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Joanna Gaines is the media mogul and queen of home design running the Magnolia Network. Alongside her husband Chip, Joanna has a whole empire she has set in motion, and taking time to spend with her family is key to everything. The Magnolia Table host recently shared a video on Instagram spending time with her family and it was their adorable dog that fans couldn’t stop seeing.

Joanna Gaines smiling as she walks out of a restaurant
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Joanna Gaines enjoys a family day

Gaines is an endearing television personality and is loved by millions. The interior designer made a name for herself helping renovate homes around Waco, Texas alongside her husband Chip on the show Fixer Upper. Fans have adored the couple since their HGTV show became a success.

One thing that followers love about Chip and Joanna is how much emphasis they put on spending time with family. Family is the basis of everything and Joanna often shares glimpses of her personal life on Instagram. On Jan. 16, Joanna posted a video of all of her family spending some time outside playing volleyball.

“Trampoline and volleyball net in the front yard… I don’t think we would ever make it in a neighborhood,” she wrote in the caption.

However, fans noted Chip and Joanna’s dogs relaxing in the middle of all the fun and they took all the intention from the rest of the family.

“The dog so relaxed in the middle of the game,” a fan noted.

“Love that there is a dog just chilling in the middle of the game,” a follower added.

“It’s hilarious your dog is just laying there in the middle of it all,” an Instagram user said.

“I love the dog refuses to move,” another fan added.

“And love how the fur baby always has to be right in the middle of things,” another follower commented.

“I love the dog laying right out in the middle of the game! So sweet!” another Instagram user mentioned.

Chip and Joanna Gaines talk about Magnolia Network

A day of fun with the family is surely something that Chip and Joanna appreciated after spending the last month promoting the launch of Magnolia Network. The cable channel’s programming had been streaming over the past year but it was at the top of 2022 when it launched on linear TV taking over the FYI Network. Ahead of the premiere of the network, Chip and Joanna talked about what they looked for in the talent they hire.

“I think one of the things we’ve seen is that thread of vulnerability. People have to say, ‘I’m willing to put myself out there. I don’t even know how to be on TV,’” Joanna told Variety. “We’re like, ‘Hey, it doesn’t matter. Forget the cameras are there, we just want to highlight what you are doing authentically in your life.’”

Joanna said that all the talent on Magnolia Network put “themselves out there in a very vulnerable and beautiful way.” The interior designer believes that this showcases everyone’s personalities and the moments don’t feel scripted.

“We’ve had so many people write us letters, and even connect with us on social media just saying, ‘After watching the show, I’ve been really inspired to go do the thing that I was meant to do.’ So it’s amazing to see the trickle effect of when people put themselves out there how inspires others to do the same,” she added.


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