Monday, December 27, 2010

Hope you all had a fun, filled Merry Christmas and Santa brought you what your heart desired!

We had our family Christmas at our house this year, and we had over 25, that of which were 10 little kids ranging from 2yrs to 9!!! Now THAT is alot of Holiday Cheer!!!

You know, that is what makes Christmas such a special holiday......celebrating the birth of our sweet baby Jesus, and the laughter and excitment of children opening presents and waiting for Santa to come!!!! This year our grandson being 2 yrs. old was really Fun, and he is what fills our heart and home with sooooooo much love at Christmas!!!

Now, I am in the "RACE" to get as much done as I can before leaving for Canton Wed.!!! Needless to say, all of my Christmas decorations will be staying up for a few more day's or weeks..........maybe I should just say, I hope to get it all down by Valentines Day!! LOL!

We will be having alot of January mark downs this month in Canton, soooooo if you are tired of the shopping malls, and would like to find some fun, unique treasures, come out and spend the New Years with The Girls Gone Junkin in Canton.....Texas that is!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Cathy an Deidra aka GGJ

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Reflections on our year.......

Hope your stockings are hung by your chimney with care, the presents are wrapped, and the smell of Christmas baking fills the air.........Deidra did get tires back on their truck, and is out " POWER SHOPPING " as I type this post!!! I did finish my shopping, presents are wrapped, and the fun will begin Christmas Eve when our son and his family get here on Friday! Can't wait to spend Christmas Eve with our sweet lil grandson.....and mom and dad! LOL

I can't help but reflect on what a fun filled, good year we have had! We want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT, to our friends, family members, and most of all our wonderful customers and GGJ followers who support what we love to do! This past year, we moved to a bigger location, and it has been soooooooo nice to not have to set up and tear down each and every month......our customers followed us along our way, and we have met so many new ones too! We were chosen as one of the "top" shopping spots in Canton, along with four other great vendors, and we will all be in an article that features Canton shopping spots, in the June issue of Southern Living!!!!

That is an exciting thing for us two junkin girls from lil ole Keller Texas back in the day! LOL!!!!!!!!! I can't forget too, our story of how we started our business being featured as one of MANY in the book, A Cup Of Cappucino For The Entrepreneur's Spirit by Jeretta Nord.

Yes, there are days during the month that we are running around like two crazy people, trying to finish projects, paint furniture make jewelry etc. etc. and get it all ready for Canton, but in reflecting back on our year, we are truly BLESSED!!! We can't wait to see what our new year holds for The Girls Gone Junkin!!!!

Last, but not least I must give a big SHOUT OUT to Woody and Betty, for letting us stay with them as we were working on our new booth, Steve, Craig, and Brian for helping us with the labor it took to get the booth ready! We appreciate it soooooo much! And, without Sue, Jerrie, Pam and Brenda our booth would not be the same!



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Well, to say the least I have had an eventful morning, and it is only 8:49am. We woke up this morning only to have one of our vehicles up on blocks...Now if that isn't bad is blocking the driveway and I cannot get my vehicle out of the driveway. Had to get my son a ride to school and make arrangements for after school pickup. Police said that several were hit in our neighborhood the past few weeks.... Today, I was planning to get ALL the rest of my Christmas shopping done....well, guess not. Now, we have to figure out a way to get it off the blocks and get it to a tire store to get new tires and rims.....Merry Christmas to me right?

Hey, It could be mom had surgery yesterday and everything turned out fine, and my sister Diann is doing better now that she has been on dialysis for a couple of weeks....still waiting for the kidney transplant.

Today, I guess I will work on Canton goodies. I have got some great new pendants that I really have enjoyed working on. I think I have "glittered till' I can't glitter no more". Hope you all can make it to Canton at the end of this month. Hopefully the weather will be as good as the last one. I think I heard Cathy and Sue talking about having an area of sale items. Be sure to check that out, I'm sure there will be some great finds! I hope that each and everyone of you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Till' next time...


Monday, December 13, 2010

Hope you all have had a Merry Monday!!! I think I am finally through with my Christmas decorating! Sometimes, I just have to make myself STOP and switch gears! Soooo, now I guess I will finish my shopping, and start wrapping! I can't believe that Christmas is less then 2 weeks away! I do love the season, but sometimes I have to just " BREATHE" and remind myself that all will get done, and remember the "reason for the season"!

Hugs.......Cathy aka GGJ

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Home Holiday Decor.

