Joanna Gaines knows exactly how she will remember her husband Chip when he is gone.
The mother of five recently shared her idea for a tattoo in honor of her husband in Breaking new ground: expanding the silos, a new 45-minute special documenting the expansion of the HGTV alums’ shopping and dining destination in their hometown of Waco, Texas.
As Joanna walks through one of the new stores, dubbed # 16, filled with her husband’s favorite things, she explains, “We decided to call Chip’s store # 16. It’s his favorite number. All we do.” Now got from him – his underwear, his white t-shirts – we put # 16 in it. It’s one thing. “
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Joanna says the chip number from 16 Chip isn’t just “a family number” – all of her children use it on their sports jerseys.
“You even inherited it a bit,” Chip says to his wife and she nods in agreement.
“I always say when he dies, I’ll go ‘one, six’ right there,” she says, outlining the digits on the inside of her wrist to indicate the placement of her suggested ink.
She also throws out a second tattoo idea, “a squirrel,” but does not elaborate on whether the animal has symbolic ties to Chip.
Neither Chip nor Joanna currently have any tattoos that they shared publicly. chip replied to a tweet asked if he was in ink in 2017 and wrote “not yet”.
The special, now streamed on Discovery +, follows the couple from the fall of 2019, when they first came up with the Silos expansion, to its opening in October 2020, and shows off new features like the Magnolia Press café, a Furniture showroom and a wiffle ball field, a historic church that the couple moved to the site, and a miniature village with six new themed shops selling everything from leather goods to women’s clothing to children’s toys.
Store # 16 sells everything from pennants to ball caps to baseball. When the couple are demonstrating the shop in the Special, they walk through the small, wood-lined room and pick up some of the items. Joanna says to her husband, “Babe, it’s you.”
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Breaking new ground: expanding the silos began streaming on Discovery + on Friday, February 26th and helped fans through the Magnolia Network app launch on July 15th.
Since they first announced that they would be returning to television with their own network in November 2018, seven months later Fixer on top The renovation stars aired their bittersweet finale on HGTV and worked hard to come up with a full list of new original series.
Magnolia Network was originally scheduled to premiere in October 2020. However, due to significant production delays due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the start was postponed to “early 2021” and then to January 2022.
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Meanwhile, Magnolia Network’s parent company Discovery Inc. announced in February that it would debut a Magnolia app on July 15, 2021. The app will include access to the first full seasons of Fixer Upper: Welcome home and Joanna’s cooking show Magnolia kitchen, as well as the full Fixer on top Archive and some of their new shows, including Growing Floret, The Lost Kitchen, Homegrown, Family Dinners and Restoration road with Clint harp.
Discovery + is currently previewing several of the new Magnolia shows, including the first four episodes of Welcome Home and Magnolia kitchenand individual episodes of many others.