by Erin Napier
We have been absolutely flooded with kind words from folks who saw my Instagram post last week about why Ben stays within arm’s reach on the show…
I got an email today from a viewer who hates the way @scotsman.co touches me so much on the show. It makes her sick because it reminds her of men who treat women like objects, which made me hurt for her. The truth of it is, being an extreme introvert complicates my job and I suspect there are more of you out there like me. Being on TV is unnerving for me, and since we met he's always understood. Every time he touches my arm, my back, it's letting me know I'm not alone. He's always right there, and then I'm not nervous anymore.
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And I just want you to know how much it means to us. I can’t believe how far our story has spread, from Today and Country Living to PopSugar and today, Ashton Kutcher’s Facebook, according to my mom!
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!