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon will be there!!! Awwwwww, I am breathing a little sigh of relief now as I am almost finished decorating for Christmas!!! I was in a bit of a panic a few days ago though! Today, hubby and I went and picked out a real tree as last year after Christmas, I donated our tree to the Goodwill! It was beginning to look like Charlie Browns tree, a bit sad!!!! I hope all of you are getting ready for Christmas, and are checking your list!!!! Now, that is one thing I still have to do, make my list and start shopping!!! That is on my Monday list!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Back from a wonderful, Canton weekend!!!! The weather was perfect for this time of year, and the shoppers were in the Holiday Shopping Spirit!!! There was just one little "clitch" in the system so to say.........we were late opening on Thur. morning due to a phone alarm malfunction! Sooooo, if you were one of the "early bird shoppers" and we were not there, we are so sorry that you had to come back! But sure glad you did!!!

Now, it is time to make our list, pull out the Christmas decor. and get it "going on" in time for Christmas......I am feeling a tad bit "over whelmed" this morning!!!! If I could just borrow a few of Santa's Helpers........LOL! Enjoy your day!

Cathy and Deidra

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving day.........

Happy Sunny Saturday.....I hope you all had a great, fun filled Thanksgiving!!! While my sweet lil grandson is watching some cartoons, thought I would do a quick little blog update!!! Deidra and I will be heading out to Canton a day early this month so we can get the booth in the Christmas spirit!! We have soooooo many gift items this month for that special teacher, friend or family member......most under $20.00! Sooooo, hope you are making that list and checking it twice, and planning to visit us in Canton next week!!!! The weather looks great.....................and we just can't wait, so make that list, and don't be late!!!!!

Thought I would share a few pics from our family Thanksgiving dinner.....enjoy!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Count Down to Turkey Day......I am ready, are you???? I so enjoy Thanksgiving!!! We always go to my Aunt Debbies, who is not only like my big sis, but also rates right up there with Martha Stewart in the cooking and decorating dept.!!!! There will be lot's of family, great food, fun and much love!!!!! I am sooooo thankful we have held on to this family tradition!
Sometimes we might not thank so, but we all have soooooo much to be Thankful for! Besides my family, I am sooooooo THANKFUL that God has allowed me to do what I love at this time in my 56 yrs. "young", most people are dreaming of retirement, and I am just getting started!!! LOL......I love being able to have a business with a dear friend "Deidra", and we both are soooooo Thankful for our customers and friends who support us.....without you, we would not be where we are today!!! I will close with wishing all of you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving, and among the hustle, bustle, I hope you too take a minute to look at all you have to be thankful for in your little world!!! God Bless..................and oh yea, I did get my Halloween decor packed up! LOL
Cathy aka Girls Gone Junkin

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I have to say that I have been a little stressed this past week. I have only gotten bead drops made for Canton. That is all! So, if you are needing bead drops, please stop by our booth...we will have plenty. LOL! On a more serious note, my oldest sister Diann is in the process of a kidney transplant and one of my other sisters Denise will be the donor(if the rest of the testing goes as good as it has been.) Please keep them both in your prayers, and lets hope for a new kidney by Christmas. Yesterday started out at 6:50 with a phone call from Diann needing something...I got out of bed, got my son ready for school, we go to the garage, get in the truck and start pulling out, and the garage door falls on the hood of my truck....(just made the second payment this week).... after a few "choice" words, we make it out of the garage and off to school. I get to my sisters, call her and tell her that I am there and to answer the door. She says OK. Now I am in shorts and a t-shirt, and flip is 40 something degrees. I wait and no answering at the door. I call two more times and she says ok. Still no answer. Finally I remembered she had given me a key earlier this month, and I used that. She is sitting in her bedroom just waiting for me. I said "why didn't you open the door" she said "I didn't know you were here." Okay, I knew she had either just went crazy or was really sick. I get her dressed and head to my house to get dressed. Pull up into the drive way and my youngest golden retriever is out running the neighborhood. I get her back in the house, get dressed and head to the hospital. My sisters kidney function is down to 5% working. They say that they get confused and disoriented when this happens, now this explains why she didn't answer the door. Diann went in to surgery for an emergency port for Dialysis last night around 5:00pm. She is having her first dialysis today. Let's hope that this will work until she gets her new kidney. Please, keep her in your thoughts. Thanks for listening, and I hope everyone has a really "thankful" Thanksgiving. I love you Diann!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wellll, I am still under the weather, and I am really gettin tired of being "sick an tired"! I do believe that is words from a good country song some where along the way!! LOL....I am on the mends I think......went to the Dr. yesterday, got a shot, and a Z pack! I must say though, this has forced me to slow down a gear or two!!!

