What is the one thing you think of when you hear Waco, Tx? Well, if you are a home decor lover then the Magnolia Market is probably the first thing that comes to mind.
Like the thousands of other people in the country, I have binge watched my fair share of Fixer Upper episodes and maybe like me you have even fallen in love with the authentic personalities that are Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Since Magnolia Market At The Silos opened I have wanted to visit so badly but the time just never seemed to be right. Then over the weekend, something miraculous happened and I was able to not only fulfill my Magnolia Market dreams but also spend some quality adult time with the hubby.
Before we took off I visited the Magnolia Market website and familiarized myself with important details like parking options, location, and store hours.
Then on Saturday morning, we set out on our journey, I was honestly like a kid in a candy store, my excitement was nearly uncontrollable. You see, it’s not often that we are able to just pick up and leave, especially without our kids so we pretty much jumped at the chance.
If you are going to be traveling a long distance it is always a good idea to make hotel reservations and get familiar with the area before you take off. The number of people that flock to Waco Tx, just to see Magnolia Market is really insane and you wouldn’t want to arrive only to find out you have no place to stay.
Once we arrived in Waco we immediately saw the Silos from the highway, you really cannot miss them. Parking was free in their designated parking lots and we had no issues finding a space.
As soon as we made our way from the parking lot the first thing we noticed was the giant Silos, they are so beautiful and the fact that all of this beauty is placed smack dab in the middle of downtown Waco made it even more fascinating.
The area overall was a little bit smaller than I had imagined in my mind but there was literally no detail left untouched. The buildings stood out with their stark white paint and black accents and the green plants and grass made everything so gorgeous!
Honestly, I knew it would be beautiful but it is hard to describe just how beautiful everything truly was.
Once we were inside we headed straight for the #milestomagnolia sign and had our picture taken by some lovely ladies that were also there visiting.
Next, we made our way around to the lounge area outside and let me tell you, they really went through a lot to make sure everyone had a place to sit and relax.
There were bean bad lounge chairs covering the grounds with people everywhere just enjoying time with their loved ones. They built a set of giant swing sets that were a very hot commodity because they stayed full.
One really cool thing that I saw was dogs everywhere, so if you’d like to bring the pooch along, feel free. This cute little guy seemed to be really enjoying himself.
The entire perimeter is lined with food trucks that serve things like hot dogs and gourmet grilled cheese. They also had several desert and coffee trucks for those with a sweet tooth.
The restrooms even looked like something you would want to live in y’all!
After we walked around for a while outside checking out all of the awesomeness we headed inside to do what I came to do, SHOP! Wayne on the other hand pretty much hates it but he didn’t complain much.
The store is truly a work of art and just being inside was so inspiring, the set up was amazing and you actually felt like you were in someone’s house. Between the wood detail and the beautiful lighting, I literally could’ve just stayed there all day long.
The items were priced exactly the same as the online shop so if you’d like to get an idea of how much you may spend head over and check out the website.
One thing I will say is to expect a crowd, no matter what! We spoke with one of the employees and she informed us that it was pretty much packed every day with Saturdays being the busiest. We arrived later in the afternoon and she told us that earlier in the day you could barely walk through the store because there were so many people.
Next up was the bakery…. Unfortunately, the line was really long (wrapped down the street) and we only had about thirty minutes before six o’clock closing time so we skipped the cupcakes. After talking to my dad I really regret not trying to make it inside because according to him they are to die for!
The entire experience was amazing and it is something we will never forget. Not only was it memorable because it was our first time there but it was one of the only times Wayne and I have been on a trip, alone.
So time for the big question, was it worth the drive? Yes! I would totally do it again in a heartbeat and the place had such a wonderful vibe that I could have just stayed there and been cool with it. 🙂
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If you are as obsessed with decor and interior design as much as I am or you just love the show I definitely recommend at least one visit because it sure was a lot of fun. But try to soak up every second because after we left it almost felt like it never happened, maybe because I was on such an excitement high the entire time.
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