Amidst the chaos of our second birthday party, our mailman, Josh, came in the shop with a special envelope. My youngest, Jillian, grabbed the mail, and her eyes grew wide as she saw the return address. We were all surprised to see that the letter came from a town outside Waco, and the letter had come from Chip and Joanna Gaines, the personalities from HGTV's Fixer Upper and owners of the Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. We were all starstruck!
A few weeks back, I had sent Joanna one of our Jillian Totes and a matching Travel Set with an enclosed letter thanking her for being an inspiration. On her show, Joanna is a light; she is giving and loving and always wanting to help everyone. Her blog posts are uplifting and helpful, and her Instagram posts fill our days with laughter and joy. The entire Valere Rene team loves Joanna and her family. She is an amazing Christian lady that aims to bring life to everyone around her. When we saw the response from her, a long shot, we were over the moon.
"Valere, Thank you for the beautiful handbag and makeup bags! They are gorgeous! I enjoyed looking through your catalog too! I appreciate your thoughtfulness! Many blessings, Joanna"
Joanna Gaines loves our bags. Our bags. We are so humbled that a personality like Joanna likes our bags as much as we do. We hope we can catch a peek at her with her bag sometime, maybe on Fixer Upper. And we certainly hope to hear more from her in the future.
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