Monday, March 23, 2015
On Saturday Mr. Ken and I
went downtown to the Greater
Kansas City Home Show.
This cute design was created
by the Kansas City Water
Garden Society. Check out
the green bottles. A fun way
to use those colored bottles.
A small tribute to the Wizard of
Oz. Toto is so cute. Don't look
now but his house has landed on
Aren't they GORGEOUS!!!
One of the many displays by
local landscaping companies.
Beautiful Tulips. Don't you
love the star compass on the
Now on to the REAL reason
for going to the Home Show.
Do you watch HGTV? Silly
question? One of our favorite
shows is Fixer Upper. When I
heard the the stars from this
show were coming to town I
was ECSTATIC !!!
Plans were made immediately
to go to the show. As you sorta
can see from the above picture
that oh so many made the same
plans. There were
so many people waiting to see
the stars, there was no way that
I could get a crowd shot AND we
stood for 2 hours because NO ONE
would get out of their chairs that
they were in since 10 a m!
Here they come!! Chip and Joanna
Chip and Joanna are the stars of
Fixer Upper--a family choose one
of three houses that the duo find
and then with the help of the family's
suggestions, needs and wants they
"fix it up" and we the viewer get
to watch it unfold. They do a
spectacular job. Both are so
knowledgeable in their respective
It was so refreshing to see that they
are the same in person as they are
on the show. So down to Earth.
They talked to the audience about
how they met, built their family (they
have four cute kids and many animals
on their farm), merged their businesses
and developed their show.
Chip is a contractor by trade and
Joanna built her design business
early in their marriage. They own
Magnolia Homes-- their renovation
company and Magnolia Market
a retail store and online company.
Plus many other projects including
In the words of one from the audience
"It was like seeing your favorite
Another fun activity at the show
was the "Photo Bus," a Kansas
City based company that took a
vintage VW bus and turned it
into a photo booth!! Such a fun
Hop in , take the button, use the
props and in no time four pics are
taken and you are on your way. A
lot of fun! One can rent the bus for
Wouldn't this be fun at a wedding
reception or graduation.
More fun! Big kid, big teepe.
The landscaping companies did a
beautiful job with all the displays
don't you think?
Fun, fun, fun.
~Keep on Dreaming~