Anyway, thought I would share some pics of a favorite booth in Canton......Margaret and Lilly! Now these are two talented ladies who have been in this "junkin" business a long time! They can find some of the coolest treasures! We don't have time to make it over to their booth every month, but they toooooo love Halloween and we did get some great pics of their creations last month! Sooooooo, the next time you are in Canton, be sure and pay them a visit......after you come and see us! LOL!@ Oh yea, their booth in located in the new City Bld. right behind Row 46

Happy Junkin.....Cathy aka GGJ

Monday, November 15, 2010

Well, I think I MIGHT be bouncing back from this head cold.....thinks to mucho Mucinex!!!! I have soooooo much to do before Thanksgiving and our next Canton show! But, I just decided not to "STRESS" about it......even though my Halloween decor. is still out!!!

I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN, YES......I KNOW I CAN.......get it all done!!! I do believe though that putting away the Halloween decor should be first on my list! If I don't get that done, I am just going to have to mix the Christmas decorations and start a new trend in holiday decor........" Trick or Treat"...."Trim the Tree".....Santa please come visit me!!!@ LOL

Today I did go through some of my "vintage" christmas pics from when I was a little girl and thought I would share as we have not decorated our booth for Christmas yet!!

Hope you have had a Marvelous Monday!

Cathy aka GGJ

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hope you have all enjoyed your weekend! Today, I have had "major head conjestion", so decided to just stay in my p.j.'s and rest!!! Sooooo, if you know of a miracle cure for an old fashioned head cold, please let me know!!!! I REALLY don't have time for this if ya know what I mean!!! Most of you know from our previous post, that we were in an arts and craft show yesterday......WELLLLLLLLL, I just have to say, some things we decide to do are good choices, and some are NOT so good, and some.........ARE REALLY NOT GOOD!!! Just curious if any of you have ever found your junkin self in that position??? All I have to say is that yesterday was a REALLLLLL LONGGGGG DAYYYYYY!!! You know, Deidra and I LOVE what we do!!! We are starting our 4th year in our GGJ Business, and have been blessed in sooooo many ways in such a short period of time......but once in a while we laugh and say to each other, "What were we thinkin"? I believe that is a title in a song...LOL!
We always love hearing from you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thought I might just say a couple of things to add to Cathy's post....
Well, we will have some jewelry, but the "new" stuff will not be here in time....I will be sure and have it at the next Canton show...sorry. There will still be lots and lots of goodies for everyone to enjoy! Hope to see you there!
On another note...can I just vent for a minute? Is Dancing with the Stars not enough? Now they are going to have Skating with the Stars? Please, I cannot take anymore! Not only are these people already rich, AND have a career....they get paid for doing these shows too? AND, they all get skinner in the process!....... Just saying.......
While we work our tales off physically, and mentally at our "junkin jobs", it seems I can never get ahead (or lose weight).?*?*?.
Maybe we "junkers" should come up with some sort of Junking with the Stars show and we can trade out being the host and all get rich. How does that sound? Okay enough said...just had to get that off of my chest.....:)
Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Guess it is time for a blog update since Halloween is over and all the stores are full of Christmas decor now!! I must admit though, I have not put my Halloween decor up yet and just hope I have time to pack it up before Thanksgiving!!! Since our Canton weekend, I had a birthday, went to Austin to see our sweet grandson and the family, and Deidra and I are also getting ready to be in a show this Saturday in Keller Tx. at the "Pointe"!!! NOW you know why my Halloween decor is still up! LOL
For those of you that live in the Metroplex or Keller area, Ihope you will come out and see us this Saturday from 9-6 at the Pointe in Keller......we will have lot's of great gift items for Christmas, along with some new jewelry!!! Have a GREAT WEEK!!!!
Cathy and Deidra ........Girls Gone Junkin

Monday, November 1, 2010

Good Morning everyone! I have been up early this morning since about 6, and usually the day after Canton, I am still in a "Canton Coma". Not sure why I have so much energy this morning, but I am going to take advantage of it. I am recovering quickly from gallbladder surgery, but I did get a little tired working this past week. Thanks to all of you who checked up on me.
We had so much fun this weekend at Canton and enjoyed everyone's company. You shoppers were so much fun! We all enjoyed dressing up for two days, but by the third...we just couldn't do it again. Our faces were a little "dry" from the makeup and our wigs were getting very "itchy".... But, we are already looking forward to the next Halloween! Now we are going to have to kick in into high gear and get ready for Christmas. There will only be 1 more Canton before Christmas...can you believe that? So get ready to come shop with us for some great stocking stuffers and do your holiday shopping!.....Till' next time!
Deidra and Cathy
Girls Gone Junkin'

