#2,506 The End of Season 2.

The last day. After 4.5 months of 12 hour days, we’ve finished 10 houses with most of our sanity intact. It took every single person in this photo dedicating their life and talent and time away from their families to make season 2 possible and I could cry from thankfulness. I’ll miss these sweet people until everyone comes back to camp to do it all over again if we’re very lucky. Just like the last day of the pilot and the last day of season 1, we had a huge lunch catered from Vic’s so the crew gets a good […]


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The last day. After 4.5 months of 12 hour days, we’ve finished 10 houses with most of our sanity intact. It took every single person in this photo dedicating their life and talent and time away from their families to make season 2 possible and I could cry from thankfulness. I’ll miss these sweet people until everyone comes back to camp to do it all over again if we’re very lucky. Just like the last day of the pilot and the last day of season 1, we had a huge lunch catered from Vic’s so the crew gets a good […]


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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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#2,486 Mall Date.

After filming wrapped and we were too tired to cook ourselves supper, I remembered I needed Vanilla Bean Noel lotion because it’s almost December and we had ourselves a right fine mall date, as we do at least once a year, usually around Christmas when it’s actually fun to be in a mall. And today in the woodshop I found Big working on the most special project for Helen. It made me want to cry. And you’ll learn all about it in season 2. 


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After filming wrapped and we were too tired to cook ourselves supper, I remembered I needed Vanilla Bean Noel lotion because it’s almost December and we had ourselves a right fine mall date, as we do at least once a year, usually around Christmas when it’s actually fun to be in a mall. And today in the woodshop I found Big working on the most special project for Helen. It made me want to cry. And you’ll learn all about it in season 2. 


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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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#2,482 Holiday Special.

We spent the day with our director Jim from season 1 putting together the super fun Home Town holiday special that’s coming in a few weeks! I’ll keep y’all posted on air times as soon as we know. Now I hope we will see you at The Market Beautiful tomorrow (today, if you’re reading on Saturday) when we speak at noon and have a meet and greet inside the Mercantile from 2-3 pm. 


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We spent the day with our director Jim from season 1 putting together the super fun Home Town holiday special that’s coming in a few weeks! I’ll keep y’all posted on air times as soon as we know. Now I hope we will see you at The Market Beautiful tomorrow (today, if you’re reading on Saturday) when we speak at noon and have a meet and greet inside the Mercantile from 2-3 pm. 


Erin

Friday, November 17th, 2017

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#2,479 Teamwork.

Home Town season 2 would be impossible without these folks right here: Georgia and Sarah spent their morning down on the floor prepping a project for me to do on camera since bending down is getting harder and harder with my growing belly. They never complain, they only laugh and tell stories that make me laugh with them. Tim, our beloved camera man gives everyone a big hug first thing every morning and last thing when we wrap, always asking how I’m feeling. Patrick, our director, makes up crazy characters and voices that make me laugh when I’m so tired […]


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Home Town season 2 would be impossible without these folks right here: Georgia and Sarah spent their morning down on the floor prepping a project for me to do on camera since bending down is getting harder and harder with my growing belly. They never complain, they only laugh and tell stories that make me laugh with them. Tim, our beloved camera man gives everyone a big hug first thing every morning and last thing when we wrap, always asking how I’m feeling. Patrick, our director, makes up crazy characters and voices that make me laugh when I’m so tired […]


Erin

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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#2,471 A Slow Day on Set.

Now that I’m in the third trimester, our producers have decided it’s time for me to take a break from construction scenes for the most part from here on out. My call time was supposed to be 10 am so I could rest and come in later for a scene requiring no physical work, but Ben’s call time was 7, and we are happiest stuck together like peanut butter and jelly, and so I went along with him and got to just be the TV star’s wife for the day, enjoying the making of it all from behind the scenes. […]


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Now that I’m in the third trimester, our producers have decided it’s time for me to take a break from construction scenes for the most part from here on out. My call time was supposed to be 10 am so I could rest and come in later for a scene requiring no physical work, but Ben’s call time was 7, and we are happiest stuck together like peanut butter and jelly, and so I went along with him and got to just be the TV star’s wife for the day, enjoying the making of it all from behind the scenes. […]


Erin

Monday, November 6th, 2017

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#2,462 The Perfect Fall Day.

