No, I’m not tearing down walls (well, actually, there has been some literal demolition going down, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today). Recently one of my favorite shows ended. It’s called Fixer Upper – you may have heard of it. If you haven’t, it is a home renovation show, where Chip and Joanna Gaines turn a run-down, beaten up, sad looking house into a dream home for their client.
It was a sad day when it ended because over the five seasons of Fixer Upper Chip and Jo became people who I wanted to keep up with, who I wanted to know better all the time, and who became great examples with a wholesome mission.
One thing you’ll gather in any episode is that Chip Gaines absolutely loves demo day. It’s when the project officially gets started. It’s the first noticeable step to making the dream a reality. So, when I happened to be browsing the Magnolia website (the magnolia is the symbol of their business) trying to pick out what I wanted – and narrow it down to one thing – I chose the demo day t-shirt for three reasons.
One, because I love how enthusiastic Chip was about that particular day. Two, I thought there was a deeper meaning to demo day than simply gutting a house. And three, because when I looked at the description of the shirt, it said basically the same thing. It said, “#demoday is more than just a day in the renovation process. When you believe you could use a little less clutter in your life, and that putting a little extra muscle into your work is always worth it, any day can be demo day.” Well, that confirmed it. I had to buy the shirt. We were made for each other. 😉
Since I’m already here, I thought I’d throw in a couple more things I got for my birthday! We all know I live for a good mug, so my mom got me this one:
Everything from the Magnolia shop seems to be very well made, so it just feels nice to hold in my hands (#mugnerd). I also got the comfiest sweatshirt in all the land from my sister.
Hopefully this is only the beginning of my collection, and by the end of the year you can just call me Joanna Gaines. Ha.
Really, I have such respect for Chip, Jo, and their vision for their businesses and their lives. They want to help people create home. Where family is, where the most important things happen and memories are made. However much fame or popularity the Gaines family gets, I respect their consistent message of family, a life well-loved, and hard work. And also #demoday.
Until next time. xx