#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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#2,301 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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#2,267 Good End to an Anxious Day.

Can I tell you something? Tuesdays are so exciting now because of the show. They also make me anxious.  I spend the whole day anticipating, wondering what y’all will notice or like. I get jitters for our sweet homeowners who haven’t seen any of the episodes and it’s brand new for them on national television each week. I wonder what trolls will try to hurt us with a cutting remark. I worry over if the rooms will look on film the way they actually did in life. It’s a very naked feeling every week. For an hour, our hardest work […]


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Can I tell you something? Tuesdays are so exciting now because of the show. They also make me anxious.  I spend the whole day anticipating, wondering what y’all will notice or like. I get jitters for our sweet homeowners who haven’t seen any of the episodes and it’s brand new for them on national television each week. I wonder what trolls will try to hurt us with a cutting remark. I worry over if the rooms will look on film the way they actually did in life. It’s a very naked feeling every week. For an hour, our hardest work […]


Erin

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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#2,260 The Holloway House.

Tonight’s episode of Home Town is easily one of the most powerful of the season, and we got to share it with Bill and Jody (the homeowners) and friends and neighbors at a watch party tonight that was so fun and rowdy, full of cheering and hugging and eating and crying and clapping, everyone could feel how special it was. After a reception and dinner, we all gathered at the event venue down the street to settle in and watch the show… But the wifi lost its signal and we lost the live feed. PANIC ENSUED FOR 30 SECONDS as the […]


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Tonight’s episode of Home Town is easily one of the most powerful of the season, and we got to share it with Bill and Jody (the homeowners) and friends and neighbors at a watch party tonight that was so fun and rowdy, full of cheering and hugging and eating and crying and clapping, everyone could feel how special it was. After a reception and dinner, we all gathered at the event venue down the street to settle in and watch the show… But the wifi lost its signal and we lost the live feed. PANIC ENSUED FOR 30 SECONDS as the […]


Erin

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

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#2,651 Ratings + Sunnyday.

We woke up this morning to the news that between Tuesday night and DVR on Wednesday, 4.2 million sweet people tuned in to Home Town’s premiere. I can’t begin to understand a number like that. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from the bottoms of our hearts. We’ve got 10 more weeks of season 1 coming, and I’m so glad you’re along for the ride with us! After church, we spent the entire day outside. I’ve been battling some of the worst allergies of my life but it wasn’t bad enough to keep me inside on one of the prettiest […]


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We woke up this morning to the news that between Tuesday night and DVR on Wednesday, 4.2 million sweet people tuned in to Home Town’s premiere. I can’t begin to understand a number like that. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU from the bottoms of our hearts. We’ve got 10 more weeks of season 1 coming, and I’m so glad you’re along for the ride with us! After church, we spent the entire day outside. I’ve been battling some of the worst allergies of my life but it wasn’t bad enough to keep me inside on one of the prettiest […]


Erin

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

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#2,646 Season 1 Premiere Party.

In a roundabout way, I’ve been talking and daydreaming and wondering what today would be like for the last 2.5 years, and now it’s happened. It’s up there with our wedding day, and best of all—I heard so many other Laurelites say the same thing today. Because it’s not just happening to me and Ben, but to our entire hometown. This is what it looked like. I’ve never ever ever been so tired or so thankful: It was a big, emotional day for my parents. Mama and Kit, the owner of our production company, had a good hug about it this […]


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In a roundabout way, I’ve been talking and daydreaming and wondering what today would be like for the last 2.5 years, and now it’s happened. It’s up there with our wedding day, and best of all—I heard so many other Laurelites say the same thing today. Because it’s not just happening to me and Ben, but to our entire hometown. This is what it looked like. I’ve never ever ever been so tired or so thankful: It was a big, emotional day for my parents. Mama and Kit, the owner of our production company, had a good hug about it this […]


Erin

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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#2,600 Grocery Store Surprise.

