TGIJF.

it’s official.

season 3 is comin’ at ya. NEXT FRIDAY, may 15th. mark your calendars. set your DVR’s. call your cable company and make sure great american country is on your package so you won’t miss our great american friday marathons allll summer long!

because you seriously aren’t going to want to miss this season….

hint: miranda lambert (girls at work in this one…and me and miranda sew a masterpiece!),  marcus luttrell (we were humbled beyond belief),  rachel ashwell (our shabby chic design idol from back in the early days),  GREEN DAY (yes, you read that right. the uber rock star hall of famers. OMG. GREEN DAY)….

and SO. MUCH. MORE. full kitchen renovations. a home sweet treehouse makeover, we restore a historic texas dance hall here in round top, AND we have a biggo charity garage sale with the school.

it’s all happening. this season.

tgijf, y’all. (thank gawsh it’s junky friday)

May 8, 2015   24 Comments

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

locked & reloaded.

this is what we did friday…

and this is why….

our 2 greatest friends in country music reuniting for a tour together.

miranda lambert. & dierks bentley.

reunited…and it feels so good.

and when they asked us to work up the official logo for this epic tour…we knew it had to be nothing short of rockstar awesome.

no guts. no glory.

we channeled southern rock, old-school country, and ZZ top’s “i’m bad. i’m nationwide”

{"with my new york brim & my gold tooth displayed". thanks to thestate.com for this image}

{the offiicial tour stage backdrop...yep, we're pretty dang excited about JG art being blown up 50 ft X 30 ft!!! thanks to a fellow tweepster 4 this image!}

and then we decided to capture our own interpretation of the tour theme…

{locked & reloaded tour sweatshirt}

{mama's broken heart burnout raglan...totally awesome}

and you know us gypsies love our buckles….so we designed a couple o’ new ones…

both with custom engraving on the back…

we channeled badassery. we channeled the wild west. and then we wrapped up our high noon shoot…

{high noon. ranell rockin our new LUCY in the SKY lace pants}

we’ll be seeing y’all down the trail…and by trail, we mean we’ll see y’all down the road where we’ll be screaming our heads off like crazy teenagers at the locked and reloaded tour.

rock on, country rockstars.

January 21, 2013   15 Comments

forget your high society.

there comes a time in every girls life when she just has to be a bad ass. and we here at junk gypsy decided that time was now.

a time when she needs to throw on a padded bra & a blonde wig…

a time when she must channel miranda lambert.

in case you’re confused…this is the REAL miranda…

 

and of utmost important…a completely bad-to-the-bone guns ‘n wings tattoo on her forearm.

{yep...the original design that we created for miranda...which then became her logo...and 4ever inked our friendship}

(we won’t mention the fact that it also put us and her in the doghouse with her daddy until the end of time)

and yes…we let blake play along too…

although he better watch out…you know what they say about a woman scorned…

and lest i forget, the most important part of this costume…attitude.

the level of bad assery must be epic.

 

P.S. just in case y’all missed the CMA awards last night…we’re bursting with pride for our girl, miranda LaMBERT & her partner in crime, BLaKE SHeLTON! lonG LiVE country music! and WILLIe NELSoN!!!

and here’s the original KEROSEnE video…one of the top 10 videos of the decade!!

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even if you’ve seen it, watch it again…it’ll make ya wanna be a bad ass too…and yes, she’s rockin our merle haggard-inspired MAMA triED tanK …which had it’s own moment in the spotlight at the country music hall of fame

all thanks to KEROSENE…and a woman scorned.

 

November 2, 2012   36 Comments

somebody had to set a bad example.

“ain’t no use in tryin’ to slow me down. ’cause you’re running with the fastest girl in town.” – miranda lambert

think dukes of hazzard meets thelma & louise. think smokey & the bandit meets days of thunder.

our southern sister, miranda lambert, has a new video in town…featuring danica patrick…NASCAR fast-girl extraordinaire….

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it’s bad to the bone. it’s fast, loud, & totally awesome.

and for all you fast girls…get your JG designed exclusively 4 miranda goods here! on SALE now through next week!

retro scoop tees…

retro biker tanks…

koozies…

totes…

and yes…those killer boots danica was rockin….

 

{yep...we've got 'em in gypsyville!}

somebody had to set a bad example…

August 13, 2012   10 Comments