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Chip and Joanna Gaines Have Another Job You Didn’t Know About
The hustle is real.
Mar 20, 2018
Chip & Joanna Gaines Have Exciting Plans For The Original Magnolia Store
Joanna Gaines loves a bargain, and the Fixer Upper star is about to sell a few of her own. Gaines announced she and husband Chip will reopen the original Waco location of the Magnolia Store as a “warehouse shop” this Thursday, PEOPLE reports. In a tweet on the main Magnolia account, they wrote “We’re re-opening our tried & true Little Shop on Bosque as a #MagnoliaWarehouseShop! It will be open Thursdays-Saturdays from 10am to 5p.m. starting Thurs., March 22nd.
Mar 19, 2018
You Won’t Believe This $5,000 Toilet and Other Gadgets from HTGV’s Smart Home
Eager for a high-tech toilet or a coffeemaker built into your bathroom cabinet? Well you’re in luck: The 2018 HGTV Smart Home in peaceful Palmetto Bluff, SC is officially up for grabs. The home was designed by Tiffany Brooks, whom you may remember as the winner of HGTV’s Design Star show back in 2013. Tom’s Guide took a tour inside the $1.
Mar 19, 2018
How Joanna Gaines Uses Instagram To Track Her Fitness Goals
Joanna Gaines is straight up health #goals. The Fixer Upper star, who recently announced her fifth pregnancy, started off the New Year with the announcement that she was going to work out every day for 21 days. She kept herself accountable by posting about it on Instagram every day, tallying up her workouts, which ranged from running on the treadmill to strength training. In each one, she sported the same pair of black Nike sneakers. Well better late than never.
Mar 17, 2018
You Have to See This Mom’s Fixer Upper Inspired Dollhouse Renovation
It all started when Kwandaa Roberts bought her 3-year-old daughter a dollhouse. The Philadelphia OBGYN wasn’t crazy about the cramped, pink-and-white version available to her little girl. That’s when she decided to take it into her own hands, and built a mini version of a Chip and Joanna Gaines reno.
Mar 16, 2018
Khloe Kardashian Registered For a $10,000 Crib And We Have Questions
Leave it to the Kardashians to turn a baby shower into a star-studded fete with enough ritzy gifts to fill a truck. And that’s just what the family did over the weekend to honor the last currently pregnant Kardashian, Khloe, for the impending arrival of her baby girl with boyfriend Tristan Thompson.
Mar 12, 2018
An Inside Look at St. George’s Chapel, Where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Married
Located on the bucolic grounds of Windsor Castle, St. George’s Chapel is an iconic property that was founded over 500 years ago. With a capacity of 800 guests, the setting is notably smaller than the 2000-seat Westminster Abbey, where Prince William wed Kate Middleton back in 2011. (According to PEOPLE, word is William actually did want to marry at St. George’s, however since it didn’t have a balcony for for newlywed kiss, the idea was shelved.
Mar 12, 2018
This Is a Baby Name Expert’s Top Guess For Chip & Jo’s Fifth Child
It’s not just the sex of Chip and Joanna Gaines’s new baby that’s causing quite the discussion. Now that the Waco duo has revealed their baby’s gender, the world is plotting away trying to determine what the little boy’s name will be. As any Fixer Upper superfan would know, the Gaines family already has two boys: Drake, 12, and Duke, 9. (There are also two little girls, Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 7.
Mar 9, 2018
Alexa Is Randomly Laughing and It’s Creeping People Out
We need to talk about Alexa. The Amazon virtual assistant seems to have taken a dark turn in recent days, emitting an evil-sounding laugh to some avid users, Buzzfeed reported on Monday. While it may seem harmless, imagine being curled up in bed about to doze off when a sinister laugh comes out of nowhere—not the most reassuring sound. One Twitter user was able to capture the strange laugh from Alexa on video.
