#2,370 Season 2 Kick Off No. 1.

The first of two parties happened tonight kicking off season two of Home Town! Just like we have for the last two years, we gathered together at my parents’ house on the back porch for a party. As always, daddy made his famous fried fish which is a real delicacy for a lot of the folks on the team who are from outside the south. We feel so lucky to have a production company full of people who know our heart and our vision and found all the right people to make it real.


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The first of two parties happened tonight kicking off season two of Home Town! Just like we have for the last two years, we gathered together at my parents’ house on the back porch for a party. As always, daddy made his famous fried fish which is a real delicacy for a lot of the folks on the team who are from outside the south. We feel so lucky to have a production company full of people who know our heart and our vision and found all the right people to make it real.


Erin

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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#2,360 First Portrait of Second Season.

I spent the morning and afternoon working on color palettes and sketches and the first house portrait of season 2 and it was like riding a bicycle. After spending some time experimenting with different pens and perspectives I’ve decided I am changing up my illustration style this season and I’m so excited to see how it translates to every other house.


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I spent the morning and afternoon working on color palettes and sketches and the first house portrait of season 2 and it was like riding a bicycle. After spending some time experimenting with different pens and perspectives I’ve decided I am changing up my illustration style this season and I’m so excited to see how it translates to every other house.


Erin

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

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#2,355 Meeting Patrick.

I can’t believe I managed to spend a whole night cooking and eating dinner with our showrunner Angie and our brand new director for season 2, Patrick. He’s obsessed with Jaws, talked about Talladega with Ben, and is excited to be in Mississippi after a really cool career doing great shows like Old Home Love and Stone House Revival. I’m so glad we’ve found a the right person to fill Jim’s shoes, who will fit right in with our close knit bunch.


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I can’t believe I managed to spend a whole night cooking and eating dinner with our showrunner Angie and our brand new director for season 2, Patrick. He’s obsessed with Jaws, talked about Talladega with Ben, and is excited to be in Mississippi after a really cool career doing great shows like Old Home Love and Stone House Revival. I’m so glad we’ve found a the right person to fill Jim’s shoes, who will fit right in with our close knit bunch.


Erin

Monday, July 10th, 2017

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#2,345 Reunited + My Bed.

So I guess you could say today was the unofficial first day of season 2 because we had our first big design day with the team and it was just like riding a bicycle or putting on your favorite comfy sneakers. We know each other well, and our tastes are in line such that when it’s time to brainstorm a problem area, we know each other’s strengths and who to lean into to figure it out. It’s a blessing and a dream to work with these people, Lake + Land, Shotgun Design, and Norman Construction, who help Ben and I turn our […]


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So I guess you could say today was the unofficial first day of season 2 because we had our first big design day with the team and it was just like riding a bicycle or putting on your favorite comfy sneakers. We know each other well, and our tastes are in line such that when it’s time to brainstorm a problem area, we know each other’s strengths and who to lean into to figure it out. It’s a blessing and a dream to work with these people, Lake + Land, Shotgun Design, and Norman Construction, who help Ben and I turn our […]


Erin

Friday, June 30th, 2017

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#2,309 Farewell, Season One.

Tonight we sent off season one with a celebration all over downtown Laurel and a watch party at Laurel Little Theatre, right where we began with the pilot watch party in January 2016. To be surrounded by our family and friends and this sweet community is such a gift to us. This is their show just as much as it’s ours. At the end, Amber and I sang her song, My Hometown, together again just like we did at the end of the finale episode. It felt good to perform on a stage again. It’s been so long! And afterward, because […]


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Tonight we sent off season one with a celebration all over downtown Laurel and a watch party at Laurel Little Theatre, right where we began with the pilot watch party in January 2016. To be surrounded by our family and friends and this sweet community is such a gift to us. This is their show just as much as it’s ours. At the end, Amber and I sang her song, My Hometown, together again just like we did at the end of the finale episode. It felt good to perform on a stage again. It’s been so long! And afterward, because […]


Erin

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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#2,302 Keeping Our Hometowns Strong.

Remember a few weeks ago when I told you Ben and I spent a whole Sunday afternoon working on a storyboard for something very special? This was the rough draft of those boards: And this is the stunning final product: Tonight on Home Town, you got to visit the foundry with Ben, Josh and Jim. That company has been part of the fabric of our city since the turn of the twentieth century, and we’re lucky to count the Mulloy family as friends. There are factories like this all over America whose communities depend on them, and at Laurel Mercantile we’re proud […]


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Remember a few weeks ago when I told you Ben and I spent a whole Sunday afternoon working on a storyboard for something very special? This was the rough draft of those boards: And this is the stunning final product: Tonight on Home Town, you got to visit the foundry with Ben, Josh and Jim. That company has been part of the fabric of our city since the turn of the twentieth century, and we’re lucky to count the Mulloy family as friends. There are factories like this all over America whose communities depend on them, and at Laurel Mercantile we’re proud […]


Erin

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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#2,301 Marathon.

Well, so the Home Town marathon is happening tomorrow (which may actually be today if you’re reading this on Tuesday), and today we finished up shooting and editing our first promo film for the Mercantile that we will release tomorrow and got to go back to where we started at Ross and Laura’s house. You can see their episode when the marathon begins May 16 at noon central and they’ll be airing all day up until the new episode at 9:00 ct. I’m so excited to relive the old episodes since we have 2 more new episodes left of season […]


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Well, so the Home Town marathon is happening tomorrow (which may actually be today if you’re reading this on Tuesday), and today we finished up shooting and editing our first promo film for the Mercantile that we will release tomorrow and got to go back to where we started at Ross and Laura’s house. You can see their episode when the marathon begins May 16 at noon central and they’ll be airing all day up until the new episode at 9:00 ct. I’m so excited to relive the old episodes since we have 2 more new episodes left of season […]


Erin

Monday, May 15th, 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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#2,281 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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