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i can’t…i don’t…i have no words…

everytime I think I can handle the awesomeness that is the Junk Gypsy girls,

I sit down to read a new post and they do this…

 

 

seriously. I die.

how/what do I have to do (eek…pay?!) to get you girlies up here to Canada?!?!

p.s. I ❤ you guys…

My Thoughts

highlights from my TEXAS trip!

ok, i will be the first to admit, i take crappy pictures. when i do take them.

so what i am saying is…

i have no record of my FABULOUS trip.

i am a terrible blogger!

but i did have an amazing time!! again. and we are already planning to go back next year!!

1- the FOOD!!!

ate at Royer’s…

Tara Royer Steele

and gots to meet Tara(the pie queen herself!!) finally!!

LOVED EVERY BITE.

seriously. fried chicken, PIE, potato salad,PIE, buns and raspberry lemonade. and PIE.

to die for.

the hype is because it is fabulous. i am SOOO booking a table for supper next year!

(and uh, Tara, can i get the recipe for the potato salad!? i wanna be the coolest farmer’s wife out there and WOW them at brandings this year!!!)

2- the shopping.

duh!

spent some time shopping in Austin AND of course, down at the Round Top Antique grounds…

brought some fab stuff back!! but NO boots.

craziness i know! i just didn’t find any that blew my hair back. the girls i brought with me did though…a pair or two each!

the pastures were full of amazing, fabulous and heartbreaking stuff. heartbreaking in that NEXT TIME i am driving a semi trailer down. i have to. i might not live through another trip where i have to walk away from the furniture of my dreams…

wah.

3- the people!!

i didn’t get to see/meet half the people i was hoping too…darn cell phone service!

i am still sad. (ms. CHEEKS…wah!)

next year?! we will have to make more concrete plans!! (maybe Royer’s for dinner!?)

i did get to meet some locals (and yes, HI JOLIE!!), but most of them, once they found out we were from Canada, blamed us for bringing the cold weather!! lol. i denied it, but i will admit, it was easier to tour the grounds wearing every sweater i brought vs. sweating my brains out like last year…the friday and saturday however, the weather was GORGEOUS!!!

and there is a TON more to blab about, but i’ll save that for another day!!

did you go?! what was your top three?!

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prom?!

so we don’t do the prom thing up here in canada.

we do “grad”. not really the same thing though.

anyways…

i get to go to a PROM in less than 3 weeks…

the junk gypsy prom that is! (read more about it here!) 

eek!!

what do i wear?!

and miss suzie of urbancountrystyle is wondering the same thing!! (we kinda are going together!!!)

anyone else wanna come?!

seriously!! the more the merrier!!

AND who is going to be there already?!

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Some STYLIN’ gypsies!!!

I am LOVING the Junk Gypsy series

Serious love.

Like, I am starting to save my pennies so I can have them come up here and do my WHOLE HOUSE, kinda love!!!! (or maybe that would make for an AMAZING episode?!! HGTV are you listening?!)

But almost more than the decorating, I am DIGGING on the girls outfits!!!  Check these out…

(sorry for the poor quality, I did some fancy photography with my iphone and laptop…not so hot…but the best I could come up with!)


And since I am a bit obsessed with stuff like this, I begged Jolie to let me in on their style sources! Most of the jackets they picked up DURING shooting, because they had to have new outfits for all episodes/moments…and in a pinch, they found most of their fabulous jackets on ebay and they are mostly Free People…leave it to the gypsy girls to find a fab deal even in a crunch! Inspired, I went on the hunt and found all of these fabulous deals…

Anthropologie Slackened Utility Jacket 6, 8, 10 & 12 NWT by Daughters Liberation

*image from here*
FREE PEOPLE New Peplum Jacket Top Crimson Color $128 NWT S GREAT DEAL - HOT!

*image from here*

eBay Image Hosting at www.auctiva.com

*image from here*

FREE PEOPLE IVORY RUFFLED JACKET, NEW WITH TAGS, SIZE 10, STUNNING

*image from here*

*image from here*

Aren’t these amazing? And all from ebay…I am soooo hunting there more often!!! I am also going to attempt to do a post on my favorite parts of each of their rooms…wish me luck on the photography part. LOL

AND don’t forget to tune in to the JUNK GYPSIES every saturday night on HGTV!! 7pm PST/EST & 6CST

Upcoming episodes are gonna be fab!!