Mar 7, 2018
Chip and Joanna Gaines Announce the Sex of Baby #5
Fixer-Upper superfans have been anxiously awaiting the news of Chip and Joanna Gaines’s fifth child’s sex, going as far to speculate that it’s a little girl named Evie. But the truth has finally come out, and it looks like it’s due to quick comment Chip made while at a golf tournament. “Alright, alright.. if we’re going to announce the gender of our #5th child. It might as well come from my new friend #Gage! Take it away my man.
Mar 7, 2018
Peek Inside the Chic Farmhouse Where Meghan Markle Had Her Bachelorette Weekend
Forget stretch Hummers and strippers in Vegas. In honor of her upcoming nuptials to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle celebrated with a spa-themed bridal shower this past weekend.
Mar 6, 2018
Here’s How Regular People Can Attend the Royal Wedding
Congrats, my fellow plebes: we can score a spot at the royal wedding. Last week, Kensington Palace announced that 2600 guests will score the highly-coveted invites invites to the grounds of Windsor Castle for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day, which is set to go down on May 19th. The lucky 2600 can catch a glimpse of the bride and groom’s arrival to St. George’s Chapel, and watch as they depart the castle for their carriage procession through Windsor, CNN reports.
Mar 5, 2018
Khloe Kardashian Has a Workout Closet, And It’s a Sight to Behold
Everyone’s got an opinion on the Kardashian empire, but you’ve got to admit they know a thing or two about organization. And Khloe is the most meticulous of them all, keeping her closets and drawers (yes, plural) organized by color and item. “I don’t have a husband, so I have an extra closet all to myself,” Khloe says in her organizational video series, KHLO-C-D. (Yeah, not the most sensitive title ever.
Mar 3, 2018
The Fixer Upper Spinoff: Here’s What We Know So Far
Viewers who are devastated that they must to bid adieu to HGTV’s Fixer Upper after season 5 shouldn’t fret too much: remember that there’s a spinoff coming (did you forget??). Here’s what we know so far. Set to hit airwaves in May of 2018, Behind the Design will be a half-hour show that skips the home renovation process that Fixer-Upper was known for, and instead focuses solely on Joanna’s design process, according to Country Living.
Mar 2, 2018
If You Want to Work From Home In 2018, Check Out This List of Companies
Forget the cubicles and awkward water cooler chat. For the careers of tomorrow, you may just need to make your way to the couch. Okay, it may require more effort than that. But remote work is certainly changing the professional landscape. As of 2017, 43% of U.S. workers now work remotely at least occasionally, up from only, at the most, 9% of workers in 2007, FlexJobs reports.
Mar 1, 2018
This Campground Turned Tiny House Resort Is Coming to Pennsylvania
Tiny house, big vacation? That’s what’s on tap at Tiny Estates, a former campground in Elizabethtown, Penn. that’s opening this spring as a Tiny House resort, the Daily Herald reports. Previously known as the Ridge Run Campground, the property was recently purchased by the Hobson family, who plan to build dozens of tiny homes for vacation-goers looking to get away. Each house will be unique, with its own design.
Feb 27, 2018
Fixer Upper Fans Have Theories About The Sex and Name of Chip & Jo’s Baby
Conspiracy theory, or straight up clue? Ever since Chip and Joanna Gaines announced back in January that they’re expecting their fifth child, Fixer-Upper superfans have been predicting every single detail about the baby’s arrival. While many fans are already trying to determine Joanna’s due date, some have already moved on to determining the sex and name of the upcoming addition.
Feb 27, 2018
This Upside-Down Tiny House Is Turning the Playground On Its Head
Forget the splinter-prone two-by-fours and rusty nail playgrounds of your elementary school years. The children of tomorrow are getting something a little bit more colorful. British architectural office Alma-nac is set to create The Upside Down House in Green Park Village, located in the city of Reading, England.
Feb 26, 2018
Starbucks Embraces Tiny Houses With Shipping Container Stores
Care for a venti latte in a tiny house? Well, Starbucks is about to make your dream come true. The coffee mega-chain is embracing the tiny house trend by establishing shipping container coffee shops, Delish reports. The ‘bux actually created their first shipping container store, a 450-square-foot space, back in 2012.
