Joanna Gaines is Taking a Break from Technology This Christmas


2016 was a landmark year for Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. The huge success of their reality show and Magnolia Market and Silos in Waco, Texas, have catapulted them to stardom. Now, Joanna is making sure she spends some time disconnecting from fame and focusing on the important things this holiday season.

"Today the kids and I had a sweet time talking about all the ornaments on this tree," she posted in a caption on her Instagram. "Every one of these colorful ornaments have a story to tell and a memory I hold dear. These are the moments."

"For the month of December I want to try and put my phone down more often, and by down I mean leave it in the car, put it in a locked box, or under the mattress. I've been stirred to start looking people in the eye more, to smile at them, talk with them in person, and love them the old fashioned way," she writes. "There is a certain richness in today that may never be around again. I want to choose to enjoy these moments with my family, my friends, and even strangers. 'Tis this season..."

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It's hard to imagine just how much the Gaines' have on their plate right now. Between lawsuits and new business ventures, their to-do list has to be enormous.

But with so much going on in all of our lives, it would be a wise move to follow in Joanna's footsteps. It's always a relief to disconnect from the internet and reconnect with the ones you love. After all, isn't that what true Christmas memories are made from?

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Joanna Gaines is Taking a Break from Technology This Christmas