6/30 ASHER (a 11 year old boys room)

7/7 PARENTS (Amie and Jolie’s parent’s living room)

7/14 JOHN (a total rockstar-house of blues-type living room)

7/21 PROM (the reallllly amazing prom held ‘just for tv’)

Contests

Something FABULOUS is coming to your tv!!!!!

I am soooooo excited and sooooo jealous that you darlings in the States get to watch my favoritest girls…THE JUNK GYPSIES on HGTV this Saturday!!!

Seriously, jealous. We won’t get the series up here in Canada…I’m still trying to convince someone to video tape it and email me…kinda illegal, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!

ANYWAYS…

The darlings are SO excited about this Saturday that they want to get the party started early! So who wants to win some JunkBucks?!?!

How about $100 JunkBucks??!

I thought you all would want to!! 🙂

To enter…

1- just leave a comment telling me all about how you get to tune in this weekend and I don’t….waaaahhhh…

2- for an extra entries, why not tweet/facebook/email or call HGTV Canada and tell them how much you would love them to carry this series too… (just a thought!) and then leave separate comments telling me you let them know!

*the contest will run until Friday (May4th) midnight and I will announce the winner on Saturday afternoon!!!*

LOVE YOU ALL TO BITS JOLIE, AMIE, JANIE, ARCHIE, ASHLYN and all the boys (and little Indy too!)…have TONS of fun this weekend and I ❤ you!!!

My Thoughts

TEXAS!!!!!

I know it is super annoying when someone goes on and on and on and on about something.

But I HAVE to share.

And then I promise, I won’t mention it again!

I LOVED TEXAS!!!

Seriously, Texans are my kind of people!! Everyone we met, from the shuttle bus driver to the McDonald’s drive thru boy to all the lovelies at Round Top, were sooo polite! And overthetop enthusiastic about life…I mean, really, when you reply to a drive thru guy “Fine and how are you?” and he answers “FANTASTIC!”, you know you are surrounded by happy people!! I am in love with the enthusiastic, fabulousness of it all!! Thank you Texas for being so wonderful…it helped me to forgive you for bringing me this close to my biggest fear…

TORNADOES

aaaaaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…………………

We were to fly out the day the tornado hit Dallas and didn’t know a thing about it until we arrived at the airport in Austin and all the flights were cancelled. And that is as close to one as I ever want to be. But everyone is safe and sound, thankfully no life was lost. And that is all I want to say about that.

I have so many favorite moments about my trip that this post will be forever long if I try to tell you all about them, so I’ll just hit my top three…

1- Meeting the JUNK GYPSIES!!!!!

~ I have been a HUGE fan of these ladies since I first read about them in Cowboys & Indians magazine way back in 2006. They were so inspiring to me during my Mink & Manure days and I fell in love with their wild and fabulous style. I googled the heck out of them and shopped frequently on their site…Fast fwd to 2011 and I was BEYOND thrilled when Jolie tweeted about my blog and asked for my help putting some looks together for Blake and Miranda’s wedding… (I screamed and jumped up and down, seriously, ask my husband) We have since become “twitter” friends and email so often that I really felt like I already knew Jolie without even meeting her! (weird?!). So I was thrilled to finally be able to head down to Round Top and meet them…they are in my top 10 list of celebrities I want to meet! And when I finally found them (it really took me a day to get to their tent…Round Top is HUGE!!!) Jolie gave me a HUGE hug and pulled my baby out of the stroller as soon as she could. And even though they were super busy, Amie, Janie, Archie, Phillip and Ashlyn all took time to hug (!!) and visit with my and my best girlfriend that travelled with me! And you know that feeling when you meet someone and it feels like you’ve known them forever? That’s them! All of them are the nicest, sweetest darlings you could ever hope to meet and I could have sat and talked for hours with them! (darn tent was so busy though!!)

2- Touring Round Top!!!

~ when people say that this antique show is big, they aren’t kidding. My friend and I (with our babies!) walked for two and a half days and didn’t cover the same ground twice. I have never seen so much fabulous stuff in my life. I have been describing it as Vegas Cowboy Christmas crossed with the best flea market ever. There was everything from antlers (TONS!!!) to gorgeous bags (I got me this one!!!) to jewelery (and this is now mine!) to boots (I own these bad boys now too!) to furniture (this part made me sad, shipping was $$$$$) to, well, honestly, anything you could think of, it was there. And the people who were there to shop…loved them! Characters of all shapes, sizes and ages were there and having fun. And I loved that I felt so safe parking the baby stroller (with baby in it!) in the shade, so I could walk around a tent that wasn’t 100% stroller friendly. Not that anyone didn’t want strollers, it was more that they had so much stuff, we couldn’t fit! I am planning to take a whole week next spring and go…and I am SOOOOO going to PROM. Just try to stop me!

