#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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#2,468 Party Animals.

It’s been a long week.  Next week we will enter the final stretch of filming with 1 month left of season 2. The time change will mean the cameras start rolling even earlier, around 6 am, and we will lose our light earlier in the day, accelerating our schedule even as I get closer to the end of pregnancy (and more tired).  For now, we are keeping our heads above water thanks to the amazing team we work with, and these days (and indefinitely, as a baby becomes part of our world), weekends are no longer a time for socializing. […]


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It’s been a long week.  Next week we will enter the final stretch of filming with 1 month left of season 2. The time change will mean the cameras start rolling even earlier, around 6 am, and we will lose our light earlier in the day, accelerating our schedule even as I get closer to the end of pregnancy (and more tired).  For now, we are keeping our heads above water thanks to the amazing team we work with, and these days (and indefinitely, as a baby becomes part of our world), weekends are no longer a time for socializing. […]


Erin

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

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#2,461 Pros.

We got to spend the day with a team of such  photo and editorial professionals from HGTV Magazine, they somehow managed to make me feel good about myself right now, 20 lbs. heavier than I’ve ever been, and for that I am so beyond grateful. I wish I could share photos from the day, but we have to keep the story and any photos from the day a secret until the issue comes out next year, so for now, I can leave you with these semi behind the scenes photos our assistant, Lindsay, took for kicks:


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We got to spend the day with a team of such  photo and editorial professionals from HGTV Magazine, they somehow managed to make me feel good about myself right now, 20 lbs. heavier than I’ve ever been, and for that I am so beyond grateful. I wish I could share photos from the day, but we have to keep the story and any photos from the day a secret until the issue comes out next year, so for now, I can leave you with these semi behind the scenes photos our assistant, Lindsay, took for kicks:


Erin

Friday, October 27th, 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


Erin

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

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#2,459 Together.

We are in the midst of the most grueling schedule of our lives and we’re prioritizing things we’ve never had to before: clean clothes, dishes, family, the Mercantile, our friends. Those things used to be the given that everything else moved around, but because of Helen’s impending arrival, season 2 that we were going to have 6 months to make is being packed into 4.5 months. Which changes your life, and the things you’ve always done and took for granted now seem luxurious. It’s harder on our entire amazing, talented, gracious team, and we are only a small part of […]


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We are in the midst of the most grueling schedule of our lives and we’re prioritizing things we’ve never had to before: clean clothes, dishes, family, the Mercantile, our friends. Those things used to be the given that everything else moved around, but because of Helen’s impending arrival, season 2 that we were going to have 6 months to make is being packed into 4.5 months. Which changes your life, and the things you’ve always done and took for granted now seem luxurious. It’s harder on our entire amazing, talented, gracious team, and we are only a small part of […]


Erin

Wednesday, October 25th, 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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