We woke up to 36° and rain. The windows in the house were fogged over, and we turned on David Gray while we shared our breakfast. It was a perfect morning that you feel the contentment of deep in your bones.  The wind howled, and soon the rain was gone. I remembered today is the first day of my 3rd trimester. I am exactly 7 months pregnant and took a photo to remember it. I don’t know why Helen isn’t really showing still. I’ve gained 20 lbs. and feel great, so I’m grateful, but expecting my big belly to appear […]


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We woke up to 36° and rain. The windows in the house were fogged over, and we turned on David Gray while we shared our breakfast. It was a perfect morning that you feel the contentment of deep in your bones.  The wind howled, and soon the rain was gone. I remembered today is the first day of my 3rd trimester. I am exactly 7 months pregnant and took a photo to remember it. I don’t know why Helen isn’t really showing still. I’ve gained 20 lbs. and feel great, so I’m grateful, but expecting my big belly to appear […]


Erin

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

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#2,460 Field Trip.

After a morning deep in the country filming a new episode: We filmed at Landrum’s Country, a kind of little Dollywood here in Laurel I’ve been visiting since I was born, and it tickled me to share the experience with our whole production family. Meanwhile, I'm dizzy and about to throw up. #mysteryhouse #hgtvhometownfieldtrip A post shared by Erin Napier (@erinapier) on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:54am PDT


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After a morning deep in the country filming a new episode: We filmed at Landrum’s Country, a kind of little Dollywood here in Laurel I’ve been visiting since I was born, and it tickled me to share the experience with our whole production family. Meanwhile, I'm dizzy and about to throw up. #mysteryhouse #hgtvhometownfieldtrip A post shared by Erin Napier (@erinapier) on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:54am PDT


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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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#2,458 Golden Day.

It felt so cool and so crisp today, it felt like the air conditioner was left on outside. The work was easier for it, and we all laughed easier too. And these are the days I’m going to miss when season 2 wraps and we’re waiting for Helen. I’m so grateful the cool, golden days of real fall are here. 


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It felt so cool and so crisp today, it felt like the air conditioner was left on outside. The work was easier for it, and we all laughed easier too. And these are the days I’m going to miss when season 2 wraps and we’re waiting for Helen. I’m so grateful the cool, golden days of real fall are here. 


Erin

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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#2,454 Makeshift Daylight.

I’m under the gun to finish the last 3 house portraits of season 2, but when I come home at 6 and the daylight is gone, I have to wait until the sun is out to mix colors accurately and finish my paintings. Tonight while I was in the bathtub, Ben made me a makeshift space in the kitchen with a daylight bulb and a lamp on the counter, all my supplies lined up and ready because he knows how much it stresses me out to procrastinate. And I’ll be dadgum if it didn’t turn out just perfect.


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I’m under the gun to finish the last 3 house portraits of season 2, but when I come home at 6 and the daylight is gone, I have to wait until the sun is out to mix colors accurately and finish my paintings. Tonight while I was in the bathtub, Ben made me a makeshift space in the kitchen with a daylight bulb and a lamp on the counter, all my supplies lined up and ready because he knows how much it stresses me out to procrastinate. And I’ll be dadgum if it didn’t turn out just perfect.


Erin

Friday, October 20th, 2017

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#2,453 Work Party.

Today after we wrapped, our DP, Tim, invited everyone over to his house for a bowl of chili around his new fire pit. It’s so rare that we see our work family away from work since we normally go home, shower and fall into bed after filming, but tonight with a nip in the air and the sky so clear you could count every star, I felt thankful to be at a “work” party like ours.


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Today after we wrapped, our DP, Tim, invited everyone over to his house for a bowl of chili around his new fire pit. It’s so rare that we see our work family away from work since we normally go home, shower and fall into bed after filming, but tonight with a nip in the air and the sky so clear you could count every star, I felt thankful to be at a “work” party like ours.


Erin

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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