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Chip Gaines Is Melting Hearts With His Latest Surprise For His Family

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Chip and Joanna Gaines have a beautiful large family, but there was something missing. Chip decided that it was high time the family got a new surprise, in the form of an adorable English Mastiff puppy. The family is known for leading a simple life with lots of pets, farm animals, and 5 children, in addition to running a thriving business empire, known as Magnolia. 

Joanna shared the news with fans on Instagram, saying “Chip told me he hadn’t surprised us in a while with a new animal and that it was long overdue… we now have more dogs than children .” 

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Incredible Growth and Gaines

Their success began with Fixer Upper on HGTV, where there love and work ethic charmed viewers just as much as their ability to salvage houses and turn them into beautiful homes. The couple has made several additions to their family over the past few years. 

The new pup, who is yet to be given a name, seems to have taken a particular liking to the family’s youngest child, one-year-old Crew. The golden Mastiff can be seen on Instagram following the toddling Crew around the farm.

Surprises Are No Surprise to Joanna

Joanna has likely learned to expect the unexpected given Chip’s affinity for surprise additions to the family. Chip’s love for surprising his family with animals goes back to at least 2017, when Joanna went out of town near Christmas time. When she returned home, she found a fluffy kitten under the tree, prompting her to post a photo of the kitty with the caption “I go out of town for one night…”. 

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Last April Chip brought home the family’s first Mastiff puppy in a similar fashion, along with a kitten. These two joined the family shortly before Crew was born. They also got an adorable wakeup call last April as well.  Chip presented a baby goat that had been born the night before. A litter of piglets was also born that month, prompting Chip to proclaim “Errbody having babies round here” on his Instagram. 

Living the Simple Life

Despite their success as reality tv stars, Chip and Joanna have no TVs in the farmhouse. Farming is a family affair. They have five children. Drake is 14, Ella is 12, Duke is 11, Emmie Kay is 9, and Crew is 1. Helping out on the farm helps keep the children entertained as well as teaching them valuable life lessons. The children help with most of the farm chores, including feeding the animals and milking the cows. 

Their Newest Baby: Their Own Network

The network is set to launch Summer of 2020. In addition to Fixer Upper, the channel will feature design, wellness, food, and home and garden programming. The network gives the couple an opportunity to tell their story and share their strongly held beliefs on many aspects of life. They are also excellent role models in a landscape where people to look up to are few and far between. 

How Do They Achieve Balance?

How do they balance the farm, raising five children, and launching their own cable network? According to Joanna, balance isn’t something she’s interested in. She says “I’ve found that something miraculous happens when I make space for both: Each is made better by the other.” She explains that her work and family overlap, and each is influenced and inspired by the other. 

Chip and Joanna’s latest addition may be the newest, but it’s clear that they have boundless love for all their family members, both the two and four-legged varieties. They are living the American dream, and doing it on their own terms. 

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These Siberian Cats Are Essentially Tiny, Adorable Bears!

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If you are anything like us, you probably love the idea of a large, fluffy cat. These are some of the most adorable animals in the entire world, aren’t they? Unfortunately, there are many of us who cannot take them home because of allergies. If our allergies allowed for it, we would keep a house full of them! Every time we have the chance to check out our dream cats, our hearts ache.

Now, this story is providing further insight on one of the cutest breeds of cat on the planet. Sergey Lebedeva and his wife Ally are here to provide a glimpse into their daily existence. We must admit that we are already quite jealous. Those who reside in and around Barnaul, Siberia get to check out these cats all of the time and who wouldn’t love them?

They look like tiny, fluffy bears. These cats are not your usual barnyard animal! Sergey and Alley have basically given their land over to these cats and for good reason. Wouldn’t you do the same if you were in their shoes? We would love to spend some time with these cats in person. We are in the process of booking a trip to Siberia right now. 

All jokes aside, this is one of the most adorable initiatives that we have ever seen. Can you believe this location got started with just one cat? The story begins back in 2004. 15 years ago, there was just one of these Siberian cats at this location. From there, the animal gave birth to a litter. Once the first five ginger kitties arrived, the brood continued to grow.

Sergey and Ally were more than happy to welcome them to the premises. Now that these cats have been allowed to live in peace, they have continued to multiply. We are sure that no one is complaining, though. We wish that we had enough land to let these cats run wild and free. This is the way that animals should get to live. We envy them greatly.

Who would’t want to live on a great, big farm like this one? These cats have everything that they could ever possibly need in this location. All of their needs are met and they do not have to worry about any interlopers coming along. Sergey and Ally give them the love and protection that they deserve, while allowing them to live the life that they have always desired.

