#2,284 You Had Time + Tickets.

I found myself thinking today about the music and books that influenced me so much in my growing up years. I remembered this book on my desk, and how I loved it as a 9th grader struggling to feel like I had a place, a tribe to fit into. I remembered the Ani Difranco songs I loved so much then, too. I had a conversation this past week with our friend Allison about a song by her called You Had Time, about how beautifully nuanced the live version of it is on the album So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter. […]


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I found myself thinking today about the music and books that influenced me so much in my growing up years. I remembered this book on my desk, and how I loved it as a 9th grader struggling to feel like I had a place, a tribe to fit into. I remembered the Ani Difranco songs I loved so much then, too. I had a conversation this past week with our friend Allison about a song by her called You Had Time, about how beautifully nuanced the live version of it is on the album So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter. […]


Erin

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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#2,283 To Be Continued.

First things first… It’s an incredible day because we can finally announce some big news we’ve been sitting on for a week, dying to tell you.  We got renewed for season 2 of Home Town! I can’t wait to see our favorite circus come back to town, to hug their necks, to eat inordinate amounts of snacks on set and get dinners together at the Loft with our amazing film crew. I can’t wait to see what new families we will meet, what homes will be restored! We also got to spend the morning speaking to a huge crowd of […]


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First things first… It’s an incredible day because we can finally announce some big news we’ve been sitting on for a week, dying to tell you.  We got renewed for season 2 of Home Town! I can’t wait to see our favorite circus come back to town, to hug their necks, to eat inordinate amounts of snacks on set and get dinners together at the Loft with our amazing film crew. I can’t wait to see what new families we will meet, what homes will be restored! We also got to spend the morning speaking to a huge crowd of […]


Erin

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

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#2,282 Rebel Road Trip.

It was one of the really really really cool days. The Ole Miss Rebel Road Trip came to town with our head coach, Hugh Freeze, our athletic director, Ross Bjork, and the chancellor of the university, Jeff Vitter. It was a packed house of Ole Miss boosters for lunch: Then we got to show them Amanda’s house from last night’s episode: Then Coach bummed a ride with us to the Mercantile to do a little shopping with the whole Ole Miss crew following us: I got to introduce him to my parents, who were giddy like school kids: And Ben […]


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It was one of the really really really cool days. The Ole Miss Rebel Road Trip came to town with our head coach, Hugh Freeze, our athletic director, Ross Bjork, and the chancellor of the university, Jeff Vitter. It was a packed house of Ole Miss boosters for lunch: Then we got to show them Amanda’s house from last night’s episode: Then Coach bummed a ride with us to the Mercantile to do a little shopping with the whole Ole Miss crew following us: I got to introduce him to my parents, who were giddy like school kids: And Ben […]


Erin

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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#2,281 The Patriot + Mathews House.

After learning so much about the Revolutionary War in Boston, we couldn’t stop ourselves from watching The Patriot on the flight home. And it was just as awesome as I remember. After finally making it back home to Laurel we headed straight to two parties: the first one honored Laurel Main Street members Lott Furniture Co. and the volunteers of the year, Robby and Angie Scruggs. And then we dropped by Amanda’s watch party for her episode tonight and hugged her neck before heading home and putting on our pajamas to watch the show: I hope her episode made you […]


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After learning so much about the Revolutionary War in Boston, we couldn’t stop ourselves from watching The Patriot on the flight home. And it was just as awesome as I remember. After finally making it back home to Laurel we headed straight to two parties: the first one honored Laurel Main Street members Lott Furniture Co. and the volunteers of the year, Robby and Angie Scruggs. And then we dropped by Amanda’s watch party for her episode tonight and hugged her neck before heading home and putting on our pajamas to watch the show: I hope her episode made you […]


Erin

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

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#2,280 Upfronts, Again.

We’re so honored to have been invited to the final upfront of the season that brought us all the way up here to Boston. It’s been a dream! We shared the stage tonight with Josh Gates again (from the amazing Expedition Unknown) and Katie Lee from The Kitchen. It’s so wild to see our show advertised as big as a billboard! We’re feeling so grateful to work for a company that embraces the world changers, explorers and makers in a way no other network does. It’s such an honor to be a small part of it. 


