The Gaineses are just like us! Basically...


Aside from their booming business(es), hit television show, and impeccable taste in home design, the Gaineses are basically just like us. Basically.

In a brief Q & A with Traditional Home, Joanna recently shared some facts about herself and her relationship with Chip that we've never heard before. Like, for example, how they somehow manage to have weekly date nights, and how they celebrate Valentine's Day with their four kids.

"Since Chip and I try to go on a date night once a week, we don't feel the need to keep holidays like Valentine's Day all to ourselves," Joanna explained. "We set the table fancy, we all get dressed up, and we serve a big, beautiful candlelight dinner. It's our kids' favorite too. I'll never forget one year we served lobster, and Chip chased all the kids around the house with a lobster. It was hilarious!"

And how about this for things we would have never expected from the design queen: she looooves all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants!

The Fixer Upper star also revealed the one thing she can't live without, and surprisingly it's neither shiplap nor French doors.

"I can't live without my eyeliner," she confessed.

Head over to for the rest of the revealing interview.