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Jay’s Book Review - The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

Updated: Jan 29, 2021

I love reading! One of my favorite joys is being able to read a book in quiet LOL. With most of my life revolving around digital (computers for work and business; phones for managing social media), my preference is to read physical books. There’s nothing like unplugging from my electronics and grabbing a book and reading.

I also love book shopping. My preference is physical bookstores. I like to stroll through the stores, see what’s new and what titles draw me in. One book I’ve enjoyed reading is The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines. I was enjoying some free time at Target and decided to grab myself a new book. I already loved Chip & Joanna from their show Fixer Upper on HGTV. I love how down-to-earth they are on the show and they work together to help build people’s dream homes. I am also inspired by the empire they’ve built over the years. From a TV show to a product line, physical stories, and much more!

So what are my thoughts on The Magnolia Story?

I LOVED IT!! I won’t spoil too many of the details, but I love the honesty shared in their book. It’s hard to be transparent and tell the not-so-pretty details of your life and business, but they did so in a way that was truthful but also uplifting.

I also appreciate how they shared the importance of supporting each other’s dreams. They shared times in the book where they both had a “crazy” goal and the other person pushed them to do it, despite the sacrifices it would bring. It inspired me to always ensure I support my husband’s goals, even if they aren’t traditional.

I also enjoyed how they showed the various sides of entrepreneurship. We live in a time where entrepreneurship is glorified, but I know that there are so many experiences that don’t make it to Instagram. Their book talked about the juggle and sacrifice of entrepreneurship and what it takes to keep going.

Overall, I suggest this book to everyone. Married couples, singles, 9-5’ers, entrepreneurs, dreamers, those who are fearful. It’s a story of creating life on your own terms and staying resilient.

Have you read the book or are you planning to? Follow me on Instagram and let me know what you think!

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