#2,225 The Next Day + FAQs.

The day after you’re on national TV for an hour, this is what happens.

You wake up (albeit, later than usual), you eat cereal, you go to work and call your mama to help you ship orders, and stay there until way after dark, and it’s pretty much like every other day. Well, except for this:

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Except you celebrate by eating Chinese buffet until you’re so full, you feel appropriately miserable and satisfied, because you’ve been so nervous for the last 7 days you lost your appetite and were living on about 300 calories a day and it’s okay. You eat two of the fried sugar biscuit things, and that’s okay too.

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You might also eat a personal size frozen pizza around midnight, and that’s okay, too. You’re catching up on the week, remember.

We’ve been getting so many questions about the show today and our production company gave us some answers to the FAQs:

1. “Where can I get all the paint colors and pretty things I saw in the Tews’ house on Home Town?”
I shared my sources today! Click here for all the details!

2. “I missed it! How can I see it again?
HGTV often re-airs its pilots. As soon as we know the next air date and time, we’ll be blowing up your social media all over again.
3. “How can we let HGTV know that we want more Home Town?”
Post on HGTV’s facebook page here and let them know you watched and loved the show. Side note: against Joanna and Lindsey and Jenna’s instructions to never ever go to the HGTV facebook page, I got the courage to read the comments about our show and my takeaway is this: people really liked it. A few people were really grumpy about it. That’s okay. We can all have different taste and style and there’s room for more than one show on the network. 

4. “Is there any way to stream it online?”
No, HGTV does not offer streaming for pilots. Dangit!
5. “We want to see pictures of the Tew home!”
Since it will re-air on HGTV, we’re holding back on sharing all the photos until after everyone has a chance to watch it.
6. “How can I move to Laurel and get a Home Town renovation?” We will not be casting more houses until we get a greenlight for a series from HGTV, but you can send an email to [email protected]om (you will receive a bounceback) that will capture your email address for future use should we get picked up for series. You can move to Laurel anytime though, and the best place to start is by visiting these websites:
7. And the best for last: “How long will it take them to make a decision about series?”
A few months. Or many months. Months. The longest months of my life.



Monday, January 25th, 2016

Daily Journal

7 thoughts on “#2,225 The Next Day + FAQs.

  1. I finally got to watch this last night and it was great! Y’all both did such a great job and should be very proud of yourselves. Not everyone can be on tv. I hope y’all get picked up and we get to see more of Laurel and y’all’s lives. My husband started googling homes for sale in Laurel and said we could live the good life down there 🙂

  2. Hi Erin (& Ben)! Like so many others, I’m getting to know you through your blog and your IG accounts after watching your show on Sunday. Loved it! I love your story, your passion for your hometown, and love of old things. I grew up in an old house that my parents didn’t have the know-how or money to fix up. I’m hoping one day I can have an old house of my own, especially since my husband is super handy. Hoping your show becomes a regular fixture on HGTV. Congrats!

  3. You were both so wonderful! (all of you were) I will keep all of you in my prayers that your show will continue – you’ve the talent, love and faith to make another hit show for HGTV. I’ve followed your blog for years and you are the real deal. Wishing you much success.

    Cheering you on from Ohio!
    PS: I love the fried donut things on the Chinese buffet and am impressed you only ate two…

  4. Loved the show! My husband and I are hoping to do similar things in our home town. My family has lived in Marshfield Missouri over 100 years and I grew up on a century farm. My husband and I are moving into one of the original farm houses in town and we are excited to make it our own while bringing the home back to some of its roots. Our little downtown square is slowly and beautifully coming back to life and we are excited to witness and support it. Keep doing what you are doing, God Bless!

  5. The hour I spent with you and your HomeTown was amazing! I enjoyed every moment, and cried a little when the reveal happened. You have a passion and comfort that transcends TV and I hope to see more of you both! In the mean time, I have it on my DVR to watch repeatedly!
    Oh…read some of your earlier posts and your story is beautiful! Wish you Godspeed for the years to come!

  6. I can totally relate – the nervousness and the hustle during those moments! I use to work for the tourism bureau here in Jackson and I had the lucky job of helping to bring TV shows, movies and celebrities to town to highlight the city. This takes me back to picking up people like Andrew Zimmern and the chaos shooting an episode, airing, then the waiting once it was over (hoping that show would lead to another show).

    It has been so exciting to see you guys build up to this on the blog and on social media. My husband and I produce Find It In Fondren in Jackson and are so proud to see other Mississippians working to make their little slice of the world better! We’re all rooting for you, in the fun times and this in between time!

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