#2,417 Dressing House #2.

Tomorrow’s reveal is for a couple of dear friends and it was a joy to spend today padding around their house, dressing the dinner table, hanging the artwork, lovingly placing little surprises in every nook and cranny. Surprises like Candy the Crane. Whom Blake decided loves Jesus but still believes in ghosts. And I cackled.


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Tomorrow’s reveal is for a couple of dear friends and it was a joy to spend today padding around their house, dressing the dinner table, hanging the artwork, lovingly placing little surprises in every nook and cranny. Surprises like Candy the Crane. Whom Blake decided loves Jesus but still believes in ghosts. And I cackled.


Erin

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

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#2,415 Reveal 1–Season 2.

Tomorrow is the first reveal of season 2 and my heart is full to bursting with thanks for our amazing team who always help us pull this thing off with our homeowners’ personalities and histories inspiring every decision. I can’t wait for you to see what’s behind me when it airs this winter!


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Tomorrow is the first reveal of season 2 and my heart is full to bursting with thanks for our amazing team who always help us pull this thing off with our homeowners’ personalities and histories inspiring every decision. I can’t wait for you to see what’s behind me when it airs this winter!


Erin

Monday, September 11th, 2017

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#2,411 Golden Afternoon.

The light in Gardiner Park felt like a hug today. It marked the first day of filming season 2 without a drop of sweat. And I spent the afternoon hanging out with Sean Starwars, Laurel’s coolest printmaker, for a Home Town project: A golden afternoon all the way around.


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The light in Gardiner Park felt like a hug today. It marked the first day of filming season 2 without a drop of sweat. And I spent the afternoon hanging out with Sean Starwars, Laurel’s coolest printmaker, for a Home Town project: A golden afternoon all the way around.


Erin

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

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#2,396 Bathroom Progress.

Our bathroom has been totally inaccessible from inside the house for 2 months but last week the new doorway into our bedroom was created and tile is coming in! Here’s a tiny sneak peek: I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about where I will put towel bars and plug ins. Things that never worry me  about the ten other houses we have underway at any given time. I guess that’s an occupational hazard these days. 


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Our bathroom has been totally inaccessible from inside the house for 2 months but last week the new doorway into our bedroom was created and tile is coming in! Here’s a tiny sneak peek: I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about where I will put towel bars and plug ins. Things that never worry me  about the ten other houses we have underway at any given time. I guess that’s an occupational hazard these days. 


Erin

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

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#2,391 Filming with Mama.

Mama and I got to film the most fun scene yet of season 2, over her sewing machine, where we laughed until we actually cried–even the crew. When the scene wrapped with a gorgeous custom pillow to show for it, the cameras went off and Elvis came on (because, of course, never forget) and she pulled out a huge spread of sandwich trays and fruit and chips and dips and cupcakes and fed all the boys who kept hugging her and making me feel grateful for a team who loves our people and for a mama who loves them back.


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Mama and I got to film the most fun scene yet of season 2, over her sewing machine, where we laughed until we actually cried–even the crew. When the scene wrapped with a gorgeous custom pillow to show for it, the cameras went off and Elvis came on (because, of course, never forget) and she pulled out a huge spread of sandwich trays and fruit and chips and dips and cupcakes and fed all the boys who kept hugging her and making me feel grateful for a team who loves our people and for a mama who loves them back.


Erin

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

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#2,385 Support System.

We worked so hard this week, I can barely hold my eyes open to write this sentence. Today I’m grateful for our friends at the shops all over Laurel who have opened their doors and their inventories to our little production–places like Lott Furniture where Mal and I got to take a little adventure this afternoon. I’m also thankful for the silly boys I spend my days with at work and floor fans that feel good when they poof out your shirt on a really hot day. And mamas who hem your new dress at 8 pm on a Thursday. […]


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We worked so hard this week, I can barely hold my eyes open to write this sentence. Today I’m grateful for our friends at the shops all over Laurel who have opened their doors and their inventories to our little production–places like Lott Furniture where Mal and I got to take a little adventure this afternoon. I’m also thankful for the silly boys I spend my days with at work and floor fans that feel good when they poof out your shirt on a really hot day. And mamas who hem your new dress at 8 pm on a Thursday. […]


Erin

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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#2,384 Storm Watch.

We were rushing to wrap filming tonight at 7:00 when our phones lit up with warnings a severe storm was 15 minutes away. Cameras that cost more than some houses in Laurel aren’t waterproof so it’s serious business when you’ve got one chance to get the scene. As soon as we finished, we hopped in the car and drove home to beat the rain and Ben waited for it on the porch, relishing the cool breeze that came first. We sat on the swing when it started to pour down and I laid my head on his big heavy chest, […]


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We were rushing to wrap filming tonight at 7:00 when our phones lit up with warnings a severe storm was 15 minutes away. Cameras that cost more than some houses in Laurel aren’t waterproof so it’s serious business when you’ve got one chance to get the scene. As soon as we finished, we hopped in the car and drove home to beat the rain and Ben waited for it on the porch, relishing the cool breeze that came first. We sat on the swing when it started to pour down and I laid my head on his big heavy chest, […]


Erin

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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#2,383 DIY Day.

Mallorie and I got together at 8:00 this morning to start the first DIY projects of season 2, and neither rain nor mosquitoes could stop us.  I’m thankful that our framily gets to be such an integral part of all the work we do. How lucky are we to have such talented friends?


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Mallorie and I got together at 8:00 this morning to start the first DIY projects of season 2, and neither rain nor mosquitoes could stop us.  I’m thankful that our framily gets to be such an integral part of all the work we do. How lucky are we to have such talented friends?


Erin

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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#2,377 House Shopping Day 1 Done.

This is what you need to know about home renovation shows: The day you see the houses the homeowners choose from is the absolute hardest day of filming out of the entire 2 months it takes to make one episode. It means being on your feet from 7 am to 6 pm, talking about your ideas with great enthusiasm, repeating yourself lots and lots so you get it all in there as concisely as possible, and at the end of the day… You crawl out of the car and into the shower, make yourself a little supper while keeping your […]


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This is what you need to know about home renovation shows: The day you see the houses the homeowners choose from is the absolute hardest day of filming out of the entire 2 months it takes to make one episode. It means being on your feet from 7 am to 6 pm, talking about your ideas with great enthusiasm, repeating yourself lots and lots so you get it all in there as concisely as possible, and at the end of the day… You crawl out of the car and into the shower, make yourself a little supper while keeping your […]


Erin

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

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#2,376 Season 2.

Today was our first day of filming season 2 of Home Town! It’s so strange how we wait and prepare for this day for months, then it happens and feels like riding a bike and like the most normal day, relatively speaking, if film slates and cameras become normal somehow.  ​ Day 1, roll 1, season 2. 🎉📽 #HGTVHomeTown A post shared by Erin Napier (@erinapier) on Jul 31, 2017 at 7:52am PDT In just a few very short months, we will have this season under our belts, and the cycle will begin again if we’re very lucky. I’m so […]


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Today was our first day of filming season 2 of Home Town! It’s so strange how we wait and prepare for this day for months, then it happens and feels like riding a bike and like the most normal day, relatively speaking, if film slates and cameras become normal somehow.  ​ Day 1, roll 1, season 2. 🎉📽 #HGTVHomeTown A post shared by Erin Napier (@erinapier) on Jul 31, 2017 at 7:52am PDT In just a few very short months, we will have this season under our belts, and the cycle will begin again if we’re very lucky. I’m so […]


Erin

Monday, July 31st, 2017

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