Feb 26, 2018
Here’s What It’s Like To Win The HGTV Dream Home
Since 1997, HGTV has made viewers’ lives by giving away their annual Dream Home—a picturesque retreat most people can only dream of owning. And this year’s grand prize was no exception: A 3,500-square-foot home on the waterfront in Gig Harbor, Washington, the four-bed, three-bath beauty came with a Honda Accord and $250,000 from Quicken Loans.
Feb 21, 2018
Genevieve Gorder Is Engaged & Her Fiancé Has a Role on Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces‘ Genevieve Gorder is prepping to trade some vows. And when the beloved TLC show returns to airwaves in April, her new fiancé will be making an appearance too. Just a few days ago, Gorder announced her engagement to designer and builder Christian Dunbar, PEOPLE confirmed. “It takes a pretty big love to interrupt a beautiful life…this one was undeniable,” said Gorder, 43. “So off we go to the dance again.
Feb 21, 2018
The Internet Thinks You Need an Italy Towel — And They’re Only $2
Are you a card-carrying member of Exfoliation Nation? Then you need to know about the Italy Towel, a sandpaper-esque mitt worshipped by skincare fanatics. If you’re one for falling down the rabbit hole that is internet skincare sites — Reddit’s Skincare Addiction is a personal fave — then you may have seen the abrasive and (often) electric green-colored towel before.
Feb 20, 2018
Post Breakup, Jennifer Aniston Is Reportedly Selling Her Bel Air Home
The former Friends star just announced her split with husband Justin Theroux.
Feb 16, 2018
Let’s Discuss the Muppet In Jennifer Aniston’s Bedroom
Some of life’s greatest mysteries have been left unanswered. Are we alone in the universe? What kind of creature is the Loch Ness Monster? What happened to Miss Bliss after season 1 of Saved by the Bell? But now we’ve reached the apex of mystery: Why does Jennifer Aniston have a Muppet on her nightstand? The former Friends star covers the March issue of Architectural Digest, in which she shows off the stunning mid-century home in Bel Air she shares with husband Justin Theroux.
Feb 7, 2018
The Property Brothers Joke About Adding Chip Gaines To The Team
Just call it the HGTV dream team. Drew and Jonathan Scott, the sibling duo behind the hit home renovation series Property Brothers, have set their sights on a possible addition to their team: Chip Gaines! “We thought about casting Chip [Gaines] as the brother from another mother,” Jonathan jokingly told US Weekly. And while you may think Chip will have some spare time on his hands due to his hit series, Fixer Upper, coming to an end after five seasons, think again.
Jan 24, 2018
Here’s How Your Home Can Smell Like a Royal
She may be an English rose, but she smells like Orange Blossom. According to multiple sources, Kate Middleton’s signature scent is the citrusy floral from London based perfumer Jo Malone. The scent is described as “a shimmering garden oasis,” with notes of clementine flower, orange blossom, and water lily, with undertones of orris and balsamic vetiver.
Jan 20, 2018
Last Week’s Fixer Upper House Is Now For Sale
It may not be a fixer-upper any longer, but this beautiful Waco property is certainly on the market. Patti Baker, a mother of two who had her gut reno and subsequent move-in to her rehabbed home documented in March of last year, was just featured on the January 9th episode of the hit HGTV series. But it turns out that Baker, who lost her husband back in 2013, has a pretty exciting reason for saying goodbye to her wonderful Waco home now: She got remarried!
Jan 17, 2018
Daniel Craig May Have Bought This Fixer Upper in Brooklyn
It looks like James Bond himself may be Skyfall-ing into Brooklyn. Daniel Craig, the dashing Englishman known for his roles in Bond flicks like Spectre and Casino Royale, is rumored to be the new owner of a $6.75 million home in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood along his wife, the equally-as-stunning Rachel Weisz. Naturally, the brownstone, which was built in 1901, previously belonged to another famous Brit: author Martin Amis.
