Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Book ‘The Magnolia Story’ Now Available

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Fresh off their release of “The Magnolia Journal” magazine comes a book from Chip and Joanna Gaines revealing their innermost struggles through trials and tribulations which lead them to a full circle of blessings and revelations into the show adored by millions today – “Fixer Upper.”

Once in a blue moon comes along a story that not only inspires you but makes you believe that whatever you set your mind to you can accomplish. “The Magnolia Story” is such a book filled with pages of a down-home, honest portrayal of hard work creating miracles and happily ever afters that do come true! “Written with ‘New York Times bestselling collaborator Mark Dagostino, ‘The Magnolia Story’ documents the life story of Chip and Joanna Gaines, affectionately referred to as the ‘first couple of home improvement.'”

1. The Magnolia



With an umbrella of creative ventures to their name, Chip and Joanna are the perfect example of role models through their teamwork over the years which resonates with each collaboration they have accomplished. True to their story, Magnolia has been the perfect name chosen to give to each venture from their Magnolia Market, to their Magnolia Homes business to the Magnolia Collection and the recent “Magnolia Journal.” The definition of a magnolia in itself describes the growth of their relationship and the journey they took to fully blossom.

“The Magnolia Story” ties together the entire formula of success they have found complete with roadblocks and plot twists, that has produced the creative genius we see in their work. “Without even trying to do so, Chip and Joanna Gaines have become extremely popular based on the proven formula of authenticity, humility, and personality,” said Matt Baugher, Senior Vice President and Publisher of W Publishing Group.

Why a book? “Fans of the show were really interested in knowing more about our story—where we started, how we started… even how we met. And the more we considered it, the more excited we became about the possibility. And we’re glad we did,” said Chip Gaines

2. Beginnings



Like all relationships, they take some time to develop, and it was no different with Chip and Joanna. What many may have felt was love, at first sight, was a process of getting to know and trust each other. A formula that would show throughout their book, of the resilience and courage they had to tackle through all the storms they faced together as a team.

“How many of us take the time to relive half a lifetime’s worth of happy memories, cringe-worthy failures, and unforgettable adventures together?” states Joanna in the book. When asked what an underlying theme to the book might be Joanna had this so say: “Trust your story.” Joanna continues, “I think we could both agree that these three words have been a theme, not just of the book, but of our lives together. You have to trust that it’s not all going to be easy and it’s not all fun, but it’s going to be an adventure. And it’ll definitely be worth it.”

The foundation laid down in both their lives through their families over the years is the “common bond” that makes their story a success. That and the “strong faith of a mustard seed” Joanna had throughout and the still small voice of God she shares guiding them along the way.

3. “Blessings in Disguise”


Photo: Sonia Ramirez

Through the pages of their book, you will come to see the entrepreneur spirit that dwelled in Chip and the underlying creative force that awakened in Joanna over the years as they each unveiled their talents for building and creating one of a kind dream homes. Chip’s background in business and Joanna’s background in communications would lead them to paths where they would discover new talents and dreams waiting to evolve.

“The work we did manage to touch a lot of people’s lives, and it’s just not possible to put into words the gratitude we feel for each and every person who’s helped us along the way,” shares Joanna in the book. “I simply never could have imagined just how much God had in store for us, and I certainly couldn’t have dreamed just how many keys to other doors God had already placed in our hands.”

4. Coming Full Circle


Photo: Sonia Ramirez

Having had their share of challenges and roadblocks and growing into a successful business with Magnolia Homes and Joanna’s success with her beloved Magnolia shop, laid the foundation for all the blessings chasing them down. Now with a family of four children and things coming together, “Fixer Upper” couldn’t have come at a better time.

With family always being at the forefront these two managed to create an empire of successful ventures while still maintaining a normal family life for their kids and providing a place of refuge and peace to come home to in a farm house they bought and were renovating as their dream home come true from years ago.

It’s this very experience and Chip’s knack for surprising Joanna with new adventures such as purchasing a run-down houseboat that created the perfect filming scenario capturing the honest interaction and how they work through situations that would be the successful formula behind the hit HGTV show as shared in the book.

5. Beyond the Horizon

As their business grew so did the need for a bigger space to have thousands come to visit and in October 2015, Magnolia Market at the Silos opened. “The best part of all this growth is that we’ve been able to channel it right back in the town we love,” shared Joanna in the book. Not only have they been a blessing to Waco, Texas and their employees, but along the path they have shared their kindness with strangers through interactions and blessings they have shared with those crossing their path as far away as Colorado.

But the main hope is that they will serve as an inspiration to follow your dreams and to find what inspires you, what you love to do and make it a reality. “Don’t quit and don’t give up. The reward is just around the corner.” they share in “The Magnolia Story.” “Know that God has been there from the beginning—and he will be there until the end.”

The Magnolia Story releases on October 18, 2016, with the W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. “The Magnolia Story” will be followed by a design book from Joanna to be published by Thomas Nelson Gift Books in early 2017.

Be sure to catch Season 4 coming soon and just maybe, in the near future as Joanna shares in her book, we may all have our own Magnolia Market to visit in our hometowns and be inspired to become “fixer uppers!”



“The Magnolia Story”