12 Times Chip + Joanna Gave Us Major #RelationshipGoals
You know when you watch a TV show, commercial or movie and find yourself smiling — alone — with the people on the screen? And you're like, "I feel dumb but I'm SO HAPPY right now!" That's how I feel when I watch Chip and Joanna, hosts of Fixer Upper, interact with each other. Not only are they passionate about flipping properties, but they're so in love which makes the return even sweeter.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I couldn't resist pulling my favorite warm and fuzzy moments between the duo. Try to make it through these without oohing and aahing.
Swoon-Worthy Jo + Chip Quotes
"Who won in life? Me. Because I got to marry you." — Chip
"I knew when I married the guy it was going to be an adventurous life. And it hasn't been boring yet." — Joanna
Chip and Joanna Gaines With Dust Masks
The favorite tools of HGTV's Fixer Upper co-hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines? "I'm a fan of the hand sander," Joanna says. "When a piece is painted, I like to distress it to give it more character." Chip's pick? The chain saw. "It's a powerful tool that gets the job done fast," he says.
"Only my wife could pull off the bee suit. She looks like a freakin' supermodel." — Chip
"He's got this energy like an 8-year-old boy ... it's what keeps things interesting around here. And I think that's what makes him such a great dad." — Joanna
"I love it when JoJo walks into a room ... because you're just the most beautiful woman in the room." — Chip
Fixer Upper Valentine's Day 00:20
"We've started this new tradition over the past couple of years where Valentines is really a family affair, so all the kids get dressed in their finest … and we cook a really big meal." — Joanna
"Her dad made the mistake of putting a pic of the family behind the counter at his [automotive] shop. I knew I'd marry her one day just by the picture on the wall." — Chip
"I knew he was the one because I knew I could trust him." — Joanna
"I want to look very passionately at you." — Chip
"You're just cute." — Joanna
"When we were just dating, I would pick these blooms from Magnolia trees. So when we had the opportunity and were trying to figure out what to name her little boutique, Magnolia Market just stood out to us." — Chip
"When we were dating I said that I wanted to play the drums one day ... and the next day he had this whole drum setup, and I learned how to play the drums." — Joanna
On Buying Their Own Fixer Upper
Chip and Joanna's families had complete faith in their renovation skills when they bought their own run-down property. "They have seen some pretty bad homes that we have purchased...this one honestly didn't scare them, mainly because the land was so pretty," the couple says.
On Joanna's Favorite Room at Home
Her favorite space post-renovation? The kitchen. "It's the heart of the home for me," she says. "No matter how much is going on, I don't feel overwhelmed because the palette is very clean and fresh. I love the farmhouse sink, and I love looking out the window at the animals and cows while I work."
On Their First Design Project
Their first house as a married couple was "all over the map," Joanna says. "The front room had sailboats in it, the kitchen was mustard yellow and French themed, and the back den was rustic with cedar paneled walls, hanging horns and cow hides. I guess I was testing out my style."
On Joanna's First Big Design Mistake
"For our first high-end flip, I chose a tan stucco color," Joanna says. "After it was painted, I pulled up to the house and it looked like a big yellow school bus." Lesson learned? Always buy paint samples.
On Chip's First Big Design Mistake
"I wanted to surprise JoJo with a bold backsplash at a flip property," Chip says. "It took me all day to install this beautiful tumbled-stone backsplash, but when I went to grout it...it soaked up the color and turned maroon. It was horrible, and JoJo was surprised to say the least."
On the Number One Design Mistake People Make
"When people make their house too practical or too pretty," it doesn't work, Joanna says. Great design is a blend of both, like this functional yet chic white kitchen.
On Their Favorite Power Tools
On Favorite Spots to Find Vintage Goodies
Where does Joanna find all the great products she uses in her farmhouse and in her shop? "Off-the-beaten-path antique stores and flea markets," she says. "My favorite thing to do is hunt for really cool pieces to sell or repurpose and use in my home."