the launch team with no name

August 2, 2016

as many of you know, we have FINALLY done it. we finally wrote a book. it’s something that has been on our hearts and in our brains for oh-so-long and we finally made it happen (with many long days and sleepless nights i might add). and really, we consider it more than a just a book. it’s pretty much EVERYTHING junk gypsy. it’s like we took our story, our hearts, our wanderlust and stuck ’em into a symphony of words that ended up being 240 pages. we sprinkled in our love of the fleamarket, our love of DIY’s, and even our dad’s biscuit recipe. we wrote and wrote and wrote. we lost sleep. we designed. we did multiple photoshoots, scavenged through years of old photos (yes, even the disposable camera pictures). we labored and worried. and dreamed really, really big. we wanted this book to be something you LOVED. we want it to be something you read over and over and over. we want it to be on your dashboard. on your desk. beside your bed. most of all, we want it to be in your heart as much as it is in ours.

This, is the story that junk built. the business that junk built. we don’t really know where we end and junk gypsy begins…and this book is a little bit about everything that created junk gypsy. it is us. it is you.

ladies and gents, junkers and dreamers, book nerds and diy-geeks, i present to you, the JG Book Launch Team. we’re doing it. we’re taking valuable book advice from our good friends (thanks jen hatmaker & melanie shankle!!) and we’re going for it. and bear with me. because we’re learning as we go on this. any tips y’all have are VERY WELCOME. but basically, here’s the scoop…

as y’all know, our “18-years-in-the-making” book releases this fall. which to us, feels really epic. i mean realllly huge. we’re first timers here and we’re all freaking out in a good way. so in honor of the book release, we are employing a JG Book Launch Team which i know needs a really fun name. but, at this point, i can’t think of an awesome name so JG Book Launch Team it shall remain until henceforth changed. feel free to send suggestions. although the more i think on it, i’m getting pretty attached to the JG BLT. i mean seriously, you can never go wrong with bacon, right? let’s try it out… #theJGBLT  … what do y’all think? i smell bacon. do y’all smell bacon? is it just me?

what is the JG Book Launch Team?

100 awesome folks that help us conquer the next few weeks leading up to the book release with extreme prowess. from blogging to reviews to any/all forms of social media. you are our street ambassadors. our spreaders of goodwill , if you will. you are the few. the proud. the well-read.

who can apply?

anybody of course! the numero uno criteria is that you are just on this side of crazy with us and that you are muy loco excited about the book. and it helps if you have some basics like a blog or some other way of spreading information to groups of folks. AND having twitter/snap/facebook/instagram/pinterest skills are always a BIG plus.

what you need to do:

we’ll send you a pre-release digital copy of the book of which we hope you devour and love and read again and again. we ask that you tell all your people about it! your friends, your family, your friend’s friends, and even the person in the line at the grocery store behind you (we need commitment, people!). we need alllllll of this book happiness to happen during specific times…like before, during, and after the book launch. september 22 – october 15 to be exact. feel free to be an overachiever and promote earlier and beyond!

anddddd so importantly, we ask that you post a review up on the amazon, barnes & noble, books-a-million, book people, or anywhere the book is sold.

what you get:

if chosen by our publisher, you get some awesome swagggggg…..

  • an exclusive JG tee shirt and key chain
  • access to private Facebook group to chat and share links
  • digital assets/special messages from us which we would share via the Facebook group

and did i mention prizes?? i ain’t kidding y’all…this is some good stuff!
**if you write a review on Amazon/B&N/ the first week of publication, you’ll be get entered to win a $100 gift card to Junk Gypsy (OR AmEx gift card)
**if you make a project from the book and blog about it, you’ll get entered to win a $100 gift card to Junk Gypsy (OR AmEx gift card)
**if you promote the “Win a trip to Junk Gypsy HQ” pre-order sweeps on your blog/social media at least 3X, you’ll be entered to win $50 gift card to Junk Gypsy (OR AmEx gift card)

how to enter:

go HERE! enter now! there are 100 spots and we neeeeeeed ’em all filled! we NEED you on that line! we WANT you on that line!!

and we aren’t just talking to you super blogging over-achievers out there….you don’t have to officially join the BLT, we take all of you who are willing and able to tell your friends about “the little junk company that could” while eating nachos from your sofa (btdubs, we’ll bring the beer).  wait a second (cue jack black voice) did somebody say BACON nachos??? why yes, i believe they did. bacon or no bacon, we want YOU.

because deep inside, we’re all just starry-eyed dreamers with a little wanderlust in our souls and big dreams in our heads. we want to love hard and big. we want to be kind. and a little rebellious too. we want to remember that at the end of the day, it’s about the adventure. the wild blue yonder. the dreams that you dared to dream. with your eyes wide open.

junk gypsy co.

and i know we keep saying it over and over and over….but i’m gonna say it again. WE THANK YOU. from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for being a part of this ride. oh, the crazy roads this business has taken us down that we never could have predicted….and y’all were right there with us. thank you for being just as crazy as we are. you get us. and we get you. and that’s what makes all of this really extra-specially cool.

oh, what a wonderful life…

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  • Reply Pamela Rodriguez August 2, 2016 at 10:01 am


  • Reply Pam Bennetts August 2, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Group name: sizzlers!

  • Reply Terri Paulson-Sasaki August 2, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I can’t wait for this book to be released.

  • Reply Heather Ludlam August 2, 2016 at 10:27 am

    A DREAM come true! !!

