Our Trip To Magnolia!

December 27, 2018

If you’ve followed me for any period of time, then you probably know I have a deep love for all things Fixer Upper! I’ve wanted to visit Magnolia Farms in Waco, Texas for years now. On our cross country trip, it worked out perfectly to stop in and spend two days with some friends we have in the area. They were so gracious hosts, and it was so NICE to have space to spread out after sleeping in hotels four days straight with two kids and dog.

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Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Magnolia: (I’m going to also do a Waco Round Up Post Soon!)

It was surprisingly kid friendly. — we were a little worried the boys would be bored, but they really had a great time checking out the open space filled with toys and plenty of room to run. They made fast friends with other kids. Magnolia table restaurant had kid friendly meal options, coloring pages, and small cookie boxes.

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I got a ton of inspiration from the store-
I loved visiting the store and seeing how they styled things.  Sometimes, I see things but have no clue what to do with them.  It was really nice to see how they designed things around what they had in their store.

The food trucks were all so delicious– We tested out every food truck between our group, everyone got a little bit here and then and we shared. I was really pleased with the food there. Get the sweet tea at Alabama Sweet Tea, it comes in a beautiful mason jar that you get to keep! I’ve been drinking water from mine every day, because it keeps me accountable.

If you don’t have a lot of space in your car– Order items online and ship to your house.

Practical Suggestions For Visiting:  If you can manage it, go on a Tuesday.  We didn’t encounter a single line all day!  Everyone kept telling us that Tuesday is generally a slower paced day.  

Have an early breakfast at Magnolia Table. The food was so good!!! We got the Eggs Benedict and it was truly the most delicious biscuit I have ever eaten in my life. [Grab a coffee to go and head over to the silos area! Don’t forget they are closed on Sunday.]

Get your desserts first– Make your first stop to the Silos Bakery, because that place does get a lot of activity once people start pouring in for the day. We just got a bunch of cupcakes and then put them in the car. If you’re going on a hot day, then maybe bring a cooler with an ice pack so they don’t melt?

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Bring your camera- This might go without saying, but there’s a lot of photography worthy spots there. So, make sure you’ve got everything you need for getting beautiful photos.

Have a lot of fun- we had an incredible day visiting Magnolia and exploring Waco. We visited the Harp Design Co.

PS- Waco is super dog friendly! Stay tuned for a future post, because I’ll be breaking down everything you need when planning your trip to Waco! It is really a neat, small city!

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