My goodness...it seems like forever since I last sat down here and talked. What's that you say...it has been forever? I know...I know.
So much going on around here at the Casita de Trash, I hardly have time to catch my breath. You too huh? Yeah...this is a crazy time of year for all of us...and talk about crazy...you will never guess what we were up to (or should I say down at) this weekend. Instead of being covered in tinsel, glitter, and scotch tape...we were surrounded by tulle, perfume, and leather.
Oh you naughty boys and girls...I know what you're thinking, but no...not that. Cat Daddy and I made the trip to Round Top for the first ever Winter Junk Gypsy Prom. Can you say "Oh Law...Trash in a can-can!"?
Heidi...do you have any idea what a mischief maker Jackson is when he channels Buddy Holly?
I know I should have been decking the halls, but y'all know me....I can't resist a party...
and y'all also know Cat Daddy can't resist a photo op and we all know how the ladies can't resist him!
Animal magnetism with a splash of Hai Karate...what can I say?
"Be careful how you use it!"
They were lined up and waiting to bust a move!
I gotta stop here for a disclaimer. For any of y'all who might be thinking the Gypsies are sittin' pretty with their new HGTV show...think again. Sittin' is the last thing this family is getting to do these days!
I do believe they are working harder than rented mules, what with the show's filming schedule plus trying to get their brick and mortar store built. Sheesh...there is so much that goes into shooting just one episode...I can't begin to wrap my noggin around what they've been through getting 13 into the can.
(BTW...did any of y'all watch the sneak preview? What'd ya think?)
In addition to coordinating the entire event...down to primping the hall...there were interviews, prep work for another shoot this week, running back and forth...all while taking care of sick babies and being sick themselves, but in the world of show biz...there are no days off...the show must go on.
Walking in, we were hit with a blast of music from The John Evans Band and Baby Cakes...the show did go on and boy howdy...was it ever ON!
and a whole lotta tail feather shakin'!
Told to wear their junkiest prom attire, the 150+ guests complied...whole hog and whole hearted. It was a Texasified tangle of big hair, big hats, and big fun!
Folks came from miles around for this gaudy extravaganza and an extra, heapin' helpin' of whoppin' good times!
(Does she remind anyone else of "Jessie"? I swear up and down...she was just as tiny, but way cuter!)
Sisters On The Fly were representing and they were just so gosh darn cute! Their motto on their site reads "We have more fun than anyone." and let me tell ya...they were out to prove it. They asked everyone to write a short note to Amie and Jolie and presented the girls with a huge jar full of love notes. How sweet and thoughtful...right?
I'm telling y'all...SOTF girls are rootin' tootin' cute in fuzzy chaps!
I got tickled watching how many times the Gypsies had to replace kissed off lip gloss. That gloss was outside the purse more than it was in it 'cause that outhouse-turned-photo booth hasn't seen that much action since...well gosh I don't rightly know. I reckon since being replaced with indoor plumbing! All I do know is the line to get a photo and a kiss with the girls was stretched out for a mile...and so were the grins!
I don't know if I've ever told y'all, but I adore paper dresses. I think it's one of the most fanciful and beautiful art forms out there. Can you imagine my face when I got a load of this dress? Stunning is the only word to describe it...simply stunning.
Alas, being paper, it wasn't necessarily built to last...talk about a paper trail. Close to the end of the evening, I wondered if this gorgeous lady was going to be modeling her birthday suit, but the dress held up. I didn't find out who the tailor was, but BRAVO!
Hmmm...I wonder if Royer's had any pies go MIA last week.
.This creation was another of my faves. Queen of Hearts you ask? Nah...I dub thee The Queen of Tarts! Both of these ensembles deserved standing O's.
Look Ma...no pigtails!
See...I really was there...and no Janie isn't pretending like she doesn't
know see me. She's just a busy, busy woman. With the show, I don't know if there ever is down time for any of them.
Even Phillip takes a back seat to text messages....especially when there are sick, little ones back at home. Sigh...I wish I had got a good photo of the two of 'em dancing...best couple on the floor.
It was a duke's mixture of glam...with some of that glam even arriving in matched sets!
At the end of the night all I could think was...
CAN I GET A YEE TO THE HAW?
Lest y'all get to thinking ol' Trash has forgot about my little teaser a post or so back...fret not. A hint is hidden inside the tree of what else I've been cooking up besides Christmas cookies, but for now, it's time to take the...