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

dear america.

a few years ago, we ventured off into a new chapter in the junk gypsy story. we filmed a TV show. we never set out to be on TV… in fact, it was never, ever part of our plan. but because we partnered with a network and a team that didn’t want us to be anything other than ourselves, we took the leap. and thanks to all of y’all, season 1 was a big success. and we THANK you for that.

and now here we are…a few weeks away from the premiere of season 2 and i realized … there’s lots to tell y’all. (insert: “lucy, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do!”)

season 2 airs thursday june 12 at 9/8CST…on GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY.

that’s right, not HGTV…we’ve moved to a new latitude on your TV dial and here’s why…

hgtv & great american country are both members of the scripps family and after collaborating with the amazing team at all 3 entities, it was clear that great american country and JG were meant for each other (cue ‘you were meant for me and i was meant for you’ by jewel)….whew, i digress.

great american country is all about celebrating the american lifestyle. the gramco theme is ‘love letters to america’, their hashtag (we all know i’m a self-proclaimed social media freak) is #dearamerica. i mean y’all, does it get any better? #dearamerica. i think not.

it’s about family. and country. and JUNK. and music. and…LIFE. which means you’ll see A LOT more of EVERYTHING this season.

MORE family. because, clearly…family is FIRST. and this business was built out of our determination to work together with our family.

more of our JG team that we can’t live without…the girls that pack your orders and answer the phone when you call. the girls that greet you at the door & check you out when you come to our headquarters. the girls and guys that have our back. we could NOT be where we are without them which is WHY it’s so important to us that you see more of them on the show.

more of the JG world HQ…this is a sacred place to us…it’s our sanctuary of junk that was 15 years in the making….so it’s only appropriate that it serves as the backdrop of our entire series.

more country. we are small-town girls at heart (god bless overton, texas). that little town formed us into the people that we are. and we are forever grateful. we now proudly call round top, texas our home…small town girls are what we are. it’s what we will forever be and it’s a core part of our business. you can take the girl outta the country…but you can’t take the country outta the girl. you’ll see more of our LIFE in the country. more ROUND TOP. more LARGE MARGE. more tractors and chainsaws and horses and BISCUITS. (oh my lawd. honey hush. biscuits make the world go ’round).

basically, you’ll see a lot more of all the things that make up JG. all of the things that are near and dear to our heart…all of the things that we think YOU love about JG too. it’s all rolled together. plus…there are some really exciting surprises this season as well… a special celebrity friend travels to round top…as she commissions us to work on a secret project. AND…you’ll learn about possibly the BIGGEST thing we’ve ever been a part of…it’s still top secret…and it’s killlllingggggg me to let the cat outta the bag…..but, patience, my child. the time will come.

so i think that’s it.

new season. new network. new digits on your dial.

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and this new season y’all…well this, is our love letter to america.

May 28, 2014   88 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

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!!!!***

yeee-hawwww!!!!

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

this ain’t your grandma’s garage sale!

February 15, 2013   61 Comments