Jan 9, 2018
The Queen Is Third In Line to the Most Popular Wikipedia Page Throne
Who doesn’t love a late night Wikipedia rabbit hole? And right now, The Crown fans are currently flocking to Queen Elizabeth’s Wiki page to get as much as they can about the iconic British monarch. Here are the stats: her page was the third most read page on all of Wikipedia in 2017, according to editors of Wikipedia. It’s safe to say that the Netflix series has boosted the world’s fascination with her, even more than before.
Jan 9, 2018
The Reason The Queen Keeps Certain Photos on Her Desk
When Queen Elizabeth II sits down to make her annual holiday address to TV cameras, she takes a cue from her lively collection of family photographs on her desk. Turns out, she’s not playing favorites with the photos that are displayed. According to people.
Dec 30, 2017
Can’t Bring Yourself to Take Down the Tree? The Queen of England Keeps Her Christmas Decorations Up Until February
We probably wouldn’t have pegged the Queen of England as one of those holiday decor stragglers, but it turns out that Elizabeth II is a February type of gal. According to Architectural Digest, the Queen and Prince Philip keep their halls decked until February 6th every year. That means they’ve got tinsel and candy canes kicking around until almost Valentine’s Day!
Dec 29, 2017
5 Things You Have to Do if You’re Trying to Sell Your Home in the Winter
It’s a whole lot easier to enhance the beauty of your home when you’re trying to sell it during the warmer months. After all, who doesn’t love rolling lawns, open windows, and thriving gardens? But when the snow starts falling and wind whips at your skin, it can be quite the challenge to show how wonderful your property is to prospective buyers.
Dec 21, 2017
Don’t Get Fooled By This Property Brothers Scam on Facebook
One Colorado woman is learning the hard way about falling for a home renovation scam. After posting on her Facebook page that she wanted the Property Brothers to come and renovate her home, Lisa Hartman was contacted by someone via Facebook Messenger who claimed to work Drew and Jonathan Scott on the hit HGTV show. And while Hartman and her husband were delighted at the idea of a home renovation, it started to become clear that there were a few red flags popping up along the way.
Dec 15, 2017
The Royal Wedding Date Was Just Announced (Plus Everything Else We Know So Far)
Great Britain (and the rest of the world, for that matter) can’t wait to hear wedding bells for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And as expected, the couple, who started dating back in July of 2016, have already set the wedding industry afire with predictions for what their royal celebration will include. But there are some details we know are already nailed down (including the just announced date!): His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018.
Dec 15, 2017
Here’s Where To Snag Affordable Versions of Meghan Markle’s Iconic (And Sold Out) Looks
The future royal's fashion choices are already selling out, be we tracked down some affordable versions.
Dec 11, 2017
Here’s Why The Young Royals May Never Live In Buckingham Palace
They may be a couple of royal tykes, but Prince George and Princess Charlotte may never really call Buckingham Palace home, according to Marie Claire. The younger generations of England’s monarchy seem to have a different view royal life, that doesn’t include actually residing in the 775-room estate.
Dec 6, 2017
Celebrity Homes That No One Wants to Buy
Even the biggest stars on the planet can’t always sell their homes. After all, not everyone can afford multi-million dollar properties in the ritziest of locations. And sometimes, these sprawling mansions spend lots of time dwindling on the market, waiting for someone with a serious bank account to come along and snatch them up. Here are three properties associated with some of the biggest names that just can’t seem to find an owner.
Dec 6, 2017
How to Escape a Bad Lease (& Keep Your Security Deposit)
A new baby on the way, a cockroach infestation, a creepy roommate: While there are many legitimate reasons to break a lease, it’s often easier said than done. But you’re not entirely out of luck if you’re looking to hightail it out of there in one piece. Here are our tips for escaping with your sanity and your security deposit: When you’re hoping to break a lease, time is of the essence. Be honest and open with your landlord, and explain your situation.
Dec 5, 2017
This Groom Went Rogue To Have a Fixer Upper Wedding, And Chip & Jo Had A Sweet Reaction
A Texas couple who decided to do up their wedding Magnolia-style couldn’t have predicted these plot twists. Stacey and Lora McNabb had a minister marry them years back, but it seems Stacey forgot to file the marriage license—meaning the duo was not legally husband and wife. So the McNabbs decided to hold their official ceremony at one of their favorite places—The Silos in Waco, TX, a.k.a. the headquarters of Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Dec 5, 2017
Real Estate Stalking Your Friends Is a Real Thing, But Is It Ok?
