Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall Workshop With Joanna Gaines

A couple of the adorable moms at my school went to Baylor with Chip Gaines.
So when the pilot of Fixer Upper was made for HGTV, Baylor fans publicized it from the Baylor Proud webpage - here

I missed the pilot but I recorded the first episode of their first season and I was hooked. 
HGTV has needed some new programing for a while and this is fabulous. 
My brother, a Baylor alumni, ran into the couple at a fun shop in Waco called Laverty's Antiques and Furnishings. 
If you have seen the show you might remember the episode where Chip stripped down to his skivvies and put on a tool belt. I think that was filmed inside Laverty's.
Dave said they were incredibly nice people. 
(Nice people who don't cuss and scream at each other on T.V. That's a concept) 
We love this show.
 I've written about it here and here and I created a Pinterest board for images from the show and Joanna's blog. 
See my pins here.
This board has tripled my number of Pinterest followers and lately it is the highest keyword entry statistic on my blog. 

I love the episode where Chip wreaked his birthday jeep. It made me feel so much better about getting a dent in my brand new truck that was less than 24 hours old.
That was not my favorite day. How did that tree get there?

Joanna's Instagram had an announcement that she is having a workshop this fall in Waco.
 Waco is less than two hours away so my sister in law and I are going. 
I haven't been this excited since my brother, Rob and I, fist bumped Larry Hagman. 

You might recognize my brother from his appearance on the Squawk Box on CNBC last Thursday. 
 Chances are you didn't see it, but I'm taking this as a perfect opportunity to brag about my little brother. ;)

We are all so proud of him.

The workshop is October 30th.
I'm not sure if it is tagged fall because it will be about fall decor or because it takes place during the fall.
Either way it should be tons of fun and you will hear all about it.
That is all the exciting news.

Linking with,
Metamorphosis Monday 
A Stoll Thru Life 
Coastal Charm
Cedar Hill Farmhouse   
Savvy Southern Style


  1. I got that email today!! Thinking about going.

  2. Lucky you, Katie! I love the show and their style and I'd go too if it wasn't clear across the country!

  3. I am in CT or I would sign up for the workshop. I almost stopped watching HGTV because I am tired of House Hunters. I LOVE this show because it shows real people and real houses. I miss a lot of the older shows on HGTV and I really miss Sarah Richardson. Hopefully HGTV will come to their senses and fix this.

    1. I hope they are starting too. I browsed through the line up today, There are one or two new shows but most of the same old thing.

  4. I Love that show, hooked, such a cute and kind couple. Love their kiddos too! I have friends who live in Waco, went to Baylor, as did their children. Such a cool area! Hope you are able to do the workshop!! Blessings, Cindy

  5. I love that show! I remember first seeing it this past summer and even blogged about it. Since then, I've noticed everyone else talking about it too. I'm excited about the new season starting again. You are so lucky to get to go their workshop! I hope you'll share some pics of that day. Pretty neat that your brother was on tv too!

  6. I love this show, too. Lucky you ! I would love to go to the workshop, but NC is just as little to far away! I had also given up on HGTV, but I do watch this show (the only show I watch).

  7. Their show is a breath of fresh air for HGTV and I'm so glad they are filming season 2!! You are lucky to live so close so you can go to her workshop...have fun and make sure you share your experience!!

  8. That's so exciting, Katie! I love that show. They are so down to earth. Can't wait to read about the workshop. Great photo with Larry Hagman - Wow! And your bro on CNBC is awesome!

  9. Fixer Upper is one of my favorite shows! I love that they love each other so much and are so cute!! How cool that you are so close!!! I'm so envious :)