If you’re at all like me, you’ve been intently watching each new brilliant makeover given to the homes of Waco, and have been completely infatuated by the insane design skills of the Chip and Joanna power couple. Ever since they opened the Silos, it has been on my Bucket List to join the millions of fans who have gone before me and tour the amazing Magnolia metropolis in Waco, TX. It did not disappoint.
As we sacheted ourselves into the line at the Magnolia Bakery, we just so happened upon a few of the Dugger girls from the popular TLC TV show, 19 Kids and Counting. A random mom walking by had stopped and asked them for a photo. So I took advantage of moment, and politely asked for a group photo myself. Random, but super sweet girls.
We enjoyed some time indulging in our cupcakes on the outdoor patio area. This was still kind of a blur to me, because I just couldn’t believe I was actually there. After we licked our fingers clean of icing, we spent some time exploring the grounds. There is a super cute little gardening store where you can buy packets of seeds and such. The garden area leads into the main recreational area where they have turf grass and comfy bean bag chairs to sit in. A lot of it is geared toward the kiddos, but very functional nonetheless.
There were a few food trucks there that day, but not many. We didn’t try any of the food, but they really make for a great atmosphere. The Magnolia Market was gigantic. Almost overwhelming. I’m not a huge shopper. So when I walked in, I just got way overwhelmed. I literally spent 5-10 minutes walking around and then came right back out. haha! Joanna had cute stations set up everywhere (just as she mentions in her Magnolia Story book). She truly knows how to create an experience. Things were hanging from the ceiling and everything.
It’s probably a good thing that we were on a super tight budget or else I probably would have just went crazy in there. Overall, it was a great experience to check off that Bucket List. Jon was a super good sport about it as I know he doesn’t really follow their work much.
For all you Magnolia-lovin’ ladies out there, I would say it’s definitely a great experience. The prices are high, as to be expected, but Joanna is the master of creating experiences. If I could go back, I’d probably spend my time chowing down on their amazing cupcakes! Don’t pass up those sweet pastries! You’ll be sorry you did.