Now, there are hundreds of these cats residing here. It is like something out of one of the cutest indie films that you have ever seen. The rabbits and chickens that reside on this farm are also more than happy to have them near. The cats love protecting them and they are always on guard. The chickens and rabbits have the ultimate peace of mind.

Top flight security guards are hard to come by these days and that’s why these cats are so wonderful. They are not there to soak up all of the family’s resources. The cats are able to earn their keep. Ally and Sergey do not have to spend their time securing the premises, since these cats are holding it down on their behalf.

In the meantime, we are going to have to ask you to share this story immediately. All of the cat lovers in your life are definitely going to appreciate this one. While we cannot head to Siberia right away, we are going to keep a close eye on this location. This is one of the best farms on the planet and this is objectively true. We will not be accepting any dissent on this one at all. 

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These are the Rarest and Most Valuable Items EVER Featured on ‘Pawn Stars’!

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If you are a fan of collectibles, ancient antiques, and haggling, then you’ll no doubt enjoy watching Pawn Stars on the History Channel. The series follows the team at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, NV. The reality TV series has been airing since 2009 and the show has featured some incredibly rare and valuable items along the way. Today, we are going to leap behind the counter of your favorite pawn shop so that we can highlight the rarest and most valuable items in Pawn Stars’ history!

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The Most Loving and Loyal Dog Breeds That Your Money Can Buy

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Everybody thinks that their favorite dog breed is the most loyal on Earth. However, some breeds are inherently more loyal than others. If you’re a dog lover or looking to purchase a pup in the future, this list can help you make that choice. Each breed on this list has been rated as among the most loyal and dependable dogs by experts on canines and various breeds on the market today.  These breeds are truly the most loyal that you can find! 

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Ranking EVERY NFL Uniform From Worst to Best!

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The National Football League is one of the most celebrated professional sports leagues in the United States of America. The sport is so influential that people will devote their entire weekend to watching their favorite teams play the game. Today, we are going to dive deep into the football fandom in a different direction. Instead of ranking teams based on how good they are, let’s take a look at which teams have the best jersey schemes in the league! Keep on reading to see how we rank every uniform in the NFL, starting from worst to first!

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A Helpful How To On Managing The Chaotic Realities Of Co-Parenting And Moving

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Moving is a process that no one likes to go through if they can possibly help it. If you are anything like us, you like to avoid it at all costs. There is simply too much to do. Organizing all of your possessions is never easy. It is easy to become overwhelmed with the process, that is for sure. That’s why we love to rely on helpful guides that are provided by those who have been there in the past.

Take the mother in this story, for example. Angela had to take on the realities of moving while also dealing with the realities of co-parenting. Neither of these processes is fun and we cannot imagine having to grapple with both of them at the same time. It is not easy to juggle the needs of an entire family, while dealing with the logistics that are associated with a major move.

This is something that Angela knows firsthand. Co-parenting is tough to navigate as well. In order for Angela and her boyfriend to get settled in their new place, they had to move further away from his co-parent. This is not a pleasant process and no one likes it. The prospect of taking someone’s child further away from them is not something that anyone can feel good about it.

Sometimes, life takes us in unexpected directions, though. At times like these, all we can do is buckle up and hope for the absolute best. Angela’s boyfriend shares custody with his co-parent and they once had the luxury of living 15 minutes away from each other. Thanks to the move, that distance has doubled. Angela and her boyfriend have handled the process in a very amicable manner, though.

They did not want his co-parent to feel as if she was being left out of the planning. While this move was not an interstate move, there was still much that needed to be figured out before all parties involved could move forward. They talked a lot along the way, in hopes that they could avoid any sort of detrimental issues. Luckily, it did not take long for them to reach such a point.

All is well now because they took the time to keep the co-parent looped in during the process. Sometimes, it is really that simple. In some instances, families are going to live close together to make life easier on their children. But what happens when that is not possible? That is when you have to be real about things and have an honest conversation with your partner.

If there is nothing else that you take from this story, the importance of maintaining an open line of communication during these processes. A child needs to know that their parents have their best interests at heart. When they do not, they will often make decisions that do not benefit the entire collective. That’s what makes Angela and her boyfriend’s story such a special one.

They could have easily told his co-parent that she would simply have to deal with whatever decision that they made. Adults have to come together and respect each other’s lives. Moving is hard enough without upsetting your partner’s co-parent in the process. Let that be a lesson to you and yours going forward.

These parents did what was best for their little guy and now all parties are able to move forward in an amicable manner. The plans are now in motion and the move is expected to go off without a hitch. The move is going according to plan because Angela put in the necessary time and effort. There are no shortcuts in these instances. Please be sure to share her learnings! 

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