It was an ordinary day at the gatehouse.
I had coffee.
And did the dishes.
And tried to figure out how to curl my hair with a flat iron to hide the fact that I had accidentally spray painted part of it pink.
Nothing really unusual or out of the ordinary.
Until this seemingly unremarkable box showed up at my house and plopped itself on my dining room table.
The return label said from KILZ paint manufacturers, but when I opened it…..
…..I saw this.
A chalkboard label with my name on it tied with a grosgrain ribbon around a chunky knitted blanket.
And it smelled like rosemary.
And they spelled my name correctly with an e at the end.
(total aside: if you have an e at the end of your name that people are always forgetting you truly understand the importance of that last statement)
Here’s the picture that represents my surprise and joy and excitement and total and utter jumping up and down and the camera losing focus and my pink hair literally standing up and giving me a standing ovation when I saw a note tucked under the chalkboard label.
You won’t believe who it was from.
Not in a million years.
Can we pause for one moment and absorb that last statement? Let me type it again properly.
And the letter read like this:
Dear KariAnne (spelled with an e again),
Greetings from Texas where I have some exciting news to share–my new paint line Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Paint is available now on MagnoliaMarket.com/paint!
Every home needs a personal touch.
That’s why I personally crafted each of the 25 classic colors in the Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines Paint collection and I can’t wait to see the beautiful transformations they’ll inspire in homes across the country. These colors mean a lot to me because they were influenced by cherished moments in my daily life–my husband Chip, our children, the farm and our pets. I hope these colors take on their own special meaning and inspire memories in your own home.
To celebrate the launch of the new paint line, I wanted to share this box of Magnolia-inspired treasures with you. Inside, you’ll fine premium paint samples of Ella Rose, One Horn White and Gatherings. I’ve also included some of my go-to treats and favorite home decor accents. I hope they fit perfectly in your space.
Enjoy and come and visit us in Waco soon!
Isn’t life amazing.
In the middle of an ordinary day….
…..something extraordinary knocks at the door and plops itself on your dining room table. 🙂
So here’s to coffee.
And pink hair.
And wishing your day be full of the extraordinary, too. 🙂