3- The weather…

~ we went from -5C to 90F, I don’t think I have to say anymore. Sunshine, green everything and air with moisture in it. I was in heaven. (a hot, sweaty mess, but happy).

And that’s it…

Ok, that’s not it, but I can’t keep going on forever…

But, I am going to share some pictures…can’t wait till next year!!!

*my travel buddies*

*LARGE MARGE!!!*

*inside the JG tent*

*my baby girl modelling all our turquoise buys*

*one of my finds that made me cry…how do I fit you into my luggage?!*

*told you there was everything!!*

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Texas here I come!

Only 2 more sleeps until TEXAS!!!

Can you tell I am a little excited to head out on a vacation!? I get to go with one of my bestest girlfriends and our matching babies… (I say matching because we’ve managed (for the 2nd time) to have babies days apart!)

We head out on Friday, roll into Austin that night and then head out to ANTIQUE WEEK for Saturday and Sunday!!! I am beyond excited to go…and nervous too. How will I be able to take seeing all the fabulous stuff and not having any way to drag it back home?! (although I’m sure that where there is a will, there is a way…as in UPS?!)

And the weather…haven’t checked the 7 day forecast yet, but anything other than snow and wind will be a welcome change! I plan to spend at least 15 minutes just standing and soaking up some vitamin D…

Of course, I also need to pack. I am a CHRONIC overpacker, but I am going to be resisting the urge this time because I am hoping to be able to jam as much stuff as possible into my suitcase for the ride home. Like these bad boys…

Yup…the ladies of Gypsyville have a pair with my name on it! SOOOO HAPPY!!!!

I am also thrilled to FINALLY meet those chickas!!! I feel like I already know them, and I’ve warned them that I am a hugger…but Jolie reassures me that all Texans are huggers, so it is all good! LOL

My plan is also get all the laundry done in the whole house before I leave…

bahahahahaha

And in the spirit of planning to do all this stuff, I thought I’d waste more time playing on the computer instead of actually doing anything and create some outfit ideas for this weekend!

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Contests · Fashion & Beauty · My Thoughts

Junk Gypsy GIVEAWAY!!!!

I have never been one to shy away from announcing when something is FABULOUS…

And The Junk Gypsy Co. is tops in my books!

I ADORE their funky, cowgirl meet gypsy, fabulous soul and I am so excited to be able to offer a great, fabulous, wonderful giveaway from them!!!

The ladies of Junk Gyspy Co. have offered up an amazing prize!!!!

One lucky winner will get $50 worth of JUNKBUCKS!!!!!

Isn’t that great??!? AND they ship to CANADA too!!! So us Northerners aren’t left out of the wonderfulness!!

All you have to do to enter is…

1- Leave a comment! (don’t forget your email address!)

2- To enter again..subscribe to my blog and leave another comment saying so!

3- To enter again…follow me on facebook and leave a comment saying so!

4- To enter again…follow me on twitter (@farmertrphywife) and leave a comment…

5- Tweet/blog or facebook about the giveaway and leave a comment saying so!

6- Follow the JUNK GYPSY CO. on facebook and leave a comment saying so!

7- Follow the JUNK GYPSY CO. on twitter (@junkgypsy) and….

WOW!! That’s a LOT of ways to enter and up your chances to win!!!

Have fun and good luck!

Cathryn

Contest closed…thanks for entering!!!

My Thoughts · The Farm

Out here in the sticks….

Here are a few images of what we’ve been up to over the last few weeks…
Here is the girlie out feeding chop to some of the steers…

And a visitor we had a while back…

And the girlie’s cow had a calf….so of course we had to tag it….

(can you tell which one she made?!)

And we discovered an owl’s nest in the cow pasture….

(see it?)

And the girlie has learned to drive….

(totally 100% her dad’s idea….)

And we’ve had a few ( around 130 so far!) babies too….

Hope your week is going great….mine has been fabulous…

The gorgeous girlies of the Junk Gypsy Co. are gearing up for the big wedding and still have time for a shout out for little ol’ me!!!

Feeling lots-a-love from the blogging world this week!!! Thanks all for the comments and feedback!!!!

Love…

ME!