filming 2 specials with HGTV…it’s a garage sale competition that’s taking no prisoners. we’re making up new rules and breaking the old ones.

and the best part??? we’re asking all of y’all to come on out for the big day!

here’s the scoop:

2 families in brenham, texas have 48 hours and our help to amp up their old stuff, add some junk gypsy-a-fide salvation, and prepare for the most awesome garage sale war this side o’ the mississippi!

on day 4 (SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd 8am-4pm) we’re asking all y’all to come shop the deals!

***AND get ready houston texas!!! we’re coming yer way too! big sale and big deets to follow but mark yo calendars for MARCH 2nd!!!!***


spread the word! spread the love! mark yo calendars!!!!!

this ain’t your grandma’s garage sale!

February 15, 2013   61 Comments

smoky mountain memories.

the endless yard sale … (aka 127 sale or the world’s largest yard sale)…we were there to host the endless yard sale competition for HGTV. and it was an endless adventure.

epic, i dare say.

690 miles of yard sales. 690 miles of junk. stretching from alabama to michigan…heaven, is that you?

we went. we saw. we yard sale’d. we had a helluva good time in the great state of tennessee! and seriously, holy moly good gawsh almighty…. could that state be any more beautiful? i think not.

and now, a little review of our griswald-esque adventures in the smoky mountains

{on a wing & a prayer...looking for junk...and righteous guidance at cumberland mountain}

the journey

{stopping to smell the roses...middle of nowhere, tennessee}



{having a griswald moment here...}

{and here...we just loved this sign. had to pull over just to take a pic}

but now…time for work.

we were there for the ultimate yard sale competition. 3 teams traveled from near and far to strut their yard sale skills.

3 teams. 3 days. 4 challenges. call it yard sale boot camp. thrift 101. battle of the deal seekers.

shoot day 1:

wheels up…destination: north crossville, tennessee…

{me, amie, & our fearless road warrior-partner in crime, joe pete!}

the teams:

a) team frat boys

{the georgia fraternity boys...soon-to-be JG interns}

b) team runners

{from texas to runners were in it to win it}

c) team yoga

{emily & CJ ... the happily hippie married entrepreneurs}

because everyone needs a little yard sale zen…

{i could totallllly do that if i wanted to.}

us & the teams group together as we  announce the winner of challenge 2…and reveal the next challenge…


{as the co-hosts of the competition, amie & i had to announce challenges, winners, and give appraisals}

we were there to work…but of course, we couldn’t NOT BUY some of the great junk!!!

{loooove this PURE metal sign! a fave!}

{pulled over on the side of the road to make this quick purchase! retro vending machines!}

{who could resist this old school go cart?!}

{a peaches & cream bike with banana seat? i'll take it.}

shoot day 2: destination: cumberland mountain & pikeville, tennessee

we started out the morning yard salin’ & filming at cumberland mountain. but, of course…no adventure is complete without a little rain….

{we took refuge from the driving rain here...cutest general store & malt shop ever!!}

and then…the clouds parted, the sun came out and we headed to PIKEViLLE, tennessee…

{shooting in the mountains...gorgeous}


and it was here, in pikeville, that we were given our very own mason jar full o’ homegrown tennessee mountain apple pie moonshine…

shoot day 3: destination: signal mountain

the final day of the competition…

{up on the mountain...}


{me & amie with chris, michelle, &'s a wrap!}


as they say, all good things must come to an end…

so we bid tennessee farewell…and cowgirl jetsetted back to our beloved texas…


{de-gypsying ourselves for security}

y’all put it on your calendar! set your DVR’s!!! the endless yard sale airs friday, october 5 at 8pm EST/PST & 7pm CST!!!

place your bets nowwww…who’s it gonna be, a) team frat boys, b) team runners, or c) team yoga ??!!


August 13, 2012   27 Comments

our next great adventure.

trailer? check.

wanderlust? check.

joe pete, the international man of mystery? check.

boots? check.

vintage willie nelson concert tee? check.

{joe pete...early this morning...eastbound & down.}

our next great adventure is upon us. the endless yard sale… aka the route 127 yard sale. that’s right, y’all. it’s over 600 glorious miles of junk. over 600 miles of yard sales. from michigan to alabama….winding through ohio, kentucky, tennessee, and georgia along the way. 600 miles of my happy place. 600 miles of dashboard therapy.

the endless yard sale, comin at ya compliments of HGTV & the TRAVEL channel.

it’s the battle of the deal seekers…it’s survivor goes junkin’. it’s olympic style garage sale action. 3 teams will meet head to head at the endless yard sale. 3 teams have been selected to represent the few, the proud, the junkiest. who will win? who has out-trained the rest?

the gloves are off. it’s winner take all. and we’ll be there to host this game show style competition.

we’ll be there…with our griswald-style family in tow… and of course, joe pete will be in the house as our official smokey-and-the-bandit-style-junk-buying-deal-spotting driver. what?! what?! for anyone that doesn’t know who joe pete is, just head on down to warrenton this antiques week…he’s the baddest, junkiest, junker this side o’ kathmandu!  he’s our brother in junk, our fellow road warrior, and one of our very best friends.

y’all stay tuned…i’ll be tweetin, instagramming, and blogging from the road.

look out world…it’s gonna get junkyyyyy.

endless yard sale…here we come!!!


July 30, 2012   75 Comments