It was the most regular day. We went to work and had a great conference call. I went to the eye doctor, my vision hasn’t changed in 2 years which is a first (maybe my blindness is leveling off finally!), then I went home and put on my favorite old sweatshirt and we went to the gym where I spent 47 minutes on the treadmill distracted from the misery of that by Parenthood. Then we went to Kroger to pick up some milk and supplies to make spaghetti and meatballs tomorrow. Saw the Dudleys from church, shopping for Mrs. Diane’s mother. […]


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It was the most regular day. We went to work and had a great conference call. I went to the eye doctor, my vision hasn’t changed in 2 years which is a first (maybe my blindness is leveling off finally!), then I went home and put on my favorite old sweatshirt and we went to the gym where I spent 47 minutes on the treadmill distracted from the misery of that by Parenthood. Then we went to Kroger to pick up some milk and supplies to make spaghetti and meatballs tomorrow. Saw the Dudleys from church, shopping for Mrs. Diane’s mother. […]


Erin

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

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#2,596 First Commercial Peek.

I had to stop myself from actually squealing when I got a notification I had been tagged in this photo on instagram by one of the HGTV producers this morning: ? this can't be real. #Repost @jensmithmoore ・・・ Delivering tons of promos for @HGTV's next big hit show! #HGTVHomeTown premieres March 21 after #FixerUpper. A photo posted by Erin Napier (@erinapier) on Jan 30, 2017 at 2:54pm PST I don’t know about “hit show,” but I’m certainly grateful for the light it’s going to shine on our little town. What a dream. How did this happen, y’all? They tell us […]


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I had to stop myself from actually squealing when I got a notification I had been tagged in this photo on instagram by one of the HGTV producers this morning: ? this can't be real. #Repost @jensmithmoore ・・・ Delivering tons of promos for @HGTV's next big hit show! #HGTVHomeTown premieres March 21 after #FixerUpper. A photo posted by Erin Napier (@erinapier) on Jan 30, 2017 at 2:54pm PST I don’t know about “hit show,” but I’m certainly grateful for the light it’s going to shine on our little town. What a dream. How did this happen, y’all? They tell us […]


Erin

Monday, January 30th, 2017

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#2,591 Support + Freedom.

I don’t know how to adequately thank every person who shared the exciting news about Home Town’s premiere date, each one of you who emailed and called and texted and tweeted and shared. There were some big ones late last night and today that took us by surprise. Country Living, for one:   And some of our HGTV family:       And even though there was infinitely more kindness than there was unkindness, it’s hard for someone like me, a pleaser, to have no curiosity about what the people on Facebook have to say. It’s also hard for someone like me, with […]


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I don’t know how to adequately thank every person who shared the exciting news about Home Town’s premiere date, each one of you who emailed and called and texted and tweeted and shared. There were some big ones late last night and today that took us by surprise. Country Living, for one:   And some of our HGTV family:       And even though there was infinitely more kindness than there was unkindness, it’s hard for someone like me, a pleaser, to have no curiosity about what the people on Facebook have to say. It’s also hard for someone like me, with […]


Erin

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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#2,590 Season 1 Premiere Date.

It’s been 3 years in the making, and we are so thrilled to finally tell y’all: Home Town season 1 premieres Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9 cst following Fixer Upper on HGTV. I’m so excited to have y’all along for the ride and thankful for your encouragement along the way. We spent last year making 10 new episodes (11 if you count the pilot episode) full of heart and happy tears, beautiful homes with personal stories and Ben’s loving craftsmanship in every piece of furniture. I can’t believe it. But there’s a website for the show and everything right here, […]


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It’s been 3 years in the making, and we are so thrilled to finally tell y’all: Home Town season 1 premieres Tuesday, March 21 at 10/9 cst following Fixer Upper on HGTV. I’m so excited to have y’all along for the ride and thankful for your encouragement along the way. We spent last year making 10 new episodes (11 if you count the pilot episode) full of heart and happy tears, beautiful homes with personal stories and Ben’s loving craftsmanship in every piece of furniture. I can’t believe it. But there’s a website for the show and everything right here, […]


Erin

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

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