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We’re so honored to have been invited to the final upfront of the season that brought us all the way up here to Boston. It’s been a dream! We shared the stage tonight with Josh Gates again (from the amazing Expedition Unknown) and Katie Lee from The Kitchen. It’s so wild to see our show advertised as big as a billboard! We’re feeling so grateful to work for a company that embraces the world changers, explorers and makers in a way no other network does. It’s such an honor to be a small part of it. 


Erin

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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#2,279 Boston Tourists.

After a big breakfast at Flour Bakery, we headed to the South End to do a little vintage shopping and came away with 3 vintage American flags, 1 oil portrait, 1 vintage letterman sweater with the letter ‘L’ on the chest for a Mercantile fall display… Then we stepped into Bobby from Boston, our FAVORITE shop in all of Boston that we discovered on our trip way back in 2011 that somehow, even longtime New Englanders haven’t heard of. He was a colleague and mentor to Ralph Lauren on the aesthetic of his stores, and is a huge influence on my personal […]


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After a big breakfast at Flour Bakery, we headed to the South End to do a little vintage shopping and came away with 3 vintage American flags, 1 oil portrait, 1 vintage letterman sweater with the letter ‘L’ on the chest for a Mercantile fall display… Then we stepped into Bobby from Boston, our FAVORITE shop in all of Boston that we discovered on our trip way back in 2011 that somehow, even longtime New Englanders haven’t heard of. He was a colleague and mentor to Ralph Lauren on the aesthetic of his stores, and is a huge influence on my personal […]


Erin

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

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#2,278 Massachusetts with Micah.

We hopped on a plane early this morning bound for Boston and were picked up at the airport by our old friend Micah of Old Try. He and his wife Marianna and their little girl Annie live just outside of Boston in a beautiful historic town called Belmont. Since he is an Alabama ex-pat Yankee these days, he was excited to give us the driving tour of Paul Revere’s ride. On our last trip up here we didn’t get to do this so it was a treat, especially for Ben who devours all he can about American history. We arrived at […]


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We hopped on a plane early this morning bound for Boston and were picked up at the airport by our old friend Micah of Old Try. He and his wife Marianna and their little girl Annie live just outside of Boston in a beautiful historic town called Belmont. Since he is an Alabama ex-pat Yankee these days, he was excited to give us the driving tour of Paul Revere’s ride. On our last trip up here we didn’t get to do this so it was a treat, especially for Ben who devours all he can about American history. We arrived at […]


Erin

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

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#2,277 Celebrating.

We got some very good news today and we celebrated it with our friends under the stars with a cool breeze and good food and Charlie Daniels on the radio. I can’t wait to tell you about it, but we can’t quite yet. 


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We got some very good news today and we celebrated it with our friends under the stars with a cool breeze and good food and Charlie Daniels on the radio. I can’t wait to tell you about it, but we can’t quite yet. 


Erin

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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#2,276 Painting Again.

It’s been so long since I had time to paint. I’ve got a rotten head cold that’s rendered me mostly useless today, so I used my uselessness to do something that made me feel happy. I pulled my old sketch pad out of my supply bag. And I painted the living room from Tuesday’s episode. It’s rough. I’m rusty. But that doesn’t matter. It matters that I did it. I’m making art again.


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It’s been so long since I had time to paint. I’ve got a rotten head cold that’s rendered me mostly useless today, so I used my uselessness to do something that made me feel happy. I pulled my old sketch pad out of my supply bag. And I painted the living room from Tuesday’s episode. It’s rough. I’m rusty. But that doesn’t matter. It matters that I did it. I’m making art again.


Erin

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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#2,275 Party of Tew.

I’ll never get tired of puns with Ross and Laura’s last name. Last week Ross lost his dad, but tonight we went out for dinner, just the four of us plus baby girl Abby Ruth, and it was good to see him laugh, to hear him talk about his dad with a happiness, not sadness, in his eyes.  It’s a great thing when believers go on to “the greater life” as our preacher calls it.  And it’s a great thing to see the way God works in the hearts of the believers they leave behind.  P.S.  Jim and I spent […]


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I’ll never get tired of puns with Ross and Laura’s last name. Last week Ross lost his dad, but tonight we went out for dinner, just the four of us plus baby girl Abby Ruth, and it was good to see him laugh, to hear him talk about his dad with a happiness, not sadness, in his eyes.  It’s a great thing when believers go on to “the greater life” as our preacher calls it.  And it’s a great thing to see the way God works in the hearts of the believers they leave behind.  P.S.  Jim and I spent […]


Erin

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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