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Magnolia Classroom Makeover


  A few weeks ago, we partnered with a local magazine, the Wacoan, to give a teacher here in Waco a complete classroom makeover. Locals quickly nominated Ms. Nixon, a math teacher at Tennyson Middle School. Our team came up…

August Magnolia Makeover


Thank you to all who entered our AUGUST #magnoliamakeover! It was a tough choice, but for this month our winner is @kelseybell_ampd! Kelsey entered as a surprise for her parents to get their dining room updated, and I loved the…

Fresh Banana Bread


I can’t believe it’s almost time to get the kids ready to head back to school. The very first day of class we are all so excited that we’re kind of running around in circles. I’m putting lunches together and…

Go Get 'Em


  Blog by Chip Gaines I’ve always been a coach at heart, and when JoJo and I had kids, I knew that was only gonna intensify. They really are my pride and joy. I loved cheering them on in the…

Our Second Fixer Upper


  Quote from The Magnolia Story The second house Chip and I ever lived in is where I kind of hit my stride with decor and design. You’ll read all about it in The Magnolia Story, but in the meantime,…

Paint Stories Volume V: Neutrals


  The most beautiful neutrals are those that are soft, timeless and subtle enough to really let your family’s story be the focal point of the space. These five colors, Antique Rose, Carter Creme, Soft Landing, Ella Rose and True…

July Magnolia Makeover

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  Well, a month has come and gone and it’s time to announce our JULY #MagnoliaMakeover winner! Our winner this month is @chrismajormills! Christine submitted her master bedroom as her entry in hopes of having a space for her and…

Taking a Break


  Home is my retreat at the end of a long day. Not because I love our house, which I do, or because that’s where my greenhouse is, which I love. But because home is where my family is. And…

Book Excerpt: The Baylor Wash ‘N Fold


Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing a few excerpts from the book and bringing you with us down memory lane as we retell fun throwback stories from before marriage, early marriage and even one of our first fixers….

Chip as a Dad


  If you walk into my house and hear my kids squealing, it is most likely that Chip has started a round of “tickle torture” with the kids. When Chip and I were dating, I used to wonder what he…


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