But right off the bat I could tell he was smart — and definitely hardworking.
He was just at the shop getting the brakes fixed on his truck.
Over the course of our conversation, he told me he was a Baylor grad. The guys I'd known at Baylor were more the clean-cut type.
This guy seemed a little rough-and-tumble, the kind who'd rather work with his hands than keep a corporate calendar.
Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper.
Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.
An entrepreneur by nature, he started and sold many small businesses before Magnolia.
Having grown up spending time on his granddad’s ranch in North Texas, Chip became a true cowboy at heart.
He'd obviously just finished a workout — he was dressed head-to-toe in cycling gear and was just standing there, innocently waiting on someone from the back.
I tried to think about what I might say to strike up a conversation when I got close enough and quickly settled on the obvious topic: cycling. I kept on walking right past him and out the lobby's front door. I looked up at him, and before I could even answer he asked, "Wait, aren't you the girl from the commercials? I had even done an internship with CBS in New York City, working under Dan Rather in the news division, and because of that my dad had insisted I go on camera for the local TV ads he ran for his shop.