‘Fixer Upper’: Joanna Gaines’ New Magazine The Magnolia Journal Is Dreamy: First Look

Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines are at it again with a new magazine release, The Magnolia Journal. The couple won the hearts of many when their show Fixer Upper aired and showed their love for one another and their clients on every episode.

The pair sure have been busy, from buying the Silo and transforming it into Magnolia Market, to opening a bed and breakfast, writing a book, and releasing their own furniture, paint, wallpaper, and rug line of products.

[Image by Brian Ach/Invision/AP Images]
[Image by Brian Ach/Invision/AP Images]

With the book release just a few days away, it was a bit surprising the premiere issue of The Magnolia Journal made its debut, but fans couldn't be happier. They simply can't get enough of the goofy Chip and the gorgeous Joanna Gaines. The magazine hit shelves on October 11, but this was just for the premier issue. The Magnolia Journal subscriptions will start Spring 2017 and are already open for subscription enrollment.

If you haven't seen the magazine yet, check out the cover that Chip and Joanna Gaines shared on Instagram:


Their book, The Magnolia Story, will be available October 18 and the new season of 'Fixer Upper' airs November 29, 2016.

The Magnolia Journal is being published by the Meredith Corporation, which is the big name associate with other very popular magazines such as Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living. There will be four issues each year, released every 3 months. The Magnolia Journal will sell for a modest $7.99 per issue.

Joanna included a warm note in her editor's letter to let readers know the focus of the magazine and why she chose it:

In this issue I've chosen to focus on hospitality – it's a theme that weaves through nearly everything I'm passionate about. A mysterious thing happens in the simple act of opening our homes and welcoming others. One of the things I am most looking forward to with this magazine is the opportunity to connect with readers from all walks and seasons of life, with different stories to share.

Meredith's Core Media Editorial Content Director Doug Kouma told PR Newswire "The Meredith team worked with Joanna and her staff to create a design that is light, fresh, easy to read, and ultimately captures the modern rustic style that Magnolia is known for."

The theme, hospitality, is the center of the magazine and readers can feel Joanna's presence on every page as she was involved in every part from cover to finish. You can expect to see:

  • Joanna's Seasonal Favorites: 10 items Joanna Gaines loves in the fall
  • Favorite Gaines' Family Recipes: Fall harvest recipes and a sneak peek of what the Gaines' will enjoy on their table this season
  • Easy Holiday Touches for Your Home: Easy to implement holiday decorating advice, and entertainment tips to make your guests feel welcome.
  • Joanna Shares Her Heart for the Holidays: A special personal piece written by Joanna Gaines that discusses the family's most precious gift of all: each other.

The magazine features content for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, and Joanna makes it clear which is her favorite holiday. The magazine is laid out to have the Christmas content before the Thanksgiving content, so that's one major hint. Joanna even says "No sooner have the pumpkin lattes been released than my mind starts to wander to peppermint and gingerbread."

Even though her preference is Christmas over Thanksgiving, the magazine has plenty of tips and information for the fall and Thanksgiving that readers will enjoy.

You can pick up your copy of The Magnolia Journal on newsstands today or buy the premier issue online. If you've already got your hands on a copy, let everyone know what you thought about it in the comments below.

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