Oct 10, 2014

Do you love the space you’re in? If not, Chip and Joanna Gaines, of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, are the perfect couple to come to your rescue! This dynamic duo helps others take ownership of their spaces and create value within them. With Joanna’s flair for design and Chip’s construction background these two know how to make a beautiful home!

Don’t miss your chance to see Chip and Joanna at the Orlando Home Show on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. Learn home improvement tips and tricks to help make your house into a home you love. Before you see them, get to know them a little better in our interview with the couple below.


Marketplace Events (MPE): What three items are a must when traveling?
  • Joanna Gaines (JG): “The kids always make me a special piece of handmade jewelry that I take with me, my journal, and a fun magazine.”
  • Chip Gaines (CG): “My flashlight, my boots, and my Magnolia Farms hat.” 
MPE: What were your first jobs?
  • JG: “Hot dog stand.”
  • CG: “Mowing grass.”
 MPE: How were you discovered?
  • JG & CG: “A well-known blogger featured one of our flip houses on her blog, and a production company found us through her.” 
MPE: What is your most memorable career moment to date?
  • JG: “Flying to Knoxville, TN to meet HGTV talent and execs. I felt like I was in their fan club, and won the trip of a lifetime.”
  • CG: “Being featured on The Today Show.” 
MPE: What would surprise our home show audience to know about you?
  • JG& CG: “We don’t own a television.” 
MPE: What’s your personal motto?
  • JG: “Love well, serve others, work hard.”
  • CG: “Go get ‘em!” 
MPE: What is the most challenging part of your job?
  • JG & CG: “Finding the balance between 4 kids, 3 businesses, a farm, a television show, and knowing how to take on each challenge with excellence.” 
MPE: What do you like to cook when you are at home?
  • JG: “Comfort food.”
  • CG: “Breakfast.”
Make sure to see Chip and Joanna Gaines at the Orlando Home Show on the Fresh Ideas Home Stage Friday and Saturday. Buy your tickets online – right now you can get two for the price of one when you like our Facebook page. See you there!