To say I’m a huge fan of HGTV’s Fixer Upper is probably a bit of an understatement.
If you’re ever looking for me on a Tuesday night at 9pm, you will find me sitting in front of a TV watching the latest episode.
I can’t quite pinpoint one thing in specific that drew me to the show. Instead, I think it was a combination of things:
- Joanna’s eye for design
- Chip’s antics and Joanna’s patience
- How this husband and wife team truly seems to bring out the best in each other
- The love Chip and Jo express, not only for their work and for each other, but also for their four kids
As a result, I’ve been a Joanna Gaines fan since the pilot episode aired. I love watching the transformation that takes place with each renovation Chip and Jo tackle together. I love watching how Joanna thoughtfully decorates/stages each home. And, I love watching for new ideas or tips on how to decorate or fix up my own home.
Here’s the thing, I’m kind of a decorating nerd (for lack of a better word). I love hunting through antique stores for hidden treasures to bring home. I think moving furniture around is fun. And I enjoy the challenge of making a space “pretty.” Basically, I love making a house feel like a home.
So, naturally, when Joanna Gaines wrote a book (along with Chip), I wanted to read it. And I did- twice.
And both times I cried.