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The Magnolia Story – Chip & Joanna Gaines

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★★★★ ½

Don’t quit, and don’t give up. The reward is just around the corner.

There’s something just so satisfying about watching Fixer Upper – the selection of the houses, the making of the plans and then seeing the end result.

Ahh. Perfection.

But what we see on TV isn’t nearly the whole story.

There was a lot of blood, sweat and tears that went into the picture perfect episodes.

If you can’t find happiness in the ugliness, you’re not going to find it in the beauty, either.

This book covers the lives of Chip and Joanna – from their childhoods to when they met to their marriage to landing a reality TV show.

I told myself that I was going to live the rest of my life as if it were Saturday.

All in all, this is the kind of book that leaves you feeling satisfied.

It’s got a great message and tone throughout. They never sound preachy, or full of themselves, it’s just an honest and heartfelt peek into their lives.

I loved listening to their first ever renovation project and all of the quirks that came with it.

I also adored listening to Joanna talk about what it’s like balancing motherhood with her career – I really wish there were more positive people like her.

And, most of all, I love the love.

Their relationship reminds me so much of my own – it’s the quiet kind. The slow-building kind. The kind that sneaks up on you and warms you all over. The kind of fire that doesn’t go out.

Overall, I am really satisfied with this book.

It’s charming, sweet and has just the right level of sass!

Interested in this one from Chip & Joanna Gaines? Buy it here:  Amazon

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