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thought I would give all of our blogger junkin friends a quick update before we head out to Canton in the morning!!! We are soooo excited that the weather forcast is for beautiful, sunny, and cooler fall days......we will be staying open later on Friday and Saturday since this is one of our busier weekends......will not close until the last shopper drops..LOL!! We will also be in costume Fri. and Sat. as we LOVE to dress up for Halloween!!!! So hope you are planning to "Trick or Treat" with us for some " Yummy, mummy" fun and shopping!!!



Saturday, October 23, 2010

Rainy, stormy day makes for a "good" day for a blog update!!!! Deidra is doing great after her emergency gall bladder surgery a few days ago, and is planning on being in Canton!!! I think she is worried about me being in charge of the register and cc machine!! LOL! She was not able to go with me to set up at the Gilded Life event yesterday in Dallas but a big shout out to my sister in law Pam for helping me out!!! She is the one who designs and does the old windows and doors that we sell!!! The Gilded Life is just flat wonderful.......Thanks Shea and Debbie for inviting us to be a part of this wonderful event!!! Ya'll have got to check out their web site and read about the 100 yr. old church in Dallas that they had restored and is now where they live!!! BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING is all I can say!!!!! is the web site
For me though the most exciting part of the weekend is that our Texas Rangers are on their way to the World Series!!!! Sooooo I will end this post with ................................................

GO RANGERS!!!!! Cathy aka GGJ

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Before I "retire" for the night, thought I would update our blog and try to post some pics from our Hico Show!!! Since our Hico show we have been busy getting ready for another venue that we were invited to set up in.......the group is know as A Gilded Life and it is being held tomorrow night in a 100 yr. old church that has been converted into a house where Shea who is the host for the event lives!!! The church is located in downtown Dallas and from the pics I have seen is quite fabulous!!!! Now for the not so fab news........Deidra was in the E.R. all night and had to have emergency gallbladder surgery today!!! The surgery went well and she is back home tonight, but will not be able to go to the show tomorrow night or Canton next week!!!! Needless to say, I was a little on the STRESSED side today, but the most important thing is she is O.K.!!!! Now you know how we love Halloween, and I will really miss her in Canton next week and the fact that she will not be there to join in the costume attire Sat. Guess I will just be one lone Goul Gone Junkin!!!

Sooooooo, say a prayer that she will have a speedy recovery, and that I will NOT screw up the register to bad next week!!!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Back from a fun, filled weekend in Hico at the Homestead Show!!! The weather was beautiful, and it was so nice to see some of our friends and customers from Canton come out for the show!!! Even Jewel, the singer came out to check out the show and shop!!! That was pretty exciting! Even though I did not get to see her as I was helping a customer when she was in our booth. Our friend Denis from Ruby Grace's was reallllllllllllllllll excited as she purchased a vintage prom dress from him! Be sure and check out his blog for the full story!!!
Will post pics later! Have a good night, and one last thing, GO RANGERS!!!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hope you have all had a great weekend and were able to get outside and enjoy some beautiful, fall weather!!! Deidra and I have been working since Canton to get ready for our show in Hico Tx. next weekend! Owners Mike and Brenda of the Homestead work hard putting this venue together

and we feel fortunate to be a part of this show, as the vendors are chosen by invitation only!

Some of the other vendors that you may be familiar with are Willows Nest, Shabby Y, and Ruby Grace's!!! These are just a few of the many talented vendors that will be there!!!! No matter what your "junkin" style, there is something there for everyone and the weather is looking beautiful and fall like............Soooooooo, grab your junkin peeps, and head on over to Hico this Friday or Saturday for a fun, filled day of shoppin! When you are shopped out, you can walk over to the Texas famous Koffee Kup restaurant for some good ole home cookin! They say the homemade pies are out of this world!!!! I think after this blog, I need a SNACK...............

Cathy aka GGJ

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Don't ya just LOVE this fall weather we are having???? It is my favorite time of year for junkin, and in Canton......thought I would share a few pics of our last weekend! We have some of the most wonderful customers and even their pets seem to like shopping!!!! Happy Fall Ya'll..................