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

mobile home.

about a year and a half ago, we did this…

{gives a whole new meaning to the lyrics..."our house, in the middle of our street."

typically our trailers are loaded with home decor. but this time, the trailer was loaded with a HOME. there’s a first time for everything…and this was a first for us.

{all in a day's work}

but let me start at the beginning…

there once was a farm house. an early 1900′s farm house with no indoor plumbing. no electricity. and no people. this turn-of-the-century cottage, although small (800 square feet!), had great bones and irresistible charm and was just begging for junk gypsy salvation. it was begging for love. it was begging for a family.

it was begging to be the perfect home for amie and indie…

{amie and indie doing the new house happy dance}

{amie, indie, & dad test-driving the porch}

so we did what we had to do. we bought it.

{sitting in it's original location...awaiting JG rescue}

thus began our first ever haulin house experience…

and thanks to KANA brothers house moving and their biggo trucks…

john, rodney, and their motley crew…

{it was a VERY solemn group of guys}

this was more than a house movin’…it was like dinner and a movie texas style - house movin’ and entertainment.

 

{rodney kana...work hard. play hard.}

making room for our wide load to hit the road….

{trimming a few dead branches for clearance}

watching the action…

documenting the action…

{because 1 camera just wasn't enough...}

annnnddddddd she’s road-worthy…let ‘er rip, tater chip.

{the journey.}

{causing a bonafide traffic jam in the big city of round top}

amie back-seat driving…

 

{because she is a PROFESSIONAL}

arriving in gypsyville…

{home sweet gypsy home}

 

and although we give these guys serious kudos for already having a tricked out grill…

 

{superheroes and army men...boys will be boys...}

we decided it needed a little JG touch…

{from the sistas to the bruthas...}

after finding a new home and family, this old texas farmhouse got a fresh coat of paint and became amie and indie’s little pink house (cue john mellencamp)…

 

we added a porch made of salvaged table legs and gargantuan architectural fleamarket corbels…and as all junk gypsy projects, it’s still a work in progress. a labor of love.

in case you missed the HGTV episode of us making over amie’s living room…watch a sneak peek here…just click on the little pink house picture above!

OR you can get the entire episode on itunes for $1.99!

little pink houses for you and me….

 

September 5, 2012   85 Comments