mind confetti. the New York Times Best Sellers List.

November 17, 2016

the best of times. the worst of times. but the New York Times Best Sellers List is pretty much the publishing world’s Holy Grail all the time. when we started this process over a year ago, our publisher was very clear that we shouldn’t gauge the success of our book by whether we reached the NYTBSL or not. that it was a complicated process and dependent on a myriad of factors that we really didn’t have control over.

and just as he was explaining all of this…we were already setting our sights on that unreachable/unattainable accolade. one that, we knew, was completely reachable because we had something not everyone has. we had fellow junk gypsies far and wide…kindred spirits that drank the flea market kool-aid right along with us years and years ago. we had Y’ALL. from state to state. from sea to shining sea. and y’all had our backs. and we THANK YOU.

because the night before we left for our big Tennessee weekend (more about that later), we found out that we had, indeed, made the NYTBSL (a completely non-legit acronym). there was no confetti flying through the air, nor silly string, not even balloons, and oddly, oprah didn’t call, or katie couric. it took a few days for the news to actually sink in. for us to actually realize that our book was on the New York Times Best Sellers List. and before i knew it, all of those things started flying through the air in my mind. which may or may not make me a little unstable. it’s true. i’ve been seeing imaginary confetti exploding every time i hear the word “bestseller”. and i think katie called my cell in my dream the other night.

and then i did this subtle little screen shot in case it all goes away…

{junk gypsy co.}

because whoever thought that a couple of junkers from texas could call themselves New York Times Best Selling authors? dream big, my friends. dream. big.

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  • Reply LINDA S. MAY November 17, 2016 at 3:36 pm


  • Reply Nancy K November 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Read your book, still think about when I need a happy place to visit at work. Great ideas, happy and positive inspiration about using my creative side. Thanks, keep it coming

  • Reply Karly Woods November 17, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    That is sooo great! Texas girls really do kick a$$! xo

  • Reply Julie Enderle November 17, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    SO MUCH congratulations to you beautiful ladies, ❤️you ARE daughters of the most High, sooo, you know, TNYTBSL is really such as ‘pat for the course’ …. just a little thing …but then again life IS “the little things” ? You INSPIRE so many! God BLESS you so much more ❣️

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm

      yessssss…we are so thankful! THANK you and God bless you too!! 😉

  • Reply Regina Myerscough November 17, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    You two are amazing and we love everything you do!!! Please, please,please bring your show back as soon as you can ,so we can get our Junk Gypsy FIX!!!!! The book is TERRIFIC and we are not surprised it is a best seller!!!
    Hugs to you both and Congratulations????

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      THANK you so much!!! ya really never know what we’re going to do next! ha…we’ll keep you posted!

  • Reply Rebecca Murray November 17, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Congrats Jolie and Aimee!!! Have your book on my “old suitcase” coffee table in front of me! So proud of you two and your family. Planning to visit Your store in April/May! Can’t wait! ???????

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      awww that’s awesome!!! love that DIY!!!! yes, come see us!!!

  • Reply Susan Curtis November 17, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Get out a town!!! NYTBSL!!!!!! I bought the book as an iBook and it is just a beautiful. Love the diff between an adventure and ordeal. 🙂 Thanks for helping us dream big.

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 21, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      wooohoooo!!! thanks for dreaming with us!!!!

  • Reply Jo Ellen Schermerhorn November 18, 2016 at 8:12 am

    You all should really bring your show back on TV! I miss seeing you girls, you are such an inspiration! !! I live in upstate NY ,lots of country up here but once lived in Nacogdoches, Texas and I just loved it. Love Love you girls ! Just sayin!!!♡♡

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      ahhhh good ole nac! deep in the heart of texas! thank you so much!!!

  • Reply Lynnett Ratchford November 18, 2016 at 8:47 am

    You go, girls! I loved the book and enjoy the style even though it’s a little bit of a bubble off-level for my taste. I still appreciate the creativity. It thrills my soul that people are still writing and reading real books! God bless you and God bless Texas.

  • Reply Rhondaroo November 18, 2016 at 10:48 am


    First the Hippie and the Cowboy, now ya’ll — this family is leaving quite a legacy of love and inspiration.
    (Cash Baker and Indie for Presidents!)
    Seriously though. Congrats. <3
    Hard-earned and well-deserved. xoxox

    • Reply Jolie Sikes November 21, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      THANK you sooo much!!! we are sooo thankful!!!

  • Reply sandra rodden November 21, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Hi I love your show currently screening here in New Zealand, can I buy your book? Not sure how I would go about it, can you give me details please, thankyou

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