I traveled to Waco, Texas to see the town that's been transformed by HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' - here's what it's like

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After four successful seasons of "Fixer Upper" on HGTV, Joanna and Chip Gaines are most well-known for their show where they sell houses and style them for lucky clients in Waco, TX.

But the Gaineses have come a long way from their small business flipping houses. Nowadays, it's safe to say they've built a nationally recognized lifestyle brand.

They opened a bakery, publish a quarterly journal, and are now launching a home paint and wallpaper line, among other things.

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Along the way they've stayed true to their roots in Waco, often lifting up other small business owners with them.

A longtime fan of the show, I recently decided to get off my couch and head to Waco to check out its "Fixer Upper" transformation.