Have you cruised Trulia to find our how much your friend’s new condo cost? Want to see the sprawling new beach house of your company’s CEO, just weeks after massive layoffs? Real Estate Stalking — using the internet to find out how much a property is worth and what it looks like — has become de rigueur for young professionals who want the inside scoop on their acquaintances’ homes. They use popular sites like Trulia, Zillow, Redfin, and Realtor.
Nov 21, 2017
Buying a Home in 2018? Here’s What You Need to Do Now
Peace out, landlords! In the year 2018, you’ve resolved to purchase your own home. Whether you’re gunning for chic city condo or quiet house in the middle of nowhere, there are several tips our experts believe apply to all prospective buyers. “Explore your neighborhoods of interest,” says Lara Shuqom of Compass Real Estate.
Nov 16, 2017
Buying a Home at the End of the Year Can Really Pay Off (in Actual Dollars) — Here’s How
‘Tis the season to be house hunting. Yep, you heard us right; if you’re looking to score a deal on your dream home, the end of the year is a great time to do it. Now, you may be asking yourself, “Who would want to trek to open houses in 20-degree weather when you could be curled up by the fireplace at home?” And the answer would be: People who really, really want to get a good deal.
Nov 9, 2017
Chip Gaines on One Mistake Many Home Buyers Make
Fixer-Upper star Chip Gaines knows a thing or two about buying homes. As one half of the dynamic duo behind the HGTV mega-hit, Chip has gutted and transformed boatloads of homes with his wife/partner Joanna. Now, the home reno regular is sharing the most common mistake he sees from prospective home buyers. “It’s interesting to us how often people make the mistake of poor planning,” Chip Gaines told MONEY.
Nov 7, 2017
How Tarek El Moussa’s House Flipping “Addiction” Started an Empire
Before he was co-star of the HGTV dynamo Flip or Flop, Tarek El Moussa was just a 20-year-old kid trying to sell real estate. But it was when the economy plummeted in 2008 that Tarek found his real niche: flipping houses.
Nov 6, 2017
Here’s How Much It Costs To Be On Fixer Upper
Want to see your home get a full makeover on Fixer Upper? Well, it turns out it’ll cost you a pretty penny. According to, contestants must be willing to drop a minimum of $30,000 on renovations in order to have the wonders of Waco, Chip and Joanna Gaines, show up on your doorstep ready for a full demolition. All that shiplap is darn expensive, y’all!
Nov 1, 2017
Chip Gaines Wants to ‘Chipstart’ Your Next Business
Chip Gaines isn’t wasting any time after the end of his beloved HGTV show Fixer Upper. The home renovation king and husband to Joanna Gaines just launched a new platform called Chipstarter (you know, like Kickstarter) in which he’ll help a few lucky folks achieve their wildest dreams. Gaines asked people to send in videos of themselves explaining their goals, and what they would need in order to attain them.
Oct 18, 2017
What Chip Gaines’ Night In Jail Taught The Fixer Upper Stars About Money
They may be HGTV tycoons these days, but that wasn’t always the case for Chip and Joanna Gaines. The duo, who recently announced that they’re ending their beloved home renovation show Fixer Upper, say they learned their best lesson about money over a decade ago, when Chip was tossed in the county jail after he was busted for having $2,500 racked up in tickets.
Oct 10, 2017
Here’s Why Chip & Joanna Are Ending Fixer Upper
By now, you’ve heard that HGTV heavyweights Chip and Joanna Gaines are ending their mega-hit home renovation series, Fixer Upper, after 5 seasons. But what you may not be aware of is why the Shiplap-loving duo has decided to retreat from the spotlight. Calling it a “security issue,” a source revealed to Us Weekly that Chip and Joanna want to keep their family away from prying eyes of Fixer Upper super fans.
Oct 6, 2017