Category — hgtv/GreAT AMeriCAN COUNtRY

shake ‘n bake

first of all…let me just get it out there…THANK YOU. come on let’s hug it out. for reals. thank y’all for your comments on my last post… from the bottom of my heart. i read each and every comment and every last one was like a biggo high five.

or a fist bump…with a ‘blow it up’ at the end.

or maybe a shake ‘n bake, baby!

of course there is a slight possibility i’m a little too dramatic and over-enthusiastic but that’s pretty much how i translated them. and to each and every one that commented on the blog, i’m high fiving, fist bumping (and blowing it up), and shakin’ n’ bakin’ back at ya!

sooooo to catch you up….there’s sooooo much to tell. where to start?

i’ll start with the question we get daily. Q: when are new episodes airing?

A: we just wrapped season 3 a few weeks ago.

we filmed for about 5 weeks in october/november and then picked back up in the glorious, temperate climate of january and filmed for about 5 more weeks. it really was glorious. sun-filled days, the warmth on our shoulders as we worked, and after the sun went down, it was really, really awesome. it was pretty much like we were on a beautiful tropical island. ok wait, that was in my self-inflicted 85% dark chocolate overdose dreams. it was freezing. and raining. every. dang. day. which just meant throw on your carharrt, pull on the work gloves, and get to work.

ain’t nobody got time for being cold.

we are really, really proud of this season. there are so many cool transformations and so many pretty amazing collaborations. we forged real bonds. we were inspired. we are forever changed and forever grateful.

consider this your junk gypsies season 3 trailer in words & iphone pics (come on y’all, work with me)…

we team up with our favorite partner-in-crime, miranda lambert, and pull off a super covert heist on her mom for a pretty amazing reveal.

we do an airstream for one of the biggest rock n’ rollers of all time (i still can’t tell ya who…buttttt it does involve a obligatorily necessary trip to the texas beach)…

 

we partner with one of our original inspirations in the junk world, rachel ashwell for a momentous event…

and….we are forever changed by working with marcus & melanie luttrell. marcus, the american hero, dad, husband, patriot, and all-around die-hard texan. (yes, THE LONE SURVIVOR…THE WAR HERO)…there is  SO. MUCH. MORE. to tell.

we transform a 1900′s smokehouse into the coolest bunkhouse ever, give a 1960-something kitchen an entirely new look, give gypsy archie her dream closet and patio, do an epic garage sale for charity, dance the night away in an historic texas dance hall and moreeeeee!!!

and yes, we cried in EVERY single one. as much as i try, i just CANNOT keep it together.

no offiicial air dates yet…but most likely early june. the entire season will air on great american country, and about half of the season will cross over on HGTV! because what’s better than 1 network? 2 networks!

shake n’ bake, y’all! i can’t wait to hear what you think of season 3!!!

March 13, 2015   58 Comments

homegrown happiness.

there once was a guy named jason…who fell madly, deeply, and fiercely in love with a girl named lynsey.

and these two…well they decided they wanted to be farmers. and so they did.

they wanted life to get back to the basics with their 4 little girls. they wanted people to KNOW their farmers. to KNOW where their food was coming from…

YonDER WAY FARM is an organic meat farm here in fayette county….where the only thing better than their homegrown organic goodness is the authenticity of their hearts and their lives. they believe in honesty. in hard work. in dirt under your fingernails. in getting up at sunrise with the chickens and then making sure all the animals are tucked in safely at sunset.

and most importantly, they believed in good things and in being good people.

i absolutely CANNOT wait for y’all to meet the kramers of YONDER WAY FARM on this week’s episode of junk gypsies. because we know that y’all are going to love them just as much as we do.

jason, also known as @yonderwayfarmer, and lynsey, aka @fivechicksandafarmer, as they are known to their legions of instagram followers. (if you don’t follow them on instagram, let me tell ya…you are missing out!). and of course their 4 little chicks…kk, laney rae, ruthie, and exie jo….all make up yonder way farm.

this farm is their dream. their passion.

this is the good stuff, y’all. we are proud to call them friends and country neighbors. this week, you can watch as we visit YonDER WAy FARM, dig around in the barns for all kinds o’ lost junk, and give them the farm store they so deserve!

{and here, the kramers give me a little surprise of my own…}

 

and oh yes, we did….because who could resist? american gothic…yonder way farm style.

 

we’re so excited for y’all to meet the kramers and to see the transformation of their country store this week! tune in this thursday, AugUST 7…9/8C on GreaT AMERICan COUNTRY!

watch the sneak peek here!!!

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and go catch up with the fam on facebook and instagram for all kinds o’ homegrown happiness!

yes He did. GoD made a farmer. and GoD bless those farmers.

and from jason’s favorite song…let’s all take a moment to really…i mean REALLY absorb these lyrics…

“take your time… don’t live too fast,
troubles will come and they will pass.
go find a woman and you’ll find love,
and don’t forget son,
there is Someone up above.”

-simple man, lynyrd skynyrd

and finally…thanks to april pizana, lynsey’s instagram & matt blair for these pics!!!

(after reading this blog, be sure you hop on over to april’s blog for even more pics of YonDER WAY FARM)

August 6, 2014   30 Comments

ain’t nothin’ small ’bout this dream.

through a series of VERY fortunate events that took place last fall, we ended up working on the biggest project of our JG lives. a project that really felt more like a dream.

it was a serendipitous day. the day that PB teen walked into our store…and that day embarked us upon one of the most exciting & creative adventures we’ve ever been a part of.

so we are proud to announce….coming this FALL…an EXCLUSIVE junk gypsy collection for PB teen!

yes i said it. POTTERY BARN teen, y’all! pottery barn teen!

we’ve sketched and designed and re-sketched and re-designed.

PB teen has made several trips to texas as we’ve brainstormed into the late hours of the night and we’ve trekked to the POTTERY BARN headquarters in san francisco, we’ve had endless emails, phone calls, conference calls, and product testing….and nowwwww….coming this fall…the finished products will be ready to be in your home! and i promise, this stuff isn’t just for teens…it’s for ALL ages.

we’ve dug deep on this collection. deep in our creative souls. we’ve spent hours upon hours thinking of all the elements and colors and symbols that we feel most represent JG. that most represent the things we love…all things vintage fleamarket. LOVE of life. love of the road- wanderlust. the south. independence. rockstar. and that most represent the 3 messages we want to convey with this line.

DREAM big.

follow your HEART.

BLAZE your own TRAIL.

this really is a dream come true for us…we’ve had to pinch ourselves through this whole amazing process. we’ve been allowed to be as creative as we wanted to be. we’ve been allowed to dream big. the sky REALLY was the limit with this collection. the pb teen team has been the most amazing group of folks on earth to work with. we have met our creative kindred spirits.

read their press release here!

READ their STYLEHOUSE blog HERE!

and be sure to sign up for email alerts here to know all the release deets of the JG/PBteen line!

come see the FULL collection at the JG WORLD HQ during antiques week THiS FALL! sept 26-october 4!!!

(available for purchase at our store for a limited time only)

CLICK HERE ..for pre-sale items!!!

AND here to see our JG/PBteen pinterest board!!!

WatCH this for a little MiRANDA LaMBERT & a bigggg SNEAK peek into the entire collection…

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and to think, this little business started at the fleamarket… ain’t nothin’ small ’bout this dream.

 

July 29, 2014   17 Comments

high noon in the neighborhood.

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

GaRAGE SALE WARS airs FRiDAY…MaY 10!

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