  • Reply Mariana Bow August 2, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Ah, love!!! Too too excited for the book, know y’all have been working so hard on it!

  • Reply Nancy Werbeck August 2, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Stop looking I love the name ”JG BLT”. I would like to be on the team. Please pick me!!!!

  • Reply Juliet Faas August 2, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Sooo excited for this book!! It is going to be amazing! Would LOVE to be a part of the JG launch team!!

  • Reply Michelle Jurgens August 2, 2016 at 10:53 am

    How cool! Love the cover of the book! Can’t wait to the see the inside while eating bacon nachos! Congrats!

  • Reply Kristy Eastman August 2, 2016 at 11:07 am

    CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you all! I am looking forward to reading your story!! Love your show. Hoping to make it down sometime to see your place!!

  • Reply Michelle Pheiffer August 2, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Over the moon excited for y’all’s book!!! I can’t wait!!! ? to two of the most talented ladies around!!!

  • Reply Anita Hoefle August 2, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I cant wait to read JG book. Ive followed you’ll for so long I already feel like Im a part of JG!!!

  • Reply Cassandra Ruiz August 2, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Congratulations ladies? Waitin’ for my lil’ piece of Wonder and Wander. Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for following your Junk Gypsy dreams? #JGBLT is yummy! Can’t wait to share my dos centavos, should I be added to the BLT.

  • Reply Elizabeth Cerda August 2, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Excited for ya’ll and can’t wait read the book!!! I’ll be spreading the news!!!!

  • Reply Debbie galante August 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Already order my book! Can’t wait to receive it. Keep on junking on.

  • Reply CARYN SIMINO August 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I am sooo EXCITED for you both and your whole family and team behind the scenes! Can’t wait to get the book and hope to help you all in any way I can promoting you. I already follow you on Pinterest and talk up a storm everywhere I go about what you all do for anyone who hasn’t seen or heard. BeSt WiSheS!
    Caryn Simino
    Rustic Angel Designs

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 17, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      THANK you sooo much for all of the support!!! amie is ADDICTED to pinterest so i’m sure y’all are up on the pinterest in the middle of the night at the same time! we truly appreciate the word of mouth and the social support!!

  • Reply Audra Roddy August 2, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Yes ma’am where do I sign up at? I’ve already preordered the book but I’d LOVE to read it sooner

  • Reply Kathie Truitt August 2, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I entered my essay on why I want to be on the Launch Team. Crossing my fingers and promoting even if I’m not picked.

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      thanks sooo much for applying!! our publisher is reviewing all of the folks…we hope to be able to announce next week!!

  • Reply Cindy August 3, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Team name suggestion: Dreamblazers!

  • Reply Mary August 3, 2016 at 6:57 am

    So excited for the book I leave watched you on tv but would love something tangible excited for the release!!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      the book has been a longggg time dream of ours for exactly that reason…something tangible! so glad you’re excited too!!

  • Reply Allison Dredla August 3, 2016 at 9:54 am

    How do you apply? This is crazy exciting and motivating!

  • Reply Janet Lawson August 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    So excited for this book..LOVIN me some Junk Gypsy..

  • Reply Tamara LeFevre August 4, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Congratulations Ladies! I’m so excited for you AND to read the book.. I’ve been riding on your magic carpet for awhile now. You looked lovely as can be on the cover of Cowgirl and you’re so inspiring I had to buy a copy and a copy of Where Women Create Business and I’ve pre-ordered your book from Amazon. And to think that I could get to read it before October! Your family is amazing and you’re so creative. I would LOVE to be able to help promote your book. Thank you for the chance to share in your dreams. It’s gonna be a GREAT success! Wishing you all the BEST blessings…

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      thanks soooo much for being on the magic carpet ride with us!!! and for all of the support!!!! we can’t waittttt for the book to come out and to hear what y’all think!!

  • Reply Jo Ramos August 6, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Don’t know if anyone else has suggested this, but, how about Gypsy Junkies?

  • Reply Lizanne Tanaro August 9, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Always love your Instagram and FB posts. Can’t wait for the book!!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      So great to hear!!! thanks so much for coming along on the ride with us!!!

  • Reply Valerie Harrington August 10, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Pre ordered the book in July! Can’t wait to read it! Congratulations and best wishes!

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 17, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      thanks soooo much for the pre-order!!! XXOO!

  • Reply SusieSkuravy August 10, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    I started junkin’since with my grams when I was in the 1st grade. Every Saturday we went to the Shhhhhh store (theSalvation Army) we got furniture, clothes,books. I’v been doing it ever since. I have followed you for years. I never miss coming by during Warrenton/Roundtop. I am now retired and spend way more time Junkin’since and repurposing. I never expect to be as good as you and your family, but it is my Joy, Fun, and passion. Can’t wait for your book. See you in October. Susie

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 17, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      oh girl. we have spent many many hours in the salvation army and the goodwill! thanks so much for loving what we do!!

  • Reply Dawny B August 10, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    Happy for you. So Excited!

  • Reply Jennifer R August 11, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Can’t wait to read the book!! I would love the opportunity to be on the launch team and tell everyone about it- super excited!

  • Reply Broken Blog Girl August 17, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Y’all!!! So when will the JGBLT be chosen? The wait is just…interminable! Hard to Handle! Let’s get this show on the Wandering Road!

    Luv y’all about as much as biscuits & gravy,

    • Reply Jolie Sikes August 17, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      heyyyy there!!! our publisher is currently reviewing all of the applications! we hope to be able to announce by next week!! luvvvvv ya back!!!!!!

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