Guys, I finally made it to Magnolia. I still can’t believe it. It was one of those trips where I couldn’t get to my computer fast enough so I could write it all down. I wanted to remember everything. Like many of you, it was a huge dream of mine to visit this magical place. It wasn’t just about the shopping or the cupcakes. It had a much deeper meaning for me. I was still teaching when I happened upon Fixer Upper one night about four years ago. I believe it was the first episode of season 1. It was one of those moments that I will never forget. Instantly, I became a fan of Chip and Joanna. I felt like Joanna’s farmhouse style and her story of how she opened a store and became a decorator spoke to me. Her story inspired me to pursue my own dreams and start decorating. I honestly decided to quit my job (crazy I know) and go for it because of her. She truly is my biggest inspiration, so naturally, I wanted to see this amazing place that her and Chip created in person. It honestly was even better than I had imagined.